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

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

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

Arun Jaitely on Indo-Pak secretary level talks called off

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Expressing disappointment, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that provocations like ceasefire violations and more seriously holding talks with Kashmiri separatists show that Pakistan does not want to normalize relationship with India. In a strong message to Pakistan, Jaitley asserted that Indian armed forces are fully prepared to respond to any ceasefire violation by it. Aug 18, 2014

Zoroastrians celebrate their New Year day across India

Surat/ Nagpur, Aug 18 (ANI): Zoroastrians in India celebrated their New Year, Navroz, with much enthusiasm and fervour on Monday. Navroz, the New Year in the Persian calendar, is also referred to as Persian New Year. As a part of their tradition and custom known as spring clean, the Parsi community clean their homes and make preparations to welcome the new spring season with freshness. A visitor to the fire temple in Surat, Mahrooq, explained in detail the activities carried out in the day and how the Parsi community celebrates the festival. Nargis Broacha, a Zoroastrian woman in Nagpur, said the preparation start 10 days in advance for the New Year. The Parsi New Year is celebrated by visiting temples, eating sweets, by putting torans, pictures and performing prayers. Aug 18, 2014

Sri Lankan Buddhist pilgrims perform special prayers for peace, tranquillity in Bihar

Bodh Gaya, Aug 18 (ANI): Around 160 Buddhist pilgrims from Sri Lanka performed a special prayer for world peace and tranquillity at holy town Bodh Gaya of Bihar on Monday. Monks prayed and chanted lines from their holy texts under the sacred Bodhi tree under which Lord Buddha gained enlightenment some 2500 years ago, which still exists. Aug 18, 2014

Foreign Secretary level talks between India and Pakistan called off

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Taking a strong stand after Pakistan envoy held an hour-long meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi on Monday, India has called off its Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan. Amidst a staunch criticism from the opposition leaders, the government called off the talks which were scheduled to be held on August 25. Aug 18, 2014

Kashmiri separatist leader meets Pak envoy

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah on Monday said that the separatist leaders have asked for a trilateral talk between India, Pakistan and representatives of Kashmir. Shah said this after holding a meeting with Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit. Shah also added that no controversy should be raised over their meeting as they share a good relation with both India and Pakistan Aug 18, 2014