Asia Briefs: Muslim man slain for killing cow

Muslim man slain for killing cow

NEW DELHI • A Muslim man accused of killing a cow was beaten to death by a mob in central India, police said yesterday, the latest vigilante murder over the animal considered sacred by Hindus.

Mr Siraj Khan, a 45-year-old tailor, was attacked in the Satna district of Madhya Pradesh state early last Friday and died at the scene, local police official Arvind Tiwari said.


13 killed in Bangladesh drug sweep

DHAKA • Bangladesh police have shot dead 13 drug traffickers and arrested thousands last week in an aggressive campaign against the surging trade in methamphetamines and other narcotics, officers said yesterday.

Around 2,300 suspected drug traffickers and users had been arrested, the battalion said, in raids since early May.

Officials said most of the drugs entering Bangladesh last year were brought in by Rohingya refugees fleeing a military crackdown in Myanmar.


Seoul mayor unveils poll manifesto

SEOUL • Seoul's longest-serving mayor, Mr Park Won Soon, 62, yesterday unveiled his election manifesto for next month's mayoral election, pledging to transform the South Korean capital into a "smart city". The mayor from the ruling Democratic Party of Korea is up against former presidential hopeful Ahn Cheol Soo, 56, of Bareunmirae Party and former governor of Gyeonggi Province Kim Moon Soo, 66, of the opposition Liberty Korea Party.


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