Five get death sentence for Hindu leader&’s murder in Bangladesh
DHAKA, 6 JUNE: Five people have been sentenced to death and three others handed down life term by a Bangladesh court for murdering a Hindu leader 13 years ago. District and sessions Judge of Bagerhat S M Solaiman handed down the sentences in absentia yesterday as seven of the convicts were still on the run, court officials said today. Nine people were acquitted in the case. Prosecution lawyers and police said a manhunt has been launched to arrest the absconding convicts. Kalidas Baral, who was a lawyer by profession, was shot dead on 20 August 2000.pti

Flaws in China foreign loan projects
BEIJING, 6 JUNE: China’s national auditing agency has found irregularities to the tune of $815 million in projects funded by foreign aid and loans. The National Audit Office (NAO) today announced its annual report on foreign loans and aid projects in 2011, surveying 94 projects involving 27.57 billion yuan in foreign funds. It said that 5.02 billion yuan ($815 million) has been used improperly in projects funded through foreign aid and loans. The general situation is good, although some problems remain, the report noted. pti
Landslide buries seven in Nepal
Kathmandu, 6 June: Seven members of a family, including three children, have been buried alive when a landslide triggered by heavy monsoon hit a remote village in eastern Nepal. The incident occurred following incessant rain in Thukimba village of Taplejung district. Three people were also injured in the incident four others are still missing in the landslide. pti
Bomb kills two soldiers in Tunisia
TUNIS, 6 JUNE: A roadside bomb targeting a Tunisian army vehicle killed two soldiers and wounded two others today in Mount Chaambi, near the border with Algeria, the military said. “At around 7.45 a.m, two soldiers were killed and two others wounded when a device exploded as their vehicle passed by in the area of Doghra of Mount Chaambi,” said spokesman Mokhtar Ben Nasr. Mount Chaambi is in rugged area close to the border with Algeria where the Tunisian military has been hunting Qaida-linked militants since December. afp