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School of Hard Knocks - China’s Ivy League is no place for peasants.

@HKAdmin : 22-Aug-2010, 11:29 AM

And as the gap increases, poor peasants are becoming marginalized in higher education, closing off one of their best opportunities for advancement. The trend is particularly alarming in Tsinghua and Peking universities, known as China’s MIT and Harvard respectively for their places atop China’s academic totem pole.
Students enrolling in those schools (both of which have some 30,000 stud more...

India Tries Using Cash Bonuses to Slow Birthrates

@HKAdmin : 22-Aug-2010, 11:40 AM

It also will pay you.
“I want to tell you about our honeymoon package,” began Ms. Jadhav, an auxiliary nurse, during a recent house call on a new bride in this farming region in the state of Maharashtra. Ms. Jadhav explained that the district government would pay 5,000 rupees, or about $106, if the couple waited to have children. Waiting, she promised, would allow them time to finish th more...

Experience Isn’t Enough in Pakistani Flood Plain By CARLOTTA GALL

@HKAdmin : 22-Aug-2010, 11:51 AM

Within hours, 20 feet of water surged into this village on the night of Aug. 1 when the torrent in a nearby canal breached its walls and spilled across farmland and villages for miles. A local police constable raised the alarm and most people got out, wading through waist-high water, but three people — an elderly couple and a 13-year-old girl — died when their house collapsed on them, villag more...

Debts pushing Pakistan to the brink of ruin

@HKAdmin : 22-Aug-2010, 12:05 PM

Pakistan's already creaky economy has been pushed to the verge of ruin by the devastating floods of the past month. With foreign aid only now beginning to trickle in, the impoverished country has been forced to take out further loans while pleading for outstanding ones to be restructured.
Already burdened by heavy debt, the country's economy has suffered a major setback. Funds will have to more...

Four hurt in Rainawari, 15 injured at Chattabal one critical

@HKAdmin : 22-Aug-2010, 08:18 PM

Four people got hurt and all of them are out of danger,” he said.The area had been tense since morning when residents alleged that police and CRPF tried to launch a crackdown.

Firing at Chattabal, 15 injured; one critical
Srinagar, August 22 At least 15 people have got more...

NRKs pray for Kashmiris, stage protest outside White House

@HKAdmin : 22-Aug-2010, 08:24 PM

The march was led by the Kashmiri American youngsters, included Mujtaba Wani, Sanaa Naqash & Ehtisham Kayani.
The participants included people of all ages, representing both sides of the Cease-fire Line and others. The participants wanted to send a message to the world powers that the people of Kashmir still pin their hopes on United Nations. They see it working and they see it enforcin more...

@HKAdmin : 23-Aug-2010, 05:16 AM


Nuclear Liability Bill for IAEA’s compensation treaty, Lessons not leant from Chernobyl Disaster

@HKAdmin : 23-Aug-2010, 05:56 AM

New Delhi21/8/2010: British Petroleum (BP) is facing a bill of up to $34 billion from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster. After US senators demanded, the oil company deposited $20 billion (about Rs 92000 crores) into a ring-fenced account to meet escalating compensation costs but the way Indian legislators are agreeing to a Rs 1500 crore cap on nuclear disaster from large nuclear power plants more...

What You Will Not Hear About Iraq

@HKAdmin : 23-Aug-2010, 06:07 AM

UN-HABITAT, an agency of the United Nations, recently published a 218-page report entitled State of the World’s Cities, 2010-2011. The report is full of statistics on the status of cities around the world and their demographics. It defines slum dwellers as those living in urban centers without one of the following: durable structures to protect them from climate, sufficient living area, suffic more...

Obama’s Delusions: The Economy And Iraq By Shamus Cooke

@HKAdmin : 23-Aug-2010, 06:13 AM

Take for example the numbers of jobs lost in the last two months: 221,000 in June, 131,000 in July.
Instead of taking the drastic measures needed to stop the continued hemorrhaging, the President had this to say on August 5th:
“Even though it's going to take years to repair all the damage caused by this recession, I am absolutely convinced that this nation is finally headed in the ri more...

Pakistan's Floods: The Aftermath By Gulam Mitha

@HKAdmin : 23-Aug-2010, 06:19 AM

The floods have come on the heels of military operations in 2009 that have displaced about 2 million people in the northern regions where Pakistan is fighting America’s “war on terror” in return for aid that has only benefitted the politician feudal landlords, the super rich and armed forces. The nation is crushed under the weight of feudal democracy.
Several countries and charities h more...

Asian alternative cinema battles paucity of funds, platforms Madhusree Chatterjee

@HKAdmin : 23-Aug-2010, 07:24 AM

More than 50 filmmakers, scriptwriters, festival directors and cine activists from nearly 40 countries expressed concern over the poor promotion of alternative Asian cinema in mainstream forums at the festival-cum-conference of Asian cinema, '2010 Imaging Asia'.

The event was hosted by the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) and the Confederation of Indian Industr more...

Old age pensioners at "Mercy of God"

@HKAdmin : 27-Aug-2010, 12:27 AM

The pensioners of the state have been demanding an increase in the old age pension so that they can lead an honourable life.

One of the pensioners Milkhi Ram from Akhnoor talking to TNI stated that even this paltry pension is not provided to us in time. We have to visit many times to the banks and the office of the Social Welfare Department to enquire about the status of the pen more...

India Asks Google to Solve Kashmir Issue

@HKAdmin : 27-Aug-2010, 12:23 AM


“There had been media reports that Google Images had been depicting India’s international boundaries incorrectly. Upon learning this, minister of state for communications and IT Sachin Pilot instructed the department of information technology to inquire into the matter and to take necessary steps to ensure that the depiction is made accurate,” said a statement from Mr Pilot more...

SMC seizes vehicles carrying dead sheep, chicken

@HKAdmin : 27-Aug-2010, 12:20 AM

Health officer with the SMC, Dr Riyaz Ahmad, who led the team, said that a sizeable number of animals and birds were confiscated and later destroyed.

The team also visited Parimpora Fruit and Vegetable Mandi where it destroyed rotten fruits and vegetables.


CM recommends dismissal of R&B Minister

@HKAdmin : 27-Aug-2010, 12:20 AM

The Governor, however, is in Leh and the communication has been sent to him. Saroori was asked to resign in the wake of row over his alleged use of an impersonator for his daughter in the junior medical entrance examination.


Major reshuffle in police, bureaucracy

@HKAdmin : 26-Aug-2010, 11:54 PM

The changes were cleared at a cabinet meeting chaired by state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah here this evening. Verghese, Financial Commissioner (Home), was shifted as Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Tribunal. He has been replaced by B R Sharma who held the post of Power Secretary.

Rajendra, a 1984 batch IPS officer, who was heading the CID department of the state police, was shi more...

No power can permanently integrate JK with India, says NC MP

@HKAdmin : 26-Aug-2010, 11:52 PM

'Till you don't do that, no power in the world will make the state a permanent part of India,' Beg said during a parliamentary debate on the prevailing situation in the Kashmir Valley were 64 people have been killed since June 11.

Jammu and Kashmir, he said, acceded to India on the condition that its 'fully autonomous status' would not be tampered with.

'When Kashmir acc more...

India is written on every corner of our heart: Dr Farooq

@HKAdmin : 26-Aug-2010, 11:50 PM

“But today, I regret that when we open our hearts to you, you don't even recognize us. Every corner of our heart has India written over it. When we brought the autonomy resolution, I thought we will join hearts. But you let me down,” he said, referring to the National Conference's autonomy resolution of 2000 which was trashed by the then Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Dem more...

Oil tankers' associations call off strike

@HKAdmin : 26-Aug-2010, 11:47 PM

"All J&K Oil Tankers' Drivers & Cleaners Union (AJKOTDCU) and Oil Tankers Association (OTA) called off their strike after an intense negotiation with the state administration and fulfilment of their demand to meet Chief Minister Omar Abdullah," the Divisional Commissioner Jammu Pawan Kotwal said in a statement here. more...