Productivity

  • Graft case: Ready to face any investigation, says Kerala CM Yesterday

    Kochi: Making it clear that he had no plans to resign, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, against whom a vigilance court had ordered further investigation for alleged corruption in the setting up of an effluent treatment plant at a state-owned firm, on Friday said he was prepared to face any probe. "Let...
  • Farmers form co-operative committee for milk production, dairy business August 20, 2014

    Farmers and livestock-men of Chhattisgarh's naxal-hit Dantewada district have formed a cooperative committee to take up a project for milk production and dairy business. "In retaliation to the so-called 'red revolution' of naxalites, farmers and stockmen of the tribal district have introduced a unique model 'Kshirsagar Project', which will enhance the...
  • News 360: Molestation survivor harassed by Mumbai Police August 19, 2014

    In yet another case of insensitivity by the police, a young woman had to undergo a harrowing ordeal when she went to file her complaint for molestation by goons in Mumbai. ...
  • New sugar factory to come up in Kabirdham; 20,000 farmers to get its benefits August 9, 2014

    In order to increase sugar production in the state,Chhattisgarh government on Friday said it will set up a new sugar factory in Kabirdham district. This would be the fourth sugar mill in the state and second in Kabirdham. "Chief Minister Raman Singh has given in-principle approval to the proposed action plan for the factory, to...
  • Harsh Vardhan writes to states, UTs over sale of tobacco products August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has written to several states and union territories over easy availability of tobacco products in various forms despite restrictions on their sale. Vardhan also launched an anti-tobacco website and kicked off a campaign showcasing the plight of a cancer victim on Thursday. In his letter,...
  • Rains hampers coal production; supply unaffected August 6, 2014

    Moderate to heavy downpour in last one week in Chhattisgarh's Korba district has affected coal production in the open cast mines at Korba, Kusmunda, Deepka, and Gevra region of SECL (South Eastern Coalfields Ltd). Coal production of approximately 45,000 tonnes was affected due to the rain. It however, did not affect...
  • Infosys to focus on start ups, IP, Products and Platforms August 1, 2014

    Bangalore: Vishal Sikka, the first non- founder and outsider to lead Infosys, on Friday said the country's second largest software services firm will focus on intellectual property, products and platforms in an effort to revive the lost glory of the once IT bellwether. The former Board member of German software giant...
  • Clay Craft launches new range with 400 new products July 26, 2014

    Ceremic tableware manufacturer and retailer Clay Craft on Saturday launched 400 new product ranges in Fine Bone China in Jaipur. The group, generating Rs 200 crore revenues per annum in household, institutional, retail and hospitality segments, also announced its growth target to achieve 35 per cent growth year-on-year. "We are focusing on...
  • Oral cancer claims one life every six hours in India July 21, 2014

    Kolkata: One person dies every six hours due to oral cancer in the country, signalling an alarming rise in the incidence of the disease, according to a top orthodontist. The situation could be still graver as many cases of the disease went unreported, Secretary-General of the Indian Dental Association Dr....
  • Greater mobile access to women to boost global productivity July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Giving women greater access to mobile phones and services can push up global productivity by USD 29 billion annually from 2020 onwards, says a report by Vodafone Foundation. "The Vodafone Connected Women report 2014 has found that providing women with greater access to mobile phones and services could...
  • Tracking Monsoon: Need to increase the seed production, says Food Policy Analyst July 12, 2014

    Food Policy Analyst Devendra Sharma said "the government says that they have several contingency plans that they are to incorporate, but to my knowledge these plans already exist in states like Punjab." ...
  • News 360: Government brings TRAI Bill to appoint of PM's principal secretary July 11, 2014

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday slammed the opposition parties for their remarks over the appointment of Nripendra Mishra saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the right to choose his staff. The BJP and the Congress are set for a face-off over the appointment of the Prime Minister's Principal Secretary...
  • Government further eases norms for entry into defence production July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday further eased the process of obtaining an industrial licence for defence production activities by doing away with the requirement of submission of an affidavit with regard to safety and security procedures. "It has been decided that the applicants for Industrial License for Defence Products would...
  • Health Minister asks CMs to consider raising VAT on tobacco products to 50 pc July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to discourage people from consuming tobacco products, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has written to all the chief ministers to consider raising the VAT on tobacco-made products to 50 per cent. He has asked the state governments to frame a tax policy making tobacco products...
  • Chhattisgarh rail link on track, 2 more to be expedited: Piyush Goyal July 5, 2014

    With lack of transport infrastructure hampering coal production, the new government says it has brought on track one of the three critical rail links in Chhattisgarh and efforts are on to fast-track other two in Jharkhand and Odisha. "There is potential to add another 200 or 300 million tonnes if three...
  • Delayed monsoon hits dairies, souring inflation outlook July 1, 2014

    Mewat: Jai Prakash Sharma looked gloomily into the chilling tanks at the Mewat milk cooperative: they are only half full these days, thanks to a delay in India's annual monsoon rains that has robbed cattle fodder of nutritious moisture. "If there are not sufficient rains in the next few days, some...
  • 'Steel sector needs Rs 12 lakh cr investment by 2030, Jharkhand to be focus area' June 27, 2014

    Investments of around Rs 12 lakh core would be required in steel sector by 2030 to treble the country's installed capacity to 300 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), Prime Minister Narendra Modi was informed on Friday. In a presentation to Modi, Steel Secretary G Mohan Kumar also said eastern states such...
  • Amma canteens, Amma movie theatre: 7 products named after Jayalalithaa that are all over Tamil Nadu right now June 27, 2014

    There is no end to the welfare schemes available in Tamil Nadu under Jayalalitha's rules. If you look around you'll find Jayalalitha everywhere.On her 66th birthday, the Music and Fine Arts University, which is a government run institution organised a 66-hour festival, the health department organised 660 medical camps and...
  • Import ban on milk items from China extended by one year June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has again extended the ban on imports of milk and its products from China for one more year till June 2015. "Prohibition on import of milk and milk products(including chocolates and chocolate products and candies/ confectionery/ food preparations with milk or milk solids as an ingredient) from...
  • Coal production more pressing problem than CIL restructuring June 19, 2014

    Kolkata: The Coal Ministry is more concerned about increasing coal production than restructuring Coal India, Union Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday. On his fist visit to the city after taking over the Coal Ministry, Goyal said that the more pressing problem before the ministry was to...
  • DDA to use soil bio-technology to meet water shortage June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority has decided to use an innovative 'soil bio-technology', developed by IIT-Bombay, to meet the water requirement in Dwarka area. "The project proposes using soil bio-technology treatment of bioremediated water, sourced from Palam drain. The technology will allow the remediated water from the drain, high in...
  • Jharkhand khadi board to set up parks to promote products June 18, 2014

    To promote its handloom products, the Jharkhand State Khadi and Village Industries Board has initiated steps to set up khadi parks where all manufacturing activities will take place under one roof. The board has a plan to establish six khadi parks in Jharkhand alone to promote khadi products as well as...
  • Karan Johar: Dharma Productions is new training ground for aspirants June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar is excited that many of the youngsters who worked as assistant directors (AD) under his banner Dharma Productions are movie stars now. "It is so great and exciting to see that all these kids are movie stars today. I think Dharma (Productions) has become the new training...
  • Milkfed Punjab hikes curd, cheese prices May 31, 2014

    Chandigarh: Consumers in Punjab will have to pay more for milk products as state-owned dairy federation Milkfed has decided to raise rates of curd and cheese by up to 40 per cent from June 1. However, retail milk prices have not been revised. "The prices of curd and cheese have been...
  • Industrial production remains negative, dips 0.5 pc in March May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Showing no signs of recovery, factory production remained in negative territory for the second month in a row, contracting 0.5 per cent in March due to declining output in manufacturing, especially capital goods. Output as measured by the index of industrial production (IIP) remained almost flat in 2013-14 and...
  • 'Samrat and Co' review: Rajeev Khandelwal as Indian Sherlock Holmes fails to solve this mystery - what is the point of the film? April 26, 2014

    Film: 'Samrat & Co' Cast: Rajeev Khandelwal, Madalasa Sharma, Gopal Datt Director: Kaushik Ghatak Before we plunge into the review, we would like to share a line spouted by Rajeev Khandelwal in the very last scene of the film: "Asaan case ek tuti hui pencil ki tarha hoti hai -- there is no...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: 'Goliyon Ki Rasleela - Ram Leela' gets highest votes in Best Production Design category April 23, 2014

    Production designing is one area of filmmaking that often goes unnoticed, but you can't expect a good film without the help of this department. In response to IBNLive poll, the readers gave maximum votes 41.59% to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Goliyon ki Rasleela - Ram Leela'. The majestic and grand...
  • 'PeeBuddy', a new device that helps Indian women urinate standing up to avoid dirty, public urinals April 17, 2014

    How many times have you complained (or heard a woman complain) about dirty public toilets? Women have faced a constant roadblock when it came to outdoor activities, simply due to filthy public toilets, or even the lack of them. Hiking, camping or long journeys -- many women often face problems with...
  • Rajeev Khandelwal: Films I do call for patience and will power April 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Rajeev Khandelwal says that being in the film industry is like an endless marathon and the one who survives till the end is the winner a la Amitabh Bachchan. "I don't believe in competition. So many films are being made in a year. In this industry, it's the endless...
  • Aarushi Talwar's parents seek stay on 'Rahasya' film's release April 10, 2014

    Dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar, serving life sentence for murdering their teenage daughter Aarushi Talwar, on Thursday refuted claims of the Censor Board that the soon to be released film 'Rahasya' has no similarity to her murder and sought stay on its release till their appeal is heard and...