July Month Articles
- WAF outraged at jirga's
judgment of stoning to death
- by Daily Times
Women's Action Forum (WAF) is outraged at reports of yet another "judgement
of stoning to death due to illicit relations", pronounced by a self-styled
jirga convened in Kala Dhaka, wherein it was alleged that a man and a
woman were seen walking together in a field in Madakhail. .....
- Norway bomb arrests linked
to US, British plots
- by Arab News
Three suspected Al-Qaeda members were arrested Thursday in a Norwegian
bomb plot linked to the same terrorist planners behind thwarted schemes
to blow up New York's subway and a British shopping mall. .....
- J&K turmoil: BJP blames
state govt for losing control
- by The Times of India
Opposition BJP on Thursday accused National Conference and PDP of indulging
in "competitive communalism" in Kashmir and also blamed the
Omar Abdullah government for losing control over the administration. .....
- Pakistani terror suspect
linked to New York plot held in UK
- by The Times of India
A Pakistani terror suspect, who was given permission to stay in the UK
on the ground that he might face torture in his homeland, has been arrested
on a US warrant for his alleged role in an al-Qaida bombing plot against
the New York subway and Manchester. .....
- U.S. Muslim Group Wants
- by Erick Stakelbeck
For most Americans, July is a time to celebrate their country's freedom
and independence. But one radical Islamist group will do the opposite
this month at a conference on U.S. soil. .....
- "Some incidents in
- by Special Correspondent
Even as the Army is on standby in trouble-torn Srinagar and adjoining
areas in the Kashmir Valley, indications are emerging that some incidents
of violence there was "planned and instigated." ....
- Hindu families evicted
for drinking water from mosque
- by Rabia Ali
As many as 60 Hindu men, women and children were forced into abandoning
their homes in Memon Goth and taking refuge in a cattle pen all because
of a boy from their community who drank water from a cooler placed outside
a mosque, police officials and community members told The News. ....
- Bali Cultural Center to
be built in India
- by The Jakarta Post
Bali Hindu Center will be built on a 2-hectare plot near the Ganges River
to allow visitors to learn more about the island's culture and religion.
- Punjab govt's inaction
against militants irks GHQ
- by Baqir Sajjad Syed
While public attention has been focused on the political barbs flying
between Islamabad and Lahore, behind the scenes the Pakistan Muslim League-N
has earned itself a new and very powerful adversary thanks to its inaction
against the 'Punjabi Taliban' -- the Pakistan Army. ....
- Al-Qaida bomb plot: 3 arrested
- by NDTV.com
Three suspected Al-Qaida members have been arrested in what Norwegian
and US officials say was a terrorist plot linked to similar plans in New
York and England. ....
- UK discovers jihad gene
- by Premen Addy
The unauthorised version of the British Labour Party's Book of Numbers
may well read: Old Labour begat New Labour and New Labour begat Rotten
- Great school robbery
- by Arindam Chaudhuri
As with other development initiatives of the Government, for instance
the national rural jobs scheme, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, meant to take education
to the masses, has turned out to be a massive scam with thousands of crores
of rupees being siphoned away. How long shall we live with such corruption?
- Islamabad denies fresh
ban order on Saeed's movements
- by Rezaul H Laskar/ M Zulqernain
Pakistani authorities on Tuesday said no fresh order has been issued to
ban militant groups working under new names or to impose curbs on foreign
travel by individuals like JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, though action will be
taken only if evidence is found against them. .....
- CM sanctions 113 posts
in Sanskrit colleges
- by Staff Writer
To give more prominence to Sanskrit, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh
Pokhariyal Nishank today sanctioned creation of 113 posts on government
grant basis in 11 non-government Sanskrit institutions in the state. .....
- Afghan Sikhs: forgotten
- by Nushin Arbabzadah
They suffered under the mujahideen and the Taliban - but Afghan Sikhs
still feel a strong bond with the country .....
- Chinese Islamic militants
setting up bases in Pakistan
- by The Pioneer
An increasing number of militants of the East Turkistan Islamic Movement
fighting for separation of China's Muslim majority Xinjiang province were
"fleeing to Pakistan and settling down there for future plots,"
a state-run newspaper reported on Sunday. .....
- Jamaat-ud-Dawa a terror
outfit, admits Pakistan
- by The Hindustan Times
Declaring Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) as a terror outfit, Pakistani authorities
have formed special task forces to crack down on 16 radical groups, including
the Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT), in the wake of the suicide attack on the Data
Darbar shrine. .....
- Curfew lifted, Valley peaceful
- by Khursheed Wani
Life returned to normal in Kashmir on Sunday after prolonged spells of
curfew and separatist-sponsored strikes, with exception of southern Anantnag
district, where curfew was reimposed following protests against the recent
killing of civilians. .....
- In a Sacred Italian Race,
Some Bristle at the Prize
- by Gaia Pianigiani
No horse race is more sacred in Italy than the Palio, which traces its
lineage back 700 years. This year, however, the hotly contested chase
has taken an unexpectedly ecumenical - and disputed - twist. .....
- Twin cause for futile parleys
- by SK Shah
This refers to the article "Dialogue of the deaf" (July 1).
Reciprocity is a sine qua non for successful diplomacy but when it comes
to Pakistan this principle is frequently forgotten. .....
- Calcutta HC holds reservation
on religious grounds unconstitutional
- by Press Trust of India
Calcutta High Court today declared as unconstitutional reservation on
religious grounds while allotting flats built by a government agency.
A Division Bench of Chief Justice Mr JN Patel and Mr Justice B Bhattacharjee
held that there was no provision for reservation on religious grounds
in the Constitution on hearing a PIL. ....
- 42 killed in suicide mblasts
- by The Pioneer
At least 42 people, including women and children, were killed and 180
others injured when three suicide bombers struck in quick succession at
a famous Sufi shrine packed with thousands of worshippers here, the latest
in a wave of terror attacks that have rocked Pakistan. .....
- It takes two hands to clap:
- by Our Political Bureau, New Delhi/Srinagar
J&K CM Says Forces Can't Be Expected To Show Restraint Constantly
In View Of Stone-Pelting; Centre Believes Anti-National Elements Exploiting
Situation In Valley .....
- US aid fuels dangerous
deal in Pakistan
- by Selig S. Harrison
WITH ONE hand, Pakistan scoops up its multiplying millions in US aid.
With the other, it buys nuclear reactors from China that will give it
the capability to add 24 nuclear weapons per year to its estimated existing
arsenal of 70 to 90. .....
- 15,000 pilgrims start this
year's Amarnath yatra
- by The Times of India
The annual Amarnath pilgrimage in Jammu and Kashmir kicked off on Thursday
with over 15,000 pilgrims beginning the climb to the cave shrine dedicated
to the Hindu god Shiva. .....
- SFI a gang of street goons,
- by Express news service
India (CSI), the second largest Christian sect in the country after the
Roman Catholics, Sunday called the CPM's student wing Students Federation
of India (SFI) "a gang of street goons". .....
- Probe into Hindu statues'
- by Correspondent
The representatives of Pakistan Hindu Council (PHC), while demanding probe
into the desecration of the statues of the Hindu gods at Tharparkar temple,
have appealed to the government to expose the elements that have been
targeting the minority community. .....
- Emergency: The Darkest
Period in Indian Democracy
- by Avneesh Arputham
History bares testimony to the fact that great nations face grave crises.
In 1933, the United States was struck by the great depression, which exposed
the fallacies of the market economy. .....