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2008-09-26 00:00:24

Text of report by official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Quetta, 25 September: Like in other parts of the country, security at Quetta, Gawadar and Turbat airports was also put on high alert after a telephone caller's warning about a suicide bomber was going to target Benazir Bhutto airport on Thursday [25 September], Airport Security Force (ASF) officials here said. They said that security was beefed up in all three airports including Quetta, Gawadar and Turbat in...

2008-08-19 06:00:53

Text of report by staff reporter headlined "Balochistan to be consulted over IPI gasline" published by Pakistani newspaper Daily Times website on 19 August Islamabad: The federal government on Monday [18 August] assured the Baluchistan government that it would be consulted on the 7.6bn dollars Iran Pakistan India (IPI) gas pipeline project. Baluchistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani chaired a meeting at the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources, which was attended by Balochistan...

2008-07-15 09:01:21

Text of report by official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Dera Murad Jamali [Baluchistan Province], 15 July: Gas supply to Pirkoh purification plant was suspended after unknown miscreants blew up an 18-inch diameter gas pipeline in Sui [in Baluchistan], Tuesday [15 July]. According to reports, the miscreants had strapped a powerful explosive device with the pipeline, which damaged its three-foot- long piece. SSGC [Sui Southern Gas Company] technical teams were sent to the...

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2008-06-08 18:00:21

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan _ It began with an errant dog, and it's now culminated with the forced betrothal of 15 little girls, some of them as young as three, as compensation in a case of tribal feuding in a remote part of Pakistan. It's thought that around 20 people have died in the bitter quarrel, and the marriage offer of the girls is meant to end the bloodletting. Under a brutal custom, called Vani, the girls are being traded as settlement of a long-running dispute between two tribes. This...

2006-09-01 06:22:31

By Asim Tanveer DERA BUGTI, Pakistan (Reuters) - An elderly rebel chieftain whose killing by Pakistani security forces last weekend sparked violent protests was hastily buried on Friday in his hometown in Pakistan's restive southwest province of Baluchistan. Only about 30 members of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti's tribe and government officials attended the funeral at his family's ancestral graveyard in Dera Bugti, a town 245 km (150 miles) southeast of the provincial capital, Quetta. They...

2006-09-01 03:45:44

By Asim Tanveer DERA BUGTI, Pakistan (Reuters) - An elderly rebel chieftain whose killing by Pakistani security forces last weekend sparked violent protests was hastily buried on Friday in his hometown in Pakistan's restive southwest province of Baluchistan. Only about 30 members of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti's tribe attended the funeral at his family's ancestral graveyard in Dera Bugti, a town 245 km (150 miles) southeast of the provincial capital, Quetta. They were outnumbered by well...

2006-09-01 02:29:32

By Asim Tanveer DERA BUGTI, Pakistan (Reuters) - The body of an elderly rebel chieftain killed during a clash with Pakistani security forces last weekend was hastily buried on Friday in his hometown in Pakistan's restive southwest province of Baluchistan. Only about 30 members of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti's tribe attended the funeral at his family's ancestral graveyard in Dera Bugti, a town 245 km (153 miles) southeast of the provincial capital, Quetta. They were outnumbered by well...

2006-08-29 11:32:43

By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Security forces and gunmen clashed in the capital of Pakistan's Baluchistan province on Tuesday after prayers for a slain rebel leader, while a blast elsewhere killed three people, police said. Violent protests have erupted across gas-rich Baluchistan since nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti was killed on Saturday in a government assault on his cave hideout in the remote hills of Pakistan's biggest but poorest province. Police...


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2007-08-15 11:06:34

The Urial (Ovis vignei), is a medium sized wild sheep and is considered a member of the goat/antelope subfamily. The Urial is also known as the Shapo or Arkhar. The Urial is found in western central Asia from northeastern Iran and western Kazakhstan to Baluchistan and Ladakh. To the east they are displaced by the bigger Argalis and to the southwest by the Asiatic Mouflons. The habitat consists of grassy slopes below the timberline. Noticeable features are the reddish-brown long fur that...

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Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.