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India politician guilty of murder for Gujarat riots AHMEDABAD: An Indian court on Wednesday convicted a former state minister of murder for her involvement in a massacre of Muslims during religious riots in Gujarat in 2002, a prosecutor said. Maya Kodnani, who served as a minister in Gujarat's Hindu nationalist state government from 2007-2009, was found guilty over the killing of 97 Muslims in the Naroda Patiya suburb of the city of Ahmedabad. Prosecution lawyer Shamshad Pathan told AFP that, as well as murder, Kodnani was also convicted of conspiracy. Out of 61 people facing charges including murder, criminal conspiracy and causing grievous hurt with deadly weapons, 32 had been found guilty and 29 acquitted, he added. Kodnani, who served as child and human development minister under Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi until her arrest in 2009, broke down in tears, the lawyer said. Modi -- a prominent figure in the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party and a possible future candidate for prime ...

Five Afghan soldiers die in suicide attack  ASAD ABAD: Five Afghan army soldiers were killed in an insurgent roadside bombing and suicide attack in an eastern Afghanistan militant hotbed, officials said Wednesday. The soldiers were attacked late Tuesday in Kunar province by a suicide bomber on foot after a smaller explosion caused by a roadside bombing, a tactic that Afghan insurgents use often, the officials said. "First there was an improvised roadside bombing that hit an army convoy," Mohammad Amin Tokhi, the Kunar provincial ...
Verdict due on Kasab appeal  NEW DELHI: India's Supreme Court was due Wednesday to deliver its verdict on an appeal against the death sentence handed down to the lone surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Mohammed Kasab, one of 10 gunmen who laid siege to Mumbai in attacks that lasted nearly three days and killed 166 people, launched his appeal claiming he had not been given a fair trial. He was found guilty of charges including waging war against India, murder ...
Japan opposition to slap PM with censure motion  TOKYO Japan's opposition was set Wednesday to file a censure motion against Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda that threatens to stall parliament and bolster calls for snap elections. The non-binding motion, expected to pass the opposition-controlled upper house, amounts to a slap on the wrist for the premier and is seen as highly embarrassing. It heaps more pressure on his government ahead of a general election expected to be called in early November. It would also effectively end the ...
Sonia Gandhi slams opposition MPs over deadlock NEW DELHI: Sonia Gandhi, the president of India's  ruling Congress party, on Tuesday upped the stakes in a six-day parliamentary  stand-off that has paralysed government plans to revive the slowing economy. Gandhi, the grand matriarch of Indian politics, attacked the main  opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for holding noisy protests every day in  parliament that have forced business to be abandoned. The BJP is demanding that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh resign over  allegations that his government missed ...
Afghan truck bomb kills four, wounds police chief  KANDAHAR: A "massive" suicide truck bombing in Kandahar killed four civilians and wounded the provincial police chief overnight, authorities said Tuesday. The bombing targeted General Abdul Raziq, the Kandahar provincial police chief, who has a strong anti-Taliban background. Raziq survived the bombing with "minor" injuries to his face, arms and a leg. "His injuries are not serious and he will soon be discharged from the hospital," a statement from the provincial governor's office said. "He suffers from burns ...
Japan says time to address China relations  TOKYO: Japan's foreign minister Tuesday said it was time to address relations with China which have soured over a territorial dispute as an incident targeting the Japanese ambassador added to tensions. Monday's incident in which the national flag was ripped off a car carrying the Japanese ambassador in Beijing came amid widespread anti-Japan demonstrations over a disputed East China Sea island chain known in China as Diaoyu and in Japan as Senkaku. Describing the incident as "very ...


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