Vendors sit under umbrellas inside a wholesale flower market in Bengaluru, India. Reuters
New Delhi: Amid the rising mercury levels in India’s capital, the peak power demand touched 6,612 megawatt (MW), highest for the season and up by about 3,000 MW from the peak power demand recorded in the city in 2006. The power demand of the city had crossed the 6,000 MW mark last week and has been rising since then.
New Delhi/Mumbai: A booster dose in the form of further rate cut is expected from the Reserve Bank to rekindle economic growth which has been stunted by low demand, receding production and stagnant wages. Economy watchers contend that subdued food prices coupled with growth concerns allows RBI
In protest against the non-payment of his salary for the last 18 months, a contractual worker in West Bengal's Purulia Municipality climbed a tree and threatened to commit suicide by jumping down, police said on Saturday.
The trade and investment flow between India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are poised to expand rapidly with the launch of a major initiative by DP World, UAE Region. This consensus emerged on July 16 at a trade and investment seminar led by DP aWorld, UAE Region and jointly organised with the Confederation of Indian Industries
London's benchmark FTSE 100 index was up 1.0 per cent, in the eurozone, Frankfurt won 0.9 per cent and Paris climbed 0.8 per cent.
Spot gold was up 0.8% at $2,033.86 per ounce by 0655 GMT, after hitting a record high of $2,036.49. US gold futures rose 1.4% to $2,049.30.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.26 per cent, or 58.81 points, to end at 22,514.85, while the broader Topix index inched down 0.04 per cent, or 0.55 points, to 1,554.71.
Brent crude was up by 31 cents, or 0.7%, at $44.74 a barrel by 0713 GMT. The contract rose 0.6% on Wednesday to its highest close since March 6. West Texas Intermediate oil was up by 26 cents, or 0.6%, at $41.96 a barrel. The contract ended Tuesday trading 1.7% higher, its highest close since late July.