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Lanka govt under pressure to lift social media ban

Colombo, Mar 14 : Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said restrictions imposed on social media after the communal riots in the island’s central hills will be lifted within the next few days, as the government faced flak for not lifting the blockage despite improvement in the situation. The government imposed a state of emergency […]

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Explosion strikes Palestinian PM’s convoy in Gaza

Explosion strikes Palestinian PM’s convoy in Gaza

Jabaliya (Gaza Strip), Mar 13 (AP) An explosion struck the convoy of the Palestinian prime minister today as he was making a rare visit to Gaza, in what his Fatah party called an assassination attempt it blamed on Gaza militants. The explosion went off shortly after the convoy entered Gaza through the Erez crossing with […]

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Office on missing persons in Lanka becomes operational

Colombo, Mar 13 : Sri Lanka today operationalised the Office on Missing Persons, an special office set up for determining the status of all persons who went “missing” during the brutal civil war against the LTTE. The Office of Missing Persons (OMP) aims to bring in reparations to the victims of the nearly three-decade long […]

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B’desh court sentences 39 ruling party activists to death

Dhaka, Mar 13 :A court in southeastern Bangladesh today sentenced to death 39 activists of the ruling Awami League for brutally killing a fellow local level party leader four years ago. Ekramul Haque, the Upazila Awami League president, was hacked, shot and burnt alive by miscreants inside his car in broad daylight in Feni town’s […]

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Russia rejects Britain’s ultimatum, wants access to nerve agent

Moscow, Mar 13 (AFP) Russia today rejected Britain’s demand that Moscow provide an explanation over the poisoning of an ex-double agent and said London should provide Moscow with access to the nerve agent. “Before giving ultimatums it’s better to honour your own obligations on international law,” Lavrov told reporters, referring to the Chemical Weapons Convention. […]

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Indian envoy meets top CPC official ahead of Sitharaman’s visit

Beijing, Mar 13 : Indian Ambassador to China Gautam Bambawale today held talks with a top official of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) ahead of high-level visits including that of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to Beijing next month. Bambawale met with Guo Yezhou, the Vice-Minister of International Department of CPC, the Indian Embassy […]

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Mattis in Kabul, says elements in Taliban open to peace talks

Kabul, Mar 13 (AFP) Elements of the Taliban are open to talks with the Afghan government, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today as he arrived in Kabul on an unannounced visit. Mattis flew into the war-torn city two weeks after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani unveiled a plan to open peace talks with the Taliban. […]

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Trump sacks Tillerson; appoints CIA chief as new Secretary of State

Washington, Mar 13 : US President Donald Trump today fired his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is currently on a visit to Africa, and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. “Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job!” Trump tweeted, in a […]

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Over 50 killed in Nepal plane crash, says official

Over 50 killed in Nepal plane crash, says official

Kathmandu, Mar 12 : Over 50 people are feared dead after a US-Bangla Airlines aircraft today crashed and caught fire at Nepal’s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) here, a top Nepalese official said. The plane, a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, with 67 passengers and four crew members caught fire after it careened off the runway during […]

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Ex-Bangladesh PM Zia gets bail in corruption case

By: Anisur Rahman Dhaka, Mar 12 : Bangladesh’s ex-prime minister Khaleda Zia today received a temporary relief after a top court granted the opposition BNP chief a four-month bail in a corruption case, a month after she was sentenced to five years in jail. Zia, 72, was sentenced to five years in jail on February […]