Production

  • Clay Craft launches new range with 400 new products 5 days ago

    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...
  • SC recalls order in Reliance Industries KG Basin gas production case April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday recalled its order appointing former Australian judge James Jacob Spigelman as a presiding arbitrator in disputes between Reliance Industries and the centre over the shortfall in gas production in the KG basin. The apex court bench of Justice SS Nijjar recalled its order appointing...
  • There's an audience for films I do: Rajeev Khandelwal March 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Rajeev Khandelwal, who made an unconventional film debut with "Aamir", will be seen in Rajshri Productions' "Samrat & Co.", a detective thriller, and he is confident that there is an audience for the kind of films he does. "I am prepared for every film I do. I know my films...
  • Feel restricted because of my mindset, upbringing: Sooraj Barjatya March 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Sooraj Barjatya's home banner Rajshri Productions is known for family-oriented dramas, but it is now set to release a detective thriller titled "Samrat & Co.". The filmmaker says the new generation at his production house is free to make whatever they want. His cousin Kavita is ready with her first...
  • In election season, Modi, Kejriwal lead race of online products March 19, 2014

    New Delhi: With the political fervour at its peak and the approaching Lok Sabha elections, political parties and online retailers are seeing an increased demand for merchandise with images and logos of main political leaders. Online stores like Flipkart, Bluegape, Snapdeal are also selling merchandise with images of main political...
  • Police arrests three from petro-product smuggling gang March 13, 2014

    Police on Thursday claimed to have busted a petroleum-product smuggling gang, operating from the Mathura refinery by arresting three of its members. "While three member of the gang have been arrested, fourth one, Fateh Chandra managed to dodge the police. Five hundred and twenty-five litres of petrol and diesel have been...
  • India's industrial output up 0.1 per cent in January March 12, 2014

    India's industrial output was higher by 0.1 per cent during January, as mining and electricity sectors performed marginally better, government data showed on Wednesday. Factory output measured in terms of the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) dropped by 0.6 percent in December, registering contraction for the third straight month. The cumulative growth...
  • In Jharkhand per capita debt is Rs 10,000 February 24, 2014

    In Jharkhand, each person owes a debt of Rs.10,000, while the per capita income is around Rs.37,000, said an official. "Jharkhand owes loans of around Rs.36,000 crore. If the total loan is divided with number of the total population, it will come around Rs.10,000 debt on each person of the state,"...