Lankan parties move SC against Parliament dissolution by Prez Sirisena

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s major political parties and an election commission member on Monday dragged President Maithripala Sirisena to the Supreme Court, challenging his controversial move of dissolving Parliament, almost 20 months before its term was to end. Sirisena dissolved Parliament on November 9 and announced snap polls to be held on January More...

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By admin On Sunday, November 11th, 2018

UN chief expresses concern over Sri Lankan President’s decision to dissolve Parliament

United Nations: 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” More...

By admin On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Merkel set to be German chancellor for fourth term: polls

Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks almost certain to clinch a fourth term in the general election next Sunday while a far-right party is poised to enter parliament for the first time since the end of More...

By admin On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

India shares Myanmar’s concern over ‘extremist violence’ in Rakhine state: PM

Nay Pyi Taw: India said on Wednesday that it shares Myanmar’s concerns over the “extremist violence” in the Rakhine state and urged all stakeholders to find a solution that respects the country’s More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Modi, Xi hold first substantive bilateral meeting post-Dokalam

Xiamen: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping today held their first substantive bilateral meeting after the Dokalam standoff, which had put ties between the two countries under strain. Modi, More...

By admin On Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Trump to nominate Kenneth Juster as US ambassador to India

Washington: President Donald Trump will nominate Kenneth Juster, a top economic aide and one of the key architects of the historic Indo-US civil nuclear agreement, to be the next US ambassador to India. Juster, More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Indian student dies in US:Hurricane Harvey

Houston: A 24-year-old Indian student has died after he nearly drowned in a swollen lake in the US state of Texas where Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc. Nikhil Bhatia, a student at the Texas A&M University, More...

By admin On Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Trump-Modi meeting laid strong foundation for Indo-US ties

Washington: The meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump in June laid a strong foundation for moving India-US relationship forward, a senior US official has said, indicating that More...

By admin On Monday, August 21st, 2017

Trump to announce new Afghan strategy: White House

Washington: US President Donald Trump will announce America’s new strategy in Afghanistan today, nearly 16 years after the war began in the country, the White House said, amid reports that his administration More...

By admin On Sunday, August 20th, 2017

North Korea slams upcoming joint US-South military exercises

Seoul, Aug 20: North Korea warned today that the United States will be “pouring gasoline on fire” by conducting an annual war game in the South next week amid heightened tensions between Pyongyang and More...