Sri Lanka attacks: 7 Suspects Arrested, Over 200 Dead

Colombo,April 22 : Sri Lanka declared a nationwide curfew after a string of eight explosions, mostly in Colombo, left at over 200 people dead and over 450 injured on Easter Sunday, authorities said. Xinhua news agency reported that the death toll in the multiple blasts had risen to 185 even as two fresh explosions occurred in two Colombo neighborhoods in the afternoon. Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and three luxury hotels claimed over 180 lives,...

Over 100 Killed As Blasts Hit Churches, Hotels In Sri Lanka

Kathmandu,April 21 : Mass casualties feared as explosions rocked three churches and three hotels on Easter Sunday, police said. At least 50 people have been killed and 280 injured in explosions which hit three churches and three hotels in and around the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, officials said Sunday. The blasts hit three high-end hotels and one church in the capital, while two additional churches were targeted outside Colombo, police said. The nature of the explosions was not...

42 Killed In Series of Explosion In Colombo

Kathmandu,April 21 : Sri Lanka was rocked by multiple explosions on Sunday, including three blasts on church services celebrating Easter. According to Sri Lanka’s online, thenational.ae,three of Colombo’s high-end hotels were also targeted in quick succession, police and security services said. Hospital sources said at least 42 people have been killed the in six blasts across the country and hundreds more taken to hospital including foreign tourists. Follow the latest updates below. Multiple blasts reported in Sri Lanka including...

Experts call for rapid development of nuclear technology at ATOMEXPO forum

SOCHI, Russia, April 16 (Xinhua) — Global experts called for the further development of nuclear technology and cooperation so as to cope with climate change and realize sustainable development at the 11th ATOMEXPO International Forum here on Monday. Themed “Nuclear for better life,” the two-day forum has attracted over 3,600 guests from 74 countries, including about 1,500 guests from outside Russia. Participants will take part in discussions on the development of the nuclear industry and the application of nuclear...

Poll Campaigning Ends For First Phase Of Lok Sabha Elections In India

Kathmandu,April 10 : The election campaigning came to an end in 91 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 20 states and Union Territories. The first phase will cover all the Lok Sabha constituencies in 10 states and Union Territories. These include all the 25 Lok Sabha seats of Andhra Pradesh, 17 seats of Telangana, five seats of Uttarakhand, two seats each of Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Meghalaya and one seat each of Chhattisgarh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura,...

Hashtag battle in India as candidates go head to head in 2019 summer elections

Kathmandu,April 08 : With India’s much awaited 2019 Lok Sabha general election just around the corner, political parties are gearing up their slogans in order to sway the people ahead of April 11-19 May voting dates. This year, the campaign ads have leaned hard on social media, leading to a battle of the hashtags between the incumbent prime minister and those that want to unseat him. In 2014, Narendra Modi, the face of Bharatiya Janata Party pushed the slogan “Abki Baar Modi Sarkaar”...

Tourism booms in NW China’s Xinjiang

Kathmandu,April 08 : Tourists visit the Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, April 4, 2019. The market, which has witnessed a booming tourism, received about 1.33 million visits in March alone. (Xinhua/Wang Fei)

Thai King attends royal ceremony to mark Chakri Memorial Day in Bangkok

Kathmandu,April 07 : Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn (C, Front) attends a royal ceremony to mark Chakri Memorial Day at the King Rama I Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, on April 6, 2019. (Xinhua/Rachen Sageamsak)

Congress Manifesto Expires On May 23: PM Modi

Kathmandu,April 04 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public meeting at Pasighat in East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. The election rally was held at Pasighat Stadium. With electioneering gaining momentum for the simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly polls in Arunachal Pradesh, political parties are banking on star campaigners, social media platforms and door-to-door visits to woo voters in the northeastern state. PM Modi also launched his campaign for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal...

India’s WhatsApp election: political parties risk undermining democracy with technology

Kathmandu,March 31India’s 2019 national elections are widely anticipated to be the “WhatsApp elections”. Against a backdrop of rapidly improving internet connectivity and rising smartphone use, the number of people using private messaging service WhatsApp has soared since its India launch in mid-2010 to more than 200m – more users than in any other democracy. And now the country’s political parties are moving to capitalise on this mass communication channel. But given WhatsApp has already been used to misinform voters in other elections and...

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