Lanka moves for electoral reforms in election year

Lanka moves for electoral reforms in election year

Wednesday, 20 March 2024 | AP | colombo

Sri Lanka’s cabinet has approved a proposal to reform the parliamentary election system in the island nation ahead of the presidential election likely to be held later this year. A note from the cabinet meeting held Monday released here on Tuesday said that a cabinet sub-committee has been appointed to formulate...

WH to host first trilateral summit with Philippines, Japan in April

Wednesday, 20 March 2024 | PTI | Washington

Leaders of the US, Japan and the Philippines will meet here on April 11 for their first-ever trilateral summit, during which they will discuss cooperation to promote inclusive economic growth and emerging technologies and further peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region amidst China’s aggressive actions. US President Joe Biden will...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro indicted for first time

Wednesday, 20 March 2024 | AP | Sao Paulo

(): Brazil’s Federal Police have accused former President Jair Bolsonaro of criminal association and falsifying his own COVID-19 vaccination data, marking the first indictment for the embattled far-right leader with others potentially in store. The Supreme Court released the police’s indictment on Tuesday that alleges Bolsonaro and 16 others inserted...

Kate spotted shopping near home after surgery

Wednesday, 20 March 2024 | PTI | LONDON

A video of a beaming Kate Middleton shows her out and about shopping at a farm shop with her husband Prince William near the family home in Windsor, her first public appearance since the so-called “photogate” fiasco of an “edited” royal photograph after her abdominal surgery triggered rumours over her...

AI among topics covered in Obama-Sunak informal talks

Wednesday, 20 March 2024 | PTI | LONDON

Artificial intelligence (AI), one of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s pet subjects, was among the topics on the agenda of the “informal” meeting he had with former US president Barack Obama, Downing Street has said. Obama was seen unexpectedly walking up to 10 Downing Street on Monday, with surprised reporters...

H-1B initial registration period to close on March 22

Wednesday, 20 March 2024 | PTI | Washington

The initial registration period for the H-1B visas, the most sought-after by Indian IT professionals, for fiscal 2025 closes on March 22, a federal agency has said. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical...

Incoming Palestinian PM lays out plans for reform, faces obstacles

Wednesday, 20 March 2024 | AP | ramallah (west bank)

The incoming Palestinian prime minister said on Tuesday that he will appoint a technocratic government and establish an independent trust fund to oversee Gaza’s reconstruction. In a mission statement acquired by The Associated Press, Mohammad Mustafa laid out wide-ranging plans for the kind of revitalised Palestinian Authority called for by...

Biden concerned about prospective major Israeli operation in Rafah

Wednesday, 20 March 2024 | PTI | Washington

US President Joe Biden has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he is deeply concerned about the prospect of Israel conducting major military operations in Rafah on the lines of those in Gaza City and Khan Younis, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said. During his telephonic conversation with...

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