Lastnight World: Indian-American convicted of murder in California

28-year-old Indian-American man has been convicted of murder of another person from the community outside a gurdwara in California.

Published:June 23, 2013 2:21 am

Washington: A 28-year-old Indian-American man has been convicted of murder of another person from the community outside a gurdwara in California. Gurpreet Singh Gosal was convicted of killing Parmjit Pamma Singh,26,outside the Bradshaw gurdwara in Sacramento during a Sikh sports festival on August 31,2008. PTI

Indian-origin man guilty of smuggling

Toronto: An Indian-origin trucker has been found guilty of smuggling cocaine into Canada from the US,by a Vancouver court. Navdeep Singh Dhillon was convicted for importing 30 kg of cocaine,a controlled substance,and possession for the purpose of trafficking,The Vancouver Province reported. PTI

Pak actress injured in acid attack

Peshawar: An actress was injured in an acid attack,allegedly carried out by a spurned suitor,in northwest Pakistan Saturday. Bushra,18,a Pashto actress who has worked in films,television and theatre,was attacked while she was sleeping at her home in Nowshera town of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province early Saturday morning. PTI

Australian PM launches discrimination inquiry

Sydney: The government of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Saturday asked the Human Rights Commission to launch an inquiry into the treatment of women in the workplace,marking a return to the vexed issue of gender equality. Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick will oversee a national survey to assess the prevalence,nature and consequences of discrimination relating,in particular,to pregnancy at work and return to work after parental leave. PTI

Russian NGO evicted from Moscow office

MOSCOW: Law enforcement agents forcibly evicted the head of For Human Rights,one of Russia’s leading human rights groups and about a half dozen others from his Moscow office early Saturday,in the latest attack on a Russian NGO. AP

Arrests disbanded Spain terror gang

Madrid: Eight suspected jihadist militants who formed part of a terrorist recruitment network that sent 50 militants to carry out attacks for al-Qaeda-linked groups in Syria have been arrested,Spain’s interior minister said Saturday. Jorge Fernandez Diaz said the arrests by police early Friday had disbanded and “neutralised” the network. AP

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