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Guwahati, May 11: Director Satyendra Singh announced Assam’s Kaziranga National Park will be shut for visitors from next week.

In addition to that, jeep and elephant safaris will be closed from May 16 due to heavy rainfall making it difficult for jeeps to ply for safaris.

The peak safari season is from November 1 to April 30.

“Similarly, the temperatures have also increased in the last couple of days and under these circumstances…Taking these factors into consideration, we have decided to close the park,” Singh said.

“We tried to follow the government’s directives but due to the weather factors, we took the decision to close the park from May 16. However, we are going to put in efforts to make sure that it reopens on October 1,” the park director added.

Kaziranga is famous for one horned rhinos and tigers which is 190 kms away from Guwahati and the total area of the park is 430 sq.km

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India’s Forex reserves deplete by over $734 mn

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Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) India’s foreign exchange (Forex) reserves depleted by $734.5 million during the week ended July 13, official data showed on Friday.

According to the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) weekly statistical supplement, the overall forex reserves declined to $405.08 billion from $405.81 billion reported for the week ended July 6.

India’s forex reserves comprise of foreign currency assets (FCAs), gold reserves, special drawing rights (SDRs) and the RBI’s position with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Segment-wise, FCAs — the largest component of the Forex reserves — decreased by $789.1 million to $380 billion during the week under review.

Besides the US dollar, FCAs consist of nearly 20-30 per cent of major global currencies.

As per the data, the value of the country’s gold reserves rose by $75.4 million to $21.12 billion.

The SDRs’ value inched down by $7.8 million to $1.48 billion, while the country’s reserve position with the IMF slipped by $13 million to $2.48 billion.

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Equity indices end in green, Nifty closes over 11,000 mark

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Mumbai, July 20: The key Indian equity indices closed in the positive territory on Friday riding on the Central government’s confidence of winning the trust vote in Parliament, analysts said.

Healthy buying activity was witnessed in IT, capital goods and healthcare stocks, they said.

However, gains were arrested by a depreciation in the Indian rupee. The rupee, earlier in the day touched an all-time low of 69.12 per dollar.

Index-wise, the broader Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) provisionally closed at 11,010.20 points (3.30 p.m.) — higher by 53.10 points or 0.48 per cent — from its previous close of 10,957.10 points.

The barometer 30-scrip Sensex on the BSE, which had opened at 36,377.03 points, closed at 36,496.37 points (3.30 p.m.) — up by 145.14 points or 0.40 per cent — from its previous session’s close of 36,351.23 points.

Sensex has so far touched a high of 36,567.34 points and a low of 36,335.61 points during the intra-day trade. The BSE market breadth, however, was tilted towards the bears with 1,411 declines and 1,148 advances.

The major gainers on the Sensex were Sun Pharma, Infosys, Reliance, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank, while Bajaj Auto, Vedanta, Hero MotoCorp, ONGC and Kotak Mahindra Bank were among the major losers.

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Weak rupee, global cues depress equity indices; capital goods stocks fall

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Mumbai, July 19: Depreciation in the Indian rupee coupled with decline in the global markets subdued the key Indian equity indices on Thursday.

According to market observers, heavy selling pressure was witnessed in capital goods, healthcare and IT stocks.

At 3.30 p.m., the wider Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange provisionally closed at 10,957.10 points, lower by 23.35 points and 0.21 per cent from the previous close of 10,980.45 points.

The barometer 30-scrip BSE Sensex, which had opened at 36,509.08 points, closed at 36,351.23 points — lower by 22.21 points or 0.06 per cent — from its previous session’s close of 36,373.44 points.

It touched an intra-day high of 36,515.58 points and a low of 36,279.33 points. The BSE market breadth was bearish with 1,738 declines against 831 advances.

The top gainers on the Sensex were Vedanta, Yes Bank, ITC, Bharti Airtel and Adani Ports whereas Kotak Mahindra bank, Larsen and Toubro, Hero MotoCorp, Tata Steel, Coal India were the top losers.

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