D.K.Shivakumar case: Karnataka Congress MLA appears before ED
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 12:39 PM
Karnataka Congress MLA Laxmi Hebbalkar on Thursday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to record her statement in connection with an alleged money-laundering case against her party colleague D.K. Shivakumar and others. In a statement given to the media in Bengaluru, Ms. Hebbalkar had on Wednesday alleged that the ED summons was a result of "vindictive politics".
Silver futures slump Rs 344 per kg on weak global cues
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 12:34 PM
Silver prices fell by Rs 344 to Rs 46,248 per kg in futures trade on September 19 as investors trimmed their positions amid subdued demand tracking weak trend overseas. Silver contracts for December delivery traded lower by Rs 344, or 0.74 percent, to Rs 46,248 per kg in a business turnover of 2,238 lots on the Multi Commodity Exchange.
Govt issues ordinance to ban e-cigarettes
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 12:31 PM
The Government issued an ordinance to ban e-cigarettes making the production, import, export, transport, sale or advertisements of such "alternative" smoking devices a cognizable offence attracting jail term and fine. First time violators will face a jail term of up to one year and a fine of Rs.1L. For subsequent offences, a jail term of up to three years or a fine of Rs.5L.