Nepal govt deplores anti-India move of Maoist party
Kathmandu: Ruling United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has deplored the move of CPN-Maoist to prevent vehicles with Indian number plates from entering Nepal,screening of Indian movies,and targeting businesses and academic institutions run with Indian investments terming it as a ploy to foment communal riots. A meeting of the constituent parties of the UDMF,held in Kathmandu on Friday,urged the CPN-Maoist to immediately withdraw all activities directed against India.
Pak: Malik asked to appear in court on Oct 3
islamabad: The Supreme Court Saturday directed Interior Minister Rehman Malik to appear before it on October 3 to substantiate his allegation that there are many members of federal and provincial assemblies who hold dual nationality.
Iran slams US for taking group off terror list
TEHRAN: Iran on Saturday condemned the Obama administration for taking Mujahedeen-e-Khalq,an Iranian militant group formerly allied with Saddam Hussein,off the US terrorism list,saying it showed Washingtons double standards.
TV reporter shot dead in southwest Pakistan
Islamabad: A reporter of a TV news channel was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the restive
Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan on Saturday,officials said. Abdul Haq Baloch,a correspondent for ARY News in Khuzdar city,was attacked by two gunmen riding a motorcycle near the local press club at Chakar Khan Road. Officials said the motive for the killing had not been ascertained.
US death row inmate freed after DNA proof
Washington: An inmate on death row,Damon Thibodeaux,walked free after spending 15 years behind bars as DNA evidence showed he had been wrongfully convicted of
the rape and murder of his cousin,authorities said. The 38-year-old was released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary on Friday afternoon. He is the 18th US death row inmate released due to DNA evidence.
Nigeria,Saudi ministers meet over Haj dispute
Abuja: Nigeria and Saudi Arabia held high-level talks on Saturday to resolve diplomatic tensions generated by Riyadhs decision to deport 1,000 Nigerian women Haj pilgrims
who were not accompanied by male guardians. Nigeria retaliated to the move on Friday by stopping all Haj flights to Saudi Arabia.