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Two arrested over rape at Indian IT giant Infosys

MUMBAI: Indian police said Tuesday they had arrested two contract workers accused of raping a woman at the premises of technology giant Infosys, in the latest incident of sexual violence to rock the country. The men, aged in their twenties, filmed the alleged assault, which …

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Facebook chief to give 99% of shares to charity

SAN FRANCISCO, United States: Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday he is a dad and pledged to give away his fortune to make the world a “better place” for baby daughter Maxima and others. In a letter to Maxima posted on his Facebook page, Zuckerberg …

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Ayyan Ali indicted in currency smuggling case

RAWALPINDI -UNS – A customs court today (Thursday) indicted fashion model Ayaan Ali for attempting to fly to Dubai with half a million dollars in cash stashed in her luggage. The model pleaded not guilty at a hearing conducted by Justice Rana Aftab Ahmed in …

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Sikh warrior takes command of Canada’s military

OTTAWA (AFP) – Sporting a turban and a thick beard, decorated soldier Harjit Sajjan stood out in the Canadian military, but as defense minister he is among several Sikhs appointed to key positions in Justin Trudeau’s administration. The veteran of wars in Bosnia and Afghanistan …

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Kim Jong Un goes round completed Mirae Scientists Street

PYONGYAN (KCNA) — Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, went round Mirae Scientists Street, which was successfully completed as a model of …

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Katy Perry, Raul Castro daughter meet in Havana

HAVANA: Pop superstar Katy Perry met in Cuba this week with the daughter of President Raul Castro, becoming the latest US celebrity to visit the communist island since its rapprochement with the US. Mariela Castro, a renowned sexologist, posted photos of the encounter, which took …

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Jolie warns IS using rape on unprecedented scale

LONDON (Reuters) Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie warned on Tuesday that Islamic State was using rape as a weapon of war on a scale never seen before and called for greater action against those responsible. Jolie, a special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees …

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Pak Economic Survey: Two years of growth and several missed targets

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Thursday evening unveiled the Pakistan Economic Survey 2014-15, with a focus on success stories over missed targets. The minister had set an economic growth target of 5.1 per cent in the current year’s budget. At a provisional …

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Women embrace trend by going many shades of grey

NEW YORK -uns : While many people try to hide their grey hair, spending hours eradicating the signs of advancing age, going grey may no longer mean reaching out for the dye bottle as “granny hair” is in vogue. Fashion designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, …

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Gold’s lustre lures Turkish savers

ISTANBUL (AFP) – From the outside, it looks like any other automatic bank machine on the streets of Istanbul. But rather than notes, this one distributes small pieces of gold. Gold is hugely prized in Turkey not just for ornamentation or investment by banks but …

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