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Pakistan Executes Man Who Was 15 When Convicted
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', humanrights, children's rights, execution )

- 25 days ago -
LAHORE: Pakistan on Wednesday executed a man who was 15 when he was sentenced to death for murder and whose lawyers say was tortured into confessing, in a case that has prompted concern among rights groups and the United Nations.
Gilgit Baltistan Wants to Join India and Break Away From Pak
World  (tags: Human Rights, Gilgit Baltistan )

- 79 days ago -
Senge Hasnan Sering activist and president of the Institute for Gilgit Baltistan Studies (IGBS) demanded that India intervene in the violation of human rights in PoK and open the Kargil border to ensure that divided families meet their ancestors in India
Stray Dogs Hunt Red Panda on Fringes of Singalila National Park
Animals  (tags: Red Pandas, IUCN, lesser panda, red bear-cat, red cat-bear )

- 92 days ago -
A full-grown red panda, which is considered threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), was hunted by a pack of stray dogs just outside Singalila National Park in Darjeeling
Green Crusader on Mangrove Mission
Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, mangroves, Mangrove trees, Sundarbans )

- 93 days ago -
Nine years after he planted his first mangrove at Sagar Island, Pranabesh Maity âEUR" a farmer-turned-green activist âEUR" is ready to launch a massive campaign to save the trees that have been central to Sunderbans' existence.
Shia Lawyer Shot Dead in Pakistan
World  (tags: sectarian violence in pakistan, MQM, Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Ali Hasnain Bukhari )

- 123 days ago -
KARACHI: A lawyer from Pakistan's minority Shia sect, who was a counsel for several activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, was today shot dead by unidentified gunmen here with police suspecting it to be a case of sectarian violence.
ISI Cultivated Taliban to Counter Indian Action: Musharraf
World  (tags: Pakistan, afghanistan, taliban, Musharraf, Karzai, ISI, india )

- 142 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 )

- 146 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 )

- 150 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 )

- 150 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" )

- 167 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.
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