Six of the assassins of Sheikh Muhjibur Rahman are still to be traced

Six of the assassins of Sheikh Muhjibur Rahman are still to be traced

Six assassins of the founder of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibut Rahman, who had been sentenced to death nine years ago, are still at large. The six convicts still at large are Abdur Rashid, Shariful Haque Dalim, M Rashed Chowdhury, SHMB Noor Chowdhury, Abdul Majed and Risaldar Moslemuddin. Interpol has issued a red notice against them.…

Pakistan stands by Lanka in its quest for security, democracy and economic progress, says envoy

Pakistan stands by Lanka in its quest for security, democracy and economic progress, says envoy

The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Janbaz Khan, has said that Pakistan has always stood by Sri Lanka in its quest for “national security, democracy, Rule of Law and economic progress.” High Commissioner Khan was speaking at a function in the Pakistan High Commission here to mark his country’s 71 st.Indpendence Day on Tuesday.…

SriLankan Airlines suspends flights to Cochin

SriLankan Airlines suspends flights to Cochin

Colombo, Aug 15 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s national air carrier, SriLankan Airlines has temporarily suspended flights to and from the South Indian city of Cochin until Aug 18, following the closure of Cochin Airport due to flooding in the region. Cochin Airport was closed today (15th August) until  2 p.m. on 18th August due to […]…

Large attendance marked India’s 71 st. Independence Day celebrations in Colombo

Large attendance marked India’s 71 st. Independence Day celebrations in Colombo

An impressively large number of resident Indians and Sri Lankans braved inclement weather to attend the Indian Independence Day flag hoisting ceremony held at ‘India House’ here on Wednesday. Men, women and children dressed in their best, turned up to  express their joy over India’s turning 71,  and to show their solidarity with a resurgent India.     …

Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka

Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Aug 15 (newsin.asia) – The following are the foreign exchange rates against the Sri Lankan rupee released by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Buying       Selling Australian Dollar 113.09    117.76 Canadian Dollar 120.29   124.60 Chinese Yuan (Renminbi) 22.65     23.72 Euro 178.16      184.26 Japanese Yen 1.4126     1.4633 Singapore […]…

Lankan President set to bring out comprehensive, unbiased history of the war

Lankan President set to bring out comprehensive, unbiased history of the war

At a meeting attended by present and most of the past commanders of the army, navy and air force on August 6, the President said that though some Generals and journalists had written about the war, these accounts did not cover the entire period and had been written from their individual points of view. There is, as yet, no comprehensive and unbiased account, he pointed out.…

India denies report saying its currency will be printed in China

India denies report saying its currency will be printed in China

The Indian government has denied a report that a Chinese company would be printing its currency notes, calling it "baseless" amid social media outrage. The report by the South China Morning Post claimed a Chinese company had been contracted to print international currencies, including the Indian rupee. The news spread quickly on social media, prompting outrage over how this could endanger national security.…

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Maldives Joint Opposition says candidate Solih won’t be an interim President but will get a full term

Maldives Joint Opposition says candidate Solih won’t be an interim President but will get a full term

Maldivian opposition alliance Presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih would get a full five year time, coalition partner Jumhoory Party (JP) said to rule out early elections. The main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) manifesto for the upcoming presidential elections had said that Solih's government will be an interim coalition government which would pave the way for fresh elections within 18 months iMaldivian opposition alliance Presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih would get a full five year time, coalition partner Jumhoory Party (JP) said to rule out early elections. The main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) manifesto for the upcoming presidential elections had said that Solih's government will be an interim coalition government which would pave the way for fresh elections within 18 months in which the coalition partners will compete against each other.…

India’s new transshipment norms reduce diversion of business to traditional transshipment hubs

India’s new transshipment norms reduce diversion of business to traditional transshipment hubs

The Indian government’s relaxing of norms for transshipment has not only helped India arrest a sizable chunk of its container cargo going to ports like Colombo, Singapore and Jebel Ali, but also forced a few foreign ports to cut rates, according to a top official. India has been trying hard to arrest diversion of container cargo to transshipment hubs at foreign ports.…

What is Azadi?

What is Azadi?

Freedom, as Karl Marx explained, is directly connected with those who control economic resources, political power and intellectual resources and those not connected to power and are marginal in some way, are disconnected from freedom, says Indian student leader Umar Khalid in The Telegraph.…

Economic issues could be at the root of turmoil in Bangladesh

Economic issues could be at the root of turmoil in Bangladesh

Peace has returned to Bangladesh after ten days of a student agitation which was brutally quelled by the police and club wielding thugs of the ruling Awami League. But the issues underlying the stir remain and might re-surface in other forms as the country heads towards parliamentary elections likely to be held between October 31 and December 31, this year. And the roots of the trouble could be traced to economic issues ,says P.k.Balachandran in Daily Mirror.…

West Bengal CM asks if BJP will ban Hilsa fish, Jamdani saris, Sandesh and Mishti Doi because they originated in Bangladesh

West Bengal CM asks if BJP will ban Hilsa fish, Jamdani saris, Sandesh and Mishti Doi because they originated in Bangladesh

Sharpening her attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government over the exclusion of 4 million people in the final draft of Assam’s National Register for Citizens (NRC), West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday asked if Hilsa fish, Jamdani saree, Sandesh and Mishti doi, which are originally from Bangladesh, would also be branded as “infiltrators or refugees”.…

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Lankan President set to bring out comprehensive, unbiased history of the war

Lankan President set to bring out comprehensive, unbiased history of the war

India’s new transshipment norms reduce diversion of business to traditional transshipment hubs

India’s new transshipment norms reduce diversion of business to traditional transshipment hubs

Maldives Joint Opposition Presidential candidate Solih assures continuation of “growing ties” with China

Maldives Joint Opposition Presidential candidate Solih assures continuation of “growing ties” with China

Imran Khan has much to learn from China, but democratic Pakistan cannot take the Chinese path

Imran Khan has much to learn from China, but democratic Pakistan cannot take the Chinese path

Study of Eastern Indian Ocean gathers momentum in Lanka with Chinese collaboration

Study of Eastern Indian Ocean gathers momentum in Lanka with Chinese collaboration

India keeps away from US-Oz-Japan anti China initiative

India keeps away from US-Oz-Japan anti China initiative

Economic issues could be at the root of turmoil in Bangladesh

Economic issues could be at the root of turmoil in Bangladesh

West Bengal CM asks if BJP will ban Hilsa fish, Jamdani saris, Sandesh and Mishti Doi because they originated in Bangladesh

West Bengal CM asks if BJP will ban Hilsa fish, Jamdani saris, Sandesh and Mishti Doi because they originated in Bangladesh

What is India going to do with those rendered “Stateless” by the National Register of Citizens?

What is India going to do with those rendered “Stateless” by the National Register of Citizens?

Assam Chief Minister rules out arrest of those whose names are not in the draft register of citizens

Assam Chief Minister rules out arrest of those whose names are not in the draft register of citizens

What is Azadi?

What is Azadi?

Indian envoy appeals to Lankan youth to take advantage of scientific know how available in India

Indian envoy appeals to Lankan youth to take advantage of scientific know how available in India

India has delivered Prime Minister Modi’s pledges to Lanka without any delay, says Indian envoy

India has delivered Prime Minister Modi’s pledges to Lanka without any delay, says Indian envoy

US cuts military training of Pakistan officers as punishment for not tackling terrorism

US cuts military training of Pakistan officers as punishment for not tackling terrorism

Imran Khan to be sworn-in as Pakistan Prime Minister on August 18

Imran Khan to be sworn-in as Pakistan Prime Minister on August 18

Business

Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka

Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Aug 15 (newsin.asia) – The following are the foreign exchange rates against the Sri Lankan rupee released by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Buying       Selling Australian Dollar 113.09    117.76 Canadian Dollar 120.29   124.60 Chinese Yuan…

Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka

Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Aug 14 (newsin.asia) – The following are the foreign exchange rates against the Sri Lankan rupee released by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on Tuesday. Buying       Selling Australian Dollar 113.96    118.65 Canadian Dollar 119.79   124.09 Chinese Yuan…

Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka

Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Aug 13 (newsin.asia) – The following are the foreign exchange rates against the Sri Lankan rupee released by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on Monday. Buying       Selling Australian Dollar 113.88    118.56 Canadian Dollar 119.38   123.67 Chinese Yuan…

Sports

Imran decides against inviting foreign leaders and celebrities to swearing in ceremony

Imran decides against inviting foreign leaders and celebrities to swearing in ceremony

Pakistan’s Prime Ministet-to-be,  Imran Khan, has decided against inviting foreign leaders and celebrities to his oath taking ceremony on August 11 as Pakistan’s new prime minister as he wants to keep the event very simple, Dawn reported. His party had initially planned to invite several foreign leaders and personalities, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan and Indian cricketers like Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavasker and Navjot Singh Sidhu to the event. However, in an apparent change of heart today, Khan has opted against a fancy ceremony.…

The infuriating brilliance of Pete Sampras

Mohammed Kaif says good bye to all forms of cricket, thanks his fans