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Mahinda Rajapaksa takes oath as Sri Lankan PM

Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in on Sunday as Sri Lanka's new prime minister at a centuries-old Buddhist temple after his party won a landslide victory in parliamentary elections that allowed the......

Rajapaksa registers landslide victory in Sri Lanka polls

Mahinda Rajapaksa will be sworn in as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister for the fourth time on Sunday after his party registered a landslide victory in the general election, securing two-thirds majority......

Tanhaji and the distortions of history

'Indian apathy towards our historical heritage is indeed amazing,' says military historian Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).   Against my firm resolve of never seeing a Hindi historical movie --......

Violence mars Sri Lankan presidential election

Sri Lankans voted on Saturday to choose a successor to President Maithripala Sirisena amid multiple poll-related incidents, including an attack on the minority Muslim voters, in an election that......

India, ISIS, Sri Lanka and the US: What's going on?

In the aftermath of the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks, allegations have been made that the Muslim militants in Sri Lanka draw sustenance from India.An overarching impression is being created that......

Professional gamers are in a tough zone after PUBG ban

While some gamers are looking at alternatives like Call of Duty, most believe these might not become the craze among users like PUBG was. The central government’s decision to ban......

Modi to get rock star reception in New York

It is a rock 'n' roller's dream to ‘sell out The Garden,’ but for a foreign politician to pack New York City’s most famous sports and entertainment arena is another thing......

China's economic diplomacy

Trade offers are bundled with support for authoritarian rulers, arms sales and debt waivers, writes ND Batra. China is using its growing trade power to enhance its global influence, especially in......

Spencer's goes for image makeover

Spencer's Retail, the Rs 800-crore (Rs 8 billion) retail arm of the RPG Group, will expand its range of fashion merchandise with the launch of private labels as well as foreign apparel brands, in......

Tea, world's 2nd most popular beverage

Tea is the second most popular beverage in the world, after water. It is estimated that somewhere between 18 and 20 billion 6 oz. cups of tea are drunk daily on our planet. An extension of numbers......

Review: Akashathinte Niram is silently attractive

Malayalam film Akashathinte Niram is a visual treat, writes Paresh C PalichaIt is only once in a while that we get to see an internationally recognised film that has a commercial release. So, there......

King Kong's leading lady dies at 96

The beauty that killed the beast is dead.Fay Wray, the blonde bombshell who screamed to fame on King Kong's palm in the 1933 classic, died in her Manhattan apartment on August 8. She was 96. Wray,......

Should Rohit, not Virat, lead India's World Cup team?

'The past few weeks in England will be remembered as much for Kohli's skilled conquest of his English demons as they will be for his dreadful reading of pitches, curious selection choices, sporadic......

Can't stop players from participating in IPL: Lanka Board

Reacting to mounting pressure on the authorities to prevent the Sri Lankan cricketers from taking part in the upcoming Indian Premier League, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has said it was powerless to......

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