Passenger arrested at BIA with gold slabs

He was arrested at the arrival lounge of the airport with six gold slabs weighing 600 grams and valued at Rs. 3 million.Further investigations are underway. A passenger who arrived from Chennai was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today with gold slabs in his possession.The customs department said that the 51 year old man, a Sri Lankan, had hidden the gold in his rectum.

US stock market moves lower at midday following a modest recovery the

US stock market moves lower at midday following a modest recovery the day before AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The U.S. stock market is mostly lower in midday trading as a survey on hiring did little to ease uncertainty over the health of America’s economy.The Dow Jones industrial average edged up six points to 15,451 in midday trading on Wednesday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down two points to 1,751. The Nasdaq slipped 16 points to 4,014.A private survey on Wednesday showed that U.S. businesses added jobs at a steady but modest pace in January, a sign that hiring has rebounded after a disappointing December. Investors are also looking ahead to a key government report on job growth, due out Friday.Freight transportation company C.H. Robinson Worldwide fell the most among companies on the S&P 500 index. It dropped $5.30, or 9 per cent to $53.34. by The Associated Press Posted Feb 5, 2014 10:12 am MDT read more