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07 May 2019Australia
Australia's summer schedule for 2019-20 announced: Details here
This term, Australia are set to have one of the most gruesome home seasons.
30 Apr 2019Syria
IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi praises Sri Lanka Easter bombings
The leader of the Islamic State group praised the Easter suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people in Sri Lanka in a video released yesterday, calling on terrorists to be a "thorn" against their enemies, in his first filmed appearance in nearly five years.
30 Apr 2019ISIS
ISIS chief Baghdadi appears in video after 5 years
For the first time in five years, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ISIS chief who had gone underground and was presumed dead, surfaced in a new video.
29 Apr 2019ISIS
Sri Lanka's face veil ban takes effect under new regulation
Muslim women in Sri Lanka won't be allowed to wear any form of face veils in public starting today under new regulations announced by President Maithripala Sirisena who used emergency powers in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings.
29 Apr 2019ISIS
Man, who survived Sri Lanka bombing, witnessed Mumbai attacks too
Dubai-based Abhinav Chari has stepped out of UAE only twice, and both the times he cheated death.
28 Apr 2019ISIS
Sri Lanka blasts: Brothers, father of mastermind killed in gunbattle
Sri Lankan police succeeded in eliminating the kin of Zahran Hashim, the mastermind of Sunday Easter attacks, reports claimed on Sunday.
28 Apr 2019ISIS
ISIS claims 3 terrorists who blew themselves in #SriLanka raids
The Islamic State has claimed the three terrorists who blew themselves up during a fierce gun battle with security forces in Sri Lanka's Eastern province, a media report said today.
27 Apr 2019Encounter
Sri Lanka: 15 killed as suicide-bombers blow themselves during shootout
Six children and three women were among 15 people killed when suicide bombers blew themselves up during a shootout with security forces in Sri Lanka's Eastern province, police said.
27 Apr 2019United States of America
US raises level of travel warning for Sri Lanka
The US State Department yesterday raised the level of its travel warning for Sri Lanka, urging its citizens to reconsider visiting the island in the wake of a devastating series of suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people.
27 Apr 2019ISIS
Sri Lanka: 15, including 6 kids, dead during ISIS' raids
A raid at an ISIS hideout near Kalmunai in Sri Lanka ended in deaths of 15 people, including six children, the country's police said on Saturday. Three suicide bombers blew themselves up and others were shot dead, police added.
26 Apr 2019Terrorist Organizations
Joining foreign terror outfit not against Sri Lankan law: PM
PM Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government knew that Sri Lankan nationals who joined the Islamic State had returned, but they could not be arrested as joining a foreign terrorist organization is not against the law in the island nation.
25 Apr 2019ISIS
Wealthy Muslim family behind Sri Lanka attack that killed 359
Locals of Dematagoda, a quiet suburb in Sri Lankan capital Colombo, had no clue that a wealthy family in the neighborhood was planning something sinister behind closed doors.
24 Apr 2019IIT Roorkee
JEE Advanced application process opens for foreign nationals: Details here
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, which is conducting the JEE Advanced 2019, has opened the registration process for the foreign candidates.
24 Apr 2019ISIS
Well-educated, privileged: What we know about Sri Lanka attacks' terrorists
On Easter Sunday, Sri Lanka was hit by a dastardly terror attack wherein eight bombs went off in various areas in and around the capital Colombo. The death toll has surged to 359 and over 500 are injured.
23 Apr 2019ISIS
#SriLankaBlasts: ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka suicide attacks
The ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) terror outfit on Tuesday has claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings in Sri Lanka that killed over 320 people.
23 Apr 2019Ministry Of Home Affairs
Death toll rises to 310, Sri Lanka observes 3-minute silence
Sri Lanka observed a nationwide three-minute silence today to pay homage to more than 300 people killed in the gruesome Easter Sunday bombings, the country's worst terror attack blamed on a local previously little-known Islamist outfit.
22 Apr 2019Colombo
Sri Lanka: Bomb explodes in van near Colombo church
On Monday evening, a bomb exploded in a van near Colombo's St Anthony's Church, which was gutted during Sunday's attack.
22 Apr 2019Maithripala Sirisena
Sri Lankan police find 87 bomb detonators at bus stand
A day after eight serial blasts ripped apart Sri Lanka, the police found 87 bomb detonators at the main bus station in capital Colombo on Monday.
22 Apr 2019Tamil Nadu
Jihadist group Thowheed Jamath is responsible for Sri Lanka attacks
Reportedly, the Sri Lankan government has held jihadist group Thowheed Jamath responsible for Sunday's attack in the country that killed 290 and injured close to 500 people.
22 Apr 2019World
#SriLankaBlasts: 11 more held, total number of arrests now 24
Sri Lankan authorities arrested 11 more people, all reportedly members of a Muslim radical group, today taking the total number of arrests to 24, as multiple blasts rocked the island nation on Easter Sunday that killed over 290.
22 Apr 2019Sushma Swaraj
6 Indians among 290 killed in Sri Lanka blasts
At least six Indians have been killed in a string of eight powerful blasts, including suicide attacks, which struck three churches and luxury hotels frequented by foreigners in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, officials said today.
22 Apr 2019Colombo
#SriLankaAttacks: Suicide bomber queued for breakfast, then set off blast
Minutes before he ticked off a bomb at Sri Lanka's Cinnamon Grand hotel on Easter Sunday, the suicide bomber stood in a queue for breakfast buffet, reports AFP.
22 Apr 2019Narendra Modi
Sri Lanka blasts: 24 suspects arrested, 290 killed, 450 injured
Sri Lankan police have arrested 24 people in connection to the deadly bomb blasts which ripped apart churches and high-end hotels on Sunday. Officials said 290 people have died and 450 got injured.
21 Apr 2019Sushma Swaraj
#SriLankaBlasts: Three Indians among those killed, says Sushma Swaraj
Three Indian nationals were among those killed in the bomb blasts in Sri Lanka today, said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
21 Apr 2019Narendra Modi
Eighth blast reported in Sri Lanka, toll reaches 160
Hours after near-simultaneous explosions devastated three churches and three high-end hotels in Sri Lanka, two other blasts were reported in the country.
21 Apr 2019World
Multiple blasts hit Sri Lankan churches, hotels; 156 dead
At least 156 people, including nine foreigners, died and nearly 400 were injured after three churches and three hotels were hit by explosions in Sri Lanka on Sunday.
05 Apr 2019World
18 Indian fishermen arrested for poaching in Sri Lankan waters
Sri Lanka Navy has arrested at least 18 Indian fishermen and seized three dhows (vessel) for allegedly poaching in the country's territorial waters.
22 Mar 2019Civil War
UN rights body grants Sri Lanka war crimes probe extension
The UN Human Rights Council yesterday approved giving Sri Lanka two more years to set up a credible war crimes investigation into the island nation's brutal civil war.
19 Mar 2019Civil War
Lanka media rights activists call new anti-terror law 'draconian laws'
Media rights activists yesterday urged the Sri Lankan government to withdraw proposed anti-terror legislation, calling it is a set of draconian laws aimed at suppressing media freedom and democratic rights.
28 Feb 2019Cricket: News, Stats and more!
Watch: One of the most bizarre dismissals in women's cricket
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27 Feb 2019Maithripala Sirisena
Lanka: Indian held for 'plotting' assassination of President Sirisena acquitted
An Indian national held in Sri Lanka over an alleged plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena was acquitted today, court officials said.
16 Feb 2019Civil War
Replace anti-terror law in compliance with global-norms: EU tells Lanka
The EU has urged Sri Lanka to repeal its controversial anti-terror law and replace with a new one in compliance with the international norms.
19 Jan 2019Tamil Nadu
TN: Body of fisherman, who drowned off Sri Lanka, cremated
The body of a 61-year-old Tamil Nadu fisherman, who drowned in the sea after his boat capsized off Neduntheevu while being chased by Sri Lankan Navy, was brought in to Ramanathapuram (Tamil Nadu) from Lanka and cremated yesterday.
10 Jan 2019Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu government cracks whip against fishermen using banned nets
The Tamil Nadu Fisheries Department with the help of the Indian Coast Guard today seized around 80 banned fishing nets from fishermen in Rameswaram.
21 Dec 2018Antonio Guterres
UN Secretary-General welcomes resolution of political crisis in Sri Lanka
UN chief Antonio Guterres has welcomed the resolution of the political crisis in Sri Lanka and called on all the political actors to resolve all outstanding differences in the interest of people of the country.
19 Dec 2018India
Meet the man who produced India's most expensive film '2.0'
Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth-starrer 2.0 has been creating a buzz since the start.
18 Dec 2018Parliament
After Wickremesinghe's reinstatement, Lanka-Parliament to convene today for first time
Sri Lanka's Parliament is set to convene today for the first time after the reinstatement of Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister that ended the 51-day political standoff in the country.
15 Dec 2018West Bengal
Since 2011, over Rs. 1,000cr allocated for tea-garden workers: Mamata
The West Bengal government has allocated over Rs. 1,000cr for the welfare of tea garden workers in the state since 2011, CM Mamata Banerjee said today.
15 Dec 2018Maithripala Sirisena
Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa resigns, Wickremesinghe likely to take oath tomorrow
Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister on October 26 by President Maithripala Sirisena in a controversial move, resigned today, as two crucial Supreme Court decisions made the embattled former strongman's efforts to cling to premiership "untenable".