Briton arrested for trying to sell sister

LONDON - Police have arrested a British man who tried to sell his sister to an illegal immigrant.

Michael Wright, a 22-year-old man from Swindon, tried to sell his 24-year-old sister, who has learning difficulties, to a 33-year-old Chinese man in order to help him gain British residency.

Dalits in Uttar Pradesh allege discrimination over water

LUCKNOW - Facing water problems in their own village, a group of Dalits, who had gone to use the well and hand pumps installed in another village Monday alleged that they were assaulted and driven away by members of the upper caste community.

Tamil journalist sentenced to 20 years imprisonment

COLOMBO - A Tamil journalist charged under the Prevention of Terrorism Act and Emergency Regulations in Sri Lanka was sentenced Monday to a 20-year rigorous jail term by a court, officials said.

Apex court admits Vijayan’s case

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court Monday admitted a lawsuit by Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader P. Vijayan challenging the Kerala governor’s order granting sanction to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to prosecute him for his role in a corruption case.

Men in uniform being shielded in Shopian case: rights group

NEW DELHI - The Shopian twin-rape-and-murder probe is going nowhere because evidence has been manipulated to cover up the heinous crime” and shield some men in uniform, a women’s group here said Monday.

Britannia settles ‘Tiger’ brand tangle with US firm

KOLKATA - Biscuit major Britannia Industries Ltd has settled legal issues with Kraft Inc, US, over using the ‘Tiger’ brand, a top company official said here Monday.

Malaysian model’s dad hopes she won’t be caned

KUALA LUMPUR - The father of the Malaysian model, who could be the first woman to be caned for drinking in public, is hoping that she would be spared the punishment.

Cuban officials’ ‘obsession’ with nation’s image criticised

HAVANA - The “morbid obsession” and “paranoia” of some Cuban officials for censuring information and rejecting criticism by other officials in an attempt to maintain the image of the communist island or their own positions has been criticised in an article published in the official daily Juventud Rebelde.

Indian Army flouting guidelines on sexual harassment?

NEW DELHI - The Indian Army goes by the Army Act while probing allegations of sexual abuse. But in the process it may be blatantly overlooking guidelines issued by the Supreme Court on sexual harassment at workplace, say activists.

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