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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26-week old miracle baby survives two surgeries

Miracle at the time of COVID-19 pandemic is indeed rare, but it happened with a 26-week old baby, who survived two invasive surgeries

ADB-funded development in Bangladesh: 40 projects hit by pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has slowed down the implementation of at least 40 of the 49 projects funded by the Asian Development Bank in Bangladesh

Google to pump in $10 bn to help India's digital transformation

Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday announced a Google for India Digitisation Fund through which the company will invest Rs 75,000 crore, or approximately $10 billion, over the next five to seven years to drive digital transformation in the country

Pakistan reopens Wagah border for Afghan exports

Pakistan has decided to resume Afghan exports through the Wagah border crossing from July 15, 2020, after implementing coronavirus-related protocols.According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office on Monday, this measure was taken under the Pakistan-Afghanistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA), and at the request of the Afghanistan government

Pakistan meets UN climate change goal a decade ahead of deadline

Though among the countries most vulnerable to global warming, Pakistan has passed a crucial milestone on the road to environmental protection by meeting the overarching United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13, which calls for urgent actions to combat climate change and its impacts, 10 years ahead of the deadline, reveals the UN Sustainable Development Report 2020

IIIT Delhi develops AI model to repurpose existing drugs to treat COVID-19

The Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-Delhi) on Sunday said it has developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) model for drug repositioning in the treatment of COVID-19

H&M Foundation support for Bangladesh's female apparel workers

H&M Foundation, a non-profit platform of the Swedish fashion giant H&M Group, is initiating a long-term project to support female apparel workers in Bangladesh, starting with their urgent needs connected to COVID-19 pandemic

Pakistan opens two key trade routes with Afghanistan

Pakistan has opened two key trade routes with neighbour Afghanistan that will help boost bilateral trade, Pakistani officials said

WHO donates medical equipment, test kits to the Maldives

The World Health Organization (WHO), on Saturday donated medical and diagnostic equipment to Maldives to aid in its efforts to combat an outbreak of the new coronavirus

India's Mukesh Ambani, world's 7th richest, overtakes Warren Buffet

Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani has become the seventh richest person in the world overtaking Warren Buffet, one of the most successful investors globally, according to Forbes Real-Time Billionaires Index

India's tiger census sets Guinness Record for world's largest camera-trap survey

The fourth cycle of the All India Tiger Estimation 2018, results of which were declared to the nation on Global Tiger Day last year by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has now entered the Guinness World Record for being the world's largest camera trap wildlife survey

World Bank approves $200m to help Afghanistan during COVID-19 pandemic

The World Bank Board on Friday approved a $200 million grant to help Afghanistan mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and provide relief to vulnerable people and businesses, the bank said in a statement

US embassy donates equipment to Sri Lanka Life Saving

The US Embassy in Colombo has donated life-saving safety equipment to Sri Lanka Life Saving, the national body said on Friday

PM Modi dedicates major solar power project, sees it as a symbol of self-reliant India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power project in Madhya Pradesh to the nation via video conference on Friday

Vegetable exports to India from Bhutan comes to a halt

While it is the peak vegetable production season for farmers and a chance to earn by selling vegetables at the auction yard in Phuentsholing, export to India via Jaigaon has come to an abrupt halt since July 6

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