Resetting ties: The importance of Jaishankar’s Sri Lanka visit

New Delhi, Jan 05: External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar will arrive in Sri Lanka today on a three day visit.

The visit is an extremely crucial one and the foreign minister is expected to take up the release of the Indian fishermen apprehended last month.

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As Sri Lanka tightens norms on Madrasas, why it is time to take a look at the ones in India

mahinda-rajapaksaNew Delhi, Jan 16: The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa ordered the Muslim Religious Affairs Department to register all Madrasas with the department. He also instructed officials to re-evaluate the curricula of all Madrasas and prepare an updated curriculum.

The problem relating to the un-registered Madrasas in India has been spoken about for long. Even in the recent spate of arrests relating to the Islamic State case in South India, it was found that a few members had taken shelter in a Madrasa.

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Challenge to CAB in SC seeks similar rights for those from Bhutan, Sri Lanka

supremeNew Delhi, Dec 12: The IUML which has moved the Supreme Court challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has questioned why the new law protects only specific religious minorities.

In its plea, the IUML asks why the protection is given only to specific religious minorities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Why not those from Myanmar and Sri Lanka, the petition also asks.

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China’s dual intent at Hambantota in Sri Lanka red flagged

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Hambantota Port

New Delhi, Dec 10: China could use the facilities created by it at the Hambantota port in Sri Lanka for both civilian and military purposes, a senior French Naval officer has said.

The statement comes in the wake of China repeatedly arguing that its interest in the port is purely commercial.

The Rajapaksas are back: 5 years have gone by, but India remains apprehensive

New Delhi, Nov 18: There was a time when four brothers controlled a nation. Mahinda Rajapaksa was president, Gotabaya, the defence secretary, Basil took the economic decisions and Chamal was speaker of the Parliament.

Today, the scenario in Sri Lanka is somewhat similar. Gotabaya is the president and there is talk that he would choose Mahinda as the prime minister as Mathripala Sirisena is likely to step down.

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Boat with Islamic State terrorists: Cops seek information from locals

New Delhi, May 28: A high alert was sounded following intelligence reports that a boat carrying 15 Islamic State Terrorists had set off from Sri Lanka to Lakshadweep islands.

In the wake of this alert, the Kerala police chief met with security officials to review the situation. The police is seeking information from the locals regarding the boat.

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High alert continues as agencies look for boat carrying ISIS terrorists

boats-lakshdweepNew Delhi, May 27: The Navy, Coast Guard and Coastal police are maintaining a high level of surveillance off Kerala and Lakshadweep coasts following Intelligence reports that a boat carrying 15 Islamic State Terrorists had set off from Sri Lanka to Lakshadweep islands.

“The Navy and Coast Guard are maintaining vigil. Ships and aircraft have been engaged to ensure high level of coastal survillance”, Naval sources said, on Sunday.

Suspicious boat from Sri Lanka: ISIS may strike warns intelligence

boats-lakshdweepNew Delhi, May 26: A high alert has been declared after intelligence reports suggested that 15 persons with links to the Islamic State had left Sri Lanka in a boat to Lakshadweep.

Additional Director General of Police, Coastal Security, Tomin Thachankery warned that the group had begun its journey under mysterious

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