"Till death do us marry" – Hindu woman…

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters ) - An Indian woman, despairing over her lover's accidental death when he fell down a well soon after their engagement, insisted on ceremonially marrying his corpse just minutes before the cremation."It…

Kerala has witnessed 9,244 suicides

Kerala has witnessed increased suicides (to 9,244), rapes (478) and violence against women (8,087 cases) while dowry-related deaths recorded a downswing, says a new report here.According to the Economic Review released in the Kerala assembly…

India's small shops battle to keep Wal-Mart out

CTV.ca India's small retailers are fighting a battle of David and Goliath proportions as they attempt to block Wal-Mart's attempts to penetrate the massive market.The world's largest retailer is attempting to open hundreds of outlets…

Number of missing children on the rise in…

Rajib Chatterjee/SNS KOLKATA, March 10. — Children are disappearing with growing frequency in the state, particularly in the remote parts of it. So it seems from the annual report of the Union ministry for women…

In Patna, wine flows more than water

Manoj Chaurasia/SNSPATNA, March 10. — Alcohol sales in Patna have rocketed to nearly one litre per person per month making booze almost more readily available than fresh drinking water. While nearly 80 percent of Patna’s…

Bio-fuel to the rescue of distressed farmers

Stanley Theodore/SNSHYDERABAD, March 10. — Andhra Pradesh farmers who have been through crises for years are looking to turn the corner thanks to the unprecedented emphasis on bio-fuels by the Rajashekar Reddy government.“No state has…

Leech exposes Army's dirty little secrets

Josy Joseph, DNAINDIA , March 09, 2007 NEW DELHI: ‘Operation Leech’ has remained one of those mysteries from the murky world of intelligence, where ruthless killings and double agents aren’t unheard of.On February 12, 1998,…