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6 arrested over links to banned extremist group in Lanka

Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities have arrested six suspects, including an employee at the Parliament, over their alleged links to a training facility of the banned Islamist extremist group National Thawheed Jammath (NTJ) in Kurunegala, police said on Monday. Nine suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels on the Easter ... Read More »

Prison riot in Tajikistan leaves 32 dead

Dushanbe (Tajikistan): A riot at a prison in Tajikistan has left 32 people dead, including 24 members of the Islamic State militant group and three guards, authorities said Monday. Five of the inmates and the three guards were killed by IS prisoners during the riot that erupted on Sunday evening, the justice ministry said in a statement. The prison in ... Read More »

China asks US envoy to make ‘unbiased judgement’

Beijing: China, which granted a rare permit for US Ambassador Terry Branstad to visit Tibet, on Monday hoped that the American envoy would make an “unbiased judgement” about the conditions in the Himalayan region especially on religion and the Tibetan culture. Branstad was travelling to China’s Qinhai province and the bordering Tibet Autonomous Region from May 19 to May 25, ... Read More »

It will be ‘official end of Iran’ if US interests attacked: Trump warns Tehran

Washington: In his sternest direct threat to Tehran, US President Donald Trump has warned that a military confrontation with America would “be the official end of Iran.” Tensions between the US and Iran have been growing as the Trump administration has deployed a carrier strike group and B-52 bombers to the Gulf, citing Iranian “threats.” “If Iran wants to fight, ... Read More »

Ukaranian comedian Zelensky sworn in as President

Kiev: Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky stepped into his new role as Ukrainian President with his inauguration on Monday, launching a new era for the country wracked by war and economic difficulties. A month after scoring a landslide election victory against incumbent Petro Poroshenko, the 41-year-old became Ukraine’s youngest post-Soviet President. In a ceremony in Parliament, he placed his hand on a ... Read More »

Air Asia India eyes corporate clients, foreign flights

New Delhi: Seeking long-term travel commitment, Tata Group joint venture Air Asia India plans to tie up with about 200 companies in the next few months, offering them a slew of benefits, including flexibility in last-minute flight change and onboard meals. The aggressive business pitch is set to help the low-cost carrier widen its customer base before launching maiden international ... Read More »

With poll control ending, petrol and diesel prices start their journey northwards

New Delhi: Just a day after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls came to an end, state-owned oil marketing companies (OMC) on Monday have raised the retail price of petrol and diesel signalling that election induced price moderation for petroleum products has come to an end. On Monday, petrol prices increased by 9 paisa per litre to Rs 71.12 and diesel ... Read More »

7th edition of Concrete Show India was held in Mumbai

Mumbai: Concrete Show India  2019,  the trade show hosted by UBM India was held recently at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. It is the only expo in the country exclusively dedicated to the Construction and Infrastructure sector covering key areas including roads and highways, housing, airports, ports, power, rail, dams and bridges. The three–day show was an excellent  ... Read More »

New BMW X5 launched in India

Mumbai: The all-new BMW X5 was launched in India. Sachin Tendulkar, the legendary sportsman unveiled the all-new BMW X5, which demonstrates a fresh modern design with refined interiors and authoritative driving attributes. Locally-produced, the all-new BMW X5 is available in a diesel variant at BMW dealerships. The petrol variant will be available later in 2019. The all-new BMW X5 is ... Read More »

RBI’s Clawbacks For Bank CEO Pay

JAGDISH RATTANANI Clawbacks are not uncommon in the US and can be particularly gratifying for shareholders and many groups of stakeholders, particularly when the money being taken back is from a former and powerful business leader who is seen in violation of regulations, trust and actions that have brought losses and disrepute. Clawbacks have now made their way to India, ... Read More »