New handloom act will mean death for handloom industry: Ritu Kumar

 Talk of a change in the Handloom Reservation Act, which has since 1985 protected handloom weaves from being copied by machine-made and powerloom competitors, has got veteran designer Ritu Kumar worried about the plight of millions of India's weavers who are already fighting for their livelihood.

Music industry doesn't promote artistry: Midival Punditz

 Their sublime fusion of Indian classical with electronic music has given listeners a new experience with every album. Gaurav Raina and Tapan Raj, the pillars of Indian fusion duo MIDIval Punditz, feel the music industry is "definitely not designed to promote artistry" but to "make money".

Uber office raided in southern China: Report

Taxi app Uber's office in the southern city of Guangzhou has been raided by authorities, a report said on Friday, in an apparent crackdown on the Internet ride-sharing service.

No policy paralysis, only dynamism: PM Narendra Modi
No policy paralysis, only dynamism: PM Narendra Modi

Less than two months before his government completes an year in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reiterated that his government is working for the common man.

Harsh truth of the world of modelling

Modelling is the industry of glamour and its not that perfect as it looks. Models look glamour on the ramp walk but there is a harsh truth behind.

Aamir Khan blasts industry, says kids content scary
Aamir Khan blasts industry, says kids content scary

Actor Aamir Khan today rued that a whopping 80 per cent of children are forced to watch content not made for them and described the phenomenon as "scary".

Industry asks government to clarify on nuclear liability

On the day India signed a civil nuclear agreement with Sri Lanka, Indian industry Monday sought clarity on the country's nuclear liability law that has been "hindering the future of nuclear commerce".

I salute Hindi film industry: Manisha Koirala
I salute Hindi film industry: Manisha Koirala

Actress Manisha Koirala says though Bollywood is often projected as a harsh industry, she salutes its artistes for having great respect and affection towards each other.

Performance will prove Bengal is number one: Mamata

West Bengal's future is agriculture and industry and performance will prove that the state is at the top, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday.

Amitabh Bachchan grateful for ANR Award!
Amitabh Bachchan grateful for ANR Award!

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was conferred the Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR) award in Hyderabad on Saturday.

Training managers for industrial growth

India needs to be competitive to continue on its growth path. Patricia Mascarenhas tells you how important it is for enterprise level managers to train in industrial relations to deal with issues proactively and effectively

Experiences from excursions

Is a visit to an industry just a fun outing with classmates or it adds on to a student's knowledge and growth? Gauri Rane looks for clues

We ensured transparency in environment clearances: Javadekar
We ensured transparency in environment clearances: Javadekar

Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar Tuesday said that his ministry has ensured greater transparency by initiating online submission of applications for environment and forest clearances.

We will provide land for setting up industries: Mamata

In the backdrop of criticism by the opposition over lack of industries in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the state would provide land for setting them up.

Pakistan gemstone industry struggles with unrest

For 400 years the craftsmen and traders of Peshawar`s jewellery bazaar have cut, polished, set and haggled over precious gems dug from the rugged mountains of northwest Pakistan.

CAG raps Odisha for giving forest lands for industry

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has rapped Odisha for allotting forest land for industrial usage, violating the forest laws.

AP CM Naidu allocates berths, keeps Energy, Industry & Tourism

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has kept portfolios of Energy, Infrastructure, Industries and Commerce and Tourism among others with himself while allocating berths to Ministers on Wednesday.

Industry, service sectors to drive Telangana`s economy

Telangana recorded a GSDP (State Gross Domestic Product) of Rs 3,35,018 crore for the year 2012-13, driven by industry and services sectors.

Industry leaders meet Naveen Patnaik, seek cooperation for growth

A day after Naveen Patnaik was sworn in as Odisha`s Chief Minister for the fourth consecutive term, captains of industry today visited the Secretariat to congratulate him.

Fashion fans flock to New York for unveiling of newest looks

Fashion followers and fans descend upon New York this week for shows by designers - from edgy newcomers to influential veterans - who say, despite its faults, Fashion Week is key to sartorial success.