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UP’s glittering brass and glass industries now dulled by job loss

UP’s glittering brass and glass industries now dulled by job loss

The note ban affected the demand, while GST raised production costs, forcing small industry owners to fire both contracted labourers and skilled artisans.
The consumer confidence survey reflects deterioration in consumer sentiments on the employment scenario, the price level and income

Consumer confidence hits a new low, reveals RBI survey

The RBI Wednesday released the September 2017 (Q2) round of the consumer confidence survey (CCS). Key takeaways:  The survey reflects deterioration in consumer sentiments...
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GST is a mountain, and SMEs can’t scale it without some support

Considering SMEs in India are largely promoter-driven, entrepreneurs fear they will be spending valuable resources towards compliance.
Sales fell sharply after November 2016, jewellery traders say struggling to pay workers who haven’t been sacked.

Demonetisation, GST take shine off Delhi’s jewellery hub, trigger job distress

Sales fell sharply after November 2016, jewellers say struggling to pay workers who haven’t been sacked.
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Delhi gold bangle manufacturing unit owner speaks on job losses due to slowing economy

The owner of a gold bangle manufacturing unit in Old Delhi’s Kucha Mahajani market speaks about job losses due to a slowing economy and other factors like demonetisation and GST.
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Yogesh Singhal, Head of Bullion & Jewellers Association, on job losses in jewellery sector

Yogesh Singhal, Head of Bullion & Jewellers Association, speaks about on job losses in jewellery sector
ThePrint's Editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta with Niti Aayog vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar

GST to Air India, the headlines from OTC with Niti Aayog’s Rajiv Kumar

Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar's comments made news on a range of hot button issues – from the slowdown to GST, unemployment to disinvestment in Air India.
Why has the Indian economy slowed and what can be done to revive it?

Talk Point: What is to blame for the Indian economic slowdown? How can growth be revived?

As the debate rages over who's to blame for a slowing economy, a panel of eminent experts including Rahul Bajaj, Adi Godrej, Ajay Shah, Arvind Virmani and Ajit Ranade explain what can be done to revive it.
The World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index says India is ranked 40 among 137 economies

Encouraging signs for economy: India ranks 40th in Global Competitiveness Index

India is the top-ranked economy in South Asia, 3rd among BRICS countries, and has improved in infrastructure, higher education, and labour market efficiency.

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Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.