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Sri Lankan Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (C) takes part in a press conference in Colombo | Getty Images

Sri Lanka’s ousted PM mounts legal challenge against President’s decision to dissolve Parliament

On Monday, Wickremesinghe’s United National Party and the opposition Tamil National Alliance filed formal petitions in the Supreme Court challenging President Sirisena's decision. 
Sri Lanka's president Maithripala Sirisena | @MaithripalaS

Sri Lanka President not in favour of snap elections, says close aide

President Sirisena's close aide Piyadasa quashed rumours that Sirisena may opt for a snap poll with a dissolution of parliament to end the political crisis in Sri Lanka.
Former US President Barack Obama addresses the crowd in support of Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams during a campaign rally on 2 November in Atlanta, Georgia

It’s Trump versus Obama before the US midterm polls, and Brexit is making UK lawyers anxious

UK top lawyers and business leaders ask PM May for another vote on Brexit, and Sri Lanka's President reconvenes Parliament for trust vote.
Sri Lankan soldiers in Colombo after violence broke out in the city | ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images

Handle with care: Sri Lanka now has two Prime Ministers and a lot of political chaos

As political chaos engulfs Sri Lanka, it is time for India to cautiously increase economic engagements with Colombo.
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President & leaders of Sri Lanka mourn Karunanidhi’s demise

Sri Lanka's President Sirisena and his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa expressed grief in tweets over the death of veteran Tamil Nadu leader.
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Sri Lanka’s widely acclaimed ‘democratic transition’ has fallen far short of expectations

Reduced authoritarianism and a significant widening of the space for dissent constitute the Sri Lankan government’s greatest accomplishments.

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File photo of BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav | PTI

Modi’s big UP win means Akhilesh Yadav’s SP & Mayawati’s BSP will soon be rivals again

With Narendra Modi keen on winning UP again in 2022, there will be pressure on Yogi Adityanath’s government to perform better.
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Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

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On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.