LITTLE

  • Much anticipated 1901 Boston time capsule yields mysterious small red book October 9, 2014

    Woburn (Massachusetts): The highly-anticipated opening of a time capsule that been hidden in the head of a lion statue atop a historical landmark for more than a century yielded at least one surprise Thursday: a hardcover book. The Bostonian Society had expected the time capsule to include letters, newspaper clippings and...
  • 18th Indian jailed for rioting in Singapore's Little India September 23, 2014

    Singapore: A 24-year-old Indian was on Tuesday sentenced to 31 months in jail and three strokes of cane for rioting and abetting others during the Little India riots, becoming the 18th Indian to be jailed for his involvement in the country's worst street violence in 40 years. Prabakaran Chinnappa, a construction...
  • Indian spared caning in Little India riots for showing remorse September 10, 2014

    Singapore: An Indian in Singapore was spared caning but jailed for 25 months for his involvement in Little India riots, the country's worst violence in 40 years, as he had a clean record and showed genuine remorse for his actions. Senior District Judge Ong Hian Sun responded to an appeal by...
  • A school asked its students what they could have a 100 of and why. This little girl's answer will break your heart August 21, 2014

    On the 100th day of school, the students were asked if they could have 100 of anything, what would it be and why? This poor little girl's answer will break your heart. This shows how much we take our families for granted. ...
  • Little elbow room for premium carriers in lowfare focused India August 14, 2014

    Singapore: A decade after lowcost carriers led India's air travel boom, fullservice airlines are gearing up for a battle for premium passengers that only the deeppocketed are likely to win. Flag carrier Air India, which has only offered premium travel, will face more competition from secondlargest airline Jet Airways, which on...
  • Tiny printer brings you personalised news, emails July 28, 2014

    London: A webconnected printer that can print out a personalised feed of breaking news, messages, and amusements at a specified time has been developed. The device, called Little Printer, can fetch things from Gmail, Asana, Twitter, and GitHub, printing it onto standard thermal receipt paper in a minimal blackandwhite style. Users can...
  • 'I'll comfort you': Watch this adorable little boy appoint himself the protector of a homesick girl on 1st day of school July 10, 2014

    His patience is so commendable. A boy, a tiny tot himself, has appointed himself the protector of a little girl on their first day at school. The brave knight tells the homesick, weeping girl he will comfort and protect her. But he gets a little dodgy when she asks him...
  • Indian jailed for nine months for Little India riot July 3, 2014

    Singapore: A 28yearold Indian was jailed for nine months in Singapore for being a member of an unlawful assembly during the Little India riot last December, becoming the 13th Indian to be imprisoned in the country's worst street violence in 40 years. Palanivel Dhasmohan, who worked in the construction sector here,...
  • 'Maybe I like dirt!' This little girl has Vine users laughing with her hilarious rant against parents who ask her to clean up her room July 1, 2014

    Fiveyearold CeCe is already an Indternet star. Her Vine clip, posted by CeCeShow, has gone viral. She's been asked to clean her room by her parents. Can you blame her for this complete meltdown? "If you don't wanna come in, then don't come in...maybe I like dirt," she tells her...
  • 2 Indians jailed for Little India riot in Singapore June 12, 2014

    Singapore: Two Indian workers were today sentenced to jail by a Singapore court after they admitted their involvement in the Little India riot last December, the citystate's worst street violence in 40 years. Moorthy Kabildev (25) and Mongan Anbalagan (41) pleaded guilty to rioting on December 8 in Singapore's Little India,...
  • Singapore: Ninth Indian jailed for involvement in Little India riot May 23, 2014

    An Indian construction worker involved in Little India riot last December has been sentenced to a ninemonth jail term after he "unreservedly" admitted to being part of an unlawful assembly. Karuppaiah Chandrasekar, 32, is the ninth Indian national to be jailed for the country's worst riot in 40 years that occurred...
  • Indian national pleads guilty to Singapore rioting April 30, 2014

    Singapore: A 33yearold Indian national, on Wednesday, pleaded guilty of rioting and committing mischief during Singapore's worst street violence in 40 years. Ramalingam Sakthivel, a construction worker, pleaded guilty to throwing various projectiles at police officers and police vehicles, and into a bus involved in a fatal accident that sparked the...
  • Prankster Stuart Edge's 'Kiss the Girl' recreation from the movie 'The Little Mermaid' goes viral on the web April 20, 2014

    Serial prankster Stuart Edge's latest video is in collaboration with Peter Hollens, a popular singer and songwriter who make music using only his voice and mouth, Vocal Point and Noteworthy. In the latest viral video they recreate the scene from the movie 'The Little Mermaid' where Sebastien, the crab, gets...
  • Singapore: Indian national jailed for Little India riots April 1, 2014

    A 31-year-old Indian national was on Tuesday jailed for 18 weeks in Singapore for his role in the country's worst riot in 40 years, the sixth person to be sentenced in connection with the incident. Krishnan Saravanan was convicted of the amended charge of failing to disperse from the riot scene...
  • Is it a girl? I hate girls! Hilarious video of little boy, who has two sisters, finding out he's about to have another March 29, 2014

    When this little boy, who has two sisters, finds out he's about to have another, he goes bat crazy. It must clearly be tough for him to live in a household with three women. The father could have handled this better, given that the two other little girls were witness...
  • Singapore: 14 Indians jailed for Little India riots March 20, 2014

    Fourteen Indians were on Thursday jailed for clashing with a group of people in Singapore's Little India, a precinct of South Asian businesses where the country's worst riot in 40 years broke out last year. Eleven of them were each sentenced to seven months in jail, and the remaining three will...
  • Singapore: 2 Indians charged with Little India riots March 11, 2014

    Two Indians and two Bangladeshis were charged on Tuesday with rioting following a fight in the north-eastern part of Singapore, barely three months after the country's worst riot in 40 years. Sikander Singh, 27, and Ramandeep Singh, 28, are alleged to have been part of an unlawful assembly with several others...
  • Singapore: 2nd Indian charged for burning property in Little India riots March 6, 2014

    A second Indian has been charged for burning property during Singapore's worst riot in 40 years in December last year. Sarangan Kumaran, who was among the 25 accused of rioting, was read the extra charge of "mischief by fire with intent to cause damage" in a pre-trial conference on Wednesday. The...
  • Little India riot: Police avoided firing to prevent unrest March 5, 2014

    A top police official of Singapore, handling the country's worst riot in 40 years, has told the committee probing the incident in Little India that he decided not to shoot at the rioters to avoid "inflaming" them. Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police Lu Yeow Lim said: "the sentiment would have been...
  • Singapore: Two more Indian nationals jailed for Little India riots February 26, 2014

    Two more Indian nationals in Singapore were on Wednesday jailed for 18 weeks each for their role in the country's worst riot in 40 years in Decmeber last year. Thangaiya Selvakumar, 25, and Thiagarajan Sribalamurugan, 23, had originally faced rioting charges, which carries a maximum sentence of seven years in jail...
  • Singapore passes temporary law to keep order in Little India February 19, 2014

    Singapore has enacted a new law allowing police to continue to take calibrated measures to maintain public order and calm in Little India, the scene of worst riot in 40 years in the city state. The Public Order (Additional Temporary Measures) Bill will be effective for a year in the district,...
  • Singapore riots: Second Indian national jailed February 17, 2014

    A second Indian national on Monday was jailed for 15 weeks for his involvement in Singapore's worst riots in 40 years. Singaravelu Vignesh, 23, was jailed for failing to disperse when ordered to by the police during December 8 riot in Little India, a precinct of Indianorigin businesses. He was sentenced...
  • Singapore: Bus driver cleared of fatal accident in Little India riots February 11, 2014

    A bus driver, involved in a fatal accident that sparked Singapore's worst riot in 40 years and led to the deportation of 52 Indians, will not face any legal action, the government said on Tuesday. The Attorney General's Chambers said in a statement that the bus driver will not be charged...
  • Singapore riot: Indian gets 15 weeks in jail, first person to be sentenced February 10, 2014

    An Indian national, part of 25 compatriots charged with involvement in Singapore's worst riot in 40 years, on Monday became the first person to be sentenced in the case receiving 15 weeks in jail by a court in Singapore. 32yearold Chinnappa Vijayaragunatha Poopathi, a construction worker, had pleaded guilty on...
  • The Mountain of Light: Treading pathways between history and fiction January 30, 2014

    The Mountain of Light is the newest novel by acclaimed author, Indu Sundaresan. The writer of the famed Taj Trilogy, she has gained considerable repute over the years due to her beautiful narration of historical events, and her unique blend of history and fiction. She is also the author of...
  • Grammy Awards 2014: Lorde's 'Royals' wins song of the year January 27, 2014

    Los Angeles (AP): Precocious teenager Lorde is the Grammy Awards song of the year winner. Lorde's inescapable antiswag anthem 'Royals' continued its unlikely run through pop music Sunday night, giving the New Zealander her second Grammy Award of the evening. 'Royals' was originally recorded by Lorde and Joel Little to be given...
  • Singapore: New bill to give police special powers in Little India January 20, 2014

    Singapore government on Monday introduced a new bill in parliament that will give police special powers to maintain public order in Little India, the scene of the worst riot in 40 years in the country that led to the deportation of 56 Indians. The proposed law would allow police and other...
  • Facebook to buy Indiabased app monitoring tool maker Little Eye Labs January 8, 2014

    Bangalore: Facebook Inc is buying Indiabased Little Eye Labs, a startup that builds performance analysis and monitoring tools for mobile Android apps, in a move that marks the social networking giant's first deal in the country. Facebook has been working to boost its mobile technology as it focuses on growing revenue...
  • Riots in Little India inexcusable, says Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong January 1, 2014

    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has described the December 8 outbreak of violence by the South Asian foreign workers in Singapore as inexcusable, but he assured that Singapore will treat its guest workers fairly as long as they abide by the the city state's laws. "We will continue to treat foreign...
  • Singapore: Indian involved in riot to seek judicial review on bail conditions December 30, 2013

    An Indian, part of 25 alleged rioters who participated in Singapore's worst outbreak of violence in over 40 years, plans to seek judicial review on the conditions that the authorities have imposed on him. Arun Kaliamurthy, 28, was in Singapore on tourist social visit pass when the riot took place in...