Wickremesinghe likely to take oath as Sri Lanka’s PM on Sunday

Colombo : Ranil Wickremesinghe is expected to take oath as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister on Sunday after disputed Premier Mahinda Rajapaksa will resign on Saturday, signalling an end to the nearly two-month power tussle in the island nation. President Maithripala Sirisena has reportedly agreed to reinstate ousted Prime Minister […]


Myanmar’s president praises Rakhine state for ‘auspicious’ year

Yangon : Myanmar’s president said Saturday it had been an “auspicious” year for Rakhine state, the violence-scarred territory and epicentre of the Rohingya crisis. More than 720,000 Rohingya have fled the western state since August 2017 after the military conducted “clearance operations,” sending a stream of refugees to neighbouring […]

Centre accords approval for 3rd Sainik School in Haryana

Chandigarh :  The Centre has accorded approval for the establishment of one more Sainik School in Haryana, fulfilling a long standing demand of the people of the state, an official release said here Sunday. A Memorandum of Agreement would soon be signed between the state government and the Ministry […]

India welcomes resolution of political crisis in Sri Lanka

New Delhi : India Sunday welcomed resolution of the political crisis in Sri Lanka and exuded confidence that relations between the two countries will continue to move on in an upward trajectory. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said the resolution of the political issues was a reflection of […]

Delhi’s air quality turns very poor: Authorities

New Delhi :  The air quality in the national capital turned ‘very poor’ on Sunday evening even as authorities predicted lowering in pollution level with increased wind speed. The overall air quality index (AQI) for the national capital was recorded in ‘very poor’ category at 304, according to Central […]

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