80-yr old jailed in Singapore for fight over girlfriend
Singapore : A jealous 80-year-old church caretaker in Singapore was on Monday jailed for a day and fined for a brawl with his girlfriend’s landlord inside the church. Lim Song Chong, who suspected his girlfriend was in a relationship with her 65-year-old landlord Cheong Yee Mun, threw a kitchen knife at him in a brawl on holy ground. He hurled the 20 cm-long knife at Cheong, who escaped being hit by hiding behind a pillar at the Glad Tidings Church. Lim also threw an umbrella, a pocket knife and kitchen scissors at the landlord, who retaliated by chucking a fire extinguisher at his “very, very frail” rival, The Straits Times reported. None of the projectiles hit their intended targets and police arrived to separate the two Singapore seniors. Lim was fined 3,000 dollars and jailed for a day after he admitted committing criminal intimidation by chasing Cheong with the knife and performing a rash act by throwing it at him.
US girl injured in freak iPhone blast in her pocket, cause remains unknown
New York : An eighth-grade student in the US received burn injuries when her iPhone blew and caught fire in her back pocket while she was in her school classroom. The girl, who has not been named, received the burns on the thigh and back when her iPhone started smouldering in her pocket. The girl, a student at the Middle School of the Kennebunks in Maine was treated at a hospital on Friday. The classroom had to be vacated when the girl said her pants were burning after she sat down and heard a pop, principal Jeffrey Rodman was quoted by the New York Daily News as saying. Rodman said the student quickly raced to the corner and took off her pants. The student was then treated for minor burns and was expected to return to school soon. Rodman said the girl’s pants had multiple burn holes and there was so much smoke in the room that a window had to be opened. He said the cause of the phone’s explosion is under investigation by the state Fire Marshall.
Indian couple in Oz hospital after pool jump goes wrong, cops investigating
Melbourne : Two Indian IT students in Australia were critically injured at a public swimming pool here after the couple apparently knocked heads while jumping into the water. The woman, 23, might tried save her 22-year-old
boyfriend from drowning, Victoria Police said, adding they remain in the intensive care unit of the Austin
Hospital here. Police said they were investigating to determine what happened to the pair and appealed to witnesses to come forward. The couple, who moved to Australia two years ago and live together in Preston area, were at the WaterMarc aquatic centre at Greensborough in northeast Melbourne yesterday when they were found unconscious in the pool, police said. The woman was dragged from the pool by a patron after she was found floating face down and fully clothed. While she was being treated, the man, who had suffered a cardiac arrest, was found at the bottom of the pool. Paramedics said the man was not breathing and had to be revived. Senior
Sergeant Justin Goldsmith said there was a small mark on the on the man’s forehead but the couple had no other obvious wounds.
Pakistani hackers claim defacing 2,000 Indian websites on Republic Day
Karachi : Pakistani hackers claimed to have hacked over 2,000 Indian websites on 26 January, Indian media reported. The Hindu reported on January 29 that hackers defaced more than 2,000 Indian websites on Republic Day in what is being termed as ‘a major cyber attack’. According to the Express Tribune, the report said that the attackers’ Internet protocol (IP) address was traced to Pakistan.
The newspaper cited the Global Cyber Security Response Team, Bangalore as saying that most of the defaced websites were attacked by Pakistani hackers using the handles ‘StrikerRude’, ‘KashmirCyberArmy’,
‘PakCyberExpert’, ‘HUnterGujar’ and the operation was named as ‘#OP26jan’. The websites targeted included that of the Central Bank of India. Hackers said three Pakistan-based hacking groups were responsible and added that the act was meant as a ‘protest for the rights of Kashmiris,’ the report added.