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Monthly News August 2015

China says 197 punished in crackdown on ...

China says 197 punished in crackdown on online rumors

People recently punished in China’s campaign against online rumors include those who circulated an inflated death toll in the Tianjin blasts and who alleged a man committed suicide because of the country’s stock market woes, state media reported Monday. The official Xinhua News Agency... read more »

Blast targets bus in Cairo, 5 injured.
In Yemen, 34 civilians killed in bombing...

In Yemen, 34 civilians killed in bombing of water bottling factory

A Saudi-led airstrike on a water bottling factory in Yemen left 34 dead and dozens injured, the Yemeni Defense Ministry said. Saudi Arabia authorities have not responded to CNN’s request for comment on the attack. According to Reuters, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asseri, coalition spokesman, said the... read more »

Death toll rises to 11 in Saudi fire, 20...

Death toll rises to 11 in Saudi fire, 200 injured

Eleven people are dead and over 200 are injured after a fire swept through an oil workers residential compound in Saudi Arabia. Saudi national oil company Saudi Aramco said the cause of the fire which broke out in a basement of the Radium residential compound in Khobar was not known. Cars and... read more »

Saudi Arabia: Fire at oil workers’ resid...

Saudi Arabia: Fire at oil workers’ residential compound kills at least 11

A large fire broke out Sunday in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich east, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 200, officials in the kingdom said. The blaze began early in the morning in a multistory residential compound known as Radium in the... read more »

Thai woman wearing Islamic head-scarf named as suspect in Bangkok bomb blast

Bangkok police have named a Thai woman wanted for questioning about the lethal shrine explosion as they said they were seeking two new suspects after bomb-making material was found in a... read more »

SC rejects plea seeking Salman Khan’s bail cancellation

The Supreme Court dismissed on Monday a petition seeking cancellation of bail of film star Salman Khan who was convicted and sentenced in a hit-and-run case. The apex court bench headed by... read more »

Land bill defeat shows that Modi now to needs to lead from the front

Narendra Modi’s final retreat on the Land Acquisition Ordinance, announced by the man himself in his monthly radio conversation Mann ki Baat, is a sad commentary on his... read more »

Enjoying quota benefits, UP Patels ready to back Hardik’s stir

Patel leaders in Uttar Pradesh say they intend to back Hardik Patel’s campaign for reservations though it is unlikely to generate as much interest in the politically crucial state, where... read more »

‘Indrani’s drunk father would often whip her with his belt’

GUWAHATI: As a string of truths and lies about Indrani Mukerjea are unraveled in the media by the hour, not many know she had a traumatic childhood in a dysfunctional family and was often whipped by... read more »