Nationwide curfew follows Sri Lanka violence; Mahinda faces calls for arrest: Key developments

NEW DELHI: Sri Lanka’s armed forces were ordered on Tuesday to shoot at any persons damaging public property or threatening lives, Defense Ministry spokesman Nalin Herath said. The island nation has been rocked by a bout of violence that has left at least eight people dead and 200 injured amid its worst economic crisis in … Read more

Curfew in Patiala, violence breaks out over ‘anti-Khalistan’ march

An 11-HOUR curfew was imposed in Punjab’s Patiala from 7 pm on Friday after the police fired several rounds in the air to avert a clash between members of Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray), who had called for an “anti-Khalistan” march, and Sikh and Nihangs brandishing swords outside the Kali Mata temple, officials said. The incident … Read more