An armed man took three hostages at a Russian bank in the city of Belgorod. The hostage situation is developing at a branch of the Zapadny bank in Belgorod, a city in western Russia in a region bordering Ukraine.
Prime Minister and Buddhist Affairs Minister D.M. Jayaratne who was openly criticized by the Bhikku (Maha Sangha) led political party; Jathika Hela Urumaya has made the plans to bring a bill in Parliament to safeguard the dignity of the Buddhism and the Maha Sangha. His proposed bill will bring laws to protect the dignity of the Maha Sangha and prevent…
Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah is well ahead of his main rival in Afghanistan's presidential election, officials said Sunday after half of the ballots were counted, though a run-off vote still looks likely next month.
Investigators on Saturday arrested the captain accused of abandoning the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board, as divers finally accessed the submerged vessel and spotted bodies inside.
A child of around five years of age was the only survivor from a group of six persons after a van they were traveling in veered off the road and fell into the Detagamuwa tank in Kataragama early this morning, police said.
Hambantota Mayor Eraj Ravindra Fernando rejected claims that he was behind the attack on the United National Party MPs at the Mattala Airport premises in Hambantota yesterday (April 17). He also denied carrying a pistol in his hand and but at the same time, he said that it was a plastic pistol which was taken from someone nearby at the…
A mosque in the Paris suburbs said on Friday it had filed a complaint with the police after slices of pork pate and a threatening letter were stuffed into its letterbox.
The Police will file cases against the passenger transport bus drivers whom caught during the New Year period on service under the influence of alcohol. Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana told The Nation that 12 passenger transport drivers are currently in custody and Police will seek the cancelations of their driving licenses.
The Manmunai Bridge in Batticaloa will be declared open tomorrow with the participation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The bridge connects the east and west land across the Batticaloa lagoon. The bridge will also connect the provincial road network on both sides of the lagoon which will provide alternate route to other areas.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died Thursday at the age of 87.
Minister Rishad Bathiudeen plans to sue the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), if the BBS is not to prove the allegation made on him over a fabricated story of settlement of Muslims inside a national park. Addressing a press briefing in Colombo, Minister said that he would claim 500 million rupees, if they fail to prove the allegations made against him.
The Colombo Crimes Division has today taken over the investigation regarding the alleged derogatory remarks made about the Holy Quran by the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera, Police said. According to the Police spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana if the priest is found to have made such remarks, legal action will be taken.
Ukrainian troops have repelled an overnight attack on their port base in the southeast city of Mariupol, killing three of the assailants and wounding 13 others, Arsen Avakov, the country's interior minister, has said.
Rescuers worked frantically Thursday to find 300 people -- mostly schoolchildren -- missing after a South Korean ferry capsized, with prospects of pulling survivors from the submerged vessel dimming as emotions boiled over among anguished relatives.
Police are investigating a clash between two groups that erupted in Pasiyawewa, Minneriya last evening. According to police media unit, the clash had erupted after an argument between the groups escalated.
A complaint has been lodged with the Slave Island Police against Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera for allegedly making derogatory remarks and insulting the Holy Quran, police said.