COLOMBO ( The Island/ANN ) - The United National Party (UNP) yesterday rejected a claim by Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa that a planned coup in the UNP, had been scuttled due to it being revealed too soon.
COLOMBO ( The Island/ANN ) - The potential for increasing outbound travel and tourism between Seychelles and Sri Lanka, was unveiled at a tourism destination workshop held in Colombo recently.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Foreign borrowers’ financial information will be recorded in China’s national credit system, and the central bank is studying the feasibility of a cross-border information sharing mechanism to improve services for foreigners and prevent credit risks.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - The number of intellectual property rights cases handled by Chinese courts increased significantly in 2018, showing that the country is increasingly aware of its importance in pursuing high-quality economic development, the Supreme People’s Court said on Monday in a white paper.
NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Excellence cannot be thrust upon an institution. It has recently been acquired by Calcutta University through considerable perseverance and tenacity of purpose. The process of attaining excellence involves the recruitment of outstanding faculty, providing them with resources and facilities in terms of laboratories, libraries, and research amenities. Now that Calcutta University has retrieved its lost excellence, it is time to strive further and recover its past glory.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Max Baucus said the United States and China need to settle their differences so that they can cooperate on a wide range of important issues.
NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) -The Supreme Court of India in a landmark judgment no so long ago described certain institutions of India as ‘integrity institutions.’ Most important of these was the Election Commission of India, followed by the judiciary.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - National legislators suggested legalising euthanasia during a review of a draft amendment to the civil law by China’s top legislative body on Sunday. It would give patients nearing the end of life more choices.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy turned 70 on Tuesday. It is a time for reflecting on its beginning and how over the past seven decades it has overcome numerous difficulties to grow into a modern naval force. It is also a time when the country’s resolve to build the PLA Navy into a world-class force can be consolidated.
NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Indonesia has registered a vote for continuity, a triumph of the incumbent. President Joko Widodo is poised for a comfortable victory over the former special forces commander, Prabowo Subianto, by nine percentage points.
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