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12-Year-Old Sikh Boy’s Joke About Bomb Lands Him In Prison In Texas

Armaan Singh Sarai was kept behind the bars for three days, before being released on Monday, Armaan’s cousin Ginee Haer wrote in a Facebook post this week. NEW YORK:  A 12-year-old Texas boy was kept in jail for three days for joking to a classmate that he has a bomb in his backpack, the boy’s cousin wrote in a Facebook ... Read More »

Number Of People Forced To Flee War, Violence To Hit Record In 2015: UN

The UN refugee agency’s report showed rocketing numbers of people living as refugees, asylum seekers or displaced within their countries during the first half of the year. (AFP/ File Photo) GENEVA:  The number of people who have been forced to flee war, violence and persecution looks set to soar in 2015 past last year’s record of nearly 60 million, the ... Read More »

Japan Carries Out First Execution Of Prisoner Sentenced By Jury

Japanese Justice Minister Mitsuhide Iwaki announces that Japan executed two death row prisoners, including the nation’s first of a condemned inmate sentenced by jurors, in Tokyo on December 18, 2015.(AFP) TOKYO:  Japan today executed two death row prisoners, including the nation’s first of a condemned inmate sentenced by jurors, officials and media said. The two executions for multiple murders bring ... Read More »

Rare Full Moon To Light Up The Skies On Christmas

December’s full moon, the last of the year, is called the Full Cold Moon because it occurs during the beginning of winter. (Representational Image/ Istock Image) WASHINGTON:  Make sure to look up to the skies this Christmas as a bright full moon will be an added gift for the holidays, NASA said. Not since 1977 has a full moon dawned ... Read More »

Desperate Times in Parliament, All-Party Meeting On Overdue Bills

Protests and disruption in the Rajya Sabha this week NEW DELHI:  With the cycle of disruptions in Parliament leaving important legislation in limbo, Rajya Sabha chairperson Hamid Ansari has called an all-party meeting this afternoon. Mr Ansari’s decision followed a 10-minute meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday. Sources say the chairman is planning to appeal to parties to end ... Read More »

Bone Drug Can Protect Stem Cells From Ageing: Study

DNA damage is one of the most important mechanisms of ageing where stem cells lose their ability to maintain and repair the tissues in which they live and keep it working correctly. (Represetational Image) LONDON:  A drug currently used to treat patients with osteoporosis can protect stem cells from ageing, a breakthrough study has found. Scientists from the University of ... Read More »

2 Tonnes Of Elephant Tusks Seized In Vietnam

2.2 tonnes of tusks, 835 individual pieces, were discovered among sacks of beans in Vietnam. (Representational Image) HANOI:  More than two tonnes of elephant tusks, illegally brought into Vietnam from Mozambique have been seized, an official said today. The 2.2 tonnes of tusks, 835 individual pieces, were discovered on Thursday among sacks of beans, a customs official from northern Hai ... Read More »

Panel Blasts UN Over Handling Of Central Africa Peacekeeper Abuse

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ordered an independent investigation of the UN treatment of the allegations. (AFP File Photo) UNITED NATIONS:  The United Nations and its agencies grossly mishandled allegations of child sexual abuse by international peacekeepers in the Central African Republic, an independent review panel said in a report released on Thursday. At least 13 French soldiers, two from Equatorial ... Read More »

Indian Tech Firm Sued In US For Illegal Business Practices

iYogi and its President Vishal Dhar have been named in the lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court in Washington state. NEW YORK:  A technology support company run by an Indian-American entrepreneur has been sued by the US state of Washington for alleged illegal business practices to pressure consumers into buying unnecessary software, a charge denied as false and baseless ... Read More »

At 5.5 Degree Celsius, Jammu Records This Winter’s Coldest Night

According to weather office, a drop in the temperature was also recorded in the other towns across the Jammu region. JAMMU:  With the minimum temperature dropping to 5.5 degrees Celsius, Jammu and Kashmir winter capital experienced the coldest night of the season today, the weather office said. “It was the coldest night of the season in Jammu city on Friday…we ... Read More »