India to benefit from China-Pakistan economic corridor, says Pakistani diplomat

September 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on India to benefit from China-Pakistan economic corridor, says Pakistani diplomat 

MOSCOW, Sept. 1 — India will benefit from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) despite any political disputes, said Pakistani Ambassador to Russia Zaheer Janjua.

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Chinese tourists to Sri Lanka up 84% in March

April 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on Chinese tourists to Sri Lanka up 84% in March 

COLOMBO, April 6 — china remained the second largest source of tourists to Sri Lanka growing by 84.5 percent in March when compared with the previous year, latest data released here on Monday showed.

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Sri Lanka's tourism earnings grow 6.6%

March 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on Sri Lanka's tourism earnings grow 6.6% 

COLOMBO, March 25 — Sri Lanka's tourism earnings kicked off the year with moderate 6.6 percent growth posting USD 248.7 million in January 2015 from USD 233.3 million in the same period last year, official data released by the Central Bank said here on Wednesday.

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Maldives introduces thermal cameras to detect Ebola

October 16, 2014 by · Comments Off on Maldives introduces thermal cameras to detect Ebola 

COLOMBO, Oct. 15 — Maldives government has installed thermal cameras at the international airport in capital Male as the World Health Organization (WHO) increased its warnings on Ebola, an official said on Wednesday.

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Mauritius ranked best honeymoon destination

September 9, 2014 by · Comments Off on Mauritius ranked best honeymoon destination 

PORT LOUIS, Sept. 8 — Mauritius island has confirmed its reputation as the best destination in the Indian Ocean region for wedding and honeymoon, results released last week by World Travel Awards (WTA).

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India to participate in UNESCO mock tsunami drill in Indian Ocean

September 9, 2014 by · Comments Off on India to participate in UNESCO mock tsunami drill in Indian Ocean 

NEW DELHI, Sept. 8 — India will participate in a two- day major mock tsunami drill in the Indian Ocean, starting Tuesday, along with 23 other countries, an official said Monday.

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