64 People Have Been Arrested For Using Blogs

More bloggers than ever face arrest for exposing human rights abuses or criticising governments, says a report.

According to article published at BBC, Elections in China, Pakistan and the US could prompt more arrests for exposing human rights abuses or highlighting bad practices followed by governments. This is scary.

From the article:

Citizens have faced arrest and jail for blogging about many different topics, said the World Information Access (WIA) report.

Arrested bloggers exposed corruption in government, abuse of human rights or suppression of protests. They criticised public policies and took political figures to task

India ICC Test rankings

With recent victory for India, our position in ICC test cricket is at number two. Thanks to Indian spin duo Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh, India scored 259-run victory in Ahmedabad on Thursday. India won the three match series with 2-0. And no wonder Harbhajan was declared man of the match, while Kumble man of the series.

ICC Test rankings as on 23-Dec-2005

  • #1 : Australia ( 128 points)
  • #2 : India ( 115 points)
  • #3 : England ( 113 points)
  • #4 : Pakistan ( 103 points)
  • #5 : S Africa ( 100 points)
  • #6 : N Zealand ( 100 points)
  • #7 : Sri Lanka ( 96 points)
  • #8 : W Indies ( 73 points)
  • #9 : Zimbabwe ( 27 points)
  • #10 : Bangladesh ( 5 points)

Earthquake Prediction ?

According to US-based quake researcher Zhonghao Shou, who has been using satellite imagery to predict quakes on the basis of peculiar cloud formations, ancient Chinese and Italians studied special clouds which were indicative of impending earthquakes.

A website on earthquake clouds and short term prediction maintained by him ‘Earthquake clouds and short term prediction’ homepage, states that he had predicted “a China or Neighbour EQ Cloud” more than 24 hours before the Pakistan quake happened.

That is really a good stuff, IMPO.