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Indian engineer jailed for molesting woman in Singapore Indian engineer jailed for molesting woman in Singapore


Singapore, An Indian engineer in Singapore has been jailed for three weeks for molesting a woman last year.

Prabu Natarajan, 33, admitted to rubbing his thigh against the 23-year-old, a part-time tutor, several times along Choa Chu Kang Loop on November 21 last year, the Strait Times reported on Friday.

6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar



Nay Pyi Taw,  Global humanitarian NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) announced on Thursday that at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed after violence broke out in Myanmar's Rakhine state late August.

Based on surveys of refugees in Bangladesh, the number is much higher than Myanmar's official figure of 400, reports the BBC.

Indian-origin student pleads guilty of US cyber attacks Indian-origin student pleads guilty of US cyber attacks


Washington,  A 21-year-old Indian-origin student has pleaded guilty of executing a series of cyber attacks on the Rutgers University computer network in the US, authorities said.

Paras Jha of New Jersey along with two others -- Josiah White of Pennsylvania and Dalton Norman of Louisiana -- also admitted on Wednesday to creating and operating two botnets which targeted "Internet of Things" (IoT) devices, the US Justice Department said.

In historic first, Sikh nominated to be attorney general of New Jersey In historic first, Sikh nominated to be attorney general of New Jersey



New York,  In a historic first, a distinguished Sikh public prosecutor "who has experienced hate and intolerance first-hand" has been nominated to be the next attorney general of the US state of New Jersey.

If Gurbir S. Grewal's nomination by Democrat Governor-elect Phil Murphy is approved by the State Senate early next year, he will be the first Sikh to assume the top state law enforcement position in the United States and the second Indian-American, after Kamala Harris, who held the position in California before her election to the US Senate.

Indians get more British work visas than others Indians get more British work visas than others


 

New Delhi,  Stating that there has been a sharp increase in the number of British visas issued to Indians, the British High Commission said on Tuesday that Indians get more work visas than all other nationalities combined.

India, Russia, China express concern over threat of WMDs India, Russia, China express concern over threat of WMDs


 

New Delhi,  India, Russia and China on Monday expressed concern over the threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) falling into the hands of terrorists following the 15th Foreign Ministerial Meeting between the three countries here.

"We are deeply concerned about the threat of WMDs falling into the hands of terrorist groups, including the use of chemicals and biological agents for terrorist purposes," a joint statement issued following the meeting, which was attended by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Chinese and Russian counterparts, Wang Yi and Sergey Lavrov, said.

Saudi Arabia to grant cinema licenses from 2018 Saudi Arabia to grant cinema licenses from 2018


 

Riyadh,  Saudi Arabia announced on Monday its plan to grant licenses to open cinemas from early next year.

Minister of Culture and Information Awwad bin Saleh Alawwad said in a statement that the industry regulator, the General Commission for Audiovisual Media, had started the process, reports Xinhua news agency.

Indian schoolgirl drowns in Australia Indian schoolgirl drowns in Australia



Adelaide, An Indian schoolgirl who was in this Australian city to play football at the Pacific School Games drowned off a city beach, police said.

The 15-year-old was with four other girls at Holdfast Marina at Glenelg on Sunday evening when the incident occurred, the Guardian reported on Monday.

US Sikh group raises $210,000 for student scholarships in Punjab US Sikh group raises $210,000 for student scholarships in Punjab


New York, The Sikh Human Development Foundation (SHDF) has raised over $210,000 for underprivileged students pursuing higher education in Punjab during its latest fund drive, according to the organisation's chairman, Gajinder Singh Ahuja.

The Washington-based foundation has since 2011 given over $2 million in scholarships based on merit and need to about 5,000 students in Punjab and neighbouring areas, Ahuja said on Friday

World denounces US shift on Jerusalem World denounces US shift on Jerusalem



Washington, US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital triggered global flak, including from some of America's closest allies, amid fears it could strengthen extremists and destroy the region's faltering peace process.

Musharraf: Open to forming political alliance with LeT, JuD Musharraf: Open to forming political alliance with LeT, JuD



Islamabad, Days after declaring himself the "biggest supporter" of the outlawed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), former President Pervez Musharraf has said that he is open to forming a political alliance with the militant organisation Jamaat-ud-Dawa and its chief Hafiz Saeed.

"If it is meant to be, it will be," Musharraf said in an interview on Aaj News.

Indian-origin US financier killed in Costa Rica shark attack Indian-origin US financier killed in Costa Rica shark attack



Washington, An Indian-origin US financier has been killed in a shark attack while scuba diving off a Costa Rican island in the Pacific Ocean, officials said.

Global warming to claim 33 percent of ice volume in Hindu Kush Himalayan region: Expert Global warming to claim 33 percent of ice volume in Hindu Kush Himalayan region: Expert



Kathmandu,  Global warming is not only posing serious threat to glaciers, it will also result in a loss of 33 per cent of total ice volume in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region by the end of the century, leading dire consequences for people living there.

"Climate is warming up. If it rises by 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of 21st century, we will see a loss of one-third of total ice volume in HKH region. This will be of glaciers, snow and ice," Dr Philippus Wester, scientist at the Kathmandu-based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), said on Monday.

Facebook CEO's sister sexually harassed on flight, probe on Facebook CEO's sister sexually harassed on flight, probe on


San Francisco, Randi Zuckerberg, the former Director of Market Development of Facebook and the sister of the company's co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, was sexually harassed on an Alaska Airlines flight, she said in a Facebook post.

The Silicon Valley entrepreneur took to the social media platform to explain her ordeal and how the flight attendants brushed off her co-passenger's behaviour.

4 charged in $3.5 mn-fraud 'likely' linked to India: US prosecutor Neeta Lulla designs ensemble for Ivanka Trump Bill Gates elected to Chinese Academy of Engineering 19,700 Afghans die from diabetes annually Modi, Trump hold 'warm, productive meeting' in Manila Indian students in US doubled in last decade Priti Patel's exit won't affect Indian influence in Britain Indian American elected New Jersey town Mayor despite anti-Sikh propaganda Indian re-arrested after serving 10 years in US jail Indian-origin MP accuses May of sexual abuse cover-up Indian students attacked in Italian city, Sushma monitoring situation Pakistan Army downs Indian drone Actress accuses George H.W. Bush of sexual assault Australian university celebrates unique 'Festival of India' Police find body near missing Indian-American child's home Thai Princess visits Lord Buddha's birthplace in Nepal India issues six more medical visas to Pakistanis Search for missing Indian kid continues in Texas Military dictatorship always halted progress in Pakistan: Abbasi India calls for action on Pakistan-N.Korea nuclear-missile links North Korea again threatens to attack Guam North Korea hackers 'steal US-South Korea war plan' India-born girl missing in US after late-night punishment Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend unaware of shooting plan World's biggest book sale begins in Sri Lanka Modi 'elected terrorist',- Pakistan Foreign Minister Jagmeet Singh becomes first Sikh to lead major Canadian party Women accused of killing Kim Jong-nam plead not guilty 5.4-magnitude quake hits China Attacks on Hindus in Rakhine, terrorism threat raised in UNSC