Author Archives: Asmat Khan

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Sun shines at night in remote Nagaland village bordering Myanmar

A remote village in Nagaland is celebrating the sun – for shining at night. The bamboo torch was the source of light after dusk in Shinnyu for almost 44 years after it was set up close to the border with Myanmar. The last of these torches were lit on February 15, the day before solar-powered bulbs lit up the village ...

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No foreign virus strain in Maharashtra

In its highest single-day jump since December last year, Maharashtra reported 6,112 new COVID-19 cases on Friday even as the State health department denied the presence of any new virus strain in the samples tested from Amravati, Yavatmal and Satara. The latest surge has taken the number of active cases to 44,765. Mumbai city, along with Pune, Nagpur and Amravati ...

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Singapore’s Singtel says personal information of 1,29,000 users stolen in data breach

‘We have disappointed our stakeholders and not met the standards we have set for ourselves,,’ says the Group’s CEO Yuen Kuan Moon Personal information of about 1,29,000 customers of Singapore’s leading telecom company Singtel has been stolen after a recent data breach of a third-party file sharing system, the company said. Singtel, an associate of Bharti Airtel, has completed initial ...

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BJP leaders respond in Italian to Rahul Gandhi’s comment on fisheries ministry

During an interaction with fishermen in Puducherry, Congress leader Gandhi described them as the farmers of the sea and asked if the farmers of the land can have a ministry, why can’t they? BJP leaders, including Union ministers, took a swipe at Rahul Gandhi after he claimed there was no separate ministry for fisheries like agriculture as they said such ...

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4 men charged with rape, murder of Dalit woman

Four men have been charged with the gang-rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in India, a case that prompted nationwide protests and drew a fresh spotlight on India’s endemic problem of sexual violence. In September in Hathras, a small village in Uttar Pradesh, the 19-year-old woman was working in the fields when she was pounced on by four ...

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Anger grows after new India ‘gang rape’ death

The death of a second Dalit woman in a few days after an alleged gang rape has shocked and angered India. The 22-year-old was dragged into a vehicle after going to apply for admission at a local school and raped, her mother told the BBC. The news follows the death of another Dalit woman, 19, on Tuesday after an alleged ...

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Man rapes 12-year-old daughter in Pratapgarh

Pratapgarh: A 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her father in a village under Kandhai Police Station area here, a senior officer said. Acting on the complaint of the daughter, police lodged a complaint under relevant sections including the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the father has been arrested, Superintendent of Police Anurag Arya said. The ...

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Gujarat: 12-year-old girl pregnant after rape by minor cousins

Gujarat: 12-year-old girl pregnant after rape by minor cousins A 12-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by three minor cousins over a period of five months in Navsari district was admitted to hospital where it was revealed that she was four months pregnant. In another incident in the district, a 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her cousin’s friend after ...

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Woman Dies in Delhi After Gang Rape, Fueling Outrage Again in India

NEW DELHI — A teenager from a north Indian village who was dragged from a field and raped by a group of men died of her injuries at a hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday, triggering nationwide outrage again after years of what experts describe as a gang rape epidemic in India. The 19-year-old woman, whom Indian law prohibits naming, ...

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