Rights groups Wednesday lambasted a Thai military court for jailing a businessman for 25 years for making allegedly defamatory Facebook posts about the monarchy. -AFP
Southeast Asia's largest economy is under international pressure to curb deforestation and destruction of carbon-rich peatlands and forests. -Reuters
Japan, known for the longevity of its people, is also home to the world's oldest man. -AFP
The project is set to be completed by June 2016. -Daily Star/ANN
The number of children being diagnosed with the disease is worrying. -AFP
Organised gangs of kidnappers came to the attention of police in September 2013. -Daily Star/ANN
Oil reserves likely rose by 4.2 million barrels in the week ending March 27. -AFP
The international social service organisation, Sulabh, installed its first water purifying plant five months ago in Madhusudhakati. -Dawn/ANN
China has basked in the enthusiastic acceptances of its invitations despite US opposition. -AFP