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Taylor Swift confirms end of Eras Tour in December 2025 with no further extensions

Taylor Swift confirms end of Eras Tour in December 2025 with no further extensions

Pop icon Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour will not extend into its third calendar year with added dates in 2025. The singer-songwriter announced that her global trek will conclude with its currently scheduled final dates in North America in December of this year, reports. Swift made this announcement during the 100th show of the tour on the first night of a weekend engagement in Liverpool.

Excise policy case: Delhi court to hear CM Kejriwal's regular bail plea on June 19

Excise policy case: Delhi court to hear CM Kejriwal's regular bail plea on June 19

A Delhi court on Friday adjourned, to June 19, the hearing of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's regular bail plea in a money laundering case related to the alleged excise policy scam. Special Judge Kaveri Baweja of the Rouse Avenue Court had recently dismissed his interim bail plea, seeking seven days bail on medical grounds. On Friday, CM Kejriwal’s counsel moved an application asking jail authorities to allow his wife Sunita Kejriwal to join Kejriwal's medical checkup through video conferencing.

Ajay Devgn-starrer 'Singham Again' to clash with ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3’ this Diwali

Ajay Devgn-starrer 'Singham Again' to clash with ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3’ this Diwali

The makers of 'Singham Again', starring Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh, Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, and Kareena Kapoor, have locked the release date of the film for Diwali this year. The film was earlier scheduled to hit theaters on August 15. The date change means ‘Singham Again’, which also features Tiger Shroff, Jackie Shroff, and Arjun Kapoor, will clash with the Kartik Aaryan-led horror comedy ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3’, which is also releasing on Diwali.

3 Palestinians killed in Israeli raid in West Bank

3 Palestinians killed in Israeli raid in West Bank

Three Palestinians have been killed in an Israeli raid in the town of Qabatiya, south of Jenin in the northern West Bank, a Palestinian official said. The Israeli side informed the Palestinian liaison (security coordination office) that the three young men were killed on Thursday inside a besieged house, Kamal Abu al-Rub, the Governor of Jenin, told news agency. The Israeli army besieged the house for several hours and exchanged gunfire with the three men, whose identities were not officially disclosed.

Philippines confirms Filipino crew aboard ship attacked in Red Sea

Philippines confirms Filipino crew aboard ship attacked in Red Sea

The Philippines on Friday said Filipino sailors were among the crew on board a commercial ship attacked by Houthi in the Red Sea on June 12. "The Philippine government will take all necessary measures to secure the safety and well-being of the Filipino crew on board and ensure justice. We call on all UN member states to protect the human rights of seafarers," said the Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The DFA did not say how many Filipinos were on board, but according to news agency sources, over 20 Filipino crew members were working on the ship.

Horror comedy ‘Stree 2’ starring Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor to release on Aug 15

Horror comedy ‘Stree 2’ starring Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor to release on Aug 15

The makers of the Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor-starrer 'Stree 2' announced on Friday that the upcoming horror comedy film will be released on August 15 this year. Taking to social media, the makers shared a short, spooky video with 'Stree' written in Hindi and in red font. The post is captioned: "Fir se! #Stree2 in cinemas this Independence Day, August 15, 2024. Catch the #Stree2 Teaser exclusively in cinemas with #Munjya from today."

T20 World Cup: England crush Oman for huge NRR boost to stay alive

T20 World Cup: England crush Oman for huge NRR boost to stay alive

England bounced back in the T20 World Cup with a dominant 8-wicket victory over Oman at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Thursday night, keeping their title defense alive. England ripped through Oman, bowling them out for 47 and chasing it down in 3.1 overs. The win is exactly what England required to turn their NRR equation in group B. After opting to bowl first, England's pace attack dismantled Oman, with Mark Wood and Jofra Archer each taking three wickets, reducing their opponent to just 47 runs in 13.2 overs.

Hospital workers urge doctors to scrap planned strike in South Korea next week

Hospital workers urge doctors to scrap planned strike in South Korea next week

A union representing hospital workers on Friday urged doctors to abandon their plan for a one-day walkout scheduled for next week, as the medical sector has been experiencing a nearly four-month-long vacuum due to physicians protesting the increase in medical school quotas. The Korea Medical Association (KMA), a major lobby group for doctors, earlier announced the plan to stage a one-day walkout on Tuesday, which could involve community doctors and medical professors nationwide, reports news agency. "There is no cause or justification for the collective walkout of doctors," the Korean Health and Medical Workers' Union, which holds nurses and other related workers as members, said in a statement.

Six killed in truck-DCM van collision in Andhra

Six killed in truck-DCM van collision in Andhra

Six persons were killed in a collision between a container truck and a DCM van in Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district on Friday, police said. The accident occurred near Sitanapalli of Kruthivennu mandal. The deceased include drivers of both vehicles. The container truck, which was on its way to Bhimavaram from Puducherry collided with a DCM van coming from the opposite direction.

Sensex, Nifty trade lower on weak global cues

Sensex, Nifty trade lower on weak global cues

Indian frontline indices, Sensex and Nifty were trading in the red on Friday following weak global cues. At 9.40 a.m., Sensex was down 196 points or 0.26 per cent at 76,614 and Nifty was at 23,358, down 40 points or 0.17 per cent. Broder markets are trading with uptrend. Nifty midcap 100 is up 202 points or 0.37 per cent, at 54,841 and Nifty smallcap 100 is up 69 points or 0.39 per cent, at 17,977. Among the sectoral indices, PSE, infra, consumption, and realty are major gainers.

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