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Sri Lanka enforces ban on women’s face veils in the wake of Easter bombings

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena announced the ban from Monday amid emergency measures being put it place to ensure national security.
File photo | Sri Lankan soldiers inspect the damage inside St Sebastian's Church | Tharaka Basnayaka/Bloomberg

Easter terror attacks: How India knew and why Sri Lanka didn’t

When Easter attack warnings were received, they were forwarded to VIP security heads, not to those in charge of public security.

15 killed in Sri Lanka in another suicide bombing during raids on terror hideouts

The bombing occurred when a gun battle broke out between an armed group and Sri Lankan security forces at a house in Kalmunai city on Friday.
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Sri Lanka’s Easter bombings have Indian links & pose a serious security threat

New Delhi must outlaw the Tamil Nadu NTJ. India cannot become a victim of Thowheed Jamat terror after warning Sri Lanka about the bombing plot.
Aftermath of Deadly Blasts Targeted Foreigners and Churchgoers

Leader of ISIS-linked group behind Sri Lanka attacks died in hotel blast, says President Sirisena

The leader appeared in a video released by the group, but his whereabouts after the blasts were not immediately clear.
Sri Lanka

Didn’t arrest citizens in ISIS since joining foreign armed groups not a crime: Sri Lanka PM

PM Ranil Wickremesinghe said the govt could only take action if the terrorists were operating within Sri Lanka. The govt also revised the death toll of the attacks to 253, citing a calculation error.
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Kim Jong-un praises Putin, says US acted in ‘bad faith’ at Hanoi summit

French President Emmanuel Macron announces tax cuts, increase in pension after months of Yellow Vest protests.
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Sri Lanka attacks give Modi campaign opportunity to exploit high-octane nationalism

Prime Minister Modi has been swift to bring up the Sri Lanka attacks as a reason to vote for BJP: A vote for his party is a vote to destroy terrorism, he said.

Sri Lankan defence secretary resigns as crackdown over Easter attacks intensify

Sri Lanka's defence secretary resigned over his failure to prevent the attacks. Meanwhile, authorities have been targetting "sleeper" terrorists.

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File image of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Jaishankar’s moment to help Modi reset ties with Bangladesh, bury Shah’s ‘termite’ episode

Modi realises the India-Bangladesh relationship is special and wants to refurbish the bond that has been fraying since Amit Shah described illegal Bangladeshis as 'termites'.
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Why MPC meeting postponement looks like Modi is undermining RBI yet again

RBI is on its third governor in four years and investors are left wondering whether India has become something of a halfway house

Defence

File photo of Army Chief General M.M. Naravane at Leh to review security situation and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh | Photo: Twitter/@adgpi

Indian Army equips troops with American assault rifles amid stand-off with China in Ladakh

The Defence Acquisition Council Tuesday accorded approval for procurement of additional 72,400 SIG 716 rifles at an estimated cost of Rs 780 crore.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.