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4,600 criminals let off in Britain: Indian-origin MP


September 14th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) An astounding 4,600 serial criminals in Britain last year got away with just police cautions or warnings, prompting Indian-origin MP Priti Patel to call on law ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia targets its illegal private clinics


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Sep 3 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has launched a crackdown on illegal private medical practices.Saudi Arabian authorities Sunday announced to have started the crackdown, with the latest closure being of ... Read more...

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Man pushes lit firework up boy’s hips, jailed


August 29th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) A man in Britain has been jailed for pushing a lit firecracker up a 15-year-old prankster's backside.Stephen Gregory, of Derbyshire, was so angry at the boy ... Read more...

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Moscow airport cops suspected of extortion


August 29th, 2012 - 8:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three criminal cases have been launched against transport police officers suspected of extorting money from passengers at Moscow airports, an official said."We are investigating circumstances ... Read more...

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Gambia confirms execution of nine prisoners


August 28th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Banjul, Aug 28 (IANS) Gambia has confirmed that nine prisoners being held on death row have been executed after the country's president vowed to carry out all death sentences by ... Read more...

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28 ‘punished’ for China building collapse


August 27th, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) A total of 28 people were found responsible for a building collapse that killed six people in China last year, and have been "punished", officials said.Seven ... Read more...

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NESO asks prime minister to ensure safety of northeast people


August 16th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) The North East Students Organisation (NESO) Thursday demanded intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde to ensure security to the people ... Read more...

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China punishes 16 officials for school bus accident


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 2 (IANS) Sixteen officials in a northwest China city have been punished for a school bus crash that killed 19 kindergarten students last year, authorities announced Thursday.The punished ... Read more...

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400 offenders in Britain raped again after release


July 16th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) Over 400 sex offenders carried out rapes after being freed from British jails, say official statistics.Of 3,263 rapists convicted in last three years, 409 had previous ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka plans severe punishment for child abuse


July 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 9 (IANS) With increasing cases of child abuse in Sri Lanka, the government plans to impose tough punishments on the offenders, an official said Monday.Discussions are underway with ... Read more...

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China targets illegal foreigners with stringent law


June 30th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 30 (IANS) China's top legislature has passed a new exit and entry law which stipulates harsher punishments for foreigners illegally entering, living or working in the country.The draft ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka warns life ban on doping sportsmen


June 23rd, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 23 (IANS) Sri Lankan Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has warned sportsmen with strict punishment, including life ban on those found guilty of doping.Aluthgamage said Friday coaches and medical ... Read more...

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ECB convicts Kaneria of spot-fixing


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) Pakistani leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has been convicted by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) of introducing his "young and vulnerable" Essex teammate Mervyn Westfield ... Read more...

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Players should put country first, says Maken


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) India's sports minister Ajay Maken Friday appealed to the bickering tennis stars Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna to stop the infighting and ... Read more...

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Former Chinese football bosses jailed for bribery


June 13th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Tieling (China), June 13 (IANS) Two former Chinese football chiefs were sentenced Wednesday to more than a decade in jail for bribery.Nan Yong, the former director of the Chinese Football ... Read more...

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Mothers’ eating habits influence kids’ taste buds


May 31st, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Mothers fond of drinking or having junk food must watch out, as their children keep on monitoring such habits and can go on to adopt them ... Read more...

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US woman who sent back Russian boy to pay $150,000


May 18th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 18 (IANS) A court in the US has told an American woman, who sent her adopted son back to Russia, to pay $150,000 in damages, child support, and ... Read more...

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Students’ death in roof collapse shocks Pakistani daily


May 10th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 10 (IANS) A Pakistani daily, shocked at the death of nine students in a roof collapse, has demanded the revival of the "moribund system of school inspections to ... Read more...

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China hopes to attract foreign professionals


April 24th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) China hopes to attract professionals from abroad by having a new visa category added to a draft law.The new category is titled "talent introduction".The draft law ... Read more...

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FIFA bans, fines Indonesian coach


April 20th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, April 20 (IANS) An Indonesia football coach has been banned for four games and fined by FIFA for accusing match officials of taking bribes during a 10-0 loss to ... Read more...

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China cracks down on online crime, over 1,000 held (Lead)


March 31st, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) In a massive nationwide crackdown on internet crime, Chinese police Saturday said they have arrested 1,065 suspects and deleted more than 208,000 "harmful" online messages. Six ... Read more...

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‘Stoning will happen in Britain too if sharia allowed’


March 21st, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) Brutal punishments like whipping and stoning could become widespread in Britain if Islamic Sharia law is allowed to thrive, a member of the House of Lords ... Read more...

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China proposes harsh punishment to curb gender imbalance


March 14th, 2012 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 14 (IANS) China should impose harsher punishments on medical workers who conduct illegal sex determination tests in order to balance the country's skewed gender ratio, a top official ... Read more...

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Review Pakistani Army Act: Daily


February 27th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Noting that "basic civil liberties need to be protected", a leading Pakistani daily has sought a fresh look at the Pakistan Army Act.An editorial in Dawn ... Read more...

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Rs.50 mn bounty on killers of Pakistani leader’s family


February 12th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) Pakistan government has announced a Rs.50 million ($14 million) reward for information about the killers of the wife and a daughter of Balochistan assembly member Bakhtiar ... Read more...

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11 get death for Baghdad attacks


January 19th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Jan 19 (IANS) Eleven people convicted of carrying out deadly attacks in Baghdad have been sentenced to death, Xinhua reported Thursday.The Presidency Council Thursday approved the punishments issued by ... Read more...

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Lawmakers get tough on smoking


January 14th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 14 (IANS) Tougher action is needed to curb smoking in public areas in Shanghai, lawmakers from the Chinese city's top legislative body say.Shanghai should increase punishments for smoking ... Read more...

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Over 10,800 Delhi Police personnel punished in 2011


January 6th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Taking strong action against erring policemen, Delhi Police punished over 10,800 of them in 2011 -- a tenfold increase over 2010, it was announced Friday.Over ... Read more...

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Nearly 400 officials probed for graft in Shanghai


December 31st, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 31 (IANS) Anti-corruption officials in Chinese metropolitan city Shanghai have investigated more than 300 cases of corruption this year involving at least 377 government staff.The city discipline inspection ... Read more...

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Acid hurled at two Pakistani teens in Karachi


December 26th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) Two teenaged girls suffered horrific burns after a man threw acid at them in Pakistan's Karachi city.Kamran threw acid at Zarin, 19, and Irum, 18, in ... Read more...

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Teen trio admit smearing the cake with poop


December 24th, 2011 - 1:34 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Pennsylvania, Dec 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Thee teenagers who admitted adding feces to a friend’s cake have been given various punishments. The trio have been ordered to do communal work and serve probation ... Read more...

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Chinese police encourage fugitives to surrender online


December 20th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 20 (IANS) Police in China are encouraging fugitive suspects to surrender themselves online on police website as an alternative to going directly to a police station for the ... Read more...

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Pakistani parliament passes two bills for protection of women


December 13th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Pakistani parliament's upper house, the Senate, Monday unanimously passed two landmark bills meant to protect women from negative customs and traditions and seeking severe punishments for ... Read more...

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Suspensions handed out in the Cincinnati vs Xavier game brawl


December 12th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cincinnati, Dec 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Eight players have been given various forms of punishment for their roles in the brawl that erupted after the game between Cincinnati and Xavier. The game was ... Read more...

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Action against 113 in China’s tainted pork scandal


November 26th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 26 (IANS) As many as 113 people, including 77 government employees, have been penalised in a Chinese province over a chemical tainted pork scandal, Xinhua reported Saturday.The scandal ... Read more...

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