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Indian state to add yoga, gita to syllabus

Chandigarh - School children in the North Indian state of Haryana will be taught yoga to help them deal with stress, and will also study stanzas of the Bhagavad Gita, to help them focus and improve concentration.

Indian police arrest four over rape of nun

Kolkata - Indian police said Wednesday they have arrested four Bangladeshi nationals in connection with the rape of an elderly nun that sent shockwaves through the Christian community.

Tiger Woods plays 18 holes at Augusta, still unsure about Masters

Tiger Woods played a full 18 holes at Augusta on Tuesday but remains uncertain if he'll play the season's first major there, the Masters. After two poor outings at the top of the season, Woods took an indefinite leave from the tour in mid-February.

Baby among 15 killed by landslide in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Emergency workers in Indian Kashmir have recovered 15 bodies including that of a three-week-old baby after a landslide triggered by heavy rains buried several houses.

India police arrest 1,000 over fresh exam cheating scandal

New Delhi - Police in eastern India have arrested around 1,000 aspiring constables for using "middlemen" to sit their exams for them, in the latest cheating scandal to hit Bihar state, an official said Monday.

Landslides bury 15 in flood-hit Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Landslides buried at least 15 people in Indian Kashmir on Monday as hundreds fled their homes after heavy rain triggered flooding around the mountainous region.

Asian martial arts star Jackie Chan to film 'Kung Fu Yoga'

Asian cinema icon Jackie Chan, who has regaled fans with his astounding kung fu skills over two decades, is set to blend the martial art with yoga, in a new movie titled "Kung Fu Yoga."

Deepika Padukone's My Choice My Right video goes viral

Mumbai - A short video titled, "My Choice” featuring an Indian actress, voicing equality for women in all spheres— social, political, economic and sexual— has turned viral on social media.

Indian village bans kissing in public

Panaji - An Indian village in a western coastal state has imposed a ban on couples kissing in public, claiming the sight of such "obscene" behaviour is unwanted by local residents.

Indian police make first arrest in nun's rape

Kolkata - Indian police have arrested a suspect in connection with the rape of an elderly nun, a senior officer said Thursday, their first breakthrough in a case that has shocked the country.

Indian Supreme Court strikes down 'Facebook' arrest law

New Delhi - In a landmark ruling affirming the right to free speech on the Internet, India's Supreme Court has struck down a controversial law under which police had the power to arrest people for comments they posted on social networks and other websites.

Modi's India on way to banning all beef consumption

The western Indian state of Maharashtra banned the slaughter of cows and the sale and consumption of beef on March 3 of this year. But the ban is beginning to have far-reaching economic repercussions, as some businesses falter.

Two-year-old girl is India's archery prodigy

A two-year-old archery prodigy from Vijaywada, India has achieved what many people say is an amazing feat by scoring over 200 points in the five and seven meter distances, according to the India Book of Records.

India to hold largest yoga meet in China on Intn'l Yoga Day

Beijing - Come International Yoga Day, India is planning to conduct the biggest global meet on yoga in China, at Dujiangyan in Chengdu, China's Sichuan province.

Salamander on steroids: Species of dinosaur-eating newt found

A new species of predator newt that lived about 220 million years ago has been discovered in Portugal and paleontologists believe it was a most vicious creature. About the length of a small car, it could actually kill and gobble dinosaurs.

Six Item Cognitive Impairment Test for Alzheimer's Disease

With regards health, Alzheimer's Disease, and other forms of dementia, are often uppermost in the minds of aging persons today. Obviously nobody wants their life to end with their mental facilities gradually slipping away.

Mumbai urban squatters/craftspeople reach larger markets Special

Mumbai - Local craftspersons and artisans in one of the largest slums in Mumbai, India, now have a chance to showcase their goods and services on an ecommerce portal.

Shocking 10th-grade cheating scandal rocks India

The quest for an education is only limited by the extremes a parent will go to in helping their child to succeed. In India, openly scaling the walls of a school to toss cheat sheets through windows resulted in hundreds of arrests.

Canada reaches final by defeating Chile in women’s field hockey

Dublin - In a tough game defined in a shootout, the Canadian women's field hockey team defeated the hard-fighting Chilean squad. With this victory Canada advances to the final of the Second Round of the Women's FIH Field Hockey World League tournament in Ireland.

Chile, Canada clash in women’s field hockey qualifier in Dublin

Dublin - The Chilean women’s national field hockey team continued its remarkable participation in the second round of the Women's FIH World Hockey League tournament in Ireland. The South Americans will face the Canadian team seeking to advance to the semifinals.
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