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Charming story of Virat’s friendship with a Lankan fan

By Meera Srinivasan Colombo, December 29 (The Hindu): Most cricket buffs in India only got a glimpse of their hero Virat Kohli’s wedding and reception through videos and photographs on social media. But one ardent fan from Sri Lanka got a chance to attend the Mumbai reception on Tuesday, following a personal invitation from the Indian captain. Gayan Senanayake is...

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Maldives wriggles out of a sticky diplomatic situation vis-à-vis India

The Maldives has managed to wriggle out of a sticky diplomatic situation involving regional power India, thanks to President Abdulla Yameen’s timely conciliatory move, and the Indian government’s deft handling of the matter behind the scenes instead of flexing its muscles publicly, writes P.K.Balachandran. Indo-Maldivian relations have been under strain since the ouster of President Mohamed Nasheed in 2012 and...

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China barred 10 million on-line accounts in last three years

Beijing, December 26 (asia.nikke.com): China has shut down nearly 10 million online accounts in the last three years as it continues to exert greater control over the internet under President Xi Jinping, and government efforts are only expected to accelerate thanks to a new cyber dsecurity law that took effect in June. The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress...

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Maldivian President lauds US aid for grassroots level projects

Male, December 25 (newsin.asia): Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen praised the United States for its aid to grassroots level development projects in the country, while inaugurating a clean drinking water project in Hinnavaru Island of Faaadhippolhu Atoll on Monday. The President  thanked USAID and the United States of America, appreciating and celebrating their contributions towards making the lives and livelihoods of...

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