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Romesh Jayasinghe passed away

Romesh Jayasinghe, the former Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs passed away this morning.

16 Oil and food supply tankers and trucks for U.S. forces bombed/destroyed in Pakistan

Sixteen tankers and trucks carrying oil and food supplies to the US-led forces stationed in Afghanistan were attacked with bombs that caused a massive fire destroying the fleet in early hours of 06 August, in the town of Khairpur, some 350 kilometers northeast of the southern port city of Karachi.

Rioting in London: Tottenham on fire

London, which witnessed a very serious form of violence on Saturday night, is bracing itself for more, perhaps on a lesser scale, in the areas mostly populated by the Black community.

British honeymoon couple killed in Maldives

A newly married British couple on their honeymoon in the Maldives died when their buggy crashed into a tree, Saturday morning, leaving their son an orphan.

Sri Lanka political parties getting ready for third round of the mini poll

The nomination committee of Sri Lanka’s ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will resume the final selection of candidates for the upcoming local government elections, for the remaining 23 local bodies, on 16th and 17th of this month

Telangana issue: BJP demands referendum

The BJP on Sunday demanded that the Centre should conduct a referendum on the Telangana issue whether people there want separate statehood or not.

Thousands of Indian workers attend Iftar party

Over 3,000 Indian workers, mostly bachelors, attended an Iftar event here, Friday organized by a Riyadh-based social organization India Fraternity Forum (IFF).

If you can’t beat them, join them

In 2001, Bush led administration launched deadly assaults on Afghanistan as a result of the earlier attack on the World Trade Centre (WTC) to oust Taliban from its caves, and hideouts.

Opposition set to force adjournment in House over scams

After a CAG report rapped the Delhi Government for irregularities in CWG projects and dragged the PMO in the 2G spectrum case, the BJP on Sunday appeared all set to raise these issues in Parliament and even force adjournment of the two Houses.

Maldives, Seychelles to combat piracy together

The Maldives and Seychelles have agreed to combat piracy jointly, after two attacks in June off India’s Southern coast rang alarm bells for the two nations.

63 Tax Officers to be promoted to Assessors, sequent to right petition before SC

Sixty-three Tax Officer are to be promoted to the post of Assessors in the Inland Revenue Department (IRD), sequent to a rights litigation filed by aggrieved 52 Tax Officers before the Supreme Court.

Lakshmi Mittal lost $3.5 b in global stocks crash

The world's richest man and the richest Indian lost, between them, over $10 billion (around Rs 45,000 crore) in net worth due to the global stock market crash.

The US objectives set for Pakistan

Although the US has failed to win war in Afghanistan, it has succeeded in achieving most objectives it had chalked out in September 2001 against Pakistan through covert war. As against the advice of India, the US desisted from applying direct strategy due to Pakistan’s nuclear capability.

TN Politics: Alliance will continue with AIADMK-Vijayakanth says

The Main opposition party leader and Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) supremo Vijaykanth has candidly confirmed that his party's alliance with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) will continue for the forthcoming local body elections, in a closed door meeting with his party MLAs at Tiruchirapalli.

Former Foreign Secretary Romesh Jayasinghe passes away

The Ministry of External Affairs announced the passing away of its former Foreign Secretary, Mr. Chrysantha Romesh Jayasinghe on 8th August 2011.