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Zambian president pardons 975 prisoners

Lusaka , Oct 25

Zambian President Michael Sata has pardoned 975 prisoners as part of 50 years of celebration of the country's independence from Britain, a senior official said in a statement Friday.

Japan's Kabuki theatre goes global through internet

Tokyo , Oct 24

Kabuki, the traditional Japanese theater, is seeking to become more global, and to that end, an "online" project was introduced Friday, a platform for connecting fans of this ancient discipline across the world.

Photo exhibition captures India's unseen landscapes

New Delhi , Oct 24

A photo exhibition inaugurated here Friday captures vivid images of India's mountainous landscape, its many contrasts and hidden treasures highlighting the country's topography.

In Himachal, villagers pelt stones at one another at fair

Shimla , Oct 24

A centuries-old stone-pelting ritual was held Friday in a Himachal Pradesh village in which two groups, one representing the royal family of the erstwhile princely state and the other comprising commoners, pelted stones at one another.

Malaysian state bars foreigners from cooking in roadside stalls

Bangkok , Oct 24

Authorities in the northwestern Malaysian state of Penang have barred foreigners from cooking in popular hawker stalls in a bid to preserve local food and tastes, media reported Friday.

For new line, Kim took inspiration from bloggers

Los Angeles , Oct 25

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian says she took inspiration from the internet while designing her latest collection.

Students brainstorm on global issues in Shillong

Shillong , Oct 24

Indian students Friday began a brainstorming session in the state capital of Meghalaya on several issues ranging from conflict, climate change to growth and employment.

Northern Railways runs extra train to Patna for Chhath rush

New Delhi , Oct 24

With Chhath Puja to be celebrated from Oct 27-29, the Indian Railways is making extra efforts to accommodate the hundreds of people heading home for the festival and ran an extra train to Patna Friday, said officials.

Obama names Indian-American ambassador to Sweden

Washington , Oct 24

President Barack Obama has nominated Indian-American investment banker and philanthropist Azita Raji to the coveted diplomatic post of US ambassador to Sweden.

Pro-Shugden supporters misinformed: the Dalai Lama

Dharamsala , Oct 24

Feeling sorry for the demonstrations by pro-Shugden supporters against him, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said they were misinformed, a post on his official website said Friday.