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Principal busted while accepting bribe to enroll student

The Principal of Jaffna Hindu College has been arrested by the Bribery Commission over soliciting a bribe of Rs 100,000. Reportedly, he had accepted this bribe to enrol a student for a Grade 7 class in the school. He had obtained Rs 50,000 at a previous occasion and he was …

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President’s testimony before PSC ends; final report by end of October

The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to inquire into the Easter Sunday terror attacks have concluded the hearing of evidence from President Maithripala Sirisena. Committee member MP Nalinda Jayatissa says that the final report of the PSC will be submitted to the Parliament of Sri Lanka at the end of …

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Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan flashes dollar bills in new NYC pic. See it here

A new picture of Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter, Suhana Khan, apparently posing in a restaurant, has been shared online. Suhana is currently in New York City, where she recently enrolled at the New York University to pursue film studies. Shared on one of her fan accounts on Instagram, the picture shows Suhana wearing …

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Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai is the best film of the last 20 years, according to IIFA, Deepika Padukone best actress for Chennai Express

The 20th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards celebrated the past two decades with special honours. Awards were conferred upon Deepika Padukone for Chennai Express, Ranbir Kapoor for Barfi, Rajkumar Hirani for 3 Idiots, Pritam for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil while the film Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai …

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Saudi Arabia says weapons’ debris prove Iran behind attacks on oil plants

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday said weekend attacks on its critical oil infrastructure were “unquestionably sponsored by Iran” but stopped short of saying the strikes were launched directly from or by the Islamic Republic. Displaying parts of drones and missiles which were recovered from the attack sites at Abqaiq and Khurais, …

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Donald Trump names hostage negotiator his fourth NSA

US President Donald Trump has picked Robert C O’Brien, who is currently serving as the state department’s chief hostage negotiator, as his fourth National Security Adviser. “I am pleased to announce that I will name Robert C. O’Brien, currently serving as the very successful Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs …

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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau apologises for wearing ‘brownface’ makeup in 2001

The campaign of the ruling Liberal Party in Canada to return to power was thrown into turmoil with the emergence of a photograph of its leader, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, wearing a turban and with his face browned up for an Arabian Nights-themed party at the tony private school in …

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Saudi oil attacks ‘act of war’ by Iran, says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denounced strikes on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure as an “act of war”, as Riyadh unveiled new evidence it said showed the assault was “unquestionably” sponsored by arch-foe Iran. The comments raise the risk of a wider conflict in the tinderbox Gulf region after the …

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