DHAKA, Bangladesh, June  11:  Authorities have rounded up about 1,600 suspected petty criminals, including some believed to be Islamist radicals, in a nationwide crackdown aimed at halting a wave of brutal attacks on minorities and activists in Bangladesh.

Japan's first 'naked restaurant' to open in Tokyo

Published On: June 10, 2016 08:58 PM NPT By: Agencies

Japan's first "naked restaurant" opens in Tokyo next month with draconian rules of entry -- podgy prospective diners will be weighed and ejected if found to be too fat.

NEW DELHI, June 10: Five Indians who raped a Danish tourist when she asked them for directions in New Delhi have been sentenced to life in prison for the attack that highlighted the plague of sexual violence in the country.

Pakistani woman burns daughter alive for eloping

Published On: June 9, 2016 01:15 PM NPT By: Republica

LAHORE, Pakistan, June 9: A woman in Pakistan burned her 17-year-old daughter alive on Wednesday to punish her for marrying against the family's wishes, the latest in a series of so-called "honor killings" that claim the lives of nearly 1,000 women every year in the conservative Muslim country.

Fire triggers blasts at Sri Lankan army camp, killing 1

Published On: June 6, 2016 01:12 PM NPT By: Republica

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA, June 6: A fire broke out at an army camp near Sri Lanka's capital, setting off explosions and killing one soldier before the flames were put out, officials said Monday.

Agents prey on female migrants as govt bans domestics outflow

Published On: April 26, 2016 12:00 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, April 26: Maya (name changed) knew that the government has banned the sending of female domestic workers abroad.

IME announces 'Ghar Jane Harsha' winner

Published On: April 25, 2016 12:00 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, April 22: IME Ltd has announced the third week's winner of its 'Ghar Jane Harsha' scheme that it launched in partnership with Kyodai Remittance in Japan.

KATHMANDU, April 22: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the parliament on Friday launched investigation into a decision to award the contract to build Solu Corridor Transmission Line Project, directing all concerned to stop project's work until further notice.

Mum forced to dump 14.8 litres of breast milk at Heathrow

Published On: April 25, 2016 12:00 AM NPT By: Republica

LONDON, April 25: A US mother-of-two, who was forced to dump 14.8 litres of breast milk at security at London’s Heathrow Airport, has spoken about her humiliation and the “incredibly unfair” security rules.