Industries

  • Gail makes gas available from alternate sources to Gujarat industries 21 hours 19 minutes ago

    New Delhi: State-run 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 Yesterday

    New Delhi: Merino Industries' ready-to-cook 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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    Shimla: To promote apples of Himachal Pradesh, the fruit basket of the country, the state tourism department will organise a two-day 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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Cabinet on Thursday approved a new industrial policy for 2014-19 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 2014-2019. We had discussed it in the...
  • Kashmir floods wash away tourist bookings 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 2008-09 and 2012-13, 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...
  • Harsimrat Kaur Badal says Modi has the drive and vision for a better India September 3, 2014

    Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal in an interview to CNN-IBN said that majority people back Prime Minister Narendra Modi's growth. "PM Modi is replicating the Gujarat Model at a national level," said Badal. ...
  • In race for bigger margins, drug makers willing to lose the India 'advantage' August 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian drug makers are fleeing a regulatory morass at home and moving some research and development to Europe and the United States as they try to boost margins by producing high-value drugs. India's $15 billion a year pharma industry, the world's largest source of cheap generics, is already reeling from...
  • e Lounge: Indian film actors remember Richard Attenborough August 26, 2014

    Richard Attenborough was a lord, an Oscar-winning director for the much-lauded 'Gandhi' and an unflagging pillar to British cinema. But Attenborough, who died Sunday at 90, was best known as Dickie. ...
  • Licencing to revamp the face of real estate industry August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Real estate sector is sought after its high investment return but its tarnished image has been portraying a shadowed reputation for ages now. Several customers have been duped by brokers on numerous occasions like value of a credit note, inflated discount rates, interest rates etc. The unprofessional environment...
  • Indian national found murdered in Singapore industrial estate August 25, 2014

    Singapore: A 26-year-old Indian national was found murdered near his workplace in the industrial estate of Pandan on the west coast of Singapore, on Monday. The victim, Suresh Kumar, was found motionless near his workplace on Saturday. Paramedics responding to a help call reached the spot but later pronounced Kumar...
  • Govt to constitute 18-member cabinet committee for industrial development August 13, 2014

    The Bihar government on Tuesday decided to constitute a 18-member cabinet committee for industrial development in the state and to remove all difficulties faced in establishing industries in Lucknow. The Chief Minister will head the committee and Chief Secretary will be its secretary. The state industries department will be its nodal...
  • Villagers block traffic to protest industrial pollution August 12, 2014

    Scores of villagers in the Loni area in Ghaziabad on Tuesday blocked traffic in protest against the alleged release of polluted chemicals into open drains by some factories. Residents of Agrola village alleged that groundwater was being contaminated and posing health hazards as they held up traffic on the Delhi-Saharanpur and...
  • Industrial output growth slows to 3.4 per cent in June August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Industrial production grew a slower-than-expected 3.4 per cent year-on-year in June, government data showed on Tuesday. Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast output to grow 5.4 percent. Industrial production expanded a provisional 4.7 percent year-on-year in May. Meanwhile, consumer price inflation accelerated to a two-month high of 7.96 per cent...
  • Bihar to decide over formation of Tourism cabinet August 9, 2014

    The Bihar government would explore the possibility of forming a 'tourism cabinet' on the lines of the one existing for Agriculture to spur the tourism industry - a potential revenue earner. "We will take forward the idea of constituting a tourism cabinet combining different related departments like the one for agriculture to boost...
  • UN sets up task force to reduce flight risks over war zones August 1, 2014

    United Nations: In the wake of the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine, the UN and global aviation bodies have set up a task force to reduce the risks of civilian planes flying over conflict areas and ensure that the "right information reaches the right people at the...
  • 176 child labourers rescued from Jaipur, united with their families in Patna July 31, 2014

    A total of 176 child labourers, rescued from various handicraft units in Jaipur, were brought to the state capital on Thursday by a team of Bihar government officials and members of civil society organisations. The child labourers, aged between seven and 16 years, were rescued last week by the Anti-Human Trafficking...
  • Bengal film industry accuses Mamata Banerjee of interference, nepotism July 27, 2014

    Kolkata: A big Trinamool show with a Tollywood twist- then a glittering state award ceremony for those who many say are Mamata Banerjee loyalists with party MPs winning top prizes. The Bengal film industry is split between the pro-Trinamool camp and those who think Mamata's politics is threatening good cinema. Mamata...
  • Tremendous mood swing, positivity on Modi government: Indian CEOs July 26, 2014

    Washington: After the formation of the Narendra Modi government, there is a tremendous mood swing and positivity in the country, a visiting delegation of Indian CEOs from CII said describing its maiden budget as visionary. The delegation of Indian CEOs from Confederation of Indian Industry in an interaction with the Washington...
  • RIL becomes 1st private company to post $1 billion quarterly profit July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Reliance Industries on Saturday posted a 13.7 per cent jump in its first quarter net profit to almost $1 billion, the highest quarterly profit by a private firm, on the back of higher refining margins, better petrochemical earnings and surge in US shale gas business. ...
  • Decision on critically polluted areas soon: Prakash Javadekar July 13, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The government will find an amicable solution to the issue of banning new projects or expansion of existing projects in Gujarat's 'critically polluted' industrial clusters, Union Minister for State for Forests and Environment Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday. These three industrial clusters include Vapi in Valsad district, Ankleshwar in Bharuch...
  • 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...
  • Industry hails infrastructure reforms announcements in budget July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi's maiden budget has paved way for infrastructure reforms and has created a sense of confidence among investors, who are awaiting removal of structural bottlenecks in projects, industry analysts and India Inc on Thursday said hailing announcements. "The government has laid special focus on development of critical infrastructure...
  • Home Ministry objects to FDI in sensitive areas of Indian railways July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has raised objections in allowing foreign direct investment in highly-sensitive areas of the Railways sector, saying such a move may compromise security of the country's largest transportation network. The objection came after the Commerce and Industry Ministry circulated a draft cabinet note for inter-ministerial consultations...
  • Any c***** can become chief minister: Yashwant Sinha on Jharkhand CM July 2, 2014

    In an apparent slip of tongue, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday used an expletive word that raised eyebrows. "Media people come and put their mike, asking who would become the chief minister. How does it matter which c**** becomes CM," said Sinha. Sinha, whose word spoken in Hindi is taken...