Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Taleban release two hostages in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR: The Taleban handed two Western hostages over to US forces in southern Afghanistan yesterday, three years after they were abducted, in...

Symbolic swearing-in for Sri Lanka’s new president

Rajapaksa put his success down to the "extraordinary blessings of the Buddhist monks" ANURADHAPURA: Sri Lanka's new president and...

Police round up students in Delhi at fee protests

NEW DELHI: Indian police said they briefly detained around 50 students in New Delhi yesterday as protests against proposed fee hikes at...

President Rajapaksa: A war hero to some, a polarizing figure for others

40,000 Tamil civilians are alleged to have been killed COLOMBO: Gotabaya Rajapaksa, 70, set to be Sri Lanka's new...

Gunmen attack buses with Muslim Sri Lankan voters

COLOMBO: Gunmen fired at buses carrying minority Muslim voters yesterday as Sri Lankans elected a new president, with the powerful Rajapaksa clan...

Indian tax officials find Modi’s targets too taxing, some quit

Tax officers fearful of missing target, over-reach accusations MUMBAI: India's tax officials are facing a taxing issue. Prime Minister...

India shelves consumer spending report; leaked data shows slump

Report is bad news for Prime Minister Modi MUMBAI: India said that it would not release a controversial report...

Delhi smog engulfs kid’s race, golf event

'After the run we felt suddenly so exhausted and had difficulty breathing' NEW DELHI: Hundreds of children ran a...

Sri Lanka political author attacked ahead of key polls

COLOMBO: Armed men stabbed and injured a writer in Sri Lanka yesteday, a week after he published a book criticizing the main...

Love of cash hinders India’s move to a digital economy

99.3% of the junked currency back in banking system SIDDHPUR: Camels and their owners gather during a Cattle...

Delhi, Iran smog hit ’emergency’ levels

Air pollution was the cause of nearly 30,000 deaths per year in Iranian cities NEW DELHI/TEHRAN: The Indian capital's...

‘Pad Man’ faces the ‘Terminator’ in tense Sri Lanka election showdown

Two politicians to battle it out in a clash of principles COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's presidential election on Saturday...

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