Following are the top news highlights at 1800 hours today:
Mumbai: A Pawan Hans helicopter with seven persons on- board, including five ONGC officers and two pilots, crashed off the Mumbai coast minutes after it took off for the state- owned company's oil installation in the Arabian sea.
New Delhi: Rising for the third straight day, gold prices jumped by Rs 100 to trade at a seven-week high of Rs 30,750 per 10 grams at the bullion market today amid a firm trend overseas and local buying push.
Kolkata: The government has gone back on its decision to halt production of coins entirely and has asked all the four mints in the country to restart production, albeit at a slower pace, industry sources said today.
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Mumbai: IDFC Bank and non-banking financial company Capital First today said they have received approval from their respective boards for a merger.
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