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Sri Lanka President claims drug gangs orchestrated Easter blasts

International drug syndicates orchestrated Sri Lanka’s deadly Easter Sunday bombings, the country’s leader claimed on Monday, despite earlier blaming the attacks on Islamic extremists. The..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sri Lanka president vetoes military deal with US

"I will not allow any agreement that undermines our independence and sovereignty," President Sirisena said. "Several agreements currently being discussed are detrimental to our country." A year ago,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena justifies death penalty decision

His decision to clear the execution of four persons convicted for drug offences sparked widespread concern from the U.K, the EU, and Canada.
Hindu - Published

Sri Lanka reinstates death penalty for drug crimes ahead of polls

Sri Lanka's president on Wednesday signed death sentences for four people convicted of drug-related offences in a decision analysts said is aimed at boosting his chances of re-election later this year.
Reuters India - Published

Sri Lanka president signs death penalty for four drugs convicts

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said on Wednesday the government would press ahead with a controversial plan to reinsate the death penalty for drug-related offences.
Reuters India - Published

Sri Lanka Easter attacks: President Sirisena extends emergency in surprise move

A state of emergency was extended by Sri Lanka's President Saturday, going back on pledges to relax the tough laws introduced after the Easter Sunday attacks that killed 258 people.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Month after deadly Easter attacks, Sirisena calls for collective action against terror

[India], May 31 (ANI): Over a month after the deadly Easter Sunday attacks claimed more than 250 lives in Sri Lanka, President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday called upon all countries across the
Sify - Published

Chinese President Xi Jingping to visit India for informal summit with Modi: MEA

*Bishkek [Kygryzstan]:* Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jingping will have an informal summit in India later this year on the lines of the informal parleys that had in Wuhan in..
Mid-Day - Published

Donald Trump defends secret talks with foreign governments

*Washington:* President Donald Trump scrambled Thursday to throw off critics homing in on his insistence that he has the right to use dirt dug up on political opponents by foreign..
Mid-Day - Published

Mumbai: 29-year-old Man drowns near Bandra Bandstand

*Mumbai:* A 29-year-old man drowned in the sea on Thursday afternoon, a fire brigade official said. Mitun Kumar Kariyar was spotted drowning near Bandra Bandstand, a popular tourist haunt in the..
Mid-Day - Published

PM Modi meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Bishkek

*Bishkek:* Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met Russian President Vladimir Putin here and the two leaders reviewed all aspects of bilateral relations to further strengthen the bilateral..
Mid-Day - Published

Anantnag terror attack: Congress condoles death of security personnel

*New Delhi:* Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala on Thursday condoled the death of five security personnel who died in a terrorist attack in Anantnag yesterday. He also urged the Centre and..
Mid-Day - Published

Son pens emotional note for mother on her second marriage; internet teary-eyed

son pens emotional note for mother on her second marriage; internet teary-eyed
A man from Kerala is making waves for all the right reasons on the internet since his post, an emotional note, has gone viral on the internet. Facebook user Gokul Sreedhar, who originally hails from..
Mid-Day - Published

Ola cab driver returns passengers wallet on his birthday; act of honesty wins the internet

In Mumbai, every now and then we come across cab drivers who flatly refuse to ferry passengers for short distances or give passengers tough time with transport. But it's only once a while that we hear..
Mid-Day - Published

Priyanka Gandhi: UP government is terrorising journalists and farmers

*New Delhi:* Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday said that instead of working on public issues, Uttar Pradesh government is terrorising journalists, farmers and their..
Mid-Day - Published

GRP Inspector, Constable suspended for beating, urinating on journalist in Shamli

*New Delhi:* Hours after a journalist in Shamli was beaten up on camera by a group of GRP personnel for covering the derailment of a goods train, DGP Uttar Pradesh OP Singh on Wednesday ordered the..
Mid-Day - Published

Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka reach Raebareli, to hold review meeting

*New Delhi:* In the absence of members of the Gandhi family, senior Congress leaders on Wednesday informally met to take stock of the political situation, sources said. The Congress party is in..
Mid-Day - Published

Union Cabinet approves Central Educational Institutions Bill

*New Delhi:* The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved "The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers' Cadre) Bill". The Cabinet decision will..
Mid-Day - Published

Dharmendra Pradhan congratulates DRDO on HSTDV launch

*Bhubaneswar:* Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday congratulated the team of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for successfully launching..
Mid-Day - Published

Mumbai: Heavy rains, strong winds lash city as citizens gear up for monsoon

mumbai: heavy rains, strong winds lash city as citizens gear up for monsoon
On June 12, 2019, Mumbaikars were greeted by heavy rains and strong winds in the afternoon as Cyclone Vayu was all set to make *landfall on the Gujarat coast* in the early hours of June 13. Strong..
Mid-Day - Published

President rule in Jammu and Kashmir to be extended for 6 more months

*New Delhi:* President's rule in Jammu and Kashmir will be extended for six more months beginning July 3 and the Union Cabinet Wednesday gave its nod in this effect, Union minister Prakash Javedkar..
Mid-Day - Published

Delhi airport's flight operations suspended due to severe dust storm

*New Delhi:* Flight operations at the Delhi International Airport were suspended as a severe dust storm hit the city on Wednesday evening, airport officials said. "The dust storm hit the Delhi..
Mid-Day - Published

Terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir: 3 CRPF personnel killed; 2 injured

*Anantnag:* Three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and two others injured when their patrol party were attacked by terrorists in Anantnag on Wednesday. One terrorist has..
Mid-Day - Published

Mumbai Crime: DRI seize Rs 1.1 crore worth smuggled cigarettes at Kalbadevi

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Sunday recovered illegal Cigarettes of foreign origin worth Rs 1.01 crores from Cargo courier company at Chira Bazar Mumbai. The raid was conducted..
Mid-Day - Published

Cyclone Vayu turned 'very severe'; will remain strong even after landfall

*New Delhi:* An alert has been sounded in 10 districts of Gujarat as Cyclone Vayu has turned "very severe" and its impact is expected to remain strong for 24 hours even after its landfall Thursday,..
Mid-Day - Published

First woman President of the Uttar Pradesh Bar Council shot dead

On June 12, 2019, Darwesh Yadav, the first woman President of the Uttar Pradesh Bar Council was shot dead in Agra Civil courts allegedly by her own colleague Manish Sharma, the police said. Sharma..
Mid-Day - Published

JNU to honour Nirmala Sitharaman, S Jaishankar with 'Distinguished Alumni Award'

*New Delhi:* The Executive Council of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in its meeting on Wednesday decided to honour Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar..
Mid-Day - Published

Zomato successfully tests drone food packet delivery at 80kmph

Online ordering and food delivery platform Zomato on Wednesday said it has successfully tested its maiden drone delivery technology using a hybrid drone that covered a distance of five km in about 10..
Mid-Day - Published

Three of family killed in accident in Haryana's Karnal

*Chandigarh:* Three of a family, including two women, were killed when their car was squeezed between two trucks in Haryana's Karnal on Wednesday, police said. The accident took place on the..
Mid-Day - Published

KCR to invite Jagan Mohan Reddy for irrigation project opening

*Hyderabad:* In another gesture aimed at promoting friendly relations between the two Telugu states, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Wednesday decided to invite his Andhra Pradesh..
Mid-Day - Published

Man killed as portion of cladding collapses at Churchgate due to heavy wind

man killed as portion of cladding collapses at churchgate due to heavy wind
A pedestrian was killed on Wednesday after a portion of a cladding fell on him at the bustling Churchgate railway station, officials said. Madhukar Appa Narvekar (62) was passing through Churchgate..
Mid-Day - Published

Two women electrocuted in Puducherry

*Puducherry:* Two women were electrocuted on Wednesday when they came into contact with a live wire, police said. The incident occurred in Thirubuvanai village near Pondicherry. The deceased..
Mid-Day - Published

PM Narendra Modi: Follow real-time info on cyclone to stay safe

*New Delhi:* As cyclone 'Vayu' advances towards Saurashtra and Kutch regions of Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday advised people to follow real-time information being provided by local..
Mid-Day - Published

Cyclone Vayu: Congress president Rahul Gandhi urges party workers to help

IOn June 12, 2019, Congress President Rahul Gandhi prayed for the safety of people in Gujarat ahead of cyclone Vayu and appealed to the Congress workers to be ready to..
Mid-Day - Published

Environmentalist writes to Prakash Javadekar raising concerns over wedding of tycoons' son in Auli

A Ghaziabad-based environmentalist has written to Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar expressing concern over the upcoming wedding of the sons of two South Africa-based controversial tycoon..
Mid-Day - Published

Perks of being a Mahendra Singh Dhoni fan in Alipurduar? Free meal

*Kolkata:* If you love M.S. Dhoni and happen to be at Shambhu Bose's restaurant in Alipurduar, chances are you might not even have to foot a bill. A die-hard MSD fan, Shambhu not only runs a hotel in..
Mid-Day - Published

World Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan takes to Twitter to share cryptic message

India's star opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan, who is currently nursing an injury on the back of his left hand in the region between the index finger and thumb, on Wednesday shared a cryptic message on..
Mid-Day - Published

Cyclone Vayu: List of Dos and Don'ts to keep you safe

Ahead of Cyclone Vayu making landfall on the Gujarat coast in the early hours of June 13, schools and colleges in the state's coastal districts have been declared shut for Thursday. The cyclone Vayu..
Mid-Day - Published

Ex-WWE Diva Melina reveals: Hated life; entered depression when I got raped

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is one of the most entertaining sports in the world today. WWE superstars put in their finest performances in the squared circled to entertain their fans. However,..
Mid-Day - Published

IAF air-drops personnel near crash site to search for possible survivors

*New Delhi:* The Indian Air Force on Wednesday successfully airdropped 8 to 10 personnel near the site of the missing aircraft AN-32 in Arunachal Pradesh in two helicopter sorties. The teams have..
Mid-Day - Published

Two-wheeled Segways come to Ahmedabad railway station

*Ahmedabad:* The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has started Segway, the two-wheeled, self-balancing, personal transporter that has become a rage in the West at the Ahmedabad Railway Station. Officers..
Mid-Day - Published

Security forces kill terrorist in gunfight in Sopore

*Baramulla:* The body of a terrorist was recovered by security forces on Wednesday morning after an encounter took place on Tuesday in Bomai area of Sopore in Baramulla district. The encounter broke..
Mid-Day - Published

World Day Against Child Labour: Twitterati extends support

The World Day Against Child Labour is a sanctioned holiday by an International Labour Organization first launched in 2002 which aims to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour. This day..
Mid-Day - Published

Caught! Traffic law keeper turns traffic violator in Navi Mumbai

In what can be termed as a classic case of law enforcers violating the law, a person working with the Navi Mumbai traffic department was caught breaking the law. The offender in question was..
Mid-Day - Published

Did you know you can name cyclones too? Here's how

With Cyclone Vayu set to make landfall in Gujarat tomorrow, the India Meteorological Department on Wednesday said thunderstorm and lightning accompanied with gusty wind are likely to occur in the..
Mid-Day - Published

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