The official website of India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been blocked in Pakistan by Indian authorities, according to a party spokesman.
Internet users from Pakistan were barred from accessing the BJP website on Tuesday. However, the party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s portal was still reachable, the website’s administrators confirmed. Continue reading BJP starts showing anti-Pakistan agenda, blocks website for Pakistan
South Korean prosecutors investigating the fatal sinking of the Sewol ferry have raided the home of Yoo Byung-un, the head of a family behind the vessel’s parent company, as the undersea search for victims entered its second week.
The Yonhap news agency reported that Yoo’s home and a church in which he is believed to have an interest were raided on Wednesday. Continue reading South Korea ferry disaster company owner had criminal record
Tonight the East London Fawcett Society is holding a debate on the legacy of feminist campaigners from the Second Wave, 50 Years of Feminism. This event, chaired by the Southbank’s Jude Kelly, has been inspired by and is being held in partnership with The British Library’s new feminist oral history project, Sisterhood and After: An Oral History of the Women’s Liberation Movement. Panelists include Melissa Benn, Beatrix Campbell, Laura Bates and Lesley Abdela.
To coincide with this event, The British Library has selected three of the more than 150 recordings to share with Feminist Times readers. These recordings and their transcripts, as well as the rest of the archive, are available online on the British Library’s ‘Sisterhood & After’ website. Listen to them below.
Continue reading Sisterhood & After: A history of Feminism
The Indian media, while taking advantage of Jang Group’s slur campaign in the aftermath of Saturday’s gun attack on anchor Hamid Mir, has launched a frontal attack on Pakistan’s security establishment, particularly its premier intelligence agency, say political observers.
Soon after the attack, Geo TV pointed an accusatory finger at the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and its chief Lt Gen Zaheerul Islam. According to observers, the baseless allegations provided a godsend opportunity to the Indian media to direct their guns at the ISI. Instead of expressing solidarity with Mir, the Indian media highlighted the alleged involvement of the ISI in the attack. Continue reading ISI faces Indian slander over baseless allegations
The inability to vaccinate children in some parts of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and other sensitive places in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) will make Pakistan the last country in the world to eradicate polio, concluded a senior official from the K-P health department.
“If the virus from Fata and Afghanistan is not controlled immediately, all efforts and resources dedicated to the eradication of polio in other areas will remain futile,” said an official closely involved with polio eradication campaigns in the region while requesting not to be named.
Continue reading Polio endemic predicted in the absence of polio drops
Major General Shahida Malik, and Major General Shahida Badshah, the first two star female generals of Pakistan armed forces, the only ones in the Muslim world.
Continue reading Pakistan Army’s female Generals