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Trade war looms as EU releases list of US products that could face tarrifs

Brussels: The European Union has published a list of US products it plans to introduce import tariffs on if the 28-nation bloc is not exempted from President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminium tariffs. The list contains dozens of products including breakfast foods, kitchenware, clothing and footwear, washing machines, textiles, whiskey, motorcycles, boats and batteries. They are worth around $3.4 billion in […]

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Readying To Walk On The Wild Side

The Charkha, being worked on by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in his self-woven khadi loincloth, was certainly a potent symbol of our freedom movement. In English, more in the cultural context, than in direct translation, that spinning wheel represents nothing but time. So, the adoption of the Charkha by a shrewd Gandhi was, no doubt, deliberate […]

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9 ministers come together to boost textile industry

New Delhi: Nine Union ministers shared their thoughts on strategies to transform the textile sector of the country, at Textiles India 2017 today. Detailed discussions were held on the concluding day of the 3-day mega trade fair, being held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Join us Live for Textiles India 2017 Valedictory Session https://t.co/ISYgH2XM3H — Smriti Z […]

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Identity cards distributed to handicraft artisans

Ahmedabad: Union Textiles Minister  Smriti Zubin Irani  distributed Pehchan identity cards to artisans of five clusters of Gujarat, namely Jamnagar, Naroda, Surendranagar, Amreli and Kalol. She also announced that 20 artisans of each of these five clusters will be imparted training under Guru-Shishya  parampara, where nationally acclaimed designers will train the artisans. The minister announced that […]

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‘Spinderella’ On Smelly Graph

Abusing Smriti Irani relentlessly is not fun [dropcap]S[/dropcap]pinderella” screamed the headline of a regional English daily. It was accompanied by a morphed picture of Smriti Irani on a spinning wheel. The picture had given equal prominence to a tweet from a Smriti troll that said, “I hope she won’t confuse the TEXTile ministry with the […]

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Cabinet clearances galore

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Urban Development and Bloomberg Philanthropies (BP), New York to support the development of Smart Cities. The proposal entails Bloomberg Philanthropies to work as Knowledge Partner and support […]