Category: South Asia

Indian soldier sentenced to death for killing superior

An Indian soldier has been sentenced to death for killing his superior in Indian-administered Kashmir last year. Satyam Kumar was convicted by a court martial of shooting dead his guard commander, Havildar Padmarajan. Another soldier was injured in the incident. A defence spokesman said sentence was passed on 18 May […]

Two Pak soldiers killed in NWFP bombing

A roadside bombing in north-western Pakistan has killed two soldiers and injured at least five others, officials have said. The blast hit a convoy of soldiers near the town of Tank, some 70km (44 miles) north west of Dera Ismail Khan, in the North-West Frontier Province. The convoy was reportedly […]

Pakistan Ex-CJ: Courts must be free of executive pressure

Islamabad: Pakistan‘s ex-top judge has addressed thousands of supporters at Islamabad‘s Supreme Court, making a veiled attack on President Pervez Musharraf. Ex-Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry said it was vital to maintain the separation of branches of political power. His last planned address in the city of Karachi earlier in May […]