India's External Affairs Minister meets Sri Lanka President and PM - Colombo Page

Aug 31, Colombo: India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Colombo on Thursday to participate in the 2nd Indian Ocean Conference. On the side lines of the confernce, Swaraj met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime ...

Sri Lanka intends to take a leading role in ensuring freedom of navigation in Indian Ocean - Colombo Page

Aug 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka today urged the world's major powers to keep the Indian Ocean safe and secure for freedom of navigation and overflight and suggested a code of conduct that ensures the freedom of Navigation in the Indian Ocean is essential to ...

Maritime peace, prosperity our priority: Full text of Sushma Swaraj's speech at Indian Ocean Conference - Firstpost

India on Thursday called for a peaceful, stable and secure Indian Ocean with its waters free of any traditional and non-traditional threats. Speaking at the inaugural session of the two-day Second Indian Ocean Conference in Colombo, External Affairs ...

India to start receiving information on tax data, black money from Switzerland from 2019: Swiss President Doris Leuthard - Firstpost

New Delhi: Swiss President Doris Leuthard on Thursday said India is expected to get in 2019 the first batch of data relating to tax from Switzerland under a new framework for automatic exchange of information. After holding wide-ranging talks with ...

Gorakhpur tragedy: Death toll reaches 309 in August at BRD Medical College; 1269 dead so far this year - Firstpost

Gorakhpur: As many as 13 children died in the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital on Wednesday, taking the toll so far this month to 309. With this, the death toll in the hospital has touched 1,269 so far this year. File image of BRD ...

Safe, secure Indian Ocean our priority: Sushma Swaraj - New Kerala

Colombo [Sri Lanka], Aug 31 : External Affair Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said that it is paramount for New Delhi to ensure safety and security of the Indian Ocean. Addressing the Indian Ocean Conference, Swaraj said the vision of ...

Darjeeling unrest: GJM ends strike till next round of talks with West Bengal govt, says party convenor Binay Tamang - Firstpost

Darjeeling: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha put off the indefinite bandh in the Darjeeling hills from Friday till the next round of talks with the West Bengal government on 12 September, its convenor Binay Tamang said on Thursday. Representational image. PTI.

Doka La standoff: China to beef up security to protect 'every inch', but evasive on constructing road near chicken's ... - Firstpost

Beijing: China's military on Thursday said it will beef up the presence of troops and patrols to protect "every inch" of its territory in Dokalam but was evasive on the construction of the road which was stopped by Indian troops, leading to a 73-day ...