WASHINGTON - Like any other father of a growing daughter, Barack Obama too has to sometimes summon the help of God. In fact, he says being president "has a funny way of making a person feel the need to pray."
DHARAMSALA - The recovery of unaccounted money worth nearly Rs.7 crore (Rs.70 million) from the monastery of Tibetan leader Karmapa Lama has renewed the succession controversy in the Karma Kagyu sect, with two rival monks claiming to be the 'real' Karmapa.
NEW DELHI - Former bureaucrat and India's first chief information commissioner Wajahat Habibullah Thursday took over as the new chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities.
DHARAMSALA - Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister P.K. Dhumal Thursday asked Tibetans to stop carrying out marches to express solidarity with the 17th Karmapa, who was questioned by police last week over the recovery of unaccounted currency amounting to nearly Rs.70 million from his monastery.
KOCHI - The Kerala High Court Thursday gave the green signal to a company registered under the tenets of sharia to start operating a financial institution based on the principles of Islamic banking with the participation of a state-run firm.