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Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

India, South Africa face off in virtual quarter-final

London: Having suffered defeats in their previous matches, India and South Africa face a do-or-die battle in their quest for a semi-final spot when they meet in a Group B contest of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament at The Oval here on Sunday. India suffered a seven-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka in their last group match…

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EU gives 300,000 euros to flood-hit Sri Lanka

  Colombo: The European Union (EU) has allocated 300,000 euros in humanitarian funding to flood-stricken Sri Lanka, it was announced on Friday. “This contribution from the EU will allow our partners on the ground to provide relief to the most-impacted families. This is an expression of solidarity from the European people to the people of Sri…

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Toll in Sri Lanka floods hits 202

  Colombo: The death toll in Sri Lanka’s devastating floods and landslides reached 202 on Wednesday morning with 96 people still reported missing, officials said. The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said 63 people were injured while over 600,000 people were affected. Severe rains and strong winds which ravaged Sri Lanka since Friday caused major floods and…

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Indian Navy rescues people in cyclone-hit Bangladesh (Lead)

New Delhi: After Sri Lanka, the Indian Navy has rushed two ships for relief and rescue operations in cyclone-hit Bangladesh, Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said on Wednesday. INS Sumitra is already deployed and has rescued 27 Bangladeshis who were washed off the shore by the cyclone. Another ship with relief material was on its way.…

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Shami key to India’s Champions Trophy prospects: Irfan Pathan

  New Delhi: As the high-octane ICC Champions Trophy clash against Pakistan draws closer, veteran India all-rounder Irfan Pathan has picked India as the favourites besides counting pacer Mohammed Shami as the key to the prospects of the men-in-blue in the June 1-18 tournament in England and Wales. Irfan, who was part of the victorious India…

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Indian Naval ship rescues 18 in cyclone hit Bangladesh

  New Delhi: Indian Naval Ship Sumitra that was rushed for rescue operations to Bangladesh’s Chittagong that was hit by cyclone Mora, has rescued 18 persons so far, officials said on Wednesday. The search and rescue operation was taking place 90 miles south of Chittagong. Cyclone Mora had earlier caused havoc in Sri Lanka, killing at…

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Modi condoles deaths in Sri Lanka floods

  New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the loss of lives and property in Sri Lanka due to heavy flooding and landslides and has ordered to dispatch relief ships. “India condoles the loss of lives and property in Sri Lanka due to flooding and landslides. We stand with our Sri Lankan brothers and…

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Death toll from Sri Lanka’s landslides, floods rises to 91

  Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs made a global appeal as the death toll from flash floods and landslides rose to 91. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has activated the Emergency Response Unit of the Ministry, to coordinate rescue and relief measures related to the flood situation in several parts of Sri Lanka,” Xinhua…

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Odisha seeks Visa on Arrival facility in Bhubaneswar

  Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested the union government to provide Visa on Arrival facility and a halt here for Air India’s Colombo-Varanasi flight to increase the tourist footfall in the state. The Chief Minister wrote separate letters to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Civil Aviation Minister A. Gajapathi Raju in…

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