Kuala Lumpur : Karpal Singh, Malaysia's most prominent Indian origin politician from the opposition ranks, has a hectic campaigning routine before Saturday's general elections, despite being bound to his wheelchair.
By Sudeshna Sarkar, IANS
Kathmandu : Within two months of India's GMR Group bagging a much-coveted hydropower deal in Nepal, another Indian company has now obtained rights to a second one despite protests by Maoists and NGOs.
By Sujit Chakraborty, IANS
Agartala : India's Border Security Force (BSF) troopers will soon use trained dogs to check infiltration and smuggling along Tripura's border with Bangladesh.
"We shall engage trained dogs for guarding the international border and check trans-border crimes," said U.K. Bansal, additional director general (ADG) of BSF.
Thiruvananthapuram : After a 55-year-long process, Kerala nun Sister Alphonsa will be canonised at the Vatican Oct 12.
Father Paul Thellekat, official spokesperson of the Syro Malabar Catholic Church, told IANS that the official declaration and the ceremony would take place during the Synod of Bishops conference, which would be held Oct 5-26 at the Vatican.
By Sujoy Dhar, IANS
Kolkata : For decades, employment exchanges in West Bengal were farcical bleak houses where the state's unemployed registered in millions without expecting an interview call. This year, the government wants to change all that through job training.
Bhubaneswar : The daughter of a 40-year-old man accused of raping and killing a minor girl in Orissa's Balasore district wants him to be given the death penalty.
Karunakar Das, a resident of Dumuda village, allegedly raped and murdered a seven-year-old girl of neighbouring Naharpatana village Saturday.
By Arun Kumar, IANS
Washington : The economic slowdown in the US offers both a challenge and an opportunity to the Indian IT industry though a weakening dollar is already hurting their bottomlines, according to an industry leader.
Agra : Tourists who are harassed in the city of the Taj should no longer face problems in registering complaints. The click of a mouse will now give them access to the Agra police's newly set up web portal.
By Imran Khan, IANS
Patna : Lakshmi Tatma, born with a parasitic twin that was removed after a highly publicised operation in Bangalore, has returned to a rousing welcome to her village in Bihar.
New Delhi : Noted filmmaker and actor Amol Palekar said the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT), the country's apex organisation for educational training and research, must take steps to nurture talent in children and motivate and teach them the techniques of filmmaking.