Hatef Mokhtar's Blog – April 2012 Archive (8)

The cost of British Partition

Flags Of The Union Jack Fr In the wake of 2008 global economic turmoil rich and developed economies cried out a loud and were bleeding by the torn pockets of the age old public debts and suppressive foreign policies.


But what actually the world was the repetition of the same crisis which the Great Britain had faced after the Second World War [that] is the shrinking of the British Empire where the sun had never set. 

When the world was…

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Added by Hatef Mokhtar on April 30, 2012 at 6:27 — No Comments

The Growing isolation of Argentina

Kirchner With the takeover of YPF by Argentina from Spanish oil giant Repsol has sparked new speculations over the investment climate in Argentina.


After the revival of its economy and having the third largest economic size among South American countries Argentina is now seeking to secure and procure the various lost opportunities which the nation lost because of the loopy investment policies. With Fitch warning Argentina about its growing isolation in…

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Added by Hatef Mokhtar on April 27, 2012 at 4:50 — No Comments

North Korea: A failed state and the hegemony of the failed leaders

Kim Jong Un With Kim Jong 007 North Korea is the last Stalinist state, a one-man dictatorship that also joined the nuclear club in 2006. Kim Jong-un, the youngest son of Kim Jong-il, was declared as his father's successor after the latter passed away.


It is in essence a failed state trying to suppress its people. It could be called fascism in its worst form as there is no free opinion, people are murdered in case someone speaks out against the “Great Leader”, citizens are being…

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Added by Hatef Mokhtar on April 21, 2012 at 2:25 — No Comments

The Right to Truth is Worth more than a Life Without Truth

Ilham Aliyev In For Europe of the UNFAO Azerbaijan an unsung kingdom of Ilham Aliyev has remained world’s worst open prison for being a journalist.


The tyrant leadership of Aliyev’s presidency has lead country into severe crisis of human rights. Journalists are kept under constant monitoring and under vigil. Whether it is online social media / emails / even a simple reporting on a particular issue comes under the brutal scissors of the government.

The brutal assault on Idrak Abbasov has once again…

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Added by Hatef Mokhtar on April 21, 2012 at 2:02 — No Comments

The land of Curse on Womenhood

The land of Jats - Haryana traces its roots to the five thousand years old Mahabharata epic which defines the traditional cry of women empowerment where the mythical Draupti struggled & adjust among her the five husbands of choice. The situation of women in Haryana has remained in the most deplorable state where the womb of humanity feels the fears of superstitious believes where the light of insanity enters the choice of ultras to be born or not. This state has set…

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Added by Hatef Mokhtar on April 14, 2012 at 0:04 — No Comments

Wishing Bengali People a Happy Bengali New Year

It is an auspicious occasion of Bengali New Year which finally has arrived in our lives with shine and prosperity, with the signs of happiness and glory.

I Hatef Mokhtar on behalf of the entire team of The Oslo Times and Armed For The Quill wishes all my colleagues, friends and acquaintances from Bengal and Bangladesh a very happy and an extravagant Bengali New Year.

I wish this new era of traditional year fills your life with the success of your ambitions and an era which…

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Added by Hatef Mokhtar on April 13, 2012 at 22:48 — No Comments

Disorderly Conduct

Article 0 01ed915c000004b0 404 468x347 The murder of 16 Afghan civilians on March 11th 2012 shocked the international world and brought more tension to the already strained relationship.


U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales allegedly killed the civilians in cold blood but according to the Pentagon, Bales had been treated for a traumatic brain injury that he suffered in Iraq in 2010. Other information leaked by military officials indicated that Bales, who was on his fourth deployment, may…

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Added by Hatef Mokhtar on April 9, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments

Norway has always lived up to its repo of being great and efficient peace negotiator. After the recession of 2008 the country has survived with many challenges faced by the major European Economies. …

Norway has always lived up to its repo of being great and efficient peace negotiator. After the recession of 2008 the country has survived with many challenges faced by the major European Economies. Norway since then has grown in the leadership role to help out its European brothers with finances and even inviting large scale influx of jobless European immigrants to this peaceful piece of peace marked with great fjords. Norway being the second largest energy player and supplier after Russia…

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Added by Hatef Mokhtar on April 9, 2012 at 22:15 — No Comments

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