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Topic - Pranab Mukherjee
India executed the lone surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai terror attack early Wednesday, four years after Pakistani gunmen blazed through India's financial capital, killing 166 people and throwing relations between the nuclear-armed neighbors into a tailspin.
Two Americans were among three foreign civilian contractors working for NATO killed Sunday when a man in an Afghan security force uniform turned his weapon on them, an Afghan official said.
Thousands of additional police officers are being dispatched to combat religious extremism and other security concerns in China's volatile, heavily Muslim northwestern region of Xinjiang, state media reported Monday.
The parliament of the world's largest democracy has been deadlocked for nearly three weeks as Indian lawmakers have bickered over a probe of a $40 billion telecom scandal.
India's parliament is deadlocked over a bill that would limit how much foreign companies would pay to victims of a nuclear accident, as the U.S. and India move forward with a deal to help produce atomic energy in the subcontinent's growing economy.
The Bush administration, in a major concession aimed at saving a civilian nuclear-energy deal with India, has agreed to help New Delhi secure fuel for its reactors, even if it conducts another atomic test, diplomats and knowledgeable nonproliferation specialists said yesterday.
"I express deep gratitude to the people for electing me to this high office," Mr. Mukherjee said, ensuring he would try to justify the people’s trust.
"It is not possible for India to take any decision to reduce the import from Iran drastically because, after all, the countries which can provide the requirement of the emerging economy, Iran is an important country amongst them," Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee told reporters Sunday in Chicago.