Category: Sub-continent news

UK varsities, IIT win project to tackle Delhi pollution

Academics at the University of Surrey and University of Birmingham have won funding of £1.2m from NERC (the Natural Environment Research Council) to conduct the first quantitative assessment of air pollution in Delhi, India’s second largest city. The project, which is being led in the UK by the University of Birmingham and in India by […]

January 8, 2017 | 0 Comments More

What Rape Law? Domestic help gang-raped in car, dumped in Delhi

Police in the Indian capital, Delhi, say they are looking for a group of men who allegedly gang-raped a 19-year-old woman on Wednesday night. Reports say the woman, who works as a domestic helper, was offered a lift in a vehicle by the men and then allegedly sedated and raped. Pedestrians found her semi-naked on […]

April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Burma gets Pvt. daily newspapers after 50 years

Private daily newspapers are being sold in Burma for the first time in almost 50 years, as a state monopoly ends, reports BBC. Sixteen papers have so far been granted licences, although only four were ready to publish on Monday. This is another important milestone on Burma’s journey away from authoritarian rule, the BBC’s Jonathan […]

April 1, 2013 | 0 Comments More

GOPIO Sydney N-W, helps 270 underprivileged children in Punjab

GOPIO Sydney, North West chapter, under its “Caring & Sharing” project once again helped 270 under privileged school children in 7 Primary and Aganvari schools (pre-schools) in Zira villages (Punjab), by providing the children warm clothes, uniforms, shoes, socks, and daris, and chairs etc. for schools on 12 February 2013 as per their need. The villages […]

March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Pak soldier ‘stoned to death’ over affair with local girl

A soldier accused of having an affair with a local woman has been stoned to death on the orders of tribal elders in north-west Pakistan, officials say, reports BBC Elders in Kurram tribal agency said scores of people threw stones at the soldier in a cemetery near the town of Parachinar until he bled to […]

March 14, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Saina Nehwal disappoints at Indian Open

NEW DELHI: Saina Nehwal spoilt what could have been a perfect day for India at the India Open at the Siri Fort Complex on Wednesday. India’s top shuttler, who improved upon her record in this tournament by winning the first round (she lost in the first-round last year), succumbed to lower-ranked Bae Youn Joo of […]

April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Indian Cabinet approves bill on legal age for sex

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on Thursday cleared a Bill that seeks to raise the age of legal sex from 16 to 18, provoking sharp criticism from child rights activists, who called it a regressive step. The Protection of Children against Sexual Offences Bill, 2011, says sex under the age of 18 – even if […]

April 27, 2012 | 2 Comments More

India-Australia direct flights a step closer

The announcement today of a strategic partnership between Sydney and Delhi Airport is a positive step for an Australian tourism industry eager to capitalise on growth in the India travel market. The Minister for Tourism, the Hon Martin Ferguson AM MP, said India is an important and growing market for Australia with over 148,000 visitors […]

April 17, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Indian Police Superintendents delegation in Sydney

Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner has welcomed to Sydney a group of Indian police superintendents who are visiting Australia as part of an international training program. Around 100 superintendents will take part in the training program designed and delivered by Charles Sturt University. “The superintendents’ study tour is another facet […]

March 20, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Voting Rights: Who is an NRI?

By Ashok Kumar The Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at the 10th Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas in Jaipur, asked the Non-resident Indians now to vote in the coming elections. He told a gathering of 1,900 Diaspora from 0ver 60 countries that the notification for registration of overseas voters had been issued […]

January 9, 2012 | 0 Comments More