Sharif demands immediate release of detained activists

LAHORE - Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif today demanded immediate release of the lawyers, representatives of civil society and politicians arrested by police for participating in the lawyers’ long march.

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Court extends custody of Indian Mujahideen members

NEW DELHI - A city court Thursday extended by five days the police custody of two alleged members of the Indian Mujahideen outfit who are accused of sending terror e-mails to the media before the serial bombings in the country last year.

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Pakistani lawyers begin long march, ignore government’s plea on rally venue

ISLAMABAD - Thousands of Pakistani lawyers Thursday began a Long March to demand restoration of Supreme Court judges sacked two years ago, ignoring both a police crackdown and the government plea on maintaining order during the stir.

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Person can murder when there exists reasonable apprehension: SC

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court on Thursday absolved two men accused of murdering a man thirty years ago.

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Pakistani media condemns ‘open fascism’ to counter Long March

ISLAMABAD - Fascism of the worst kind was in evidence as the Pakistani government moved to counter the lawyers’ Long March that began Thursday, taking the country ‘downwards in the direction of totalitarianism’, a leading English daily said as another warned of the inevitability of violence during the protest.

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Jury awarded $10.2 million in a dental malpractice lawsuit

dental-malpracticeNew Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Results in $10.2M Verdict against Oral Surgeon Dr. George Flugrad, from Perth Amboy, New Jersey over wrongful death of a patient due to negligence.

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Average number of settlement on securities class action lawsuits had a sharp drop

lawAccording to a report released today by Cornerstone Research , the number of average settlements of securities class action dropped by more than 50% in 2008. Researchers observed a sharp drop, a median amount of cases settled in 2008 was $8 million, compared with $9 million in 2007.

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Pakistani lawyers begin long march despite police crackdown

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani lawyers Thursday began their long march from Karachi to demand restoration of Supreme Court judges sacked two years back, as over 400 opposition activists across Punjab were rounded up in a major crackdown by the police on the eve of the march and the sit-in planned here next Monday.

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Speaker must hire government lawyer: Malaysian court

IPOH - A high court has told an ethnic Indian presiding officer that he is ‘part of the government’ and hence cannot engage private lawyers to defend himself.

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Over 400 held in Pakistan crackdown on lawyers, politicians

LAHORE - Over 400 opposition activists across Punjab have been rounded up in a major crackdown by the police ahead of the lawyers’ long march scheduled to start Thursday and sit-in planned in Islamabad next Monday.

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