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  • Gujarat High Court rejects last appeal in 2002 riot case against Modi

    India's Gujarat High Court on Thursday rejected Zakia Jafri's plea for an investigation and action against Narendra Modi — the then chief minister and current prime minister— and 57 others for a conspiracy in the 2002 riots in the state, Times of India (TOI) reported...

    The court rejected pleas from Jafri — whose husband was killed in the riots — and Citizen for Justice and Peace activist Teesta Setalvad, and ruled that there was...

  • Nato plans biggest military exercise since 2002 to counter Islamic State

    Briefly turning attention away from Russia, Nato commanders said on Wednesday the alliance would carry out some of its toughest training yet in a complex “artificial threat scenario” in which militants attack on land, from the air and at sea...

    Nato has not held exercises on this scale since 2002, when 15 members of the alliance and 12 partner nations tested their capabilities in Norway and Poland...

  • 11 get life in prison for 2002 deadly Gujarat riots

    NEW DELHI: An Indian court has sentenced 11 people to life in prison for murder in one of the many deadly Gujarat riots that swept across the western state of Gujarat in 2002, leaving more than 1,000 dead...

    Indian prosecutors sought the death penalty on Monday for 24 Hindus convicted over a massacre in during the Gujarat riots in 2002, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was chief minister of the state...

  • How India's 2002 Gujarat riots unfolded

    AHMEDABAD: An Indian court jailed 24 Hindus Friday, 11 for life, over the massacre of dozens of Muslims in Gujarat state in 2002, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was chief minister...

    Here are some key facts about the deadly riots:On February 27, 2002, a fire ripped through a train at Godhra station in Gujarat in western India, burning 59 Hindu pilgrims alive...

  • 2002 appointment of Ogra’s executive director challenged in IHC

    ISLAMABAD: The appointment of Mohammad Yasin as executive director of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) in 2002 has been challenged 12 years later in the Islamabad High Court (IHC)...

    The petition against Mr Yasin was filed by local lawyer Haider Ali against his appointment as the authority’s executive director in 2002...

  • 2018 elections to be worse than 2002 polls: Bizenjo

    QUETTA: National Party (NP) president Senator Hasil Khan Bizenjo has claimed that certain forces have once again started hatching conspiracies against true democratic politicians in the country and predicted that the upcoming general elections may be worse than the 2002 elections, which were held under military dictator retired Gen Pervez Musharraf...

  • MMA leaders hopeful of repeating 2002 election performance

    KARACHI: Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) president Maulana Fazlur Rehman claimed on Sunday that the alliance would produce on July 25 better electoral results than it did in the 2002 general elections...

    “We have done it before and we are going to do it again with enormous support and love of the people of Karachi and elsewhere,” said Mr Rehman, who also heads his own faction of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam, the largest component of the...

  • ‘Amendments to Police Order 2002 to revive political, bureaucratic control’

    KARACHI: Police authorities, civil society and political parties have serious concerns over the recently revived Police Order because of some amendments that are said to be against the spirit of the judgements of the superior judiciary, undermine the independence of the inspector general of police (IGP) and politicise the department...

    On Saturday, the Pakistan Peoples Party-led Sindh government had managed to pass the Sindh (Repeal...

  • Amended Police Order 2002 to be put up in assembly for its adoption today

    KARACHI: After some minor amendments to the Police Order 2002 in the light of the observation made by Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, the Sindh cabinet on Wednesday accorded approval to present it in the provincial assembly on Thursday for its adoption...

    Sindh Bank stopped from further lendingThe meeting, which was attended by Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, all the provincial ministers, advisers and special assistants and secretaries...

  • Beauty parlour, hair salon employees not tested for Aids since 2002: ministry

    ISLAMABAD: Due to international obligations, health directorates of the capital have not tested the employees of beauty parlours and hair salons for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (Aids) since 2002...

    “Aids test is not conducted by Directorate of Health Services as objection was raised by the National Aids Control Programme (NACP) in 2002 which is the only programme allowed to conduct the tests and keep a record of Aids patients...

  • IHC seeks explanation over delay in enforcing 2002 police reforms in capital

    The court framed six questions to be answered by these authorities, including why Police Order 2002 could not be implemented in Islamabad; why proper investigation training was not imparted to investigation officers; whether the code of criminal procedure 1898 and Qanoon-i-Shahadat [Evidence Act] of 1984 were still applicable; whether the state was responsible for delay in administration of justice and whether victims of delayed justice could...

  • 'An attack on Japan is an attack on US,' says US top general

    The United States' (US) most senior military officer on Friday said North Korea understands that any attack on Japan is equal to one on the US itself and vice versa...

    “I think we made it clear to North Korea and anyone else in the region that an attack on one is an attack on both of us,” Dunford told Katsutoshi Kawano, chief of staff of Japan's Self-Defense Forces...

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