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Asia Cricket Cup 2014: Pakistan Defeat Arch Rivals India

Asia Cricket Cup 2014: Pakistan Defeat Arch Rivals India

In a thrilling encounter Pakistan cricket team over came a spirited challenge by their arch rivals  India to defeat them by one wicket to keep alive their hopes of defending the Asia Cricket Cup 2014. Shahid “Boom Boom” Afridi hit two successive sixes on the third and fourth balls of the last over of the match […]

Dynastic Politics in the India Subcontinent

Dynastic Politics in the India Subcontinent

The countries comprising the Indian subcontinent share culture, traditions, customs, religions but most important of all a long history of dynastic politics. The Nehru dynasty has ruled India for the majority of its history. It started with Jawahar Lal Nehru who became the first prime minister of independent India, in 1947. His father Moti Lal […]

Singapore Riot Caused by 400 Drunkards?

Singapore Riot Caused by 400 Drunkards?

Alcohol is being served up as a factor in the Singapore riot involving nearly 400 people of mostly Indian and Indian sub-continent origin, and a complete ban on alcohol will be implemented this weekend in the area where the riot erupted. Last Sunday’s riot broke out after an Indian man was fatally run0ver by a bus in […]

Bangladesh Sentences 152 Soldiers to Death

Bangladesh Sentences 152 Soldiers to Death

Bangladesh has sentenced 152 soldiers to death for playing a part in a mutiny four years ago which killed 74 people, including 57 military commanders. The rebellion broke out in a lush Dhaka compound, where bodies of the dead were tossed into storm sewers and mass graves. A specially appointed civilian court tried over 800 defendants […]

Abdul Qader Mulla Sentenced to Death

Abdul Qader Mulla Sentenced to Death

The Chief Justice Supreme Court of Bangladesh, in a short order,sentenced Abdul Qader Mulla to death by hanging.  The Supreme Court turned the sentence of life imprisonment, earlier awarded to him by a special war crimes tribunal, into  a death sentence. This sentence enraged the members and activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami, who started protesting on […]

Akhter’s wrenching photo becomes symbol of Bangladesh’s grief and movement for change

Akhter’s wrenching photo becomes symbol of Bangladesh’s grief and movement for change

Taslima Akhter’s wrenching photograph of a man and a woman clasped in a death grip, so to speak, in the rubble of the collapsed garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 24 has become Bangladesh’s symbol of grief and a movement for change. It has captured the grief and outrage of not only Bangladeshis but […]

Rohingya boat carrying more than 200 people capsized, at least 50 people drowned

Rohingya boat carrying more than 200 people capsized, at least 50 people drowned

Bangladesh hit by cyclone, killing one

Bangladesh hit by cyclone, killing one

Bangladesh has been preparing for the worst as Cyclone Mahasen has been gradually approaching for days. One person was killed Thursday, as the cyclone, reduced to a status of Category 1, finally made landfall at Bangladesh’s southern Patuakhali coast. Winds reached 55 miles per hour, but the combination of Bangladesh’s preparedness and the lower-than-expected intensity […]

Bangladesh factory collapse death toll rises to 1034

Bangladesh factory collapse death toll rises to 1034

Ransa Plaza, the 11 –story garment factory building near Dhaka collapsed on April 24. Dhaka Officials are now saying that 1,034 bodies have been recovered from the remnants of the demolished building. Moreover, officials warn that presently, they are unaware of the exact number of people still trapped inside the scattered factory. The accident reported […]

Bangladesh Factory Collapse to be compensated by some Companies

Bangladesh Factory Collapse to be compensated by some Companies

A collapse of a Rana Plaza factory complex in Savar, Bangladesh caused international headlines. At last count the death total was 400 people and 2500 have already been accounted for. Hundreds are still missing though. Many big name designer clothes were manufactured in this facility. If these same outfits were manufactured in North America, the […]

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