Noise pollution, which was monitored at five locations in the city, was marginally higher than last year as it ranged between 66.1 decibel(A) and 75.8 dB(A), while last year, it had varied from 65.9 dB(A) to 74.8 dB(A).
The Delhi fire department today received 173 calls related to minor fire incidents from across the national capital on Diwali in which three persons sustained burn injuries.
US President Barack Obama has celebrated Diwali by lighting the first-ever diya in the Oval Office of the White House and hoped that his successors would continue the tradition.
A thick blanket of smog engulfed the national capital a day after Diwali festivities, leading to poor visibility conditions across the city.
Midcaps rose about 22 percent on average last year. But for a lot of investors, it wouldn't felt like a bull market.
Lupin, ONGC, Sun Pharma, Infosys and HUL were gainers while Dr Reddy's Labs, Tata Motors, Adani Ports, NTPC and HDFC were losers in the Sensex.
Fireworks illuminated the evening sky, earthen lamps dotted houses and lights decked up buildings as people exchanged sweets and gifts on the occasion of Diwali.
Lupin, Bajaj Auto, Axis Bank, Cipla and Sun Pharma are gianers while Dr Reddy's Labs, Tata Motors and HDFC are losers in the Sensex.
Dedicating this Diwali to the armed forces personnel, he said he has "fulfilled the promise" he made to ex-servicemen on the one-rank-one-pension scheme.
ICICI Direct sees Sensex EPS to grow 16.4 percent YoY to Rs 1600 in FY17 and then witness growth of 17.5 percent YoY in FY18 to Rs 1880. It has set a one year forward target of 31000 for the Sensex and 9400 for the Nifty.
Indians have resumed stocking up on gold this Diwali with most investing in physical gold, particularly jewellery say industry experts.
Jewellery buying is a traditional phenomenon and given the large ticket size of the items, there are only limited takers for the same in online space.
According to Ajay Jain of astromoneyguru, Diwali 2016 to 2017 is expected to bring fortune for metal, oil & gas stocks. "I have dedicated Samvat 2073 for metal and oil & gas sector in global stock market," he adds.
A weak trend in the precious metals overseas mainly led to the fall in gold prices, bullion traders said.
The 'Muhurat' trading, which is conducted on the auspicious occasion of Diwali, will be held between 1830 hrs and 1930 hrs, the stock exchanges said.
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Coal India, Tata Motors, Dr Reddy's, Axis Bank and Tata Steel are top gainers while ICICI Bank, Bharti Airtel, Ciipla, GAIL and ITC are losers in the Sensex.
Diwali is especially known for puja of Goddess Laxmi as she symbolizes the earth, wealth, prosperity and abundance.
As an investment tool one can go for buying physical gold. But now-a-days with the innovation in products and to diversify against any future uncertainty, Gold bonds and Gold ETFs are becoming attractive options.
China also asserted that any such boycott would not have much impact on its exports, but "without proper substitutes, the biggest losers of the boycott of Chinese goods will be Indian traders and consumers".
Diamond studded or platinum jewellery is leading the trend this Diwali on the back of growing change in the mindset of women, industry body Assocham on Thursday said.
Ahead of Diwali, the Centre today approved 2 per cent dearness allowance and relief benefitting about 50.68 lakh employees and 54.24 lakh pensioners.
While this year didn't start well and the first half saw a big dip in imports, the lowest in 6 years on the back of excise duties and protests against that move, the numbers are improving sharply. Up to 70 tons of gold may have been imported in October alone, up from 20 tons in May. Silver sales are up 50 percent over last month.
With the festive season around the corner, Gold is once again expected to be in news as it is a popular gift traditionally exchanged during festivals such as Dhanteras and Diwali.