What's Next: September 26 2015

Sinda honours outstanding youth

Self-help group Sinda will today celebrate the achievements of 415 Indian students - and not just in academic fields. Those who have excelled in the arts and sports will also be recognised. More than 20 young people are also expected to receive a new award to recognise contributions to their respective fields at the Sinda Excellence Awards - now into its 24th edition.


Modi to meet heads of US tech giants

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Silicon Valley, in the United States, and is slated to meet the heads of US tech titans Apple, Microsoft and Google, among others, today. Many of the leaders he will meet were, in fact, born in India, like Microsoft's Satya Nadella and Google's Sundar Pichai. Mr Modi's visit is aimed at attracting investment to bolster his Digital India campaign, which envisages connecting all of India's villages to the Internet.


Another 'red shirt' rally in KL?

All eyes are on Malaysia for a possible rally in Petaling Street in Kuala Lumpur, where Chinatown is located.

The "red shirt" protesters, who held a rally on Sept 16, have threatened to gather again today to protest against Chinese traders selling counterfeit goods.

Umno leader Jamal Md Yunos, the spokesman for the group, has said that he will not have anything to do with the rally.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 26, 2015, with the headline 'What's Next: September 26 2015'. Print Edition | Subscribe