Illegal shops sealed

NEW DELHI: New Delhi officials backed by armed police swooped on a shopping complex on Wednesday to enforce a controversial court order cracking down on illegal shops. Amid tight security a day after clashes between police and shopkeepers in the Indian capital, officials of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi turned up unannounced at the complex in an upmarket South Delhi district. Anti-riot troopers armed with guns and teargas cannons stood guard as the officials began sealing shops. — AFP

Industrial output dips

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian industrial output gained at a slower rate for a second month in a row, growing by 3.6 per cent year-on-year in September compared to five per cent in August. The slowdown was sharper than expected, and that it was largely caused by weaker external demand, with a less robust US economy affecting Malaysian exports. — AFP