Indian detectives approach Sri Lankan government. to get DNA samples on ‘Angoda Lokka’ probe

The Crime Branch-CID of India approached the Sri Lankan government through diplomatic channels to get DNA and fingerprint samples to establish the identity of Sri Lankan don ‘Angoda Lokka’ who died in Coimbatore recently, reported the Times of India

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Pakistan-Afghanistan border near Chaman reopens for trade

The Pak-Afghan border crossing at Chaman reopened for trade on Wednesday,  after it was closed in late July following a clash that erupted over border closure earlier

PM Rajapaksa vows to continue Sri Lanka’s cooperation with India

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has said he hopes to continue Sri Lanka’s cooperation with India during his term in office

Sri Lanka, Myanmar discuss establishing direct air connectivity

Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to Myanmar Dr. Nalin de Silva held a meeting with the top management of the Myanmar Airways International with the view of establishing direct air connectivity between Sri Lanka and Myanmar, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Yangon said

SAARC Development Fund approves USD 7.7 mn for COVID-19 response projects

SAARC Development Fund (SDF) has approved USD 7.7 million (M) to seven of its member countries for projects in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Bangladesh approves protocol draft for Nepal railway transit facility

The Bangladesh cabinet has cleared the draft of an amendment to a protocol signed with Nepal over transit, adding a new railway route

India gifts 10 ICU ventilators to Nepal Army

The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu on Sunday handed over 10 ICU ventilators to the Nepal Army, which were provided by the Indian Army, to assist Nepal’s defence force in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

Over 20 Maldivians travel to India for treatment

Additional patients requiring urgent medical care not available in the Maldives have departed to neighbouring India

Maldives to expand MIFCO facilities via Indian credit line

The Indian High Commission in Maldives, on Tuesday announced the expansion of Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company (MIFCO) facilities, a project funded by the USD 800 million credit line extended by India to the Maldives

India returns Nepali rhino swept away by flood

A massive flood on the Rapti and Narayani rivers in Chitwan National Park in August 2017 swept away wildlife, including rare Asiatic One-horned Rhinoceros, downstream to India

Security beefed up on India-Nepal border for Ayodhya event

The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and the Uttar Pradesh Police have intensified patrolling along the 551 km-long India-Nepal border, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled visit to Ayodhya for Ram Temple Bhumi Puja on Wednesday

Pakistan-Afghanistan Chaman border reopened for a day

Pakistani officials on Tuesday re-opened the Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing at Chaman on Tuesday for a day as a gesture of goodwill

Sri Lanka port workers protest India investment

A Sri Lanka port workers union protesting a planned investment into a container terminal by India has demanded a written guarantee from President Rajapaksa before elections that no privatization will be permitted, a minister said

Bhutan King lauds Assam CM for support during lockdown

Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar has highly appreciated the Assam government in northeastern India for allowing movement of vehicles carrying essential commodities to the neighbouring country amid the lockdown and ensuring the wellbeing of the people

ADB signs $200 million deal with Reliance Bangladesh for 718MW power plant

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a $200 million financing package with Reliance Bangladesh LNG and Power Limited (RBLPL) to build and operate a 718MW gas-fired power plant in Bangladesh

Guarding Bhutan's porous border with India

In Umling, Gelephu, an irrigation channel separates officials from Royal Manas National Park (RMNP) in Bhutan on COVID-19 duty from nearby Indian settlements in the state of Assam

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