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Gotabaya Rajapaksa (left) and Narendra Modi (right) leave after giving a joint statement at Hyderabad House

Modi announces $450 million line of credit to Sri Lanka after meeting President Rajapaksa

PM Modi called his talks with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa 'fruitful', and also extended a $50 million fund to the island country to fight terrorism.
Sri Lankan soldiers inspect the damage inside St. Sebastian's Church, Sri Lanka | Tharaka Basnayaka/Bloomberg

NIA arrests ‘Facebook friend’ of Sri Lanka Easter suicide bomber in Coimbatore

The arrest of Mohammed Azarudeen is the first that establishes a link between Islamic State modules in Coimbatore and Sri Lanka.

Anti-Muslim riot breaks out in Sri Lanka, curfew imposed

Majority Sinhalese mobs set fire to Muslim-owned shops and vehicles, while homes and mosques were vandalised, leading to nationwide night curfew on Monday.
Special Task Force (STF) police officers sit in a vehicle arriving at the Parliament of Sri Lanka in Colombo

Sri Lanka says all extremists linked to Easter bombings killed or arrested

The Sri Lankan police chief said that all explosives possessed by the local outfit National Thowheeth Jama'ath were seized, and assured the country was safe again.
Sri Lankan soldiers inspect the damage inside St. Sebastian's Church, Sri Lanka | Tharaka Basnayaka/Bloomberg

Why Sri Lanka became a target for Islamic State after defeat on Iraq-Syria turf

Islamic State may have lost its Iraq-Syria 'caliphate', but it is now a whole other kind of monster, an expert on the terror group explains.

Sri Lanka terror attack: Did the world let its guard down on ISIS?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the serial suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, which have killed more than 300 people till last count.

6 Indians killed in deadly Sri Lanka blasts

The victims are among the 290 killed in a series of explosions that targeted churches and luxury hotels in Colombo on Easter Sunday.
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Death toll in Sri Lanka bomb blasts crosses 200

A curfew has been imposed in Sri Lanka after 8 coordinated bombings targeted church goers & tourists in Colombo, Negombo & Batticaloa, killing more than 160 people.

At least 2 killed in another blast in a Colombo hotel in Sri Lanka

This was the 7th blast after six coordinated explosions rocked churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.

On Camera

File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Facebook/NitishKumarJDU

The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
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.