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I am happy that truth has come out: Pachauri Cleared of financial wrongdoing, R K Pachauri, who heads the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change, is weighing reforms put forth by a UN-ordered probe.
You have emerged unscathed out of the accusations about your role as chairman of the IPCC... - Anything in the UN probe report you completely or partly disagree with?
They have talked about quantifying uncertainties. To some extent, we are doing that, though not perfectly. But the issue is that in some cases, you really don't have a quantitative base by which you can attach a probability or a level of uncertainty that defines things in quantitative terms. And there, let's not take away the importance of expert judgment. And that is something the report has missed or at least not pointed out. (Times of India)
55% of Holland below sea? IPCC got this wrong too The Netherlands has asked the UN climate change panel to explain an inaccurate claim in a landmark 2007 report that more than half the country was below sea level, the Dutch government said on Friday.
According to Dutch authorities, only 26% of the country is below sea level, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will be asked to account for its figures, environment ministry spokesman Trimo Vallaart said.
The incident may cause further embarrassment for the IPCC, which recently admitted that a claim in the same report that global warming could melt Himalayan glaciers by 2035 was wrong. (Times of India)
CIA paid millions of dollars to ISI since 9/11: Report accounting for as much as one-third of the foreign spy agency's annual budget, says a media report. - The ISI is a highly compartmentalised intelligence service, with divisions that sometimes seem at odds with one another. Units that work closely with the CIA are walled off from a highly secretive branch that has directed insurgencies in Afghanistan and Kashmir, the Los Angeles Times report said. (Times of India)
Inquiry into blasts a ludicrous diversion: Blair British Prime Minister Tony Blair has rejected demands for a government inquiry into Thursday's multiple bomb attacks on London, even as police and security services pinned their hopes on a quick breakthrough in the search for the culprits while an anguished city defiantly returned to work against all odds.
On Monday, police said they believed almost all the fatalities had been identified by name, perpetrators, thereby ruling out raging speculation one or more suicide bombers was among the dead.
With London remaining on its very highest state of alert, Downing Street officials said on Monday that Blair had dismissed demands for an inquiry from the main opposition Conservative Party. Blair believed an inquiry into the attacks would be a "ludicrous diversion", they said. (Times of India)
India helped FBI trace ISI-terrorist links while the pakistani inter services public relations claimed that former isi director-general lt-gen mahmud ahmad sought retirement after being superseded on monday, the truth is more shocking. top sources confirmed here on tuesday, that the general lost his job because of the "evidence" india produced to show his links to one of the suicide bombers that wrecked the world trade centre. the us authorities sought his removal after confirming the fact that $100,000 were wired to wtc hijacker mohammed atta from pakistan by ahmad umar sheikh at the instance of gen mahumd. senior government sources have confirmed that india contributed significantly to establishing the link between the money transfer and the role played by the dismissed isi chief. (Times of India)
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