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Love for Modi appears to be wearing thin in Sri Lanka

Love for Modi appears to be wearing thin in Sri Lanka

Colombo, May 9: The Sri Lankan government will roll out the red carpet for the visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he arrives here in the evening of May 11 to be the chief guest at the Vesak celebrations and to inaugurate an India-built hospital in Dikoya the next day, writes, P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express. But the popular enthusiasm...

India to enhance military representation in its diplomatic missions

India to enhance military representation in its diplomatic missions

Colombo, May, 11: India’s defense doctrine, as stated in an official document dated April 18, 2017, includes a resolve to enhance the military’s representation in the country’s diplomatic missions in view of India’s enhanced role in ensuring security in the region and beyond, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express At the core of the new defense doctrine on conventional warfare are...

Sri Lanka releases 550 prisoners in view of Vesak

Sri Lanka releases 550 prisoners in view of Vesak

Colombo, May 10 (NIA) - 550 prisoners were released from Sri Lankan prisons across the island on Wednesday on a Presidential pardon to commemorate the UN Vesak Day celebrations, the Department of Prisons said. Those released were prisoners facing minor offences. President Maithripala Sirisena had issued the pardon following a proposal made by the Prison Reforms Minister D.M. Swaminathan to the Justice Ministry...

Indian Supreme Court sentences High Court Judge Karnan to imprisonment

Indian Supreme Court sentences High Court Judge Karnan to imprisonment

New Delhi, May 9 (The Hindu): The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday held Calcutta High Court Judge C.S. Karnan guilty of contempt of court, judiciary and judicial process and sentenced him to six months imprisonment. Justice Karnan will be taken into custody forthwith. "We are of the unanimous opinion that Justice C.S. Karnan has committed contempt of court, judiciary and...

Sharif-Jindal private pow pow in perspective

Sharif-Jindal private pow pow in perspective

By Sherry Rehman/Express Tribune Starting from the premise that constructive dialogue is the first step towards untangling a history of vexed relations between two nuclear neighbours, every government that has made any headway on this track has done so by first working the base at home, its politics and its message. There can be no dispute about the need for...

India-Pakistan people’s peace resolution: Throwing a pebble in the pond

India-Pakistan people’s peace resolution: Throwing a pebble in the pond

New Delhi/Islamabad (The Express Tribune): With tensions between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan on the rise, some concerned citizens from India and Pakistan have come together to formulate a statement expressing their deep concern at “the current rise in animosity and antagonism between India and Pakistan”. The resolution urges “both governments and their security establishments to take all steps possible towards...

Pakistan summons Indian envoy to protest against non-grant of medical visas

Pakistan summons Indian envoy to protest against non-grant of medical visas

Islamabad, May 7 (PTI): Pakistan has summoned the Indian envoy in Islamabad over non-issuance of medical visas to Pakistani nationals seeking treatment in India, Pakistani media reports said on Saturday. According to Geo News, thousands of Pakistanis seeking treatment for liver and heart-related ailments at major hospitals in New Delhi, Chennai and other Indian cities have been affected due to...

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