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FSSAI assigned with task to come up with standards for fortification of food grains: Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Ministry

Govt. in a fix over bulk storage & transportation of rice The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution together with Union Ministry of Health and various other ministries have assigned the mandate to Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to come up with standards for fortification of food grains such as wheat flour, rice which will add to the nutrient value of food intake, a top government official said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Ensure Indian firms not subjected to double taxation; ASSOCHAM to CBDT

In the backdrop of the government fine-tuning tax regime with the countries which have the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with India, the ASSOCHAM has made a presentation to the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) suggesting changes in the proposed Foreign Tax Credit rules to ensure the Indian tax payer is subjected to double tax incidence on income.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

No need to panic about presence of chemicals in bread: AIIMS Director

Urgent need to put in place universal health service in India; healthcare facilities in govt. sector in UP have gone down in last 2 decades There is no need to panic much in the long-term about presence of potassium bromate and potassium iodate in the pre-packaged daily bread but excess of anything should be avoided, a top AIIMS official said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

India among 5th largest producer of e-waste in world: ASSOCHAM-KPMG study

India has surely emerged as the second largest mobile market with 1.03 billion subscribers, but also the fifth largest producer of e-waste in the world, discarding roughly 18.5 lakh metric tonnes of electronic waste each year with telecom equipment alone accounting for 12 per cent of the e-waste, according to an ASSOCHAM-KPMG joint study.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Bread makers were using only permissible chemicals; let us stop scare mongering: ASSOCHAM

While the report by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has caused a panic among the consumers resulting in plummeting of sale of bread and bakery products, the use of potassium bromate, purported to be harmful to health, was being done with the permission and full knowledge of the food regulator, the ASSOCHAM said.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Do away with anti-dumping duty on flexible slabstock polyol: ASSOCHAM plea

Apex industry body has urged the government to provide level playing field to both domestic polyol manufacturers and importers/downstream industry players by eliminating existing trade barriers being imposed after misrepresentation of facts by certain domestic flexible slabstock polyol manufacturing companies.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Modi Govt’s two year tenure ‘work in progress,’ ASSOCHAM gives 7 out of ten

Describing the two-year tenure of the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi's Government as ‘work in progress,’ apex industry body ASSOCHAM today said that country’s big macroeconomic picture has certainly been steadied while some bold moves have been made in the roads and highways, railways and energy sectors earning seven out of ten ranking from India Inc on the performance chart.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Comprehensive approach needed for mining industry says: Sai

To sustain growth of the mining industry in the Country, the Union Minister of State for Steel & Mines Mr Vishnu Deo Sai has emphasised the need for a comprehensive approach so that the potential benefits of the sector are realised.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Telecom Minister asks operators to upgrade mobile network; invest more

Counting a number of milestones achieved by the NDA in the telecom sector on completion of two years of the Narendra Modi Government, IT and Communication Minister, Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad today said at an ASSOCHAM meeting he would show firmness on the issue of quality of telecom service as he is answerable to the consumers and Parliament.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Mamata, Jayalalitha likely to help NDA at Centre in economic reforms: ASSOCHAM

Results of the Assembly Elections in key states including Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam and Kerala, have strengthened Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi who will now be able to speed up economic reforms with help of non-Congress friendly parties like AIADMK and even Trinamool Congress, ASSOCHAM President, Mr Sunil Kanoria said today.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

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