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.
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.
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.
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.
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has announced that Gita Gopinath, currently chief economist of the IMF, is set to succeed Geoffrey Okamoto as the institution's First Deputy Managing Director (FDMD) early next year.
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.
Colombo, Dec 1 (IANS) Sarath Fonseka, Sri Lanka's former Army Commander and Presidential candidate, has warned that Sri Lanka which has fallen into Chinas debt trap would end up like Uganda, which had to give away their only international airport to China.
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.
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".
New York, Nov 30 (IANS) Twitter has appointed Parag Agrawal, who has pledged to "reshape the future of public conversation," as its CEO succeeding Jack Dorsey, the embattled social media company announced on Monday.
Kathmandu, Nov 29 (IANS) Nepal on Monday suspended issuing visas to visitors from African nations after emergence of new Covid variant Omicron, believed to be lethal than existing ones.
Dubai, Nov 28 (IANS) Indian textile leaders have rolled out the red carpet to investors from the UAE and other parts of the world, urging them to become part of the country's textile success story.
Dubai, Nov 28 (IANS) Reports of Covid-19's Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) have thrown a spanner in the works for many UAE holidaymakers planning a trip home to India this winter.
Colombo, Nov 27 (IANS) Amidst fear of newly discovered South African Covid-19 variant, 'Omicron', travellers from six African countries, including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Swaziland are to be banned from entering Sri Lanka from Saturday night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kathmandu, Nov 23 (IANS) Nepal and India on Tuesday agreed to recognise Covid-19 vaccine certification.
Dubai, Nov 22 (IANS) The India Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai has been recognised as 'One of the Most Iconic' pavilions by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Kathmandu, Nov 21 (IANS) Two television channels owned by yoga guru Ramdev in Nepal has stirred controversy after they were being operated without registration.
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.
Colombo, Nov 19 (IANS) A new sub-lineage of Covid-19 Delta variant has been found in Sri Lanka, medical experts said on Friday.