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No outsider will interfere in Sri Lanka polls this time: Basil

October 16 (Daily Mirror) - No international actor will try to interfere in Sri Lanka’s approaching presidential election said Basil Rajapaksa, chief strategist of his brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s presidential bid. “Ethically, that is how it should be,” he told The Hindu in an interview, alluding to a shift in the international community’s “role” in Sri Lanka’s national politics. His comments,...

FILE PHOTO: A Huawei company logo is pictured at the Shenzhen International Airport in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

Huawei’s third-quarter revenue rises 24.4%: Global Times

October 16 (Reuters) - Third-quarter revenue for Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the Chinese technology giant blacklisted by the U.S. government, grew 24.4% from the same period a year earlier, according to the Global Times. The state-backed newspaper also said Huawei shipped more than 185 million smartphones in the first three quarters of 2019, up 26% year-on-year. The company said in August...

The second accused, identified as Badal, was arrested from Sultanpuri.

How Delhi robbers got to know they had robbed PM Modi’s niece

October 15 (India Today) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi's niece Damayanti Ben Modi was mugged outside the Gujarati Samaj Bhawan in New Delhi's Civil Lines area but the robbers didn't realise who they were targeting until a huge police force came knocking on their doors. Two men on a two-wheeler snatched her purse while she was getting off an auto-rickshaw....

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