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Hurt and angry Pakistan lashes out; says won’t send Jihadis to attack US anymore

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Pakistan government is planning to stop all planned and unplanned terror attacks directed against US interests around the world in the wake of US President Donald Trump's remarks warning Islamabad against providing safe havens to terrorists, according to a media report and other sources.

Pakistan’s Don News reported that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Pak army chief Javed Bhajwa met yesterday to discuss ways to get back at US and to “teach Trump a lesson” for degrading Pakistanis. After the meeting, Javed Bhajwa issued an email memo to the ISI with a BCC to listterrorpak asking all terror groups to stop targeting US interests till such a time that US apologizes to it.

“Pakistan is a proud nation and we have been involved in shaping US destiny and this is the way we are being repaid. Our state sponsored citizens have worked hard to destabilize US through the first wave of World Trade Center bombings and later through 9/11 lead highjacker Atta and others and in many other …

Chandigarh boy appointed planetary protection officer by NASA

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Close on the heels of a Chandigarh boy making it to Google HQ and back in a span of 24 hours, another boy from the city has made the country proud. Antariksh Sharma, a student of DAB school of fine arts has been appointed planetary protection officer by none other than the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

It may be remembered that on July 13, NASA announced that they are hiring a "planetary protection officer," whose chief responsibilities would include protecting our beloved planet from the alien menace. Antariksh was apparently selected based on his amazing background which includes being able to name many stars in the night sky simply with the help of Google Sky. He can also look at the night sky and tell if the sky is cloudy or not.

Needless to say his parents are extremely excited. Father Sharma ji said “he was always into space. In the fights he used to pick up with his peers here, he always used to ask them to give him space and it was then that …

Images from Pakistan -

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Live images from Pakistan's 9th International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS)





US all set to export F35 jets to China

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In the latest blow to the much maligned F-35 program, engineers have uncovered a slew of flaws during extensive testing of the newest versions of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a Pentagon report said, adding to a litany of issues including software bugs, technical glitches. But a source within the Pentagon speaking on condition partial anonymity, told us that US has now decided to finally take the project to completion that too in a manner that "you wouldn't have expected".

"US is offering F-35 fighters to nations that are less than friends such as China and Iran. I was part of a snack hour meeting yesterday where we decided to do this. F-35s would make the enemy more vulnerable in the air and we will exploit that vulnerability to our advantage. They are getting ready to offer it to everyone including Russia," said Bill, a Flight Systems Specialist at DARPA.

China, it may be remembered has its own 5th Gen jet copied from the F-35. In fact, China had approached L…

Pak PM Sharif raises Kashmir issue with a burger vendor, gets thrashed

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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif raised the Kashmir plebiscite issue with a hamburger vendor outside the United Nations Headquarter building in New York. The move follows the failure of an attempt made by the Pakistani UN delegation to raise the issue with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who said that he was sick and tired of Pakistanis humming the Kashmir tune for the zillionth time.

Ki-moon was apparently so angry that as soon as Sharif uttered the Kashmir word, he threw a vase at the Pakistani PM and asked him to leave the building. From Ki-moon's office to the cab Sharif took, he tried to raise Kashmir issue with everyone he met including the lift supervisor and the bell boy. Each of them asked Sharif to mind his own business.

Exasperated, Sharif finally caught hold of the hamburger guy outside the building and started talking about the need for self-determination for Kashmiris. The burger guy thrashed Sharif after stuffing a huge burger in his mouth. Sharif rolled over a…

Irridium found in Volkswagen exhaust: Maggi Lab

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Uttar Pradesh Food Safety and Drug Administration (FSDA) lab alias Maggi labs which had tested the Maggi samples that were found to contain an unacceptable level of lead, has now said that it has found traces of
Iridium in the exhaust of Volkswagen cars it tested. The tests were done by the lab out of curiosity and because the lab had run out of noodle brands to test. The test results will be placed in public domain this weekend after the government studies it, said L D Kumar, Head of Virtual and Invasive Testing at FSDA.

"This is indeed a rare instance of an element common among extra-terrestrial bodies being found in automobile exhaust. We have no idea as to how a rare element found its way into the automobile. It could have come from the fuel or the polymer lining the fuel tank. I am not going to speculate at this point especially since you are only a blog and not a newspaper, I will indulge in more speculation tonight on Newshour with Goswami," L D Kumar said.

As soon …

Power situation in Bangalore goes from grim to "whatever is worse than grim"

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Bangalore, according to our correspondent, is so dark during night that the sale of telescopes has shot up 160 percent in the city in the last two days alone. This is not to mention the mushrooming of many astronomy clubs in the city. With little light, the night sky appears bright with many constellations visible to the naked sky like never before and astronomy buffs are lapping it all up.

How did all this happen, you ask and here is the story. Bangalore is the only metro in India that has to bear over 5 powerless hours every single day. The situation is so bad that a few days back, a few Bangalore citizens promised to be more civic minded, if they were given more electricity and less powercuts.

"I admit the power situation has gone from grim to whatever is worse than grim. But I assure you, the situation will improve soon as we are negotiating purchase of 8000 MW of power from North Korea. Once this power arrives, powercuts will be history and I will be able to watch various …