INDUSTRIES

  • Assam government's aid gives a new lease of life to the state's 130-year-old fireworks industry this Diwali 3 days ago

    Barpeta: As India prepares to celebrate Diwali, the 130-year-old firework industry in Assam is getting a new lease of life this festive season. The state government's aid of almost Rs 7 crore is trying to fire-up the industry once again. The Barpeta fireworks industry in lower Assam was started way...
  • Narendra Modi seeks to revive India's 'zombie factories', not abandon them October 13, 2014

    Kanpur: At British India Corporation's textile factory in Kanpur, four men sit in a control room watching computerised gauges eight hours a day. When they are done, another group takes over, and then another, for 24 hours a day - much as they might at any major industrial plant. The problem...
  • We can once again become bellwether of IT industry: Vishal Sikka October 10, 2014

    Bangalore: Leveraging next generation technologies like artificial intelligence, software services major Infosys is confident of returning to industry-leading growth and regaining its position as the bellwether of the over US dollar 100 billion Indian IT industry. Vishal Sikka, who took over as CEO of the Bangalore-based firm in August, has been...
  • Indian chemical industry to touch $190 billion in next 3 years: TATA October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian chemical industry is likely to touch $190 billion by the financial year 2017-18 on account of increase in demand of the chemicals from industries of various sectors, a Tata group firm said in its report. At the end of last fiscal, the domestic market size of industry...
  • Palghar: Explosion kills two workers; three others injured seriously October 8, 2014

    Palghar: Two industrial workers were killed and three others received serious injuries in an explosion at an industrial unit located at Boisar industrial estate on Wednesday afternoon, the Palghar district rural police said. Boisar police station sub-inspector S K Pote told PTI that a reactor in the premises of JPN Pharma...
  • Amitabh Bachchan take to Twitter to express his pride on being part of film industry October 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has starred in more than 180 movies in a career spanning more than four decades, says he is proud to be a part of the film industry which integrates people. "Cinema in today's times is perhaps the only integrator left, in this fast disintegrating world......
  • OTC drug market to reach $6.6 billion by 2016 October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The over the counter (OTC) drug market in India is expected to grow to $6.6 billion by 2016 with pharma companies and chemists increasing their presence in the rural market. India's OTC drug market stood at $3 billion in 2011 and a "rise...
  • Tamil Nadu film industry not to showcase any movie today to protest Jayalalithaa's sentencing September 30, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu continues to be on edge after the arrest of former Chief minister J Jayalalithaa in 18-year-old disproportionate assets case on September 27. The Tamil Nadu film industry will not showcase any movie on Tuesday across theatres in the state to protest Jayalalithaa's sentencing. In order to show their...
  • Theatres cancel shows on Tuesday as Tamil Nadu film industry plans hunger strike in solidarity with Jayalalithaa September 29, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu film industry will not showcase any movie on Tuesday across theatres in the state in solidarity with Jayalalithaa, the ex-Chief Minister and former actress, who was convicted in a disproportionate assets case on Saturday, September 27, by a Bangalore court and sentenced to four years in...
  • PM's make in India pitch: Is this what India needs? September 25, 2014

    Exhorting Indian Inc to join his 'Make in India' mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday not only launched the ambitious campaign but also urged industrialists to set up establishments in their homeland instead of eyeing foreign lands and 'First Develop India' (FDI). CNN-IBN asks whether the PM's make in...
  • Reliance Industries will create 1,25,000 jobs in the next 12-15 months, assures Mukesh Ambani September 25, 2014

    The India Inc on Thursday praised and backed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision at the launch of the ambitious 'Make in India' project. Reliance Industries also pledged 1.25 lakh jobs over the next 12-15 months. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi launches 'Make in India' campaign as industrialists laud his initiative September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Exhorting Indian Inc to join his 'Make in India' mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday not only launched the ambitious campaign but also urged industrialists to set up establishments in their homeland instead of eyeing foreign lands and 'First Develop India' (FDI). India Inc bigwigs including Mukesh Ambani,...
  • Mega industrial exhibition to be held in Vadodara in November September 24, 2014

    Vadodara: Aiming at offering an opportunity to small and medium-scale manufacturers, industrial body Vadodara Chamber of Commerce and Industries will hold the 9th edition of the exhibition of industrial and allied products from November 27. "The premier exhibition of industrial products and the service will be held at Vavlakhi compound...
  • Manohar Parrikar questions 75 per cent attendance rule for exams September 21, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said that he will take up with the Goa University (GU) officials the issue of 75 per cent compulsory attendance to qualify for appearing in examinations. Parrikar, who was speaking at the Confederation of Indian Industries' (CII) 'Knowledge Connect' project, said current systems...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 19, 2014

    Bullet News is CNNIBN's nonstop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • News 360: Xi Jinping wraps his first visit to India, will invest $20 billion September 19, 2014

    Chinese President Xi Jinping wraps up his first visit to India. Xi's landmark visit saw India and China reaffirm their commitment for mutual cooperation. China is investing $20 billion in India, and 12 agreements were signed on Thursday. ...
  • Coalgate: Court to hear case against two government servants on October 1 September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A special court on Wednesday fixed October 1 for hearing a coal block allocation case, in which the Delhi High Court recently quashed charges against Chhattisgarhbased Prakash Industries Ltd and its director. The matter was fixed for October 1 after CBI said that it required...
  • Modi appoints former McKinsey India chief Adil Zainulbhai as Quality Council of India head September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed former McKinsey India Chairman Adil Zainulbhai as the Chairman of Quality Council of India (QCI). An autonomous body under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, QCI is a joint creation by Indian industry to operate the National Accreditation Structure for conformity...
  • Digital very much driving, not disrupting, profits in the media industry September 17, 2014

    Washington: The Internet is no longer draining profits from media and entertainment companies, which have learned to make online services pay, a new study shows. The study by Ernst & Young released on Monday found that media and entertainment companies "are continuing to increase their lead as one of the most...
  • Gail makes gas available from alternate sources to Gujarat industries September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Staterun gas utility GAIL India Ltd on Sunday said that it has made available natural gas from alternate sources to industries in Gujarat whose domestic fuel allocation was snapped to give fuel for CNG sector. The Oil Ministry had directed GAIL to cut domestic gas supplies, called APM gas,...
  • Merino industries to set up new manufacturing plant in Gujarat September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Merino Industries' readytocook brand Vegit is looking at setting up a new manufacturing plant in Gujarat with an investment of Rs 50 crore. The plant is expected to be operational by year 2017. "We are looking at a second manufacturing plant in Gujarat with an investment of Rs...
  • Tata Steel ferro chrome plant to start by March 2015 September 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Tata Steel is setting up a 55,000 tonne per annum (TPA) ferro chrome plant at Gopalpur in Ganjam district of Odisha and its first unit is expected to start operations by March 2015. "With Gopalpur project being a top priority for the company, we are currently setting up a 55,000...
  • Himachal Pradesh to hold apple festival September 13, 2014

    Shimla: To promote apples of Himachal Pradesh, the fruit basket of the country, the state tourism department will organise a twoday apple festival here from September 25, an official said on Friday. "As apple is one of the main horticulture crops of the state, we would showcase its varieties to the...
  • UP to include cycling tracks in future town planning September 13, 2014

    Greater Noida: The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to include cycling tracks while planning new towns in the future, a senior government official said. Cycle tracks will be developed in the state, Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (Industrial Development) Sanjiv Saran said. Cycling is pollution free, it improves health and is...
  • Karnataka new industrial policy targets Rs 5 lakh crore investment September 11, 2014

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Cabinet on Thursday approved a new industrial policy for 201419 with an aim to attract investment of up to Rs 5 lakh crore and create around 15 lakh jobs in the state. "New Industrial policy will be in force from 20142019. We had discussed it in the...
  • Kashmir floods wash away tourist bookings September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: The devastating floods in Kashmir are expected to hit the state's tourism hard, a top tourism industry official said. With domestic tourists' numbers to Kashmir Valley expected to cross two crore this year, a top tourism industry official on Thursday said the floods in peak travel season will impact the...
  • Case thrown out against Kenya Governor linked to massacres September 11, 2014

    Mombasa: A Kenyan judge ended the case on Wednesday against the Governor of the coastal region of Lamu, who had been arrested on allegations of links to a spate of massacres. Governor Issa Timamy of Lamu was arrested in July in connection with a string of coastal killings, which were claimed...
  • US drug patent expiries to benefit Indian pharma industry September 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Expiry of drug patents in the US is great news for not only consumers but also the domestic pharmaceutical industry, where generics account for about 75 per cent of total sales, CARE Ratings said in its report released on Wednesday. Indian pharmaceutical companies have an opportunity to capitalise on the...
  • 5 states claim half of 4 years' investments in public sector September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Five states, including Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, attracted about half the total investment of Rs 550,000 crore by central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) between 200809 and 201213, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Assocham) said. Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh were among the top five investment destinations...
  • Automotive industry unit in Tihar to be run by inmates September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: For the first time in the history of Indian automotive industry, a manufacturing unit has been set up inside a jail premises where work will be carried out by prison inmates. The Director General of Delhi prisons, Alok Verma, on Friday inaugurated the small scale automotive workshop in...