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Via MSMEs, Didi targets Modi govt’s policies

With most political parties blowing the poll bugle, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday used the State MSME Conclave platform to launch an attack on the Modi government. Without the Prime Minister or any of his cabinet colleagues, Banerjee expressed concern for the country’s MSME sector, which has been crippled following moves like DeMo, GST, reluctance of the banks to offer loans.

Blackberrys looks at 100 new stores

From a modest beginning in the narrow by-lanes of Delhi’s Chandni Chowk area, Blackberrys, now a leading premium menswear fashion brand from the stable of Mohan Clothing Co Pvt Ltd, seems to have traversed a long way over the last 27 years. The brand is now planning to open 100 new stores by the end of this financial year and is looking at a 25-30 per cent growth by the end of this year. The company has also lined up plans to open as many as 35 COCO stores and 65 FOFO stores in FY 18-19, said Nikhil Mohan, founder & director, Blackberrys Menswear.

Milap looks to bridge gap between healthcare cost and affordability

Milaap, India’s leading crowd funding platform for personal and social causes and especially for medical crowd-funding, is betting big on the expanding gap between India’s private healthcare spending and out-of-pocket healthcare expenses, which include savings, borrowings and support from friends and family.

Manchester eyes Indian tech startups

Manchester, often billed as the football capital of the UK, has many other things to offer to India and its soccer capital – Kolkata in particular.

Former LS speaker Somnath Chatterjee passes away

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee passed away at a private hospital here on Monday morning following multiple organ failure. He was 89 and survived by wife, a son and two daughters.

Positioning the Brand

One may wonder what has WILL or e-WILL got to do with an insurance company! But that’s what Aviva Life Insurance is doing in order to get a different brand positioning in the market. And that’s not without reasons.

Tea production set to decline this year

Given a 4.58 per cent (20.77 million kg) decline in tea output in the first half of 2018, India appears to be heading towards lower production compared with 2017. In the first half of 2018, production fell by 4.6 per cent to 432.46 million kg over the H1 of last year. The production has dropped to 432.46 million kg from 453.23 million kg in 2017.

Coal India pushes back output target

Coal India, the world’s biggest miner, has pushed back its ambitious one billion tonne production target by at least two years owing to the existing ground realities, a top official of the company has said. “One billion tonne annual coal production target will be achieved but it is not possible by 2020 as thought initially, due to various ground realities. We are now hoping to achieve it in the next 3-4 years from now,” the official told. The government had earlier set a target of 1 billion tonnes coal output by FY20.

To launch 50 new products

Britannia Industries, the biscuit maker that is dreaming to become a total foods company in the world, has announced a slew of new things at its 100 year anniversary celebrations that was launched on Monday.

A change of guard is required once you hit your first century, like a batsman gets more prepared for more things after a century,  and the company has announced the launch of a new corporate logo. Managing director Varun Berry said the new logo will reaffirm the elements of excitement and goodness.

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