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US Secretary of State Pompeo to Visit India to ‘Broaden and Deepen Partnerships’

WASHINGTON (TIP): The US Department of State announced that U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo would visit New Delhi at the end of June. “Secretary Pompeo will travel to India, Sri Lanka, Japan, and the […]

Frontpage News

Air India Regional Manager Bhuvana Rao Promoted as General Manager

NEW YORK (TIP): Ms Bhuvana Rao, Air India  Regional Manager, Americas, has been promoted as General Manager , Southern Region. She will be based in Chennai overseeing Air India’s operations in the fast-growing Southern states […]

Frontpage News

No Narendra Modi-Imran Khan Meeting Planned on the Sidelines of SCO, says MEA

NEW DELHI (TIP): There is no confirmation of a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan on the sidelines of the summit meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), the Ministry […]

United States

Nassau County Legislator Drucker Introduces Legislation Protection of Houses of Worship

MINEOLA, NY (TIP): Following a series of violent incidents at houses of worship that shocked the consciences of people in the United States and around the world, Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D – […]

Indian Americans

7,620 Indian nationals lodged in foreign jails, highest in Saudi Arabia

Lodged in 86 jails abroad, at least 50 are women NEW DELHI (TIP):  As many as 7,620 Indian nationals are lodged in foreign jails, with the highest number in Saudi Arabia. Of them, at least […]

Asia

Sri Lanka allays India’s concerns renegotiates port deal with China

COLOMBO (TIP): Sri Lanka‘s cabinet has cleared a revised agreement for its Chinese-built southern port of Hambantota on July 24, the government said, after terms of the first pact sparked widespread public anger in the island nation. The […]

Asia

Sri Lankan navy rescues elephant washed out to sea

COLOMBO (TIP): Sri Lanka‘s navy has rescued an elephant that got into difficulties after being washed out to sea, a spokesman said July 12, calling it a “miraculous escape”. Chaminda Walakuluge said the navy mounted the 12-hour rescue after […]

World

Dengue outbreak in Sri Lanka kills 225

COLOMBO (TIP): Sri Lanka is suffering its worst-ever dengue outbreak, with the mosquito borne virus killed 225 people and infected more than 76,000 this year. Alarmed by the magnitude of the crisis, the government deployed 400 soldiers and police officers to […]

Asia

Foreign aid arrives as Sri Lanka flood toll exceeds 200

COLOMBO (TIP): International aid arrived into Sri Lanka on May 31 as the death toll from the island’s worst floods and landslides in well over a decade climbed to 202. Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake said 16 countries […]

Sports News

India maintain top position in ICC Test rankings

DUBAI (TIP): India retained its top position in ICC Test rankings with 123 points—a clear six point lead over second placed South Africa. The Proteas (117 points) have reduced the gap with India to six points while nine points now […]

Asia

PM Modi attends Vesak Day celebrations in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO (TIP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday participated in the International Vesak Day celebrations in the Sri Lankan capital, the biggest festival of Buddhists. Modi, on his second visit to Sri Lanka in two years, was received by […]

India

PM Modi in Lanka to re-emphasise traditional Buddhist connect

PM Modi in Lanka to re-emphasise traditional Buddhist connect NEW DELHI/COLOMBO (TIP):Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Colombo on May 11 on a two-day visit which is mainly aimed at reinforcing the traditional connect between India and Sri Lanka at […]

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Asia

Sri Lanka refuses permission for Chinese submarine to dock at Colombo port: Sources

Sri Lanka refuses permission for Chinese submarine to dock at Colombo port: Sources COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has rejected China‘s request to dock one of its submarines in Colombo this month, two senior government officials said on Thursday as Prime Minister […]

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Misc

Buddha’s message of compassion timeless

Buddha’s message of compassion timeless, says UN chief   UNITED NATIONS (TIP): UN chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday, May 11, called on the global community to draw inspiration from the journey of Lord Buddha and embrace his message […]

India

Direct AI flights between Colombo and Varanasi from August

Direct AI flights between Colombo and Varanasi from August: Modi   COLOMBO (TIP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced, May 12, that India‘s flag carrier Air India would begin direct flights between Colombo and the holy city of […]

A man carries his belongings from his damaged house after a garbage dump collapsed and buried dozens of houses, in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Asia

Lanka garbage toll hits 33; PM vows to clear area on priority

COLOMBO (TIP): The death toll from the collapse of a giant open garbage dump near Colombo reached 33 today with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe promising to clear the area as soon as possible. […]

Asia

China ‘Silk Road’ project in Sri Lanka delayed

China will delay a planned $1.1 billion investment in a port on its modern-day “Silk Road” until Sri Lanka clears legal and political obstacles+ to a related project, sources familiar with the talks said, piling […]

Sports News

Ashwin rewarded with wages of spin

CHENNAI (TIP): It was late August and R Ashwin was playing a T20 game against West Indies in Florida. On a small ground, the Indian bowlers had conceded 245, with Ashwin finishing with 2-39 off […]

Asia

Sri Lanka PM Wickremesinghe bats for greater trade ties with south Indian states

COLOMBO (TIP): Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe called for deeper economic engagement with India and proposed stronger trade and economic linkages with south Indian states. “There can be diverse economic models around India. India […]

Asia

New Sri Lanka Constitution could be presented in parliament by November

COLOMBO (TIP): Sri Lanka‘s new draft Constitution could be presented in Parliament before the next budget which would be announced by mid-November this year, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has said while hoping that it will […]

Africa

South Australia Hindu Temple plans $600,000 expansion

ADELAIDE (TIP): Shri Ganesha Temple (SGT) in Adelaide’s southern suburb Oaklands Park in South Australia is reportedly planning a $600,000 expansion to host bigger events, weddings, classes, etc. This Temple, built at the site of […]

Asia

Maldives issues arrest warrant for ex-president Mohamed Nasheed

COLOMBO (TIP): The Maldives announced on September 1 it is seeking former president Mohamed Nasheed’s arrest for failing to return to the troubled archipelago to complete a prison sentence after receiving medical treatment in Britain. […]

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Asia

Rajapaksa’s brother indicted by anti-graft commission

COLOMBO (TIP): The brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was among eight persons against whom the Sri Lankan graft commission filed a corruption case on for causing a loss of nearly US$ 75 million to […]

Asia

NEW SRI LANKA CONSTITUTION COULD BE PRESENTED IN PARLIAMENT BY NOVEMBER

COLOMBO (TIP): Sri Lanka‘s new draft Constitution could be presented in Parliament before the next budget which would be announced by mid-November this year, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has said while hoping that it will […]

Business & Economics

Former RBI Deputy Governor Rakesh Mohan Named Senior Fellow At Yale Institute

NEW YORK: Top economist and RBI‘s former deputy governor Rakesh Mohan has been named senior fellow at the prestigious Yale University’s institute for global affairs. Mr Mohan will join the 2016-2017 class of 15 Senior […]