China sentences Tibetan activist to 5 years in jail

Beijing, May 22 : A Tibetan education activist was on Tuesday sentenced to five years in prison by a Chinese court for inciting separatism, Amnesty International (AI) said, calling the sentence “unjust” and urging his immediate release. The main evidence against Tashi Wangchuk, who was sentenced by a court in Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in […]

Ex-Malaysian PM Najib questioned in graft probe

Kuala Lumpur, May 22 : Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was questioned by anti-graft officials on Tuesday as part of an investigation into the state investment company 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fund corruption scandal. Najib was called in to explain how a $10.6 million deposit was made to his personal bank account from SRC […]

SC relief to BJP leader in Facebook post case

New Delhi, May 22 : In a relief to BJP leader S.Ve. Shekher, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Tamil Nadu Police not to take any coercive action till June 1 against him. Shekher had moved the top court seeking anticipatory bail in connection with a criminal case registered against him for his alleged […]

Mehbooba thanks people for condemning use of abusive language

Srinagar, May 22 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday thanked the people for their support against abusive language used against her by a brother of BJP leader and former Minister Choudhary Lal Singh. Responding to birthday greetings and expressing gratitude to those who condemned Lal Singh’s brother Rajinder Singh, Mufti said […]

R. Kelly accused of sexual assault, infecting woman with herpes

New York, May 22 : A woman has filed a lawsuit against R. Kelly, alleging that the singer sexually assaulted her, locked her in a room to punish her for failing to please him and infected her with herpes. The woman named Faith Rodgers filed the law suit on Monday. She alleges that she was […]

Authorities investigating US man for misconduct in plane

Denver, May 22 : Denver-based Frontier Airlines confirmed that it is investigating the conduct of a male passenger who allegedly touched two women in an unwelcome manner and urinated inside the plane cabin during a flight last week. The incident occurred on May 17 aboard Flight 864 from Denver to Charleston and the local police […]