A court in Bangladeshi has ordered the arrest of 24 people and seizure of their assets after they failed to turn up to face murder charges over the collapse of a clothing factory that killed more than 1,100 people. Senior judicial magistrate Mohammad Al Amin issued the warrants after …Read More »
A German court on Tuesday sentenced a Pakistan-born couple to life in jail for the “honour killing” of their 19-year-old daughter, who had had sex before marriage. The 52-year-old father was found guilty of strangling the teenager to death, and the 41-year-old mother was also jailed, as an accessory to …Read More »
Murder charges filed this week against five suspected Islamist militants in the killing of a Bangladesh blogger give the government a chance to prove it’s serious about protecting the nation’s bloggers. The formal charges, filed in connection with the March killing of Washiqur Rahman Babu, mark the first time charges …Read More »
The first poster of one of the most anticipated Indian films in decades has been released and it promises plenty.
‘Talvar’ stars the talented duo of Irrfan Khan and Konkana Sen Sharma and is based on the infamous Aarushi Talwar murder case.
Aarushi, was a 14-year-old Delhi girl who was found dead inside her parent’s apartment in Noida on the night of 15 May 2008. A day later a domestic servant employed by Aarushi’s family – 45-year-oold Hemraj Banjade – was found dead on the roof terrace of the family home.
The murders created a media circus with newspapers and 4-hour news channels attempting to outdo each other with outrageous coverage of the Talwar family, including raucous debates during which “experts” attempted to point to a “relationship” between Banjade and Aarushi.
Aarushi’s parents were eventually convicted of her murder with what legal experts believe was weak, circumstantial evidence.
Actor Irrfan Khan plays an investigating officer while the key roles of Mr and Mrs Talwar are played by Neeraj Kabi and Konkona Sen Sharma respectively.
Khan’s ‘Haider’ co-star Tabu plays Aarushi’s aunt Vandana Talwar who continues to helm a campaign to prove the Talwar’s innocence.
The ‘Haider’ connection to the film continues as it is penned by acclaimed writer and director Vishal Bhardwaj who is believed to have spoken to both Mr and Mrs Talwar as well as Vandana Talwar.
‘Talvar’ is directed by Meghna Gulzar, the daughter of legendary Indian lyricist Gulzar, and is set to premier at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.
The film hits cinemas around the world October 2.Read More »
Former Indian minister and diplomat Shashi Tharoor is to be questioned by police in Delhi after they opened a murder investigation against “unknown persons” following the death of his glamorous wife. Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in her five-star hotel room in Delhi in January 2014, after publicly accusing Tharoor …Read More »
A South African judge has found Shrien Dewani not guilty of orchestrating the killing of his wife Anni during the couple’s honeymoon in 2010. Ruling on an application for a dismissal of the case against Mr Dewani, Judge Jeanette Traverso ruled that the prosecution’s case against the accused was so …Read More »
A British-Pakistani man has been charged with the murder of a woman in Lahore. Ghulam Asia, 49, was gunned down outside her home in the city on 27 July last year. Tariq Rana, 30, is accused of killing her and will be tried in the UK after being arrested in …Read More »
The horrific murder of British aid worker Alan Henning by Islamic State has “backfired” on the terror group and turned Muslim opinion against Mr Henning’s killers, according to a Home Office official charged with fighting radicalization of British Muslims. Mr Henning, a 47-year-old taxi driver from Manchester, was captured last …Read More »
Tragic Indo-Swedish honeymoon bride Anni Dewani was shot dead “by accident”, lawyers for her husband, who is accused of orchestrating her murder, claimed in a South African court today. Francois van Zyl, counsel of Bristol-born British Indian care home owner Shrien Dewani, was questioning a South African man who has …Read More »
A middleman who introduced honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani to the hit man who killed his wife Anni knew about the carefully arranged plot murder plot all along, a court in Cape Town heard today. Fixer Monde Mbolombo is said to have put Dewani and his taxi driver Zola …Read More »