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News Headlines
Pakistan recall Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad for uncertain Lanka series        Kohli holds on to 2nd spot as Smith retains number one position in ICC Test Rankings        Steve Smith 'proud' after summer of Ashes redemption        Some 46,000 General Motors auto workers strike in US        Sensex cracks nearly 300 pts; oil and gas stocks tank        Trump to join Modi in Houston to address 50K Indian-Americans, says White House        Car bomb kills 11 civilians in northern Syria: monitor        PM to visit Narmada dam on b'day to mark highest water level feat        Bribery case: CBI inspector surrenders before ACB        Centre should release funds for MP flood relief: Scindia        Cong, NCP to contest 125 seats each in Assembly polls: Pawar        21 Indians killed in 2,050 ceasefire violations by Pak this year: MEA        Government to rebuild Palarivattom flyover        CM demands PSC questions in Malayalam        Sourabh wins Vietnam Open Super 100 title        England close in on Ashes-levelling win after Broad double        Air India posts Rs 4,600 cr operating loss in 2018-19; aims operating profit this fiscal        SBI to move RBI to offer fixed-floating rate home-loans: Chairman        Hong Kong returns to violence with tear gas and Molotovs        36 people missing after boat sinks in Congo river: DRC police        
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Business News
Markets soar in early trade; Sensex zooms 942 points, rupee gains 79 paise
 
Mumbai, May 20 (PTI) Domestic financial markets Monday cheered exit poll results that showed the ruling NDA is likely to win the general elections, with the benchmark BSE Sensex skyrocketing over 900 points, and the rupee appreciating 79 paise against the US dollar. After soaring over 962 points in early session, the 30-share index pared some gains and was trading 687.63 points, or 1.81 per cent, higher at 38,618.40. In similar movement, the broader NSE Nifty was trading 203.05 points, or 1.78 per cent, up at 11,610.20. Top gainers in the Sensex pack include Maruti, L&T, SBI, ICICI Bank, RIL, M&M, IndusInd Bank, Axis Bank, Yes Bank and Vedanta, rising up to 4 per cent. On the other hand, Bajaj Auto, Infosys and HCL Tech slipped up to 2 per cent.

Most exit polls Sunday forecast another term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with some of them projecting that BJP-led NDA will get more than 300 seats to comfortably cross the majority mark of 272 in the Lok Sabha. The results of the seven-phase polls will come out Thursday. "The exit polls have been better than market expectations, with the ruling party getting a comfortable majority. The market is likely to rally further, but the rally may not be significant as there are challenges of not so encouraging earnings growth, lower liquidity, slowing economy and global challenges," said Naveen Kulkarni, Head of Research, Reliance Securities. There could be sector-specific rally.

Infrastructure and banking stocks could do well, he added. Meanwhile, market regulator Sebi and stock exchanges have beefed up their surveillance mechanism to check any manipulative activities in the market this week in view of the high-octane election related events lined up. Foreign institutional investors sold equity worth Rs 1,057.82 crore on Friday, while domestic institutional investors purchased shares to the tune of Rs 1,809.76 crore, provisional data available with stock exchanges showed. Elsewhere in Asia, bourses in China, Japan and Korea were trading on a mixed note in their respective early sessions. On the currency front, the rupee appreciated by 79 paise to 69.44 against the US dollar in opening trade Monday. Brent crude, the global benchmark, was trading at 73.28 per barrel, higher by 1.48 per cent.


Some 46,000 General Motors auto workers strike in US
Sensex cracks nearly 300 pts; oil and gas stocks tank
Air India posts Rs 4,600 cr operating loss in 2018-19; aims operating profit this fiscal
SBI to move RBI to offer fixed-floating rate home-loans: Chairman
Inflation under control, clear signs of revival in factory output: FM
China to lift punitive tariffs on US soybeans, pork
Exports decline 6 pc; imports dip 13.45 pc
Retail inflation inches up to 10-month high of 3.21 pc in August
India & Qatar to focus on hydrocarbon sector: Pradhan
Samruddhi Corridor: MSRDC ties up loans of Rs 28,000 crore
Just 19 pc employers in India bullish on hiring in Oct-Dec qtr: Survey
Alibaba's Ma steps down as industry faces uncertainty
Ahead of festivals, SBI again cuts lending rates by 10 bps
Sensex drops over 150 pts; bank, auto stocks drag
15th Finance Commission holds meeting with Raj bodies, industry
PNB puts up for sale 11 NPA accounts to recover dues of Rs 1,234 cr
States to be key drivers of growth for making India USD 5 trillion economy: Niti CEO
FinMin sets up task force to identify infra projects for Rs 100 lakh cr investment
To create jobs, C'garh govt reduces land rates for industries
India's domestic market for computer services to grow faster than exports: UN report
KERALA NEWS
Government to rebuild Palarivattom flyover
 Thiruvananthapuram: The state government has decided to demolish and rebuild Palarivattom flyover as  
CM demands PSC questions in Malayalam
Tipplers guzzle Rs 487 crore worth liqour during onam
candidate selection for Pala by-election is an internal matter of KC(M): Chandy
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Trump to join Modi in Houston to address 50K Indian-Americans, says White House
 Washington: US President Donald Trump will join Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Houston's mega "Howd
Car bomb kills 11 civilians in northern Syria: monitor
Hong Kong returns to violence with tear gas and Molotovs
36 people missing after boat sinks in Congo river: DRC police
NATIONAL NEWS
PM to visit Narmada dam on b'day to mark highest water level feat
 Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who turns 69 on Tuesday, will visit the site of the Gujarat
Bribery case: CBI inspector surrenders before ACB
Centre should release funds for MP flood relief: Scindia
21 Indians killed in 2,050 ceasefire violations by Pak this year: MEA
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