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India

NEP drops Chinese, after listing it in draft version

The approved NEP released by Union ministers Prakash Javadekar and Ramesh Pokhriyal on Wednesday omitted Chinese

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India

Kolkata to have Buddhist Chinese temple in future

Kolkata: Chinese Consul General Ma Zhanwu today said the 50-year old Hsuan Tsang Monastery in the city will be converted into a ”most modern” Buddhist Chinese temple in future. The monastery in the southern fringes of the city is named after Hsuan Tsang, the famous seventh-century Buddhist monk, scholar, traveller and translator from China who […]

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Sci-Tech

The rise of vegetarianism in China

Beijing: China – the world’s largest market for beef, pork and poultry – is steadily growing wary of meat as health-conscious Chinese are taking to a vegetarian diet that has sparked mushrooming of vegan restaurants in the world’s most populous country. China’s restaurant industry over the past few years is reporting growing number of entrepreneurs looking […]

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India

Modi, Chinese Premier hold brief interaction in Manila

Manila: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held a brief interaction with Chinese premier Li Keqiang on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit here. Both Modi and Keqiang had chit-chat on Sunday also during a gala dinner hosted by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.  “Two neighbours in deep conversation. PM @narendramodi with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang […]

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Economy

10% customs duty on imported mobile phones

New Delhi: With the aim to give local manufacturers an advantage in competition with their foreign counterparts, the Union government has imposed 10% basic customs duty (BCD) on cellular mobile phones and specified parts of cellular mobile phones like a charger, battery, wire headset, microphone, receiver, keypad, USB cable etc and also certain other specified electronic goods. […]

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Economy

Govt acknowledges Chinese goods are a problem

New Delhi: Indian micro, small and medium enterprises are facing a tough competition from cheap Chinese products. It is evident from the high growth of India’s imports from China. As per the information compiled from data provided by the Director General of Commercial Intelligence & Statistics, Imports in respect of 11 major product groups, largely manufactured […]