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Indonesia killed eight healthy men for Drug Smuggling

Indonesia killed eight healthy men. Each of the condemned was tied to a post and given the option to stand, sit or kneel. Then 12 paramilitary police trained rifles on their chests. Shrugging off an international outcry, last-minute pleas for mercy and the heartbreak of their families, the country finally executed eight convicted drug traffickers – seven of them foreigners...

Minor intensifying-quake in Assam

An earthquake of slight intensity measuring 3.5 on the Richter Scale shook Assam in the early hours today. Met office said the epicentre was in Sonitpur district on latitude 26.8 degree north and 92.5 degree east at a depth of five km, the office said. Earlier on April 25, two mild tremors had been felt at Guwahati and its neighbouri . It was...

No contact with home, Nepal consulate staff worried

Officials of the Nepalese Consulate here are spending sleepless nights as they have not been able to get in touch with their families back home since Saturday, when the massive earthquake jolted the Himalayan country and killed over 4000 people. "I have not been able to contact my family since Saturday. I don't know the condition of my family, whether...

Raja Rajeswari: New York’s First India-Born Woman Judge, City Mayor describes her as Extraordinary

India News
Raja Rajeswari became the first India-born woman who has been sworn-in as a criminal court judge in New York city by Mayor Bill de Blasio. Rajeswari, 43, who had immigrated to the US from India as a teenager, previously worked with the Richmond County District Attorney's Office for her entire career in several bureaus including Criminal Court, Narcotics, Supreme Court,...

Tibet quake toll rises to 25: 117 injured

Beijing,  The death toll in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region due to Saturday's earthquake and its aftershocks, climbed to 25 today, even as rescuers continued to reach out to the affected people in the remotest of areas. Besides, a total of 117 have sustained injuries, state- run Xinhua news agency reported. The 7.9 Richter Scale tremblor that struck Nepal on Saturday...

UNICEF’s relief workers watching for infectious diseases in Nepal

  Hundreds of thousands of Nepalis sleeping out in tents or in the open, UNICEF said its relief workers were watching for waterborne and infectious diseases.   Nearly a million children have been "severely affected" by a severe earthquake in Nepal that has killed more than 3,200 people, a spokesman for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said, as rescue and aid...

Dalai Lama stands strongly behind the Nepalese

The Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has expressed sadness over the awful earthquake in Nepal that has left more than 3,200 people dead. Dalai Lama said in an open letter to Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala that "The people of Nepal and Tibetans have been neighbours throughout history and many Tibetan refugees live in Nepal". "I offer my to you...

Over 100 Keralities trapped in Nepal

More than 100 Keralites, including tourists, are trapped in quake-hit Nepal, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here today. In a Facebook post, he said state Minister K C Joseph has gone to Delhi to initiate steps to get the stranded persons back to Kerala. "Cabinet Minister K C Joseph is in Delhi to coordinate the efforts of getting the affected persons...

Nepal quake toll rises to 3,218 as rains hamper rescue efforts

KATHMANDU: More than 700 disaster relief experts drawn from the National Disaster Relief Force have been deployed by India. A senior-level inter-ministerial team will visit Nepal to assess how India can better assist in the relief operations. Rescuers have been hunting for survivors under heaps of debris with bare hands as well as heavy equipment though the efforts have been hampered due to...

Tibet quake toll rises to 20: forecast of rain, snow

Beijing,  The death toll in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region due to the devastating earthquake that hit neighbouring Nepal climbed to 20 today as the government continued to reach out to people in the affected areas. Besides, a total of 58 people there have been injured and four are missing, according to the Regional Disaster Relief Headquarters. The 7.9 Richter Scale...

Italy celebrates 70th anniversary of partisan uprising against Nazis

World News
Italy today celebrated the 70th anniversary of a partisan uprising against Nazis and also their Fascist at the end of second World War. The anniversary marks the day in 1945 when the Italian resistance movement proclaimed an insurgency as the Allies were pushing German forces out of the peninsula. Within days, Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, who headed a Nazi puppet state...

Pakistan will receive 110 JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft from China

 110 latest JF-17 Thunder fighter jets will acquired by Pakistan from China as the two countries forge closer economic and defence cooperation following President Xi Jinking’s visit here earlier this week, a media report said today. The Head of Chinese Aircraft Industry told a Chinese daily that under the contract signed between the two countries, Pakistan will receive a total...

The worst Earthquake to hit Nepal in 80 years, at least 114 dead

114 people are so far known to have died in a massive earthquake of 7.9 magnitude which hit large parts of Nepal on Saturday, the government said. Five people are reported dead so far in Bihar; tremors were felt across large swathes of Northern India including Delhi. "In Kathmandu 71 have been reported dead so far," Home Ministry spokesman Laxmi...

As an artist in Pakistan, Sabeen is still alive

Gunmen shot dead a Pakistani social activist on Friday after she hosted a talk on the politics of Baluchistan province, where security forces are fighting a separatist insurgency, police and associates said. Sabeen Mahmud was leaving her Karachi restaurant, where she also holds exhibitions and talks, when the gunman attacked her in her car. Her mother, who was with her, was...