Business  /  Published 16.07.20

June exports down 12 per cent

India’s exports fell for the fourth straight month in June as shipments of key segments such as petroleum and textiles declined but the country’s trade turned surplus for the first time in...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Odisha  /  Published 15.11.18

‘Fake’ tag on Make in Odisha conclave

The state government has claimed that the biennial Make in Odisha Conclave, which concluded here on Thursday, was a grand success, but the Opposition sought to dismiss the claim as “fake”. Odisha ...
By Our Correspondent in Bhubaneswar

Odisha  /  Published 13.11.18

Bibhu lays down textile roadmap for Odisha

Fashion designer Bibhu Mohapatra on Tuesday said that he would love to collaborate with the weaving community of Odisha to create products. “Odisha has lots and lots of emerging talents and it is on...
By Anwesha Ambaly in Bhubaneswar

Business  /  Published 02.06.19

Hire-and-fire policy proposed for textiles

A hire-and-fire policy on labour is required in textiles to realise its full export potential, an expert panel has suggested.The commerce ministry panel has also proposed a review of the trade pact wi...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.04.19

In Kanpur, tanners’ pain knows no faith

Kanpur’s leather industry is wondering whether it faces a slow death like the city’s once-famous textile mills, with no sign yet of the state government lifting the Kumbh-related ban on tanneries....
By Anita Joshua in Kanpur

Business  /  Published 31.03.19

Textile exports tax rebate plan on plate

A scheme that offers rebate on all taxes at the central and state levels to the exporters of apparel and made-ups is likely to be extended to all categories of textile exports as an alternative to the...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 29.01.19

Unpaid and angry, weavers rip apart Jharcraft

As many as 3,000 weavers have told the government to either clear their dues for blankets woven for state-run Jharcraft by February 15 or face mass protests, including hunger strike and self-immolatio...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 05.11.19

Skilling creates a pool of poor women workers

Women’s migration is now increasingly perceived as a signal of development and women’s empowerment, as large numbers of single women move to work or study in other states. Internal migration of wo...
By Supriya Roychowdhury in

India  /  Published 20.04.20

The fashion industry is fighting to survive

According to the letter, their demands include a moratorium for upcoming statutory dues at least until March 31, 2021; the relaxation in payment of utility bills at least until December 31, 2020; empl...
By Anannya Sarkar in

Heritage  /  Published 16.03.19

Peek into history through textile conservation

A mordant and dye painted cotton Coromondal chintz, circa 1640, that served as a bed head cover, now hangs in all its glory at the Nehru Gallery of Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in Kensington, ...
By Anasuya Basu in


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