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Ranil Wickremesinghe Appointed Sri Lanka Prime Minister. Protests Continue

Colombo - Sri Lanka's veteran political leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has been appointed the next Prime Minister of the crisis-hit island nation by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The 73-year-old was administered the oath of office by the President, who in an address to the nation yesterday, declared that a Prime Minister and his cabinet will be put in place this week.

Sajith Premadasa to form Govt in Sri Lanka. Former PM banned from leaving the country

Amid hectic parleys to form a new government in Sri Lanka, Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa said that he would accept President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's invitation to form a new government if he agrees to some conditions, including his resignation within a stipulated time period.

Massive protest in Sri Lanka mounts pressure on President Rajapaksa to quit

People have been protesting for weeks over lengthy power cuts and shortage of gas, food and other basic goods. Since mid-day Saturday, the protesters from all walks of life marched into Galle Face where Rajapaksa’s secretariat is located.

India sends 5 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Afghanistan

India on Saturday sent five lakh doses of its indigenous COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, to Afghanistan.

Sri Lanka's food inflation hits record high amid shortages

The food inflation rose to a record 22.1% in December in Sri Lanka amid an acute shortage of essentials, according to Colombo Consumer Price Index (CCPI) on Saturday.

Ministers carry Guru Granth Sahib as 3 copies arrive from Kabul

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and BJP's JP Nadda received three copies of Shri Guru Granth Sahib that were brought on a flight to India from Afghanistan's Kabul by a Sikh delegation on Friday.

Explained: Why are India and Pakistan holding separate summits on Afghanistan?

This is the first time that all the major Central Asian countries are participating in the meeting hosted by India, which has been given a miss by Pakistan and China. The talks will review the regional security situation following the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan

After Islamabad, Beijing to skip New Delhi meeting on Kabul; Iran and Russia to join

Though it has refused to attend, China has conveyed that it is open to maintaining contact and discussions through bilateral diplomatic channels.

India’s reaction to the Bhutan-China MoU reflects a shift in its neighbourhood policy

After Prime Minister Modi’s 2019 Butan visit, there has been a sea change in New Delhi’s attitude. It included withdrawal of cooking gas and kerosene subsidies, piling immense hardship on Bhutanese people in 2013, and turning public opinion against India. It is a huge change from the Manmohan Singh government’s policy. 

India's Junior Military Leadership Empowered to Take Decisions In Integrated War Fighting Doctrine At LAC To Hold Back China

India's military posture along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh means that “militarily integrated” units are tasked with not just holding back China with firepower, but also withstanding any attack from the air. Infantry units of some 120-150 men are placed along the LAC as part of the new war fighting doctrine of integrating various assets. Headed by junior officers, who have been given freedom of operations, each unit has an integrated infantry troops, artillery, engineers, air defence guns, drones, aviation assets and even armed helicopters.

China has increased its military exercises facing India’s eastern sector, says India's Eastern Army Commander

China has increased the number of its military exercises facing India’s eastern sector; it has also marginally added troops and added to troop habitat on its side across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh.  Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen Manoj Pande said: “The annual training exercises of the PLA (People’s Liberation Army) have increased and also the duration of exercises has gone up. The reserve formulations of the PLA that had moved (forward) continue to remain in position.”

Bhutan-China Sign A significant Accord. It paves way for diplomatic ties, China says

China and Bhutan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a Three-Step Roadmap to help speed up boundary talks that have been heavily delayed, during a virtual meeting held on Thursday, the Chinese official media Global Times reported. The MoU is of historic significance and is the result of years of joint efforts and sincere cooperation between the two sides, analysts said, noting that it points out the direction for breaking the current deadlock and laying a foundation for the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Bhutan.

How Dev Anand compelled Waheeda Rahman to act in Guide: The films Dev made with brother Vijay Anand

On Dev Anand's birth anniversary, we take a look at his successful collaboration with younger brother and filmmaker Vijay Anand. The pair has given Indian cinema some of its finest work, including but not restricted to, the beloved Guide.

Pakistan to Dominate Modi-Biden Talks Today as India Points to Neighbour's 'Invisible Hand' Behind Taliban Govt

India will point out to America that it was no coincidence that within days of ISI chief Faiz Hameed landing in Kabul, Taliban finally announced new government.

Pakistan allows PM Modi's flight to use its airspace Jaishankar warned us against adopting Constitution in 2015: K.P. Sharma Oli Pakistan started negotiations with Taliban, says Imran Khan Analysis: The constant struggles of an alternate leadership to the Gandhis in Congress Afghans have broken ‘shackles of slavery’: Pakistan PM Imran Khan Taliban Declares "War Is Over" As It Takes Control Of Presidential Palace Minorities, And Their Heritage Well Protected In Pakistan: Punjab Governor Sarwar Nepal PM extends Dussehra greeting card with old map, advisor says 'technical distortion' Nepal completes reconstruction of historical "Rani Pokhari", inaugurated by President Delhi Sikhs protest abduction, forcible conversion of granthi's daughter in Pakistan Indian beauty cracked prestigious Civil Services Examination 2019 India erupts in joy after Ram Temple brick laying ceremony at Ayodhya Indian Union Home Minister Amit Shah tested Covid-19 positive Religion causes more conflicts among believers than establishing national identity and stability Australia hints at Chinese cyberattack; Japan, Vietnam too riled by Beijing China embraces Bangladesh in trade A 60 Second Read:India & International Prime Minister should tell nation how Chinese occupied Indian territory: Sonia Gandhi 20 Indian Troops Killed Telegraph, CNN Report. India China Dispute Heats Up. Clash On Borders. American journalist Cynthia Ritchie’s accusations against the powerful have shaken Pakistan Indo-Pacific Charter gains support in India, US, Australia and Japan A lakh Have Recovered From Coronavirus In India A 60-Second Read: India & International LOCKDOWN INDIA: New Lockdown 5.0. rules come into existence from Ist June in India Nepal PM Oli’s new map tactic had three key objectives. China is the common factor China Turns Waterman. Weaponizes Waters of Brahmputra International flights to-and-fro India before August: India Minister INDO-NEPAL BOUNDARY DISPUTE: "Will bring back Nepal's territory," says Nepal PM. Releases New Maps. Cyclone Amphan to hit west Bengal coastal area by Wednesday evening: Forecast Punjabi Art and Culture