Canada's Parliament attacked, one suspect dead

Ottawa, Oct 23 (ANI): A gunman attacked Canada's parliament where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking. The gunman was shot dead inside the main building of Ottawa's Parliament Hill in Canada and Harper was safely removed from the parliament. The incident took place after a soldier was reportedly shot and wounded at the Canadian War Memorial nearby. Police and tactical teams have secured the area, and Parliament is in lockdown. According to the reports, the shooter was chased by police into the main parliament building called Centre Block where at least 30 shots were fired. Member of Parliament John McKay was inside the building when the incident took place. Oct 23, 2014

UN calls for refugee assistance in Sudan

UNHCR commissioner Antonio Guterres calls for the international community to assist thousands of refugees from South Sudan who are located in camps inside Sudan. Duration: 01:02 Oct 23, 2014

IS claims US arms airdrop falls into their hands

A US military airdrop of weapons meant for Kurdish fighters fell into the hands of their jihadist foes near the Syrian battleground town of Kobane, a monitor said Tuesday. Duration: 00:36 Oct 23, 2014

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