Punishing child rapists as adults will not make India safer - experts

News4u-News Desk- Indian parliamentarians must reject proposed changes to a law that would allow children accused of crimes such as rape to be tried and punished as adults, activists said, adding that the amendments violated child rights and would not stem sex crimes. The Juvenile Justice Act, the country’s primary legal framework for minors, defines [...]

Hazard doubles up with Footballer of Year honour

News4u-Sports Desk- Eden Hazard was named England’s Footballer of the Year on Tuesday after his consistently outstanding performances throughout the season helped Chelsea win the Premier League title. Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane was second in the voting by members of the English Football Writers Association with Hazard’s Chelsea club mate and captain John Terry [...]

The new U.S. office politics: funding your boss’s political causes

News4u-News Desk- It wasn’t long ago that politics, like religious affiliation or sexual orientation, was a taboo topic in the American workplace. Political beliefs were considered a private affair - off limits to the boss. But today employers are increasingly approaching workers to fundraise, lobby and campaign in ways they never have before, according to [...]

Strong earthquake rattles Nepal; Tremors Felt Across India

News4u-News Desk- Four earthquakes hit devastated Nepal in quick succession today, sending terrified residents running onto the streets in the capital of Kathmandu; large tremors were felt across Northern India, including Delhi at about 12.35 pm. Home Ministry spokesperson K S Dhatwalia said that two near-simultaneous earthquakes struck India with epicentres in Nepal and Afghanistan. [...]

China’s new monetary tool: quantitative teasing

News4u-Business Desk- While Europe eases, China merely teases. The People’s Republic cut interest rates on May 10 for the third time in six months, responding to poor economic data and a corporate sector saddled with high debt. Making money cheaper is fine as it goes, but less dramatic than making it more abundant via quantitative [...]

Hundreds of refugees arrive in Malaysia and Indonesia after Thai crackdown

News4u-News Desk- Malaysia has detained more than a thousand Bangladeshi and Rohingya refugees, including dozens of children, police said, a day after authorities rescued hundreds stranded off Indonesia’s western tip. There has been a huge increase in refugees from impoverished Bangladesh and Myanmar drifting on boats to Malaysia and Indonesia in recent days since Thailand, [...]

Al Jazeera journalist sues employer for negligence

News4u-News Desk- An Al Jazeera television journalist on trial in Egypt has filed a lawsuit in a Canadian court accusing his employer of negligence and has demanded $100 million in compensation, his lawyer said on Monday. Mohamed Fahmy, who spent more than 400 days in a Cairo jail on charges of aiding a terrorist organisation, [...]

A Picasso smashes art auction record in $179.4 million sale

News4u-Business Desk-A Picasso oil painting from 1955 smashed the record for the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction when it soared to $179.4 million at Christie’s on Monday. The auction house had estimated “Les femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’)” would sell for about $140 million, but several bidders competing via telephone drove the winning bid [...]

Facebook may sue lawyers over fugitive’s lawsuit - N.Y. judge

News4u-News Desk-Facebook Inc (FB.O) may pursue a lawsuit against law firms that represented a New York man who recently turned fugitive rather than face federal charges that he tried to defraud founder Mark Zuckerberg out of half of the company, a judge ruled on Monday. New York Supreme Court Justice Eileen Rakower said Facebook and [...]