Copper rout worsens as recession fears hammer commodities markets

A rout in the copper market deepened on Friday, with the price of the world’s most important industrial metal sliding below $7,000 a tonne for the first time since November 2020 as recession fears gripped markets. The benchmark copper contract on the London Metal Exchange slipped 1.6 per cent lower to $6,987, as slowdown concerns … Read more

Latest news LIVE updates: Assam flood situation worsens; 7 more die

Assam’s flood situation remained grim as seven more people died due to the calamity on Thursday taking the toll to 108, while Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma made an aerial survey of severely affected Silchar town. The total population affected by the current wave of flood, however, registered a decline to … Read more

Eight killed, 3.7 mn people hit as flood situation in Assam worsens

The flood situation in Assam deteriorated on Sunday with eight more persons losing their lives and over 37 lakh people suffering across 30 districts, an official said. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), three persons died due to landslides and five people drowned at different places … Read more

Latest news LIVE updates: Assam flood situation worsens; 8 more die

Assam reeled under devastating floods caused by incessant rain affecting nearly 3.1 million people in 32 districts, while eight more people lost their lives on Saturday taking the toll to 63, officials said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to take stock of the situation. The CM also visited a … Read more

Flood situation worsens in Assam, neighbouring states amid incessant rains

The flood situation in the northeast took a turn for the worse on Friday as incessant rainfall pounded parts of the region for the fourth consecutive day, leaving its major rivers in spate, officials said. Nine more people, including two children, died in rain-related incidents in Assam, raising the … Read more

UK inequality worsens as wages rise fastest for high earners

Inequality is on the rise again in the UK, with pay growing fastest for the highest earners, while inflation hits those on low incomes hardest. Figures published last week by the Office for National Statistics showed average earnings in finance were 25 per cent higher in cash terms in March than the pre-pandemic level, outstripping … Read more

Floods worsens in Assam, over 600,000 affected; landslides in Arunachal

The flood situation in Assam deteriorated on Wednesday with the number of affected increasing to 6.62 lakh in 27 districts and the toll rising to nine with one more person losing his life in Darrang district, an official bulletin said. Assam State Disaster Management Authority said that at present 1413 … Read more