Category archives: Celebrity

'Blade runner' Oscar Pistorius charged with murder in shooting of girlfriend

RETORIA—Oscar Pistorius has been charged with themurder of his girlfriend after model Reeva Steenkamp was shot inside the Olympic athlete’s home in South Africa. Police in South Africa do not name suspects in crimes until they have appeared in court but police spokesperson Brig. Denise Beukes said that Pistorius was at his home after the death of the 29-year-old Steenkamp and “there is no other suspect involved.” Beukes said the suspect was undergoing […]

Praveen Togadia booked for 'hate speech' in Maharashtra?

NEW DELHI: Acting on pressure from the Union home ministry, the Maharashtra Police on Thursday registered a case against Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Praveen Togadia for making an alleged hate speech in Maharashtra’s Nanded district, according to Times Now. Nanded police who listened to the speech following the row said that they didn’t find the speech “communal”. Earlier, the home ministry had asked the Prithviraj Chavan-led Maharashtra government to […]

Pakistani militant strikes a less militant tone.

Lahore: Ten million dollars does not seem to buy much in this bustling Pakistani city. That is the sum the United States is offering for help in convicting Hafiz Saeed, perhaps the country’s best-known jihadi leader. Yet Saeed lives an open, and apparently fearless, life in a middle-class neighbourhood here. “I move about like an ordinary person – that’s my style,” said Saeed, a burly 64-year-old, reclining on a bolster as […]

Better Than Gold: The Morgan Rathke Story

You would think there’s nothing more an Olympic gymnast dreams about than taking her place on the winner’s stand, bathed in the adoration of her nation and wearing a gold medal around her neck. But sometimes there are greater heights to soar to — and greater prizes to claim — than Olympic glory. That’s why, even as we all breathlessly cheered the triumphs of our “Fab Five” Olympic gymnasts this […]

Taliban threaten to kill Imran Khan

Taliban leaders will hold a meeting to decide whether a Pakistani cricket star-turned-politician will be allowed to hold a planned march to their tribal stronghold to protest U.S. drone strikes, the militant group’s spokesman said Thursday. Ahsanullah Ahsan said the Pakistani Taliban consider Imran Khan to be an “infidel” since he has described himself as a liberal — a term they associate with a lack of religious belief. But the […]