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Last updated: 05 Sep, 2017  
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SL grants approval for Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine's emergency use
IANS | 22 Jan, 2021
Sri Lankan authorities on Friday granted approval for the emergency use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, Minister for Pharmaceutical Production and Regulation Channa Jayasumana said.
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Aggressive China now getting worried over adverse fallout from world fraternity
IANS | 09 Nov, 2020
Chinese President Xi Jinping has been talking tough and flexing military muscle on the international stage in recent months but now he appears to be worried over the adverse fallout of his belligerent foreign policy on the economic front.
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Pakistan's fate at FATF hangs in the balance
IANS | 20 Oct, 2020
As the global watch dog for money laundering and terror financing, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), gears up to conduct its virtual plenary meeting from October 21 to 23 in Paris, Pakistan is keeping its fingers crossed with hopes of being taken off the grey list.
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Ghani, Khalilzad, US General discuss Afghan peace
IANS | 06 Oct, 2020
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and American Commander Gen. Scott Miller held a meeting in Doha to discuss the peace process in the war-torn country.
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B'desh exports dip 5.84% in H1 2019-20
IANS | 06 Jan, 2020
Bangladesh's total exports in the first half of the current 2019-20 fiscal year (July 2019-June 2020) reached over $19 billion, down 5.84 per cent year on year, official data revealed on Monday.
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SAARC expresses concern, wants rule of law restored in Maldives
IANS | 21 Feb, 2018
The Chairman of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians has written to Maldives Speaker raising concerns over the current political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation urging it to immediately take steps to restore normalcy and respect for the rule of law in the country.
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Sri Lanka, Singapore sign trade agreement
IANS | 24 Jan, 2018
Sri Lanka and Singapore on Tuesday signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) aimed at boosting trade and investment between the two countries.
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Sri Lanka, China to co-build power plant
IANS | 19 Jan, 2018
Sri Lanka and China on Friday signed a joint venture agreement to construct Sri Lanka's largest dendro power plant in the country's south.
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Sri Lanka reimposes ban on sale of alcohol to women
IANS | 17 Jan, 2018
Sri Lanka's Cabinet on Tuesday unanimously decided to withdraw two gazette notifications which would enable women to buy alcohol and work in shops selling or manufacturing alcohol beverages, and extending the business hours of liquor shops across the island, a minister said.
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Google expands further in China, opens new office
IANS | 17 Jan, 2018
After opening a research lab focused on artificial intelligence (AI) in China -- its first such centre in Asia - Google has reportedly opened another office in the country.
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