Will Cancer claim China’s jailed Nobel Man of Peace?

Will Cancer claim China’s jailed Nobel Man of Peace?

Beijing, Jun 27:  China’s jailed Nobel laureate, granted medical parole for treatment of liver cancer, is receiving medical treatment from eight renowned cancer specialists in the country, prison officials said. Liu, 61, was sentenced to 11 years in jail on December, 2009 by a court in Beijing for engaging in activities designed to overthrow the […]

Missing man found in snake’s belly!

Missing man found in snake’s belly!

A missing Indonesian man was found dead inside the body of a python, according to local police. Akbar went missing on Sunday on the island of Sulawesi, after leaving to harvest palm oil. In the search for the 25-year-old, police told themedia that they had found a huge snake they suspected had swallowed the man. […]

China has new ‘Sky Trian’

China has new ‘Sky Trian’

China’s first public suspension railway officially began operation in the south-western city of Chengdu on Monday (Nov 21), as part of a trial run. If successful,  the new mode of transport will be rolled out to other parts of the country. Dubbed the “sky train” by Chinese media, the trains are powered by lithium batteries […]

Will Taiwan legalize same sex marriage?

Will Taiwan legalize same sex marriage?

Tens of thousands of people sashayed through the streets of Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, to participate in Asia’s biggest gay pride parade. Many of those who attended carried placards calling on the government to legalise same sex marriage. Dressed in colourful costumes and carrying rainbow flags, they paraded in front of Taiwan’s presidential palace. Taiwan is more […]

Thailand mourns its longest reigning King

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, has died after 70 years as head of state. Thailand had plunged into deep mourning. The 88-year-old king was widely revered but had been in poor health in recent years, making few public appearances. He was seen as a stabilising figure in a country hit by cycles […]

WHO warns: watch out for Zika!

WHO warns: watch out for Zika!

Watch out India! Zika infections are “highly likely” to keep spreading across Asia, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. Hundreds of cases of the virus have been reported in Singapore while two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly have already been confirmed in Thailand. The mosquito-borne virus has been detected in 70 countries worldwide, at least 19 […]

Award to save ‘endangered’ nature writing?

Award to save ‘endangered’ nature writing?

Bombay –based writer Meghna Pant will receive the  Kumaon Literary Festival’s FON (Fellows of Nature) South Asia Short Story Award in Nature writing in October for her short story “People of the Sun.” She will be felicitated with the award as well as a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh  next month. Two other Indian […]

Modi lends Vietnam $500 million, will China see Red?

Modi lends Vietnam $500 million, will China see Red?

India said on Saturday (Sept 3) it is lending Vietnam some  US$500 million (Indian Rs 38,500 million) to boost defence ties. The latest security deal between the two nations seeks to counter Beijing’s muscle-flexing in the South China Sea, say observers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement during a visit to Hanoi, which has […]

Nepal ready to Energize investors

Nepal ready to Energize investors

Kathmandu: Nepal’s energy sector is open for business. That’s the message ! The Energy Development Council with the Investment Board of Nepal and the Ministry of Energy are organising the Nepal Power Investment Summit from May 31 to June 3. The entire energy sector of Nepal will convey the message to the world that Nepal […]

Fishermen grow mangroves in Sri Lanka

Fishermen grow mangroves in Sri Lanka

The fisher folk of Sri Lanka’s north-western coast, are convinced that well-tended mangroves can protect lives and property against the monsoon rains that lash the island from July to October. One such person is Milan Gamage, a 35-year-old woman, who planted mangroves behind her home on the edge of the Puttalam lagoon in 2008. They […]