Abu Dhabi Int’l Book Fair kicks off

DUBAI, April 25 (Xinhua) — The 29th edition of Abu Dhabi International Book Fair kicked off on Wednesday at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with more than 500,000 titles on display. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the UAE Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan inaugurated the event, according to the state-run WAM news agency. He emphasized the importance of the fair in supporting the UAE’s status in the publishing industry, being...

Islamic State Mastermind Behind Sri Lanka Bombings

Kathmandu,April 24 : Two days after Sri Lanka’s horrific massacre, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the nine bombings that killed 321 people and injured 500 others. The militant group’s news agency AMAQ released a bulletin on April 23, 2019, which said that the attacks were carried out by the Islamic State’s fighters. Earlier, the Sri Lankan government has said that the recent bombings were carried out in response to the deadly attack killing at least 50 people last...

Emergency Powers imposes In Sri Lanka, Plice say International Network Involved

Kathmandu,April 23 : A minister blames militant group National Thawheed Jama’ut and says warnings of potential attacks were first issued on 4 April. Emergency powers have come into force in Sri Lanka following a series of bomb attacks on Easter Sunday. The powers, which came into place at midnight local time on Monday, will allow police and the military extensive powers to detain and interrogate suspects without court orders. A government minister said militant group National Thawheed Jama’ut was...

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)

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