KATHMANDU, Sept 12: It was the era of the Maoist insurgency, and her village in Achham was not untouched. Minors were joining the rebel forces either willingly or by force. Saraswati Bista was 14. Her parents were worried about her safety. A relative brought a marriage proposal. She tied the knot at 15; with a man from Baitadi who used to work as a watchman in Delhi, India.
CHANDIGARH, March 20: In a rarest of a rare order, the Punjab and Haryana High Court ruled that death sentence was not enough and properties of convicts in heinous crime cases should be sold for recovery of a heavy fine to be slapped on them.
ABERDEEN, Sept 22: Law enforcement officials said Friday they might never know the motive for a female shooter’s violent rampage that killed three people and wounded three at a sprawling Maryland warehouse before she turned the gun on herself. It’s little consolation for grieving relatives and others trying to find answers.