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Pakistan’s Armed Forces Take on Taliban : Civilians Flee War Zone

Where: Islamabad, Pakistan May 14, 2009 : Pakistan's government signed a peace agreement with the Taliban*, which had taken control of the country's Swat valley region in February 2009, and allowed it to impose Islamic Sharia law there. The militants started moving towards the capital Islamabad in the following months. Pakistani forces launched a military operation against them...

Terror Attack on Touring Sri Lankan Test Cricketers in Pakistan

Where: Lahore, Pakistan March 3, 2009 : In an incident that shocked the governments and the people of the cricket-loving region, visiting players became the targets of a terrorist attack. Seven members of the Sri Lankan cricket team touring Pakistan were injured and six Pakistani poicemen were killed. The players were on their way to the Gaddafi stadium on...

Mutiny in Dhaka: 70 People Killed by Rebels

Where: Dhaka, Bangladesh February 28, 2009 : The Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) troops rose in revolt against their commanders on 25 February, 2009 after a dispute. The BDR is a paramilitary unit that patrols the country's borders. There was resentment among the troops over some issues, including pay. The BDR chiefs are all officers from the regular Bangladesh Army, and...

Guns everywhere

Where: The southern state of Virginia, United States April 19, 2007: April 16 began like any other at Virginia Tech college. Some hours later, it turned into the most violent day that any American college had seen so far. A student armed with two guns went on a shooting spree, killing 32 people. The gunman's bullets just did not...

Chained Inmates of an Asylum burnt to Death

August 8: In a gruesome tragedy, 26 mentally challenged persons were burnt to death in Yerwadi, Tamil Nadu. When the fire broke out, the patients, who were chained to posts, in a makeshift asylum, were unable to escape. Eleven of the patients were women. Taking serious note of the fire, the Supreme Court issued notices to the central and the...

Roman Holiday

Suitcase - checked. Diary - checked. I am writing my last lines before I take off in the time machine. Time machine - checked! This time it's going to ancient Rome at the height of its empire. Only this morning I read somewhere that when in Rome, do as the Romans do. If you want to accompany me, sit...

Winter Guests

December 27: Every winter, the Delhi Zoo in New Delhi, India, spruces up for the visit of some special foreign visitors. They fly in from the distant lands of China, Japan and Central Asia to escape sub-zero temperatures back home and bask in the warmer Delhi sun. These visitors include pin-tail ducks, shoveller ducks, common teals, coots, dab-chiks, yellow wagtails,...

The Birth of Christ

Nativity scene: The birth of Christ
Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Everyone knows that. Do you know the entire story of his birth? Let me narrate it in brief. Over 2000 ago, Roman emperor Caesar Augustus, issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. So everyone went to his or her hometowns to register. A carpenter called Joseph,...