Friday , 26 April 2019

World News

Guests injured by huge glass shrapnels

PTI Colombo An Indian national, who escaped the worst terror attack in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, said it was a “horrific sight” to see huge chunks of glass on the bodies of fellow guests and white aprons of chefs drenched in blood after a suicide bomber struck a luxury hotel here. Sri Lankan authorities said 290 people were killed ... Read More »


Colombo: A string of eight devastating blasts, including suicide attacks, struck churches and luxury hotels frequented by foreigners in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing 215 people and shattering a decade of peace in the island nation since the end of the brutal civil war with the LTTE. Please like & share: Read More »

World leaders condemn massacre

London/Colombo: Countries from across the globe, including the US, the UK, Russia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh expressed shock and condemnation over the deadly blasts at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday that left at least  215 people dead. Please like & share: Read More »

Pope denounces carnage

Vatican City: Pope Francis denounced the “cruel violence” of the Easter Sunday slaughter of Christians and foreigners in Sri Lanka as he celebrated the most joyful moment on the Christian liturgical calendar by lamenting the bloodshed and political violence afflicting many parts of the world. Please like & share: Read More »

‘Pieces of flesh thrown all over Sri Lankan church after blast’

Colombo: The St Sebastian’s Church in the western coastal town of Negombo bore the brunt of a series of powerful blasts across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday with 104 deaths and a top priest saying pieces of flesh were thrown all over the walls, on the sanctuary and even outside the church. Please like & share: Read More »

‘India must complete its reform process in next 5 yrs’

New York: India must focus on growth of labour-intensive sectors to create decent jobs for the masses as well as give “serious thought” to privatising the public sector banks (PSBs), eminent economist Arvind Panagariya has said, emphasising that the reform process must be completed in the coming five years. Please like & share: Read More »

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale begins two-day visit to China

Beijing: Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale arrived here on Sunday to hold talks on key issues concerning India-China relations with top Chinese officials and Foreign Minister Wang Yi as the two countries grapple with a host of issues, including Beijing’s continuous attempts to block efforts to list Jaish-e-Mohammed’s chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist”. Please like & share: Read More »

Foundation stone laid for first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi

PTI Dubai Thousands of Indians on Saturday rejoiced and participated in the foundation stone laying ceremony of the first Hindu temple in UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi. Mahant Swami Maharaj, spiritual head of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar-Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), which is constructing the temple,  presided over the four-hour ceremony following which sanctified bricks were placed at the main pooja sthal ... Read More »

Iran must act against terrorist group behind Ormara incident: Pakistan

UNI Islamabad Ahead of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s historic visit to Iran on April 21, Pakistan on Saturday lodged a protest with Iran for not taking any action against the terrorist group involved in killing of 14 passengers who were forcibly offloaded from their bus and shot dead on the Makran Coastal Highway in Ormara, Balochistan on April 18. ... Read More »