Only 14, Bangladeshi girl lashed to death

Hena Akhter’s last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl.

Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh’s Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or . . . → Read More: Only 14, Bangladeshi girl lashed to death

Shahid Afridi proud of Pakistan’s performance

Shahid Afridi pronounced himself “proud” of his team’s performance in the World Cup and hoped that their reception on arrival in Pakistan would reflect the side’s achievement in getting to the last four at a time when expectations were significantly lower.

Pakistan lost by 29 runs to India in Mohali in a scrappy match, in . . . → Read More: Shahid Afridi proud of Pakistan’s performance

HEC is a strategic organisation, don’t shred it to pieces

Renowned nuclear scientist Dr AQ Khan has strongly opposed what he has called the destruction of the country’s highest forum to guarantee for quality of education, the Higher Education Commission (HEC).

“There is a move to destroy the Higher Education Commission by shredding it to pieces and hand these pieces to the provinces. This is . . . → Read More: HEC is a strategic organisation, don’t shred it to pieces

Scandalous land deal: Senior federal minister among NICL beneficiaries, says FIA

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has established that certain influential political people benefited from illegal National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) land deals and officers of the NICL and others acted as front men for various state dignitaries, including the federal trade minister, Makhdoom Amin Faheem.

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Inquiry to ensure Muslims are not targets of bigotry

US Senate hearing focuses on Muslims civil rights

Less than three weeks after a divisive Congressional hearing on the radicalization of American Muslims, the U.S. Senate held a hearing on Tuesday about discrimination against Muslims in America. The hearing is the first to focus on the civil rights of Muslims.

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Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja given 7 years for rape

Award-winning Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja was sentenced to seven years in prison ofor raping his maid, his lawyer said, in a case that shocked the world’s largest film industry.

Ahuja was granted bail in October 2009 and ordered by the court to leave Mumbai, the home of Bollywood, three months after he was arrested on . . . → Read More: Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja given 7 years for rape

Judicial dictatorship?

The President of Pakistan’s Supreme Court Bar Association, Asma Jahangir, warned of creeping “judicial dictatorship” and an attitude of intolerance towards other government institutions following a recent Supreme Court decisions. Though the Chief Justice may believe that his court is acting in the best interest of the nation, it is important that he allow other . . . → Read More: Judicial dictatorship?

Pakistan v India in Mohali: A touch of madness

This is Pakistan.

Taking on India.

On Indian soil.

In the world cup semi-final.

Embrace the madness.

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10 things I hate about dieting

1.  Not losing any weight. Don’t tell me not to be  discouraged because I am. And I don’t feel healthy either, I just feel dead and hungry.

2.   The in-between clothing stage. Should I throw away the loose jeans and t-shirts or should I hold on to them — just in case?

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New polio case traced to refusal of vaccine!

PESHAWAR, March 29: A new case of polio has been reported in the semi-tribal Frontier Region of Lakki Marwat, as parents continue to refuse vaccination of their children in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata.

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