India will need both a capable and expanded foreign service working in co-ordination with political parties, business communities, intellectual elites and the diaspora, and to display adherence to values that are attractive to other nations to push an ‘Indian model’ of politics and development that can challenge the Chinese one.
Cricket fans had filled Karachi's National Stadium in great anticipation as the contest was to be the first ODI played on a Karachi pitch in a decade. However heavy rains damped their spirits as the match was called-off without a ball being.
Following a militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus during a Test match in Lahore in March 2009, a majority of international teams have refused to tour Pakistan
The 4-for-4 was the second in T20Is, after Rashid Khan's for Afghanistan against Ireland in February. It was also Malinga's second hat-trick in T20Is. The Sri-Lankan pacer has also achieved a 4-for-4 in ODIs, against South Africa in the 2007 World Cup.
While Williamson is only just a part-time bowler, Dananjaya is a budding all-rounder who has 33 wickets at an average of 24.81.
Mahindra Ideal Lanka will assemble KUV100, with a production capacity of 5,000 units per annum.
Ranil Wickremesinghe said that Swaraj's focus on the bilateral relationship while keeping an interest on achieving regional policy objectives made a lasting impression among the Lankan public.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said since police investigations against the Muslim ministers over their alleged links to NTJ had drawn a blank, they were free to re-join the government.
The 35-year-old said he was sidelined by selectors two years ago but was able to prove his value to the national team at the recent World Cup.
The prime minister made the remarks after his government on July 11 defeated the no-confidence motion that accused it of failing to prevent the Easter Sunday bombings despite receiving intelligence inputs from India.
Sri Lanka had on April 25 suspended its plans to grant visas on arrival to citizens of 39 countries after the devastating suicide bombings on April 21 that killed 258 people.
Catch all the highlights from match 39 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Sri Lanka and West Indies played at Chester-le-Street, Durham.
The emergency can be declared for a month at a time, and parliament must ratify it within 10 days.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena had requested UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for the visit following the devastating terror attacks to counter the new threat posed by terrorism.
The IS had claimed responsibility for the serial bombings in Sri Lanka and around nine suicide bombers were involved in the attack.
During his day-long visit, Prime Minister Modi will hold talks with President Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Modi was received by his Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Bandaranaike International Airport.
Chief of National Intelligence Sisira Mendis was sacked after testifying to the inquiry last week that the attacks could have been averted.
Among the officials questioned so far are the Defence Secretary, intelligence chief, police chief and former defence secretary.
PM Modi will be the first foreign leader to visit the island nation after the Easter bombings that killed over 250 people, including 11 Indians.
President Sirisena's five-year term is scheduled to end on January 8, 2020.
The NIA team is led by Inspector General Alok Mittal, who has probed various ISIS-related cases in South India, including a conspiracy by the terror module to kill prominent leaders.
TNTJ leaders held a presser to official deny the accusations and condemn the terror attacks as “anti-Islamic”.
IS has stepped up hit-and-run raids and suicide attacks, including taking responsibility for the Easter Sunday bombing in Sri Lanka that killed at least 253 people.
The country's top leadership on May 7 said that authorities have arrested or killed all the militants responsible for the deadly Easter blasts, but warned that the country still faces the threat of ISIS terror attacks.