tribal traditions

Tribals upset over ban on traditional weapons

August 31st, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 31 (IANS) Tribals in Chhattisgarh are furious over police moves to ban their traditional weapons in public places, particularly in village haats, or markets.Bastar Range Inspector General of ... Read more...

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Development is answer to left-wing extremism: Sonia (Second Lead)

December 16th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi said Friday that left-wing extremism can be defeated by better implementation of rural development programmes and called for harnessing mineral ... Read more...

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Kayani rejects report about receiving outside help in South Waziristan offensive

October 26th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct.26 (ANI): Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Kayani has rebuked reports that the armed forces were receiving foreign help in the South Waziristan offensive.General Kayani, who visited ... Read more...

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24 killed in Kenya clashes

April 22nd, 2009 - 8:46 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, April 22 (Xinhua) At least 24 people have been killed in clashes between the members of a banned group and villagers in central Kenya, police confirmed on Tuesday. The clashes, initially confined ... Read more...

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Taliban imposes sharia in Hangu

January 3rd, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan. 3 (ANI): The Pakistani Taliban has announced the enforcement of sharia in the Shakai, Sheikhan and Mulakhel areas of Hangu District within a month of a similar enforcement in ... Read more...

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Honour killing cases register dramatic increase in Balochistan

December 30th, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Dec. 30 (ANI): A non-governmental organisation, working for womens rights, has claimed that violence against women has intensified drastically in Balochistan in 2008. Aurat, a Pakistan based NGO, said that 115 ... Read more...

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Pak Taliban imposes sharia in lower Orakzai too

December 28th, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Hangu, Dec. 28 (ANI): Pak Taliban has announced enforcement of sharia law in the lower parts of Orakzai Agency after just a week of enforcement of sharia in the upper parts ... Read more...

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Pakistan steps up relief efforts in quake-hit region (Lead)

October 31st, 2008 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 31 (DPA) Pakistani authorities Friday switched their focus from rescue efforts to providing relief aid for thousands of earthquake survivors, who are spending cold nights under the open skies, officials ... Read more...

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NWFP Guv rules out civil war in FATA due to tribal lashkars fight against Pak Taliban

October 16th, 2008 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Oct 16 (ANI): NWFP Governor Owais Ahmed Ghani has reportedly ruled out the possibility of any civil war breaking out in FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) due to tribal ... Read more...

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Locals fear testifying in women burial case, as two bodies sent for DNA test

September 3rd, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta , Sept 3 (ANI): Even as bodies of two of the five women allegedly buried alive in Balochistan were sent for postmortem and DNA tests, the local people in Balochistan ... Read more...

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Killing or burying of women alive for honour, a justified tribal tradition, says Baloch Senator

August 30th, 2008 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Aug 30 (ANI): Balochistan Senator Israrullah Zehri has said that the killing or burial of women alive for honour, is a tribal tradition.Responding to Senator Yasmeen Shahs statement on ... Read more...

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US needs to lean on Saudi Arabia to pressure Pakistan (Commentary)

June 16th, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
By K. Subrahmanyam On the night of June 10, American air strikes took place on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Mohmand agency. It killed 27 people, of which 11 belonged to the Frontier Constabulary. ... Read more...

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Mullah factor dims this election

February 17th, 2008 - 11:27 am ICT by admin
By Zofeen T. Ebrahim Karachi, Feb 17 (IANS) "I've washed my hands off these mullahs, they are nothing but trouble," says a fed up Mohammad Ayub, 45. So he has decided he won't ... Read more...

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Pak agencies devise strategy to kill Baitullah Mehsud

December 31st, 2007 - 12:22 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Dec 31 (ANI): Pakistani security agencies have prepared a plan to eliminate militant leader Baitullah Mehsud, head of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a newly formed coalition of Islamic militants along the ... Read more...

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