Afghanistan: Teenage girl appeals and wins forced prostitution case


Little did Sahar Gul knew, an Afghani teenager that she may land up in hospital after her in-laws forced her to take up prostitution. Her case ended up in the Supreme Court of Afghanistan after her convicted in-laws were released by appeals courts, who were originally sentenced to a 10 year jail term. The AljazeeraContinue reading “Afghanistan: Teenage girl appeals and wins forced prostitution case”

#Syria ready for #chemicalweapons probe by #UN


  The Syrian government has announced on Sunday that it is ready to allow United Nations inspectors currently present in Damascus to conduct their investigation. The attacks took place in areas around the Syrian capital. The opposition has accused the government of using chemical weapons against fighters and civilians five days ago. Source: WSJ, BBC

#UN packs-off #AngelaKane to #Syria for #chemicalweapons probe


Angela Kane, disarmament chief at the UN has reached Damascus to push the Syrian government to probe the site of a chemical weapons attack. Source: BBC

Armed guards deployed at non-violence preaching Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial


The ‘armed’ security personnel have been deployed at ‘Rajghat” for the first time and before the 67th independence day amidst terrorism threats and intelligence inputs,  ‘Rajghat’ is the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi who is also known as the father of the nation in India and has advocated non-violence all through India’s freedom struggle from BritishContinue reading “Armed guards deployed at non-violence preaching Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial”

Former Home Secretary Pillai unsure whether Ishrat Jahan was a terrorist


There is no mention of Ishrat Jahan in the NIA report that was prepared after interrogating David Headley, Mumbai terror attack accused, said former Union Home Secretary G K Pillai on Tuesday. Pillai has however said Ishrat Jahan who was killed in an encounter in Gujarat was actually with people out of which two wereContinue reading “Former Home Secretary Pillai unsure whether Ishrat Jahan was a terrorist”