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Eight core sectors growth slips to 2.4% in July

The growth of eight core sectors slowed to 2.4 percent in July due to contraction in output of crude oil, refinery products, fertiliser and cement.

Aug 31, 2017, 19:29 PM IST

Core sector growth slows down to 1% in February

The growth of eight core sectors slowed down to 1 percent in February mainly due to contraction in output of crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertiliser and cement.


Mar 31, 2017, 17:39 PM IST

India's core infrastructure sector growth rises to 4.9% in November

Infrastructure sector recorded a growth rate of 4.9 percent in November on the back of impressive performance by steel, electricity and coal products.

Jan 02, 2017, 18:04 PM IST

CCI slaps Rs 6,715 crore fine on 11 cement companies including ACC, Ultratech

Competition Commission Wednesday imposed more than Rs 6,700 crore penalty on 11 cement companies, including ACC and Binani, for cartelisation.

Aug 31, 2016, 20:37 PM IST

July core sector growth at 3.2% vs 5.2% in June

Infrastructure sector grew at 3.2 percent in July mainly because of improvement in performance of energy sector, especially refinery output.

Aug 31, 2016, 18:42 PM IST

Shocking! Man buried alive in MP after workers mistakenly poured cement over him - Watch

The workers then flattened the concrete using a steam roller to level the gravel. 

Mar 13, 2016, 17:13 PM IST

Birla's UltraTech buys JP's cement plants for Rs 17,000 crore

Aditya Birla Group firm UltraTech Sunday announced acquisition of debt-ridden JP Group's cement plants for nearly Rs 17,000 crore (about USD 2.5 billion), making it the biggest deal in the sector.

Feb 28, 2016, 17:11 PM IST

Coal linkages to cement, steel sectors via auction: Cabinet

Allocation of coal linkages for the non-regulated sector, which includes steel and cement, will be only through the auction route to ensure transparency, government said Wednesday.

Feb 03, 2016, 18:18 PM IST

Ambuja Cements Q3 Net falls 36%; CFO Sanjeev Churiwala resigns

Ambuja Cements Wednesday reported 36 percent decline in its standalone net profit at Rs 153.57 crore for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015, due to an additional depreciation charge, among other factors.

Oct 28, 2015, 22:05 PM IST

India's core sectors growth slows to 2.6% in August

Coal, cement and electricity output slowed down to 0.4 percent, 5.4 percent and 5.6 percent respectively during the last month as compared to 13.2 percent, 10 percent and 12.9 percent.

Sep 30, 2015, 19:09 PM IST

Lafarge names Ujjwal Batria its India CEO

French cement maker Lafarge Thursday said it has appointed Ujjwal Batria, an old company hand, Chief Executive of its India operations.

Jun 25, 2015, 21:07 PM IST

CCI clears UltraTech's purchase of JAL's two cements plants

UltraTech's proposed buyout of two cements plants from Jaiprakash Associates Ltd (JAL) has got the approval of fair trade watchdog CCI, which said the deal is unlikely to have an adverse impact on competition.

Apr 28, 2015, 20:07 PM IST

Shree Cement acquires Jaypee Cement unit for Rs 358 cr

Shree Cement has completed the acquisition of a cement grinding unit of Jaiprakash Associates for Rs 358.22 crore.

Apr 27, 2015, 22:05 PM IST

ACC net profit hit by low demand, dives 41%

Cement maker ACC Tuesday reported a drop of 40.84 percent in its consolidated net profit to Rs 236.54 crore for the quarter ended March 31 owing to slackened demand in the domestic market.

Apr 14, 2015, 21:53 PM IST

Core sector growth slows down to 1.4% in February

The eight core sector industries — coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilizer, steel, cement and electricity.

Mar 31, 2015, 17:35 PM IST

Govt launches portal to facilitate monitoring of cement cost

The portal will facilitate the monitoring of the supply of cement and expedite the process of placing purchase orders by the prospective users/ user agencies with the respective cement manufacturer

Mar 10, 2015, 18:01 PM IST

Com & Ind Min seeks imposition of import duty on cement

The Commerce and Industry Ministry today sought imposition of import duty on cement in order to boost exports from the country and provide a level playing field to domestic manufacturers of the commodity.

Mar 02, 2015, 13:58 PM IST

UltraTech Q3 net marginally up to Rs 400 crore

UltraTech Cement Friday reported a marginal increase in consolidated net profit at Rs 399.98 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2014, from Rs 395.11 crore in the same period last year.

Jan 23, 2015, 20:53 PM IST

Core sector growth jumps to 5-month high of 6.7% in November

The growth rate of eight core sector industries rose to five-month high of 6.7 percent in November on the back of better output in coal, refinery products, electricity and cement.

Dec 31, 2014, 17:34 PM IST

IITs work on environment friendly cement

Researchers at India's top three IITs are working on a cement producing technique that is sensitive to the environment as well as the economy. Sanchayan Bhattacharjee reports

Oct 21, 2014, 16:41 PM IST