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Defence rests Oscar’s case, final date set


Lawyers defending Oscar Pistorius on charges of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp rested their case on Tuesday, heralding the final stages of the high-profile trial that has gripped South Afric

Pistorius a ‘suicide risk’, says report


Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius, on trial over the killing of his girlfriend, is suffering from post-traumatic stress and is a suicide risk, a South African court heard on Wednesday.

Oscar Pistorius is not mentally ill, testify experts after tests

Oscar Pistorius

The murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius resumed on Monday with experts saying they had found no sign of mental illness after a month of psychiatric tests.

Psychiatric tests ordered for Pistorius

A South African judge on Tuesday ordered Oscar Pistorius to undergo up to 30 days of psychiatric tests to establish if he is “criminally responsible” for killing his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day 2013

Thumping victory for anc in South African polls

South Africa’s ruling ANC on Friday notched up a commanding victory in the fifth post-apartheid election, giving President Jacob Zuma a second term in office after the first was marred by controversie

South Africa’s ANC takes lead in elections

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) took a clear lead on Thursday in South Africa’s fifth post-apartheid election, giving President Jacob Zuma the political clout to push through pro-business r

Oscar ‘fixed’ evidence, prosecutor charges

The prosecution angrily accused Oscar Pistorius of tailoring evidence and overplaying his deep fear of crime on Friday to justify shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Much as I am tempted to see the fuss over Ved Pratap Vaidik’s posturing as a warning against busybodies and meddlers, wholesale condemnation of what is known as Track Two diplomacy might be unfair.

There is considerable speculation about when the Planning Commission will be reconstituted and who will occupy the largest room in Yojana Bhavan.