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Hotels Association hails Dawoodi Bohra Chief for holding annual congregation in SL

September 16 (Daily FT) - The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) yesterday hailed the Head of the Dawoodi Bohra community Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin for his support extended to Sri Lanka by hosting their annual congregation in the country recently. In a statement, THASL President Sanath Ukwatte noted the multi-faceted significance of Dr. Saifuddin’s visit to Sri Lanka at...

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Sri Lanka to ban colored water bottles, plastic wrappers

August 7 (Xinhua) - Sri Lanka will soon ban colored plastic water bottles and plastic wrappers on drinking water bottles in order to protect the environment, State Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Ajith Mannapperuma said in a statement here Tuesday. The government information department, quoting the statement, said that the government had received a positive response from water bottle...

A Pakistani student fixes the head scarf of her friend at a school in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Without rapid acceleration, globally, 20% of young people and 30% of adults will still be unable to read by the deadline. | Photo Credit: AP

One in four children in Pakistan will remain uneducated by 2030: UNESCO

July 10 (PTI) - One in four children in Pakistan will not be completing primary education by the 2030 deadline of the world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to new projections by UNESCO. The new projections of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) show that Pakistan will only be half-way to the target of 12 years of...

Plastic consumption

You’re accidentally eating more than 50,000 plastic particles a year

June 6 (CNET) - Think you know what you're consuming each day? Think again. A recent study reports that the average American eats at least 50,000 particles of microplastic every year. Yum? The news comes from a report published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. The scientists behind the study used data from 25 earlier studies covering common...

Google blocks Huawei access to Android updates after blacklisting

Google blocks Huawei access to Android updates after blacklisting

May 20 (The Guardian) - In a fresh blow to Huawei, Google has suspended its access to updates of its Android operating system while chipmakers have reportedly cut off supplies to the company, complying with orders from the US government as it seeks to blacklist Huawei around the world. Google said it was complying with Trump’s executive order and was...

Sri Lanka President urges for calm following blasts in Sri Lanka

Death toll from multiple blasts in Sri Lanka rises to 228

Colombo, April 21 (newsin.asia) - The death toll from the multiple blasts which ripped across Sri Lanka on Sunday has risen to 228 while over 450 have been injured. The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) in a statement said that 32 foreigners from China, Belgium, USA, and UK were among those killed. The police have imposed an island-wide curfew...

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