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Anti-Dumping Duty On Silk Exported

The centre to protect silk domestic industry from cheap in-bound shipments of mulberry raw silk from neighbouring country, China, is likely to impose anti-dumping duty of US Dollar(approx. ) per kg. The directorate general of anti-dumping and allied duties (DGAD) during its investigation has concluded that “mulberry raw silk of grade 3A and below” has been exported to India from China below its normal value and due to which, the…
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AP Govt For Handloom Development

The Andhra Pradesh government will continue its support to both handlooms as well as power looms for which it has sanctioned Rs70 crore to setup a mega cluster for comprehensive development of handlooms in Guntur and Prakasam districts. At the inauguration of the National Handlooms Expo, state’s textile and handlooms minister, Kollu Ravindra reminded that chief minister, N Chandrababu Naidu had already waived Rs 110 crore worth loans to weavers…
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Dutch Lingerie Brand to Open Four Stores

Dutch lingerie brand ‘Hunkemoller’, which recently opened shop in India, will have four stores running by the end of this financial year, a top company executive said. The brand, which opened its first store at Delhi's DLF Promenade mall on December 19, will open two more outlets in the National Capital Region in the next two months. It will also be launching an outlet in Bengaluru within this time. The…
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Gas Jeans Seeks Approval For Opening Shop

Gas Jeans, owned by Italy based Grotto family, has sought approval from the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) to open its own single-brand retail stores across India. Swedish fashion retailer Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) has already debuted in India with opening of two retail outlets in New Delhi this year, while German sportswear maker Adidas is expected to soon set up its retail stores. Gas Jeans, which offers…
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India’s Textile Heritage At Bahrain Museum

Indian Royal Costumes and aesthetics of textiles were on display at the exhibition titled “The Magnificent Maharajas Splendours”, organised at the Bahrain National Museum from December 21. Queen Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of King Hamad, and president of the Supreme Council for Women inaugurated the exhibition which will continue for five months. The exhibition has put on display 180 items which range from the eighth and twelfth century…
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Inclusion Of Handloom Weavers In MGNREGS Sought

At present only silk farming is covered under the job scheme ‘MGNREGS’ under which workers are provided the mandatory wage of depending on states and Union territories, for 100 days a year. However, the textile ministry has been seeking the extension of the MGNREGS to the entire textile and garment sector, which is the largest job provider after agriculture. The move was mooted as a part of a strategy to…
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