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Tap water consumption encouraged to reduce use of plastic bottles

Tap water consumption encouraged to reduce use of...

Male, (Maldives) March 21: Several government agencies on Tuesday vouched for the safety of tap water for drinking in a...

Allegations against MDP candidate dismissed as smear campaign

Allegations against MDP candidate dismissed as smear campaign

Male, (Maldives) March 21: Hisaan Hussain, a heavyweight lawyer and Maldivian Democratic Party candidate for parliament, has dismissed allegations of...

Kinolhas councillor found dead

Kinolhas councillor found dead

Male, (Maldives) March 21: Abdul Majeed, a member of the Raa atoll Kinolhas island council, was found dead in his...

Myanmar to go 5G in 2-3 years

Myanmar to go 5G in 2-3 years

Naypyidaw, (Myanmar) March 21: Myanmar will be ready to deploy 5G technology in 2-3 years, U Soe Thein of the...

Ethnic parties decry long jail terms for politician, author

Ethnic parties decry long jail terms for politician,...

Naypyidaw, (Myanmar) March 21: Ethnic political parties on Tuesday said they are disappointed by a Rakhine State court's decision to...

Second Thai-Myanmar bridge opened to tourism and trade

Second Thai-Myanmar bridge opened to tourism and trade

Naypyidaw, (Myanmar) March 21: The second Myanmar-Thailand Friendship Bridge linking Myawady in Kayin State and Thailand's Mae Sot town is...

Veterinary Department to check Yangon dogs for leptospirosis

Veterinary Department to check Yangon dogs for leptospirosis

Naypyidaw, (Myanmar) March 21: The Veterinary Department will check pets for canine leptospirosis in Yangon Region in April, a senior...

Legislature beefs up consumer protections

Legislature beefs up consumer protections

Naypyidaw, (Myanmar) March 21: The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union) passed amendments to improve consumer rights in the country...

Navy arrests two persons with over 900 kg of illegal Beedi leaves

Navy arrests two persons with over 900 kg...

Colombo, (Sri Lanka) March 21: Sri Lanka Navy during a search operation in the sea has arrested two individuals in...

Minister Rishad Bathiudeen given additional portfolio of Vocational Training and Skills Development

Minister Rishad Bathiudeen given additional portfolio of Vocational...

Colombo, (Sri Lanka) March 21: President Maithripala Sirisena in an Extraordinary Gazette Notification has announced the added portfolios of Vocational...

Sri Lanka will be able to achieve economic targets in next five years - PM

Sri Lanka will be able to achieve economic...

Colombo, (Sri Lanka) March 21: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says Sri Lanka currently is in a transitional period and the...

Japan grants Rs. 15 million for waste collection in Sri Lanka's north

Japan grants Rs. 15 million for waste collection...

Colombo, (Sri Lanka) March 21: Japan has granted nearly Rs. 15 million to Sri Lanka to acquire used waste collection...

Sri Lankan banks manage capital impact of SLFRS 9

Sri Lankan banks manage capital impact of SLFRS...

Colombo, (Sri Lanka) March 21: Sri Lankan banks have been able to manage the capital impact of first-time adoption of...

Qatar: UAE nuclear plant threat to Gulf stability, environment

Qatar: UAE nuclear plant threat to Gulf stability,...

Doha (Qatar) March 21: Qatar has said a nuclear plant under construction in the UAE poses a serious threat to...

Turkey calls OIC meeting on Islamophobia after NZ attacks

Turkey calls OIC meeting on Islamophobia after NZ...

Ankara (Turkey) March 21: Turkey has called an emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss the...

Egyptian novelist 'sued' for criticising military officials

Egyptian novelist 'sued' for criticising military officials

Cairo (Egypt) March 21: A prominent Egyptian novelist has said he is being sued by military prosecutors in Cairo for...

Pompeo boosts Israel's Netanyahu before election

Pompeo boosts Israel's Netanyahu before election

Jerusalem (Israel) March 21: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have hailed strong ties...

In Nowruz speeches, Iranian leaders vow to boost economy

In Nowruz speeches, Iranian leaders vow to boost...

Tehran (Iran) March 21: Iranian leaders vowed on Thursday to control soaring prices, bring stability to the national currency and...

Anatomy of a 'caliphate': The rise and fall of ISIL|

Anatomy of a 'caliphate': The rise and fall...

Damascus (Syria) March 21: Samer recalls the gruesome shock of seeing his friend's headless corpse strung up above Raqqa's main...

Israeli forces kill Palestinian near checkpoint in West Bank

Israeli forces kill Palestinian near checkpoint in West...

Jerusalem (Palestine) March 21: A Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli gunfire in the occupied West Bank, marking the...

European People's Party votes to suspend Hungarian President Orban's Fidesz Party

European People's Party votes to suspend Hungarian President...

Budapest (Hungary) March 21: The decision, made by a vote of delegates from member parties meeting in Brussels, follows widespread...

'High time we made a decision': May pleads with lawmakers to back her on Brexit

'High time we made a decision': May pleads...

London (Britain) March 21: May had earlier asked the EU to let Britain delay its departure date from March 29...

Court upholds acquittal of politician on garbage charges

Court upholds acquittal of politician on garbage charges

Bangkok,(Thailand) March 21: Chonsawat Asavahame arrives at the Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases in Dusit district, Bangkok,...

Thais gunning for 'something special'

Thais gunning for 'something special'

Bangkok,(Thailand) March 21: Thailand interim coach Sirisak Yodyardthai, centre, and his players take part in a training session in Nanning...

SGH beats Johns Hopkins and University of Tokyo hospitals in world ranking

SGH beats Johns Hopkins and University of Tokyo...

Singapore (Singapore) March 21: Singapore General Hospital (SGH) has been ranked the third-best hospital in the world by Newsweek magazine,...

Passwords and usernames of staff from MOH, MOE and other agencies stolen and put up for sale by hackers

Passwords and usernames of staff from MOH, MOE...

Singapore (Singapore) March 21: E-mail log-in information of employees in several government agencies and educational institutions, as well as details...

Kiev slaps sanctions on Russia's lower house speaker

Kiev slaps sanctions on Russia's lower house speaker

Moscow (Russia) March 21: Ukraine has imposed sanctions on Speaker of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, the lower house...