Misery Of Indian farmers: 250K suicides in 16 years

NEW DELHI: More than a quarter million Indian farmers committed suicide in the last 16 years, making it the worst-ever recorded wave of suicides of this kind anywhere, The Hindu reported on Saturday.

“It’s official. The country has seen over a quarter of a million farmers’ suicides between 1995 and 2010,” the newspaper said in . . . → Read More: Misery Of Indian farmers: 250K suicides in 16 years

Pakistani cricket: the defensive mindset that needs to be changed

On a pleasant morning in March this year, I managed to get hold of Shahid Afridi at the Sinhalese Sports Club ground in Colombo. Pakistan were back in the Sri Lankan capital after playing their 2011 World Cup pool games against New Zealand and Zimbabwe in Kandy and were now preparing to meet defending champions . . . → Read More: Pakistani cricket: the defensive mindset that needs to be changed

Interview with Imran Khan: On his marriage, religion and politics

Pakistani politician and former cricket captain Imran Khan talked to NDTV about his new book, his very public divorce, and what he feels about sometimes being referred to as “Taliban Khan.”

Barkha: What struck me as really interesting going through your book which is called ‘Personal History’, is that it reads much more like a . . . → Read More: Interview with Imran Khan: On his marriage, religion and politics

Imran Khan Deals an In-Swinger to PMl-N and PPP in Yesterday’s Rally

An antigovernment rally in Lahore, led by the former cricket star Imran Khan, attracted a huge crowd estimated at more than 100,000 people on Sunday evening. The rally represented what supporters and some political analysts said was Mr. Khan’s emergence as a serious challenger to the governing Pakistan Peoples Party and its longtime rival, the . . . → Read More: Imran Khan Deals an In-Swinger to PMl-N and PPP in Yesterday’s Rally

“We are Unstoppable”, Khan addresses over 100,000 supporters

Largely regarded until now as a political lightweight with street support that scarcely translates into votes come general elections, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan spectacularly burst onto the national political stage in a massive show of force at his rally in Lahore on Sunday as thousands upon thousands of supporters gathered at the historic . . . → Read More: “We are Unstoppable”, Khan addresses over 100,000 supporters

Sacked Employees threaten to ambulate if amends aren’t made

Sacked employees of the National Tea Research Institute (NTRI) in Shinkiari on Monday threatened to immolate themselves if they are not reinstated and paid their outstanding salaries.

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Home Based Workers organize to demand recognition and rights

More than 300 home-based workers participated in a national conference organised by HomeNet Pakistan on Thursday, demanding recognition and labour rights.

The conference, Sharing Challenges, Opportunities and the Way Forward, engaged policy makers and various stakeholders in a bid to create a consensus on the national labour policy draft currently under consideration by the federal . . . → Read More: Home Based Workers organize to demand recognition and rights

Cameron reforms the Monarchy

David Cameron will strike a deal today to reform the monarchy, which will let the eldest child of Prince William and his wife Kate inherit the throne – even if it’s a girl.

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Irony – “60 Wall Street” is the headquarter of OWS

The scrum of Zuccotti Park defines the media image of the Wall Street protests. A maze of police barricades, signs, and the mass of tents and soup kitchens, a festival of disaffection that makes for good video.

Advertised less is that the de facto headquarters of the protest isn’t in the park. It’s four blocks away in . . . → Read More: Irony – “60 Wall Street” is the headquarter of OWS

New malaria vaccine will reduce occurrence by 56%

A new vaccine against malaria will help reduce African children’s risk of acquiring the disease by about half, according to the first results of an ongoing phase III trial.

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