Indian Foreign Secretary to meet Sri Lankan leaders on Monday

Indian Foreign Secretary to meet Sri Lankan leaders on Monday

Colombo, Feb 18 (New Indian Express) - Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar will be meeting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and other Sri Lankan leaders during a brief visit to the island on Monday. Officials described Jaishankar’s visit as a routine one to keep himself abreast of the latest developments in the island nation, besides keeping track of...

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions: says former Indian PM chastising Modi on demonetization

Indian PM to attend UN Vesak Day celebration in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Feb 17 - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has confirmed his participation in the UN Vesak Day celebrations to be conducted in Sri Lanka in May this year, a minister said on Friday. The UN Vesak Day will be observed in Sri Lanka to mark the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha who founded the Buddhism religion,...

Japanese expert says Sri Lanka should befriend India and Japan to counter China

Japanese expert says Sri Lanka should befriend India and Japan to counter China

Colombo, February 16 (The New Indian Express): Dr.Satoru Nagao, Lecturer in Security Studies at the Law Faculty of Gakushuin University in Japan, advices Sri Lanka to cultivate good relations with India and India-friendly countries like Japan, to counterbalance its relations with China which could cause tension in the South Asian region. Delivering a lecture on the impact of China’s rise...

Million-dollar prize on the line in India

Million-dollar prize on the line in India

Mumbai, Feb 16 - There's more than just the Border-Gavaskar Trophy up for grabs when Australia meet India in a four-Test series next week As if the Australian cricket team needed any more inspiration to overturn the weight of history and claim a series win in India, here's some. US$1 million. The International Cricket Council hands out a US$1 million...

Babu’s English holds sway over Indian judiciary

Babu’s English holds sway over Indian judiciary

When Lord Macaulay fervently pleaded for the cause of English education in India in the 1830s, to transform Indians into" Brown Sahibs" English in every way except in the skin color, he meant that they should be taught Queen's English and not the English used by the judges in the higher Indian courts. Here is an excerpt from the Supreme...

China and India account for half the deaths due to pollution

China and India account for half the deaths due to pollution

Washington, February 14 (Reuters): China and India accounted for more than half of the total number of global deaths attributable to air pollution in 2015, a study published on Tuesday said. Research by the U.S.-based Health Effects Institute (HEI) showed that air pollution caused more than 4.2 million early deaths worldwide in 2015, making it the fifth highest cause of...

It was Special Judge John Michael D’Cunha who first sent Sasikala to jail

It was Special Judge John Michael D’Cunha who first sent Sasikala to jail

Bengaluru, February 14 (NIA): It was as a Bengaluru Special Judge, John Michael D’Cunha, who first sent V.K.Sasikala and the then Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa, to jail for amassing wealth illegally. On September 7, 2014, the slightly built and bespectacled D’Cunha from Mangalore, boldly convicted the powerful Chief Minister, her companion Sasikala along with relations Sudhakaran and Ilavarasi in...

Sasikala in for four years of imprisonment and thereafter a six year bar on contesting elections

Sasikala in for four years of imprisonment and thereafter a six year bar on contesting elections

New Delhi, February 14 (The Hindu): The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala's acquittal by the Karnataka High Court in the Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case and "restored in full" the trial court conviction of September 2014. Sasikala is thus in for a four-year prison term and a six year bar on contesting elections thereafter. A...

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