Monthly archives: February 2013

In wealthy Hong Kong, the poorest live in metal cages

Hong Kong: For many of the richest people in Hong Kong, one of Asia’s wealthiest cities, home is a mansion with an expansive view from the heights of Victoria Peak. For some of the poorest, like Leung Cho-yin, home is a metal cage. The 67-year-old former butcher pays 1,300 Hong Kong dollars ($167) a month for one of about a dozen wire mesh cages resembling rabbit hutches crammed into a dilapidated […]

60 swine flu cases reported in Delhi this year, three dead

New Delhi: With a spurt in swine flu cases, Delhi Government on Thursday directed 22 hospitals, including five private ones, to set up isolated wards to offer treatment to patients affected by the disease. A total of 60 cases of swine flu have been reported since January out of which three persons have lost their lives, Health Minister A K Walia said. He said 17 government-run and five hospitals have been […]

Starbucks opens in New Delhi stores

Thursday will open its first store in India’s capital, bringing to seven the total number of outlets it’s operating in the country. A 3,500-square-foot store, staffed with almost 40 people, in Delhi’s British-era Connaught Place is the first of a number of outlets Starbucks plans for New Delhi. The Seattle-based coffee chain in India is dipping its toes into a potentially huge market, but one where the difficulty of finding […]

India's Daughter' Passes Away.

On Dec. 16, a 23-year-old woman was beaten and gang-raped in a moving bus before being dumped on a Delhi highway. Six men, including the bus driver, were arrested in connection with the attack. On Saturday evening, New Delhi police charged all six with murder. Pictured, a man held a placard during a candlelight vigil in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, Karnataka, Dec. 21. The crime prompted demonstrations in […]

Maha Kumbh Mela Begins.

The Maha Kumbh Mela takes place every three years, rotating between the four Indian cities of Allahabad, Haridwar, Nashik and Ujjian. During the mela, or fair, Hindu devotees travel to holy rivers for ritual bathing. Pictured, women praying in the Ganges, Monday. Please follow and like us: