Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed a decree lifting a blanket ban on political protests at the Sochi Winter Olympics, bowing to pressure from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Lanka announced plans that it would partially take over a strategic oil storage depot in Trincomalee from the Indian Oil Company`s local arm after India voted in favour of a US-sponsored resolution against Colombo at the UNHRC.
The race to win the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympics does not look like being as hotly-contested as the memorable pursuit of the 2016 edition, a source close to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) told AFP.
State-owned Indian Oil Corp, the nation`s largest oil firm, on Monday hinted at an imminent hike in petrol prices, whose rates have not been revised since January in view of elections in states like West Bengal.
International Olympic Committee has warned of "appropriate measures" against India in its next executive board meeting this July if sports ministry goes ahead with a legislation which puts a limit on the age and tenure of heads.