India,Pak extend n-risk reduction pact

India,Pak extend n-risk reduction pact

Written by Express News Service | Published:February 22, 2012 1:03 am

India and Pakistan said on Tuesday that they have extended the pact for ‘Reducing Risk from Accidents Relating to Nuclear Weapons’ for another five years.

The two countries decided to extend the validity of the agreement after it expired on Monday.

The decision was in line with an understanding reached during the sixth round of bilateral expert-level talks on nuclear confidence building measures held in Islamabad last year.

The agreement had come into force on February 21,2007,for an initial duration of five years.

Jewellery worth Rs 7 cr stolen from store in TN

Burglars broke into a leading jewellery chain’s store in Tiruppur late Monday night and decamped with nearly 40 kg of gold and diamond jewellery estimated to be worth Rs 7.12 crore.

The store is situated right opposite a police station.

The Alukkas Jewellery on Kumaran Road in Tiruppur was targeted by unidentified persons,who entered the building through a ventilator,the police said.

They then used a gas-cutter to cut through the iron grill and a wooden door to gain access to the store,said district Superintendent of Police V Balakrishnan.

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