Indonesian President Joko Widodo has officially proposed a plan to transfer the country's capital from Jakarta, on Java's crowded island, to Kalimantan on Borneo's island. Widodo, also known by his nickname Jokowi, made the proposal a day before the nation celebrates its 74th anniversary of independence during its state of the union speech in parliament.
Regional leaders met at the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu this week, where smaller island-dominated states sought a consensus on climate goals.
India's 73rd Independence Day celebrations took place on 15 August 2019 at the Indian High Commissioner's official residence in Colombo, India House. Taranjit Singh Sandhu, High Commissioner for Sri Lanka, addressed the gathering of Indian expatriates and well-wishers from Sri Lanka.
Ford (F) has great plans for the launch of its car in 2020. The automaker will be launching an all-electric crossover vehicle inspired by Mustang as well as bringing back the Bronco SUV model. Besides the redesigned F-series and several updated SUV designs, this is also possible.
Third-party merchants on Amazon's marketplace already account for 58 percent of revenues. That's thanks in large part to its Amazon Fulfillment (FBA) program that enables vendors to send inventory to the company's storage facilities and Amazon ships an item automatically when a client purchases it.
Climbers who want to try Mount Everest should first have to prove they are experienced mountaineers, recommended by a committee advising the government of Nepal. The report recommends that applicants must have climbed a peak of at least 6,500 m (21,325 ft) in Nepal already. They should also be issuing a physical fitness certificate and using skilled guides, it adds.
A giant parrot that roamed New Zealand about 19 million years ago had a height of 1m (3ft 2in) - more than half the average height of a human, a new study has found.
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has caused minor damage in northeastern Taiwan as the island braced for the arrival of a severe typhoon.
Heavy rainfall across Mumbai and suburban areas has crippled normal life Sunday with "intermittent rain with heavy to heavy showers" forecasting from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)
Hyundai introduced a version of its Sonata hybrid that has solar panels to support battery charging. The Korean vehicle manufacturer said that if the solar roof was used for six hours a day, up to 60 percent of the energy could be provided for the battery of the vehicle.
Ms. Swaraj, who served five years as foreign minister, suffered a heart arrest on Tuesday, said India's Press Trust. She was a famous minister as prime minister in the first term of Narendra Modi, but previously this year she did not contest parliamentary elections.
In South-West France, scientists have discovered a huge dinosaur thigh bone at a site which has been producing fossils for almost a century.A sauropod, plant-free dinosaur with a long neck and tail, is believed to have belonged to the femur discovered at Angeac for two meters (6.6 ft) lengthy.
The Walt Disney Company said Russia Taylor, Minnie Mouse's voice since the mid-1980s, was killed. She was seventy-five.Disney said in a declaration, she died Friday at Glendale, California. There was no release of the cause of death.
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt was defeated in the Conservative Party leading competition on Tuesday, former London Mayor Boris Johnson won the competition for a future Prime Minister. By 92,153 to 46,656 votes for Conservative arty Johnson defeated Hunt.
The $2.1 billion credit it has signed for Wednesday is the largest sustainability-based loan for a commodity dealer, COFCO International, the Geneva-based, international trade force of China's largest food-and agricultural business.
India will overtake the United Kingdom this year as the fifth-largest economy in the world, and in 2025 IHS Markit is about to overtake Japan as the third-largest.
Despite ongoing US-China trade wars, Malaysia's trade perspective is still optimistic, said Datuk Wan Latiff Wan Musa, Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade).
In the course of the 180th annual General Assembly of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, South African High Commissioner Robina Marks said that the company community and the private sector played unseen roles in turning the nation from the pariah state to a prosperous state.
Following a secret ballot from MEPs, Germany's Ursula von der Leyen was chosen narrowly as EU President. On 1 November, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will be replaced by the Center-Right Defense Minister.
On Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron laid the heart of the Bastille Day parade in Europe's military cooperation in an era of growing tensions with the USA. Key EU leaders, including Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Mark Rutte from the Netherlands, joined Macron to watch the annual Parade in Paris during the French Revolution in the Champs Elysées on July 14, 1789.
Volkswagen and Ford said they’re going to work together to develop self-driving and electric cars in an effort to cut fresh
Giant panda “Yuanzai” celebrated its sixth birthday Saturday at the Taipei Zoo, Taiwan, with a unique birthday cake made of ice
India will step up Monday's global space race by launching a low-cost mission to become just the fourth nation to land a probe on the moon. Just five days before the 50th anniversary of man's first lunar landing, after a decade-long build-up, Chandrayaan-2— or Moon Chariot 2— will blow off from a tropical island off Andhra Pradesh state.
As an unconventional artist, by launching it exclusively through Amazon, Lady Gaga takes the same strategy to her fresh make-up line. Haus Laboratories, the Oscar-winning songwriter, will become the first significant cosmetics brand that the online retail giant will launch. The agreement implies that from the beginning, the first company venture of Lady Gaga will have a global reach. In September,
Sir James Dyson purchased what is believed to be the largest and most costly penthouse flat in Singapore. The purchase comes after his business relocated its headquarters from the UK to Singapore, best known for its vacuum cleaners. The estate covers three floors and has five bedrooms in the core of the business district of the city.
Chinese and German researchers work together to further decrease emissions of greenhouse gasses from livestock raising.
On downtown Victoria Sunday for the annual Victoria Pride parade, thousands of marchers and revelers covered in rainbows, feathers, and sequin. About thirty thousand individuals from over six hundred organizations attended the formal parade through central London with around 1.5 million individuals.
Brands of fast fashion might need to slow down their performance. In February Kardashian filed a lawsuit against the brand alleging that he used her likeness without her consent to sell lower-priced versions of the clothes she wore. Kim Kardashian had only won a lawsuit against the United States Missguided. She demanded 10 million dollars, but finally got 2,7 million dollars plus 60 thousand dollars in legal charges for the problems she had. But it was not a hard fight, because the Missguided United States never answered that fight. The default is $2.7 million.
A quarter of a century after the nomination of the ancient capital, Bagan is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to the tourism industry, recognition by the United Nations cultural body will increase demand from both Western and Asian markets. However, the future of the area is crucial for meeting conservation commitments and efficient local governance.
The duty on gold imports in India has risen. Anantha Padmanabhan, Chairman of the All India Gems and Jewelry Council, said that this tax rise could discourage the physical markets ' purchasers' and reduce the demand of 760 tonnes in 2018 by ten percent this year.
According to Riyadh press reports, the Saudi Government improved the Haj quota to the pilgrims of Sri Lanka by adding 500 visas to the current figure, bringing the total to 4,000 this year. The Sri Lankan Haj pilgrims will receive their Saudi Arabia visas for their moment via an internet portal, press reports also stated.
Nirmala Sitharaman, Indian Minister of Finance, today at 11:00 AM, introduces the government's first budget Modi 2. The then acting finance minister, Piyush Goyal, given several income tax liabilities to the middle class in February and introduced zero tax liabilities for the Rs.5 lakh revenue group.
The biggest earthquake in nearly 20 years in Southern California led one town on Thursday to declare the state of emergency and shook people from Las Vegas in the county of Orange.
The murder of at least 13 individuals crashed on a second consecutive day of the rain-disturbed railway and the air traffic in Mumbai, the Indian financial capital. The authorities were forced to declare a public holiday.
JAPAN: World leaders kicked off one of their most high-stakes G20 meetings in years Friday, with rows brewing over a bruising US-China trade war and climate change despite a more conciliatory tone from US President Donald Trump. After lashing out at friend and foe alike en route to Osaka in western Japan for the meeting, Trump appeared in a less combative mood when meeting fellow world leaders face-to-face.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Pakistan this autumn, the first royals to travel to the Islamic republic in more than 13 years, according to BBC.
Several countries will be able to see solar eclipse today. Most of the eclipse's path of totality will travel over the southern Pacific Ocean. But when the lunar shadow touches land, the eclipse will traverse parts of Chile and Argentina on a journey lasting about 6 minutes. Millions of people in those nations will experience the eerie midday darkness of a total eclipse, weather permitting, according to NASA.
The US and China agreed to resume trade talks, facilitating a lengthy line that led to a worldwide financial slowdown. At the G20 Summit in Japan, US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping reached consensus.
The bodies of seven of a group of eight missing climbers have been recovered in the Indian Himalayas, officials have said.
As Facebook is grappling with the spread of hate speech on its platform, it is introducing modifications that restrict the spread of messages in two nations,
The government of Thailand made final preparations to host the Southeast Asian Nations Association (ASEAN) summit due to be held in Bangkok on the weekend.
NAMIBIA: Drought-hit Namibia has authorized the sale of at least 1,000 wild animals -- including elephants and giraffes -- to limit the loss of life and generate $1.1 million for conservation, the authorities confirmed Saturday.
The Duke of Edinburgh the longest-serving consort in British history is celebrating his 98th birthday.
The bodies of four climbers who failed their Everest challenge and left little indication as to their identity created a new challenge for the Nepalese authorities that control the highest peak in the world.
For a second day of activities to mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion, Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron joined D-Day
US President Donald Trump will arrive for a three-day official state visit to the UK on Monday morning. »
It is expected that Air Force One will land at London Stansted Airport at 9:00 BST. The Queen will host a state banquet for the president and First Lady Melania Trump at Buckingham Palace on Monday night. During the visit, protests are planned throughout the UK-including rallies in London, Manchester, Belfast, Birmingham, and Nottingham.
These stunning photographs showcase the work of the ten winners of a competition for places in an upcoming charity book called Remembering Lions.
At the national elections with 346 seats, the Bharatiya Janata Party led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed a historic victory.
Uber, the world’s largest personal mobility company, announced a key partnership with The International Cricket Council, as the official sponsor of the ICC Men’s World Cup 2019.
Huawei would continue to provide security updates and after-sales services, to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products covering those that had been sold or still in stock globally.
Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has died. He was 70. He was born on Feb 22, 1949, into a wealthy Vienna family.
German sportswear manufacturer Adidas recorded a “strong growth” in China with an increase in turnover of 16 percent in the first quarter (Q1) of the fiscal year 2019, the company announced on Friday.
The first tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics went on sale on Thursday, with Japanese residents able to enter a lottery to watch the sport of their choice.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have named their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Since initiating market reforms in 1978, China had shifted from a centrally-planned economy to a more market-based one and subsequently experienced rapid economic and social development.
SIAL Canada is one of the most popular professional food and beverage sector exhibitions being held annually in Canada, and visited by several thousand buyers, buying agents, importers, food sector distributors, experts, wholesalers, and retailers.
The festive high mass of St. Anthony’s Basilica in Padua, Italy was held on May 1. The twenty-two-year-old feast under the initiation of Rev. Msgr. Neville Joe Perera, National Coordinator of Sri Lankan migrants in Italy is a significant ‘national event’ amongst the migrant and working community in Italy.
The Duchess of Sussex has given birth to a boy, the Duke of Sussex has announced.
Samsung Sri Lanka recently announced the launch of the Galaxy A70, its sixth smartphone in the popular Galaxy A-line. Galaxy A70 is a powerful device that has been designed for the fast-paced
Emirates, Premier Partner and the Official Airline of Expo 2020 Dubai, unveiled the design and visitor experience concepts of its ultramodern pavilion for the 6-month mega-event.
The International Monetary Fund cut its outlook for global growth to the lowest since the financial crisis amid a bleaker outlook in most major advanced economies and signs that higher tariffs are weighing on trade.
April 11 is National Pet Day. While loving our pets is something we do every day, National Pet Day encourages us to pay special attention to pets who may not get that extra attention.
The theme of 2019 NSMD is "Midwives for Mothers". The theme is selected every year by the members of White Ribbon Alliance India (WRAI) and they carry out several activities,
On Saturday, India’s Finance Minister, Arjun Jaitley mentioned that India is expected to become the third largest economy in the world by 2030 with GDP touching USD 10 trillion, helped by consumption and investment growth.
Ceding power in the face of massive street protests after two decades at the helm, Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika submitted his resignation with immediate effect, state media said on Tuesday
On Tuesday, Vice President Pence mentioned that the Trump administration is committed to landing U.S. astronauts on the moon within the next five years
Cathay Pacific is to buy a low-cost carrier, Hong Kong Express for $4.93bn Hong Kong dollars ($628m). Hong Kong Express, which flies to destinations across Asia, will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific.
The Deputy Prime minister has promised that the boy who saved his classmates from an alleged school bus hijacker will be granted Italian citizenship.
After introducing taxi hailing services in Bath and Exeter in November last year, Ola UK has officially launched Green Tuk-Tuks in
In collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria, the 41st Regional Cooperative Agreement (RCA) of the National Representatives from the Asia and Pacific region is to take place from the 26th of March to the 29th of March, at Hotel Galadari, Colombo.
A severe category 3 cyclone blew into the key mining region of Pilbara in Western Australia Sunday, forcing evacuations and a halt to port operations,
New Zealand police confirmed on Thursday, that all 50 victims of the Christchurch mosque shooting had been formally identified and their next-of-kin had been advised.
A bus carrying 51 schoolchildren was hijacked by its driver and set alight near Milan in Italy.
During the weekend, a tropical cyclone tore across Mozambique is said to have killed more than 1,000 People as a result,
The Civil Aviation Department (CAD) of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government announced that the operation of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft into,
Forty people have been killed and more than 20 seriously wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, during the Traditional Friday Prayers a few hours ago.
The Bangladeshi Government said that on Wednesday it would start relocating tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from overcrowded camps to a remote island vulnerable to extreme weather,
Singapore Airline’s KrisFlyer members can now earn KrisPay miles when they spend at various partner outlets across Singapore, with the latest enhancement to the KrisPay app. After making a purchase, members can simply launch the KrisPay app and key in the amount spent under the new “Earn” tab, and a QR code will be generated.
The 51-year-old marine conservationist was swept into the mouth of a large Bryde’s whale off the coast of the southern South African town of Port Elizabeth while filming a sardine run last month, as the belief of the Bible’s Jonah, Rainer Schimpf has narrowly survived after being caught in the jaws of a whale.
NASA is about to make history on March 29 with the first all-female spacewalk outside the International Space Station. Canadian Space Agency and NASA flight controller Kristen Facciol,
A Boeing 737 of Ethiopian Airlines had crashed en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi on Sunday, killing all 149 passengers and eight crew on board, state media reported as African leaders offered condolences. “We hereby confirm that our scheduled flight ET 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi was involved in an accident today,” the airline said in a statement.
“Facebook is moving away from being a “digital town square” to meet growing demands for secure, private messaging on a smaller scale”- Chief Executive, Mark Zuckerberg
A few days ago, Sri Lanka Declared opened a new consulate office in Nicosia, Cyprus, with the presence of the Foreign Minister of Cyprus, Nikos Cristodoulides and Tilak Marapana, the Sri Lankan Counterpart.
At the prestigious Conde Nast Middle East Reader’s Choice Awards, Emirates won the ‘Favourite Middle East Airline, Premium Cabin.’ The award is a testament to the airline’s consistent commitment to invest in new products and services that deliver better customer experience.
On Tuesday, the Jovial North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, walked the red carpet from a Vietnamese rail station. He then was met by a military band and a swarm of the press that has waited overnight for his arrival.
Scheduled to take place from the 25 February to 22 March 2019, at the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, the United Nations Human Rights Council will hold its fortieth regular session.
In order to meet the young women getting a secondary education thanks to the efforts of a British entrepreneur, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex touched down in Asni by helicopter.
"Online retail sales across China’s rural areas experienced tremendous growth last year"-Ministry of Commerce (MOC)
The representatives of, two German Automobile giants, BMW and Daimler stated that they would invest one billion euros (US$1.1 billion) in combining and extending their carsharing schemes, DriveNow and Car2Go, offering a slew of ‘mobility services’, including electric cars.
The Royal Dutch Shell has been awarded a license from China, to trade oil products in China's domestic and wholesale market. This is considered the countries first license as such for a wholly-owned foreign company.
India’s most preferred premium hatchback, Baleno was revealed with a new, bolder look by Maruti Suzuki India Limited on January 28th.
CEO Sundar Pichai announced the news in a blog post emphasizing the company’s growth outside its Mountain View
The bike-ambulance services have been launched by, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to ensure that people in need make it on time to hospitals.
The increment of the prices and sales at flower markets this week for Valentine's Day, today
A citizen of Nigeria, Mohammed Abubakar of Kano, began his career as an aircraft cleaner, gradually rising in rank until he was able to secure his certifications enabling him to operate a plane. Thereby, he recently received his fourth aviation bar which qualified him as a pilot.
Beating the 10.3-percent average rise for the country’s major industrial enterprises, China’s oil and petrochemical industry registered a profit growth of 32.1 percent in 2018.
Iris Apfel, a globally renowned fashion icon famous for her short, white hair, oversized spectacles, and stacks of jewelry. Apart from her unmistakable personal style to her contributions to White House interior design,
The world's oldest elephant, Dakshayani has been reported dead, at the age of 88 in India. Dakshayani took part in temple rituals and processions at the Chengalloor Mahadeva Temple in the southern state of Kerala, Given the title Gaja Muthassi or elephant granny.
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