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Sri Lanka is no stage for India-China rivalry: Envoy (Interview)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Amid New Delhi's concerns over growing military ties between Beijing and Colombo, Sri Lanka's envoy Prasad Kariyawasam has said there is no zero-sum game between ... Read more...

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Women’s cricket: Bangladesh shock South Africa by two wickets


September 7th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 7 (IANS) The South African women's cricket team suffered a two-wicket defeat at the hands of hosts Bangladesh in the first One-day International (ODI) of the three-match series ... Read more...

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India-Sri Lanka CEOs Forum to hold first meet Saturday


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The India-Sri Lanka CEOs Forum will hold its first meeting Saturday in Colombo, Sri Lanka.The forum, which has been set up to develop a ... Read more...

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Australian ‘Band of Brothers’ to play in Rajasthan


October 13th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Australian classical guitar and percussion band Band of Brothers will play at the Rajasthan International Folk Festival in Jodhpur Friday.The band, "considered one of the ... Read more...

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WHO raises alarm over nutrition


August 9th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Millions of children dying or falling ill due to malnutrition in the Asia-Pacific region is leading to dire socio-economic consequences, the World Health Organization (WHO) ... Read more...

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Tamil newspaper editor attacked in northern Sri Lanka


July 30th, 2011 - 3:37 am ICT by BNO News
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BNO NEWS) -- The chief editor of a newspaper in northern Sri Lanka was attacked on Friday by an unidentified gang outside his office, police said.The Colombo Page reported ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka start World Cup campaign with a huge win (Second Lead)


February 20th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hambantota (Sri Lanka), Feb 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka, runners-up in 2007, started their World Cup campaign in style with a massive 210-run win over Canada in a Group A match here ... Read more...

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They still wait for their children lost in tsunami


December 26th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) It has been six years since his daughter went missing in the December 2004 tsunami, but Sergeant Ravi Shankar continues to keep the waves of ... Read more...

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Flights diverted, repairs on at Goa runway (Lead)


October 27th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 27 (IANS) Three flights, including a chartered plane, were diverted from the Goa airport Wednesday due to an oil spill on the runway, an official said.A tanker carrying 6,000 litres ... Read more...

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Three flights diverted from Goa due to runway repairs


October 27th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 27 (IANS) Three flights, including a chartered airplane, were diverted from the Goa airport Wednesday due to oil spill on the runway, an official said.Dabolim airport director D. ... Read more...

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Canadian Tamils support former Sri Lankan army chief


October 9th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Oct 9 (IANS) Throwing their support behind their former tormentor and army chief Sarath Fonseka, who was sentenced to 30 months in jail last week, the Sri Lankan Tamil ... Read more...

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Muralitharan eager to play 2011 WC to help Lanka repeat 1996 success


August 20th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug.20 (ANI): Legendary Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has expressed his desire of playing in the 2011 World Cup to help his country repeat the success of 1996.Muralitharan, who retired from ... Read more...

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ICC launches online competition to suggest names for ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 mascot


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, July 20 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced it is presenting cricket fans with a unique opportunity to play a part in ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 by inviting ... Read more...

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Shaan mulls marketing of new album


June 16th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Bollywood playback singer Shaan is ready with another album after four years, and is mulling how to promote it as he feels that "regular marketing vehicles" are ... Read more...

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No Problems For Genelia Now


June 9th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 9, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): There were rumors that Genelia had participated in the IIFA function held in Colombo, Sri Lanka and consequently would be banned from acting in Tamil films. ... Read more...

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Lara Dutta attends IIFA extravaganza with Mahesh Bhupati (IIFA Diary)


June 4th, 2010 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher Colombo, June 3 (IANS) After attending the Filmfare awards together, actress Lara Dutta and tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi gave another hint of their relationship by together attending the fashion ... Read more...

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Manish Malhotra to design Mumbai police’s new uniform


May 30th, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Designer Manish Malhotra, who is to craft a new uniform for the Mumbai police, is excited about the project but will not disclose any details, saying the ... Read more...

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‘3 Idiots’ bags 14 nominations in IIFA


May 7th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Aamir Khan-starrer "3 Idiots" has bagged maximum number of nominations at the 2010 International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards to be held in Colombo from June ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes the South Indian Ocean, no threat to land


March 15th, 2010 - 3:58 am ICT by BNO News
COLOMBO (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck the South Indian Ocean on early Monday, seismologist said. There was no threat to land.The earthquake at 02.33 a.m. local time (20.33 UTC Sunday) ... Read more...

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Delhi to host Consultative Committee Meeting of Colombo Plan today


February 10th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the 42nd Consultative Committee Meeting (CCM) of the Colombo Plan here today.Over 150 delegates from 26 Member Countries and ... Read more...

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Lanka credit card fraudster facing long jail term for running ‘online shop for criminals’


January 15th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.15 (ANI): A Sri Lankan, who was the founding member of a global criminal website responsible for tens of millions of pounds of credit card crime, is facing a lengthy jail ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan peacekeeping troops safe after powerful earthquake in Haiti


January 13th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by BNO News
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BNO NEWS) -- Sri Lankan peacekeeping troops in Haiti are safe after a powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday destroyed large parts of the country's capital, a spokesman said ... Read more...

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Celeb doctor who teaches Chinese medicine in China! (Feature with image)


December 8th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) What's common between Sachin Tendulkar, Manoj Kumar and China? Acupuncture and a man named P.B. Lohiya, who is not only therapist to sports and other ... Read more...

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Tamils rally against attack on Canadian mission


May 30th, 2009 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 30 (IANS) Hundreds of Tamils protested at the Sri Lankan consulate here Friday against the attack on the Canadian high commission in Colombo earlier this week. Scores of Sri Lankan protesters ... Read more...

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Dhaka, Colombo vie for sub-regional bloc secretariat


May 22nd, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka, where a quarter century of ethnic conflict has just ended, is keen to host the secretariat of sub-regional bloc Bimstec. Bangladesh has been wanting to host ... Read more...

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Building on Indian Navy’s initiative, Lanka hosts 34 navies of IOR


May 21st, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, May 21 (ANI): Taking the Indian Navy's initiative a step further to increase maritime cooperation among navies/maritime agencies in the Indian Ocean Region, the Sri Lanka Navy ... Read more...

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India should apply pressure on Sri Lanka: CPI-M (Lead)


April 24th, 2009 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) India should mobilise international opinion and apply pressure on Sri Lanka to end the humanitarian crisis in the island nation, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary ... Read more...

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Kiwis will seek to diminish Sehwag’’s importance on series outcome: Vettori


February 25th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Christchurch (New Zealand), Feb.25 (ANI): The New Zealand cricket team will seek to put pressure on explosive Indian opener Virender Sehwag during the series that includes two Twenty20 matches, five one-day ... Read more...

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NDA cadets to sail Tarangini at high seas


September 12th, 2008 - 9:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 12 (ANI): A sailing expedition by the officers and cadets of National Defence Academy (NDA), to a few Indian Ocean Region countries on board a Sail Training Ship ... Read more...

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Bangladesh must change its mindset towards India: Dhaka elite


August 3rd, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 3 (IANS) Bangladesh must "change its mindset" and foster closer ties with larger neighbour India for mutual good and for the good of the South Asian region, said politicians, academics ... Read more...

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Karzai to visit India from August 4


August 1st, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.1 (ANI):Afghan President Hamid Karzai will pay a three-day state visit to India from August 4. A spokesman of the Indian External Affairs Ministry said that Karzai would be visiting ... Read more...

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Eight LTTE rebels killed in Sri Lanka


July 31st, 2008 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Colombo, July 31 (Xinhua) At least eight Tamil Tiger guerrillas have been killed and 19 injured in an offensive by government troops in northern Sri Lanka, the defence ministry said Thursday. The ... Read more...

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ICC chief Haroon Lorgat to meet the media in Colombo


July 24th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, July 24 (ANI): International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat will hold a press conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at 7.30 p.m. (Colombo time). The interaction will take place in ... Read more...

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Chinese coach trains Wushu players in Manipur


July 5th, 2008 - 8:33 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, July 5 (ANI): Youth in Manipur were recently given the benefit of being trained by a Chinese Wushu (martial) expert Liang Dong here.The eight-day camp was primarily used to brush ... Read more...

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Shabana Azmi is SAARC goodwill ambassador


June 14th, 2008 - 8:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , June 14 (ANI): Internationally acclaimed actress and eminent social activist Shabana Azmi has been appointed as the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) goodwill ambassador for HIV/AIDS ... Read more...

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