No-Fly List More Than Doubles, India Bounds Ahead in Clean Tech Funding | Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, 2012

Sahara Force India and the new VJM05. (Photo:

Sahara Force India and the new VJM05. (Photo:

Life moves fast. News moves faster. A new Indian Formula 1 car, Kashmir talks on hold and an attempt to strengthen ties between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

On the list The United States government’s infamous “no-fly list” now features 21,000 names, more than double the number listed a year ago. Of the suspected terrorists listed, 500 are Americans. [TIME]

May the force be with you Formula 1 racers have a new toy to lust after: Sahara Force India revealed the VJM05 Friday. The team plans to use this car to “challenge for fifth place.” [Hindustan Times]

Talks on hold United Nations Security Council President Adlai Stevenson announced Thursday the Kashmir issue would be tabled until March, after the Indian elections take place.  []

Cleaning up Investments in India’s clean technology sector in 2011 outstripped those of the rest of the world’s major economies. Last year’s promised funds totaled $10.3 billion. [The Guardian]

Strengthening ties In an effort to improve relations with Afghanistan, Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar visited with the former country’s President Hamid Karzai. She pledged Pakistan’s full support in pushing insurgents to peace. [VOA]

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