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A customer with the new Rs 2000 note in India's northeastern city of Agartala

India banks reopen to long queues after rupee withdrawal

Long queues formed outside banks in India on Thursday (November 10) as they reopened for the first time since the government’s shock decision to...

Newly-appointed Lankan Army chief denies allegations of war crimes

The newly-appointed chief of the Sri Lankan Army has dismissed the allegations of human rights abuses during the brutal civil war with the LTTE,...

Children and elderly not to be permitted in Amarnath Yatra

Children below 13 years in age and elderly persons above the age of 75 years will not be permitted to undertake the annual Amarnath...

Temporary suspension of SriLankan Airlines flights due to COVID-19 extended until May 31

The suspension of scheduled flights of SriLankan Airlines due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has been extended till May 31, the national carrier said.  “We, at...
Eid-al-adha prayer

Landmark Pakistan women’s protection bill challenged in sharia court

A PROMINENT Pakistani lawyer has filed a petition in the top sharia court seeking that it strike down a new law that gives unprecedented...
William and Catherine visited the park last month

Indian police arrest forest guards over rhino poaching at park visited by Royals

Indian police said on Tuesday that they have arrested four forest guards on suspicion of helping to cover up rhino poaching in a national...

UK survey: Europeans favour Trump-style travel ban

Majority of Europeans favour controls over immigration from Muslim countries, similar to US president Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban on nationals of seven Muslim-majority...

Pakistan court revokes coup leader Musharraf’s death sentence, guilty verdict

Pakistani high court on Monday revoked a guilty verdict and death sentence handed down to former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason, declaring that the formation...
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Brexit puts Britain’s global reputation at risk

Brexit challenges Britain's global image of openness and tolerance, but "Cool Britannia" has what it takes to avoid being suddenly rebranded as uncool just...

No Malinga in Sri Lanka’s second residential camp in Kandy

Sri Lanka's Twenty20 captain Lasith Malinga will not be part of team's second residential training camp, starting June 22 in Kandy, as a 24-member...