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Virgin Australia opens up Indonesia routes with SilkAir deal

07-Nov-2013 Intellasia | Theaustralian | 6:00 AM

VIRGIN Australia has expanded its footprint in Indonesia with five new codeshare destinations on Singapore Airlines’ full-service offshoot SilkAir. The deal means [...]
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Indian mission to Mars blasts off

Indian mission to Mars blasts off

07-Nov-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

India’s first mission to Mars blasted off successfully on Tuesday, completing the first stage of an 11-month journey that could see New Delhi’s low-cost space [...]
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Bangladesh sentences 152 soldiers to death over 2009 mutiny

Bangladesh sentences 152 soldiers to death over 2009 mutiny

07-Nov-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Bangladeshi court sentenced more than 150 soldiers to death and jailed hundreds more Tuesday, after a mass trial over a 2009 mutiny in which scores of top officers were [...]
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Australia central bank keeps rates on hold

07-Nov-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia’s central bank held interest rates at their record 2.50 percent low Tuesday, with previous cuts starting to impact non-mining sectors of the economy. The [...]
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Australian milk science lures food makers tapping Asia’s changing diet

07-Nov-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Food companies stalking Australia’s Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Ltd are being lured by the firm’s high-tech milk extracts as much as [...]
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China, India begin joint anti-terrorism drill

07-Nov-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China and India began a joint anti-terrorism drill on Tuesday, the first such exercise by the Asian powers – which have a sometimes-fraught relationship – for [...]
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Malaysia, Philippines warn embassies over spying

07-Nov-2013 Intellasia | ABC.net | 6:00 AM

Malaysia and the Philippines have warned diplomatic missions and officials in their countries not to engage in spying. Australia and the United States have been accused of [...]
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Bangladesh to hike garment worker wage by 76pct

Bangladesh to hike garment worker wage by 76pct

06-Nov-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An official Bangladeshi panel voted Monday to raise the minimum wage for garment workers by 76 percent to $67, still the lowest in the world and well short of what unions [...]
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Cambodia upholds jail term for ex-governor in shooting

Cambodia upholds jail term for ex-governor in shooting

06-Nov-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Cambodian appeal court on Monday upheld an 18-month prison sentence on a former governor for shooting and injuring three protesting women workers at a factory supplying [...]
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Air India Dreamliner windshield cracks while landing

06-Nov-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An Air India Dreamliner windshield cracked while landing in Australia, an airline official said Monday, the latest in a string of mishaps the aircraft has suffered in recent [...]
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New Zealand police probe claims of online ‘rape club’

06-Nov-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

New Zealand police on Monday said they were investigating a gang of young males who boasted online about stupefying underage girls with alcohol then having group sex with [...]
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NZ to provide aid money for Philippines

NZ to provide aid money for Philippines

06-Nov-2013 Intellasia | Tvnz | 6:00 AM

New Zealand will provide $850,000 in humanitarian assistance to the Philippines following the recent earthquake and flooding. An estimated 370,000 people are living in [...]
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India’s Mars probe aims to steal technological star status from China

06-Nov-2013 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:00 AM

The cyclone season is almost over, the planets are in alignment, the countdown has started. On Tuesday at 2.46pm local time, a rocket will blast off from the Indian space [...]
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Indonesia just ‘playing politics’: expert

06-Nov-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indonesia is playing politics by implying the country’s relationship with Australia has been damaged by spying allegations, a leading security academic says. Australian [...]
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120 Indians awaiting permanent residence status in Malaysia

120 Indians awaiting permanent residence status in Malaysia

06-Nov-2013 Intellasia | Ndtv | 6:00 AM

Some 120 Indians, who have been living in the Malaysian state of Sabah since 1968, are yet to get their permanent residence (PR) status in that southeast Asian nation. [...]
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