New Delhi, November 1 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 13.83 points up to stand at 21,178.35. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 8.05 points up to stand at 6,307.20. Indian Bank and HDIL were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 10.44% and 10.21% along with Apollo Tyres and Union Bank with an increase of 8.58% and 8.30% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Glenmark Pharma and United Breweries Ltd with a decrease of 4.02% and 3.91% along with Sobha Dev and Power Grid Corporation with a decrease of 3.69% and 3.11% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 146.01 points at 12,220.9 while the banking sector is up 164.4 points at 13,251.33 and the realty sector is up 34.22 points at 1,377.69. The Indian currency is down 0.62% at Rs 61.88 per dollar.
Big Kashmir move? Modi govt proposes to revoke Article 370 IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:13Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:12?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … While the Congress has remained divided on the issue, the veteran party leader believes that there are also “several positive points” of the decision.IANSFormer Sadar-i-Riyasat and the last prince of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, Karan Singh, has said he does not agree with a “blanket condemnation” of the abrogation of the Article 370, which gave special status to the state.”There are several positive points. Ladakh’s emergence as a Union Territory is to be welcomed. I had suggested this as far back as 1965 when I had publicly proposed the reorganisation of the state,” said Singh.Speaking in Rajya Sabha about J&K being a single state, he said: “There are three regions: there is Jammu, there is Kashmir and there is Ladakh. There are these regions and they have their own problems and the youth in those regions have their own aspirations which will not necessarily coincide with each other.”But Singh believes that J&K should attain full statehood again. “The effort should be that Jammu and Kashmir attains full statehood as soon as possible so that its people can at least enjoy the political rights available to the rest of the country,” said the 88-year-old son of Maharaja Hari Singh, who acceded J&K with the Union of India.While Congress has remained divided on the issue, the veteran party leader believes that there are also “several positive points” of the decision.”The gender discrimination in Article 35A needed to be addressed as also the long-awaited enfranchisement of lakhs of West Pakistan refugees and reservations for Scheduled Tribes which will be welcomed,” said the former Governor of J&K. Close He further said that a fresh delimitation will ensure a fair division of political powers between Jammu and Kashmir regions.Reflecting on the process of implementation of the move, Singh said that a broad spectrum of people in Kashmir may be feeling “mortified” and a political dialogue needs to continue in the state.”It is unfair to dismiss the two main regional parties as being anti-national. Their workers have over the years made heavy sacrifices and besides both of them have been from time to time political allies of national parties and governments at the Centre and in the state,” said Singh, referring to the National Conference and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Former J&K Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were first put under house arrest and then arrested after Article 370 was revoked.”How ironic that elected representatives like us who fought for peace are under house arrest. The world watches as people & their voices are being muzzled in J&K. The same Kashmir that chose a secular democratic India is facing oppression of unimaginable magnitude. Wake up India,” Mufti had tweeted.Singh has appealed in his statement that the leaders of legitimate political parties in Kashmir should be released as soon as possible and a political dialogue initiated with them and with civil society in view of the drastically changed situation.
US citizen held with drone at Dhaka airportCustoms Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) officials arrested an American national with a powerful drone at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on early Tuesday, reports UNB.The arrestee was identified as Mark Rumam Kutrobsira, 22.Tipped off, the CIID officials arrested Mark Rumam while he was waiting at the boarding lounge of the airport for going to America by a flight of China Southern Airlines, Moinul Islam Khan, director general of CIID.He came to Bangladesh with the drone of DJI brand by an Emirate Airways flight on 26 January last without any valid document or pre-declaration.During a primary interrogation, Mark Rumam said he used this drone to capture photos and videos in different places in the country.