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Call it bearing the brunt of economic reforms or any other name you choose. Measures like demonetisation, Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (Rera) and the GST roll out, took a heavy toll on the ability of the real estate sector to sustain investment and growth in calendar year (CY) 2017.

Eveready forays into confectionary with Jollies

Leading dry cell battery maker Eveready Industries India Limited (EIIL), is now foraying into the fast growing confectionary market, which is estimated to be over Rs 9,000 crore, under the brand – Jollies. As starter, Jollies will be rolled out in the fruit chew segment, which is estimated to be nearly Rs 400 crore and is growing at a rapid pace, top company officials said.

Dalmia Cement’s maiden brand campaign has robot Mr D

It’s cementing a stronger bond with the consumers directly. Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL), a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Limited and an arm of the Rs 10,000 crore Dalmia Bharat Group, has now come up with its maiden brand campaign through television commercial (TVC) to connect directly with the customers. The maiden TVC on-DSP Cement, the premium brand from Dalmia Bharat Cement’s stable, created by J Walter Thompson (JWT) Kolkata and produced by Lemon Yellow Sun Films, clearly aims at positioning the brand as ‘The Dhalai Expert’.

Rise in sugar production to spur purchase cycle

India produced 20.30 million MT of sugar in the sugar season (SS) 2016-17 and the carry over stock from year 2015-16 stands at 7 million MT. According to centre’s projections, India will produce 25 MMT of sugar in 2017-18, that is October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018, which is 23.6 per cent higher than the sugar produced in the previous sugar season, October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017.

Fusion with Odissi bol warms up hearts

It has tune, it has rhythm, it has got a fusion of the East and the West and it reflects various moods that appeal to connoisseurs of music across the world. “Rhythm Express Music for Dance” brought out by Raga Music, is an innovative and experimental music album from famed Odissi exponent Dona Ganguly and GIMA Award winning tabla maestro Prodyut Mukherjee with melody composed by GRAMMY Award winning musician Padma Bhushan Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.

Fusion with Odissi bol warms up hearts

It has tune, it has rhythm, it has got a fusion of the East and the West and it reflects various moods that appeal to connoisseurs of music across the world. “Rhythm Express Music for Dance” brought out by Raga Music, is an innovative and experimental music album from famed Odissi exponent Dona Ganguly and GIMA Award winning tabla maestro Prodyut Mukherjee with melody composed by GRAMMY Award winning musician Padma Bhushan Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.

Raise a storm over a cuppa on an artpiece

Next time you pay a visit to your nearby Barista outlet you can have a coffee and raise a storm over a cuppa on a modern, traditional or contemporary painting or artpiece and if you fancy one of them you can actually buy it as well. Barista, a leading chain of espresso bar in south east Asia, has teamed up with AnYahh, a Delhi-based premium art gallery that deals in a vivid variety of modern and contemporary art by budding Indian artists.

Emami ropes in Salman Khan for its edible oils

After Big B, Emami Ltd – the Rs 2500 crore FMCG flagship of the diversified Emami Agrotech Ltd, has roped in Bollywood’s Bajrangi Bhai Salman Khan to endorse its edible oil brands.

At present Emami has 3 brands in their edible oil business – ‘Emami Healthy & Tasty’, ‘Himani Best Choice’ and ‘Rasoi’ apart from ‘Bake Magic’ – a speciality fat brand.

PSUs hire IIT Kharagpur grads; industry eyes PhDs

Two new significant and happy trends marked the end of the first phase of placement season at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, also known as IIT KGP.

The first is the increasing interest being shown by public sector undertakings (PSUs) to hire students from IIT KGP; the second constitutes hiring of PhD scholars through campus placement, say senior officials at IIT KGP.

Royal China gets into quick service business

Delhi-based Chinese fine-dining chain Royal China, with presence in India and abroad, is now looking at spreading its wings across the country through QSR (Quick Service Restaurant) format for faster returns on investment. The premium restaurant brand, at present, has three outlets in India including one in Delhi and six outlets in the UK, China, Singapore and Dubai. It is in the process of having one more outlet in Delhi shortly, top company officials said.

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