Two Indians Get Life Terms For Selling Drugs In Sri Lanka
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 7:55 AM
Two Indian men have been sentenced to life terms in Sri Lanka for selling illegal drugs, the country's police said on Wednesday. Dhanivel Mani and Lebbai Jalaluddin Mohifeen Mohadeem have been held in Sri Lanka since 2016. They were sentenced by the Negombo High Court on Tuesday, after they admitted to selling heroin, police spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekera said.
"Flying" River Taxi Tests Seine Waters In Paris
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 7:54 AM
A "flying" electric river taxi hailed by its creators as the future of clean city transport is being put through a battery of tests in Paris this week, with a view to being in service by the spring. Named the "Sea Bubble", the white aerodynamic craft skimmed over the River Seine at speeds of up to 30 km/hour, hovering 50-centimetres above the water.
Rupee recovers by 54 paise to 71.24 vs dollar
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 9:22 PM
Snapping its two-day falling streak, the rupee rebounded 54 paise to finish at 71.24 against the US dollar on Wednesday as sliding crude oil prices eased pressure off emerging market currencies. However, unabated foreign fund outflows capped the gains, forex traders said. Market participants were also awaiting cues from the much-anticipated policy meeting of the US Federal Reserve, traders said.