NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The statement came after chief ministers of five states — West Bengal, Punjab, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh — refused to implement the law while terming it as ‘unconstitutional’.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - According to Chinese officials, China and the United States have reached agreement on the text of their phase-one trade deal on the basis of equality and mutual respect.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu says that going green has always been part of the two nations' legacy.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa proposed as UNP’s Prime Ministerial candidate for the next General Election.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Indian Union Home Minister defends Citizenship (Amendment) Bill challenged by Muslims, as not discriminating based on religion.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Government to scrap district-based Z-Score system for a school based scientific method to select students to state universities.

​OSAKA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - The area in and around the Airin area of Nishinari Ward, Osaka is being transformed by a wave of internationalisation.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Election Commission Chairman reveals 23 proxies among presidential candidates cost a whopping US$ 41.6 million of tax money during the last election.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Organising committees of respective prefectures and four Olympic partner companies selected the torchbearers from among applicants for the public offering and recommendees. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - About 1,000 sets of cardboard materials will be stockpiiled by the government by the end of this fiscal year for use as beds and partitions at evacuation centers.