Lankan Parliament to take up motion to express confidence in deposed PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan Parliament will take up a motion to express confidence in ousted prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe next week, officials said on Thursday, as the political crisis following his controversial sacking by the president intensified. The motion has been listed for which no dates have been fixed, parliamentary officials said. Parliament meets next on…

For 50 months, India sees double digit rise in domestic air passengers: IATA

MUMBAI: India crossed a milestone in October when for a record fifty straight months its domestic passenger traffic clocked a double-digit growth, according to International Air Transport Association (IATA) data released on Thursday. In October, India posted a 15% growth in domestic passenger traffic compared to the same month last year. However, India has a…

NASA’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft is asteroid Bennu’s first visitor in billions of years

Carbon-rich asteroid Bennu, which could hold evidence dating back to the beginning of our solar system 4.5 billion years ago, is an astronomical time capsule. After a two-year chase, a NASA spacecraft arrived on December 3 at the ancient asteroid Bennu, its first visitor in billions of years. The robotic explorer Osiris-Rex pulled within 19…