The Narendra Modi government’s economic reform measures leading into Diwali — labour, diesel and coal — have lifted Indian stock markets by 3% in the last week alone. Now expect the trading New Year that begins Thursday to usher in bigger initiatives.
A gunman shot and fatally wounded a soldier in Ottawa on Wednesday and then entered the country's parliament buildings chased by police, with at least 30 shots fired in dramatic scenes in the heart of the Canadian capital.
This is not the first time that crackers have been named after a celebrity or famous figure. But unlike on earlier occasions, it is a ‘Modi firecracker wave; that has relegated all others to the sidelines.
About 40 families of an Uttarakhand village along the Mandakini bank are spending sleepless nights nowadays as the river is fast undercutting their land, forcing the village into a constant sink.