PRODUCTIVITY

  • Subramanian Swamy seeks central law to ban cow slaughter November 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Seeking a complete ban on cow slaughter in the country, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said he would urge the Union government to bring a central legislation for the purpose so that all states can follow it. "I am surprised to find that a large number of cattle...
  • Bihar imposes ban on tobacco November 7, 2014

    Patna: The Bihar government on Friday announced a ban on tobacco and its products to ward off its ill effects on citizens. Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi announced the ban on zarda, paan masala and other tobacco products on Tobacco Prevention Day. The CM also said that tax on tobacco...
  • Dharma Productions presents 'best moment with SRK' November 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Dharma Productions created a special gift for Shah Rukh Khan on his 49th birthday Sunday - they created a bouquet of memorable moments from their films with SRK for his fans to enjoy. The message on the production house Twitter handle read: "Heart-warming storylines... Stellar megastar casts... Record box-office collections......
  • e Lounge Unwind: Ashutosh Gowariker talks about his television series 'Everest' November 1, 2014

    On the show Director Ashutosh Gowariker talks about his upcoming television series 'Everest'. The show is produced by Ashutosh Gowariker Productions Private Limited. Gowariker talks about his liking for epic themes and more. ...
  • Harsh Vardhan seeks complete ban on e-cigarettes, ENDS October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Favouring a complete ban on e-cigarettes and all products described as electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said that such products push children towards tobacco habit eventually via nicotine dependence. In his clearest message yet on the controversy over the safety of ENDS,...
  • China to launch world's largest exhibition complex in 2015 October 18, 2014

    Beijing: China is building a $2.4 billion exhibition complex in Shanghai which is expected to be the world's largest upon completion next year. The National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, expected to be completed in March 2015, is set to host it's first exhibition as a trial run from...
  • Cigarette packs to carry warning on 85 per cent of space October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Come April next year, 85 per cent of space on cigaratte packs and other tobacco products in India will have to be mandatorily covered with graphic and text warnings of health hazard, making the country top ranker in terms of display of caution on packages. After implementation of...
  • India slips on tobacco warnings: Report October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: India's ranking has dropped down to 136 out of 198 among countries that include pictorial health warnings on tobacco package, a report said Tuesday. This is much lower than the 123rd position that the country had in 2012, a release said. The Cigarette Package Health Warnings: International Status Report 2014,...
  • Swadeshi Sangam convention on October 11-12 in Jaipur October 5, 2014

    Jaipur: A two day convention 'Swadeshi Sangam' (SS) focusing on promotion and sale of indigenous products and issues related to foreign direct investment (FDI) will begin in Jaipur on October 11. The Sangam will deliberate on issues related to Genetically Modified (GM)crops, decline of small-scale industries, environment and river linking, patent...
  • 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...
  • Delhi produces 680 tonnes fish September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: A total of 680 metric tonnes fish has been produced in the national capital in this year so far, said a Delhi government official on Sunday. Besides, 18.25 lakh fish seeds have also been produced, the official said. With 15 nursery ponds, the Delhi government's fisheries department has identified 24...
  • Rs 2 lakh worth banned tobacco products seized in Salem September 10, 2014

    Salem: Ten thousand packets of banned tobacco products worth about Rs two lakh were seized from a mini lorry at Thoppur ghat section on Wednesday, police said. They said the speeding mini lorry was intercepted at the Thoppur ghat section and a search revealed the packets hidden inside. Four occupants...
  • 'India way behind China in fish production', says a fisheries scientist September 9, 2014

    Kolkata: Though India is considered to be the second largest fish producer in the world, it is still way behind its nearest competitor China, said a fisheries scientist. "India is the second largest producer of freshwater fish in the world, but compared to China our fish production is only about ten...
  • Monsoon picks up but threat of poor agriculture produce remains: Agriculture Minister September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: A late surge in the monsoon has improved this year's overall rainfall deficiency from 18 per cent to 14 per cent. However, many states are still struggling with rainfall deficiency of over 30 per cent. Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh told CNNIBN that these extreme variations in...
  • Graft case: Ready to face any investigation, says Kerala CM August 29, 2014

    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 stateowned firm, on Friday said he was prepared to face any probe. "Let...
  • Farmers form cooperative committee for milk production, dairy business August 20, 2014

    Farmers and livestockmen of Chhattisgarh's naxalhit Dantewada district have formed a cooperative committee to take up a project for milk production and dairy business. "In retaliation to the socalled '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 8, 2014

    In order to increase sugar production in the state,Chhattisgarhgovernment 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 MinisterRaman Singhhas given inprinciple 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 antitobacco 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 yearonyear. "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, SecretaryGeneral 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 faceoff 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 tobaccomade 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 fasttrack 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...