Nepali Journalist murdered
Number of impunity and terrorism attacks is being hi...
Nepali Journalist murdered
Number of impunity and terrorism attacks is being high in Nepal. Terai, the southern part of Nepal, near to India has become cancer of the country. This week, Uma Singh, a female radio journalist working in Janakpur, prominent religious place of Nepal was murdered by unknown forces using weapons. It is still not clear who killed the journalist, who was in her mid-20s but her father and brother were abducted and killed by Maoists two years ago. She had spoken about the difficulties of working in south-east Nepal, where armed groups have recently mushroomed. Ms. Singh is the first women journalist who was murdered. Previously, more than two dozen male journalists were killed by different forces. Insecurity for journalists is being raised in Nepal whereas many journalists get threatened by different forces regarding the news and views.
Co founder of los Zetas arrested
Mexico has captured one of the founders of the “zetas” Gulf cartel's brutal squad of hit men that is behind much of the country's bloodshed. Miguel Angel Soto Parra, arrested on Wednesday in Mexico City, is a former police officer who was one of the earliest members of the Zetas, a group of hit men made up largely of army deserters. The Gulf cartel, which relies on the Zetas to settle scores with rival gangs, is one of Mexico's top smuggling groups, running Colombian cocaine into Texas via the border cities of Matamoros, Reynosa and Nuevo Laredo.
The Ugandan Rebel
The Ugandan rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army, LRA, has slaughtered at least 537 people and kidnapped another 408 in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo since September.
Troops from DR Congo, Uganda and South Sudan have conducted joint operations against the LRA since December, but the military action has provoked further retaliatory raids by the rebels against the local civilian population. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Says over 100,000 people have also been forced to flee the violence to hide in the bush especially the region neighbouring South Sudan and Uganda. An estimated 37,000 people have fled from Faradje, a town which borders Sudan, including over 10,000 children. Sightings of LRA rebels are "causing panic and new displacement" throughout the region.
Slumdog millionaire bags Golden Globe
R Rahman winning the Golden Globe for his musical score was India’s moment under the sun. Despite the film, Slumdog Millionaire, having a British tag, the honours brought glory to Indian cinema, music and literature in one stroke. Rahman’s soundtrack has a typical desi flavour and the film’s story was inspired by Indian life in the slums and originally told by Vikas Swarup through his thoroughly entertaining book Q&A. But now Danny Boyle, who has won the Golden Globe by directing an essentially Indian project, has shown the world how effectively an Indian theme can be turned into a world-class film. Rahman has definitely made the country and the place where he honed his music skills, Chennai, proud through his soundtrack. Indeed, India has a large talent pool that waits to the tapped. Not just musicians but in other fields, too, with the potential to make movies that can make the world sit up and watch.