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Sri Lanka : Speaker requests President to reconvene Parliament immediately

In a letter addressed to President Maithripala Sirisena, Jayasuriya said over 125 parliamentarians representing different parties have submitted a request to protect their privileges as members of Parliament by reconvening the Parliament. Speaker also held a party leaders meeting to discuss the future course of action. However, a government spokesman rejected …

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Maldives Supreme Court clears way for Nasheed’s return

The court halted the conviction after the Prosecutor General requested the apex court to review verdict against him last Sunday. The order requested state authorities not to take any action against Nasheed until it reviews his verdict as requested by the PG’s office. The judgement comes two days before former …

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Digital payments increasing at fast , says PM Modi

Addressing the India-Italy Technology Summit in the national capital, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India has made technology a medium of social justice, empowerment, inclusiveness and ensuring comprehensive government mechanism. PM Modi asserted that today technology is an imporatant medium to ensure ease of living. He said that digital payments …

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PM Modi, his Italian counterpart hold bilateral talks

The two leaders reviewed bilateral relations and agreed to work together on expanding our partnership in trade & investment, defence and security, S&T, renewable energy, counter-terrorism, regional and global issues. The Prime Minister of Italy arrived on a day-long official visit to India this morning. He is accompanied by a …

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Chhattisgarh: DD News cameraperson martyred in Naxal attack

ASP (Naxal operations) G N Baghel confirmed to DD News that DD News cameraperson Achyuta Nanda Sahu has been martyred in the attack. Two CRPF jawans have also been martyred in the attack. The two jawans martyred in the attack were Rudra Pratap and Manglu. The attack was carried out …

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Rane Holdings to divest entire 48.97% stake in JV company

Rane Holdings has received approval for divestment of entire 48.97% equity shareholding held by the company in JMA Rane Marketing (JMA Rane), a Joint Venture (JV) company. This divestment is subject to negotiating and concluding the terms, execution of definitive agreement and completion of customary closing conditions. The Board of …

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Italian PM Giuseppe Conte to hold talks with PM Modi 

The highlight of the visit will be the Italian prime minister’s participation at the 24th edition of the India-Italy Technology Summit which is being organised by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The summit will focus on a number of …

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India, Japan sign six agreements

Besides, the two sides have also agreed to establish a 22 dialogue between the Foreign Ministers and the Defence Ministers of the two countries in augmenting bilateral defence ties. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his press statement after the summit that the new 22 arrangement is aimed at furthering …

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Sri Lanka : New cabinet sworn in as Rajapaksa assumes charge as new Prime Minister

Rajapakse has retained the finance portfolio while Sarath Amunguma has been appointed new foreign minister. Several ministers supporting President in the earlier cabinet have retained their portfolios. However, ousted PM Ranil Wickremesinghe has demanded immediate convening of Parliament claiming he has the majority support.  Wickremesinghe called on their supporters to …

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PM Modi interacts with top business leaders in Tokyo

He also addressed Business Symposium on “Make in India, Digital Partnership and India-Japan Partnership in Africa”. PM Modi recounted India’s growth story over the last four years. He said that India-Japan ties have grown stronger over the past four years. Both countries believe in mutual co existence. Prime Minister Modi …

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