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Indian High Commission in Colombo said National Hospital has informed it about the death of four Indian nationals.
The tragedy occurred when hundreds of people gathered for the 'padikasu' (temple coin) distribution ceremony at the 'Karuppasamy' (a rural deity) temple in Muthiampalayam village.
Sri Lanka's Tourism Promotion Bureau did not respond to an email seeking comments till the time of going to press.
"It's Time to Stand up With the Judiciary", Jaitley said in his blog, a day after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced against CJI Ranjan Gogoi.
Weighed down by huge debt and falling revenue, Jet Airways recently announced suspension of its entire operations, leaving thousands of employees jobless.
India-China relations gathered positive momentum after last year's informal summit at Wuhan between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
"Strongly condemn the horrific blasts in Sri Lanka. There is no place for such barbarism in our region," the Prime Minister tweeted.
Topping the shortlist of suspects behind the Easter Day serial blasts in Sri Lanka is Thawheed Jamaat, a hardline group with a significant presence in Tamil Nadu too. But counter-terrorism specialists say it would be difficult for a local group to carry out coordinated attacks of the magnitude seen yesterday without the help of an outside terror force.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj confirmed the identities of the Indian nationals as Lakshmi, Narayan Chandrashekhar and Ramesh. Three Sri Lankan police officers were killed while conducting a search at a suspected safe house in Dematagoda, on the outskirts of Colombo, when its occupants apparently detonated explosives to prevent arrest.
A set of "institution disruptors" with Left and ultra-Left leanings, along with a section of the bar, have launched an unprecedented assault on the judiciary, finance minister Arun Jaitley said in a blog. Writing in the context of allegations of sexual harassment levelled against the CJI, the minister said the complainant's action in distributing copies of her representation to other SC judges and media was done to sensationalise the case.
Addressing a rally in Barmer, PM Modi said: "India has stopped the policy of getting scared by Pakistan's threats. Every day, they (Pakistan) would make claims about having nuclear weapons. Even the media would bring out reports about Pakistan having nuclear weapons. So what do we have? Are we saving them (nuclear weapons) for Diwali?"
The probe is around two possible motives. While property is being seen as the most plausible explanation, Rohit's friendship with a woman is also being seen as a trigger to the crime. On Sunday, Rohit's wife, Apoorva, was termed one of the prime suspects.
The in-house inquiry mechanism too is of little help as it talks about complaints received by the CJI against judges and the procedure to conduct inquiry into the complaint. But in both the gender sensitisation committee and the in-house mechanism, there is no provision as to what should be the procedure for a complaint against the CJI.
China plans to make a big show of its newly developed naval capabilities, which include nuclear submarines and destroyers, at a parade marking 70 years of its navy’s founding. Ten countries -- including India, Russia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam -- will deploy 20 vessels to join the naval parade. China is expected to parade 32 vessels and 39 aircraft as part of its plan to flex naval muscle.
Sri Lanka, India, Dreamliner: Your Monday Briefing The New York Times
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning,. We start today with Sri Lanka, where suicide bombings have killed more than 200 people ...
India elections: Will farm crisis be PM Narendra Modi's undoing? Aljazeera.com
As the world's largest democracy votes, Al Jazeera visits a village to understand the festering crisis in rural India.
India's top judge Ranjan Gogoi accused of sexual harassment Aljazeera.com
Woman writes to 22 judges, charging Gogoi with unwanted sexual advances, while he calls the allegations 'unbelievable'.
Grounding of Jet Airways seems a scam: Anand Sharma Times of India
India News: PANAJI: Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma on Sunday said the collapse of Jet Airways appears to be a "scam" being executed in the run-up to ...
India approves 'emergency purchase' of Israeli-made SPIKE Missiles The Jerusalem Post
RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems says "no comment" on India reports to purchase 240 ATGMs and 12 launchers.
High Court fines live-in couple for frivolous litigation India Today
An interesting case of a married woman who started living with another man and later filed a protection case against her husband.
3 Indians, woman with Kerala roots killed in Colombo Times of India
India News: Three Indian nationals were killed in the coordinated terrorist bombings of churches and luxury hotels in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Sunday.
I'm being treated like a terrorist: Azam Khan Times of India
India News: RAMPUR: Resuming campaigning after a 72-hour Election Commission ban over his derogatory remarks on BJP's Jaya Prada, Samajwadi Party ...
Delhi Police takes Rohit Shekhar's wife into custody for interrogation India Today
The Delhi Police on Sunday took into custody Rohit Shekhar Tiwari's wife Apoorva and two house helps for interrogation. Sources said police are looking at ...
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Congress' Guna candidate Jyotiraditya Scindia, who belongs to the erstwhile Gwalior princely dynasty, owns properties worth over Rs 2 billion, including a palace that he got as part of his inheritance.
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel says he's willing to talk to Maoists if they shun their weapons and agree to unconditional talks, and expresses confidence in his party president Rahul Gandhi’s NYAY scheme.
According to his uncle, while Rohit Shekhar was keen on carrying forward the political legacy of his father who died last year he was particularly interested in working for healthcare and education in remote areas.
New Delhi [India], Apr 21 (ANI): Even as the Delhi Police continued with its investigations for the third day in a row in the Rohit Shekhar murder case, his mother Ujjawala Sharma on Sunday accused Rohit's wife Apoorva and her family of trying to usurp the property of her two sons--Rohit and Sidhhartha. Rohit Shekhar Tiwari was found dead on April 16 under mysterious circumstances. "Apoorva and her family wanted to usurp the property of my sons- Rohit and Siddharth because the property was close to the Supreme Court where Apoorva does practice," she said.
Last month, former Health Minister Tej Pratap launched the Lalu-Rabri Morch (LRM) after alleging that he was being sidelined in the party.
The roadshow, scheduled for Thursday (April 25), will have several BJP leaders joining Prime Minister Narendra Modi in reaching out to voters in the Varanasi parliamentary constituency.
The third phase polling will be held on April 23 (Tuesday) for 117 constituencies including those in Gujarat, Kerala, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and 11 other states.
The Delhi Police Thursday registered a case of murder into the death of Rohit Shekhar, hours after his autopsy report stated that he died of asphyxia due to strangulation.
Puri, a former diplomat and Rajya Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh, "humbly" accepted the opportunity.
In another tweet, the minister said that she has informed the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister that India is ready to provide all humanitarian assistance to Colombo in this moment of crisis.
Shaina urged the voters to support a candidate who has political experience and has good parliamentary track record.
For instance, AI-powered teaching assistants can take over time-consuming tasks like grading and record-keeping.
Toxic atmosphere and environmental degradation have reduced India's average life expectancy by 1.7 years
The BCCI has done well to make an example out of the two cricketers, both popular young stars, for talking as loosely as they have.
Any allegation against the CJI should be considered a blot on the judiciary itself and if it relates to personal perfidy, it makes the case even worse.
While buying a new vehicle, customers can compare prices and buy insurance from a broker or aggregator
Also, the most important thing is the price of the house. The more the home prices fall, the greater will be the demand
Himachal Pradesh Board of Secondary Education will announce the HPBOSE 12th result on the official website at hpbose.org.
Himachal Pradesh Board of Secondary Education will declare the HPBOSE class 12 result 2019 at hpbose.org.
Himachal Pradesh Board of Secondary Education will release the HPBOSE 12th result on the official website at hpbose.org.
Himachal Pradesh students must check their HPBOSE 12th result 2019 to be released by the HP Board at hpbose.org or examresults.net.
PM Narendra Modi announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the families of the victims while Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami ordered a solatium of Rs one lakh each and Rs 50,000 to the injured.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday accepted that they had information regarding a possible attack but did not take adequate steps to prevent it.
In a statement, the former DGPs said the country owes Karkare, who headed the Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad and was killed during the 26/11 terror attack, a huge debt of gratitude and anything that detracts from this is worthy of strong condemnation.
Gold prices on Friday surged by Rs 305 to Rs 32,690 per 10 gram in the national capital on account of increased buying by local jewellers, according
India players KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya are fined for "sexist, disrespectful and racist" comments made on a television chat show.
A police source told AFP that a “homemade” pipe bomb had been found late Sunday on a road leading towards the main terminal, which remains open with heavy security after deadly attacks on churchs and hotels.
To strengthen the foundation of our polity, voters must resist trends that are fatal for the country.
Addressing a press conference here, Sharma said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his NDA government will face the same fate as the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in 2004 when the BJP lost despite a robust ‘India Shining’ campaign.
Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Dale Steyn decided to troll Ashwin after the repeated attempts at ‘Mankading’ during the Indian?Premier League (IPL).
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said he feared the violence could trigger instability in the country and its economy. He further added that eight suspects have been arrested in the connection with serial blasts.
At least 207 people were killed and hundreds more injured in eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday.
Lt Gen (retired) D.S. Hooda, oversaw surgical strike, on Sunday said he was hurt by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sadhvi Pragya Thakur’s remarks on police officer Hemant Karkare, killed in the 26/11 terror attack.
"The formal result is that each of these four appeals will be allowed," concludes the judgment handed down by Lord Justice Underhill, Lord Justice Hickinbottom and Lord Justice Singh.
Industry sources say 1 in 7 startups in South East Asia are started by Indians or Indian origin CEOs.
With slogans of 'Abki bar 400 paar', Modi supporters among the diaspora said they are confident that he will return to power for a second term.
Manmohan S' wife joined him in monthly meetings with the Indian intelligence officer between July and December 2017.
The Department of Justice said Mehboob Mansurali Charania took part in a sophisticated scheme organised in India, that included a network of call centres.
Currently chairman and CEO of KPMG in India, Kumar, 66, served as a top US commercial diplomat in the Obama Administration.
The H-1B visa programme, popular among Indian technology professionals, allows foreign workers to obtain temporary authorisation to live and work for employers in the US.
Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik made a whirlwind tour of several districts as campaigning came for the third
Deputy Commissioner and District Returning Officer M. Deepa has issued notices to three candidates contesting elections from the Dharwad parliamentary
The events at Jallianwala Bagh, in the Indian city of Amritsar, marked the beginning of the resistance against colonial governance.
The British never apologized for the 1919 mass killing of Indians protesting colonial rule in the city of Amritsar, which was ordered by a British general.
Imran Khan, praised for his statesmanlike handling of a recent standoff with India, said Pakistan can’t allow the powerful groups to operate any longer.
The charges against the bishop in Kerala, home to most of India’s Catholics, come as Pope Francis has cast a spotlight on clerical sexual abuse of nuns.
In India, parents who migrate to cities often have no choice but to leave their children alone while they work at low-wage jobs. Now there’s some relief.
The suicide bomber waited patiently in a queue for the Easter Sunday breakfast buffet at Sri Lanka's Cinnamon Grand hotel before setting off explosives strapped to his back.
Across Sri Lanka on Sunday morning, travelers and worshippers settled in at tables for breakfast and into pews at churches on the country's east and west coasts. Then the explosions began.
Flooding in eastern Canada forced the evacuation of more than 1,500 people while over 600 troops have been deployed in response, authorities said Sunday.
A comedian with no political experience won a landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday, drawing congratulations from global leaders while dealing a stunning rebuke to his...
Realme 3 Pro price in India is expected to be around the Redmi Note 7 Pro's price, which starts at Rs. 13,999.
Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani, pitted against Congress president Rahul Gandhi at his home turf in Amethi, Sunday appealed to voters to give farewell to their neither-seen-nor-heard, "missing...
Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 is now streaming on Hotstar in India. It is the second of six episodes in the final season of Game of Thrones, which began its run last week and will conclude...
While speaking to ANI, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Baijayant Jay Panda on being asked 'are you more than a Twitter hero that some accuse you of being' said, "The person who alleged that I was a Twitter hero is a known BJP baiter, a hard core leftie, he lives abroad, gets grants and complains about India."
While addressing a public rally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rajasthan's Barmer on Sunday said,"India has stopped the policy of getting scared of Pakistan's threats. Every other day they used to say "We've nuclear button, we've nuclear button".....What do we have then? Have we kept it for Diwali?"
Communist Party of India (CPI-M) candidate from Begusarai for Lok Sabha elections, Kanhaiya Kumar faced another protest while he was campaigning in the district. Ruckus erupted between his supporters and group of locals. Black flags were also shown to former JNUSU president.
While speaking at an event Observer Research Foundation (ORF) Beyond Politics, Debating A New Security Manifesto Lt General (Retd) DS Hooda said, "If there is a consistent long term policy to see how Pakistan stop its support to terror activity, as long as there is a long term consistent policy with one particular aim, that is their stopping support to cross border terrorism. As far as nuclear issues are concern we already have some kind of agreement. I just think we need to take this forward a little, Pakistan nuclear weapons are primarily focused on India."
While speaking exclusively to ANI, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal took a dig at Congress president Rahul Gandhi. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader alleged that Rahul Gandhi does not have the courage to speak against Left even though he is contesting against Communist Party of India (CPI) candidate in Wayanad. Goyal also said, "Smriti Irani is contesting against Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, he ran away to Wayanad. In Amethi, she will defeat him and in Wayanad also, he'll be defeated. I think in next polls, he'll have to go to a neighbouring country and search for a seat."
Former chief minister of Bihar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Rabri Devi remarked on Central Government that they want to kill RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav by poisoning him. While speaking exclusively to ANI, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal expressed his views and hit back at her. Goyal said, "There's no GST on leveling such allegations. And, maybe the opposition has nothing to do except for making allegations. He is in the jail because of legal proceedings, we have not kept him in the jail. If court has found him guilty and sentenced him to jail so he should answer to the people of India. He looted poor people in 'Chara Kaand' and BJP took oath to expose the opposition."
Congress general secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East), Priyanka Gandhi, on Saturday shared a trivia about the interest of her grandmother and former prime minister Indira Gandhi in football. She said, "Not many people know Indira Ji, my grandmother, used to watch World Cup Soccer. In 1982, we were watching the final, I asked her, 'Who're you cheering for?' She said, 'India isn't playing so I'll cheer for Italy today.' My son and Rahul Ji are great soccer fans."
Former Congress MP from Kerala, S Krishna Kumar, on Saturday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of party leader Shahnawaz Hussain. After joining BJP, Kumar said, "My motive for rest of my life is to strengthen hands of PM Modi who I think the people of India should give a mandate not only for 5 years, but for another 10 years. By this time, he will modernise the nation."
'This business of monopoly of one family must end.''Here, they picked up a few leaders for him as he needed support which was okay, but later, they became his cronies.'
'While this (Mueller's) report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him" and sets out evidence on "both sides of the question'
A sum insured of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh may have been sufficient seven-eight years ago but would be inadequate today, especially for people living in metros, points out Sanjay Kumar Singh.