Migrant textile workers from Telangana eager to return

2017/10 31 08:10

Following a call and employment promise by Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Kakatiya Mega Textile Park in Warangal, handloom and textile workers from the state, who had migrated decades back to Gujarat, Haryana and Maharashtra in search of work, are now said to be interested to […]

Maharashtra wants pest-resistant Bt cotton de-notified

2017/10 31 08:10

The Maharashtra state government has requested the Indian Government to de-notify the Bt cotton seed strain Bollgard II (BG II) as it has lost its efficacy against the pink bollworm pest. The request follows pesticide-related deaths of farm workers in Vidarbha. This is the second such letter the state has written to the central government […]

Govt extends deadline to file GSTR-2, GSTR-3 by a month

2017/10 31 08:10

The government of India has announced the extension of the last date of filing of goods and services tax returns (GSTR)-2 for July, 2017 to 30 November, 2017 and GSTR-3 for the month of July, 2017 to 11 December, 2017. Recently, the government also declared the extension of filing GSTR-1 form to November 30, 2017, […]

Survey textile industry in Rajasthan’s Balotra: NGT

2017/10 31 08:10

India’s National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered the central and Rajasthan state pollution control boards to initiate joint tri-monthly surveys in Balotra town and the adjoining textile industrial area to control pollution. The order follows a complaint against the textile industry in Balotra that is polluting the environment, including the Luni river. The tribunal has […]

Superfine Merino wool found good for Eczema patients

2017/10 31 08:10

Courtesy: Australian Woo Innovation A new research funded by The Woolmark Company has shown that wearing superfine Merino wool next to the skin is therapeutic for those suffering from Eczema. The superfine Merino wool acts like a second skin for those whose ‘first’ skin is too dry. This adds to a growing number of research […]

World’s most expensive purse is up for sale

2017/10 31 08:10

Courtesy: Christie’s The world’s most expensive purse, Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse, will be auctioned by the auction house Christie’s. It will be sold through private sales next month. The purse set the Guinness World Record for being the most valuable handbag having an original price of $3.8 million in 2010. This statement piece was […]