Emirates flight with over 300 on-board makes emergency landing in Mumbai

Emirates flight with over 300 on-board makes emergency landing in Mumbai

July 26 (NIA) – An Emirates flight flying from Dubai to Maldives with more than 300 people on board, made an emergency landing in Mumbai on Tuesday after smoke was seen in the cockpit and cabin. All passengers and crew of the EK-652 were evacuated with full emergency procedures as it landed in Mumbai and […]

Nine militants killed in Bangladesh raid

Nine militants killed in Bangladesh raid

July 26 (NIA) – Nine suspected militants were killed in a gun battle between the Bangladesh police and a militant group in the Kalyanpur area in capital Dhaka on Tuesday, the police said. The militants were killed after the police raided a five-storey building in the area on Tuesday morning. The police were initially attacked […]

Seven school children killed in accident in India

Seven school children killed in accident in India

July 26 (NIA) – Seven school children were killed in northern India on Tuesday after the van they were travelling in collided with a train, the police said. The accident took place at an unmanned railway crossing in Bhadohi district of Uttar Pradesh. Police said seven others, including the driver of the school, were grievously […]

Ethnic reconciliation through exchange of Buddha and Thiruvalluvar statues

Ethnic reconciliation through exchange of Buddha and Thiruvalluvar statues

Colombo, July 25 (NIA): At a time when the Tamils of Sri Lanka are seeing the installation of Buddha statues in the Tamil-majority Northern Province as a sign of Sinhalese-Buddhist hegemony, an entrepreneur from Tamil Nadu in India has installed a Buddha statue in his native Thirunelveli and is installing 16 Thiruvalluvar statues in Sri […]

Nepal likely to form national govt after PM’s resignation

Nepal likely to form national govt after PM’s resignation

July 25 – The Communist Party of Nepal, on Monday, said that it had begun the preparatory work to form a national consensus government, hours after Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P. Oli tendered his resignation. Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) Spokesperson, Pampha Bhusal told journalists that her party was confident that other Communist leaders would […]

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan freed in poaching cases

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan freed in poaching cases

July 25 – A court in India, on Monday, acquitted a popular Indian movie actor of shooting and killing endangered animals in the state of Rajasthan, two decades ago. The Rajasthan High Court acquitted 50 year old Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in two poaching cases, after he and seven others were accused of killing a […]

Boosting Trade, Investment May Be UK Asia-Pacific Minister Alok Sharma’s Priority

Boosting Trade, Investment May Be UK Asia-Pacific Minister Alok Sharma’s Priority

Boosting Trade, Investment May Be UK Asia-Pacific Minister Alok Sharma’s Priority   Colombo, July 25: Going by his professional background and areas of involvement earlier in his political career, the newly appointed British Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Alok Sharma, will in all likelihood promote trade and investment with the countries of South Asia […]

US Naval ship arrives in Sri Lanka to increase bilateral ties

US Naval ship arrives in Sri Lanka to increase bilateral ties

July 25 (NIA) – A US naval ship, ‘LPD-18 USS New Orleans’, arrived in the Port of Colombo, in the Sri Lankan capital on Monday, to increase bilateral ties with the Sri Lanka Navy, the navy media unit said here. The ship was ceremonially welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on […]