UNWATUNA/GALLE, Sri Lanka Pearl Divers, a diving school on one of Sri Lanka's most popular southern beaches, shut shop for two months after suicide bombers attacked churches and hotels on the island on Easter Sunday, killing about 250 people. It had no customers as tourists cancelled holidays, and its manager Nuwan Harshana says he took two months leave and a pay cut.
KURUNEGALA, Sri Lanka Sri Lankan prosecutors said on Thursday tests would be needed to establish whether a Muslim doctor had sterilised Buddhist patients, while there was no evidence to support other charges against him of links to terrorist groups or money laundering.
KANDY, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka's most powerful Buddhist nationalist group rallied its hardline base on Sunday, saying they must aim to take democratic control of parliament to protect the community, amid heightened sectarian strains after the Easter attacks by Islamist bombers.
NEW DELHI India clarified on Thursday that plans to sell debt-laden state-run carrier Air India were still on track, hours after a junior minister told parliament the privatisation was on hold because of high oil prices and volatile exchange rates.
NEW DELHI/LONDON An Air India passenger plane flying to the United States was escorted by British fighter jets to land in London on Thursday after what an official at the airline later said was a hoax bomb threat.
* Meeting between e-commerce firms, govt ahead of Pompeo
NEW DELHI India has told foreign e-commerce firms such as Amazon and Walmart's Flipkart that they must ensure compliance with new foreign investment rules aimed at deterring them from providing steep online discounts, three sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters.
NEW DELHI, June 22 India's federal think-tank
has asked scooter and motorbike manufacturers to draw up a plan
to switch to electric vehicles, days after they publicly opposed
the government's proposals saying they would disrupt the
sector, two sources told Reuters.
NEW DELHI India's central think-tank has asked scooter and motorbike manufacturers to draw up a plan to switch to electric vehicles, days after they publicly opposed the government's proposals saying they would disrupt the sector, two sources told Reuters.