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Online shopping scam on Facebook.

A report from one of the staff at YourVoice Asia. Our staff member was taken in by a advert for a Drone on Facebook to which he ordered and awaited the delivery. This was the Video which is now been shown by several different companys on the internet. https://www.facebook.com/1138212613004831/videos/2030392770409123/?t=31 I recieved a email with the follow text the next day. You may contact us by simply replying to this email. Sincerely, Alex Smith Head Customer Support support@hyperstech.com After waiting 3 weeks I called and was told that it would take…

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Asia Blockchain India 

Asia Head of BitConnect Arrested at Delhi Airport

Divyesh Darji, the alleged Asian head of defunct cryptocurrency platform BitConnect, was arrested by Indian authorities at Delhi Airport on August 18. The arrest is set to provide a modicum of justice to those affected by what has been dubbed the biggest scam in cryptocurrency history. Local news media reports Darji was arrested after his arrival at Delhi Airport from Dubai, identifying Darji as the Asia head of the BitConnect platform, which is registered in the UK and operated from the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai. BitConnect Saga Continues The arrest is the…

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India 

Courier jailed 18 months for stealing gold jewellery he was meant to take to India

SINGAPORE – For a hawker stall helper, it was a golden opportunity to earn hundreds of dollars: Act as a courier by wearing more than $200,000 worth of jewellery on a flight to India. But when 33-year-old Muhammad Hajali Sahul Hameed and his cousin got through passport checks at Changi Airport, they turned back, re-entered Singapore and sold off most of the gold chains they were meant to carry. The Singaporean was sentenced to 18 months in jail on Monday (March 12) after he pleaded guilty to misappropriating the jewellery.…

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Floods Mumbai 

Monsoon rains bring India’s financial capital to a standstill

Indians wade through a flooded street during heavy rain showers in Mumbai on Aug 29, 2017. (Photo: PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP)  MUMBAI: Heavy monsoon rains brought India’s financial capital to a halt on Tuesday (Aug 29), with authorities struggling to evacuate people with the scheduled high tide adding to the chaos. Incessant rain flooded several parts of Mumbai and paralysed train services used by millions of commuters daily, with many stranded at stations and hundreds of others walking home through waist-deep water on railway tracks. People walk along a flooded street during…

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Bangladesh Floods News Singapore 

Mercy Relief heads to South Asia to assist in flood relief efforts

Indian villagers rest in makeshift shelters after being displaced by floods in Bihar state’s Araria district on Aug 19. More than 750 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia. (Photo: AFP/Diptendu Dutta)  SINGAPORE: Disaster relief agency Mercy Relief is on its way to India, Bangladesh and Nepal to distribute relief goods after heavy rains during the region’s monsoon season caused deadly floods. In a media release on Monday (Aug 21), Mercy Relief said it will work with ground partners in those countries to…

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India 

India court hears 10-year-old rape victim’s abortion plea

India’s Supreme Court has ordered doctors to examine a pregnant 10-year-old rape victim whose parents want permission for her to abort her baby. The child is reported to be 26 weeks pregnant and doctors say her body is not developed enough to carry a baby. Indian law does not allow terminations after 20 weeks unless doctors confirm the mother’s life is in danger. The girl alleges she was raped several times in the past seven months by her uncle, who has been arrested. Her pregnancy was only recently discovered when…

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Football India Sport 

Maradona to visit Kolkata for a two-day trip in September

KOLKATA: Argentine legend Diego Maradona is set to kick off the football carnival in India during his September 18-19 visit, about a month ahead of the City of Joy’s historic date with FIFAU-17 World Cup Final. This will be the 1986 World Cup winner’s second visit to the city after December 2008 when thousands of fans gathered to welcome him past midnight at the airport. Confirming this in a video-conference call with the promoter of the trip in the wee hours today, the 56-year-old said he is very excited to…

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Asia China Food India Indonesia News Singapore 

Singapore must be more transparent in shark fin trade

Singapore was ranked the world’s second-largest shark fin trader by value after Hong Kong, according to trade figures from 2012-2013, say conservationist groups Traffic and WWF. SINGAPORE: Conservationist groups called on the Singapore Government to improve transparency and conduct “more robust monitoring” to tackle the global shark fin trade, after the country was found to be one of the world’s largest shark fin trader by value. According to the latest report released by wildlife-trade monitor Traffic and conservation group WWF on Friday (May 26), Singapore was ranked the world’s second-largest…

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Asia India News 

India convicts police, doctors in gangrape case during Gujarat riots when Modi was chief

MUMBAI (AFP) – An Indian court on Thursday (May 4) convicted five police officers and two doctors of tampering with evidence in the gang rape of a pregnant woman and the murder of her family during one of the worst incidents of religious unrest since independence. Ms Bilkis Bano was gang raped and seven of her relatives were killed during religious riots that broke out in the western state of Gujarat in 2002. At least 2,000 Muslims were hacked, beaten, shot or burnt to death in the violence, which erupted…

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Asia India News 

Muslim man dies after attack by cow vigilantes in India

NEW DELHI (AFP) – A Muslim man has died after he was attacked by hundreds of Hindu vigilantes while transporting cows in India, police said Wednesday (April 5), amid rising tensions over the slaughter of the sacred animal. Pehlu Khan, 55, died in hospital late Monday, two days after a mob attacked his cattle truck on a highway in Alwar in the western state of Rajasthan. Cows are considered sacred in Hindu-majority India, and their slaughter is illegal in many states. In parts of northern and western India, squads of…

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