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Nirmala Sitharaman press conference: Bank mergers aimed at economic growth, says Finance Minister

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is addressing her second press briefing on economic slowdown. Based on the Finance Minister’s statements earlier this week, speculations are that two major announcements could be made in order to give the industry a leg-up. Reports also suggest that a mega consolidation plan for public sector banks could also be announced today. The Ministry of Finance ... Read More »

Vandalism Spurs Investigation at the Department of Education

An investigation is underway at the Department of Education after an employee’s office was vandalized last week. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos called on Federal Protective Services “for a comprehensive investigation” of “an incident involving an employee’s personal belongings on the third floor,” according to a statement from Department of Education spokesperson Angela Morabito. No one was injured and ... Read More »

Dolly Parton Slates ‘Christmas at Dollywood’ Holiday Movie

Dolly Parton may be a woman for all seasons but she’s been especially prolific when it comes to Christmas-related projects. This year the global icon teams with the Hallmark Channel to spotlight the East Tennessee theme park that bears her name in the holiday-themed TV movie, Christmas at Dollywood. Starring Danica McKellar, a veteran of several Hallmark Christmas films as well as ... Read More »

Budget 2019: Halwa ceremony held at finance ministry, printing of budget documents starts

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman serving halwa to her colleague Anurag Thakur. (Photo: Twitter/Finance Ministry) Preparations for the Union Budget 2019-20 are on full swing with the Union finance ministry organising the traditional ‘halwa ceremony’ today. Every year a halwa ceremony is organised at the finance ministry to mark the beginning of printing of documents related to the Union budget. ... Read More »

Get spoilt for choices at this new lifestyle store

CHENNAI: Spread over more than 1 lakh sq ft, Revathi Stores opened a new store at GNT Road, Redhills on Thursday in the presence of many patrons. The inaugural event was presided over by actresses Keerthi Suresh and Nikki Galrani. The new store boasts three enormous floors with a jewellery section on the ground floor and the rest for textiles, footwear, ... Read More »

Christmas chocolates spotted on sale at Woolies the same week as Easter

CHRISTMAS may have appeared to come eight months early for a major supermarket chain which has been selling festive season chocolates. The Limited Edition Christmas chocolates for sale at Woolworths, Cannon Hill, on Wednesday. Picture: Supplied Less than a week after the Easter bunny dropped by, a Brisbane mother was gobsmacked to find a towering display of Christmas Limited Edition ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy A10e Gets Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Certification, Hints at Imminent Launch

Samsung launched the Galaxy A20e recently, a more stripped-down version of the Galaxy A20, in select markets. The South Korean giant is looking to do the same with the Galaxy A10, and the A10e has been spotted on the Wi-Fi Alliance website, hinting at imminent launch. The Samsung Galaxy A10 is currently the most affordable option in the Galaxy A-series, ... Read More »

Here Is a Photo of Glenn Close Dressed As a Sheep at Paul Schrader’s Christmas Party

In his first Facebook missive posted after A24 lifted his ban from the site, First Reformed writer-director Paul Schrader took aim at the Oscars (“awards I don’t even respect”), complained about seeing his fellow directors too many times at awards-season parties (“I never need to see them again”), and casually mentioned that he’d “spent Christmas eve with Glenn Close and my family in Xmas costumes.” At ... Read More »

Christmas sales slump at Bonmarché

Total sales at the value fashion chain tumbled 8.1 per cent in the 13 weeks to 29 December, as the firm came in line with its recently reduced expectations. Like-for-like sales in the Christmas quarter slumped 11.1 per cent, in a sign of the footfall woes facing many of Britain’s major retailers. However, the retailer added that “winter sales had ... Read More »

Melania Trump gives SNEEK PEAK at White House Christmas decorations and they look STUNNING

Three photos were posted, with two showing decorations being placed on Christmas trees, whilst the third depicts lights being attached to a festive garland around a doorway. Last Monday, Mrs Trump joined her husband to welcome the arrival of the official White House Christmas tree. The 19.5 foot tall Fraser fir was selected from a farm in North Carolina, owned by ... Read More »