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President declares open Jaffna International Airport

Sri Lanka, Oct. 17 -- The Jaffna International Airport was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena in Palaly today (17). Prime Minister Ranil Wickresminghe, Minister of Transport and Civil Av... Read More


Foreign Ministers of Uzbekistan and Republic of Korea meet in Nursultan

Tashkent, Oct. 17 -- Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov met with his South Korean counterpart, Kang Kyung in Nur Sultan on October 16. The ministers reviewed the implementation of the multifaceted ag... Read More


I do not run away from problems - Sajith

Sri Lanka, Oct. 17 -- Presidential candidate of New Democratic Front (NDF) Sajith Premadasa says that he will halt the re-export of pepper once he becomes President. Speaking at a public rally in Dod... Read More


Law on patronage comes into force in Uzbekistan

Tashkent, Oct. 17 -- President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the law "On patronage" on October 16. Patronage is a charitable activity carried out by individuals and legal entities in the field of culture... Read More


Afghan forces launch all out operation against militants in Baghlan

Afghanistan, Oct. 17 -- The Afghan forces launched an all out operation against Taliban militants in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan. According to a statement released by Ministry of Defense... Read More


Buhari says Boko Haram aiming 'soft targets', but Nigeria loses 2,006 soldiers in three years

Nigeria, Oct. 17 -- President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday repeated his claim that Boko Haram has been defeated and reduced to aiming "soft targets", but a new report says the group has targeted and ... Read More


Opinion: Cigarette smuggling in Sri Lanka, Hype vs. Reality

Sri Lanka, Oct. 17 -- By Harini Weerasekera In the run up to elections, Sri Lanka is once again witnessing various news activities highlighting how the government is losing revenue due to increased c... Read More


BOB executive directors to handle functions of MD, CEO

India, Oct. 17 -- Bank of Baroda on Wednesday said financial, administrative and other functions of its MD & CEO is to be looked after by respective executive directors till the appointment of new hea... Read More


Blue Star eyes to expand retail footprint

India, Oct. 17 -- Air-conditioning and commercial refrigeration major Blue Star Ltd on Wednesday said it plans to expand retail footprint to 250 stores by end of the current financial year. Blue Star... Read More


DICV commences production of BSVI powertrains at Chennai plant

India, Oct. 17 -- German truck major Daimler on Wednesday said it has commenced series production of the BSVI powertrain at its manufacturing facility near here for the launch of BSVI range of vehicle... Read More