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The current spell of rain may continue today and the Monsoon may begin a week early in Bangladesh this year, says the meteorological office.
Pakistani and Indian authorities are working together to combat the worst invasion of desert locusts in decades in the region, which is threatening crops in both countries, Pakistan’s foreign office...
Brazil’s death toll from the new coronavirus surpassed Italy’s to become the third-highest in the world, as Europe emerged from punishing lockdowns and the EU pressed for a reopening of...
Family of Dr Md Moyeen Uddin, who died after being infected with coronavirus, is going to receive the government-declared compensation soon.
Five members of two families in Pabna and Moulvibazar were found dead in their houses yesterday.
US-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria yesterday announced a fresh campaign to hunt down remnants of the Islamic State group near the Iraqi border following a recent uptick in attacks.
The condition of Gonoshasthaya Kendra Founder and Trustee Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury is “not fully stable”, an official of Gonoshasthaya Nagar Hospital said yesterday.
A team comprising academics and professionals has alleged that widespread human rights violations were taking place in the country amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
A number of people, who do not lead prayers at mosques, have been named in the lists for the government’s cash assistance to imams in Sylhet’s Kulaura during the Covid-19...
Forces loyal to Libya’s internationally recognised government captured the last major stronghold of eastern commander Khalifa Haftar near Tripoli
Three people were killed and seven wounded in a stabbing spree at a supermarket in rural southeast China, police said yesterday. The suspected
President Donald Trump on Thursday shared a letter on Twitter that referred to the peaceful protesters who were forcibly dispersed from a park near
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman today gives directives to physicians to try their best to save the vision of young freedom fighter Manik Ali.
Scientists using an aerial remote-sensing method have discovered the largest and oldest-known structure built by the ancient Maya civilisation - a colossal rectangular elevated platform built between 1,000 and 800...
Nearly every day, 77-year-old Surin Makradee goes door-to-door in her village in Thailand, visiting every home to check people’s temperatures in a routine repeated in communities across the country during...
A total of 946 Bangladeshi citizens, most of whom are migrant workers, returned to the country by four special flights from Kuwait, Oman, the UAE, and Russia in the 24...
A man has been arrested in India’s Kerala state for his alleged involvement in the death of a pregnant elephant and others are being questioned, the state’s Forest Minister K...
The GAVI vaccines alliance has raised $8.8 billion from international donor governments, companies and philanthropic foundations to fund its immunisation programmes through to 2025.
President Donald Trump voiced hope for progress with arch-rival Iran on Thursday after the clerical regime released a US Navy veteran and the United States freed two Iranians.
A key measure of carbon dioxide emissions in the Earth’s atmosphere hit a record in May even as a global pandemic brought the world’s economies to
The US conducted its first air strikes against the Taliban since a rare ceasefire between the insurgents and Afghan forces ended more than a week ago,
In a negative development, Bangladesh has become one of the top 20 countries in the world in terms of the number of population infected with Covid-19 as the country reported...
Most of the mega development projects were already behind schedule before the pandemic. Then came several months of shutdown, deteriorating the situation to a great extent.
Temperatures soared 10 degrees Celsius above average last month in Siberia, home to much of Earth’s permafrost, as the world experienced its hottest May on record, the European Union’s climate...
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) has already completed trial of the Gonoshasthaya Kendra-developed antibody test and may submit its report to the drug administration by Wednesday.
Around a month has passed since programmes to procure Boro paddy and rice began, but the government has been able to buy a very insignificant quantity against its target this...
A picture of infighting within the health ministry has been emerging after the government removed health service division secretary Md Asadul Islam on Thursday, amidst widespread criticism of the health...
Patients who died or were admitted to intensive care units with Covid-19 were found to be deficient in Vitamin K, which is found in spinach, eggs, and hard and blue...
Infected with Covid-19, former Health and Family Welfare Minister and Awami League senior leader Mohammad Nasim has undergone a successful surgery after suffering a brain stroke.
Sylhet City’s former mayor Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran has tested positive for Covid-19.
The government has suspended two more union parishad public representatives for their involvement in embezzlement of relief materials for those disadvantaged by the economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The country’s foreign currency reserve and inward remittances have hit new highs amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The municipality area under Cox’s Bazar district has been declared as a Red Zone for Covid-19 transmission and will come under a 15-day strict lockdown from June 6 midnight onwards,...
Two minor girls have allegedly been raped in Jashore and Manikganj districts.
Gang leader Hannan alias Briefcase Hannan confesses to a magistrate that he along with five others looted Tk 80 lakh from National Bank on May 10.
The pregnant elephant, which died after in India’s Kerala after reportedly eating a crackers-stuffed pineapple, suffered major wounds in its oral cavity and starved for two weeks before dying, according...
Ceylon Graphite Corp. (“Ceylon Graphite”) recently announced the first sale of graphite from its K1 mine in Sri Lanka, since the commencement of commercial production in December 2019.
Sri Lanka’s construction sector is expected to demonstrate resilience compared to the other economic sectors, as the projects are gradually gaining pace after the easing of curfew, credit rating agency...
IMF urged Pakistan to freeze salaries of government employees and adhere to the fiscal consolidation path by showing a nominal primary deficit in the new budget – the two demands...
The tourists came to see the magical waterfalls and mountain views of the lowland jungle and rainforest. But then the pandemic hit, and they were stranded in Sri Lanka.
Ministry of Foreign Relations, took immediate action to convey the same to all Diplomatic Missions, the Representation Offices of the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies, International Organizations, Honorary Consulates...
In a move to assist businesses hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, the present administration announced a Rs. 100 billion grant in addition to the Rs. 50 billion refinancing facility of...
Sri Lanka’s Finance Ministry has prepared a 3 month Vote-on-Account (mini-budget) allocating Rs.1,043 billion for June to August 2020, under the warrant of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in accordance with the...
Nuwara Eliya District Director of Health Services Dr. Senaka Thalagala said that the irresponsible statement delivered by a health official suggesting that a regional reporter had contracted Coronavirus at late...
Three police officers have been interdicted over the alleged assault on an autistic teen at the police checkpoint at Ambagaha Junction in Aluthgama. MORE..
The number of COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka has surged up to 1800, with three new infections identified today.
The residence of one of the two Army lieutenant colonels attached to the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport who had tested positive for Covid-19 is located in Pitipana, Mawathgama, Homagama area.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka have moved up to 1,801 as another person tested positive for the virus today (05). MORE..
The members of the diplomatic staff need to submit PCR test reports obtained within 72 hours before arriving in Sri Lanka and if unable to do so, they would be...
Three Policemen have been interdicted over the assault of a 14- year old autistic boy in Dharga Town, Aluthgama, Police Spokesman Jaliya Senaratne said today. Following a public outcry over...
From tomorrow (6 June, Saturday) curfew in all districts will be in force from 11 pm to 4 am till further notice. Travelling between districts has been permitted except for...
The government has issued an updated announcement on curfew hours of all districts. MORE..
The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka has introduced a hotline and an online platform for the consumers to submit their complaints with regard to electricity bills. MORE..
A murder suspect has died in a shootout with the police in Monaragala today(5). The incident had occurred when the Police had tried to arrest the suspect over a murder...
Diplomatic staff and their family members entering Sri Lanka must submit PCR test reports obtained within 72 hours prior to their departure from respective countries, says the Ministry of Foreign...
Three fresh cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Sri Lanka bringing the total number of cases reported in the country to 1,800. MORE..
A suspect, wanted in connection with a murder in Monaragala, has been killed in a shootout with the police, Police Spokesperson SP Jaliya Senaratne said. MORE..
The Presidential Secretariat has issued revised instructions on PCR testing and quarantine procedures for the members of the Diplomatic corps based/attached in Colombo when they enter/re-enter Sri Lanka in order...
Jeevan Thondaman, the son of late Leader of Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) and Minister Arumugam Thondaman, has signed nominations papers to contest the forthcoming General Election under Sri Lanka Podujana...
Compensation payments to the depositors of The Finance Company PLC are to be paid from 7th June, Minister Bandula Gunawardane announced. Gunawardane said depositors can collect their payments at 60...
Nineteen more COVID-19-positive patients who had been undergoing treatment have made complete recoveries as of today (05). MORE..
The islandwide curfew which was imposed yesterday morning will be relaxed on Saturday morning at 4 am and there is no decision as yet to impose an islandwide curfew on...
Sri Lanka Army says 5,240 more persons are still under quarantine at 45 facilities operated by the Tri-forces. MORE..
The global crisis that erupted due to COVID-19 pandemic is an occasion which undeniably teaches the humans of the importance of environmental conservation, says President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. MORE..
The Pellawatte walking path was declared open by Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva today. The walking path was constructed by the Army. Pictures by Pradeep Dambarage The post Pellawatte...
Minister Bandula Gunawardhana has announced that measures are taken to pay compensation for the depositors of The Finance Company PLC (TFC) from Sunday (07) onward. MORE..
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An extraordinary gazette notification containing the Code of Conduct for contesting political parties, independent groups and candidates of the elections has been published. MORE..
Buddhist devotees engaged in religious observances at the Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya today (5). Poson Poya is second only in importance to Vesak and commemorates the introduction of Buddhism to...
The UK and Sri Lanka are to work together in search for a Covid-19 vaccine, the British High Commission in Colombo said. The UK hosted the Global Vaccine Summit on...
Sri Lanka Navy says 17 more naval personnel who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus have recovered from the disease. MORE..
Showers may occur at a few places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle, Matara, Nuwara-Eliya and Puttalam districts, says the Department of Meteorology. MORE..