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(VM) ‘Government eyes electronics manufacturing to cut import bill’

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) — Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Tuesday said... (more...)

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Sri Lanka’s ruling party wins key poll but loses votes

Colombo, Sep 21 (IANS) — Sri Lanka’s ruling party led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa won the key provincial council... (more...)

Mobile app to help sterilisation, vaccination of stray dogs (Technology Feature)

By Rupesh Dutta Jaipur, Sep 21 (IANS) — Imagine an android application that can help in successfully carrying out the... (more...)

Xi’s Asia trip new chapter for China’s diplomacy: Minister

Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) — Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visits to India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Tajikistan... (more...)

BJP leaders discuss Tamil issues with Rajapaksa in Colombo

Colombo, Sep 20 (IANS) — A wide range of issues, particularly relating to ethnic Tamils of Sri Lanka, came up for discussion... (more...)

Asian political parties conference begins in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sep 20 (IANS) — Representatives from 32 Asian countries have gathered here for the 8th General Assembly of... (more...)

BJP leaders urge Sri Lanka to resume dialogue with TNA

Colombo, Sep 19 (IANS) — Two leaders of India’s ruling BJP Friday met Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris... (more...)

SAARC agrees to combat terrorism of all means and kinds

By Anil Giri Kathmandu, Sep 19 (IANS) — SAARC member states Friday agreed to fight terrorism jointly in the region... (more...)

Mandolin Srinivas, maestro with the Midas touch, passes away (Roundup)

Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) — A musician par excellence, musician Uppalapu Srinivas, who struck the right note with the... (more...)

Mandolin Srinivas will not play anymore (Obituary)

Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) — Uppalappu Srinivas, who was known for playing rare ragas on mandolin at his concerts, never... (more...)

Three members of Indian family die in Oman

Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) — An Indian man and his daughter were killed in a road accident in Oman Friday, while the man’s... (more...)

Mandolin Shrinivas has left a void in music world: Rosaiah

Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) — The sudden death of famous mandolin musician Uppalapu Shrinivas, popularly known as Mandolin... (more...)

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