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[5 May 2009 | One Comment | ]

Bangladesh is dropped from the US watch list on religious freedoms.  The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), government aided panel had placed Bangladesh on the list of countries deemed to violate minorities’ right to religious freedom for the past three years from 2005 to 2008.
The Commission in its latest report released in Washington this past week noted that the election held last year end has brought about some qualitative difference. It asked Washington to encourage the new government in Dhaka to take early action on certain issues.
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[15 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
bin Laden hiding in Pakistan’s Chitral region….

New York: Finally, the US has tracked down Osama bin Laden to Hindu Kush mountains in Pakistan’s scenic Chitral region, the New York Daily News said March 14, saying that the area with stunning peaks and valleys is suspected to be his hideout since 2006.
Like the Swat valley, Chitral also is under Talibanisation effect in the recent past. And it is off limits for foreigners and journalists.
Though there is still no official word from Washington on Osama whereabouts, the New York Daily News report   lends credence to periodical reports that …

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[13 Jan 2009 | One Comment | ]
FIFA names Cristiano Ronaldo footballer of the year

Zurich: Manchester United’s Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo, who last month won the European Footballer of the Year, was Monday named FIFA World Footballer of the Year.
Twenty-three-year-old Ronaldo, who made history by becoming the first Premier League-based player to win the award, beat off the other finalists Kaka, Lionel Messi, Fernando Torres and Xavi to win the award.
Here are some details about Ronaldo (courtesy Reuters)
THE BEST IN THE WORLD: With his clever step-overs, fast footwork with both feet and good heading ability, Ronaldo has scored 102 goals for Manchester United in …

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[9 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]
Revelations from Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren’s new album was inspired by touring and his thoughts on militarism.

Not just his songwriting and recording methods, though those, too, are unorthodox. It’s the whole music business-pop star arrangement, which is based on musicians determined to hit the Top 40 and then doing it again and again — with occasional artistic detours — that he’s subverted.
He likes it that way. He describes the creation of his music as “very plastic,” in the sense of flexible: He creates songs in the studio, piece by piece, and “it allows me …