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Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa (C) leaves a polling station after casting his ballot in the parliamentary election in Colombo on August 5, 2020. - Sri Lankan voters cast their ballots on August 5 for a new parliament as the ruling Rajapaksa brothers seek a fresh mandate to cement their grip on power. (Photo by Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)
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August 8 (The New Nation) - Economic Reporter: Japan will provide 330 million US dollar to Bangladesh as an Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan. © Provided by The New Nation

Japan provides $330m emergency budget support to Bangladesh

August 8 (The New Nation) - Economic Reporter: Japan will provide 330 million US dollar to Bangladesh as an Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan. In this regard ITO Naoki, Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh, and Fatima Yasmin, Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance signed an Exchange of Notes titled 'The Covid-19 Crisis Response Emergency Support Loan' on Wednesday. The...

© Provided by Daily News (via HT Media Ltd.) The newly-discovered Cladonotus Bhaskari grasshopper species.

New grasshopper species discovered in Sri Lanka after 116 years

August 6 (Daily News) - A new species of pygmy grasshopper, discovered after 116 years by a group of foreign researchers in Sri Lanka, has been named after a 28-year-old Indian orthopterist (one who studies grasshoppers) and conservation biologist Dhaneesh Bhaskar of Kerala. The new species, which was discovered by a group of Croatian and German researchers in Sinharaja Rainforest...

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Voting for Parliamentary Election begins in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Aug. 5 (newsin.asia) - Voting for a Parliamentary Election which will elect a new 225 member Parliament got underway in Sri Lanka on Wednesday as polling booths opened at 7 am local time. The Elections Commission said that 16.2 million people will be eligible to vote in the elections which will see some of the main political parties eyeing...

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New Guinness World Record for Pakistan: 9-year-old becomes fastest to arrange period table

Lahore, August 4 (Pakistan Today) - A nine-year-old Pakistani girl has broken the record to become the fastest and youngest person in the world to arrange the chemical elements of the periodic table in the shortest possible time. Natalia Najam, a Lahore-based science enthusiast, achieved the Guinness World Records title after arranging all elements of the periodic chart in just...

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