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Detailed insight on how the world's largest democracy casts its ballots

About 600 million Indian citizens are expected to cast their votes over a period of 39 days ending May 19, in the ongoing election.

01 May 2019 12:12 PM

New Japanese Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum throne

Japan's new Emperor Naruhito formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne, a day after his father's historic abdication.

01 May 2019 10:42 AM

Naming Azhar as global terrorist by UN will be 'properly resolved': China

China said that the vexed issue of designating JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN will be properly resolved.

30 Apr 2019 5:10 PM

China sentences another Canadian to death for drug traffiicking

A Chinese court sentenced a second Canadian man to death for drug trafficking amid diplomatic tensions between Ottawa and Beijing.

30 Apr 2019 4:08 PM

Emperor Akhito steps down as Japan marks the end of 'Heisei' period

'Heisei' that is 'achieving peace' period ended with Akhito stepping down as Japan's Emperor.

30 Apr 2019 2:22 PM

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Sri Lanka: 42 foreigners killed in Easter blasts

Another 12 foreigners remain unaccounted for and could be among still unidentified bodies at Colombo's police morgue, the statement said.

30 Apr 2019 1:32 PM

Japanese Emperor Akihito to abdicate after three decades on throne

Akihito, who has had treatment for prostate cancer and heart surgery, said that his age would make it hard for him to carry out his duties.

30 Apr 2019 11:26 AM

Sri Lanka bans face veil after Easter carnage

Muslim women in Sri Lanka will not be allowed to wear any form of face veils in public.

30 Apr 2019 6:10 AM

Sri Lanka on alert for attacks by militants disguised in uniforms

MSD in a letter to lawmakers said that people in military uniforms and using a van could be involved in attacks.

29 Apr 2019 12:54 PM

Indonesia elections: More than 270 staff dies from fatigue-related illnesses

Approximately 80 per cent of the total 193 million voters cast their ballots in more than 8,00,000 polling stations located across country.

29 Apr 2019 7:43 AM

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Sri Lanka PM: Most linked to bombing slain or held

The authorities have said there are about 140 followers of the Islamic State group in the country.

29 Apr 2019 3:35 AM

Most Sri Lanka Islamist radicals killed or arrested: PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

Three churches and three hotels were targeted by suicide bombers in the attacks in which at least 40 foreigners were killed.

28 Apr 2019 8:58 PM

Ukraine's Zelensky turns down Putin's offer, welcomes agitated Russians

He pledged instead to "give citizenship to representatives of all nations that suffer from authoritarian and corrupt regimes"

28 Apr 2019 6:26 PM

Father, 2 brothers of Sri Lanka's Easter blasts mastermind killed in gun battle

Zainee Hashim, Rilwan Hashim and their father Mohamed Hashim, who were seen in a video circulating on social media calling for all-out war.

28 Apr 2019 6:25 PM

'Musharraf unlikely to return to Pakistan to stand trial for treason'

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government had filed the treason case against Musharraf over imposition of extra-constitutional emergency.

28 Apr 2019 3:18 PM

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Easter bombings: Sri Lanka bans 2 terror groups, including NTJ

Sirisena took the decision under emergency regulations to ban the National Thowheeth Jama'ath and Jamathei Millathu Ibrahim.

28 Apr 2019 11:08 AM

PEMRA slaps Rs 1 mn fine on tv channel for airing prog on Pak PM's marital life

PEMRA also directed the channel to air an apology within 7 days through its prime time programme.

27 Apr 2019 5:37 PM

Blast in Ukraine's mine; 3 dead, 14 injured

The gas blast ripped through the mine in Yurievka village in the self-proclaimed Republic of Lugansk, which broke away from Kiev in 2014.

26 Apr 2019 4:49 PM

Sri Lanka: Religious leaders urge women to avoid niqaab, cooperate with police

Sri Lanka’s Muslim Council said that its leaders have agreed that bodies of terrorists would not be buried in any mosque burial ground.

26 Apr 2019 1:41 PM

Vladimir Putin accepts Kim Jong Un's invitation to visit North Korea

Kim Jong Un invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit North Korea, and the offer was readily accepted.

26 Apr 2019 8:25 AM

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