Sri Lanka lifts ban on alcohol sales to women

Colombo, Jan 11 : Sri Lanka has lifted a ban on selling alcohol to women and prohibiting women from working in places where alcohol is manufactured or sold, the Sri Lankan Ministry of Mass Media and Finance said on Thursday. Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera signed an excise notification gazette extraordinary under the Excise Ordinance revoking the […]

Protest in Pakistan after rape, murder of minor

Islamabad, Jan 10 : Riots erupted in Pakistan’s Punjab province on Wednesday over police inaction after the body of an 8-year-old girl was found dumped in the trash after being raped multiple times, police said. Two people were killed and an equal number injured as enraged protesters stormed the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Kasur with sticks […]

S.Korea’s Moon says denuclearisation ‘non-negotiable’

Seoul, Jan 10 : South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday said denuclearisation of the peninsula remains a “basic and indispensable goal” after both Koreas held “historic” bilateral talks to alleviate tensions. The denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula is the only way ahead towards peace, Moon said in his speech in Seoul. This was, however, contradicted […]

Pakistan PM vows to boost cooperation with China

Islamabad, Jan 9 : Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday said the strong relationship and cooperation will continue with China in various fields. Abbasi was talking to Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing who called on him at the Prime Minister’s Office, the office said in a statement. “Deepening the strong bonds of friendship and multi-sector […]

China to prosecute former top general

Beijing, Jan 9 : One of Chinas top military officials, Fang Fenghui, will be prosecuted for taking and receiving bribes, the state media reported on Tuesday. Fang and his colleague General Zhang Yang, who committed suicide at his Beijing home in November, were being investigated on charges of corruption. Fang’s case has been handed over to […]

China mum on troop reduction in Doklam

Beijing, Jan 9 : China on Tuesday did not contradict Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat’s claim that it has significantly reduced the number of troops in Doklam. Beijing, however, re-asserted its claims over Doklam and said patrolling and stationing of troops in the region was its sovereign right. “The Chinese border troops’ patrolling and stationing in […]

Rahul meets Bahrain Crown Prince

Manama, Jan 8 : Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday met Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Prince Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa in Bahrain and also discussed ways to develop sports and cricket ties between the two countries. Gandhi visited Bahrain as a part of his outreach to the Indian diaspora. […]