Militant attack foiled in B'desh; top JMB leader among 5 held
  • Militant attack foiled in B'desh; top JMB leader among 5 held(23:42)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, Dec 4 (IANS) A major militant attack was foiled in Bangladesh following the arrest of five persons affiliated to the banned outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), officials said on Saturday, adding that IEDs and bomb making materials were also recovered.

Shringla to visit Dhaka for preparation of Kovind's tour itinerary
  • Shringla to visit Dhaka for preparation of Kovind's tour itinerary(22:16)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, Dec 4 (IANS) The Foreign Secretary of India, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, will visit Dhaka on December 7-8 to discuss a host of bilateral issues, including the preparations for Indian President Ram Nath Kovind's first visit to Bangladesh from December 15-17.

SL Prez urges Pak to ensure safety of Lankans
  • SL Prez urges Pak to ensure safety of Lankans(18:23)

    Colombo, Dec 4 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Saturday urged Pakistan government to ensure safety of others Lankans working in Pakistan following the brutal murder of a Sri Lankan employee at a factory in Sialkot on Friday.

Covid: Sri Lanka records first 'Omicron' case
  • Covid: Sri Lanka records first 'Omicron' case(15:37)
    By Susitha Fernando

    Colombo, Dec 3 (IANS) Sri Lanka health officials announced on Friday that the first Covid-19 infected carrying 'Omicron' variant was identified in Sri Lanka.

Gita Gopinath to replace Okamoto as IMF's First Deputy Managing Director
UK & India about to embark on FTA negotiations
  • UK & India about to embark on FTA negotiations(18:42)
    By Ashis Ray

    London, Dec 1 (IANS) India and Britain are provisionally scheduled to embark on quite ambitious negotiations later this month, with the objective of arriving at a services driven Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries by early 2024.

Sri Lanka with Chinese debt would end up just like Uganda: Ex-Army Commander
Oli re-elected UML Chairman by huge margin
  • Oli re-elected UML Chairman by huge margin(16:44)

    Kathmandu, Nov 30 (IANS) Former Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli was elected as Chairman of the Nepal Communist Party-UML for the second time on Tuesday, defeating senior party leader, Bhim Bahadur Rawal, by a huge margin.

Rights groups demand SL police to stop 'human rights abuses'
  • Rights groups demand SL police to stop 'human rights abuses'(12:16)

    Colombo, Nov 30 (IANS) Amidst Police Scotland's decision to stop training of Sri Lankan Police, country's civil society groups and lawyers have urged the police chief to stop the alleged human rights violations by cops and "convert his institution to one that respect human rights".

As Twitter CEO, IIT grad Parag Agrawal joins array of Indian-origin tech leaders (News Analysis)
Nepal suspends issuing visas to African visitors (Lead)
Indian Textile Inc rolls out the red carpet for UAE, rest of the world
New Covid strain forces UAE expats to cancel holiday plans to India
SL bans travellers of 6 African countries over fear of new Covid variant, Omicron
Inclusive governance, greater civic engagement in Sri Lanka important: UN
  • Inclusive governance, greater civic engagement in Sri Lanka important: UN(20:38)
    By Susitha Fernando

    Colombo, Nov 26 (IANS) Visiting United Nations Assistant Secretary General for the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Khaled Khiari on Friday emphasised the importance of inclusive governance, greater civic engagement, and the need to protect the rights of all Sri Lankans.

Two Patanjali-owned TV channels get clean chit in Nepal
  • Two Patanjali-owned TV channels get clean chit in Nepal(16:06)

    Kathmandu, Nov 25 (IANS) Two Patanjali television channels owned by yoga Guru Ramdev that are all set to operate in the Himalayan country have been given clean chit in Nepal after a government probe team found that both the channels were not registered in the country yet.

UNGA's historic resolution to graduate Bangladesh from LDC
  • UNGA's historic resolution to graduate Bangladesh from LDC(13:08)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, Nov 25 (IANS) The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted a historic resolution to graduate Bangladesh from the least developed country (LDC) category. Bangladesh has been given five years to prepare for the graduation.

Bangladesh Police on high alert
  • Bangladesh Police on high alert(15:58)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, Nov 24 (IANS) Due to the tense law and order situation in Bangladesh, with the police monitoring and deterring the spread of fake news of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia leaving the country.

Ex-BNP lawmaker sentenced to death
  • Ex-BNP lawmaker sentenced to death(15:16)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, Nov 24 (IANS) The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 on Wednesday sentenced former Bangladesh Nationalist Party lawmaker Abdul Momin Talukder Khoka to death for committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War.

Angry residents attack MP's house after ferry tradegy in SL
  • Angry residents attack MP's house after ferry tradegy in SL(02:02)

    Colombo, Nov 24 (IANS) Angry residents in the Eastern city of Kinniya in Trincomalee attacked the house of area parliamentarian causing heavy damages and protested blocking public road after ferry carrying mostly school children capsized, killing six people including four children.

Nepal, India to recognise Covid vax certification
India Pavilion named 'One of the Most Iconic' at Expo Dubai 2020
2 Patanjali TV channels stir controversy in Nepal
B'desh reports zero Covid death for first time
  • B'desh reports zero Covid death for first time(21:24)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, Nov 20 (IANS) Bangladesh on Saturday reported zero Covid fatality for the first time since the pandemic broke out in the South Asian country in March last year. The first Covid death was reported on March 18, 2020.

New sub-lineage of Delta variant found in Sri Lanka