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SL PM visits robotic warehouse in Norway

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who is on a three-day official visit to Norway yesterday visited XXL’s robotic warehousing facility run by Element Logic and TIQRI. The automated warehouse uses robots to store, package and ship goods to XXL stores and online shoppers. Here, the Premier is received on arrival by senior management of the companies.

Police defend the action on Thebuwana incident

The Police defended the actions taken by the Thebuwana police Officer In Charge in releasing the lorry transporting sand and said that the said lorry had a valid permit for the transport of sand.A lorry transporting sand had been taken into custody by the Sergeant on September 28. however, the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Thebuwana Police Station had released...

President wants N&E lands released to owners before December 31

President Maithripala Sirisena said people in the North and East should be given back the land they are entitled to and directed the relevant officials to resolve all existing problems and release such land to the legally entitled owners before December 31 this year.The President issued this directive when he presided over a meeting of the Presidential Task Force...

Dutch thwart Russian cyber attack on chemical weapons watchdog: intel agency

Dutch intelligence thwarted a Russian cyber attack targeting the global chemical weapons watchdog in April and expelled four Russian agents, the government said Thursday. The Russians set up a car full of electronic equipment in the car park of a hotel next to the Organisation for the Prohibition for Chemical Weapons in The Hague in a bid to hack its...

Camila Cabello leads in nominations for MTV Europe Music Awards

US singer Camila Cabello leads in nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards, according to a list released Thursday. Even before the ceremony to be held November 4 near Bilbao in northern Spain, it has been a banner year for the 21 year old singer born in Cuba.

Indian actress sued after alleging sexual harassment

An Indian actress who alleges she was sexually harassed on two film sets said Thursday she had received legal notices and threats of violence over her claims. Former Miss Universe contestant Tanushree Dutta said she was sexually harassed by multi-award-winning Bollywood star Nana Patekar during the filming of the romantic comedy "Horn Ok Pleassss" in 2008. Dutta first made the allegations...

EgyptAir stands by ‘surreal’ Drew Barrymore interview

EgyptAir stood by its story Thursday after US actress Drew Barrymore's spokesperson denied she took part in an interview with the airline's in-flight magazine that went viral over its bizarre content. "This interview with Drew Barrymore in the Egypt Air in flight magazine is, umm, surreal," journalist and Yemen expert Adam Baron wrote on Twitter. The post, which included pictures of...

Senators to review new FBI material on Kavanaugh

US Senators prepared Thursday to review the results of the new FBI probe into the background of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ahead of a final confirmation vote perhaps as early as Saturday. The White House reviewed new interviews conducted by the FBI in its investigation of sexual assault allegations against the man President Donald Trump wants to secure a...

Russia’s GRU ‘targeted chemical weapons watchdog OPCW’

Dutch security services expelled four Russians over a cyber attack plot targeting the global chemical weapons watchdog, officials said. The operation by Russia's GRU military intelligence allegedly targeted the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons in The Hague in April. The OPCW has been probing the chemical attack on a Russian ex-spy in the UK. The allegations are part of an...

India under fire as it deports Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar

India has deported seven Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, despite last-minute appeals that doing so put them at risk. The men had been detained since 2012 for immigration violations. Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court refused to step in to stop their deportation. At least 700,000 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar in the past year. UN...
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