(Representative image) NEW DELHI: Equity indices nosedived in morning trade on Monday with the benchmark BSE sensex falling over 750 points led by losses in bank stocks as the government extended the coronavirus induced nationwide lockdown to May 31. The 30-share BSE index fell 753 points or 2.43 per centContinue Reading

The coverage on this live blog has ended  Governments and officials around the world are easing lockdown measures — allowing for some stores and restaurants to reopen, live sports to restart and cross-border travel to resume. Italy, once the nation hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic, announced plans on SaturdayContinue Reading

The actual hit to government finances from the measures announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the last two days was pegged at ₹66,500 crore, or 0.34% of the GDP, by Barclays. Aggregating all the measures, Barclays said the government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cumulatively have, soContinue Reading