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This diamond cutter from Mumbai turns kandeel maker for Diwali

This diamond cutter from Mumbai turns kandeel maker for Diwali

2017-10-19 22:15:45, indianexpress.com

DILIP PATIL grew up watching his father make a kandeel (lantern) at home every Diwali. Patil’s father, who worked in a textile mill, would make a kandeel from scratch, making its wooden frame, sticking paper on it and preparing it to be propped up outside their house every year. It was this tradition that first got Patil interested in kandeels. Four years ago, the 55-year old Kandivali resident, decided to make kandeels to earn some extra money to support his family

 

Death

Taliban attack army camp in southern Afghanistan, killing 43

Taliban attack army camp in southern Afghanistan, killing 43

2017-10-19 10:07:21, thehindu.com

At least 43 Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban-claimed suicide attack on a military base in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said, the third assault on a security installation this week. Just two soldiers are known to have survived unscathed after the attack on the base in the Chashmo area of Maiwand district in Kandahar province, the Defence Ministry said in a statement, adding that nine soldiers were wounded and six unaccounted for

 

Issues

Singapore to give S$100,000 for humanitarian aid in Rakhine

Singapore to give S$100,000 for humanitarian aid in Rakhine

2017-10-19 14:30:17, channelnewsasia.com

SINGAPORE: Singapore will contribute S$100,000 towards humanitarian efforts in Myanmar's Rakhine state through the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA Centre). Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs and Health Amrin Amin announced the contribution at a ministerial meeting on disaster management in Luang Prabang, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said in a press release on Thursday (Oct 19). At the meeting, ASEAN ministers discussed how the scope of the AHA Centre could be expanded to provide humanitarian aid for "human-induced crises" in the future, SCDF said

 

People

Diwali 2017: From Donald Trump to Justin Trudeau, world leaders extend Diwali greetings

Diwali 2017: From Donald Trump to Justin Trudeau, world leaders extend Diwali greetings

2017-10-19 10:07:42, indianexpress.com

On the occasion of Diwali, wishes poured in from across the world, with leaders from different countries tweeting out their greetings. US President Donald Trump’s daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump extended her greetings in a tweet saying, “Wishing Hindus, Sikhs & Jains around the world a joyful Diwali.” She further said that she is looking forward to visiting India for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will be held in Hyderabad between November 28 to November 30, 2017

 

Ethics

Pakistani Anti-Corruption Court Indicts Ousted PM Nawaz Sharif, Daughter

Pakistani Anti-Corruption Court Indicts Ousted PM Nawaz Sharif, Daughter

2017-10-19 10:36:00, ndtv.com

Islamabad: A Pakistani anti-graft court on Thursday indicted ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter for allegations linked to ownership of posh London flats. A Reuters witness in court said Sharif, his daughter Maryam, as well as her husband Muhammad Safdar, had all been indicted. They all pleaded not guilty. Maryam and Safdar were present in court, but Sharif sent a representative while he tends to his ailing wife in Britain

 

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