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Had prior information of attack but we didn't take adequate precautions: Sri Lankan PM

Had prior information of attack but we didn't take adequate precautions: Sri Lankan PM

The deadly attacks forced the Sri Lankan government to declare a curfew in Colombo and block access to social media and messaging sites.

Apr 21, 2019, 23:55 PM IST
Khamenei appoints new chief for Iran's Revolutionary Guards

Khamenei appoints new chief for Iran's Revolutionary Guards

Major General Jafari had held the post since September 2007.

Apr 21, 2019, 23:06 PM IST
Egyptians vote for second day on constitutional changes

Egyptians vote for second day on constitutional changes

The three-day referendum was called last week, a day after Egypt`s 596-member parliament endorsed the draft amendments by 531 to 22.

Apr 21, 2019, 23:01 PM IST
Pakistan's Prime Minister Khan in Iran to talk security, ties

Pakistan's Prime Minister Khan in Iran to talk security, ties

Iranian TV said that Imran Khan began his two-day visit to Iran, the first since he took office last August, with a stop in the northeastern holy Shi`ite city of Mashhad.

Apr 21, 2019, 22:02 PM IST
Saudi Arabia, UAE grant USD 3 billion of support to Sudan

Saudi Arabia, UAE grant USD 3 billion of support to Sudan

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Sunday they had agreed to send Sudan $3 billion worth of aid, throwing a lifeline to its new military leaders after protests led to the ouster

Apr 21, 2019, 20:56 PM IST
Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly attack on Afghan ministry: Amaq

Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly attack on Afghan ministry: Amaq

Saturday`s attack began when a suicide bomber detonated explosives just outside the ministry building and three other assailants then entered the premises.

Apr 21, 2019, 19:47 PM IST
Indian woman among 207 killed in Sri Lanka blasts

Indian woman among 207 killed in Sri Lanka blasts

According to reports, Razeena had gone to Colombo to meet her relatives, who stay there

Apr 21, 2019, 18:15 PM IST
Over 200 killed, 450 injured in serial blasts in Sri Lanka; seven arrested

Over 200 killed, 450 injured in serial blasts in Sri Lanka; seven arrested

Six simultaneous blasts hit three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday morning. While the country was already on high alert, two more explosions were reported from around the capital city

Apr 21, 2019, 18:03 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi calls President Maithripala Sirisena, offers full help after deadly blasts leave over 200 dead in Sri Lanka

PM Narendra Modi calls President Maithripala Sirisena, offers full help after deadly blasts leave over 200 dead in Sri Lanka

A series of deadly explosions on Sunday killed over 200 dead in Sri Lanka. 

Apr 21, 2019, 17:01 PM IST
Sri Lanka blasts: How the world reacted

Sri Lanka blasts: How the world reacted

Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and four hotels killed at least 160 people and wounded more than 400, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since

Apr 21, 2019, 16:54 PM IST
Sri Lanka blasts: Social media temporarily blocked

Sri Lanka blasts: Social media temporarily blocked

The government decided to block social media platforms in order to curb the spread of fake news and rumors.

Apr 21, 2019, 16:29 PM IST
Multiple explosions hit Sri Lanka: Eight places where the blasts occurred

Multiple explosions hit Sri Lanka: Eight places where the blasts occurred

While no one has taken responsibility for the attacks in Sri Lanka so far, the first accused has been arrested in connection with the blasts.

Apr 21, 2019, 15:45 PM IST
Nationwide curfew, ban on social media after multiple blasts in Sri Lanka, over 160 dead

Nationwide curfew, ban on social media after multiple blasts in Sri Lanka, over 160 dead

Nationwide curfew has been ordered in Sri Lanka after a string of blasts on Sunday.

Apr 21, 2019, 15:45 PM IST
Eighth explosion rocks Sri Lankan capital, death toll rises to 162; 1 suspect arrested

Eighth explosion rocks Sri Lankan capital, death toll rises to 162; 1 suspect arrested

A curfew has been declared across the country from 6 pm (Sunday) to 6 am (Monday).

Apr 21, 2019, 14:44 PM IST
In a first, Pakistan puts on display documents of Jallianwala Bagh massacre

In a first, Pakistan puts on display documents of Jallianwala Bagh massacre

The massacre took place at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar (undivided Punjab) during the Baisakhi festival on April 13, 1919, when troops of the British Indian Army under the command of Colonel Reginald

Apr 21, 2019, 13:46 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi condemn Sri Lanka multiple blasts, offer condolence

President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi condemn Sri Lanka multiple blasts, offer condolence

PM Modi asserted that India stands in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka. He further added that his thoughts are with the bereaved families and prayers with the injured.

Apr 21, 2019, 13:21 PM IST
Colombo blasts: Sri Lankan Airlines asks passengers to report four hours before departure

Colombo blasts: Sri Lankan Airlines asks passengers to report four hours before departure

Passengers of airlines besides the country's national carrier are also being told to report hours before schedule to ensure that increased security procedures do not hamper their flight out of the

Apr 21, 2019, 12:48 PM IST
Sri Lanka on high alert after multiple blasts kill at least 160

Sri Lanka on high alert after multiple blasts kill at least 160

The explosions occurred inside three churches and three five-star hotels, ripping the peace that the country has enjoyed after decades of ethnic violence.

Apr 21, 2019, 12:34 PM IST
Sri Lanka multiple blasts: Indian High Commission in Colombo issues helpline numbers

Sri Lanka multiple blasts: Indian High Commission in Colombo issues helpline numbers

Six blasts hit three churches and three hotels killing 50 people and injuring nearly 300 people.

Apr 21, 2019, 11:38 AM IST
Serial-blasts in Colombo: Timeline of when Sri Lanka's fragile peace has been shattered

Serial-blasts in Colombo: Timeline of when Sri Lanka's fragile peace has been shattered

Sri Lanka has been largely peaceful in the past several years despite decades of violence in the past. The fragile calm was broken on Sunday (April 21).

Apr 21, 2019, 11:35 AM IST