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Aditi Shah

'They bombed our livelihoods': Sri Lanka's tourism firms struggle after attacks

16 Jul 2019

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.

Prosecutors say tests needed before Sri Lanka sterilisation case can proceed

12 Jul 2019

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.

Hardline Sri Lanka monk calls for Buddhist Sinhalese govt

07 Jul 2019

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.

Indian government clarifies still planning to sell Air India

27 Jun 2019

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.

Air India plane makes emergency landing in UK after hoax bomb threat

27 Jun 2019

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.

RPT-India warns foreign e-commerce firms like Amazon, Flipkart over discounts-sources

26 Jun 2019

* Meeting between e-commerce firms, govt ahead of Pompeo visit

India warns foreign e-commerce firms like Amazon, Flipkart over discounts: sources

25 Jun 2019

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.

RPT-India asks scooter, bike makers to draw up plan for EVs - sources

24 Jun 2019

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.

India asks scooter, bike makers to draw up plan for EVs: sources

23 Jun 2019

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.

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