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China to become world’s largest theme park market and Macron calls for a stronger Europe

Direct talks between Sri Lankan leaders fail and China launches BeiDou navigation satellites.
Rajapaksa

$2.8 million to switch sides? Bribe allegation rattles Sri Lanka

Colombo has seen frantic political horse-trading ever since Oct. 26, when Sirisena sacked Wickremesinghe and appointed Rajapaksa as his replacement.
Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lanka’s cup of woes overflows as national politicians slug it out in the local elections

The acrimonious campaign for the local government elections indicates the end of the road for the government of ‘National Unity’ in Sri Lanka.

OnCamera

Actor Vyjayanthimala

Every Bollywood reincarnation story must tip its hat to Bimal Roy’s Madhumati

Of the many things that Bimal Roy’s Madhumati got right, Pran’s antagonistic turn was one.
space laws

When it comes to space activities in India, are no laws better than bad laws?

The government had put the draft Space Activities Bill in the public domain, inviting suggestions. The bill was never introduced in this Lok Sabha. 

Defence

Convoys to Kashmir can’t be stopped even if aircraft are available, top CRPF officers say

CRPF officer says nearly 4,000 personnel needed to be moved from Jammu to Srinagar due to a backlog caused by weather. Not all could’ve gone by aircraft.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.