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Monthly News December 2014

Security forces arrest 65 suspects in Pe...

Security forces arrest 65 suspects in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: With security forces working round the clock to apprehend anyone linked to banned outfits, 65 suspects were arrested from different areas of Peshawar during the last 24 hours, Radio Pakistan reported on Friday. Police sources said 15 of the arrested suspects were Afghan refugees. Arms... read more »

Chinese Man Seeks $2.4 Million For Wrong...

Chinese Man Seeks $2.4 Million For Wrongful Death Sentence

BEIJING: A Chinese man who was freed after six years on death row following a wrongful murder conviction is seeking $2.4 million in compensation, state-media said today, amid public anger over the country’s flawed legal system. Nian Bin, a former food-stall owner who was convicted of... read more »

Drug racket case: Punjab Revenue Ministe...

Drug racket case: Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia at ED offic...

Jalandhar: Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Friday questioned Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in Jalandhar with regard to a multi-million rupee international synthetic drugs racket busted last year. Majithia, who is the younger brother of Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat... read more »

200 Mahadalits convert to Christianity i...

200 Mahadalits convert to Christianity in Bihar, Chief Minister seeks probe

After Bhagalpur and Munger, it was turn of Bodh Gaya where in a village 200 Mahadalits converted to Christianity on Christmas Day. Chief Minister Jitan Manjhi, who himself is from the community and from the same district, has sought a probe into the event. About 200 Mahadalits from 40 families of... read more »

Brent holds above $60, but heads for fifth weekly drop

SINGAPORE – Brent crude futures held above $60 (39 pounds) a barrel on Friday as strong U.S. economic data supported the market, but oil prices were on track for their fifth straight... read more »

Reliance Infra fall on reports about power tariff cut

Reliance Industries inks shipping deal with Mitsui OSK Lines

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani-run Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Thursday sealed a long-term agreement with Japan’s biggest shipping company Mitsui OSK Lines for transportation of... read more »

Snapdeal partners with India Post to help artisans sell products online to a wider market

E-marketplace operator, Snapdeal.com launched a pilot with India Post to set-up facilitation desks at Varanasi post offices to enable local weavers sell through its platform thus providing... read more »

Bodo attacks: Ignoring intel inputs in violence-hit Assam is unpardonable

Despite having intelligence inputs, the Assam government failed to stop the killing of tribals by militants of the Songbijit faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-S), and... read more »

Two arrested in Hong Kong cash grab after millions in banknotes s...

Hong Kong – Two people were arrested Thursday evening after police said they snatched some of the nearly 15.23 million Hong Kong dollars that spilled from a money transport van onto a street... read more »