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Afternoon brief: Centre seeks report on Jain's ‘special treatment’ in Tihar jail

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Centre seeks report on Saytendar Jain's ‘special treatment’ in Tihar jail.(HT Photo.)
Centre seeks report on Saytendar Jain's ‘special treatment’ in Tihar jail.(HT Photo.)
Updated on Nov 03, 2022 01:06 PM IST

Russian airline Aeroflot resumes travel services to Sri Lanka after four months

With the arrival of an Aeroflot flight on Monday to the Katunayake International Airport, the Moscow-Colombo route will be reinstated, on conditions being promised by the Sri Lankan government that none of its planes will be grounded or arrested

A view shows the first Airbus A350-900 aircraft of Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot during a media presentation at Sheremetyevo International Airport outside Moscow, Russia (REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo)
A view shows the first Airbus A350-900 aircraft of Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot during a media presentation at Sheremetyevo International Airport outside Moscow, Russia (REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo)
Updated on Oct 10, 2022 04:46 PM IST

Sri Lanka’s consumer prices hit hyperinflation levels at 54.6%

Sri Lanka, which is in the midst of its worst economic crisis, this week restricted fuel supplies and told residents to stay home until July 10 to dampen demand.

Official data showed consumer prices in capital Colombo rose 54.6% from a year earlier, beating predictions for a 43.7% gain in a Bloomberg survey of economists.
Official data showed consumer prices in capital Colombo rose 54.6% from a year earlier, beating predictions for a 43.7% gain in a Bloomberg survey of economists.
Published on Jun 30, 2022 04:42 PM IST

Sri Lanka announces shut-down of schools from next week amid fuel crisis

With its existing fuel stocks fast depleting, Sri Lanka is under intense pressure to get foreign exchange to pay for its imports, which has brought several sectors of the country’s economy to a grinding halt.

Three-wheeler drivers wait in a queue to buy petrol due to fuel shortage, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.(REUTERS)
Three-wheeler drivers wait in a queue to buy petrol due to fuel shortage, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 18, 2022 05:54 PM IST

Indian businessman held with foreign currency worth over Rs. 40 million in Lanka

The man, who has not been identified, was arrested on Sunday by security officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Daily Mirror Lanka reported.

The Indian businessman was to board an Indigo flight from Colombo airport bound for Chennai. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)
The Indian businessman was to board an Indigo flight from Colombo airport bound for Chennai. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)
Published on Jun 06, 2022 11:05 PM IST
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