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  • Singapore: Indian national jailed for Little India riots 01-04-2014 01:31 PM

    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...
  • Is it a girl? I hate girls! Hilarious video of little boy, who has two sisters, finding out he's about to have another 29-03-2014 03:49 PM

    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 20-03-2014 07:25 PM

    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...
  • Singapore: 2 Indians charged with Little India riots 11-03-2014 05:01 PM

    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...
  • Singapore: 2nd Indian charged for burning property in Little India riots 06-03-2014 04:11 PM

    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....
  • Little India riot: Police avoided firing to prevent unrest 05-03-2014 02:03 PM

    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...
  • Singapore: Two more Indian nationals jailed for Little India riots 26-02-2014 03:30 PM

    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...
  • Singapore passes temporary law to keep order in Little India 19-02-2014 01:23 PM

    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...
  • Singapore riots: Second Indian national jailed 17-02-2014 02:30 PM

    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 Indian-origin businesses. He was...
  • Singapore: Bus driver cleared of fatal accident in Little India riots 11-02-2014 04:28 PM

    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...
  • Singapore riot: Indian gets 15 weeks in jail, first person to be sentenced 10-02-2014 06:35 PM

    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. 32-year-old Chinnappa Vijayaragunatha Poopathi, a construction worker, had pleaded guilty...
  • The Mountain of Light: Treading pathways between history and fiction 30-01-2014 08:14 AM

    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 27-01-2014 09:28 AM

    Los Angeles (AP): Precocious teenager Lorde is the Grammy Awards song of the year winner. Lorde's inescapable anti-swag 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...
  • Singapore: New bill to give police special powers in Little India 20-01-2014 05:31 PM

    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...
  • Facebook to buy India-based app monitoring tool maker Little Eye Labs 08-01-2014 01:23 PM

    Bangalore: Facebook Inc is buying India-based 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...
  • Riots in Little India inexcusable, says Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong 01-01-2014 01:29 PM

    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...
  • Singapore: Indian involved in riot to seek judicial review on bail conditions 30-12-2013 05:08 PM

    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...
  • Singapore: Four Indians face fresh charges over 'Little India' riots 27-12-2013 04:16 PM

    Fresh charges were slapped on four Indians on Friday, part of 25 alleged rioters who participated in Singapore's worst outbreak of violence in over 40 years. Earlier, all 25 Indians faced one rioting charge each, punishable by up to seven years in prison and caning. But, additional charges were filed...
  • Singapore riot: 200 foreign workers get police advisories 22-12-2013 04:18 PM

    Two hundred foreign workers, including Indians, on Sunday received advisories from Singapore police for alleged involvement in the worst street violence here in 40 years. The workers started arriving at the Police Cantonment Complex at 10 am to receive police advisories at the Criminal Investigation Department. The development came two...
  • Singapore starts deporting 52 Indian nationals involved in 'Little India' riots 20-12-2013 11:56 AM

    Singapore on Friday started deporting 52 Indian nationals for their role in the December 8 riot, the city state's worst street violence in 40 years. Sixteen of the men were interviewed by the state-appointed Committee of Enquiry (COI) into the riot in the Little India area, a report The Straits...
  • Singapore: 3 more Indians remanded to custody in riot case 19-12-2013 03:18 PM

    Another three Indians, charged with rioting, were remanded to custody on Thursday for a week to assist in the investigations into Singapore's worst outbreak of violence in over 40 years. Karuppaiah Chandrasekar, 31, Palanivel Dhasmohan, 27, and Arumugam Karthik, 24, had been charged in court last week for being part...
  • Singapore: Alcohol ban eased in riot hit 'Little India' 19-12-2013 11:36 AM

    Singapore on Wednesday loosened alcohol ban imposed after the December 8 riot in Little India, but the ban will remain for six months until the committee of inquiry makes its recommendations, police said. The alcohol ban will be in force every weekend, public holiday and eve of public holiday within...
  • Singapore: 2 Indians remanded to custody in Little India riot case 18-12-2013 06:21 PM

    Two Indians, charged for alleged rioting in Singapore, were remanded to custody on Wednesday for another week to assist the probe into the city-state's worst outbreak of violence in over 40 years. Moorthy Kabildev, 24, and Sathiyamoorthy Sivaraman, 36, were first charged in court on December 11 for being part...
  • Singapore: 52 Indians involved in riot to be deported, 28 charged 17-12-2013 05:24 PM

    Singapore on Tuesday said 52 Indians will be deported and it will pursue criminal charges against 28 alleged rioters who actively participated in the country's worst outbreak of violence in over 40 years, sending a tough message to trouble-makers. "We have taken strong and decisive action to charge and to...
  • Singapore: Two more Indians charged for riots 14-12-2013 02:51 PM

    Two more Indians were charged on Saturday by Singapore authorities for their alleged involvement in country's worst outbreak of riot in over 40 years, taking the total number of Indians arraigned in the violence to 33. Palanivel Dhasmohan, 27, and Karuppiah Chandrasekar, 31, were accused of being part of an...
  • India assures support to its workers in Singapore post riot 13-12-2013 05:36 PM

    India on Friday assured support to its nationals that law-abiding people have nothing to fear after authorities here arrested 31 Indians for alleged rioting in Singapore's worst outbreak of violence in over 40 years. The assurance by the High Commissioner Vijay Thakur Singh came in the wake of Sunday's riot...
  • Singaopre: 4 more Indians charged for riots in 'Little India' 12-12-2013 05:36 PM

    Four more Indians were charged on Thursday for alleged rioting in Singapore's worst outbreak of violence in over 40 years as police continued the crackdown on foreign workers, taking the number of Indians charged to 31. Four Indians were charged in court in connection with riots in Little India, a...
  • Rare Singapore riot forces soul searching over foreign workers 12-12-2013 11:45 AM

    Singapore's first major riot in four decades is forcing the wealthy island to confront a stubborn but vexing question: how to treat low-paid foreign workers whose muscle underpins much of the economy but whose presence increasingly riles its citizens. Images of rioters overturning police cars, throwing garbage bins and burning...
  • 3 more Indians charged, 4000 foreign workers quizzed in Singapore riots 12-12-2013 11:38 AM

    Three more Indians on Wednesday were charged for alleged rioting in Singapore's worst outbreak of violence in over 40 years, a day after 24 of their compatriots were remanded, as police grilled nearly 4,000 foreign workers in a major crackdown. The three men were among eight arrested on Tuesday in...
  • 24 Indians involved in Singapore riots brought to court 10-12-2013 01:15 PM

    Twenty-four Indians allegedly involved in Singapore's worst outbreak of violence in over 40 years were brought on Tuesday to a court in Singapore to face charges. As many as 28 South Asian workers, including 24 Indians, were arrested on Monday for alleged rioting in the country on Sunday. All the...