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French billionaire pledges 100 mn euros towards rebuilding of Notre-Dame Cathedral

Paris: French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault pledged 100 million euros (USD 113 million) on Monday towards the rebuilding of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, which was partly gutted by a devastating fire.

In a statement sent to AFP the CEO of the Kering group, which owns Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent fashion houses, said the money towards "the effort necessary to completely rebuild Notre-Dame" would be paid by the Pinault family's investment firm Artemis.

Sri Lankan President to declare nationwide emergency from midnight

Colombo, Apr 22: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will declare a nationwide emergency from midnight on Monday following Easter Day blasts.He ...

4 Bengaluru JD(S) Workers Dead & 3 Missing in Sri Lanka Blasts

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Monday, 22 April, confirmed that four JD(S) workers, who were touring Colombo, were killed in the series of...

7 suicide bombers involved in Lanka blasts; 24 arrested as toll rises to 290

Colombo: Seven suicide bombers were involved in a series of eight devastating blasts that tore through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on East...

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale meets Chinese State Councilor, likely to raise issue of blacklisting Masood Azhar

India on Monday told China to be sensitive to its concerns as Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale met Chinese State Councilor Wang Yi here with whom he is...