NEW DELHI: Equity indices finished higher on Wednesday with the benchmark The 30-share BSE index rose 996 points or 3.25 per cent to close at 31,605; while the broader Axis Bank was the biggest gainer in the sensex pack with its shares rising as much as 14.15 per cent after a report said private equity group Carlyle was in discussions with the lender for a fund infusion. ICICI Bank, Kotak Bank, Bajaj Finance, HDFC Bank, IndusInd Bank and SBI were the other gainers, rising up to 8.89 per cent. On NSE, sub-indices Nifty Bank, Private Bank and Financial Services surged as much as 7.46 per cent. Despite concerns over COVID-19, market participants preferred to accumulate stocks ahead of the expiry of May futures and options contracts, propelling benchmark indices, experts said. Further, positive cues from most global markets and strong foreign fund inflows also enthused domestic investors. "Financials are seeing buying interest from institutional players. Banks especially are seeing some … [Read more...] about Sensex rises 996 points to close at 31,605; Nifty reclaims 9,300
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Now the state is facing a projected $54 billion deficit through the next fiscal year, and tens of billions more in years to come, because of the pandemic-induced economic recession. Funding for schools, universities and health care programs is likely to suffer. Newsom is looking everywhere for solutions, including changes that could allow thousands of inmates to earn a quicker release, positioning California to close a prison for the first time since 2003. … [Read more...] about Gavin Newsom wants to close prisons as coronavirus shreds California’s budget
Experts believe the coronavirus has played an unrecognized role in many deaths — especially soon after the virus arrived in the U.S. That's in part because testing might not have been available, or because the virus was not thought to be spreading in an area. … [Read more...] about Experts say US coronavirus death count is flawed, but close