Islamists in south-western Bangladesh regrouping

By Amanur Aman, back from Meherpur and Jhenidah Banned Islamist militants organisations are regrouping their cadres in southwestern districts.At least 12,000 trained cadres are active in the region covering Kushtia, Meherpur, Jhenidah, Jessore, Khulna, Narail and Satkhira, according to intelligence sources. Most of them are madrassa student. They belong to […]

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 […]

Shilpa Shetty’s Melbourne Media Conference