Former Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa will return next week: Local media –

Former Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa will return next week: Local media - Times of India

Sri Lanka’s former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa will return to the island nation next week after fleeing in July amid mass protests, local broadcaster Newsfirst reported on Wednesday, citing a former ambassador. Udayanga Weeratunga, a former Sri Lankan envoy to Russia who is related to Rajapaksa, said he will arrive in Sri Lanka on Aug. 24, … Read more

Uttar Pradesh: 3 children die after mother gives them tea laced with poison in Ghazipur | Varanasi News –

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GHAZIPUR(UP): Three children died here after their mother allegedly gave them to drink tea laced with some poisonous substance following an argument with her husband, police said on Wednesday. According to the FIR, Sunita Yadav had come to her parents’ place at Dhadhani village following a dispute with her brother-in-law a week ago. Two days … Read more

Gujarat: 14 fishermen rescued by Indian Coast Guard from adrift boat off Valsad coast | Surat News –

Gujarat: 14 fishermen rescued by Indian Coast Guard from adrift boat off Valsad coast | Surat News - Times of India

SURAT: In a rescue operation undertaken in extreme weather and sea conditions Indian Coast Guard team from Daman airlifted 14 fishermen from a fishing boat Tulsi Devi off Valsad coast on Wednesday. The boat’s engine had failed on Tuesday within a few hours of it sailing and flooding in the boat was reported after which … Read more

It’s Imran Khan vs all in bypolls on 9 Pakistan National Assembly seats –

It’s Imran Khan vs all in bypolls on 9 Pakistan National Assembly seats - Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is out to contest election on nine National Assembly (NA) seats next month, which were vacated after the incumbent Speaker of the House had accepted resignations of 11 lawmakers of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI). Raja Pervez Ashraf, the NA Speaker and former Prime Minister, had accepted resignations of … Read more

AAP not in race, real Gujarat poll battle between Congress, BJP: Ashok Gehlot | Vadodara News –

AAP not in race, real Gujarat poll battle between Congress, BJP: Ashok Gehlot | Vadodara News - Times of India

VADODARA: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday sought to downplay the entry of Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) into the Gujarat poll arena and claimed the real battle will be fought between his party Congress and the ruling BJP. Expressing confidence about the Congress winning the Assembly polls due by the year-end, he … Read more

Dalit boy death in Rajasthan: Father took child to six hospitals over 23 days, but failed to save him | Jaipur News –

Dalit boy death in Rajasthan: Father took child to six hospitals over 23 days, but failed to save him | Jaipur News - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Treatment at six different hospitals over 23 days could not save the life of the nine-year-old Dalit boy who was allegedly thrashed by his school teacher in Rajasthan for touching a drinking water pot, according to information shared by the National Commission for Scheduled Caste. Indra Meghwal, a student of a private school … Read more

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar orders uninterrupted supply of power to farmers 16 hours a day | Patna News –

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar orders uninterrupted supply of power to farmers 16 hours a day | Patna News - Times of India

PATNA: Fearing a drought like situation in many parts of the state, CM Nitish Kumar on Wednesday asked officials to ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity to farmers for 16 hours a day. “The irrigation works become cheaper for farmers due to continuous availability of electricity,” he said while chairing a meeting of officials to review … Read more