200 in UK tourist region rescued from floodwaters
COCKERMOUTH, England — Britain’s air force and emergency workers using inflatable boats rescued about 200 people Friday as rising floodwaters caused widespread havoc in northern England’s picturesque Lake District. One police officer was missing after a bridge was washed away.
KOLKATA - Credit rating agency ICRA Monday signed a pact with Himalayan Infrastructure Fund Ltd of Nepal to set up a joint venture to replicate its rating businesses in that country, the company said.
MUMBAI - Buoyed by the positive weekend numbers on industrial output and cues from the government on its divestment plans, a key index of Indian equities markets Monday rose 163 points to close above the 17,000-mark.
KOLKATA - Dubai-based Emirates Airline is all set to increase its weekly flights to 12 from the city from Dec 3, a company official said here Monday.
BHUBANESWAR - Thousands of protesters disrupted rail traffic Monday at Bhusandpur in Orissa’s Khurda district demanding stoppage of express trains at the town’s railway station, an official said.
Rome, Nov 16 (IANS/AKI) Italy exited recession in the third quarter of the year when its gross domestic product rose 0.6 percent, according to a preliminary estimate released by the central statistics agency ISTAT. It was the first time the Italian economy grew in more than a year.
MUMBAI - Buoyed by the positive weekend numbers on industrial output and cues from the government on its divestment plans, Indian equities continued to trade firm Monday afternoon, with a key index ruling 201.89 points above its previous close.
KOCHI - Two years after the foundation stone for the Smart City IT park was laid here, the ambitious project is yet to see any progress, thanks to the unresolved issues between the government and the developer.
BHOPAL - With the the global Copenhagen climate change summit just three weeks away, grassroots efforts are on to raise awareness among Madhya Pradesh tribals about the impact of climate change on rural livelihoods.
Conn. residents: Pfizer land battle unnecessary
CHENNAI - French tyre major Michelin has signed an agreement with the Tamil Nadu government to set up a manufacturing facility on an investment of Rs.4,000 crore spread over seven years.
MUMBAI - Buoyed by the positive weekend numbers on industrial output and cues from the government on its divestment plans, Indian equities continued to trade in the green Monday afternoon, with a key index ruling 191.24 points above its previous close.
NEW DELHI - Cabinet secretary K.M. Chandrasekhar Monday said supply constraints of some commodities still existed and the price situation would ease as soon as the supply improved.
TOKYO - Japan’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew unexpectedly strongly in the third quarter at an annualised rate of 4.8 percent, the government said Monday.
NEW DELHI - Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday said competition in the agricultural sector would be a “litmus test” but would benefit people.
Oil rises above $77 as traders eye dollar, demand
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - Kerala tourism needed some good news after being hit by global recession and the Thekkady boat tragedy in September. It has got the pep with the National Geographic rating its backwaters as the world’s 23rd best destination, giving the sector a reason to smile.
NEW DELHI - With a wide variety of dry fruits, herbs, fruits, saffron and intricately woven colourful carpets, Afghan stalls are a major draw at the ongoing India International Trade Fair here that is on till Nov 27.
KARACHI - The postponement of a visit by a European Union (EU) team over the implementation of international standards for seafood export will be “harmful for economic development”, an official said in this Pakistani port city.
MUMBAI - Indian equities soared and pushed a key index above the 17,000-point mark Monday as sentiments were buoyed by the positive weekend numbers on industrial output and some positive cues from the government on its divestment plans.
MUMBAI - A key index of the Indian stock market made a significant upward jump shortly after the opening bell Monday.
KEYLONG - It’s just November and the tribals in this Himachal Pradesh town in the Lahaul valley have been cut off from the rest of the world. Heavy snowfall high up the Himalayan slopes Nov 9 has closed the road connectivity to Keylong, the district headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti.
Newspaper: Stimulus brings few private-sector jobs
Stocks market only as strong as latest data