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Deepika Padukone’s engagement ring costs more than one’s life savings

Bollywood’s latest couple to tie the knot, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s grand Italy wedding was held in a fairy-tale style amid much pomp and show. The couple tied the knot on Wednesday at Lake Como, Italy. The newlyweds finally shared a couple of splendid pictures of the Sindhi ceremony, on second day of the two-day affair, on November 15. Deepika was simply looking splendiferous in Sabyasachi bridal lehenga and jewellery. View this post on Instagram…

NASA delays deep-space Orion test to 2019 due to costs

MIAMI: The first test flight of NASA's Orion capsule, designed to one day carry people to Mars, has been delayed until 2019 at the earliest due to high costs, the US space agency said Friday. The unmanned test flight had been scheduled for November 2018 but was pushed back after the White House asked for a feasibility study of the cost, safety and technical constraints. NASA also decided against a proposal to add astronauts to the first mission, known as EM-1. Instead, the space agency will stick to its original…

Australia’s Catholic Church paid $213 million in abuse compensation, costs

MELBOURNE: Australia's Catholic Church has paid A$276 million ($213 million) in compensation to thousands of child abuse victims since 1980, a government inquiry heard on Thursday -- the first time the total compensation paid by the church's schools, orphanages and residences has been revealed. A report at a royal commission into institutional abuse said 3,066 victims had received some form of compensation from a Catholic body in the 35 years to 2015. Cash payments of A$258.8 million amounted to an average A$91,000 per…

NEPRA to slash per unit power costs by Rs. 2.21

ISLAMABAD: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has decided to reduce the per unit power costs by Rs. 2.21, ARY News reported. The power regulatory authority has approved the reduction of rates. The tariffs have been revised due to fuel adjustment charges in the month of December. Central Power Purchasing Agency (CCPA) said that due to reliability on hydroelectric and gas power plants, there was less expense on power generation. The power regulator has been requested to slash the tariff by Rs. 1.85…

IOC concerned about Tokyo 2020 costs

TOKYO: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday that it felt costs for the 2020 Tokyo Games looked "very high" and would work with organizers to cut them, but that athletes must come first when considering how to rein in spending. The comments came at a meeting between Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike and IOC President Thomas Bach, who proposed forming a working group comprising Tokyo, the central government, 2020 organizers and the IOC to find ways to avoid wasteful spending. Koike, who took office in August,…