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UN envoy says over 15,000 raped in eastern Congo

@HKAdmin : 16-Oct-2010, 08:44 AM

Meece told the UN Security Council that the "horrific" mass rapes in late July and early August by rebel militias in eastern Congo's mineral-rich Walikale region underscored the importance of protecting civilians.

But he told reporters after the briefing that it's impossible for 18,000 UN peacekeepers to protect all civilians in the area where armed groups are operating - an are more...

After peace prize, China targets winner's friends

@HKAdmin : 16-Oct-2010, 08:41 AM

Liu won the prize for his decades of promoting democratic change in China. He is serving an 11-year prison sentence for subversion.

Some of Liu's supporters say they received threatening phone calls from police before they released a letter yesterday calling for Liu to be freed.

Beijing police have not immediately responded today to a faxed question about the complaints of harass more...

Woman sets kids, herself ablaze

@HKAdmin : 16-Oct-2010, 08:38 AM

On seeing smoke emanating from Mungale's hutment, Vijay Gadve, a resident of the slum, called the neighbours and also informed the fire-brigade and police.

Senior inspector Rajkumar Gaikwad said that the neighbours were trying to douse the flames even before the police reached there. "They were pouring water after breaking the roof as the door of the house was locked from inside more...

Consensual flirting can get dangerous

@HKAdmin : 16-Oct-2010, 08:36 AM

Lisa Rundle, a former Penguin employee, recently crashed into our consciousness when she alleged that Indian publishing poster boy and novelist David Davidar sexually harassed her. In his defence, with blow by blow details of what-she-did and what-he-did, Davidar called their relationship a consensual flirtation. Have you been yo-yoing about which side to be on? Have you caught yourself more...

Mass versus Minarets: The Cordoba Controversy

@HKAdmin : 16-Oct-2010, 08:20 AM

For Fatima Moya, a 23-year-old hotel receptionist in Cordoba, it couldn't be more obvious: the 1,200-year-old building outside her window is a mosque.

Granted, a mahogany choir sits smack in the middle of it, along with all the other gilded trappings of a small cathedral, and the minaret is dressed up like a Baroque belfry.

But Ms Moya takes her breaks in the Moorish inn more...

Pakistan's literary boys' club

@HKAdmin : 16-Oct-2010, 08:12 AM

At last, Pakistan is writing, and people are taking notice. Pakistani novels have hit the tops of bestseller lists, been translated into dozens of languages, been shortlisted and awarded literary prizes that have made the publishing world and all lovers of literature acknowledge their abilities. British and American magazines are queuing up to celebrate the country's literary stars, pro more...

Railway announces cash rewards for CWG medal winners

@HKAdmin : 16-Oct-2010, 08:09 AM

This will be in addition to the rewards given by Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) which will be Rs five lakh for Gold, Rs 3 lakh for Silver and Rs 2 lakh for Bronze, along with a promotion or increment in service, they added.

Out of the 101 medals won by India in the Games, Railway players have won a total of 25 medals, which include 13 Gold, 3 Silver and 9 Bronze medals. more...

Dalits fined for fighting for water with Muslims in Bikaner

@HKAdmin : 16-Oct-2010, 08:04 AM

“We were drinking water from the public tap used by our Meghwal caste,” Beer Balram said. “Gheesu Khan (another villager) was filling his pots nearby. Some water splashed on to his pots and he started fighting with us. He then called the sarpanch, Gope Khan, who fined us R15,000 each.”

When the Dalit community protested, some members were allegedly roughed up by Gheesu K more...

Hurriyat (G) issues fresh calendar; no strike on 17, 20, 24 October

@HKAdmin : 15-Oct-2010, 06:44 PM

The amalgam has also called for “Palhalan Challo” on October 18.

Fri, 15 Oct 2010 16:49:17 IST


Withdrawn enough troops from Jammu, more can’t leave: Army

@HKAdmin : 15-Oct-2010, 10:26 AM

Pointing out that there has been spurt in infiltration attempts from across the Line of Control (LoC) during the past several months, General Officer Commanding of 16 Corps Lt General Rameshwar Roy, said that “there will be no withdrawal of troops in areas South of Pir Panjal until there is further improvement in situation.”

“There has already been enough withdrawal of tro more...

Kashmir students meet Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi

@HKAdmin : 15-Oct-2010, 10:21 AM

The group is on a study tour of Gujarat, as part of the J&K students taken on excursion of different states under the aegis of Indian Army’s ‘Sadbhavna Project’. The students were greatly impressed by the Gujarat’s progress and Mr. Narendra Modi, providing able leadership to the government more...

Shashi Tharoor expects Pakistan to raise Kashmir issue in UN Assembly

@HKAdmin : 15-Oct-2010, 10:19 AM

“You know they have raised it in the General Assembly opening speech the general debate and therefore the risk of raising it again is certainly very much present,” said Tharoor on Wednesday.

He further talked about IPL issue asking Rendezvous Sports World-led consortium members to compromise and sort out issues as directed by the BCCI.

“Whatever happened in my own more...

Shutdown, restrictions, protests mark another day in Kashmir

@HKAdmin : 15-Oct-2010, 10:17 AM


According to a local news gathering agency Press Bureau of India , at least seven people, one among them was critically injured when Army opened fire upon pro-freedom demonstrators in Nadihal area of Rafiabad in Baramulla district this evening.

The trouble started when a patrolling party of Army’s 32 RR confronted the pro-freedom demonstrators ne more...

Committee formed to weed out corrupt, inefficient officers

@HKAdmin : 15-Oct-2010, 10:15 AM

According to a government order, Chief Secretary S S Kapur shall be the Chairman of the Committee with Chairman of JK. Special Tribunal as its member and Secretary of General Administration Department as member-secretary. The Committee shall make recommendations to the state government within a month, the order said.

The Committee will secure necessary inputs from Vigilance Commissione more...

Stocking of essential items completed in Ladakh region

@HKAdmin : 15-Oct-2010, 10:06 AM

"Winter stocking of essential commodities, food grains, petroleum products and construction material in twin districts of Leh and Kargil has been almost completed," an official spokesman said after a high-level meeting chaired by Ladakh Affairs Minister Abdul Rahim Rather on Wednesday.

The spokesman said 16,313 metric tonnes of rice, wheat (16,215 mt) and sugar (1242 mt) have been sto more...

India worried over China’s new J&K line

@HKAdmin : 15-Oct-2010, 10:05 AM

China is already in possession of 38,000 sq km of the Ladakh region in J&K. Islamabad has ceded another 5,000 sq km of territory from the part of the state that is under Pakistan’s control. The latest Chinese moves in Kashmir suggest that Beijing is trying to make it a “tripartite issue”, the sources said.

In the past, Chinese position used to be similar to that of all more...

Kashmir interlocutors: Valley disappointed

@HKAdmin : 15-Oct-2010, 09:59 AM

The Home Ministry chose eminent journalist Dilip Padgaonkar, Information Commissioner M M Ansari and academician Professor Radha Kumar as interlocutors in the Jammu and Kashmir dialogue process, sources say.

The Central government appointed the three-member team of interlocutors to be headed by senior journalist Dilip Padgaonkar.

Dileep Padgaonkar said, "It’s an advant more...

The 'untouchable' Indians with an unenviable job

@HKAdmin : 15-Oct-2010, 08:07 AM

There is an infectious, impassioned enthusiasm about Bezwada Wilson that is hard to ignore. He laughs, he smiles. He frowns too, but soon he is smiling again. And yet things might have been very different. When he was aged 18, he came very close to taking his own life. The thing that led him to the very edge was the discovery of what his parents really did to scrape together a living.


Commonwealth Games 2010 finish with India triumphant

@HKAdmin : 15-Oct-2010, 07:49 AM

With India pushing England into third place in the medals tally when badminton champion Saina Nehwal won a gold, and with no major catastrophe marring the competition, the view among spectators and officials in the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium was that the Games had been a triumph, projecting India as an emerging power on the world stage.

"The Commonwealth Games have been perfectly flawle more...

The Nine Most Common Myths About Bullying

@HKAdmin : 15-Oct-2010, 07:32 AM

A tragic cascade of bullying-related suicides has American parents up in arms, sometimes literally. With the national spotlight focused on the issue, everyone has an opinion about bullying and its causes. As an educator and researcher, I’ve been studying bullying, writing about it, and working with schools and families around the country for more than a decade. The following are the n more...