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April 2010 Blog Posts (7)

India's "Indigenous" Weapons of Mass Destruction

A Times of India report last year claimed that "Pakistan has surged well ahead of India in the missile arena". It also lamented that "the only nuclear-capable ballistic missile in India's arsenal which can be said to be 100% operational as of now is the short-range Prithvi missile".



Along with raising the alarm, the Indian report offered the usual excuse for the… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on April 27, 2010 at 5:50pm — 1 Comment

Is BRIC All Hype, No Substance?

India's rapid economic growth has brought it enormous positive attention of the world media, billions of dollars in foreign investments, and new-found status on the international diplomatic scene. Goldman Sachs has promoted it by coining the term "BRIC" which groups India with other major emerging markets like Brazil, China and Russia as an investment destination. Inclusion in G20 has put the Indian leaders alongside the world's richest G7 nations. Indian business leaders in partnership with… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on April 25, 2010 at 9:06pm — 4 Comments

Cheap Thar Coal to End Load Shedding in Pakistan

Coal is the cheapest and the most common fuel used directly or indirectly to produce electricity and heat in the world today. Global coal consumption was about 6.7 billion tons in 2006 and is expected to increase 48% to 9.98 billion tons by 2030, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). China produced 2.38 billion tons in 2006. India produced about 447.3 million tons and Pakistan mined only about 8 million tons in 2006.… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on April 20, 2010 at 6:42pm — 26 Comments

Turning Trash Into Electricity Kills Two Birds With One Stone

Among other things during a visit to Pakistan last year, the frequent power outages, commonly called "load shedding", and piles of garbage in the streets made a distinct impression on my family and I. Since our return to the United States, I have been wondering if it is possible to solve both problems at once? Clean up the streets by collecting garbage, and burn the collected trash to generate more electricity? It… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on April 14, 2010 at 11:18am — 2 Comments

India, Pakistan Hackers Waging Cyber Warfare

Last year at the World Economic Forum, U.S.-based security software firm McAfee's CEO Dave Walt reportedly told some attendees that China, the United States, Russia, Israel and France are among 20 countries locked in a cyberspace arms race and gearing up for possible Internet hostilities. He further said that the traditional defensive stance of government computer infrastructures has shifted in recent years to a… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on April 8, 2010 at 5:13pm — 3 Comments

Pakistan's Murree Brewery Shares Join KSE-100 Index

Murree Brewery Company (KAR-MURE), a publicly listed beer maker founded in 1861, has now been added to the Karachi Stock Exchange's KSE-100 index, according to media reports from Pakistan's financial capital Karachi. The Murree Brewery is one of the oldest public companies of the… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on April 4, 2010 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

US Census 2010 and People of Pakistani Origin in America

US Census 2010 is under way! It is an extensive exercise that happens once a decade and it produces data that guides the various branches of US government and its agencies, politicians, marketers, and just about every one else who needs America's demographics data.



The numbers produced by the Census drive the allocation of seats in the US Congress, budget appropriations, government policies, college enrollment, as well as big decisions on products, employment and target markets by… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on April 3, 2010 at 6:35pm — 5 Comments

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