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Parents stop sending girls to school in Pakistani Punjab


September 10th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) People in a village in Pakistan's Punjab province have stopped sending their daughters to a school after it was merged with a boys' institute, saying co-education ... Read more...

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Haryana to disallow liquor vends near schools, hospitals


February 20th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) No retail liquor outlet would be allowed near educational and religious institutions and hospitals in Haryana, Excise and Taxation Minister Kiran Choudhry said Monday.In a statement ... Read more...

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Delhi School Basketball League returns for second season


July 25th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The second season of the Delhi School Basketball League begins Wednesday and will have teams from 18 schools in the boys and girls categories.The event, ... Read more...

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Taliban blow up two girls’ schools in Pakistan


March 25th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Suspected Taliban militants blew up two girls' schools in Pakistan's tribal region near the Afghan border, an official said Friday.The primary schools were blown up ... Read more...

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Girls’ schools blown up in Pakistan’s Khyber tribal region


March 25th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Mar 25(ANI): Two primary schools for girls have been blown up by unknown assailants in Pakistan's Khyber tribal region.According to reports, militants planted explosives in the schools located in Landi Kotal ... Read more...

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Extremism-moderation battle in Pak to affect West’s war on terror success: Zardari


March 6th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6(ANI): The assassinations of Pakistan Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti and former Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer serve as a warning that the battle between extremism and moderation in the ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb in trouble after sound norm violation


February 27th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Saturday allegedly violated the ban on using microphones in open spaces due to the ongoing secondary examinations in the state.Bhattacharjee attended ... Read more...

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Taliban prepared to withdraw ban on girls’ education in Afghanistan: Education Minister


January 14th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 14 (ANI): Afghanistan's Education Minister, Farooq Wardak, has claimed that the Taliban leadership is no longer against female education, and is prepared to withdraw its ban on girls' schools. ... Read more...

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Girls are held back by ladette culture: Cambridge University academic


November 20th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): A senior academic from prestigious Cambridge University has stated that young women are so sexualized and image conscious that they lack intellectual confidence.Dame Patricia Hodgson, principal of ... Read more...

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Majority of Pakistanis see US drone attacks “as their liberator,” finds new study


October 14th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Amid reports of civilians in Pakistan's tribal areas opposing US drone attacks in their country, a study carried out by an American professor may astonish the world, ... Read more...

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Militants destroy another girls school in NW Pakistan


October 12th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 12 (ANI): Another girls school was destroyed in the Mohmand tribal area of northwest Pakistan, after unidentified militants detonated it with explosives, local media reported citing official sources.With this ... Read more...

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Militants bomb girls school in Pakistan


October 12th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 12 (IANS) Unidentified militants bombed a girls school Tuesday morning in Pakistan's Mohmand tribal region bordering Afghanistan, a media report said.The number of schools destroyed by militants in the ... Read more...

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Afghan women fear Taliban resurgence: NYT


July 31st, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 31 (ANI): As Afghan and Western governments explore reconciliation with the Taliban, Afghan women fear that the peace they long for may come at the price of rights ... Read more...

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Taliban blows up two more primary schools in FATA


July 6th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 6 (ANI): The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) destroyed two more primary schools in Khar District of Bajaur Agency in the restive Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on Tuesday.Extremists blasted the ... Read more...

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Headmaster beheaded, schools torched in Afghanistan


June 27th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 27 (DPA) Suspected Taliban militants beheaded a headmaster and torched two schools in southern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday. Sakandar Shah Mohammadi, head of Al Berooni School in Qara Bagh district ... Read more...

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Taliban blows up girls’ school in FATA’s Mohmand Agency


June 14th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jun.14 (ANI): The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) destroyed yet another girls' school in Mohmand Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on Monday taking the total number of schools blown ... Read more...

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Smoking rises in Karachi’s girls schools


June 2nd, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 2 (IANS) Sixteen percent of students in Karachi's girls schools smoke, a habit that annually causes some 100,000 deaths in Pakistan, says a leading health official. "According to recent research, smoking ... Read more...

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Taliban blows up girls’ school, health centre in FATA


June 2nd, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jun.2 (ANI): Yet another girls school and a health centre has been blown up by suspected Taliban insurgents in the Khushal Kally area of the Mohmand Agency in the Federally ... Read more...

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Taliban threat forces shutdown of Baloch schools


May 15th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 15 (IANS) The Pakistani Taliban has sent threatening letters to schools in Balochistan province, bordering Iran and Afghanistan, which has forced the institutions to shut down, a media report ... Read more...

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After girls school, now Taliban destroys two boys school in Bajaur


May 3rd, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Khar, May 3 (ANI): After having destroyed scores of girls' schools across the North West Frontier Province, the Taliban blew up two more boys' schools in the Khar tehsil of Bajaur ... Read more...

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5 million Afghan children have no access to schools: Karzai


March 7th, 2010 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 7 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday that lack of educational facilities and attacks by Taliban have kept five million school-age children out of schools and pleaded with ... Read more...

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Ban on live coverage of attacks violates press freedom: Taliban


March 3rd, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 3 (DPA) The Taliban Wednesday condemned an Afghan government decision to ban live media coverage of Taliban attacks, saying it violated freedom of speech. The Afghan government announced Tuesday that ... Read more...

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Captured Pak Taliban commander was training 270 Karachi girls to be suicide bombers


February 18th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Feb.18 (ANI): The Crime Investigation Department in Pakistan has claimed that arrested Pakistan Taliban commander Abdullah alias Abu Waqas was in Karachi to train 270 teenage girls as suicide bombers. ... Read more...

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Saudi schoolgirl to get 90 lashes for carrying cell phone


January 22nd, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 22 (IANS) A 13-year-old schoolgirl in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 90 lashes and two months in prison for carrying to her classroom a mobile phone equipped with a ... Read more...

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Saudi girl sentenced to 90 lashes for cell phone use in school


January 21st, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Jan.21 (ANI): A teenage girl in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 90 lashes and two months in prison for taking a cell phone to school, the Daily Mail ... Read more...

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Following fashion not a betrayal of feminist ideals, claims UK headteacher


November 17th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17 (ANI): Young women who love to dress up fashionably are not betraying feminist ideals, says a leading head teacher.Jill Berry, president of the Girls' Schools Association, defended Cambridge undergraduates ... Read more...

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After girls’ schools, ‘barbaric’Taliban now baying for female teachers’ blood


November 5th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov.5 (ANI): After having destroyed scores of girls school across the North West Frontier Province, the Taliban has now started targeting female teachers, with two of them being gunned down ... Read more...

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Salwan race draws 30,000 school kids this year


October 29th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Come November, school children from across the country gather in the national capital for the Salwan cross-country run, and the 15th edition of the eagerly awaited ... Read more...

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Taliban bomb co-ed primary school in Peshawar


September 23rd, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Sep.23 (ANI): Extremists have bombed a co-ed primary school in Peshawar destroying the three room building completely, Pakistani security officials said.There were no immediate reports of any casualty in the ... Read more...

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Pak PM wants Swat girls schools to be restored on war footing


September 8th, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Sep 8 (ANI): Pakistan's Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday said steps will be taken on war-footing for restoration of girls schools destroyed by the extremists in Swat.Talking to media ... Read more...

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Hamas orders Gaza schoolgirls to wear ‘Islamic’ dress


August 24th, 2009 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (RIA Novosti) Hamas announced Monday a series of new regulations for Gaza schools, forcing female pupils to wear Muslim dress, Israel's Haaretz daily reported. According to the new rules, which ... Read more...

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Taliban has destroyed 238 schools in Swat


August 9th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Swat, Aug. 9 (ANI): The Swat education department has said that the Taliban has destroyed 238 out of 1,576 schools affecting more than 56,250 students in the province.The department has ... Read more...

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Parents reluctant to send girls back to ‘reopened’ Swat schools citing security fears


August 1st, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Aug. 1 (ANI): The government of Pakistan's NWFP province has announced the opening of schools from Saturday, but most parents are hesitant about sending their daughters to the tent schools ... Read more...

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Taliban bombs girls’ school in South Waziristan


June 26th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, June 25 (ANI): In what may be seen as a show of defiance against the military which has launched a major offensive against the Tehreek-e-Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud in the ... Read more...

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Can Pakistan fight the Taliban with cricket?


June 24th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) Pakistan's victory in the world Twenty20 championship is "the best news" for the trouble-torn country since former president Pervez Musharraf's exit and gives Pakistanis a new weapon ... Read more...

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