Strategic dialogue with Pak not at India's expense: US

March 21, 2010 11:30 am· Comments Off on Strategic dialogue with Pak not at India's expense: US 

By Lalit K Jha

WASHINGTON, March 20 — The US has made it clear that its first strategic dialogue with Pakistan next week is not being held at India's expense, even as it said it is "pleased" that army chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is part of Islamabad's delegation as there can be no such talks without the military participation.

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Naval cooperation will improve Pak-US ties, Pak Navy contributing to regional security: Admiral Noma

March 21, 2010 11:30 am· Comments Off on Naval cooperation will improve Pak-US ties, Pak Navy contributing to regional security: Admiral Noma 

WASHINGTON, March 20 — The Pakistan Navy is contributing vitally to security of the region through sustained fulfillment of its maritime responsibilities and closer cooperation between Pakistan and the United States that will further bolster bilateral relationship, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Noman Bashir said Friday.

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Pak-US strategic dialogue on March 24

March 21, 2010 11:30 am· Comments Off on Pak-US strategic dialogue on March 24 

ISLAMABAD, March 20 — Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan will be holding talks with the US on long term relations on March 24. Talking to a private news channel he said that "we have decided to advance the dialogue process keeping our future strategic interests in view including security, counter terrorism, economic development."

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Protesters' convoy moves out on Bangkok streets; Detours Siriraj Hospital

March 21, 2010 11:30 am· Comments Off on Protesters' convoy moves out on Bangkok streets; Detours Siriraj Hospital 

BANGKOK, March 20 — Anti-government protesters of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) early Saturday began their convoy of cars, pickups and motorcycles criss-crossing the Thai capital’s key streets, but adjusting plans at the last minute to avoid route near the hospital where the king is being treated.

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S. Korea, EU concerned over BHPB-Rio Tinto tie-up

March 21, 2010 11:30 am· 1 Comment 

SEOUL, March 20 — South Korea and the European Union on Friday expressed concern over an iron ore production tie-up between resource giants BHP Billiton (BHPB) and Rio Tinto at a meeting in Seoul, government officials said.

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Pacific Online Systems posts net income of P263M for 2009

March 21, 2010 11:30 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, March 21 – Gaming company Pacific Online Systems Corporation, in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, announced that its net income for 2009 amounted to P263 million or significantly higher than the P130 million posted the previous year.

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Vitali Klitschko says he wants Haye to win bout against Ruiz

March 21, 2010 11:30 am· Comments Off on Vitali Klitschko says he wants Haye to win bout against Ruiz 

MOSCOW, March 20 — Ukraine's WBC Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko said he wants David Haye of Britain to win in his title defense bout against mandatory challenger John Ruiz, the Telegraph reported.

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Cebu Archdiocese to join Earth Hour

March 21, 2010 11:30 am· Comments Off on Cebu Archdiocese to join Earth Hour 

CEBU CITY, March 21 — Parishes and church offices throughout Cebu Proince will switch off their lights for an hour on Saturday, March 27, to support Earth Hour, a worldwide effort to make people aware of climate change.

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Stress? Read this! (Feature)

March 21, 2010 11:30 am· Comments Off on Stress? Read this! (Feature) 

By Lady Marie Dela Torre

MANILA, March 20 — Have you been experiencing too much stress lately?

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(Metro News) Valenzuela hires 1,500 youths for summer work program

March 21, 2010 8:26 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Valenzuela hires 1,500 youths for summer work program 

MANILA, March 21 – The Valenzuela local government has hired 1,500 poor but highly qualified high school students for its summer work program this year.

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