Pakistani village court orders gang rape as revenge

Pakistani village court orders gang rape as revenge

Multan, July 27 (Reuters): Pakistani police have arrested 25 members of an informal village council accused of ordering the rape of a 16-year-old girl as revenge for her brother’s alleged sexual assault of another girl. The Supreme Court also requested a report on the case, which echoed a notorious case from 2002 in which another […]…

Western countries alarmed by closure of Maldives’ parliament

Western countries alarmed by closure of Maldives’ parliament

Colombo, July 27 (newsin.asia): The Embassies of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the European Union Delegation to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, are “alarmed”  by the “forcible closure” of the country’s Majlis or parliament. But the Deputy Speaker of the Maldivian parliament, Moosa […]…

‘Doctors have taken strikes as a game’, Sri Lanka President slams GMOA

‘Doctors have taken strikes as a game’, Sri Lanka President slams GMOA

Colombo, July 27 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, on Wednesday slammed the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) for launching strikes as if it were a game, without valuing human lives. “Any problem can be solved through discussions,” Sirisena said speaking at a function. “Doctors also have taken strike as a game today. It […]…

Sri Lanka gets first Millennium Challenge grant from US

Sri Lanka gets first Millennium Challenge grant from US

Colombo, July 27 (newsin.asia) – A delegation from the U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has pledged 7.4 million US dollars in funding for Sri Lanka under a five-year grant program that aims to reduce poverty and promote economic opportunity for Sri Lankans, the US Embassy in Colombo said in a statement Thursday. The MCC delegation […]…

Pakistani court seeks alternative to hanging by the neck

Pakistani court seeks alternative to hanging by the neck

Peshawar, July 26 (Dawn): a Pakistani court has stayed an execution by hanging and asked Islamic scholars and the Defense Ministry to suggest an alternative method of execution. The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday issued a stay order on the execution of a death-row inmate following his plea asking for a “less painful method”. […]…

EU court keeps Hamas on terrorist list, but removes Tamil Tigers

EU court keeps Hamas on terrorist list, but removes Tamil Tigers

Luxembourg, July 26 (Reuters/newsin.asia): The European Union’s top court kept Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on the EU terrorism blacklist on Wednesday and removed Sri Lankan separatist rebels, the Tamil Tigers. However, the EU said in a press release later that the ban on the Tamil Tigers stays as the judgment did not take into account […]…

Drought threatens Sri Lanka’s Wilpattu National Park

Drought threatens Sri Lanka’s Wilpattu National Park

Colombo, July 26 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s Tourism Ministry, on Wednesday, said the prevailing drought in the northern and central region of the island country had affected wildlife at the Wilpattu National Park which attracts hundreds of tourists annually. The Ministry, in a statement said that as a result of the drought almost all of […]…

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China goes in for radical economic and military reform

China goes in for radical economic and military reform

As war clouds gather over the Sino-Bhutan border where China’s real adversary is nuclear-armed India, China has announced its intention to thoroughly overhaul its military and economic structure and philosophy to meet challenges of the emerging world order, writes P.K.Balachandran…

Sports

Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews resigns, new captains named

Sri Lanka eyes elephant menace at Hambantota cricket stadium