World record broken as 1762 elves gather in Bangkok

A new world record was set in Bangkok for the largest number of Christmas elves gathered in one place. 1,762 mainly school children donned red and green shirts, over-sized ears and striped hats to beat the previous record of 1,110. Duration: 00:32 Nov 25, 2014

Police tighten security after threats to India-Pakistan bus service

Amritsar, Nov 25 (ANI): Police in Punjab on Tuesday (November 25) heightened the security of bus plying between Amritsar and Lahore after receiving threats of militant attack on the bus. In the wake of an explosion on the Pakistan side of the border, which had killed at least 57 people and injured around 70 on November 02, the Indian security forces have been deployed at the International Bus Terminal-Amritsar for 24 hours vigilance. However, an Indian bus driver of the Amritsar-Lahore bus said the threats do not scare them. During a popular flag-lowering ceremony between the two countries on November 02, a bomber tried to get as close as possible to the border in a possible attempt to cause casualties on the Indian side as well. The suicide bombing took place in a car park on the Pakistani side at least 500 meters from the border with India. No Indian troops were hurt in the attack. Nov 25, 2014

Modi wave invigorates stock market in Gujarat

Rajkot, Nov 25 (ANI): Riding on the Modi wave, the share market in Gujarat is on a newfound high as Gujaratis trade in new Initial Public Offering (IPOs) and invest more and more in stock markets. Modi's victory unleashed a rush of money from foreign portfolios betting the reformist prime minister would drive a quick recovery. The retail investors in Gujarat have gained confidence once again and are back in business. CEO of SKSE Securities Limited, Ashok Koyani, said that in the coming years Modi's government will provide the much needed impetus for the stock market. The economy is showing some signs of revival and inflation has plummeted, aided largely by a drop in global oil prices. Nov 25, 2014

Residents of Nepal enthusiastic about Indian PM Narendra Modi's visit to the country

Kathmandu, Nov 25 (ANI): Residents of Nepal are enthusiastic about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the country for 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit as Modi is scheduled to arrive in capital Kathmandu later in the day on Tuesday. Leaders from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal, India and Pakistan meet in Kathmandu for two days for the plenary session from November 26 for the SAARC summit. The last minute preparations for the summit are in full swing in Nepal as the authorities have heightened the security for the two-day event where leaders from eight nations will meet and discuss the core issues of importance. Meanwhile, the youth of Nepal is also hoping for stronger ties between the two nations and is busy with cultural activities for the grand welcome. Nov 25, 2014

PM Modi arrives in Nepal to attend SAARC Summit

Kathmandu, Nov 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday to attend the 18th SAARC Summit. Modi was accorded a ceremonial guard of honour at the airport. It would be Modi's second meeting with nearly all the SAARC leaders, except for Afghanistan which has a new president Ashraf Ghani. A likely meeting between Modi and Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the summit has lent added interest to the meeting of the eight-member bloc. Nov 25, 2014