ISLAMABAD - Pakistan was set for a bruising showdown with opposition leader Nawaz Sharif late Saturday rejecting President Asif Ali Zardari’s olive branch on seeking a review of a Supreme Court verdict barring him and his brother from contesting elections, saying a lawyers’ stir for reinstating the judges sacked in 2007 would go ahead nonetheless.
ISLAMABAD - In a major climbdown to end a lawyers’ stir, the Pakistani government said Saturday it would appeal against a Supreme Court ruling that bars opposition leader Nawaz Sharif and his brother from contesting polls, as also take steps to reinstate the judges sacked in 2007.
CHENNAI - Madras High Court Chief Justice H.L. Gokhale warned Saturday that cases would be disposed off on merit Monday onwards if lawyers in Tamil Nadu continued to stay off work.
ISLAMABAD - The army was placed on alert here Saturday as a defiant opposition leader Nawaz Sharif turned down the government’s plea to call off the lawyers’ ‘long march’ for restoration of the Supreme Court judges sacked in 2007, saying there was no room left for talks.
LONDON - Apple has landed in legal trouble after a mother alleged her son endured second-degree burns when the company’s iPod touch music players exploded in his pocket.
KATHMANDU - The Supreme Court (SC) of Nepal on Friday upheld the fresh recruitments of around 3,000 soldiers in the Nepal Army (NA).
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari outrightly rejected the US-UK backed reconciliation formula involving Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani and ordered a crackdown on the media to stifle the lawyers’ Long March.
NEW DELHI - Despite a Supreme Court directive to colleges to curb ragging, the scourge that most recently caused the death of a medical student and led another to attempt suicide, continues to terrorise hundreds across the country, with many brutal cases going unreported.