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India okays death to rapists of children

India okays death to rapists of children

New Delhi: Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday (April 22) approved an ordinance to provide death penalty for those convicted of raping girls younger than 12 years besides clearing another ordinance to confiscate property of fugitive economic offenders. The President promulgated The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, approved by the Cabinet on Saturday that seeks


Meet Banita Sandhu, Shoojit Sircar’s new leading lady

A student in London who went to India to make ads because living in London is expensive, then a big film came her way and she is on her way to stardom. Meet Banita Sandhu, who was born and brought up in Wales. Like most second generation Indians, she spoke very little Hindi and had


Here’s good news for coffee lovers: They live longer

Drinking coffee could lead to a longer life, according to a new study reported by US researchers at the University Of Southern California (USC). In a study of more than 180,000 participants, the researchers found that people who drank regular or decaffeinated coffee experienced health benefits, such as increased longevity. The researchers report in the


Apple told to pay $302 mn in damages to US patent firm

San Francisco, Oct 3:A court has ordered Apple to pay $302.4 million to Nevada-based patent holding and security software company VirnetX for “infringing two patents related to Apple’s FaceTime communication application”. According to a report in Ars Technica, the jury in Tyler, Texas, found that the Cupertino-based tech giant “infringed on two patents related to

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Australia to offer new five-year visas to migrants’ families

Canberra: The Australian government on Saturday (Sep 24)launched a new five-year visas for families of migrants in a bid to reduce decade-long waiting list seeking permanent residency. The move was made after the government became aware of frustrations surrounding the current visa programme, Assistant Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke said. Currently, if family members of


Man charged with committing terror attack in Australia

Sydney, Sep 11: A man inspired by the Islamic State (IS) was charged with committing a terror attack as well as an attempted murder of a 59-year-old man in Sydney, Australia on Sunday. New South Wales (NSW) police said the man was charged after another man was found with multiple stab wounds outside a home at

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Islamic State threatens Australia in its new magazine

Beirut, Sep 6: A new Islamic State magazine on Tuesday threatened to carry out attacks at several Australian landmarks. Rumiyah, published in seven languages has singled out Australia for terrorist attacks, naming in a chilling message the famous Bondi beach in Sydney, the Sydney Cricket Ground and the Melbourne Cricket Ground as their next targets.


Sikh contestant in popular UK bakery show racially abused

London, Sep 3: A 28-year-old Sikh contestant on this year’s Great British Bake Off disclosed that he suffered racial abuse after appearing in the first two episodes of the hit BBC show. Rav Bansal said he was asked whether he was a “P—” by a stranger who referred to the “not-so-British Bake Off”, The Telegraph


Adani’s Australian coal project cleared, work from 2017

Mumbai: Adani Enterprises on Aug 29 said it has overcome one of its last legal hurdles over the $16.5 billion dollar Carmichael coal project in Australia’s Queensland state, and said construction will begin next year. The country’s Federal Court dismissed an appeal by the Australian Conservation Foundation that had argued that the authorities had failed to