Key equity indices slipped during early hours on Friday due to an unabated rise in COVID cases and unfavourable global cues. At 10:15 am, the BSE SandP Sensex was down by 396 points or 0.8 per cent at 49,370 while the Nifty 50 edged lower by 68 points or 0.46 per cent to 14,827. Sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were mixed with Nifty financial service slipping by 1.4 per cent, private bank by 0.9 per cent and auto by 0.4 per cent. But Nifty metal rose by 1.3 per cent and pharma by 0.6 per cent. HDFC Bank dropped by 2.9 per cent to Rs 1,430 per share while ICICI Bank cracked by 1.3 per cent and Kotak Mahindra Bank by 0.9 per cent.
While reverence towards Milkha Singh was being expressed by many people across India, a major blunder was committed when Farhan Akhtar's picture was used instead of Milkha Singh at the Noida Stadium.
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Jammu and Kashmir's Peoples Democratic Party chief and former Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti is reportedly planning to skip the meeting with PM Modi. Narendra Modi scheduled a meeting with leaders of 8 political parties of Jammu and Kashmir in Delhi on June 24.
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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has made it clear that the country would absolutely not permit any of its bases or use of its territory to the United States for any kind of action inside Afghanistan. Pakistan says, 'There is no way we are going to allow any bases, any sort of action from Pakistani territory into Afghanistan'.
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India's Covid cases continue to fall with the country recording 58,419 cases, the lowest in over 80 days. India, the second-worst hit country, now has 2.98 crore cases. The government told the Supreme Court that the Families of Covid victims cannot be paid compensation as it applies to natural disasters only, , adding that states cannot afford to pay ₹ 4 lakh to every victim. Mumbai’s Versova Police on Saturday registered a second FIR in an alleged scam of vaccination of the employees of a film production house in the city. The ongoing World Test Championship (WTC) final in Southampton has been blighted by rainy weather. Pakistan said on Saturday that it would oppose any move by India to divide Kashmir and change its demography and other news.
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In what is believed to be one of the worst cases of data leaks, important information of 9.9 crore Mobikwik users has been leaked online, which the digital payments company has denied. The recent data..
The United Forum of Bank Union has called for a two-day nationwide strike on March 15 and 16 against the privatisation of Public Sector Banks. Over 10 lakh bank employees and officers will participate..