Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Blogspot banned in Pakistan

As you all know that the Pakistani govt. banned all blogs hosted on
blogspot through its internet gateway. An action group was formed by the
Pakistani bloggers to voice their concerns to the media regarding this
issue (http://groups.google.com/group/AGABBIP). As of 27th Feb, all web
logs having an address with .http://name.blogspot.com went offline in
Pakistan.An alternative to the current blogspot ban is to access you blogs
by http://www.pkblogs.com/

Dr. Awab Alvi (a blogger from Karachi) started a campaign "Dont Block the
Blog" which offers website banners to protest the ban.

Additionally, many bloggers have also gathered at various fronts to
protest the ban by sending group petitions to the government and raising
the issue with the media.

Support the petition

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Bhagat Singh

March 23rd, 2006 marked the 75th Death anniversary of one of the greatest revolutionaries of the Indian sub-continent - Comrade Bhagat Singh. Bhagat Singh was martyred by the British colonial government, along with Comrade Sukhdev and Comrade Rajguru, in 1931. Bhagat Singh was only 23 at that time.

When the jail official came to take Bhagat to the gallows, he was reading a book by Lenin. Bhagat asked the jail official to wait as 'one revolutionary was talking with another revolutionary'. One of the revolutionary poets of Punjab paid tribute to Bhagat Singh by saying, "indian youth have to read the next page of Lenin's book, left unread by Bhagat Singh at his death".

Please follow the following links to read more about this shining star of the communist movement of India:

Bhagat Singh Remains Our Symbol of Revolution - Harkishan Singh Surjeet

Remembering Bhagat Singh on the 75th Anniversary of His Martyrdom - Chaman Lal

The original Photographs and documents of Shahid Bhagat Singh and his Copatriots

Long Live Bhagat Singh!
Long Live Rajguru!
Long Live Sukhdev!

Long Live Revolution!

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Cuba offers 1,000 scholarships for medical students

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

ISLAMABAD: Cuba has offered 1,000 scholarships to Pakistan for medical studies.

This offer was made by Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque during a meeting with Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Tuesday.

The Cuban foreign minister said that his country would be ready to receive 1,000 Pakistani students by the end of the year.

The Cuban foreign minister also called on President Pervez Musharraf at Army House. Musharraf told him that Pakistan is committed to the principles of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). “Pakistan is committed to working with other NAM members to make it a dynamic movement capable of facing the challenges of the 21st century,” Musharraf said.

The Cuban foreign minister delivered an official invitation from President Fidel Castro to Musharraf to participate in the NAM summit in Cuba in September. He underlined the desire for the expansion of bilateral relations between the two countries. The Cuban foreign minister told Aziz that his country would soon open its embassy in Islamabad. He said that the Cuban medical mission working in the quake-hit areas will train Pakistani personnel to take up the job in the earthquake-hit areas following its departure. Cuba will also donate equipment to Pakistan, he said.

He also met Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri. Both agreed that a just and equitable economic order, democratic reforms of the United Nations and “south-south cooperation” were the key issues for the forthcoming NAM summit.

They also agreed that the NAM countries should work closely at international forums to promote common positions on various issues.