Gotabaya to address Lankan Parliament 3 January

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is slated to make his inaugural address to Parliament on January 3 during a ceremonial sitting before the new session commences later that day Continue Reading

Congo: 20 killed in militants attack

Militants killed 20 people, most of them hacked to death, in Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern Beni region in the latest attack by an armed group blamed for massacres that have sparked angry protests.

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CEO of Pakistan newspaper accused of rape

Reputed Pakistani film-maker Jamshed Mahmood Raza has accused the Chief Executive Office of English-language newspaper Dawn of raping him 13 years ago. Continue Reading

Al-Shabaab owns attack on Mogadishu

Al-Shabaab Islamist militants have claimed responsibility for Saturday’s massive car bomb in the Somali capital Mogadishu that killed 81 people, including two Turkish citizens. Continue Reading

Brazil fines Facebook for data leakage

Brazil has fined Facebook USD1.65 million for improperly sharing users’ data in a case linked to the global Cambridge Analytica scandal. Continue Reading

Russia, Ukraine reach gas transit deal

Moscow and Kiev on Monday signed a five-year agreement on the transit of Russian gas to Europe via Ukraine, after months of difficult talks but just ahead of a looming New Year deadline.

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Texas gun laws saved lives in church attack: Trump

US President Donald Trump on Monday said gun laws in the state of Texas saved lives when a church security officer shot dead a gunman who killed two during a service Continue Reading

Amitabh Bachchan a true legend, Dadasaheb Phalke Award a befitting tribute: Punjab CM

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday congratulated Amitabh Bachchan on being honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, and said it was a befitting tribute to a true legend. Continue Reading

1,200 Indian students opted to study in Russia

In the field of education, there has been an increase in students opting to study in Russia. There was a 30 per cent jump in students with over 1,200 Indians opting to study in Russia for higher studies in 2019, said Consulate General of Russian Federation, Consul-General, O Avdeev. Continue Reading

Rajnath Singh boycotts Vairamuthu event

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who was supposed to attend the convocation event of a deemed university near Chennai tomorrow, has chosen to boycott the event Continue Reading