Singapore President inaugurates Peranakan Chinese exhibition in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): President of Singapore, Tony Tan Keng Yam recentlt inaugurated the first ever exhibition on the Peranakan Chinese in New Delhi as part of his four-day visit to commemorate 50 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The exhibition titled "The Peranakan World - Cross-cultural Art of Singapore and the Straits of Malacca" glimpses into the life of the particular Chinese sect and will display an assortment of objects including diamond and gold jewellery, porcelain, furniture and beadwork, among others. He added it was appropriate that the exhibition was unveiled during the 50th anniversary of India-Singapore relations, stressing that India had a role in influencing Singaporean culture. The exhibition that is being hosted by the National Museum will remain open till March 25. Feb 11, 2015

Nitish Kumar to meet President over government formation in Bihar

Patna/New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Former Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Nitish Kumar will today meet President Pranab Mukherjee seeking his intervention to break the political stalemate over change of guard in the state. Kumar is likely to parade 130 MLAs supporting him at Rashtrapati Bhavan to show that he enjoys a majority in Bihar Assembly. Meanwhile, all 130 legislators reached New Delhi ahead of Kumar and will be meeting the President on Wednesday morning (February 11). Feb 11, 2015

Arvind Kejriwal to meet Rajnath Singh and President today

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Delhi's Chief Minister designate Arvind Kejriwal will meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday. Kejriwal, whose Aam Aadmi Party made a clean sweep of the Delhi assembly polls, winning 67 of the 70 seats on offer, was unanimously elected as the leader of the legislative party on Tuesday. He later met Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung at the latter's official residence and conveyed the news. Jung will now send the report regarding the matter to President Pranab Mukherjee, allowing Kejriwal to stake claim towards government formation in the national capital. The AAP chief has also been provided Z-plus security by the Delhi police. Feb 11, 2015

Australian police thwart imminent attack

Counter-terrorism police in Australia say they prevented an imminent attack linked to Islamic State after arresting two suspects. New South Wales Deputy Police Commissioner Catherine Burn. ( Feb 11, 2015

NBC anchor suspended for six months without pay

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been suspended from his position for six months without pay after admitting a story he told about coming under fire in Iraq was not true. NBC executives Feb 11, 2015

US couple adopts 2-year-old girl with rare blood disorder in Maharashtra

Aurangabad, Feb 11 (ANI): Setting an example, an American couple adopted a two-year-old girl suffering from a rare blood disorder from an adoption centre in Maharashtra. This is the first adoption of a special child by a foreign couple in Aurangabad. The Society for Adoption, Knowledge, Awareness and Resource (Sakar) houses 39 other children with congenital, mental or physical deformities. Sandhya's new mother, Andrea Knepper, who already has two biological children, (two sons - 11 and 9 years old), said it was her wish to adopt a girl from India as her grandfather belonged to the country. Though Indian couples have off late been enthusiastic about adoption of girl children, many people still do not have a positive approach towards adopting disabled children. Feb 11, 2015

Coimbatore students donate hair to help cancer patients get wigs

Coimbatore, Feb 11 (ANI): More than 300 students of a private college in Coimbatore city donated their hair to help cancer patients get free wigs. Cancer patients lose their hair when they undergo chemotherapy. While some people wear wigs, many patients cannot afford its cost. In a bid to help them, students donated their long locks and said more such donations will come. The students donated around eight to 10 inches of hair, which will be designed into wigs for the patients. The initiative is part of a campaign 'Tangled' and urges people to contribute for the noble cause by donating their hair in any of the 20 outlets across the city. The campaign concludes on February 14. Feb 11, 2015