AQ Khan examined

ISLAMABAD: A senior doctor on Friday examined disgraced scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, who has been under house arrest here for the past four year for allegedly proliferating the country’s nuclear secrets. The medical examination was conducted in a heavily guarded guesthouse in the southern port city of Karachi. There has, however, been no official word on the issue. Government officials and family members also met Dr Qadeer at his ‘stay place’, closely supervised by intelligence and security personnel. — HNS

Flash floods toll 51

GUWAHATI: Heavy rains have triggered flash floods in Assam state displacing thousands of people overnight with the death toll since the first wave of flooding in July mounting to 51, officials said on Saturday. A Central Water Commission bulletin said the main Brahmaputra river and its tributaries were flowing above the danger level in at least 15 places and in full spate. “Incessant rains in the past few days resulted in heavy flooding in many parts of Dhemaji, North Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Sivasagar, Cachar, and Karmimganj,” Bhumidhar Barman, Assam revenue, relief and rehabilitation minister, said. — HNS

Labour activists jailed

YANGON: Six labour activists in military-run Myanmar have been sentenced to up to 28 years in prison for organising a seminar at a US Embassy centre here, a defence lawyer said on Saturday. Four were former members of Myanmar’s opposition party, the National League for Democracy, headed by detained democracy leader and Nobel Peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. “They received jail terms on Friday at a Western district court for sedition and organising an unlawful gathering,” lawyer Aung Thein, an NLD member, said. — AFP

Colleges reopen

DHAKA: Hundreds of colleges reopened in Bangladesh on Saturday, two weeks after the country’s military-backed government shut them down to quell nationwide student unrest. But Dhaka University, where students staged violent protests for three consecutive days demanding an army camp be withdrawn from the campus, remains shut. — AFP

Bail for Dara’s son

Chandigarh: A local court on Saturday granted bail to Amrik Singh, the younger son of legendary wrestler and Member of Parliament Dara Singh, after he was arrested on Friday for allegedly assaulting and outraging the modesty of his wife. Amrik was arrested with three others, following a complaint made by his wife Amrita Randhawa. The court asked Amrik to furnish a surety a bond of Rs 20,000. Amrik had himself called the police to his house late Thursday night after he found a young man in his wife’s bedroom. He beat up the man and injured him. — HNS