Disquieting times for Malaysia's 'fish listeners'

Malaysia's last "fish listeners" -- practitioners of a dying local art of listening underwater to locate their quarry -- try to keep the ancient technique alive in the face of industrial trawling and the depletion of stocks. Duration: 02:29 Aug 19, 2014

Booming automobile sector

New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): The Indian auto industry has come a long way since its inception. It has emerged as a major contributor to India's gross domestic product (GDP), accounting around 7% and employing about 19 million people both directly and indirectly. In addition, with Government's backing and a rapid growth in demand of cars, multi-utility vehicles (MUVs), two and three wheelers and auto components, the sector is set to attract foreign investors. India is currently the sixth largest passenger vehicle market in the world, and is geared to overtake major markets in Europe and North America in the next decade. Aug 19, 2014

National Guard arrives in Ferguson

US National Guard troops are deployed in Ferguson, Missouri where a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager sparking days of violence and unrest. Duration: 00:38 Aug 19, 2014

Survivors of Indonesia tour boat swam to volcano island

Thirteen people lost at sea for two days when their tourist boat sank in Indonesia were rescued Monday after a horrific ordeal that had forced other survivors to swim to a volcanic island and drink their own urine. Duration: 00:31 Aug 18, 2014

Muslim-Jewish wedding in Israel draws furious response

The wedding of a Jewish woman, Morel Malka, and a Muslim man, Mahmoud Mansour, in the city of Rishon Letzion, central Israel, has drawn furious response from Israeli ultra-rightwing group "Lehava" and support from other Israelis. Duration: 01:19 Aug 18, 2014

Religious differences fade away as visually challenged Hindu and Muslim children recite Ramayana tog

Agra, Aug 18 (ANI): India is a land of amazing diversity. Yet, people from different communities have lived together for centuries in the country in harmony. This is visible across the country. One such example comes from Agra in Uttar Pradesh. Here a blind school houses children belonging to different communities, who learn not just life skills but also about other religions. The school recently organised a gathering where children recited the Ramayana, the story of Hindu god Ram, with equal enthusiasm. Aug 18, 2014

Bipasha Basu promotes movie 'Creature 3D'

Mumbai, August 18 (ANI): Bollywood diva Bipasha Basu promoted her upcoming movie 'Creature 3D' in India's showbiz hub Mumbai recently. She appeared at the Umang Festival in a pale pink Nikasha outfit. 'Creature 3D' is slated to hit the theaters on 12th September 2014. Aug 18, 2014

Christina Aguilera welcomes daughter with fiance

New Delhi, August 18 (ANI): Christina Aguilera has given birth to her second child, this time a baby girl. The 33-year-old singer, who already has a 6-year-old son, Max, from her previous marriage to Jordan Bratman, welcomed her first baby with fiance Matt Rutler a leading web portal reported. Aguilera had first met Rutler, who's a production assistant, while filming for 'Burlesque' back in 2010 and the duo had announced their engagement in February 2014, at which time, the 'Feel This Moment' star was already expecting. Aug 18, 2014

Lena Dunham goes blonde

New Delhi, August 18 (ANI): Lena Dunham has dyed her hair blonde, as she posted a picture on Instagram of her friend's wedding, sporting the brand new hairdo. The 'Girls' star, who had surprised her fans on the photosharing site by posting a pic of herself with her new platinum blonde bowl cut, had also captioned it saying change is new, a leading daily reported. It was earlier speculated that Dunham may have put on a wig, but the recent pic of the wedding confirmed that her new look was indeed for real. Aug 18, 2014

Pak envoy's invitation to Kashmir separatist leaders irks Indian leaders

New Delhi/Nagpur /Leh, Aug 18 (ANI): The Indian government as well as Muslim clerics on Monday reacted sharply to Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit's invitation to Kashmiri separatist leaders for talks in New Delhi. The controversy comes ahead of India-Pakistan secretary-level talks scheduled to be held on August 25 in Islamabad. The talks between separatist leaders and Basit will take place on August 18-19. Criticizing the move by Basit, junior minister in Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Jitendra Singh, called the event unfortunate, especially as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is putting in efforts for better relations between the two countries. RSS leader Virag Pachpore resonated Singh's views. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi condemned the invite by Pakistan and blamed Modi for being a mute spectator to Pakistan's activities. Meanwhile, a Muslim cleric, Mufti Mukkaram, said the talks should not be halted due to any reason and both the countries should work towards maintaining good relations. Aug 18, 2014

Jhargram resident brings people closer, establishes Muslim shrine adjacent to a temple

West Bengal, Aug 18 (ANI): India is a land of great saints and free thinkers. It is known for its amazing diversity. But, this does not come in the way of good relations between people of different communities. This ethos is visible across the country. One such example comes alive in Jhargram district of West Bengal where a Hindu, Narayan Chandra Acharya has established a Muslim shrine adjacent to a temple. Aug 18, 2014