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'Here to deepen India-Sri Lanka bilateral relations', Indian HC tells PM Rajapaksa

Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay stated he had come to the country with a mandate to deepen India-Sri Lanka bilateral relations and also to expand their close cooperation

New Indian envoy reiterates New Delhi’s support to Sri Lanka for post-COVID economic recovery

The newly accredited Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Relations Dinesh Gunawardena at the Republic Building today, the Ministry of Foreign Relations said. On his first working day as the High Commissioner after presenting credentials on 14 May 2020, High Commissioner Baglay exchanged views on a wide range of bilateral issues with the Foreign Relations Minister during his call

Maldivian company to repatriate Bangladeshi, India migrants after violent clashes, vandalism

Aima Construction Company has decided to repatriate a group of migrant workers employed at the company. The company decided to send the migrants back after they vandalized two properties under development as part of protests

Research by PhD student assisted a Rohingya man's case for Australian protection visa

A Rohingya man’s protection visa has been reinstated with the assistance of research from a University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney PhD law student Ashraful Azad

Bangladeshi barge sinks in West Bengal river; all rescued

A Bangladeshi barge carrying fly ash sank in a river in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district today after hitting a submerged pontoon jetty damaged by cyclone Amphan

Pakistan Army chief warns against change of Kashmir's 'disputed status'

Pakistan's Chief of the Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday visited the Line of Control (LoC) and warned the country’s eastern neighbour that disturbing the strategic stability matrix in the region can lead to dire consequences, said a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)

Sri Lankan President seeks US$ 1.1 billion special SWAP facility from Indian PM

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has requested Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide US$ 1.1 billion special SWAP facility in addition to the US$ 400 million facility under SAARC to boost the country’s depleting foreign exchange reserves in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

Maldives has repatriated 1,000 undocumented Bangladeshi workers

The Foreign Ministry announced that the Maldives has repatriated 1,000 Bangladeshi workers under the Maldivian government’s repatriation initiative targeting undocumented workers

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The Tirupati man and understanding strategic deterrence

The COVID-19 lockdown ruminations continue.  There are some concepts in the world of international power play that are difficult to comprehend, even for us normal adults

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Miss Nepal calls for action to help migrant workers stranded at Nepal-India border

Miss Nepal World 2018 Shrinkhala Khatiwada is indeed a beauty with a purpose. She has lent her voice to the issues of migrants stranded on the Nepal-India border, showing her support for CNN Hero…