India raises security level after militant assault

Indian security forces have been put on high alert in the wake of a deadly militant attack on a police station in northern state of Punjab, close to border with Pakistan.

Sri Lanka trade deficit widens 49.7 percent in May 2015

Sri Lanka's trade deficit widened substantially by 49.7 percent to US$ 703 million in May from US$ 470 million a year earlier, according to the Central Bank data released in its External Sector Performance Review Wednesday.

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up by 11.9 percent in June 2015

Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals rose 11.9 percent in June this year compared to the same period last year, the data released by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) showed.

Over 70% of Everest glacier may be lost by 2100

Over 70 per cent of the glacier volume in the Mount Everest region in the Himalayas could be lost in 85 years if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, a new paper suggests. It also indicates more flood risk in the future in the Kosi river downstream from Nepal to …