Market rout extends to 6th day as Sensex crashes 1,115 pts; investors lose Rs 3.95 lakh cr

Mumbai: The Sensex plunged 1,115 points while the Nifty crashed below the 10,850-mark on Thursday as investors dumped equities amid a sharp global selloff and concerns over economic recovery. World markets were bathed in a sea of red as fears about a second wave of COVID-19 infections in major economies and lack of fresh stimulus […]

Rupee tumbles 32 paise to nearly one-month low against USD

Mumbai: The rupee dived 32 paise to touch a near one-month low of 73.89 against the US dollar on Thursday, following massive sell-offs in equities and concerns over continuous surge in COVID-19 cases. Besides, stronger dollar against key rivals currencies and robust outflows of foreign funds from domestic markets weighed on forex market sentiment. At […]

Gold price falls for fourth consecutive day; declines by Rs 485 per 10 grams

New Delhi: Gold price fell for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday, declining by Rs 485 to Rs 50,418 per 10 grams in the national capital amid weak international trends, according to HDFC Securities. In the previous trade, the precious metal closed at Rs 50,903 per 10 grams. Silver also tumbled by Rs 2,081 to […]

Agricultural mechanization must suit the requirements of small and marginal farmers: Agri Minister

NEW DELHI: Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar Thursday launched in the public domain, the “Centralized Farm Machinery Performance Testing Portal” which has been developed by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare as a further step to improve services of farm machinery testing institutions and bringing out transparency in […]

Director Horticulture (P&M) visits F&V Market Ganderbal

SRINAGAR: Director Horticulture, Planning and Marketing (P&M) Imam Din today visited F&V Market at Zazna Ganderbal to review the progress of the developmental works and other activities of the mandi. Area Marketing Officer and President Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Ganderbal apprised the Director of their issues and demands viz. speedy completion of the auction […]

Navin Choudhary visits SKUAST-J, urges scientists to focus on socio-economic uplift of farmers

JAMMU: Principal Secretary, Agriculture Production Department, Navin Kumar Choudhary today visited SKUAST-Jammu and reviewed various activities being carried out in the university. He urged the scientists to evolve innovations in the farming sector to help the farmers in increasing their income and to meet the goals of Atmanirbhar Bharat. The Principal Secretary advised authorities of […]

Leading carpet, floor covering trade show, Domotex from 18 to 20 May 2021

Hannover: Responding to market requests, the date of the world’s leading trade show for carpets and floor coverings in May has been brought forward by two days. Following the postponement of Domotex from January to May 2021, exhibitors from the D-A-CH region have expressed reservations about holding the event including the beginning of the Whitsun […]

Dir Horticulture inspects FPN’sat Budgam

SRINAGAR: To effectively monitor the activities being implemented by the department, Director Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat Thursday visited Chadoora and Chrari-e-Sharief areas of district Budgam. During the visit, the Director inspected departmental Fruit Plant Nurseries (FPN’s) which serves as backbone of the Horticulture Sector in general and Department in particular. He also visited some […]

DDC Kupwara reviews Skill Development sector

KUPWARA: District Development Commissioner (DDC), Kupwara, Anshul Garg today convened a meeting of concerned officers to review formulation of Action Plan for Skill Development sector here. The DDC stressed upon the concerned officers to get their field machinery activated to boost the skill development scenario in the district and directed the concerned agencies to work […]

Lok Sabha passes three labour codes; govt says workers to get salary, social security

New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed three labour codes amid boycott of the House proceedings by several Opposition parties, with the government emphasising that these codes will provide salary security, social security and proper environment at work places to 50 crore workers. Opposition parties, including the Congress, walked out of the House in protest […]

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