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Canada’s Quebec province assembly bans kirpan

TORONTO: Canada’s French-speaking Quebec province’s legislature has unanimously voted to ban the ‘kirpan’ from assembly premises, weeks after four Sikhs were denied entry for a parliamentary hearing for refusing to surrender their ceremonial daggers.

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Musharraf named accused in Bhutto’s assassination

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani prosecutors today asked a trial court to declare former president Pervez Musharraf as an “absconder” in the 2007 assassination case of former premier Benazir Bhutto, saying he had refused to cooperate in the probe and also named him as an “accused”.

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