Gold prices close lower, silver prices extend gains

MUMBAI: Gold prices edged lower in listless trade at the bullion market on Tuesday due to lack of buying interest from stockists and retailers. However, silver maintained its rising trend and firmed up by Rs. 55 per kg on increased off take by industrial units. Standard gold (99.5 purity) eased by Rs. 5 to close […]

China mulls 3-year detention for disrespect to national anthem

China mulls 3-year detention for disrespect to national anthem

BEIJING: China’s top legislature is considering tougher penalties for those who disrespect the national anthem with up to three-year jail term instead of the current 15-day detention, official media said on Tuesday. In September, China’s rubber-stamp parliament passed a national anthem law stipulating 15 day detention for anyone disrespecting the country’s national anthem – “March […]

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