Tainted milk row trial

BEIJING: Nine people went on trial Monday in connection with China’s tainted milk scandal following the announcement of steps to compensate the families of hundreds of thousands of children harmed by contaminated infant formula. Hearings were held in Shijiazhuang, where the company at the heart of the scandal — Sanlu Group Co. — is headquartered, along with three other cities in surrounding Hebei province. — AP

Who will be J&K CM?

SRINAGAR: National Conference chief patron Farooq Abdullah on Monday said the party’s CM candidate in Jammu and Kashmir will be his son and party president Omar Abdullah, who however said it was not yet clear who will be the chief minister. Congress high command in New Delhi seems to hold the key. — IANS