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Sri Lanka

New SL Cabinet to take oaths on 12th August

 The new Cabinet of Ministers will take oaths on the 12th of August, confirmed Media Secretary to the Prime Minister – Vijayananda...

Chinese premier congratulates Sri Lanka’s new PM on taking office

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday (August 9) extended his congratulations to Mahinda Rajapaksa on the latter's assuming office as Sri Lanka's...

All Sri Lankan schools to reopen from tomorrow

Academic activities at all government schools will resume from tomorrow (August 10), stated the Ministry of Education. As per...

Mahinda Rajapaksa to be sworn in as new Prime Minister in Sri Lanka

Mahinda Rajapaksa will be sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka on Sunday the 09th of August at 08:30...

Former SL Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe defeated

Former Prime Minister and United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has failed to secure a seat in Parliament for the first...

India

Pilot of Kerala plane crash cremated with state honours in Mumbai

Wing Commander (Retd.) Deepak Sathe, pilot-in-command of the Air India Express plane that crashed in Kerala last week, was cremated in Mumbai...

“No Doubt” Gautam Buddha was born in Nepal, says India amid controversy

India has dismissed the controversy over the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, saying External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar's remarks on him were about...

Mahatma Gandhi’s gold-plated glasses to be auctioned in UK

A pair of gold-plated spectacles believed to have been worn by Mahatma Gandhi and presented as a gift in the 1900s have...

India gives 10 ventilators worth Rs 28 million to Nepal amid COVID-19

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, India on Sunday (August 9) handed over 10 ventilators worth Rs 28 million to Nepal.

More than 73 lakh people affected by floods across 16 districts in Bihar

Swollen rivers, originating in Nepal and flowing through north Bihar, continued to wreak havoc on Saturday (August 8) when more areas and...

Eastern Asia

Japan’s male smoking rate drops below 30% for 1st time

Japan's male smoking rate fell below 30 percent for the first time in 2019, slipping to 28.8 percent, down 2.3 percentage points...

70% of Japanese find newspapers reliable: Survey

About 70% of people find newspapers to be a reliable source of information, the highest percentage among 13 media categories, according to...

Typhoon Jangmi makes landfall in southern Korea

A typhoon is expected to bring more rain to the southeastern corner of South Korea already saturated from one of the longest...

NGO urges online retailers to ban sale of Rising Sun Flag in South Korea

A South Korean nongovernmental organization has sent letter of request calling for an immediate ban on sales of items designed with the...

Chinese premier congratulates Sri Lanka’s new PM on taking office

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday (August 9) extended his congratulations to Mahinda Rajapaksa on the latter's assuming office as Sri Lanka's...

World

Russia’s Health Ministry approves world’s 1st COVID-19 vaccine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that his country’s health ministry has approved the world’s first coronavirus vaccine, adding that his daughter...

Toyota celebrates 32 years in Philippines

TOYOTA celebrates 32 years of operations in the Philippines on a very hopeful note, highlighted by the recent launch of its new...

Foreign streaming services to be managed more strictly in Vietnam

The government is looking to revise regulations to better manage foreign entertainment media brought into Vietnam, following the most recent document from...

Great Singapore Sale goes online

The Great Singapore Sale (or GSS) will be held online this year with online deals, virtual workshops, live-streaming activities, and virtual reality...

Hong Kong to offer free coronavirus testing for all residents

Hong Kong will offer free voluntary coronavirus testing for residents, leader Carrie Lam said on Friday (August 7), as the global financial...

Tech

South Eastern Asia

3,000 foreign teachers to enter Thailand amid pandemic

The government on Monday (August 10) said more than 3,000 foreign teachers have registered to enter Thailand following the move to ease...

Indonesia to introduce 10% VAT on internet giants

The Indonesian Government has risked the wrath of the White House by introducing a Value Added Tax (VAT) on several companies including...

Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung erupts again after year of inactivity

After being inactive for more than a year, Mount Sinabung in Karo regency, North Sumatra erupted early on Saturday morning, spewing ash...

BUSINESS

Sport

Thailand MotoGP called off

MotoGP races in Argentina, Thailand and Malaysia this year have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic but one more race will...

BCCI sends letter of acceptance to Emirates Cricket board to host IPL in UAE

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has sent the acceptance letter to the Emirates Cricket Board to its offer of...

Murali crowned as the most valuable Test player of 21st century

World’s highest Test wicket taker Muttiah Muralitharan has been named as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 21st Century by the...

Tennis player Novak Djokovic tests positive for Corona virus

Novak Djokovic tested positive for the Corona virus on Tuesday (June 23) after taking part in a tennis exhibition series he organized...

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