Punjabi people http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25282/all en Indian rape accused had appeared on reality TV show http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/indian-rape-accused-had-appeared-reality-tv-show <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Satarupa Bhattacharjya</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The driver of the bus on which an Indian student was gang-raped and fatally beaten featured three years ago on a television show that was hosted by a former top woman police officer.</p> <p>Ram Singh, the main accused in last month's assault on the woman in New Delhi, had sought help on the show, "Aap Ki Kacheri" or "Your Court", to get compensation for injuries he sustained in a bus accident, show host Kiran Bedi said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/indian-rape-accused-had-appeared-reality-tv-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Indian people Kiran Bedi Labor Law Punjabi people Ram Singh Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 06:45:25 +0000 5732995 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights at 2100 GMT, Jan 11 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-2100-gmt-jan-11 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 11 (Reuters) - TOP STORIES</p> <p>-----------</p> <p>BEIRUT/GENEVA - Rebels seized control of one of Syria's largest helicopter bases on Friday, opposition sources said, in their first capture of a military airfield used by President Bashar al-Assad's forces.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-2100-gmt-jan-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Asia Human Interest Punjabi people Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:45:24 +0000 5733442 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 7-Pakistan turmoil deepens as court orders PM's arrest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-7-pakistan-turmoil-deepens-court-orders-pms-arrest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Government under mounting pressure</p> <p>* Cleric emerges as pre-election wild card</p> <p>* Fears military will intervene in politics again (Adds analyst quote)</p> <p>By Mehreen Zahra-Malik and Katharine Houreld</p> <p>ISLAMABAD, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered the arrest of the prime minister on Tuesday on corruption allegations, ratcheting up pressure on a government that is also facing street protests led by a cleric who has a history of ties to the army.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-7-pakistan-turmoil-deepens-court-orders-pms-arrest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law Pakistan Pakistani politicians Politics Punjabi people Religion War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 04:30:26 +0000 5734526 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Pakistan warns anti-government cleric to end protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-pakistan-warns-anti-government-cleric-end-protest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Recasts with warning to end protests)</p> <p>By Mubasher Bukhari</p> <p>ISLAMABAD, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Pakistan's interior minister on Wednesday warned an anti-government Muslim cleric and thousands of protesters camped out near parliament to disperse, saying they were at risk of attack by militants.</p> <p>Rehman Malik said authorities had learned militants might be planning to target the crowd, and that the cleric, Muhammad Tahirul Qadri, would be held responsible for any attacks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-pakistan-warns-anti-government-cleric-end-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Hospitality Law Pakistan Pakistani politicians Politics Punjabi people War Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:00:26 +0000 5735251 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan anti-graft board refuses to arrest PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/pakistan-anti-graft-board-refuses-arrest-pm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ISLAMABAD, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The chief of the Pakistani government's anti-corruption department on Thursday rejected a Supreme Court order to arrest the prime minister, television channels reported, providing some relief to a government gripped by political turmoil.</p> <p>On Tuesday, the court ordered the arrest of Raja Pervez Ashraf in connection with alleged kickbacks in transactions involving rental power plants when he served as power minister.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/pakistan-anti-graft-board-refuses-arrest-pm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Hospitality Law Pakistan Politics Punjabi people Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 08:30:34 +0000 5735474 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-Pakistan cleric ends protest after deal with gov't http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-pakistan-anti-graft-board-refuses-arrest-pm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Fiery cleric wins say in pre-election electoral process</p> <p>* Military denies links to protests</p> <p>* Official refuses Supreme Court order to arrest prime minister</p> <p>By Mubasher Bukhari</p> <p>ISLAMABAD, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A Muslim cleric with a history of ties to the military who has been calling for the Pakistani government to resign reached a deal with the administration on Thursday that will give him a say in the electoral process ahead of elections.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-pakistan-anti-graft-board-refuses-arrest-pm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Court system of Pakistan Entertainment Hospitality Law Pakistan Pakistani politicians Politics Politics of Pakistan Punjabi people Religion Supreme Court of Pakistan War Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:45:15 +0000 5735491 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Pakistan's Asif, Butt fight spot-fixing bans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/cricket-pakistans-asif-butt-fight-spot-fixing-bans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif left for Switzerland Tuesday to fight to overturn bans imposed two years ago for spot-fixing.</p> <p>Captain Butt and fast bowlers Asif and Mohammad Aamer were banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for contriving to bowl deliberate no-balls during the Lord's Test between Pakistan and England in August 2010.</p> <p>Butt was banned for 10 years, with five suspended, Asif for seven years with two suspended and the then teenager Aamer for five years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/cricket-pakistans-asif-butt-fight-spot-fixing-bans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Mohammad Asif Punjabi people Sports AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:16:10 +0000 5746559 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-Pakistan's Butt and Asif ready for CAS appeal hearings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/cricket-pakistans-butt-and-asif-ready-cas-appeal-hearings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KARACHI, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The appeals of Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif against their bans for involvement in spot-fixing will be heard this week at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)in Geneva.</p> <p>Both players set off for Switzerland on Tuesday to attend the appeal hearing which will be chaired by conflict resolution professional Graeme Mew who is a practicing lawyer.</p> <p>"I have pleaded my innocence all along these last two years which have been terrible for me and my family," Butt told reporters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/cricket-pakistans-butt-and-asif-ready-cas-appeal-hearings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Mohammad Asif Punjabi people Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:16:12 +0000 5746702 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Banned Butt wants Pakistan career revival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/cricket-banned-butt-wants-pakistan-career-revival <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt Thursday pleaded for a revival of his cricket career, frozen by a long ban for spot-fixing in the infamous Lord's Test against England in 2010.</p> <p>The 28-year-old was banned for 10 years, with the possibility of five suspended, for his role in arranging no balls to order in the match, but will appeal against the sentence at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Friday.</p> <p>Butt, who was jailed by a British court over the scandal, said the suspension was a career-ending punishment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/cricket-banned-butt-wants-pakistan-career-revival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Punjabi people Sports AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:15:55 +0000 5748740 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: CAS starts hearing on Asif spot-fixing ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/cricket-cas-starts-hearing-asif-spot-fixing-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday kicked off an appeal hearing where Pakistan cricketeer Mohammad Asif hopes to overturn a ban imposed for spot-fixing.</p> <p>Matthieu Reeb, head of the Swiss-based tribunal, said the hearing was due to end at 6:00 pm local time (1700 GMT), and that fast bowler Asif was there in person to fight his case.</p> <p>On Friday, Pakistan captain Salman Butt is due to attend a CAS appeal hearing on his own ban.</p> <p>The court is not expected to issue a ruling in their case this week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/cricket-cas-starts-hearing-asif-spot-fixing-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Mohammad Asif Punjabi people Sports AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:15:59 +0000 5748742 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Asif hopeful after CAS spot-fixing ban appeal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/cricket-asif-hopeful-after-cas-spot-fixing-ban-appeal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif is hopeful the Court of Arbitration for Sport will ovedrturn his ban for spot-fixing in one of the biggest cricket scandals in years, he said on Thursday.</p> <p>"Today was quite busy," Asif told AFP after the end of a day-long hearing behind closed doors at the CAS's Swiss headquarters. "They will give us their decision in the next three weeks."</p> <p>He added: "Hopefully I am going to win this case. I'd like to play cricket again."</p> <p>On Friday, Pakistan captain Salman Butt is due to attend a CAS appeal hearing on his own ban.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/cricket-asif-hopeful-after-cas-spot-fixing-ban-appeal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Mohammad Asif Punjabi people Sports AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:46:10 +0000 5749257 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Asif hopeful after CAS spot-fixing ban appeal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/cricket-asif-hopeful-after-cas-spot-fixing-ban-appeal-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif is hopeful the Court of Arbitration for Sport will overturn his ban for spot-fixing in one of the biggest cricket scandals in years, he said on Thursday.</p> <p>"Today was quite busy," Asif told AFP after the end of a day-long hearing behind closed doors at the CAS's Swiss headquarters. "They will give us their decision in the next three weeks."</p> <p>He added: "Hopefully I am going to win this case. I'd like to play cricket again."</p> <p>On Friday, Pakistan captain Salman Butt is due to attend a CAS appeal hearing on his own ban.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/cricket-asif-hopeful-after-cas-spot-fixing-ban-appeal-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Mohammad Asif Punjabi people Sports AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 01:01:06 +0000 5749530 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Banned Butt upbeat as he arrives for CAS appeal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/cricket-banned-butt-upbeat-he-arrives-cas-appeal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt appeared upbeat as he arrived at a Swiss court Friday in a bid to overturn a ban imposed for spot-fixing and revive his cricket career.</p> <p>"I feel good," Butt said as he arrived at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, shortly after 9:00 am (0800 GMT).</p> <p>His appearance comes a day after Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif appeared before the court, in what he described to AFP as a "quite busy" day of hearings about the infamous Lord's Test against England in 2010.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/cricket-banned-butt-upbeat-he-arrives-cas-appeal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Punjabi people Salman Butt Sports AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:01:59 +0000 5749812 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Banned Butt has high hopes after CAS appeal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/cricket-banned-butt-has-high-hopes-after-cas-appeal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Disgraced former Pakistan captain Salman Butt on Friday said he hoped the Court of Arbitration for Sport would overturn his ban imposed for spot-fixing and let him return to the game he loves.</p> <p>"I am grateful to the CAS that they have allowed me this opportunity to appeal this sentence," Butt said in a statement released after a day-long hearing at the Swiss-based court.</p> <p>"Since September 2010, until now, I have not been able to play any meaningful game of cricket: to coach or to even be involved in the administration of the game," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/cricket-banned-butt-has-high-hopes-after-cas-appeal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Politics Punjabi people Salman Butt Sports AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 16:30:32 +0000 5750271 at http://www.globalpost.com India parliament attack plotter hanged http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/india-parliament-attack-plotter-hanged <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India executed a Kashmiri separatist on Saturday over his role in a deadly attack on parliament in 2001 after his final mercy plea was rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee, officials said.</p> <p>Mohammed Afzal Guru, a former fruit seller, was hanged at Tihar Jail at around 7:30am (0200 GMT), becoming only the second person to be hanged in India in nearly a decade, officials said.</p> <p>"Yes, he has been hanged," Home Secretary R.K. Singh said in brief comments to AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/india-parliament-attack-plotter-hanged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Jammu and Kashmir Kashmir Mohammed Afzal Guru Punjabi people War AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 03:46:17 +0000 5750740 at http://www.globalpost.com