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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unexpected visit Sunday to a Colombo church bombed during the Easter suicide attacks on his first trip to neighbouring Sri Lanka since his election triumph.

India’s premier makes unscheduled stop at bombed Sri Lanka church

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unexpected visit Sunday to a Colombo church bombed during the Easter suicide attacks on his first trip to neighbouring Sri Lanka since his election triumph.
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Four dead in shootout between rival Indian political parties

Three supporters of India’s ruling right-wing party and another from a rival regional party have been killed in a gun battle in West Bengal state, police and a local politician said Sunday.
Maithripala Sirisena

Easter bombings: Sri Lanka president sacks intelligence chief

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has sacked the national intelligence chief and will not cooperate with a parliamentary investigation into security lapses before the Easter suicide bombings, officials said Saturday.

India elections: Indians in Nigeria celebrate Narendra Modi’s victory

Indians resident in Nigeria celebrate the incumbent Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s victory during the recently concluded elections in India.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on their election victory.

President Buhari congratulates India’s Narendra Modi on election victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on their election victory.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photos by CHANDAN KHANNA and Karel Prinsloo - AFP)

India’s premier Narendra Modi secures second term

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has secured a second term after winning the country's general election.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photos by CHANDAN KHANNA and Karel Prinsloo - AFP)

India’s premier heads for re-election, early trends show

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi looked on course Thursday for a major victory in the world’s biggest election, with early trends suggesting his Hindu nationalist party will win a bigger majority even than 2014.
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Violence mars voting in India’s eastern battleground state

Violence marred voting in India’s West Bengal state, in India’s staggered general election on Monday.
An ambulance is seen outside the church premises with gathered security personnel following a blast at St Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade, Colombo. [Ishara S. Kodikara-AFP]

World leaders react to deadly Sri Lanka blasts

Religious and world leaders have condemned a series of blasts in Sri Lanka that killed more than 150 people on Sunday, including dozens of foreigners — with British, Dutch and American citizens believed to be among them.
Sri Lankan police officers clear the road as an ambulance drives through carrying people injured in the blasts in Colombo. [Eranga Jayawardena-AP Photo]

World leaders condemn Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka

A number of countries have expressed shock and condemnation over the deadly blasts in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that have left more than 150 people dead and hundreds of others wounded.
India

India prepares for second phase of general elections

Authorities across India have made adequate arrangements for the second phase of the ongoing general elections, officials said on Wednesday.

India’s Supreme Court considers women into mosques

India’s Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to consider a petition from a Muslim couple to allow women into mosques.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photos by CHANDAN KHANNA and Karel Prinsloo - AFP)

Narendra Modi: India undermined Pakistan nuclear threat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday that India had called Pakistan’s nuclear bluff in recent cross-border air strikes that almost triggered a new war between the nuclear-armed rivals.
No fewer than 700 Indians resident in Lagos on Sunday held a run session in solidarity and support for India’s incumbent Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s re-election.

Indians in Lagos run in support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s re-election

No fewer than 700 Indians resident in Lagos on Sunday held a run session in solidarity and support for India’s incumbent Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s re-election.
British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith (C) lays a wreath in tribute on the 100th anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre at the Jallianwala Bagh martyrs memorial in Amritsar on April 13, 2019. – The Amritsar massacre, 100 years ago this April 13 in which British troops opened fire on thousands of unarmed protestors, remains one of the darkest hours of British colonial rule in India. (Photo by NARINDER NANU / AFP)

India, Britain mark colonial massacre centenary

Britain’s high commissioner to India laid a wreath on Saturday on the 100th anniversary of the Amritsar massacre, one of the worst atrocities of colonial rule for which London is still to apologise.
Indian central bank cuts rates to boost growth

India central bank cuts rates to spur growth

India’s central bank cut its policy interest rate by 25 basis points on Thursday in a widely expected move to boost the economy just a week before voting begins in an election that will decide whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets a second term or not.

India shoots down satellite, joining space ‘super league’ – premier

India on Wednesday destroyed a low-orbiting satellite in a missile test that puts the country in the space "super league", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
Masood Azhar

India ‘disappointed’ as China foils bid to blacklist JeM chief

India said it was "disappointed" by China's move to once again stall its bid to blacklist Masood Azhar, the leader of a Pakistan-based armed group that claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing in Kashmir last month.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Algon faction urges EFCC, others to probe Ogun local government funds since 2016

A faction of suspended members of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Ogun State chapter, has called on the anti-graft agencies – Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) – to look into the how councils funds were expended from October 2016 till date.

Two workers dead, one injured in quarry accident

Two middle-aged men working at a quarry site in Ibadan, Oyo State, lost their lives yesterday when the excavation suddenly caved in on the workers at Ologuneru, on Eleyele-Eruwa road.
L-R: Director, Administration and Human Resources, Mr James Shadare, Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Housing, Mr Wasiu Akewusola and Director of Architecture and Buildings Services, Mr Bamidele Ibitoye during inspection of LAGOSHOMS Housing Scheme, Igando on Tuesday. [NAN]

Lagos: Beware of unscrupulous agents

Lagos State Government on Monday advised residents to patronise only certified estate agents while seeking accommodation.

FRSC promotes 64 assistant corps commanders

The Board of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Monday, approved the promotion of 64 Assistant Corps Commanders (ACCs) to Deputy Corps Commanders.

Lagos government partners institute on swine fever prevention

Lagos State Government, in collaboration with the National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Plateau State, is to undertake a participatory rural appraisal and collection of farmers’ perception on pig phenotype.