Sunday, May 10th, 2015
LAHORE, 10 MAY, (DNA) – Last week, a five-member delegation of Zimbabwe cricket team visited Lahore to review security arrangements by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for a series scheduled from May 20 to June 1. During the series, three One-day International and two T20 matches will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium. A curfew-like situation was witnessed in and around the Qadhafi Stadium during the Zimbabwe delegation tour. Headed by Zimbabwe Cricket Director General Alistair Campbell, also a former Test cricketer, the delegation first visited Qadhafi Stadium, where itRead More
RAIPUR, 10 MAY, (DNA) – Maoist rebels have killed one hostage and released some 250 others in India’s restive Chhattisgarh state after capturing the villagers on the eve of premier Narendra Modi’s visit to the state, police said Sunday. The insurgents rounded up the villagers late on Friday and marched them into the forests in impoverished Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district in protest against construction of a local bridge, police said. “All villagers have been released [late on Saturday] except one who was killed at the hands of the Maoists,” District InspectorRead More
KABUL, 10 MAY, (DNA) – An Afghan judge has postponed issuing verdicts for the 19 police officers charged over the mob killing of a woman in Kabul. Safiullah Mojadedi said in this respect that more time is need to complete the investigation into the officers, who are charged with failing to prevent the March 19 attack on the woman named Farkhunda. He did not specifically say when he’d issue the verdicts. Of the 49 defendants charged over the slaying, four have been sentenced to death and eight to 16 yearsRead More
KOHAT, 10 MAY, (DNA) – The military has destroyed all the command and control centres of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Darra Adamkhel and adjoining Orakzai Agency. A senior army officer told media that the law and order situation had gradually improved during the last few years and it was much better these days. He said that there was negligible threat to the public and military now. The normalcy in Kohat could be gauged from the fact that the army organised a public mela (fair) inside the cantonment.