Tag Archives: Society

  • India hangs four men convicted of 2012 gang-rape in Delhi

    India executed four men on Friday for the gang-rape and murder of a woman on a Delhi bus in 2012 that sparked huge nationwide protests and international revulsion. ...

  • Coronavirus concern comes to Himalayas; Tibetans take action

    As concern over the new coronavirus reaches the Himalayas, including the village of McLeod Ganj, the capital of the Tibetan diaspora, the exile Tibetan community is taking precautionary measures. ...

  • Police arrest over 500 for Delhi sectarian violence

    Police have arrested 514 people for deadly Hindu-Muslim violence that broke out in the capital, the government said, as it faced mounting international criticism for failing to protect minority Muslims. ...

  • Death toll rises to 32 in religious violence in New Delhi

    At least 32 people have been killed in the deadliest violence to engulf India’s capital New Delhi in decades as a heavy deployment of security forces brought an uneasy calm on Thursday, a police official said. ...

  • Seven killed, 150 injured as riots in New Delhi overshadow Trump visit

    At least seven people have been killed and around 150 injured in clashes between opposing groups in Delhi, a police official told Reuters, as riots in parts of the city overshadowed US President Donald Trump’s first visit to India ...

  • China virus deaths rise past 800, overtaking SARS toll

    The death toll from the novel coronavirus surged past 800 in mainland China on Sunday, overtaking global fatalities in the 2002-03 SARS epidemic, even as the World Health Organization said the outbreak appeared to be stabilising. ...

  • Built in 10 days, China’s virus hospital takes 1st patients

    The first patients arrived Monday at a 1,000-bed hospital built in 10 days as part of China's sweeping efforts to fight a new virus that is causing global alarm. A second 1,500-bed facility due to open this week. ...

  • Chinese embassy wants Danish paper to apologize for coronavirus cartoon

    China’s embassy in Denmark has demanded an apology from daily Jyllands-Posten after it published a cartoon of the Chinese flag with its five yellow stars represented by coronavirus particles. ...

  • China birth rate hits lowest level since 1949

    China's birth rate dropped last year to its lowest level since the Communist country was founded in 1949, adding to concerns that an ageing society and shrinking workforce will pile pressure on a slowing economy. ...

  • Elephants in Thailand ‘broken’ for lucrative animal tourism

    Separated from their mothers, jabbed with metal hooks, and sometimes deprived of food -- many Thai elephants are tamed by force before being sold to lucrative tourism sites increasingly advertised as 'sanctuaries' to travellers. ...