Taking on the Shiv Sena for opposing
the Jaitapur nuclear project, Maharashtra Industries Minister
Narayan Rane on Thursday alleged that 11 corporate houses have
offered Rs 500 crore to the party to get it scuttled.
Pak`s intelligence agencies were "caught unawares" by a series of India`s Nuke
tests in May 1998 despite claims of having informants in
"almost every house" near the test site at Pokhran, nuclear
scientist AQ Khan has said.
India and Japan will hold the
fourth strategic dialogue on Saturday when Japanese Foreign
Minister Katsuya Okada arrives here, during which the two
sides will discuss a wide gamut of issues, including civil nuclear cooperation.
Pakistan believes that
nuclear weapons are its "crown jewels" and a deterrent against
India, a top US military official has said, even as he
expressed deep concern over the safety of the nukes in the
A US senator on Thursday postponed a trip
to Myanmar, saying it is a bad time to visit because of new
allegations that its military regime is collaborating with
North Korea to develop a nuclear program.
Ahead of a major NPT
review conference, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has pushed
for disarmament, boosting the anti-proliferation regime and
the resolution of the West Asian nuclear issue, involving Iran
China on Tuesday said it will continue
to press for a diplomatic solution to resolve the Iranian
nuclear issue and gave no sign of giving up its opposition to
US-backed move to impose fresh UN sanctions on Tehran.