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In India
June 22, 2017 9:51 am gmt |
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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch the Cartosat-2 series satellite, with at least 30 co-passenger satellites from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The 28-hour countdown for the new satellite launch began on Thursday at 5.29 am, and the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSL...
In Asia
June 22, 2017 9:45 am gmt |
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At least 20 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a car bomb explosion outside a bank in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, officials say. Armed attackers have entered the bank and a gun battle is going on with security forces, Tolo News reports. Civilians and members of the security fo...
In Colombo
June 22, 2017 6:10 am gmt |
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A 17 year old youth from Eealam, Mr. Sunthararaj Fredrick Winslaw, urged the UN Human Rights Council to give pressure to the Sri Lankan government for an international investigation on alleged war crimes and human rights violations. He expressed these views at the ongoing 35th session of Human Rights...
In Colombo
June 22, 2017 5:29 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the objective of the Office of Missing persons is looking for the disappeared persons, and it will not file any case against anyone through the office. The Office of Missing Persons (Establishment, Administration and Discharge of Functions) Amendment Bill...
In Cricket
June 22, 2017 5:10 am gmt |
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Anil Kumble stepped down as the Head coach of the India cricket team on Tuesday. He tweeted his resignation when the team was on it’s way to the West Indies to make things clear — that the differences between Virat Kohli and himself were real. While their were rumours circulating for weeks that...
In India
June 21, 2017 9:26 am gmt |
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Lodged in Parappana Agrahara central prison in Bengaluru, Sasikala Natarajan appeared before a Chennai court via video conferencing on Wednesday. Accused of FERA violation by the Enforcement Directorate, charges will be framed against Sasikala in the two-decade old case. Sasikala was allowed to appea...
In Latest Stories
June 21, 2017 8:54 am gmt |
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A Group of Canadian citizens of Sri Lankan Tamil origin are engaged in the process of submitting a formal complaint to the Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) about alleged misappropriation of funds by Northern Province Chief Minister C.V Vigneswaran and his “adviser” Nimalan Karthigeyan...
In Colombo
June 21, 2017 6:07 am gmt |
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The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero was arrested by the Police Organised Crimes division today. The monk was arrested after he appeared before the Police Organised Crimes division. He was produced in court and granted bail. Gnanasara Thero earlier surren...
In Africa
June 21, 2017 5:56 am gmt |
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At least 40 people have been killed in fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR), a day after a ceasefire was signed between rebels and the government. The mayor of the town of Bria, north-east of the capital, Bangui, spoke of bodies lying in the streets. The truce, signed in Rome on Monday, inc...
In Cricket
June 21, 2017 5:54 am gmt |
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Anil Kumble on Tuesday resigned as the coach of the Indian cricket team.  This came after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to not renew his one-year contract and invited fresh applications for the top post. Kumble’s contract as the head coach of the Indian team ended on ...
In India
June 20, 2017 11:53 am gmt |
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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced that India’s biggest tax reform since Independence, the national Goods and Services Tax or GST, will be launched at midnight on June 30. Mr Jaitley said President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and two of his predecessors, Dr Manmohan Sing...
In Latest Stories
June 20, 2017 10:49 am gmt |
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EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Monday (June 19) said after the first day of divorce talks with Britain’s Brexit Secretary David Davis that London must pull out of the bloc in an orderly way. Speaking at a joint news conference in Brussels after the first day of talks, Barn...
In Colombo
June 20, 2017 10:33 am gmt |
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Former Intelligence Chief Retired Major General Kapila Hendawitharana was grilled again today (Tuesday) by the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division. Hendawitharana was questioned about his involvement in arranging a multi-million rupees payment from a Jaffna-based satellite television group...
In Colombo
June 20, 2017 10:24 am gmt |
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Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe says that former Central Bank Chairman Arjuna Mahendran’s act caused huge loss to the government. Further he said that by doing away with the direct placements and opting for the auctions had caused losses to the government in treasury bond issues. He revealed ...
In Cricket
June 20, 2017 7:31 am gmt |
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West Indies have named an unchanged 13 – man squad, which played a 1-1 draw against Afghanistan early this month, for the first two ODIs of the five-match series against India  starting June 23. The hosts will be without their premier fast bowler Shannon Gabriel since he is still rehabilitating...
In India
June 18, 2017 12:37 pm gmt |
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Nalini Sriharan, one of the convicts in the assassination case of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, ended her hunger strike after prison authorities promised to shift her to Puzhal jail. She began her hunger protest on Thursday in Vellore prison demanding that she be shifted to Puzhal jail, ...
In Latest Stories
June 18, 2017 12:24 pm gmt |
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Pope Francis on Sunday prayed for the victims of what is possibly the deadliest-ever single forest blaze in Portugal. The forest fire raging since Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 57 people, a government official said on Sunday. The pope, conducting his weekly Angelus prayer at the Va...
In Cricket
June 18, 2017 12:20 pm gmt |
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The World Twenty20 Championship’s seventh edition next year is all set to be scrapped and pushed to 2020 as the top member nations will be busy with bilateral commitments in 2018. According to highly-placed sources in the International Cricket Council, the next edition of ICC World T20 will onl...
In Jaffna
June 18, 2017 12:13 pm gmt |
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If ‘no confidence letter’ against Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Vigneswaran was not withdrawn, the constituent parties of Tamil National Alliance TELO, PLOT and EPRLF are planning to act independently in Parliament. Following the Chief Minister’s move, asking two of the four minist...