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12 Dec 2018


482 Indian fishermen languishing in Pakistan-jails, 18 in Lanka: MEA

A total of 500 Indian fishermen are languishing in various jails of Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the Lok Sabha was told today.

10 Dec 2018

Maithripala Sirisena

Ongoing crisis issue between foreign, indigenous thinking: Sri Lankan President

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has described the ongoing political crisis in the country as one between foreign and local values.

10 Dec 2018


Visiting Taj's main mausoleum? Shell out Rs. 200 more

Those wanting to see the main mausoleum of the Taj Mahal will need to buy an additional ticket of Rs. 200 from today.

08 Dec 2018


Rijiju asks Indian-origin youths to be part of India's growth

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today asked the youths of Indian diaspora to be part of the country's growth story and become ambassadors to spread the message of development.

Talks between Lankan President, UNF lawmakers end without breakthrough

Sri Lanka's main Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA), said that President Maithripala Sirisena has assured that he will resolve the ongoing political crisis when the Parliament meets again next week even as the talks between the two sides ended without any breakthrough yesterday night.

22 Nov 2018


Sanath Jayasuriya has been accused of smuggling 'supari' to India

World Cup winner and Sri Lankan cricket legend Sanath Jayasuriya and two other cricketers have been accused of smuggling rotten betel nuts to India.

17 Nov 2018

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

UAE: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar imparts lessons on stress-free life

Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar held a meditation session in Sharjah, UAE, and imparted lessons on how to lead a stress-free life to nearly 5,000 migrant workers from 20 countries, including Pakistan.

MS Dhoni's special gesture for a fan draws attention

Former Indian cricket team captain, MS Dhoni has always been adored by fans worldwide and especially in our country.

14 Nov 2018


Sri Lanka: Major setback to Sirisena; Parliament votes against Rajapaksa

In a major setback to Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena, the Sri Lankan Parliament today passed a no-confidence motion against the government headed by his controversially-appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

13 Nov 2018

Sri Lankan Government

Sri Lanka: Supreme Court stays President's decision to dissolve parliament

On Tuesday, Sri Lanka's Supreme Court stayed President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve the country's parliament till another hearing, scheduled for next month.

11 Nov 2018

Antonio Guterres

UN expresses concern over Lankan President's decision to dissolve Parliament

UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve the nation's Parliament, underlining the "utmost importance" of respecting democratic processes and resolving differences in accordance with the rule of law.

10 Nov 2018


Sri Lanka: President dissolves Parliament, announces snap election in Jan'19

Sri Lanka's political crisis deepened yesterday as President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved the Parliament and announced snap polls on January 5.

09 Nov 2018

Maithripala Sirisena

No snap election to end political-crisis in Lanka: President's aide

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has decided that there will be no snap elections or a national referendum to end the current political and constitutional crisis in the island nation, according to his close aide.

Indian women cricket team aim for maiden World T20 crown

A young Indian squad will aim to emerge from the shadows of a winless past when it launches its bid for a maiden title with a tough opener against New Zealand in the first standalone Women's World T20 starting in Guyana tomorrow.

04 Nov 2018

South Africa

Australia vs South Africa: Dale Steyn rattles Australia's top order

They say a moment on the field can pump the team.

04 Nov 2018

Sri Lankan Government

Long-held Tamil prisoners may be released soon: Rajapaksa's son

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's legislator son Namal today indicated that the long-held demand of the Tamil minority community to release all Tamil prisoners in the country may be fulfilled soon, a move aimed at persuading the Tamil legislators to support Rajapaksa.

04 Nov 2018

Antonio Guterres

Guterres urges Lankan President to allow vote in Parliament soon

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has voiced concern over the ongoing political crisis in Sri Lanka, urging President Maithripala Sirisena to revert to parliamentary procedures and allow Parliament to vote "as soon as possible".

02 Nov 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan PM Imran Khan arrives in China, seeks bailout money

Imran Khan arrived in Beijing today, in what is termed as the most significant visit to China by a Pakistani Prime Minister in recent years.

01 Nov 2018

Tamil Nadu

Sri Lankan Navy chases away 3,000 TN fishermen, snaps fishing-nets

Over 3,000 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu were chased away by the Sri Lankan Navy, who also hurled stones at them and snapped nets of 50 vessels for fishing in their territorial waters.

29 Oct 2018

Maithripala Sirisena

Former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga arrested over shooting charges

Former captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team Arjuna Ranatunga was arrested for his involvement in a shooting incident, which left one person dead.

28 Oct 2018


#ConstitutionalCrisis: Wickremesinghe recognized as PM by Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker

Sri Lankan Parliament's Speaker Karu Jayasuriya Sunday recognized Ranil Wickremesinghe as the country's Prime Minister in a major relief to the embattled UNP leader, who was sacked as the premier by President Maithripala Sirisena.

27 Oct 2018

US State Department

#ConstitutionalCrisis: US urges Sri Lankan parties to refrain from violence

The US urged political parties in Sri Lanka to abide by the Constitution and refrain from violence, as the island nation faces a constitutional crisis after President Maithripala Sirisena sacked his former ally Ranil Wickremesinghe and made controversial strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa the new premier.

27 Oct 2018

Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lankan President Sirisena sacks PM Wickremesinghe; Rajapaksa sworn in

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena today issued two extraordinary gazette notices making controversial strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa the new Prime Minister and formally recognizing Ranil Wickremesinghe's dramatic dismissal, leading to a constitutional crisis.

20 Oct 2018


Swaraj meets Sri Lankan PM, reviews progress of development projects

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday called on visiting Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe and reviewed the progress of India-assisted development projects in the island nation.

Maldives leader Abdulla Yameen blames defeat on 'disappearing ink'

Outgoing Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has told the Supreme Court that disappearing ink and specially treated ballot papers were to blame for his heavy election defeat last month.

08 Oct 2018


#AsianParaGames: Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary opens India's first gold account

Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary today clinched India's first gold medal at the ongoing Asian Para Games, finishing on top in the men's F42-44/61-64 category in Jakarta, Indonesia.

26 Sep 2018


Colombo: Indian arrested over plot to assassinate Sri Lanka President

An Indian national who was aware of an alleged plot to assassinate the Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, has been arrested.

23 Sep 2018

Tamil Nadu

TN: DMK to stage state-wide protests to 'condemn' AIADMK

Opposition party DMK in Tamil Nadu today announced it would stage state-wide protests to 'condemn' the ruling AIADMK for getting involved in corruption, and not focusing on public welfare.

15 Sep 2018

Pakistan News

#AsiaCup2018: Pakistani cricketer shows respect to MS Dhoni during training

Pakistan's Shoaib Malik showed he is a true gentleman with this heart-warming gesture towards Indian cricket legend MS Dhoni.

30 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi arrives in Nepal to attend BIMSTEC Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kathmandu today to attend the 4th BIMSTEC Summit that will focus on enhancing regional connectivity and boosting trade.

28 Aug 2018


ICC wants unedited footage of the new spot-fixing documentary

Media outlet, Al Jazeera, had the stunned the cricket fraternity, earlier this year, when it came out with a documentary titled 'Cricket's Match-Fixers'.

26 Aug 2018


Women writers surpass men in 2018 DSC Literature Prize entries

The DSC Prize has emerged as a top recognition in South Asia's literary landscape and this year more than half of the eligible entries from publishers worldwide include novels written by women.

18 Aug 2018

Virat Kohli

#ThisDayThatYear: Virat Kohli made his debut in 2008

On August 18, 10 years back, Indian cricket team skipper, Virat Kohli made his international debut against Lankans in Sri Lanka.

17 Aug 2018


Bhutanese King, Bangladeshi Foreign Minister to pay homage to Vajpayee

Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali arrived in Delhi to pay their last respects to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on Thursday at 93.

12 Aug 2018


You can soon get Internet domain names in Indian languages

Getting an Internet domain name in English is a pass, now get ready to have it in your own regional language.

31 Jul 2018


'Bharat Mata Mandir', a unique temple with marble-map of undivided-India

In the ancient city of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, which draws pilgrims from all over the world, stands a unique "Bharat Mata Mandir", a temple with a marble map of undivided India.

Former SLC chief accuses two Lankan legends of match-fixing

1996 ICC World Cup heroes, Arjuna Ranatunga and Aravinda de Silva, have been accused of match-fixing by former Sri Lanka Cricket President Thilanga Sumathipala.

28 Jul 2018


Top 5 budget foreign travel destinations for Indians

While some international destinations are extremely pricey, if you choose your destination smartly, your vacation won't necessarily translate to burning a hole in your pocket.

19 Jul 2018


Facebook to start taking down fake news and misinformation

Accused of helping to spur violence in Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and India, Facebook said it will start removing misinformation that leads to physical harm and violence.

Sri Lanka T20 League postponed indefinitely: Know why

Sri Lanka's T20 league has been postponed indefinitely until the country's new board is selected.