New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 189.90 points up to stand at 23,381.87. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 60.20 points up to stand at 7,108.45. Bank of Baroda and Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited were among the top gainers of group A with an increase of 6.99% and 6.06% along with Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited and Vedanta Limited with an increase of 4.29% and 3.99% respectively, while the top losers of group A includes ICICI Bank Limited and Yes Bank Limited with a decrease of 2.31% and 1.85% along with Coal India Limited and Lupin Limited with a decrease of 1.54% and 1.28% at the close of the markets.The Auto sector is up 167.97 points at 16406.27 while the Banking sector is down 37.55 points at 16044.14 and the Realty sector is up6.05 points at 1071.85.The Indian currency was up with 0.12% at Rs. 68.46 per dollar.
Activists and civil societies have slammed the government for turning a blind eye towards cases of NRI-abandoned wives. Many are still waiting for the bill, that offers them a ray of hope for the distressed women facing harassment in marriage.
In a massive victory for India, the International Court of Justice has granted consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav and directed Pakistan to review and reconsider the conviction and sentence of Jadhav. Pakistan’s judge was the lone dissenter.
In minority-dominated areas of Assam, home and land are tangible markers of identity in a state that is days away from the July 31 deadline for publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC).
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Tensions on the Sino-Indian border, which snowballed into a crisis at Doklam in 2017, have come down dramatically after the informal summit between the leaders of the two countries at Wuhan in April 2018.