Monthly Archives: August 2011

10 killed in powerful blast outside Quetta mosque

A suicide blast destroyed Eid day peace in Quetta on Wednesday, Aug 31, killing at least 10 people. As many as 22 persons were injured in the blast on Gulistan Road in the Murriabad area of the city, local police … Continue reading

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Britain Burns: Riots Do and Do Not Hurt Images

By ALLABAKSH While it will sound distasteful to the ‘broad-minded’, a comparison over the after-effects of a riot in a country like Britain, still assumed to be a supper power and enjoying an exalted status with four other similar powers … Continue reading

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Repression in Balochistan – ‘brutal and inhuman’: Report

By Ali Ismail Human Rights Watch (HRW) has come out with a  devastating exposure of the brutal and inhumane tactics Pakistan’s military and security agencies are using  in the country’s poorest province. The 132-page report documents the widespread use of … Continue reading

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China’s train crash evolves into a political crisis

The rail crash prompted warnings of the political danger of the country’s deep social divide.  It is seen as a “highly symbolic” of the current “blind faith” in rapid growth process  “dominated by a minority of the people and powerful … Continue reading

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Nepal PM dares Party, recasts Cabinet*

By M Rama Rao “In any normal democracy, it is the prime minister’s prerogative to pick and chose his ministers. But, Nepal is not a normal democracy. In fact, it is taking baby steps in democracy. More over even in … Continue reading

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