New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 378.61 points down to stand at 23,410.18. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 125.00 points down to stand at 7,109.55. AIA Engineering Ltd and United Spirits Ltd were among the top gainers of group A with an increase of 4.18% and 3.92% along with Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd and Reliance Communications Ltd with an increase of 3.32% and 3.05% respectively, while the top losers of group A includes Mangalore refinery and petrochemicals Ltd and SREI Infrastructure Finance Ltd with a decrease of 8.49% and 4.89% along with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd and Cox and Kings Limited with a decrease of 4.87% and 4.86% at the close of the markets.The Auto sector is down 238.19 points at 16468.01while the Banking sector is down 461.00 points at 15892.49 and the Realty sector is down 27.01 points at 1057.68.The Indian currency was down with 0.15% at Rs. 68.50 per dollar.
Leaders from across the political spectrum, admirers and party workers thronged the cremation ground to bid adieu to senior BJP leader and former Union minister Arun Jaitley who enjoyed goodwill across the divide.
Due to the rise in Yamuna's water level in Delhi, thousands of people living near Yamuna ghats are forced to flee their homes and take shelter in government-provided tents.
Many also have their farmlands near the Yamuna, which were also destroyed.
Former Union finance minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passed away. Jaitley, 66, was admitted to AIIMS in Delhi after he complained of palpitations and restlessness. He was placed under observation at the hospital’s Cardio-Neuro Centre
Addressing an event marking Rajiv Gandhi's 75th birth anniversary, Sonia Gandhi said in 1984 her husband got a massive poll mandate but did not use it to create an atmosphere of fear or to threaten people.
The protest against the demolition of Ravidas temple in south Delhi turned violent as thousands of Dalist from various parts of the country hit the streets. The police resorted to “mild lathicharge” and used tear gas after protesters set two motorcycles on fire and vandalised a police vehicle, causing injuries to a few policemen.
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A day after Parliament ratified the government’s decision to end the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate the state into two Union Territories, Pakistan Wednesday announced it was downgrading diplomatic relations with India.