1. Moga rape case –
14 yr old girl killed – thrown out of bus after being molested. Parliament session convened. High demand for imposition of President’s rule in Punjab by some, including Mayawati, saying law and order has broken down in Punjab. Others saying move was to vitiate atmosphere in the state. As of May 5, speaker forced to adjourn the session till 2pm. As of May 10, with the police saying that the victim is lying and Punjab CM in a bind, the case has all but turned into a Nirbhay rerun. You can read all about it on the internet.
4. France and Qatar signed a 6.3 billion euro ($7.02 billion) deal on Monday for the sale of 24 Rafale fighter jets, an accord President Francois Hollande hailed as a mark of Gulf Arab regard for French regional strategy including its firm line on Iran. Rafale jets also sold to Egypt and India – also includes MBDA missiles, and the training of 36 Qatari pilots and 100 technicians by the French military. “Good choice,” said Hollande. “France there for it’s allies”
5. Abuja –
As the struggle against militants continues, Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has expressed concerned over the alleged massive impregnating of women by members of Boko Haram sect.
The governor’s spokesperson, Mallam Isa Gusau, said the deliberate rape of women by the terrorists was a marshal agenda of getting the women impregnated so that they would give birth to future insurgents.
“From studies of practices associated with the insurgents, there is a general belief amongst them that whoever doesn’t share their ideology is an infidel and as such his wife and property can be freely acquired by the sect members with the wives serving as slaves that should satisfy sexual urge of their masters,” the governor said.
6. Hillary Clinton’s keynote address talked mainly about restoring trust in the justice system, putting a stop to excessive incarceration and putting mental healthcare on top of the agenda. You can read more about it in this article
7. Bollywood Superstar Salman’s khan sentence of 5 yrs issued to him by the local sessions court as the decision in his hit and run case was suspended by the high court in a matter of ours, shattering the faith of the Indian public in the Indian judiciary.
8. Britain prepares for David Cameron’s administration a second time around.