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Senior Pakistani TV journalist Hamid Mir shot at in Karachi #WTFnews

World | Press Trust of India | Updated: April 19, 2014 19:31 IST   Karachi:  Senior Pakistani TV journalist Hamid Mir, who faced threats from Taliban and other terror groups, was today shot at in Karachi by four unidentified motorcycle-borne gunmen near a bridge… Continue Reading →

Indian hunts for Facebook lover in Pak, vanishes in Taliban land

Dhananjay Mahapatra,TNN | Feb 25, 2014, 05.09 AM IST Fifteen months ago Hamid Nehal Ansari, a graduate from Mumbai, took a flight to Kabul and sneaked into Pakistan to meet a girl he had met on the internet and fallen in love… Continue Reading →

Open letter to all Speakers at #THiNK2013, Goa, actually the #STiNK2013

Dear Speaker  We understand that you are scheduled to speak at the ‘Think ‘13 Festival’ being organized by Tehelka at the Grand Hyatt, Bambolim, Goa from 8th to 10th November 2013.   We bring to your kind attention the following brief facts regarding the… Continue Reading →

#India – Tehelka’s #THiNK2013 – The Unbearable Stench of Blood Money is #STiNK2013 #mustread

    JOIN US WHEREIS THIS STINK FEST YAAR STiNK2013 – The Unbearable Stench of Blood Money   When the fourth estate is peddled like real estate, when journalism and dirty business collude, and when Orwellian ‘doublethink’ becomes the way… Continue Reading →

Indian diarist Sushmita Banerjee shot dead in Afghanistan #Taliban

Sushmita Banerjee Ms Banerjee wrote a best-selling memoir about her life in Afghanistan BBC An Indian woman, who wrote a popular memoir about her escape from the Taliban, has been shot dead in Afghanistan by suspected militants, police say. Sushmita… Continue Reading →

Taliban-style edict for women spreads alarm in Afghan district #Vaw

By Rob Taylor and Folad Hamdard KABUL/DEH SALAH, Afghanistan | Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:44am EDT (Reuters) – One of Afghan President Hamid Karzai‘s main religious advisers will not overturn a decree issued by clerics in the north reimposing Taliban-style curbs on women,… Continue Reading →

Malala Yousafzai invokes Mahatma Gandhi in her UN speech

The poster by Amir Rizvi   United Nations: Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousafzai, in her first public speech at the United Nations since being shot in the head by the Taliban, has said she is inspired by Mahatama Gandhi‘s path… Continue Reading →

Afghan MPs block divisive women’s rights law #WTFnews

Legislation was approved by President Karzai in 2009, but stalled by conservative MPs who deemed it un-Islamic. Last Modified: 18 May 2013 14:27 President Hamid Karzai approved the law by decree in 2009, but it needs parliamentary approval [Reuters] Afghanistan’s parliament… Continue Reading →

‘First’ Afghan female rapper seeks reason with rhymes #Womenrights #Vaw

By AFP Published: January 3, 2013 Soosan Feroz practicing with Afghan pop musician Farid Rastagar at a recording studio in Kabul. PHOTO: AFP KABUL: Sporting a long leather coat and western jeans under a headscarf, Soosan Feroz looks like many modern women… Continue Reading →

Suspect’s sister apologizes for shooting of Malala

Source: Independent | Andrew Buncombe The sister of a man suspected of being involved in the shooting of the Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai has apologised for the attack, saying her brother has brought shame upon the family. In an… Continue Reading →

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