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Maldives strongman concedes election defeat

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Maldives strongman concedes election defeat

Colombo, Sep. 24 (PTI/AFP): The strongman president of the Maldives on Monday conceded defeat in elections, easing fears of a fresh political crisis in the archipelago at the centre of a battle for influence between India and China. “The Maldivian people have decided what they want. I have accepted the results from yesterday,” Abdulla Yameen […]

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Nations must work together to combat drug problem, says Trump

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Nations must work together to combat drug problem, says Trump

United Nations, Sep. 24 (PTI): US President Donald Trump on Monday urged the world leaders gathered here to work together to combat the “scourge” of drug addiction and stop all forms of trafficking and smuggling that provide the “financial lifeblood” to vicious transnational cartels. Trump, who hosted the global leaders at a high-level event on […]

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Queen Latifah teases ‘Girls Trip’ sequel

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off on Queen Latifah teases ‘Girls Trip’ sequel

Queen Latifah said “Girls Trip” may “definitely” be getting a sequel soon. The actor, who starred in 2017 breakout comedy as Sasha Franklin, revealed the main cast – Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish and her – want to take the story ahead. “There is definitely talk of a sequel,” Latifah said while appearing […]

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‘Kingsman 3’ to release in 2019 with Matthew Vaughn attach to write, direct

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off on ‘Kingsman 3’ to release in 2019 with Matthew Vaughn attach to write, direct

The third film in the “Kingsman” franchise is officially in works with Matthew Vaughn returning as writer and director of the film. Fox Studios has set November 8, 2019 as the official release date for the untitled Kingsman 3, reported Entertainment Weekly. “Kingsman: The Secret Service”, which released in 2014, introduced Eggsy (Taron Egerton), a […]

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Richard Madden eyes Bond role

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off on Richard Madden eyes Bond role

“Game of Thrones” star Richard Madden wants to be the next James Bond, the actor’s father said. Richard Madden Sr said his son may not be making a big deal about being interested in essaying Agent 007 when Daniel Craig steps down as the suave spy, but he is eager about playing the part. “I’m […]

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Assam government introduces Electricity Duty (Amendment) Bill

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Assam government introduces Electricity Duty (Amendment) Bill

Guwahati, Sep. 24 (PTI): Assam Government Monday proposed to replace fixed “electricity duty” of 20 paise per unit with an ad-valorem rate of five per cent on overall energy charge, having a scope to further increase it to 10 per cent.

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Rupee dives 43 paise as crude reclaims USD 80-mark

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Business  /  Comments Off on Rupee dives 43 paise as crude reclaims USD 80-mark

Mumbai, Sep. 24 (PTI): The rupee struggled to make headway after a two-day climb and backtracked to end sharply lower by 43 paise to 72.63 against the US dollar after crude prices soared ahead of impending US sanctions on Iran. Reversing its recovery momentum, the rupee opened lower at 72.47 from weekend close of 72.20 […]

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Petrol crosses INR 90-mark in Mumbai, rates at all-time high across country

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Business  /  Comments Off on Petrol crosses INR 90-mark in Mumbai, rates at all-time high across country

New Delhi, Sep. 24 (PTI): Petrol Monday crossed the INR 90-mark in Mumbai as a dip in the value of rupee and rise in international oil prices pushed rates across the country to new all-time high. Petrol prices were hiked by 11 paise per litre and diesel by 5 paise, according to price notification of […]

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Gold recovers on mild demand, silver gains

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Business  /  Comments Off on Gold recovers on mild demand, silver gains

Mumbai, Sep. 24 (PTI): Gold prices recovered marginally by INR 15 to close at INR 30,705 per 10 gram at the bullion market here Monday due to mild demand from stockist and retailers. Elsewhere, silver prices surged for the second straight session, advanced by INR 160 to INR 37,195 per kg due to sustained offtake […]

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Airtel announces massive network expansion plans for UP, U’khand

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Business  /  Comments Off on Airtel announces massive network expansion plans for UP, U’khand

Lucknow, Sep. 24 (PTI): Bharti Airtel said Monday it will roll out 17,313 new mobile sites and 6,650 km of additional optic fibre in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand this fiscal under an expansion project. “As a part of its network expansion program Project LEAP, during present financial, Airtel plans to deploy more than 17,313 new […]

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