At least 54 dead, 15 missing after Russian trawler sinks off Kamchatka MOSCOW (Reuters) - At least 54 crew on a Russian fishing trawler died and 15 were missing after it sank in freezing waters off the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Western Pacific Ocean late on Wednesday, officials in the area said.
India's IT plans suffer from power cuts, congestion - and monkeys VARANASI, India (Reuters) - As India launches an $18 billion plan to spread the information revolution to its provinces, the problems it faces are a holdover from the past - electricity shortages, badly planned, jam-packed cities, and monkeys.
China offers over $1 bln in grants to Sri Lanka after port project halt COLOMBO (Reuters) - China has pledged over $1 billion in new grant money to Sri Lanka after a Chinese luxury real estate project in the capital Colombo was suspended, a Sri Lankan government spokesman said on Wednesday.
Indian firms mock gender diversity as boardroom deadline passes - analysts NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Corporate India has made a mockery of an order to appoint women directors by recruiting wives, daughters and even stepmothers, analysts said on Wednesday as the deadline set by regulators for boosting gender diversity in the boardroom passed.
As more flooding looms, Kashmir remains vulnerable to disaster SRINAGAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Kashmir braces for what could be its second major flood in six months, residents are worried that inadequate flood-control infrastructure in the region could see them facing yet more death and devastation.