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Hotel occupancy

The Jamshedpur circle of commercial taxes department along with Jamshedpur Hoteliers’ Association recently organised a seminar on online filing of daily occupancy report, a move made mandatory by the state to beef up security. Tata Consultancy Services — which has been roped in to devise a software that enables each hotel to log in with a unique ID and password — also made a presentation on how hotels should file their daily online occupancy report. Jamshedpur Hoteliers’ Association president Prabhakar Singh, joint commissioner of commercial taxes Ranjan Sinha and deputy commissioner of the department’s urban circle P.K. Sinha were present at the meet. Jamshedpur Hoteliers’ Association president Prabhakar Singh welcomed the move of the commercial taxes department and added that most of the hotels had started filing their daily occupancy reports online from January 1

Auto cluster lab

The hi-tech laboratory, part of the ambitious Rs 65-crore Adityapur Auto Cluster Limited (AACL), Seraikela-Kharsawan, will be made operational at the start of the financial year 2014-15. Officials of the AACL said orders had been placed for procuring sophisticated equipment to be installed in the laboratory to develop designs to cater to auto component units at Adityapur, the state’s largest industrial hub. The hi-tech laboratory, with R&D and benchmarking centre, has been built with an investment of around Rs 40 crore. The cluster falls under the aegis of Union ministry of commerce and industry

Discounts add sparkle

Leading jewellery brand Tanishq announced exciting offers on its diamond jewellery range. Customers can avail a flat 15 per cent discount on diamond jewellery priced within Rs 2 lakh and upto 25 per cent off on those above Rs 2 lakh at any Tanishq store between January 11 and March 2. Area business manager of Titan Company Limited Moni Shanker Sengupta said they were delighted to announce the offer. “With the rise in demand for diamonds, this flat 15 per cent discount will give our customers a wide range to choose from,” he said

Awareness on wheels

SAIL Safety Organisation, Ranchi, with traffic police, launched an awareness campaign vehicle on January 6 on the occasion of Road Safety Week celebrated nationally between January 1 and 7. The campaign vehicle, with hoardings displaying information on road safety, was flagged off on the premises of Research & Development Centre for Iron and Steel (RDCIS) by senior executives M.R. Panda and Raman. The vehicle toured the city