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 ...

Cabinet reshuffle: Rajiv Pratap Rudy resigns, days after skills ministry comes under PMO's radar - Firstpost

Skill development and entrepreneurship minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy resigned from his post on Thursday. Rudy's exit from the ministry has come just when reports of a cabinet-reshuffle-cum-expansion are getting stronger. File image of Union minister Rajiv ...

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 ...

Mumbai building collapse: 22 killed as over 100 years old building collapses in Bhendi Bazaar; authorities play ... - Firstpost

Mumbai: A more than a century-old five-storey residential building collapsed on Thursday in the congested Bhendi Bazar area of south Mumbai, killing at least 22 people and wounding 12 others, officials said. They were declared dead at the state-run JJ ...

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 ...