Day: January 24, 2019

Gold prices held steady at Rs 33,210 per 10 g Advertisement

New Delhi :  Gold prices held steady at Rs 33,210 per 10 gram at the bullion market Thursday in scattered deals even as the precious metal weakened overseas, according to the All India Sarafa Association. Silver prices, however, turned weak and fell by Rs 210 to Rs 39,950 per […]


Not going back to era of ballot papers: CEC

New Delhi  : Amid renewed demands against the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs), Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Thursday asserted that the Election Commission is not going back to ballot papers. EVMs are being used as a “football” due to a “motivated slugfest”, he said. “I would […]

Votes on Senate bills seen as progress even if they fail

WASHINGTON — The Senate is taking a new approach to ending the partial government shutdown by actually taking votes instead of just pointing fingers. But competing bills appear likely to fail Thursday, caught in a poisonous Washington impasse. Either measure would reopen federal agencies and pay 800,000 federal […]

Q&A: How new law, gov’t shutdown can impact tax season

Tax season is almost here and this one could be tricky. It’s the first year that taxpayers will be filing under the massive tax law overhaul pushed through by the Trump administration. And a month-long partial shutdown of the federal government threatens to complicate things further for some. […]

Japan whalers discuss plan to resume commercial hunt July 1

TOKYO  — Japanese whalers are discussing plans ahead of their July 1 resumption of commercial hunting along the northeastern coasts for the first time in three decades. Their preparation follows Japan’s decision in December to leave the International Whaling Commission, abandoning hope of gaining support within the organization […]

Kooiker-huh? An intro to Westminster dog show’s new breeds

NEW YORK  — Two new breeds. Sixteen new syllables. The grand basset griffon Vendeen and the Nederlandse kooikerhondje make their debuts at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show next month, each getting a nationally televised turn among the more than 200 breeds and varieties on the green carpet […]

Detroit airport reopens after 14-hour icy weather shutdown

ROMULUS, Mich.  :  — Detroit’s main airport has reopened after icy weather prompted officials to shut down flights for about 14 hours amid freezing rain. A statement from Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus says it reopened midmorning Wednesday after being closed about 8 p.m. Tuesday. The Federal Aviation […]

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