Mahinda Rajapaksa: The charismatic leader both loved and hated for role in ending bloody civil war in Lanka

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, a lawyer-turned-politician, is hailed by the Sinhala Buddhist majority for ruthlessly vanquishing Tamil insurgency, but is also criticised by the international community for his human rights record and for pushing the country into the “Chinese debt trap”. Rajapaksa, 74, earlier served as the country’s president from 2005-2015,…

Congress and NCP reach ‘unanimity’ on issues; Uddhav-Pawar meeting tomorrow

After almost a month of impasse, the unlikely combo of Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party-Congress is inching closer to stitching together a deal for government formation in Maharashtra. After a crucial meeting between the Congress and the NCP, Congress leader and former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan said that the meeting with the NCP reached “complete unanimity”…

The Battle of Hue City

The "Battle of Hue" was once a wonder assault which started at the morning of January 31, 1968 within the South Vietnamese town of Hue, and proved to be one of the pricey and time eating battles right through the Vietnam War. It was once often referred to as the "Tet Offensive," on account of…

Mamata Banerjee, Sheikh Hasina Likely to Hold Meeting on Sidelines of India-Bangladesh Cricket Match

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee share very cordial relation and have mutual respect for each other, sources said. PTI Updated:November 21, 2019, 5:57 PM IST File photo of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Kolkata: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee are likely…

Supreme Court to Jammu & Kashmir: Answer every question raised on restrictions imposed in Kashmir | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday told the Jammu and Kashmir administration that it will have to respond to each and every question raised on the restrictions imposed in the erstwhile state after the abrogation of Article 370. A bench headed by Justice NV Ramana told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the administration,…

Government’s Assertions of Economic Revival Seem Too Much, Too Early

New Delhi: There can be no dispute over the fact that India is facing a double-edged economic sword: falling consumption demand and declining private investment. As the GDP growth slows to multi-year lows, unemployment rises to historic highs and industrial production slows while inflation rears its ugly head again, the government’s incremental and sector-specific steps…

Lahore, the Dinosaur

Lahore is a town of many charms and boasts a historical past that places it in a league of its personal and all that’s not very sudden given the truth that this town has served as a regional capital to probably the most mightiest dynasties that dominated our planet, from the Mughal technology to fashionable…

Maharashtra News: Will Shiv Sena agree to ‘split’ term for CM’s post with NCP? | India News

NEW DELHI: A “positive” meeting between Congress and NCP on Wednesday raised the prospect of a coalition comprising them and the Sena forming the government in Maharashtra by next week. At a joint press conference after lengthy discussions, Congress and NCP announced they will form a “stable” government and end the political uncertainty in the…

UP Law Panel Suggests New Law to Check Forced Religious Conversions, Submits Report to Yogi Adityanath

The report was prepared after going through pre and post-independence laws in the country and neighbouring countries like Nepal, Myanmar, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Pakistan besides keeping in mind court judgments. PTI Updated:November 21, 2019, 6:49 PM IST File photo of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission on Thursday…