London: A worldwide exhibition tour, inspired by the American fantasy drama television series ‘Game of Thrones’, is set to begin in the fall of 2017 in Europe. HBO and global events provider GES announced, on Thursday, their collaboration on the first ever “Game of Thrones: Exhibition Tour”. More details regarding cities and dates were expected to …

Srinagar: The pan-India Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime is likely to be implemented in Jammu and Kashmir from Friday midnight ending all suspense and speculations on whether the state would become part of the ‘one country, one tax’ system. The presidential order extending Amendment 101 to the state was received here earlier on Friday. Following …

Adelaide:  US tech giant Tesla is set to install the world’s largest lithium ion battery in South Australia in partnership with French energy utility Neoen, officials confirmed on Friday. The installation, which will store energy from  Neoen’s Hornsdale wind farm, is expected to be concluded by the end of the year. The 100-megawatt battery will operate at all …

New Delhi: Calling the GST law a ‘mockery’ and inflationary with multiplicity of rates, the Congress party on Thursday demanded a cap of 18 per cent and inclusion of petroleum products, electricity and real estate in its ambit. Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram agreed with BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, one of his predecessors in the North …

Srinagar: Authorities, on Friday, blocked internet and broadband services in the Kashmir Valley and imposed curfew-like restrictions in parts of Srinagar city as separatists have called for protests marking the death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. Wani was killed last year in a gunfight with security forces in Anantnag district’s Kokernag area. A 54-days …

Kingston (Jamaica): Riding on skipper Virat Kohli’s unbeaten century, India defeated West Indies by eight wickets in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) at the Sabina Park Stadium here. Kohli (111 not out) and middle-order batsman Dinesh Karthik (50 not out) helped India on Thursday to outplay the hosts and clinched the five match ODI …

Lucknow: High alert was issued in 10 Uttar Pradesh districts following incessant rains over the last few days, the Met department announced on Friday. The 10 districts comprise Lucknow, Pratapgarh, Faizabad, Gonda, Rae Bareli, Hardoi, Barabanki, Budaun, Bareilly and Moradabad. The department has also predicted heavy rains at many other places on Friday. Due to the …

Paris: France is set to ban the sale of any car that uses petrol or diesel fuel by 2040. On Thursday, Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot announced that the planned ban on fossil fuel vehicles as part of a renewed commitment to the Paris climate deal. Hulot, a veteran environmental campaigner, said that France planned to become …