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Business News
Sensex rallies over 1,800 pts; Nifty reclaims 8,700 level
 
Mumbai: Equity benchmark Sensex soared over 1,800 points in afternoon session on Friday amid hopes of a stimulus package as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a financial task force to combat the Covid-19 pandemic's economic fallout.

After starting on a volatile note, the BSE barometer was trading 1,848.07 points or 6.53 per cent higher at 30,136.30 at 1330 hours.

Similarly, the NSE Nifty was trading 515.50 points, or 6.24 per cent, up at 8,778.95.

ONGC was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rallying up to 15 per cent, followed by TCS, Infosys, HUL, Ultratech Cement, Tech Mahindra and Asian Paints.

On the other hand, IndusInd Bank was the only laggard.

According to traders, investor sentiment turned positive on hopes of an economic stimulus to support the economy in wake of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced setting up of a task force under Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman which will take necessary actions "in the near future" after analysing the coronavirus pandemic situation.

According to government sources, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will hold a meeting with MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari, Animal Husbandry Minister Giriraj Singh, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel on Friday to assess the situation in order to work out a package.

Calling for "resolve and restraint" to fight coronavirus, Modi asked the entire country to observe 'Janta curfew' on Sunday.

In a nearly 30-minute national broadcast, he asked people to stay indoors and work from home as much as possible while underscoring the dangers of coronavirus, saying the world has never seen a crisis as grave as this.

The novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 195 on Friday after 22 fresh cases were reported from various parts of the country, according to the Health Ministry data.

Globally, the death toll from the virus has risen to over 9,800 with more than 232,650 cases in 158 countries and territories.

"The PM had set the stage for more action to follow. The Covid- 19 Task Force under the FM's leadership can be expected to come out with concrete proposals very soon," said V K Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist at Geojit Financial Services.

The huge oil bounty from the crude crash can be used for this, he said adding that PM's appeal is a curtain raiser for the concrete actions to follow soon.

World over, market sentiments improved as governments stepped up measures to cushion the financial blow of the pandemic, analysts said, adding that concerns over the rapid spread of the virus remained.

Bourses in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul jumped up to 7 per cent.

Stock exchanges on Wall Street too ended on a positive note on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the rupee appreciated 30 paise to 74.81 against US dollar intra-day.

Global oil benchmark, Brent crude futures rose over 5.73 per cent to USD 30.10 per barrel.


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Stocks fall on Wall Street, heading for another weekly loss
Rupee slides 53 paise to settle above 76 mark amid meltdown in equities
Sensex plunges over 700 pts; Nifty drops below 8,400
Maruti reports 47 pc in March sales
Govt bans export of anti-malarial drug hydroxycloroquine
In worst ever market crash, Sensex tumbles about 4,000 pts as India goes into lockdown
Govt amends law to get powers to raise excise duty on petrol, diesel by Rs 8/litre in future
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LIC declares relaxation for premium payments
Covid-19: SBI opens emergency credit line for borrowers
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Coronavirus impact may render 3.8 cr people jobless in tourism, hospitality sector
Asia stocks dive, dollar soars as ECB bazooka fails to ease fears
National Broadband Mission investment estimated at Rs 7 lakh cr: Prasad
Govt may cut rate on small savings schemes in next quarter
India must prepare for fighting coronavirus and economic slowdown: Rahul
FADA approaches SC for extension of sale, registration of BS-IV vehicles
Yes Bank resolution framework underway, depositors can withdraw money from Mar 18: Das
Rupee plunges 50 paise to 74.25 against US dollar amid coronavirus uncertainty
KERALA NEWS
Kerala has been successful in containing outbreak of COVID-19, claims CM
 Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said the State has been success  
Elderly couple cured of COVID-19, says Kerala CM
32 new cases in Kerala, Elderly couple cured of virus
Covid-19: Punishment by police in Kannur for violating lockdown turns into row
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Trump recommends Americans wear face masks, but says he won't
 Washington, Apr 4 (PTI) President Donald Trump has recommended Americans to cover their faces with s
Indonesia covers up to protect orangutans from virus threat
Bangladesh sees highest single-day jump in coronavirus cases, extends shutdown to Apr 11
US wages all-out war to defeat "horrible" coronavirus: says Trump, as death toll crosses 5,000
NATIONAL NEWS
EC postpones elections to 11 UP Legislative Council seats amid lockdown
 Lucknow, Apr 4 (PTI) The Election Commission has postponed the elections to 11 Uttar Pradesh Legisla
Coronavirus: No community transmission in Goa, says CM
Madhya Pradesh: Two senior health officials test positive for Covid-19
43 more test positive for virus in Mumbai; death toll 19
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