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Second underwater museum in Sri Lanka declared open in Trincomalee

Sri Lanka’s second underwater museum was declared open on Friday (July 10), off the Sandy Bay beach in Trincomalee by Commander of the Navy,...

Sri Lanka Live Saving equipped with US Assistance for drowning prevention

The US Embassy in Colombo has donated life saving safety equipment to Sri Lanka Life Saving, the national body said on Friday...

COVID-19 leaves 13,575 private sector employees out of jobs: SL Department of Labour

More than 13,575 private-sector employees in Sri Lanka have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Department of...

Random PCR tests in Colombo city: CMC Chief Medical Officer

Random PCR tests will be carried out in the Colombo city, the Colombo Municipal Council said on Friday (July 10).

Sri Lanka is facing a massive economic crisis: UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka is facing a massive economic crisis at present, Ranil Wickremesinghe – Leader of the United National Party said on Thursday...

India

Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi over “Asia’s Largest Solar Project” remark

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today (July 11) attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his assertion that the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar project...

Cigarettes worth Rs 1.56 crore seized at New Delhi station from COVID special train

The customs preventive officials on Friday (July 10) seized cigarettes worth over Rs 1.5 crore illegally brought by a COVID special train...

India, UAE allow travelling between both countries on Charter Flights

India and the UAE have agreed to allow their airlines to carry eligible passengers on both legs of their charter flights between...

Delhi couple with fake COVID-19 certificates caught in Himachal Pradesh

A couple from Delhi, with fake COVID-19 documents, was caught at Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday (July 9). They were sent...

Over 10 million COVID-19 tests done in India so far: Top Medical Body

India has conducted over 10 million (1 crore) tests to diagnose COVID-19 so far, officials from the Indian Council of Medical Research...

Eastern Asia

China didn’t create COVID-19 pandemic to attack America, says U.S. magazine

It was not rational for anyone to believe that China was complicit in the COVID-19 pandemic, a U.S. security magazine has said.

China halts shrimp imports from 3 Ecuadorian firms over Corona virus contamination

China's customs authority said Friday (July 10) that it has decided to halt imports from three Ecuadorian shrimp producers after sample inspections...

North Korea-U.S. summit unlikely to happen this year: Kim’s sister

A summit between North Korea and the United States is unlikely to take place this year unless Washington changes its stance toward...

Public given chance to see reassembly of Japan’s 1st postwar plane

The public will be able to observe the reassembling of Japan's first postwar mass-produced passenger plane from Saturday at a theme park,...

China adds two parks to list of UNESCO Global Geoparks

China has added another two geological parks to its list of UNESCO Global Geoparks, bringing the total number to 41, the National...

World

Singapore ruling PAP party wins

Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) has retained power in Friday’s (July 10) general election but with a reduced majority, final results...

New York paints Black Lives Matter sign outside Trump Tower

New York City on Thursday (July 9) painted a huge Black Lives Matter sign on the pavement outside Trump Tower on Manhattan's...

Hong Kong to shut all schools after virus cases spike

Hong Kong will close all schools after the territory reported a spike in locally transmitted Corona virus infections, the city's education minister...

Hong Kong pupils banned from political activity

Students in Hong Kong are now banned from any political activity in schools including singing, posting slogans and boycotting classes, the territory's...

Singapore secures three of top five South-east Asia deals despite COVID-19 slowdown

Singapore clinched three of the top five private equity and venture capital deals struck in the region in the first quarter amid...

Tech

South Eastern Asia

Indonesia shifts from ‘new normal’ to ‘adapting to new habits’

The Health Ministry’s disease control and prevention director general, Achmad Yurianto, announced on Friday (July 10) that the term “new normal” to describe...

Thailand Education Ministry warns teachers on cutting students’ hair

The Education Ministry has instructed schools nationwide to follow its new regulations on students’ hairstyles, after the issue triggered a national debate...

Lack of rain dries up Phichit’s Yom River in Thailand

The Yom River in Phichit’s Sam Ngam district has reduced to a few puddles due to the lack of rain over six...

BUSINESS

Mukesh Ambani, at $68 billion, now richer than Warren Buffett

Mukesh Ambani has had a rollercoaster 2020, cutting a string of deals for his digital business, undergoing wild swings in his wealth...

Tesla overtakes Toyota as world’s top automaker by market value

Tesla Inc. overtook Toyota Motor Corp. to become the world's top automaker by market capitalization, financial data provided by FactSet Research Systems...

Sport

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...

India’s 800m Asian Champion Gomathi Marimuthu banned for doping

Asian 800-meter champion Gomathi Marimuthu was hit by a four-year ban on Friday (June 12) for doping and is set to lose...

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first billionaire footballer

Portugal and Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first billionaire footballer according to Forbes. “Cristiano Ronaldo earned $105...

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