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Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Nisha Biswal to head US-India Business Council

  Washington: Nisha Biswal, a former US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, will head the US India Business Council (USIBC), according to an official announcement. “We are thrilled to welcome Nisha Biswal to the US-India Business Council and to the US Chamber team,” said Myron Brilliant, US Chamber executive vice-president and…

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Axar to replace Jadeja for 3rd Test vs Sri Lanka

  Colombo: Left-arm spinner Axar Patel was on Wednesday named as a replacement for Ravindra Jadeja in the India squad for the third and final Test against Sri Lanka, starting at Pallekele on Saturday. Jadeja, the recently crowned No.1 Test all-rounder, was handed an one-match ban for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct in the Colombo…

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Sunil Mittal urges TRAI to reject ‘Bill and Keep’ method

  New Delhi: Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Mittal has urged the Indian telecom regulator to reject the ‘Bill and Keep’ (BAK) method and said it should continue with the interconnection usage charge (IUC) regime. “The current IUC at 14 paisa is already well below cost and it will be in fitness of things that while taking…

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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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