By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly One of my favorite things to do when the weather is cold is curl up under a blanket with a good mystery. The following are my January must-read picks: “Grave on Grand Avenue” By Naomi Hirahara Berkley, 2015 LAPD bicycle cop Ellie Rush is back and on the case […]
MUMBAI, India (AP) — An appeal court acquitted Bollywood star Salman Khan last Thursday in a drunken-driving, hit-and-run case from more than a decade. The Bombay High Court threw out an earlier conviction and five-year sentence given to the 49-year-old actor. “The trial court’s verdict is quashed and set aside,” Justice A.R. Joshi said in […]
A public presentation, “Women of Color Speak Out – Climate Change and the Systems of Oppression” was held by the Ethiopian Community of Seattle on Nov. 18. “Women of Color Speak Out” is a collective of activists in Seattle who are working to educate communities about the climate crisis. The discussion highlighted how systems of […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The new Seattle South Asian Film Festival, put on by the Tasveer organization, will be running from Oct. 31 to Nov. 9. Festival director Rita Meher took some questions over e-mail. NWAW: Please describe your childhood adolescence in Odissa, India. What were your favorite memories of growing up? How […]
By Muneeza Naqvi Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) – New Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the leader of rival Pakistan on May 27 and asked that his country “abide by its commitment” to prevent its territory from being used in terrorism against India and speed up investigations into the 2008 attack in Mumbai.
By Katy Daigle The Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — Police on Aug. 25 arrested the last of five men wanted in the gang rape of a photojournalist in Mumbai, and said charges would be filed soon in a case that has incensed the public and fueled debate over whether women can be safe in […]
By Staff The Associated Press MIAMI, Florida (AP) — An American executive held hostage for nearly a week by his company’s Chinese workers in a pay dispute said on June 28 from his Florida home that he was held for ransom and that he paid nearly half a million dollars for his freedom.
By Louise Watt The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — An American executive said June 24 that he has been held hostage for four days at his medical supply plant in Beijing by scores of workers demanding severance packages like those given to 30 co-workers in a phased-out department.
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Paper Daughter By Jeanette Ingold Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010 While her friends and classmates look forward to a summer filled with fun and relaxation, Maggie Chen is looking forward to a summer filled with hard work at her internship at the Seattle-area Herald newspaper. But along with excitement of […]
By Nirmala George The Associated Press NEW DELHI, India (AP) — For 11 years, the family of a convicted terrorist waited and wondered about his fate as he sat on death row. Two weeks ago, they found out — from television. Mohammad Afzal Guru had been hanged in secrecy in a faraway jail in New […]