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Sri Lanka garbage mountain death toll rises to 10

Death toll from Sri Lanka garbage mountain collapse rises to 16

Colombo, April 15 (NIA) - The death toll from a garbage mountain collapse in Meetotamulla, just outside Sri Lanka's capital Colombo, rose to 16 by Saturday afternoon as rescue teams continued with search operations, Disaster Management Officials said. Disaster Management Center Spokesperson, Pradeep Kodippilli said that tri forces along with rescue teams were continuing the clear the area and residents were...

Sri Lanka garbage mountain death toll rises to 10

Sri Lanka garbage mountain death toll rises to 10

Colombo, April 15 - The death toll from a collapsed garbage mountain in Colombo has risen to 10 after four children died in hospital overnight from the disaster, authorities said Saturday. Colombo National hospital spokeswoman Pushpa Soysa said two boys and two girls were among the 10 people confirmed killed following the Friday incident. They were aged between 11 and...

Despite threats from Islamic fundamentalists, Bangladesh celebrates Bengali New Year

Despite threats from Islamic fundamentalists, Bangladesh celebrates Bengali New Year

Dhaka, April14 (newsin.asia): Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangali calendar, was celebrated across Bangladesh on Friday with traditional festivities and enthusiasm, even as a section of Islamic fundamentalists threatened to disrupt it. "Bangladesh will march forward and people will live with joy," Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said at the New Year celebrations with her colleagues in the Awami League...

US drops world’s largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan

US drops world’s largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan

Washington, April 13 (Reuters): The US military on Thursday dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb in its arsenal, the GBU-43, in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province. The apparent target of the air strike was a network of caves used by the militant Islamic State (IS). It was the first time this type of bomb had been used in combat and was dropped from...

Indian women need not change name in passport after marriage: Modi

Indian women need not change name in passport after marriage: Modi

New Delhi, April 13 (The Quint): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Thursday that women don’t have to change their names on their passports after marriage. He added that women don't have to submit their marriage or divorce certificate to get their passport. “It'll be their discretion to use the father's/mother's name in the passport,” he said. The Prime...

Sri Lanka’s call for integrated approach to international infrastructure development

Sri Lanka’s call for integrated approach to international infrastructure development

By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, April 13 (www.newsexpress.lk): The Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, has called for an integrated approach to building infrastructure in South and South East Asia in the light of the fact that regional and global powers are flaunting competing schemes for infrastructural development in the Indo-Pacific region. Delivering the keynote address at the Business Forum organized by...

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