Rajapaksa to step down as PM, says son

Colombo |Friday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST

Sri Lankan former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will step down from the disputed position of premiership on Saturday, his son and legislator Namal Rajapaksa said on Friday.

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5 killed in Afghanistan shooting

Mazar-e-Sharif (Afghanistan) |Friday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST

Four civilians and one police officer were killed and five were wounded after gunmen fired on people attending a funeral ceremony in Afghanistan's Balkh province on Friday, the police said.

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Justice Sen communal, can't be judge: CPI-M

New Delhi |Friday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST

The CPI-M on Friday condemned Justice Sudip Ranjan Sen of the Meghalaya High Court for making what it said were communal observations and said he had lost the moral right to be a judge.

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Sri Lankan Parliament sacking illegal: Supreme Court

Colombo |Thursday, 2018 10:15:29 PM IST

The Sri Lankan Supreme Court on Thursday ruled as "unconstitutional" President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve Parliament and conduct a snap parliamentary election in early January.

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Two Bengal men held with fake currency

Kolkata |Thursday, 2018 10:15:30 PM IST

Based on prior information, two persons from West Bengal's Nadia district have been arrested for carrying fake 500 rupee notes amounting to Rs 1 lakh, police said on Thursday.

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US bill over reciprocity of access to Tibet awaits Trump's signature

Chicago |Thursday, 2018 10:15:04 AM IST

The unanimous passage of a bill that insists on reciprocity between the US and China over travel access to Tibet is seen as a clear message that the US Congress is sending to Beijing about the situati

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Nepal, China agree to boost bilateral ties

Beijing |Thursday, 2018 10:15:20 PM IST

Nepal's Foreign Secretary met China's Foreign Minister here on Thursday to boost bilateral cooperation and discuss issues of mutual interest, officials said.

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Saudi to make biggest investment in Pakistan's history: Minister

Islamabad |Thursday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST

A Pakistan Minister on Thursday said that an incoming investment package from Saudi Arabia promises to be "the biggest foreign investment in the country's history".

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Trump names Robert Williams as his point person for South Asia

Washington |Thursday, 2018 7:45:04 AM IST

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he intends to name an experienced intelligence officer as the assistant secretary of state for South Asian affairs.

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Abducted Indian boy rescued from Nepal, 3 arrested

Kathmandu |Thursday, 2018 3:45:05 PM IST

A seven-year-old Indian boy, who was kidnapped from Bihar last week, has been rescued from Nepal and three people, including a political leader here, have been arrested in connection with his abductio

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500 Indian fishermen in Pakistan, Sri Lanka jails

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2018 5:15:05 PM IST

A total of 500 Indian fishermen are lodged in various jails in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the government said on Wednesday.

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Sri Lanka Parliament passes vote of confidence on ousted PM

Colombo |Wednesday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST

Sri Lanka's Parliament on Wednesday passed a vote of confidence on ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with 117 lawmakers from the 225-member Parliament voting in his favour.

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