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Sri Lanka: Ranil Wickremesinghe takes of...

Sri Lanka: Ranil Wickremesinghe takes office as new Prime Minister

Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister on Friday as the island nation’s two major political parties signed an agreement to work together in the new parliament. His victory in Monday’s election thwarted a political comeback bid by the country’s former strongman... read more »

India ‘advises’ Pakistani NS...

India ‘advises’ Pakistani NSA Aziz not to meet Hurriyat leaders

India has advised Pakistani NSA Sartaj Aziz not to meet separatist Hurriyat leaders before talks with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, raising a question mark about the meeting of the NSAs scheduled for Monday. External affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in a series of tweets that... read more »

Indonesia Plane Crash: Relatives Mourn T...

Indonesia Plane Crash: Relatives Mourn The Dead As Plane Crash Wreckage Fou...

People walk outside the terminal at Sentani Airport in Jayapura, Papua province, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, after a Trigana Air Service flight originating from there went missing. An Indonesian airliner went missing Sunday after losing contact with ground control during a short flight in... read more »

Critical Reform GST at Stake, Congress U...

Critical Reform GST at Stake, Congress Unmoved: 10 Parliament Developments

The Congress wants Parliament to suspend all other business to urgently address how and why Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj helped tainted cricket tycoon Lalit Modi get travel papers from the UK last year. The party moved an adjournment notice in the Lok Sabha, seeking an immediate discussion on... read more »

Tweet about bomb forces emergency landing of Jet Airways plane

A Dubai-bound Jet Airways flight from Mumbai with 61 passengers and crew made an emergency landing at Muscat airport following a tweet about presence of a bomb onboard, but was cleared for... read more »

ISRO’s heaviest commercial launch today

Making the heaviest commercial launch, Indian space agency ISRO will on Friday launch five British satellites on board PSLV-C28 from the spaceport of Sriharikota. According to ISRO, the... read more »

Former RAW chief expresses regret over failed talks with Geelani

Former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief AS Dulat has expressed regret over failed talks between the Indian administration and Hurriyat hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani. In an... read more »

Suresh Prabhu flags-off four new train services in J-K

Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has flagged off four new diesel-electric multiple unit (DEMU) train services from Nowgan railway station in Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir Chief... read more »

SC declines to go into PIL on Dawood Ibrahim

Supreme Court today dismissed a plea for setting up of a special investigating team (SIT) to probe whether the government has made any serious effort to bring to justice fugitive Dawood Ibrahim, in... read more »