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    Dhaka building collapse: Fire disrupts rescue efforts

    Dhaka building collapse: Fire disrupts rescue efforts

    A fire at a collapsed factory building in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka has hampered efforts to reach remaining survivors of a disaster that has killed at least 377 people. The fire…

    Barcelona Open: Rafael Nadal clinches eighth title in nine years

    Barcelona Open: Rafael Nadal clinches eighth title in nine years

    Rafael Nadal recovered from a slow start to beat compatriot Nicolas Almagro and win his eighth Barcelona Open title in nine years. The Spanish left-hander has not lost at the…

    Econ ministry revives a near-dead tile industry

    Econ ministry revives a near-dead tile industry

    The tile industry which was on the decline has been revived under Divi Neguma national programme thus opening avenues of employment for over 10,000 people. This follows 156 tile factories…

    New era for rural schools dawns on May 5

    New era for rural schools dawns on May 5

    Work on developing 6,000 schools selected under Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa’s combined national campaign to develop 5,000 elementary schools and 1,000 secondary schools is now nearing completion and will…

    U.S. Continues Support for Sri Lanka Coast Guard and Navy

    U.S. Continues Support for Sri Lanka Coast Guard and Navy

    The United States concluded its second training program for the Sri Lanka Coast Guard at the Trincomalee Naval Base on April 26.   The training was funded under the U.S. Export…

    Planned railway strike has been postponed

    Planned railway strike has been postponed

    The islandwide railway strike, which was scheduled from midnight today has been suspended as the authorities agreed to rectify the salary anomalies within two days, Trade unions said. Railways Joint…

    Arrest of Lankan refugees: TN ‘Q’ Branch begins probe

    Arrest of Lankan refugees: TN ‘Q’ Branch begins probe

    Officers from the internal security wing of the Tamil Nadu Police Q Branch arrived here on Friday in connection with the arrest of the 10 Sri Lankan refugees. Aluva East…

    Dhaka building collapse: Rescuers remain hopeful

    Dhaka building collapse: Rescuers remain hopeful

    Rescue teams remain hopeful of finding survivors trapped underneath a factory complex that collapsed on Wednesday in Bangladesh, killing some 350 people. So far on Sunday, one more person has…

    Female authors lead Desmond Elliott Prize longlist

    Female authors lead Desmond Elliott Prize longlist

    The longlist for the sixth Desmond Elliott Prize, which honours the best in debut fiction, has been unveiled, with seven of the 10 novels by women. The nominees include Beatrice…

    Real Madrid make Barcelona wait for La Liga title by beating Atletico

    Real Madrid make Barcelona wait for La Liga title by beating Atletico

    Atletico Madrid’s 14-year wait for a victory over Real Madrid continued as Jose Mourinho’s men came from behind to beat their city rivals 2-1. Radamel Falcao had put the hosts…