CHENNAI, India: Three men convicted of the 1991 assassination of then Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi will be hanged early next month, a senior jail official has said.
The announcement late Friday that the executions would be carried out on September 9 came after India’s president rejected mercy pleas from the three men earlier this month.
If they go ahead as scheduled, the executions will be first in India since 2004, when a former security guard was hanged for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old schoolgirl.
“The three men have been informed about the date of the hanging,” said S.Arivudainambi, chief of the prison in the southern city of Vellore, where the convicts are being held, west of Tamil Nadu state capital Chennai.
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NEW DELHI: A top ruling party politician warned lawmakers Saturday not to bypass India’s constitution as they seek to resolve an impasse with a high-profile hunger striker who has demanded that they pass an anti-corruption bill.
Anna Hazare began fasting August 16 to demand that Parliament swiftly pass his stringent version of a bill that would create a watchdog to oversee the prime minister, judiciary and bureaucracy.
His campaign has touched a nerve in India and drawn thousands of supporters to his rallies. But critics say his bill could be unconstitutional, and have slammed his approach as an attempt to short-circuit democratic debate. Continue Reading…
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10. ASIS – Australia
||13 May 1952
||Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
||$162.5m AUD (2007)
||The Hon. Stephen Smith MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs
||Nick Warner, Director-General
Australian Secret Intelligence Service is the Australian government intelligence agency responsible for collecting foreign intelligence, undertaking counter-intelligence activities and cooperation with other intelligence agencies overseas. For more than twenty years, the existence of the agency was a secret even from its own government. Its primary responsibility is gathering intelligence from mainly Asian and Pacific interests using agents stationed in a wide variety of areas. Its main purpose, as with most agencies, is to protect the country’s political and economic interests while ensuring safety for the people of Australia against national threats.