New Delhi, Oct 29 :
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PM Modi holds summit talks with Abe
Tokyo: India and Japan signed six agreements, including on a high speed rail project and naval cooperation, and agreed to hold 2+2 dialogue after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe held talks Monday during which they discussed a range of bilateral, regional and global issues including the situation in the Indo-Pacific region.
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Indian pilot dead in Indonesian plane crash
Jakarta: Indian pilot Bhavye Suneja died on Monday after the Indonesian plane he captained with 188 passengers and crew on board the budget carrier crashed in the Java Sea, Indian Embassy here confirmed.
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Modi asks Japan's MSMEs to explore business opportunities in India
Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked Japan's medium, small and micro enterprises to explore business opportunities in India and assured them of a more conducive environment to consolidate bilateral trade ties.
Swaraj meets Emir of Qatar, discusses bilateral ties
Doha: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani and discussed ways to move forward on the roadmap set by the top leaders of the two countries.
Rajapaksa assumes charge as new Sri Lankan Prime Minister
Colombo: Former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday assumed charge as Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister after the surprise sacking of his predecessor Ranil Wickremesinghe by President Maithripala Sirisena which plunged the island nation into an unprecedented political crisis.
Ranatunga arrested over fatal shooting in Sri Lanka amid political crisis
Colombo: Sri Lanka's Petroleum Minister and cricket legend Arjuna Ranatunga was arrested on Monday for the first violent incident amidst the on going political crisis in the country that killed one person, police said.
What Sri Lankan Constitution says on president's power to sack PM
Colombo: Following is an explainer on what Sri Lanka's Constitution says on the president's power to sack the prime minister, a move that has triggered a constitutional crisis in the country.
Unfolding political crisis in Sri Lanka and role of key players
Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointed former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new premier.
Sri Lankan political crisis its internal affairs: China
Beijing: China on Monday said it is closely monitoring "the political turmoil" in Sri Lanka but maintained that it is the internal affairs of the country and hoped that the relevant political parties can resolve their differences through dialogue and consultations. By K J M Varma
UN chief urges all parties to exercise restraint in Sri Lanka
United Nations: United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has expressed great concern over Sri Lanka's deepening political crisis and called on the country's government to respect democratic values and constitutional provisions and process. By Yoshita Singh
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US calls on Sri Lanka president to immediately reconvene parliament
Washington: The US has called on Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena to immediately reconvene parliament to allow the democratically elected representatives in the country decide who will lead their government following a political turmoil sparked by the sudden sacking of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. By Lalit K Jha
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Khaleda Zia sentenced to 7 years in another graft case
Dhaka: Bangladesh's ailing former prime minister Khaleda Zia suffered a major setback on Monday when a court here jailed her to seven years in a second corruption case for embezzling millions from a charitable trust in her late husband's name, ahead of general elections.
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Nepal's prime minister hospitalised for cough, fever
Kathmandu: Nepal's Prime Minister KP Oli was hospitalised on Monday after developing a lung infection, his doctor said. By Shirish B Pradhan
Merkel will step down as chancellor in 2021: source
Berlin: Angela Merkel will step down as German chancellor when her mandate ends in 2021, a party source said Monday, following a series of political crises and regional vote debacles rocking her fragile coalition. RUP RUP