Briefly World: New PML-N govt to go ahead with Musharraf’s trial

New PML-N govt to go ahead with Musharraf’s trial Islamabad: Pervez Musharraf may become the first dictator in Pakistan’s history to face trial for high treason as the new government has decided to go ahead with a case against him for abrogating the Constitution and imposing emergency rule in 2007,a media report said Friday. The […]

Written by Agencies | Published: June 22, 2013 1:34:36 am

New PML-N govt to go ahead with Musharraf’s trial

Islamabad: Pervez Musharraf may become the first dictator in Pakistan’s history to face trial for high treason as the new government has decided to go ahead with a case against him for abrogating the Constitution and imposing emergency rule in 2007,a media report said Friday. The government will support measures to uphold the Constitution and rule of law instead of saving 69-year-old Musharraf from trial on a charge of high treason,The News reported. PTI

Scribes held in Nepal over ‘objectionable content’

Kathmandu: Two journalists have been arrested in Nepal for publishing “objectionable content”,even as the

country’s media watchdog termed it as “illegal” and demanded their immediate release. Sushil Panta,editor of nepaliheadlines.com,and his reporter Santosh Bhattarai were held after the Padma Kanya Multiple Campus lodged a complaint over an article posted in their online news portal Thursday about the sexual life of

college students. PTI

China TV shows men save girl from 5-storey fall

Beijing: Chinese state television has shown men catching a 2-and-a-half-year-old girl who apparently fell from a fifth-story window. The girl,Qiqi,escaped with small scrapes on her face. The security camera footage aired by CCTV showed a group of men in an alley pointing and looking up the side of a building. They dash into a huddle just as the youngster falls into their arms. pti

British teacher jailed for abducting pupil

London: A British teacher was today sentenced to five years and six months in jail for abducting and having sex with a 15-year-old pupil,nine months after they fled to France and sparked an international manhunt. Jeremy Forrest,a married 30-year-old maths teacher,was convicted of abduction by a jury Thursday,and Friday admitted five further counts of sexual activity with a child. AP

NASA to send DNA of UK sci-fi writer into space

Washington: NASA is planning to send DNA of famed British science fiction writer Sir Arthur C Clarke into

space — five years after his death. The author of the novel 2001: A Space Odyssey died in 2008 in Sri Lanka,and now NASA scientists have announced plans to send his DNA into orbit around the Sun in 2014 aboard the Sunjammer,a solar-powered spacecraft which gets its name

from the writings of Clarke. PTI

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