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ISI Cultivated Taliban to Counter Indian Action: Musharraf
World  (tags: Pakistan, afghanistan, taliban, Musharraf, Karzai, ISI, india )

- 16 days ago -
"In President Karzai's times, yes, indeed, he was damaging Pakistan and, therefore, we were working against his interest. Obviously, we had to protect our own interest," the former military ruler said in an interview published on Friday.
Saudi Royal on Rare Bird Hunting Spree in Pakistan
Animals  (tags: Houbara bustard, IUCN, IUCN Red List, pakistan, Saudi Arabia )

- 21 days ago -
A Saudi prince is on a hunting spree for rare birds in southwest Pakistan despite a court-imposed ban and the government's insistence that the foreign delegation is only on a diplomatic mission, senior officials said Monday.
Man-Made Sewage Crisis Spells Doom for Kolkata Wetlands
Environment  (tags: wetlands, Ramsar, Wetland Paradise Dying )

- 24 days ago -
"There is a subtle yet concerted effort to discourage people from fishing. Once people lose livelihood and are left with huge tracts of land, they will sell out" pointed out wetland activist Bonani Kakkar, whose PIL in the 1990s stopped construction there
Huge Win for the Open Internet! FCC Officially Embraces Title II
Science & Tech  (tags: Net Neutrality, Tom Wheeler, FCC, Title II, open internet protection, Reclassification, activism )

- 25 days ago -
After a year of intense activism, we may have finally convinced the Federal Communications Commission to change course and craft clear, bright-line rules to protect the open internet, based on legal authority...
Poverty Isn't Invincible, After All
Society & Culture  (tags: Poverty, Meera Mitra, india, "Breaking Through" )

- 42 days ago -
But it is more than just a collection of their (poor people who have beaten the odds) stories. The book's subtle narrative, and one that's perhaps more important, is one that shows how the levers of the system could be worked to struggle for existence.
Geese on Himalayan Roller-Coaster
Animals  (tags: Bar Headed Geese, Mongolia, himalayas, india )

- 43 days ago -
Bar-headed geese from Mongolia use the Himalayan mountains as roller-coasters during their annual migratory journey into India, according to scientists who have for the first time monitored these birds while they made the challenging trans-Himalayan cross
Charlie Hebdo: 'Four Dead' in Niger Protest
World  (tags: Charlie Hebdo, Muslim Intolerance, niger, Zinder )

- 44 days ago -
At least four people have been killed in violent protests against French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Niger's second city of Zinder, officials say.
Charlie Hebdo Protests in Karachi: Lensman Shot at
World  (tags: Charlie Hebdo, Muslim Intolerance, pakistan )

- 45 days ago -
KARACHI: A photographer with French news agency AFP was wounded in Pakistan on Friday after being shot during clashes against the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo outside the French consulate in the port city of Karachi, police said.
Painted Stork, Bar-Headed Goose Sighting Sparks Excitement
Environment  (tags: wetlands, Kolkata )

- 48 days ago -
KOLKATA: The nesting of Painted stork in an island at Subhas Sarobar in south Kolkata and a Bar-headed goose in Nalban at along the city's eastern fringes have sparked excitement among the city's vibrant birder community.
Nepal Communist Leaders Bond Over PK
Offbeat  (tags: PK, Nepal, constitution, communists )

- 56 days ago -
Leaders of Nepal's two largest communist parties watched Aamir Khan's movie "PK" here as part of efforts to mend ties within the Left camp.
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