Wipro eyes US boost ahead after Q2 misses forecasts

Bangalore, Oct 23 (ANI): Software services firm Wipro Ltd narrowly missed market expectations with an eight percent rise in second-quarter profit, but said it saw a rosier end to the year as more confident US clients increased spending. Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer Suresh Senapaty added that the company continued to build leadership position in infrastructure services and continued the momentum of deal wins. Meanwhile, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer TK Kurien said that he sees good momentum in large deals. Oct 23, 2014

PM Modi leaves for Siachen

New Delhi, Oct 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday morning left for Siachen. Modi who is scheduled to spend this Diwali with the flood-hit victims of Jammu and Kashmir, is also visiting the soldiers posted at Siachen Glacier. Before leaving, Modi gave prosperous Diwali wishes to the people. Meanwhile security was tightened in Srinagar ahead of Modi's visit. Modi will reportedly review rehabilitation measures and visit a relief camp. This will be his fourth visit to Jammu and Kashmir since taking charge as prime minister in May. Oct 23, 2014

Manipur gears up to tap potential in food processing sector

Manipur, Oct 23 (ANI): A large number of food processing units from Manipur recently showcased their produce at Imphal Food Expo held at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen. The 7 day-long event was organized by the directorate of commerce and industries department, government of Manipur, with an aim to encourage the people involved in the business and familiarizing them with the state of the art processing, production and packaging techniques and development of markets. The northeast region produces vast varieties of fruits, vegetables and other crops, making food-processing industry not just an opportunity but a necessity. Oct 23, 2014

Japan catches world attention through conventional and modern novelty

Tokyo, Oct 21 (ANI): "Sadou", a tea ceremony, is one of the Japanese traditions to serve "Matcha", a kind of powdered green tea. "Sadou" is usually a formal event, but in Tokyo a large scale tea ceremony was held to introduce the traditional Japanese tea culture. They brought a number of "Sadou" schools together to serve it to people from overseas and those unfamiliar with the tea ceremony. Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony was held at Hamano-Rikyu Gardens, one of the traditional and most beautiful Japanese gardens in Tokyo. An annual event held since 2008, it aims to create a lively atmosphere that everyone can experience green tea in "Sadou" manner. International visitors enjoyed a special outdoor tea ceremony with English interpreter. The visitors also enjoyed a Japanese sweet along with green tea. The event was part of the Tokyo Culture Creation Project, an organization supported by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to promote "Tokyo as a city of global cultural creativity". Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony introduced the world of Japanese hospitality, each host wears a beautiful kimono, each movement they make has a meaning to welcome the guest. Oct 21, 2014

Obama condemns 'tragic' Ottawa attack

President Barack Obama on Wednesday offered his condolences to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper over the "tragic" attack near parliament and pledged continued security coordination with Ottawa. Duration: 00:55 Oct 23, 2014

Ottawa: video shows gunfire and police swarming into Parliament

Video footage shows police ducking for cover as they advance along a stone hallway, with loud gunfire echoing among the gothic columns, as police squads swarm in to hunt a gunman who shot a soldier guarding a nearby war memorial. Duration: 00:36 Oct 23, 2014

Displaced Syrians facing cold and floods in camp

Displaced Syrian living in Bab al-Salam refugee camp in the countryside of Aleppo, near the Syria-Turkey border, are weathering heavy rains and cold temperatures that have caused floods and destruction in tents. Duration: 00:43 Oct 22, 2014

Man in Chicago tells Obama 'don't touch my girlfriend'

While Barack Obama casted his ballot in Chicago on Monday, the fiancé of a woman standing next to him at a voting booth told the President 'don't touch my girlfriend', to which the President replied 'I wasn't planning on that'. Duration: 01:05 Oct 22, 2014

Security beefed up in capital ahead of Diwali

New Delhi, Oct 22 (ANI): Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Wednesday said security in the city had been increased ahead of Diwali. Bassi also said that the force was working on the prevention of the sale of adulterated sweets in the city. According to reports, 25 quintals of adulterated milk products were seized in Dehradun earlier this week, while adulterated sweets worth Rs one crore are said to have been seized in Maharashtra. Oct 22, 2014

Ramdev performs peace prayers at Kedarnath

Kedarnath, Oct 22 (ANI): Yoga guru Ramdev on Wednesday participated in the special Diwali prayers at Kedarnath temple. Ramdev said that the prayers are being performed for the peace of souls of all those who lost their lives in Uttarakhand tragedy. He added that the prayers are also being held for the prosperity of the nation. He further said that he will extend support to the state and central government for developmental work in Kedarnath. Oct 22, 2014

Rally against HK leader comments on poor people and democracy

A crowd of about 70 protesters marches on the residence of Hong Kong's current leader Leung Chun-ying, over his recent comments that open elections would put voting power into the hands of people "who earn less than US$1,800 a month". Duration: 00:58 Oct 22, 2014