A friend of a young British woman stabbed to death on a houseboat in Kashmir said on Monday her alleged Dutch killer confessed that he murdered the backpacker for "no reason", reports The Times of India. Syed Ahmed Shoda, the houseboat owner's son and friend of the victim Sarah Groves, said Richard de Wit told him "there is no reason (why I killed her), I just killed her".
Gujarat CM Narendra Modi on Monday said that the Gujarat model of development was a success because of empowerment of women. The Gujarat CM said that he has worked to empower women in Gujarat. Modi said that in Gujarat, property being registered in the name of a woman had been made free of stamp duty.
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday directed the government to ensure that Pervez Musharraf does not leave the country as it began hearing several petitions seeking the former military ruler's trial for treason for subverting the constitution and declaring emergency in 2007.
The Congress should "come clean" on the "WikiLeaks revelations" that the late Rajiv Gandhi had been a middleman for a Swedish company looking to sell fighter jets to India in the 1970s, the BJP said Monday.
The cancellation of a key political rally that was to kick-start the election campaign of one of the largest political parties in Pakistan is seen by many as indicative of hard times for the country's secular political forces in the coming days, reports the BBC.
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