Sanjay Bhattacharyya is the Indian Ambassador to Turkey.
Sluggish economic growth, national security, endemic corruption and deep ethnic and religious divisions in the South Asian nation will be key issues at the upcoming polls.
Scientists named two newly discovered species of gecko after warriors loyal to a first-century BC king and 19th-century rebels against British rule. But the association with the reptiles has infuriated a lawmaker.
The Sri Lankan fast bowler, known for his blond-tinted hair and distinctive slingshot action, received a guard of honour from his teammates at a packed R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Heavy rains and overflowing rivers have swamped 23 districts in northern and north-west Bangladesh, officials said.
Banners reading "#Justice for Kashmir" and "India stop genocide & free Kashmir" were flown over Headingley during India-Sri Lanka match, in second such World Cup incident.
The tiny island nation's Muslim minority continues to face discrimination since the deadly bombings in April.
Sri Lankan police arrested the country's police chief, currently on compulsory leave, and the former defence secretary over alleged negligence that led to the Easter attacks.
Bowler Lasith Malinga claims the man of the match honours after taking four wickets in Sri Lanka's 20-run win over Cricket World Cup hosts England in Leeds.
As a leading investor in the African continent, Beijing aims to reap more and more benefits from the mineral-rich continent but the fast changing reality on the ground may throw up major hurdles.
Australia captain Aaron Finch and pace bowler Mitchell Starc stole the show as the World Cup holders eased to an 87-run win over Sri Lanka at the Oval on Saturday.
The leaders of Turkey, Russia, Qatar, China, and Iran arrived for Asian cooperation summit in Tajikistan, where Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the world to respect UN resolutions and the historical and legal status of Jerusalem.
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