Goan beauty Gail Nicole Da Silva was recently crowned first runner up at the Miss United Continent 2014, in Ecuador. She tells us how her personal success has inspired several others to believe in their dreams. Gail Nicole Da Silva nurtured a childhood dream to make her country proud. But she didn’t expect to do it by becoming a beauty queen. The 21-year-old from Goa became the first Indian to be crowned first runner-up at a Miss United Continent pageant. The American pageant ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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The 30-share Sensex surged 267 points to end at 28,335 and the 50-share Nifty gained 75 points to close at 8,477. The markets scaled fresh all-time highs led by a strong rally in banking shares following Kotak Mahindra Bank’s acquisition of ING Vysya. Further, strength in the global markets lifted the sentiments of the market participants. Investors will watch out for Monday as the parliament convenes its winter session in which the government is confident of passing legislation to allow ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago Sensex falls 130 points to end at 28,033; metals, power drag Rediff.com, 1 week ago Markets end at record closing highs; SBI up 2.5% Rediff.com, 1 week ago Markets end in green on hopes of favourable inflation nos Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Markets have closed the session on a lower note, snapping 3 day winning streak, weighed down by financials and oil shares. Financial shares ended lower on account of profit booking after recent run-up whereas oil shares reeled under selling pressure after the government raised the excise duty on petrol and diesel. The 30-share Sensex ended 68 points lower at 27,941 and the 50-share Nifty was down 25 points at 8,358. The broader markets ended marginally lower- BSE Mid-cap and Small-cap indices ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
The government has decided to increase prices of domestically produced natural gas from the existing $4.2 per mBtu to $5.61 per mBtu. The new price, based on the recommendations of a Committee of Secretaries (CoS) that reviewed the UPA government’s gas pricing guidelines of January 2013, would lead to an impact on prices of power, fertilisers, CNG and PNG consumers. “By the formulation approved today, the upward revision will be 75 per cent less than that arrived at using the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The agreement on pricing last month marks a significant step towards promoting energy security in the region, say Nisha Taneja & Samridhi Bimal. Image: The recently concluded agreement on the gas-pricing formula for export of natural gas from India to Pakistan has given a much-needed fillip to trade relations between the two countries. Photograph: Reuters Against pessimism that had set in following the cancellation of the talks between the Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan to ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Achin and Sarthak Narula join the list of KBC's crorepatis. The Narula brothers, Achin and Sarthak, have became the first ever contestants to win Kaun Banega Crorepari's highest prize of Rs 7 crore. Achin, a marketing manager, has been trying to be a part of the iconic television game show for the last 10 years but has always failed in the Fastest Finger First round. With the prize money, the Delhi-based brothers want to treat their mother, who has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. They also ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Market recouped early losses to finally end the session, with the Nifty gaining for the fourth straight day, led by index heavyweight ITC and auto major Tata Motors. The Sensex gained 116 points to close at 27,206 and the Nifty advanced 25 points to end at 8,146. The total market turnover for the day stood at 5.9 lakh crore, which is the fifth highest till date. Earlier in the day, after opening in the red, the benchmark index languished in the negative territory till early noon trades. The ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Benchmark share indices ended flat on Friday but logged their sixth straight week of gains, the longest since the seven-week rally from January 2,2012 to February 19, 2012, led by IT majors and Tata Group shares that rallied on Moody's upgrade. However, the US Federal Reserve’s decision to keep US interest rates near zero for a 'considerable time' and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s pledge to invest $20 billion in India in the next five years are likely to attract the market ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Markets retreated for the second straight day from record highs on concerns that foreign funds may start trimming their exposure to emerging markets if the US Federal Reserve hikes interest rates sooner-than-expected. Further, the weak rupee also weighed on market sentiment. The 30-share Sensex ended down 208 points at 27,057 and the 50-share Nifty closed 59 points lower at 8,094. In broader markets, the BSE Mid-cap index ended flat while Small-cap index closed 0.6% higher. Market breadth ended ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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