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These two brothers collected water from 151 rivers for Ram temple Bhoomi Pujan
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How COVID-19 Drew The Curtain Back On India's Inability To Provide Basic Public Health Services
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Vande Bharat flight repatriates 648 Indians from Australia, Oman, Dubai
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Sri Lanka election body mulls delaying polls due to coronavirus
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Indian Coast Guard rescues 6 Sri Lankan fishermen in Chennai
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Spills and thrills as tuk tuks battle in Sri Lanka
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Samudra Setu: INS Jalashwa departs from Iran's Bandar Abbas port for TN's Tuticorin
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Stranded Indians in Colombo applaud Vande Bharat Mission
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Op Samudra Setu: INS Shardul returns from Iran with 233 stranded Indians
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'No rush' for ICC to make decision on T20 World Cup, Richardson says
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Watch: INS Jalashwa carrying 700 Indians from Maldives arrives in Tamil Nadu
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India agrees for $400 million currency swap with Sri LankaThe development comes as a relief to Sri Lanka amidst COVID-19 and will help in its post-pandemic economic recovery. A currency swap is a transaction in which two parties exchange principal and..
Sri Lanka for the first time records birth of twin elephant calvesAccording to various research papers, elephants are less than one per cent likely to give birth to twins. It's even less likely both calves survive into...
England v West Indies: Dom Sibley lost 12kg after 'wake-up call'Opener Dom Sibley says he "felt self-conscious about my physique and my weight" on England's aborted tour of Sri Lanka.
Indian Coast Guard coordinates rescue operation of six Sri Lankan fishermenThe details of the rescue operation prove to be quite riveting and show the swift response of the Indian Coast Guard in coordinating rescue measures.
Coronavirus funerals: Sri Lanka's Muslims decry forced cremationSri Lankan authorities insist on cremation for coronavirus victims. Some Muslims says its discrimination.
From Pagodas in Myanmar to Shiva temple in Lao, how India is helping countries restore cultural heritagePlaying an important role in the restoration of cultural heritage in several countries across the region from Sri Lanka to Myanmar to Vietnam to Bhutan, India is playing an important role in heritage..
India, Sri Lanka hold talks on Colombo's debt repaymentThe matter was raised at the leadership level during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's telephonic conversation with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on May 23.
India hold discussions on rescheduling Sri Lanka’s repaymentNews // India band Sri Lanka have been engaged in close and constructive discussions on rescheduling Sri Lanka’s repayment to India, and on currency swap under bilateral...
Supreme Court Says Rejected Asylum Seekers Have No Right to Object in CourtThe case concerned a member of Sri Lanka’s Tamil ethnic minority who said he feared persecution and sought to file a petition for a writ of habeas corpus.
Former Sri Lanka rebel leader condemned as ‘barbaric’COLOMBO: A claim by a former Tamil Tigers commander that he had killed as many as 3,000 Sri Lankan troops during the country’s bloody civil war showed the rebel group’s “brutality and..
China's goal in South Asia is to limit 'defiance' from India and 'hinder' India-US ties: ReportThe report titled 'A Global Survey of US-China Competition in the Coronavirus Era' by the Hudson Institute also noted that China's deep partnership with Pakistan and close relationship with Sri Lanka..
Sri Lanka holds coronavirus-proof test vote ahead of electionVoters wear face masks and observe social distancing in queues to prepare for a general election.
Oldest Known Bow And Arrow Weapons Found Outside Africa Discovered in Sri Lankan CaveThe earliest human inhabitants of Asia’s tropical rainforests were packing some serious heat, according to a new study in the journal Science Advances, which describes the discovery of 130 arrowheads..
Adam Gilchrist, MS Dhoni changed cricket for wicket-keepers: Sanju SamsonNEW DELHI: Aggression at top of the order was almost non-existent until New Zealand's Mark Greatbatch, under the leadership of the late Martin Crowe, took the white ball on in the 1992 World Cup...
Cricket: India postpone Sri Lanka tour over COVID-19 fearsIndia have postponed their limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka scheduled later this month over COVID-19 fears, cricket boards of both the countries said on Thursday.
Sri Lanka delays general election for second time, sets August 5 as new dateSri Lanka will hold its general election on Aug. 5, the head of the nation's election commission said at a news briefing on Wednesday, delaying the parliamentary vote for a second time as the country..
INS Jalashwa brings back nearly 700 stranded Indians from MaleWith this voyage, INS Jalashwa alone has so far repatriated around 2,700 Indians from the Maldives and Sri Lanka under Operation 'Samudra Setu'. On June 1, the vessel repatriated approximately 700..
Naval ship carrying 685 stranded Indians leaves Sri LankaA total of 685 Indian nationals stranded in Sri Lanka due to the COVID-19 linked international travel restrictions were evacuated on Monday from the island nation onboard an Indian Navy warship.
Sri Lanka to reopen some tourism in August with restrictions - officialSri Lanka plans to reopen its tourism sector on Aug. 1 by allowing only small groups of visitors to begin with, a tourism official said on Sunday.
Covid-19: 176 Indians evacuated from Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa calls for better economic cooperation with IndiaSri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday called for closer economic ties with India, saying the bilateral relationship would become further stronger with the addition of new areas of..
PM Modi speaks with Sri Lankan PM Mahinda RajapaksaPrime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday on completing 50 years as a parliamentarian. The two leaders also discussed the health and economic..
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India delay call on Sri Lanka tour amid travel restrictionsIndia's cricket board (BCCI) will wait for more clarity on international travel restrictions before making a call on the limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka in July, a top board official told Reuters.
Air India flight to bring back Indians stranded in Sri Lanka on May 29Air India will operate a special flight later this month to repatriate Indian nationals stranded in Sri Lanka, Indian High Commission said on Monday. This is the first flight from Sri Lanka since the..
Stranded in Sri Lanka for 2 months, over 2400 Indians waiting for update on evacuation flightStranded for over two months in a foreign land, over 2,400 Indians in Sri Lanka are still making rounds to the high commission in Colombo with no announcement yet about their possible evacuation from..
Tamil Genocide Day: 11 years today - 3,000 dead and 25,000 critically injuredMarking 11 years since the Sri Lankan military onslaught that massacred tens of thousands of Tamils, we revisit the final days leading up to the 18th of May 2009 – a date remembered around the world..
India's new High Commissioner to Sri Lanka presents credential through video conferencingGopal Baglay, the new High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, on Thursday presented his credentials to President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa during a ceremony held here through video-conferencing, a first of..
Federal Government ordered to pay $200,000 in Biloela family caseThe Federal Government has been ordered to pay more than $200,000 in legal fees for a Biloela family fighting their deportation to Sri Lanka.
Covid-19: Sri Lanka extends curfew in high risk districts till May 4Sri Lanka on Saturday extended the nationwide curfew in four high risk districts, including Colombo, till May 4 to stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the country, President Gotabaya..
Sri Lanka marks Easter Sunday attack anniversaryMore than 250 people were killed by a group of suicide bombers on Easter Sunday last year.
Sri Lanka Catholic church 'forgives' 2019 Easter suicide bombersSri Lanka's Roman Catholic Church says it has forgiven the suicide bombers behind the attacks that killed at least 279 people last Easter. ......
Pan-Pan! Facebook plea gets Sri Lankan chef off Italy-bound cruiseA Sri Lankan chef stuck aboard a cruise ship headed to Europe managed to get ashore in Colombo this week after issuing a social media plea for help from his government.
India despatches 10-tonne consignment of medicines to Sri Lanka by special flight
COVID-19 crisis: India's navy ships, medical teams on standby for neighboursThey are on standby for deployment in the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan & Afghanistan if the situation worsens.
India proposes online platform for Saarc to jointly combat coronavirusIndia made the proposal at a video-conference of senior health officials of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) countries on Thursday.The Saarc is a regional grouping..
One dead in Sri Lanka jail clash as South Asia tries to stem virusOne prisoner died and three others were injured when fighting broke out on Saturday in a Sri Lankan jail over rumors of coronavirus, as governments across South Asia tightened restrictions on movement..
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Sri Lanka imposes curfew as South Asia steps up coronavirus battleSri Lanka imposed a nationwide weekend curfew on Friday as South Asian countries escalated efforts to check the spread of coronavirus across the densely populated region of 1.9 billion people.
276 Indians, including 255 in Iran, infected with coronavirus abroad: MEAAs many as 276 Indians have been infected with coronavirus abroad, including 255 in Iran, 12 in UAE and five in Italy, the government said. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, minister..
Pakistan urges calm as coronavirus cases surge, Sri Lanka stops flightsPakistan's prime minister has urged calm after its tally of coronavirus cases rose to 245 while Sri Lanka sealed itself off and shut its stock market on Wednesday, fuelling fears that South Asian..
Sri Lanka bans all incoming flights for two weeks to combat coronavirus: government spokesmanSri Lanka said on Tuesday said it will ban all incoming flights for two weeks from 1830 GMT on Wednesday to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
England fans affected as Sri Lanka closes border to UK visitorsSri Lanka closes its border to travellers from the UK, affecting England fans who were still planning to visit the country despite the postponement of the two-Test series.
Coronavirus: Sri Lanka border closed to UK visitorsSri Lanka closes its border to travellers from the UK, affecting England fans who were still planning to visit the country despite the postponement of the two-Test series.
Sri Lankan national Arun Selvarajan convicted by NIA court for spying for PakistanHe accused has been sentenced to five years of rigorous imprisonment along with fine of Rs. 20,000.
Coronavirus Outbreak: All SAARC nations respond to Prime Minister Modi's call, video conference on Sunday at 5 PMSAARC stands for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation with eight members including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
'The players' minds were elsewhere' - Root relieved Sri Lanka tour postponedEngland captain Joe Root says fears over coronavirus were getting in the way of performance and cancelling a tour of Sri Lanka was correct.