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Mining probe may singe media houses

With the Karnataka government setting up an SIT to probe illegal mining, some media houses may feel the heat. Imran Khan reports Imran Khan 2014-02-22 , Issue 8 Volume 11   Ravaged earth Illegal mining in Bellary had huge ecological and political costs,… Continue Reading →

Bomb blasts cast shadow over Pakistan’s milestone election

Reuters | May 11, 2013, A woman voter holds her ballot paper and stamp while moving to a polling booth inside a polling station in Karachi on May 11, 2013. ISLAMABAD: A string of militant attacks cast a long shadow over Pakistan‘s… Continue Reading →

Third gender and the poll vault in Pakistan

Sonya Fatah | Apr 16, 2013, 05.17 AM IST If, in the run-up to the general elections in Pakistan, you haven’t heard of a candidate by the name of Bindiya Rana, I won’t hold it against you. Centre-stage characters – Nawaz Sharif, Asif… Continue Reading →

Naveen Soorinje- ‘State is biased against Muslims, Dalits, farmers’

Most people are relieved when they walk out of prison. Naveen Soorinje, a TV journalist bailed last week after four-and-half months in jail, says his incarceration was a blessing. Soorinje, 28, made headlines in July after he videoed vigilantes of an… Continue Reading →

Karnataka: How A Government Job Spelt Doom For 37 Dalit Families

Four months after being hounded out of their village, no respite in sight for these ‘untouchables’ IMRAN KHANMore by the author > 2013-03-23 , Issue 12 Volume 10 Castaways Ostracised Dalits demand land and security When Lakshmamma, 33, applied for a… Continue Reading →

Pakistan’s Ashraf government makes history

PM Raja Pervez Ashraf is facing corruption allegations BBC Pakistan‘s PM has hailed as “a victory” for democracy the completion of a full term by an elected government for the first time in the country’s history. “No-one will be able… Continue Reading →

Khan, Taliban and the Crackpot Science

By Anas Abbas | DAWN.COM If nothing else we Pakistani agree on one thing. Whatever little hope there appears is the last hope. A recent example of this was the invention of water as fuel for cars, which soon came crashing down. When… Continue Reading →

Karnataka Khap panchayat ostracises 16-year-old pregnant Dalit girl

  Bannisorige village elders upset that she had an affair with a lower caste boy, thus “offending the family and the village” Imran Khan  Bengaluru  May 2, 20120–A khap panchayat in Karnataka has ostracised a 16-year-old Dalit girl for getting… Continue Reading →

In Karnataka, only babus and cattle enjoy mid-day meals- children dying…….

Children are dying of malnutrition, but their supposed saviours are minting money from the ICDS scheme, reports Imran Khan in Tehelka Food for thought 54,260 anganwadis serve mid-day meals in Karnataka Photos: Sriram Vittalamuthy A PROBE by the Karnataka Lokayukta into the supply… Continue Reading →

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