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International News on October 12, 2012

  • Attack on young activist Malala Yousafzai is a wake up call, says Pakistani foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar.
  • Pakistan police arrested a number of suspects in the attack on Malala Yousafzai and two other girls. The two gunmen who staged the attack were not among the arrested.
  • The United Nations has said child marriages in India were on the decline among young girls. However, they added that the progress is not sufficient. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has announced it will invest an addition $20 million over the next five years.
  • Strong earthquake hits Indonesia. No warning of Tsunami issued.
  • Clashes between ruling Muslim Brotherhood and the Opposition parties erupted at the Tahrir Square leaving hundreds injured. The clashes were erupted when supporters of President Mohammad Morsi tore down a stage belonging to ex-presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi's Popular Current.
  • JuD leader Hafiz Mohammad Saeed approaches the Lahore High Court seeking a directive to the Pakistani government to approach the International Court of Justice against the anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims.

  • Polaris Appoints Jitin Goyal as President and Head of Worldwide Sales and Account Management
    Polaris Financial Technology Ltd. (POLS.BO), a leading global Financial Technology Company, today announced Jitin Goyal as President and Head of Worldwide Sales and Account Management. Prior to this role, Jitin served as a Consultant and Senior Anchor for the Strategic Outsourcing Business at Polaris. In the new role, Jitin will report into the Chairman & CEO, Arun Jain Business Wire India

    Napa Valley First International Wine Region to Receive Landmark Protection in China
    The People's Republic of China has announced that Napa Valley has been recognized with Geographic Indication (GI) status in that country. Napa Valley is the first region outside of China to be so recognized with this designation Business Wire India

    CISAC Announces the Fourth World Creators Summit: Create, Connect, Respect June 4 & 5, 2013, Washington, DC
    Today CISAC (International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers) announced the fourth biennial World Creators Summit - Create, Connect, Respect, which will be held June 4-5, 2013, in Washington, DC (USA). Business Wire India

    KBR Selected as a Prime Contractor for Major Army Logistics Program, EAGLE
    KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced today that it was selected as one of the prime contractors on the Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise (EAGLE) program issued by the U.S. Army Materiel Command. Business Wire India

    J.P. Morgan Appointed Depositary Bank for Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal ADR Program
    J.P. Morgan has been appointed depositary bank for a new Level 1 American Depositary Receipt (“ADR”) program following the October 1 merger of Nippon Steel Corporation and Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd to form Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, or NSSMC. Business Wire India

    Panasonic to Broadcast Live a Total Solar Eclipse Using Only Solar Power. From Australia to the World!
    On the morning of November 14th, 2012, the North of Australia will witness a total solar eclipse. Panasonic, using only its HIT® solar panels and lithium ion batteries for storage, will produce a live broadcast of this incredible and dramatic spectacle of the heavens live via USTREAM. Business Wire India

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