Items filtered by date: Saturday, 24 June 2017

At least 141 people were missing and feared buried after a landslide caused by torrential rain destroyed a mountain village in a southwest China’s Sichuan province, state media reported Saturday. The landslide hit the village of Xinmo in Maoxian county before 6 a.m. on Saturday morning, and 46 houses were buried, according to the Sichuan provincial government, state media news reported.

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Showers expected to continue till Tuesday

The Meteorology Department says that due to active southwest monsoonal conditions, showery weather is expected during next few days (until June 27) in the south western part of the country and the possibility of continuing rain in the Kegalle, Rathnapura and Kalutara districts is high.

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Annual fare revision: New bus fares

By Yusuf Ariff The National Transport Commission today issued a special notice with the new revised bus fares, which will come into effect from July 01, 2017.

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By Yusuf Ariff The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) says that they have decided to call off the island-wide strike action with immediate effect following discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena.

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Amnesty International has called on the Sri Lankan authorities to immediately implement the much delayed Office on Missing Persons.

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Social relationships play a huge role in our well-being, and recent studies suggests that meaningful human connections are also strongly linked to happiness. In light of this research and as part of an ongoing series to promote happiness and fulfillment in employees, this piece on the Globe and Mail offers advice for finding a loving companion..

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From cashless payments to smartphone apps offering everything from taxis to take-out food - Africa's digital revolution is gathering pace as average citizens take an active role in public discourse.

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Water temperatures in the northwestern Mediterranean are increasing much faster than global averages, threatening the survival of several species, French researchers said.

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The speculations of Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt doing ‘Aashiqui 3’ has been going on for quite some time now. It was unclear if the duo could be teaming up or not for the upcoming project directed by Mohit Suri. However, it has been reported that the alleged lovebirds of tinsel town have been discussing scripts and finalising things with the makers. After ‘Student Of The Year’ and ‘Kapoor and Sons’, this will be their third outing together.

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For the first time the life of Shirdi Sai Baba will be presented in a dance drama in Tamil. This dance drama titled "Sai Nathane Varuga Varuga" will be staged at New Kathiresan Hall, Colombo on June 24 at 6 pm. as a fundraiser for building a Shirdi Sai Baba temple in Avissawella. This drama is produced by Sri Shirdi Baba Trust which has taken up the task of building the Baba temple.

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