Asia Social Women

Indian sentenced 13-year jail, 12 strokes of cane in Singapore for sex with 12 year old

    A 31-year old Indian was sentenced to 13 years in jail and 12 strokes of the cane after he pleaded guilty to one charge of sexual assault of a minor and two charges of attempted statutory rape, according to a media report.   Udhayakumar Dhakshinamoorthy, a minimart worker, courted a 12-year-old girl with Read More…

Asia Australia Cricket Sports

First time Historic Series win in Aussie Soil Virat Kohli terms his biggest achievement

The Indian team celebrates a 2-1 series victory over Australia following play being abandoned on day five in the fourth test match between Australia and India at the SCG in Sydney,   Having let slip the advantage in Perth after a hard-fought win in Adelaide, India got it right in the remaining two Tests winning Read More…

Asia Votes & Polls

Bangladesh General Election Results Clean Sweep by Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has secured a fourth term with a landslide victory in polls the opposition slammed as “farcical” over claims of vote-rigging, and clashes between rival supporters that killed at least 17 people.   Hasina’s ruling Awami League party and its allies won 288 seats in the 300-seat parliament, with the main Read More…

Asia Environment Nature

Tsunami in Indonesia killed 429 , injured 1485 , displaced 16082

Torrential rain hampers rescue efforts for search for the 154 people still missing in the disaster zone of the deadly tsunami that has killed at least 429 people continued on Tuesday, with some officials admitting privately that the chance of finding more survivors alive was slim.   At the Tanjung Lesung beach resort, where the Read More…

Asia Business Industries Market

Govt extends ban on import of milk products from China

Indian government has further extended the ban on import of milk and its products, including chocolates, from China for four months till April 23 next year, according to a notification of the commerce ministry issued Monday.   “Prohibition on import of milk, milk products (including chocolates, chocolate products, candies, confectionary food preparations with milk or Read More…

Asia Politics

Pakistani Court sentences Nawaz Sharif to 7 years in prison

  The anti-corruption court in Pakistan on Monday sentenced ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison in Al-Azizia case.   The verdict was delivered by Judge Muhammad Arshad Malik of Islamabad-based accountability court after completion of the hearing last week. However, Sharif was acquited in the Flagship Investment case.   On Sunday, Read More…

Asia Environment Nature

168 killed, 800 injured, 1000s missing in Volcano-triggered tsunami at Indonesia

A tsunami killed at least 168 people and injured hundreds on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra following an underwater landslide believed caused by the erupting Anak Krakatau volcano, officials and media said on Sunday.   TV images showed the seconds when the tsunami hit the beach and residential areas in Pandeglang on Java Read More…