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Srilanka: Campaigning for presidential elections intensifies

Sri Lanka People’s party (SLPP) Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has asserted that groups frustrated before the defeat are conspiring to carry out baseless mudslinging propaganda and urged people to refrain from being misguided. Addressing an election meeting on Sunday, Rajapaksa said that while he is educating the public on their ... Read More »

Former CEC TN Seshan passes away

Seshan was appointed CEC on December 12, 1990 during the P V Narasimha Rao led Congress government.  He is widely credited for bringing in electoral reforms that changed the face of Indian elections.  One of them was the implementation of the Model Code of Conduct, which is a set of ... Read More »

CJI Ranjan Gogoi inaugurates Assamese version of ‘Courts of India’

Chief Justice of India designate, Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, Several judges of Supreme court and Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal attended the event.  The book which captures the historical developments which took place in the history of nation’s courts has been published by the Publication Division.  Speaking on the ... Read More »

Bolivian President Evo Morales calls for new elections

Bolivian President Evo Morales has resigned amid turmoil following his disputed re-election last month. The development came after international monitors on Sunday called for the election result to be annulled, saying they had found “clear manipulations” of the 20 October poll. Evo Morales was the first member from Bolivia’s indigenous ... Read More »

India win Final T20 International at Nagpur

India defeated Bangladesh by 30 runs in the third and final T20 International to win the series 2-1, in Nagpur on Sunday. Pacers Deepak Chahar, who registered the best figures in a T20 match besides becoming the first Indian to take a hat-trick in the shortest format, and Shivam Dube ... Read More »

Cyclone ‘Bulbul’ disrupts normal life in Bengal and Bangladesh

Cyclone ‘Bulbul’, which barreled through the coastal districts of West Bengal before hurtling towards Bangladesh, claimed at least ten lives and affected over 2.73 lakh families in different parts of the state on Sunday. The severe cyclonic storm, which brought in its wake heavy rain coupled with gale wind, uprooted hundreds of ... Read More »

Aishwarya Singh Tomar bags India’s 13th Olympic quota

Aishwary Pratap Tomar bagged 13th Olympic quota for India in shooting with a bronze medal in men’s 50m rifle 3 positions at the 14th Asian Championship here, giving the country its best-ever quota haul. Tomar shot 449.1 in the eight-man finals to finish third on the podium. Earlier, Indian shooter ... Read More »

‘Bulbul’ claims two lives in Odisha

Meanwhile in Odisha, heavy rain and high-velocity winds triggered by cyclone ‘Bulbul’ claimed at least two lives and wreaked havoc in most parts of coastal Odisha on Sunday. The cyclone also caused extensive damage to crops in the coastal districts. According to officials, around 40 percent standing crops and over ... Read More »

Jharkhand Assembly Polls: BJP announces names of candidates for 52 seats

BJP announces first list of 52 candidates. The names were finalised by Central Election Committee of the party. Chief Minister Raghubar Das will contest from Jamshedpur (East), while the BJP’s state unit president Lakshman Gilua has been fielded from Chakradharpur, party General Secretary Arun Singh said at a press conference in presence of ... Read More »

Fundamentals of Indian economy are strong, says Vice President

The Vice president  made these remarks while interacting with the delegates of YPO, a global leadership community of Chief Executives, in New Delhi on Saturday. Forty-five members from 22 countries of YPO Europe One are visiting India. The Vice President invited these delegates to invest in India. Read More »

Spain to hold 4th General Election today

At the last vote, in April this year, acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, won the most seats. But after failing to rally enough support to form a government, he announced a fresh vote in September. His predecessor Mariano Rajoy, of the conservative, Christian democratic ... Read More »

Eid Milad-un-Nabi being celebrated

The Prophet’s birthday falls on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi-ul-Awwal.  President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime minister Narendra Modi have extended his greetings and good wishes on the occasion. In his message the President said “Let us learn and get inspired ... Read More »

Saudi Aramco stock offering to launch on November 17

After years of delay and false starts, the state-owned company last week said it will sell an unspecified number of shares on the Riyadh stock exchange in what is expected to be the biggest IPO in history. Aramco will sell a part of its shares to institutional investors, including foreign ... Read More »

25th Kolkata International Film Festival begins

Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan inaugurated the eight-day festival at a glittering function at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in the city in presence of a galaxy of cine personalities and dignitaries of cultural and sports field. Speaking on the occasion Shahrukh Khan said that, the Kolkata Film Festival is an important ... Read More »

Mauritius Premier claims victory in legislative ballot

With 80 percent of votes counted at 22:00 local time (1800 GMT), projections from the Electoral Commission gave a large lead to a coalition led by Jugnauth, who took the helm of one of Africa’s wealthiest countries when his father stepped down in 2017. Partial results from the state-run commission ... Read More »

Brazil’s leftist icon Lula walks free from jail

The former president, wearing a black T-shirt and suit jacket, pumped his fist in the air as he exited the federal police headquarters in the southern city of Curitiba and was quickly mobbed by hundreds of supporters and journalists. In an impassioned address, Lula vowed to “continue fighting” for ordinary ... Read More »