Sri Lanka’s ousted PM says US, Japan freeze aid over political crisis

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Sri Lanka’s deposed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the United States and Japan had frozen more than a billion dollars of development aid after his abrupt dismissal raised doubts about the future of democracy in the island. The move to hold back project financing, along with the EU’s warning it could withdraw duty-free concessions for
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Construction works of the Postal Highway have failed to gain momentum as issues such as bridge construction and distribution of land compensation remain unattended. The national pride project had its maps laid before the east west highway which is currently in operation. However, construction works of more than dozen bridges at Bara, Parsa, Rautahat and
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WASHINGTON, Nov 2, 2018 (AFP) – President Donald Trump on Thursday warned that soldiers deployed to the Mexican border could shoot Central American migrants who throw stones at them while attempting to cross illegally. Trump told journalists at the White House that a group of several thousand migrants walking through Mexico towards the US border
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Hilary Duff is celebrating the birth of her daughter. The 31-year-old actress and singer and her boyfriend, Matthew Koma, announced the news Monday on Instagram. Banks Violet Bair was born on Oct. 25. Duff wrote “this little bit has fully stolen our hearts!” Duff has a son from her previous marriage to former professional hockey
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 Russia blamed bureaucracy rather than censorship for a decision to halt the release of a Hollywood movie that tells the fictional story of US troops rescuing a Russian president from a Kremlin coup. The thriller “Hunter Killer” was due to hit screens in Russia on Nov 1, but the release was pulled, prompting allegations from
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Nepal Medical Council has decided not to implement ‘Accreditation Standards for the MBBS/BDS Programme’ for medical students to attend licensing examination. A full house meeting of NMC today has decided not to change accreditation standards for medical students studying in and outside the country. On October 26, Nepal Medical Council had decided to implement accreditation
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A programme was held at the Nepal Army Headquarters on Wednesday to discuss modernisation of the army, to keep up with the times, and to make the institution more professional in the days to come. The programme was attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwor Pokharel, Chair of the State Affairs and
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Deputy prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwor Pokhrel on Saturday urged Madhesi parties to refrain from hubris based on regionalism. Addressing a ceremony organised by Nepal Communist Party (NCP) at party office in Kalaiya in Bara, DPM Pokhrel advised the provincial government of Province 2 to move forward in unison with all stakeholders. Likewise, the
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Industrialist Rakesh Agrawal has been arrested by the police on charges of not paying sugarcane farmers. He was arrested today by Kathmandu Police from Tripureshwor. Agrawal is the proprietor of the Indira Sugar Mill and Agro Pvt Ltd, Nawalparasi and the Annapurna Sugar Mill Pvt Ltd, Sarlahi. His Nawalparasi-based industry is yet to pay Rs
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