21 May 2019
  • 12:45 am Exit polls boost sensex to biggest 1-day rise in 10 years
  • 12:15 am Thousands stage nationwide strike in Lebanon amid fears of salary cuts
  • 11:45 pm Game of Thrones reaches end with finale that leaves fans disappointed
  • 11:30 pm First session of Afghan parliament ends in brawl over new speaker
  • 11:30 pm Women honored at Cannes as gender parity drive draws scrutiny
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The sensex rallied 1,422 points — its highest single-day gain in over a decade and the second highest ever — to settle at 39,353, its highest-ever close. On Monday, the NSE Nifty too rallied 421 points to 11,828, also the highest closing level for the index.

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Thousands of people have staged a nationwide strike in Lebanon to express their deep resentment at Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri’s pledge for “difficult and painful” reforms to control spending, and concerns about any pension or benefit cuts. On Monday, public employees together with staffers from public and some private schools took part in the strike. […]

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After eight seasons and 73 episodes, HBO’s long-running smash series, Game of Thrones, wrapped up on Sunday, with one more shocking demise and an unlikely character named as king. The last episode of the medieval fantasy based on the novels of George R.R. Martin ran roughly an hour and 20 minutes to conclude the storyline […]

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Afghanistan’s parliament descended into chaos on Sunday when lawmakers brawled over the appointment of a new speaker, an inauspicious start to the assembly which was sitting for the first time since chaotic elections last year. Results of last October’s parliamentary election were only finalised earlier this month after repeated technical and organisational problems and widespread […]

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Movie stars, including Salma Hayek and Eva Longoria, celebrated the role of women in cinema at a glitzy gala in Cannes on Sunday, amid a drive to promote gender equality in the industry that is still falling short of what many campaigners hoped for. Cannes’ film festival, the world’s most important cinema showcase, last year […]

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Moinul Haque will be the new ambassador to India

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Ahead of the Lok Sabha poll results on May 23, leaders of various opposition parties will meet the EC and raise the issue of tallying VVPATs with EVM figures as per Supreme Court directions. The opposition parties are demanding tallying of VVPAT slips with EVM figures in an entire assembly constituency in case a discrepancy […]

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A day after the exit polls predicted another term for the NDA , the BJP headquarter was abuzz with preparations for results on May 23 while the Congress headquarters wore a deserted look, devoid of excitement. Exit polls by Times Now-VMR, News 18-Ipsos, India Today-Axis and News 24-Chanakya projected 306, 336, 339-368 and 336-364 seats […]

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Advises them not to vote for upcoming budget

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Pakistan Stock Exchange was bearish on Monday as KSE-100 Index closed today at 33250 points with a positive change of 83 points. Trading started with a negative note at PSX as the benchmark index losses 800 points. The gold price in Pakistan has increased by Rs200 per tola. After an increase of Rs 200, the […]

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