Pakistani Taliban behind Gojra carnage, says Punjab governor

GOJRA - The governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province Tuesday said the militants from the Swat Valley are responsible for the communal clashes in this Pakistani city last week in which nine people, including six women, were killed and scores of others injured.

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Supreme Court stays BHC order on Pradhan Committee report

MUMBAI - The Supreme Court has stayed the Bombay High Court order directing Maharashtra Government to present the Pradhan Committee report, which probed government’s response to 26/11 terror attacks.

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Pakistan’s National Assembly passes bill against domestic violence

ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly, the lower house of Pakistan’s parliament, Tuesday unanimously passed a bill against domestic violence to protect women, children and families vulnerable to crimes at home.

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British Pakistani Christians demand abolition of blasphemy law

LONDON/ISLAMABAD - British Pakistani Christians Tuesday urged Islamabad to abolish the country’s blasphemy law, saying unscrupulous elements had misused it against the minority community to cause law and order problems.

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SC to Gujarat Govt: Why was Sohrabuddin case not entrusted to SIT

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court asked the Gujarat Government on Monday as to why the Sohrabuddin Sheikh alleged fake encounter case not be entrusted to the Special Investigations Team (SIT).

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Pakistan’s parliament can try Musharraf: attorney general

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s parliament can try former president Pervez Musharraf, whose declaration of an emergency and sacking of the Supreme Court judges Nov 3, 2007 has been invalidated by the apex court, the country’s top law officer said Monday.

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Bombay HC dismisses petition on RIL- RPL merger

MUMBAI - The Bombay High Court on Monday dismissed a petition filed against the merger of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and Reliance Petroleum Ltd (RPL).

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Patna HC grants bail to Shahabuddin

PATNA - The Patna High Court on Monday granted bail to controversial RJD leader Mohammed Shahabuddin in a murder case.

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Top pro-Taliban cleric faces treason charge in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani authorities have registered treason charges against a top pro-Taliban leader for making “anti-state” remarks, officials said Sunday.

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West Bengal Govt. authorities continue impounding of old vehicles in Kolkata

KOLKATA - West Bengal Government authorities in Kolkata city continued impounding old vehicles on the second day on Sunday in compliance with the Calcutta High Court directive banning vehicles that have been in use for over 15 years.

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