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Death toll in Tamil Nadu due to Cyclone Gaja rises to 33

In Tamil Nadu, relief measures are being carried out on a war-footing in the areas hit by Cyclone Gaja. So far, 33 people have lost their lives. More than 11,000 staff are involved in resuming power connections in affected areas. Mobile medical teams have also been mobilised. The Indian Navy ... Read More »

Balkrishna Industries’ Q2 net profit rises 10%

Balkrishna Industries has reported results for second quarter ended September 30, 2018. The company has reported 9.52% rise in its net profit at Rs 222.31 crore for the quarter under review as compared to Rs 202.98 crore for the same quarter in the previous year. Total income of the company ... Read More »

Asian Games : India’s gold medal tally rises to 15

Boxer Amit Panghal got past the Olympic Champion Hasanboy Dusmatov to win a gold medal in men’s 49kg category. In a tough final bout, the 22-year-old Indian boxer didn’t get bogged down and kept landing his punches even as the Uzbek tried to overpower him. Panghal was the lone Indian ... Read More »

Toll in Greek wildfires rises to 79 amid search for survivors

Scores of locals and holidaymakers fled to the sea to try to escape the flames as they tore through towns and villages near the capital stoked by 100-km-per-hour wind gusts, devouring woodland and hundreds of buildings. Greek media have described the disaster as a “national tragedy”, while Prime Minister Alexis ... Read More »

Japan’s flood death toll rises to 155, dashing hopes of more survivors

Torrential rain unleashed floods and landslides in western Japan last week, bringing death and destruction, especially to neighborhoods built decades ago near steep slopes. While rescuers have arrived to clear the roads, accumulated mud and debris of landslides have caused new surge of floodwaters in residential areas of Hiroshima, which ... Read More »

Gold rises on jewellers’ buying, silver falls

New Delhi :  Gold gained Rs 50 to close at Rs 31,650 per ten gram at the bullion market today on persistent buying by local jewellers despite a weak trend overseas. Silver however fell by Rs 100 to Rs 40,900 per kg on reduced offtake by industrial units and coin makers. ... Read More »

Deadly virus  Nipah toll count rises to 10

The outbreak of Nipah virus in Kerala has so far claimed at least ten lives while two persons are still in critical condition.  Union Health Minister JP Nadda is closely monitoring the situation. He has directed for all support to be extended to Kerala in its prevention and management. Following ... Read More »

Sensex Rises 100 Points, Nifty Above 10,100

The BSE Sensex gained as much as 100 points on Tuesday morning, reversing losses earlier in the session, despite weakness in other Asian markets. The 50-scrip NSE benchmark index, Nifty, rose 29 points to hit an intraday high of 10,123. Gains were led by IT and energy stocks, with the ... Read More »

PNG quake toll rises above 100 as PM warns of long recovery

Sydney: The death toll from an earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea last month has topped 100 with thousands injured, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said today, warning it will take years for the region to recover. The Pacific nation’s mountainous interior was struck by a 7.5-magnitude tremor on February 26, ... Read More »