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'Hold Quran in your right hand, atom bomb on left': Pak leader's startling solution to economic crisis

Islamabad/IBNS: A Pakistan leader has stirred a row with his bizarre solution to the country's economic crisis that has kept the South Asian nation on an edge, media reports said.

Pakistan's currency drops to a record low after govt ends control

Islamabad: Pakistan's currency Thursday fell to a record low of Rs 255 against the US dollar, according to local media reports.

Sri Lanka should have embraced IMF earlier: State Finance Minister

Colombo/UNI: Sri Lanka would not have landed in an economic mess if only previous governments had adhered to the agreements with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), State Finance Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said in remarks published on Wednesday.

As global economic crises ‘pile up’, Ghanaian leader says it's time for urgent attention

New York: It was doubtful that any generation of Earth’s inhabitants has ever witnessed “such a perfect storm of global economic chaos, a war with global consequences, and an unwillingness or inability to find a consensus to deal with the catastrophe,” the President of Ghana told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.

Bangladesh will not face Sri Lanka-type economic crisis, assures PM Sheikh Hasina

Dhaka: Rejecting concerns that Bangladesh could go the Sri Lanka way, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said that despite the Covid-19 onslaught and the Russia-Ukraine conflict, her country's economy continued to be in robust shape and that her regime exercised a high level of diligence when taking any loans.

3-hour power cut announced in Sri Lanka for two days

Colombo/UNI: As Sri Lanka continues to face an economic crisis, the Public Utilities Commission has approved power cuts for three hours on Monday and Tuesday.

Sri Lanka: Protesters claim to recover millions of rupees from prez Gotabaya Rajapaksa's house

Colombo: The protesters, who stormed inside Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa's official residence on Saturday, have claimed to recover millions of rupees hidden inside the mansion, according to a media report.

Day after Lankans barge into President's home, Army chief appeals for peace

Colombo/IBNS: Sri Lankan Army chief General Shavendra Silva on Sunday urged people to maintain peace in the island nation as it struggles with an unprecedented economic crisis.

All updates: Lanka PM's house set ablaze, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to resign next Wednesday

Colombo/IBNS: Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will resign next Wednesday, after months of protest against him amid an unprecedented economic crisis in the island nation.

Sri Lanka crisis: Protesters set PM Ranil Wickremesinghe's house on fire

Colombo/IBNS: After barging into Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's residence, anti-government protesters have now set Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's house on fire amid a deepening crisis in the island nation.

Sri Lanka crisis: Video emerges showing suitcases being loaded on navy ship as President Rajapaksa flees

Colombo/IBNS: Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled his official residence Saturday as thousands of anti-government protesters stormed into his residence demanding his resignation.

Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe agrees to step down after protesters storm President's house

Colombo/UNI: The office of Sri Lanka's Prime Minister in a statement on Saturday said Ranil Wickremesinghe has agreed to step down following demands by party leaders in Parliament, Khaleej Times reported.

Sri Lanka MP, ex-minister's houses set ablaze by protesters

Colombo/IBNS: The houses of a Sri Lankan legislator and a former minister were set ablaze on Monday evening in the biggest clashes in weeks of anti-government protests in the island nation.

Sri Lanka police open fire on anti-government protesters, leave 1 dead, several injured

Colombo/IBNS: The police in Sri Lanka opened fire on protesters for the first time on Tuesday since the start of anti-government agitation over an economic crisis in the country, leaving one dead and several others injured, reports said.

'Every minute you protest, country deprived of dollar inflow': Mahinda Rajapaksa addresses nation

Colombo/IBNS:  Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is facing raging protests in the country amid the worst economic crisis, on Monday explained that the Covid lockdown in a weak economy depleted foreign reserves resulting in the present situation.