Indian Stock Markets Closed, Asia Trade Higher

Indian stock markets were close today for a festival holiday, while most of Asia was trading with gains. Dow Futures were trading higher by almost 0.20 per cent, while the SGX Nifty was up 33 points in trade.

The Japanese Nikkei was trading with gains of nearly 1 per cent, while the Australian S&P ASX 200 was trading with gains of 1.5 per cent.

Indian markets had closed weak on Friday, following a slide in banking stocks. This was after the RBI announced a moratorium extension for another three months.

Meanwhile, this week the markets would watch corporate numbers, as well as spiralling tensions between the United States and China.

Kerala Man Kills Wife Using Cobra Snake to Bite Her, Say Police

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Indigo cancels flight last minute, leaves students stranded

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Jolted thrice before the crash – The saga of the ill-fated PIA aircraft

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Kerala woman’s death after second snake bite turns out to be a murder

The death of a young Kerala woman, who suffered two snake bites in a span of two months, turned out to be a well-planned and executed murder, said Kerala police which probed the case after the deceased woman’s father filed a complaint alleging foul play.

The shocking incident has got all ingredients of a crime thriller, said a senior official who was part of the investigating team.

The crime branch said the woman’s husband, along with a local snake handler and another accomplice, was arrested in connection with the murder. S Uthra (25), a resident of Anchal in Kollam district, had suffered a second snake bite while she was undergoing treatment for the first.

Govt extends validity of vehicle documents till July 31, waives late fee

Govt extends validity of vehicle documents till July 31, waives late fee (representative image)

The government on Sunday said it has extended the validity of various motor vehicles related documents till July 31. No additional or late fee will be charged for delays in validation of documents pending from February 1, it said.

“In order to facilitate citizens during COVID-19, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) has issued a statutory order prescribing that the fees paid on or after February 1, 2020 for the activity(s) including renewal (of documents) and in case such activity(s) is not completed due to conditions for prevention of COVID-19 pandemic, the fees paid shall continue to remain valid.

Ensure sale of alcohol through proper scanning – Delhi govt to liquor shops

Ensure sale of alcohol through proper scanning: Delhi govt to liquor shops

The Delhi government has directed state-run liquor shops in the national capital to ensure 100 per cent sale of alcohol through proper scanning. The excise department issued the directive after observing that only 10 to 15 per cent of liquor being sold at vends was being scanned, which was a blatant violation of the order.

In the direction to the four state-run corporations, the department said this practice is likely to result in the submission of “inaccurate daily sales” information sought by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia after imposition of 70 per cent ‘Special Corona Fee’ on the MRP of each bottle and also creation of Monthly Stock Record (MSR) gap.

‘Will Finally Celebrate Eid’ – Delhi Mango Seller ‘Overwhelmed’ as Help Pours in After Loot

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‘Will Finally Celebrate Eid’ – Delhi Mango Seller ‘Overwhelmed’ as Help Pours in After Loot

New Delhi: It had been three long days of despair for fruit vendor Phool Mia who lost mangoes worth Rs 30,000 when a crowd looted his stall in Delhi. But now, Mian aka Chhote is stunned and overwhelmed. Thanks to the people who helped raise funds for him and helped him overcome the loss in time of crisis.

“Those who had to steal, did so. But I am overwhelmed that so many people have helped me,” he was quoted as saying by NDTV .

Soon after his story surfaced, people on social media started looking for his contact and bank details and contributed whatever they could to help him.

First copies of Gilead’s Covid-19 drug to start selling in Bangladesh

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Coronavirus will push over 6 crore people into extreme poverty, says World Bank

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China sees post-lockdown rise in air pollution

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