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Good response to Malika Fashion and Lifestyle expo

Malika Fashion and Lifestyle Exhibition has opened its doors for the visitors once again. It is exhibiting the creations of designers from all over India at Press Club, Civil lines Nagpur. The expo is receiving overwhelming response from the visitors...

‘Privatisation of banks against common man’

Continuing their long battle against the Government’s move to privatise the public sector banks, representatives of all nine constituents of The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) resorted to one-day dharna here at Samvidhan Chowk on Tuesday. The event began at 11 am with the representatives registering their resentment against privatisation. The event started with raising slogans by S P Tiwari, Secretary of Eastern Maharashtra Bank Employees’ Association (EMBEA), which was followed by adrenal boosting ..

Agro Vision to witness Bio CNG-based tractor, drone

Agrovision Foundation is organising Central India’s biggest agriculture exhibition – Agro Vision from December 24 to 27. Chief Patron of Agro Vision Union Minister Nitin Gadkari recently addressed the Agriculture Product manufacturers, dealers, distributors and other channel partners regarding Agro Vision. This year the theme of Agro Vision is “Transforming Agriculture through Technology Innovations”. Adhering to the theme various technological innovations in farming and agriculture field will be ..

Agro Vision to witness Bio CNG-based tractor, drone

Agrovision Foundation is organising Central India’s biggest agriculture exhibition – Agro Vision from December 24 to 27. Chief Patron of Agro Vision Union Minister Nitin Gadkari recently addressed the Agriculture Product manufacturers, dealers, distributors and other channel partners regarding Agro Vision. This year the theme of Agro Vision is “Transforming Agriculture through Technology Innovations”. Adhering to the theme various technological innovations in farming and agriculture field will be ..

Eighth Annual Global Nagpur Summit 2021 to host AI/ML Track

Nagpur First Foundation (NFF) is all set to host 8th annual Global Nagpur Summit 2021 on December 12. As part of “City Growth Conference” of GNS 2021, AI/ML Track will be organised from 9.30 am onwards at Chitnavis Center, Civil Lines. The track will comprise of international keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshop on AI/ML, and GNS startup showcase. Dr Rizwan Ahmed (CTO, delaPlex) will be the AI/ML Track Chair for GNS 2021. A keynote address on “Shaping the Future of Digital Health with AI ..

CII makes case for replacing bank guarantees with surety bonds in infra sector

INDUSTRY body CII has urged the government to consider replacing bank guarantees with surety bonds in the infrastructure sector and also develop the municipal bond market so that urban local bodies can raise funds. In its recommendations for the forthcoming Union Budget 2022-23, the chamber also said asked the government to continue its investment focus and enhance capital expenditure in areas such as infrastructure to promote growth in the economy at a time when consumption demand has not picked ..

MSHCL’s expo begins at Gondwana Gallery

The exhibition-cum-sale of high quality products made by Maharashtra State Handloom Corporation Ltd, Nagpur (MSHCL), is being held here at Gondwana Gallery, behind Hotel Centre Point, Ramdaspeth, Nagpur. Textiles Commissioner and Managing Director of Handloom Corporation Sheetal Teli Ugale inaugurated the expo on Tuesday. Vijay Nimje, Joint MD of the corporation, and others were also present on the occasion. Silk Tussar, Paithani saris, dress material, bed sheets, towels, napkins, and other items ..

Silk India expo to conclude today

Handloom, silk and cotton in various States of India has it own uniqueness. Silk India exhibition has brought all these attractive varieties under one roof. There are 22 stalls in the Silk India exhibition underway at Chitnavis Centre, Civil Lines. The exhibition is getting an overwhelming response from the Nagpurians. The timings are from 10.30 am to 9 pm. The expo will conclude on December 7. The regional and State’s specialities include a host of varieties like Bhagalpuri Tassar, Kosa and Khadi ..

Electronic dealers expect demand to pick-up gradually

This year’s Diwali festive season was challenging for electronic dealers in the city as fear of COVID-19 cast a shadow over demand. Post Diwali, electronic dealers felt that consumer demand would pick-up in a gradual manner with the onset of wedding season. They were confident that the ongoing marriage season would lift demand and brighten their future business prospects. “We anticipate that in the coming months there will be gradual pick-up in demand due to the wedding season. Already we are seeing ..

OAK Medsquare offers best location, amenities for hospital space

OAK Constructions, one of the reputed construction companies, has come up with its latest project named OAK Medsquare. It is located in North Nagpur which is just 300 meters away from Indora Square on Kamptee Road, making it the best choice for multi-unit hospital area. This NABH compliant project has two floors exclusively for OPDs with a common reception. Having flexible area options of OPD and IPD units, it is the only multi-unit hospital sanctioned building in North Nagpur area...

Arun Motors-Maruti Suzuki Arena launches Celerio

Arun Motors – Maruti Suzuki Arena located at Patni Plaza, Khamla Square has unveiled the all new Maruti Suzuki Celerio which is India’s most fuel efficient petrol car which deliveres upto 26.68 kmpl for the VXI AGS variant and 25.24 kmpl for the manual variant under standard test conditions. The car was launched at the dealership by Anup Sinha, Commercial Business Head – Maruti Suzuki India Limited, along with Deepak Sharma, Area Sales Manager – Maruti Suzuki India Limited, and Karan Patni, Managing ..

Bank employees to observe dharna today

Opposing the Government’s move of privatisation of public sector banks, General Secretary of Eastern Maharashtra Bank Employees Association (EMBEA) Jaiwant Gurway said that over 10 lakh employees of various banks representing..

Trade unions to observe two-day nation-wide strike on Feb 23-24

A joint platform of central trade unions has given a call for a nationwide general strike on February 23 and 24 during the Budget Session of Parliament. “The Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions and Independent sectoral All India Federations and Associations met in Delhi on December 3, 2021, and finalised the dates for the countrywide 2-days’ general strike on February 23-24, 2021 during the budget session of Parliament as announced by the National Convention of Workers held on November 11, 2021 ..

MOIL gets ‘Highest Income Tax Payer and TDS’ award

MOIL city based schedule ‘A’ CPSE has recently received Highest Income Tax Payer and TDS award by Income Tax Department, Nagpur. MOIL CMD Mukund Chaudhari, Director Finance Rakesh Tumane, Joint GM-Finance N P Kajarekar and DGM-Finance and I/A Akanksha Singh received the award at the hands of Ajay Sancheti, Ex-MP Rajya Sabha in the august presence of Ruby Shrivastava, Principal Chief Commissioner Income Tax Nagpur. MOIL CMD appreciated his team efforts for one more feather in the cap of MOIL’s achievements...

End tie ups with Amazon: CAIT to State Govts

It is most unfortunate and regrettable that several States in the country have signed MoU with Amazon despite that Amazon is a known global law offender and has been penalised in different countries for its mal-practices in business. The company is continuously violating Indian laws and rules and also facing investigation by Enforcement Directorate and Competition Commission of India. Such MoUs are strongly contradicting “Atmnirbhar Bharat” and “Vocal for Local” campaign of Prime Minister Narendra ..

Christmas, New Year offer at The Furniture Store

THE Furniture Store has launched the attractive Christmas and New Year offer on full range of home and office furniture. In the offer there is 50 per cent discount on bedroom set, wardrobe, sofa, modern sofa, study table, centre table, modular kitchen, dinning table etc. Apart from this, there is 15 per cent discount on exchange offer. People can get all types of furniture to decorate their homes and offices and that too within their budgets. Fore more details, interested may visit The Furniture ..

Agri exports rise by 13% in Apr-Nov

INDIA’S exports of agricultural and processed food products rose by more than 13 per cent during April-November this fiscal to USD 23.26 billion, the commerce ministry said on Saturday. The export of rice was the top forex earner at USD 5.93 billion during April-November 2021-22, growing 11 per cent over the corresponding period in 2020-21 when it was USD 5.3 billion, it said...

Silk India expo getting good response

Handloom, silk and cotton in various States of India has it own uniqueness. Silk India exhibition has brought all these attractive varieties under one roof. There are 22 stalls in the Silk India exhibition underway at Chitnavis Centre, Civil Lines...

Ayurcare offers therapies for healthy living

AYURVEDA is a holistic science for healthy living. It encourages finding the balance between body, mind and soul. Ayurcare Purebliss one of the renowned and trusted traditional Kerala Panchkarma and wellness centers at Nagpur. The wellness center is managed by qualified professionals with experience in the traditional system of Ayurveda. It provides all kind of Panchkarma therapy, pain management, stress relief therapy, weight management, detoxification package, wellness pkg, hair treatment, gynecological ..

RCOEM achieves fourth position in Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge

SpectroProcessor team of Centre for Microsystem of Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering, Nagpur (RCOEM) secured 4th position in the ‘Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge - Innovate Solutions for #AatmaNirbhar Bharat’ an initiative by MeitY, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology held as a part of Azadi Ka Digital Mahotsav celebrations. Ajay Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Friday felicitated the SpectroProcessor team and awarded with Rs 20 lakh and ..

Roll back new guidelines of imposing heavy penalties on traders: NVCC

The latest decision of the State Government to impose heavy penalties for not following COVID Appropriate Behaviour (CAB) is not going down well with the traders here in the city. A delegation of the traders under the banner of Nag Vidarbha Chamber of Commerce (NVCC) recently took up the matter with Nagpur Guardian Minister Nitin Raut and urged the Government to roll back the decision. As per the new guidelines issued by the Government, a person not following the CAB will be fined Rs 500. But if the ..

‘A good leader knows his people very well’

The HRD Forum of Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA) recently conducted a webinar on “Emotional intelligence and its connect with people management” virtually. Well known speaker, J B Kabra, Founder of Mind Movers Management Consultants Pvt Ltd, Thane, was the keynote speaker. He is having over seventeen years of experience in all facets of Man-Management, visiting faculty for various Management Institutes and conducted more than 4600 programmes for public and private sector companies in the areas ..

National Woolen Garments Sale to conclude today

National Woolen Garments Sale, going on at Kusumtai Wankhede Hall in front of Alankar Cinema on North Ambazari Road, Dharampeth Nagpur, is receiving overwhelming response form the visitors. The mega event will conclude on Sunday. As the new variant of COVID-19 has been identified and most of the countries have banned international trade, Rozi Exports has to bear heavy losses. The compnay has to stock huge collection of fresh winner and wedding collection in the gowdowns. The company is now offering ..

VCA new body takes charge Names men and women selectors

VIDARBHA Cricket Association (VCA) held its 87th Annual General Body Meeting on Saturday. Adv Anand Jaiswal was in the chair and welcomed the members. After paying homage to the departed members of VCA since the last AGM, various agendas, as per the notice, were adopted. Prominent among the members present was Shashank Manohar, former President of Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA), Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and former Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC)...

‘MSME schemes are supporting entrepreneurs’

  The Lady Entrepreneurs’ Wing of Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA) conducted a webinar on ‘MSME Schemes for Entrepreneurs’ recently where P M Parlewar, Director (IEDS), MSME-DI, Maharashtra, was the guest speaker..

7th Mega Internship Fair at IMT Nagpur from today

  INSTITUTE of Management Technology (IMT), Nagpur is gearing up to conduct the 7th edition of Voyage-The Start-Up Internship Fair organised by Entrepreneurship Cell Committee in association with Placement Committee of IMT Nagpur.The grand entre..

Bank employees up in arms against privatisation of PSBs

  THE Government is moving the Banking Laws Amendment Bill in the present session of the Parliament to pursue its announcement on privatisation of two public sector banks. United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) is opposing the privatisation of publ..

Dev Jasraj Jewellers offers wide range of gemstones

 Dev Jasraj Jewellers, one of the renowned and trusted names in the field of jewellery, is offering more than 224 types of gems and precious stones. The jewellers, who is the city’s leading wholesale and retail dealer of gems and precious stone..

VED demands ADC office in Nagpur to help pharma units

WITH the absence of Assistant Drug Controller (ADC) office in Nagpur is making import of raw material required by pharma units in Vidarbha and Central India time consuming and unviable. The ADC office located far away at Mumbai delays the process of customs clearance and also adds significantly to cost of doing business and the trouble of having to frequently travel to Mumbai. An ADC office should be set up in Nagpur to help pharma units in Vidarbha and Central India...

Crucial to win taxpayers’ trust: Darda to IRS trainee officers

The Chairman of Editorial Board of Lokmat Media and former Member of Rajya Sabha Vijay Darda exhorted the Indian Revenue Service trainee officers to act with respect and understanding towards the taxpayers and communicate in layman’s language to remove the fear of the taxman from their mind. Addressing the IRS trainee officers at the National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT) on Tuesday, Darda asked the officers to remove fear from the minds of the taxpayers and have a sense of respect and goodwill ..

Bank of India deploys mobile ATM van

Bank of India, Nagpur Zonal Manager Santhosh S announced that the bank has deployed a mobile ATM van in Nagpur city. The van will enable residents, especially senior citizens to access key banking services at their doorstep in a safe and convenient manner, at a time when they are advised to stay home in the wake of resurgence of Covid cases in the city. ..

Road logistics market in India to reach $330 bn by 2025, says report

THE road logistics market in India is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 8 per cent in the next five years, to reach USD 330 billion by 2025, as per a report. This growth will be fueled by factors such as the rapidly growing e-commerce sector and a growing retail sales market, among others, according to ‘Inter-city Logistics Market Study’, released by consulting firm RedSeer’s early stage research arm, RedCore on Thursday. As per the report, the road logistic market in India is ..

‘Unorganised workers should get social welfare benefits’

There are more than 43 crore unorganised workers in various sectors across the country. These workers are not getting any subsidies or benefits under Government welfare schemes due to which their economic condition is worsening. “Central Government should introduce laws for these neglected and exploited workers by providing social welfare benefits,” demanded National Vice-President of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) Jayanti Lal. He was speaking at the one-day ‘Kamgar Mela’ organised by BMS Vidarbha ..

General insurance employees protest, form human chain

AS PER call given by Joint Forum of Trade Unions (JFTU) and Associations Public Sector General Insurance Companies, the constituents of JFTU organised human chain all over India to realise their demands. The public sector general insurance employees demands include Wage Revision, 1995 Pension Scheme to all, 30 per cent Uniform Family Pension, 14 per cent Management NPS contribution and urging the Government to repeal General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Act 2021 (GIBNA). At Nagpur ..

M/s SMS Kinetic opens showroom at Chitnis Park

SMS Kinetic has inaugurated their first flagship electric vehicle showroom of Vidarbha in Nagpur this Sunday. Kinetic Green Energy Solution, is now providing electric 3-wheelers, e-rickshaws, e-loaders and Kinetic electric bikes for all ages under one roof. Kinetic E bikes are trendy, smooth and powerful giving 80 kms in one charge with no registration requirements...

NTPC Mouda starts painting competition

NTPC Mouda commenced the state-level painting competition on ‘Energy Conservation’ on behalf of Bureau of Energy Efficiency under Ministry of Power, GoI. NTPC Mouda commenced the state-level painting competition on December 1, 2021. This five-day competition is being organised as per directives from Bureau of Energy Efficiency with the central themes as ‘Cleaner Planet’ and ‘Energy Efficient India’. Hari Prasad Joshi, Chief General Manager, NTPC Mouda motivated all the participants and distributed ..

‘Hard work, determination are key to success’

The Nagpur Branch of ICAI conducted the 11th edition of Chartered Accountant Premier League - Plasto CAPL Cup 2021 recently. Ranji Player from Vidarbha Rajneesh Gurbani inaugurated the event. On the occasion, Gurbani said that there is no short cut to success. “Hard work, perseverance, dedication and determination are essential elements for achieving success,” he said highlighting the importance of sports in our busy & stressful life. He congratulated the team Nagpur Branch of ICAI led by CA Saket ..

Air Arabia’s Nagpur-Sharjah direct flight from Dec 5

Air Arabia is all set to resume direct flight between Nagpur and Sharjah from December 5. Customers can now book their direct flights between Sharjah and Nagpur by visiting Air Arabia’s website, by calling the call centre or through travel agencies. On Sundays and Wednesdays the direct flight of Air Arabia will depart from Nagpur at 7.25 and reach Sharjah at 9.45 and on Tuesday, it will depart from Nagpur at 4.25 and reach Sharjah at 6.45. Similarly, on Sundays and Wednesdays, the flight will depart ..

CP flags off rath carrying ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ message

Commissioner of Police Amitesh Kumar recently flagged off a rath carrying ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ message for public at large. The rath will visit various parts of the city to create awareness among the masses. Deepak Lalwani has been undertaking the public interest message campaigns in the city for the past 20 years...

Purti Super Bazar conducts function to take out draws

Purti Super Bazar conducted a function to take out draws on coupons it had given to customers on purchase of various products during the recent Diwali and Dussehra festivals. The mega event was held on Sunday at 5.30 pm. Dr Chaitanya Shembhekar and Dr Manisha Shembhekar were the chief guests on the occasion. Chairman, Purti Cooperative Ravindra Boratkar and Director Gauritai Chandrayan welcomed the guests...

Buying jewellery is an investment: B C Bhartia

Since ages, in our country, purchase of gold, silver bullion and jewellery have been looked as an investment and not expenditure or goods for use and consumption. Bullion and jewellary should not be look as a commodity said B C Bhartia, National President Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT). He was speaking at a meeting organised by Team CAIT Nagpur to discuss about opposition to possible increase in rate of GST on bullion gold and silver jewellary by GST Council in its next meeting. Team CAIT ..

Large infrastructure gaps exist in horticulture: Report

Despite horticulture accounting for a third of the total agricultural gross value added, there exists large infrastructure gaps ranging from 8.6 per cent for cold storages to 99.6 per cent in the case of pack houses compared to the production of perishable produces like fruits and vegetables, according to a report. This is because cold storage capacity has barely kept pace with the requirement, which is clear from the fact that while the horticultural output has grown 45.2 per cent during FY09-18, ..

VIA gives suggestions to FM ahead of Union Budget

Ahead of the Union Budget 2022-23, the Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA) has given few suggestions on Direct Tax and other issues. In a letter to the Union Finance Minister, VIA President Suresh Rathi; Chairman of VIA Tax Forum CA Ashok Chandak; and Treasurer of VIA Naresh Jakhotia also urged the Union Finance Minister to consider the following:- To reduce the compliance burden of TDS /TCS of Quarterly return. Scrapping of TDS U/s 194Q and TCS U/s 206C(1H). Disallowance towards payment of PF/ESIC ..

‘It is important to build a great team for efficient working’

“IF YOU are getting a little late for the meeting at your office, just remember to send a short text message about the same to your boss. If you could inculcate this habit amongst your team members and ensure that they are following the practice of prompt and clear communication as a norm, then you are building a great team,” said Vishal Kulshreshtha, General Manager, Happiest Mind Technologies Ltd Noida and Co-author ‘Leader Sinks Ship’. He was speaking at the offline ‘Wisdom Hour’ organised at Patrakar ..

KC’s Virtual Edu Expo Nov 2021 a big success

KC Overseas Education conducted five-day Mega Virtual Edu Expo, from November 23 to 27 which proved to be a stupendous success. This expo was a blend of Virtual Education Fairs of different global study destinations on different days thereby facilitating a virtual meet of study abroad aspirants with delegates from more than 100 prestigious universities across more than 15 study destinations. The virtual fair had an overwhelming response and more than 1000 students attended the expo, gaining all the ..

MIA celebrates Diwali Milan with zest

CONTINUING with the tradition, MIDC Industries Association (MIA) Hingna recently celebrated its Diwali Milan programme with zest. The event was conducted at Maharajbagh Club Lawn, Nagpur in the august presence of several industrialists and their family members, office bearers of various associations and Government dignitaries. Around 225 guests attended the programme. All the guests were welcomed by the President of MIA Hingna C G Shegaonkar; Secretary Sachin Jain and the executive committee members ..

World’s Best Dry Fruits launches unique offer

World’s Best Dry Fruits has launched an unique offer on dry fruits. In this offer one can buy dry fruits of Rs 3,000 and Rs 1,000 dry fruits are given free. It also makes ‘Lactating Laddu’ which contains gum full of calcium, dates for vitamins, kaju for magnesium, badam for protein, pista for vitamin E, anjeer for iron, 32 ‘Jadibutia’ for immunity, gud for minerals, sugar to make it sweet, ‘Desi Ghee’ for vitamin B12. Our elders made sure that the mother eats these ‘Lactating Laddus’ twice a day to ..

Customised TVS Apache RR 310 launched at A K Gandhi TVS

TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world, has launched new ‘Built To Order’ (BTO) platform. New customised and personalised vehicles at A K Gandhi TVS its dealership in Nagpur since last 43 years. First new customised and personalised vehicles TVS Apache RR 310 delivered in Vidarbha to first proud owner Devanshu Deveandra Dodke at A K Gandhi TVS Nagpur. The TVS ‘Built To Order’ (BTO) platform, making its foray into the factory customisation and personalis..

Plywood dealers’ body conducts Diwali Milan with great fanfare

VIDARBHA Plywood Merchant’s Association (VPMA) organised Diwali Milan where in its members and others took part with great fanfare recently. The event was held at 7 Vachann Lawn, Bhandara Road. President Yogesh Bang, Secretary Anil Sarda, Treasurer Rajesh Amte, Vice President Saqib Parekh and Joint Secretary Mukund Patel lit the ceremonial lamp. Yogesh Bang gave Diwali and New Year wishes and addressed the gathering. Co-sponsor Amrish Agrawal, father Balram Agrawal of Shri Sai Ply Home along with ..

FMCG market to taper down further due to high base effect: Report

The Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) market will see further tapering down and decline in volumes, especially in the in-home consumption category due to a higher base effect, but there are some “silver linings” as some categories are maintaining higher penetration than the pre-pandemic level, data analytics and market insight firm Kantar said. The December quarter of 2020, was one of the fastest-growing quarters, with a 5.5 per cent growth and these high baseline numbers are likely to cause another ..

Steel, cement prices witness sharp fall in 30 days

Builders, developers and those planning to construct households may now heave a sigh of relief as steel and cement prices are falling down. The prices of the commodities were flying high during the last month on account of various national and international factors. Steel prices have gone significantly in the month of October when the prices were at its all time high. Steel TMT bar prices were between Rs 63,000 to Rs 53,750 per tonne (plus 18% extra) in October when China was aggressively buying the ..

‘Silver ETFs to help investors in portfolio diversification’

With the introduction of norms for silver exchange traded funds (ETFs), investors will be able to invest in silver in a more liquid manner and can help in diversification of the portfolio, experts said on Sunday. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) came out with operating norms for silver ETF, whereby such scheme will have to invest at least 95 per cent in silver and silver-related instruments. The norms will be effective from December 9, 2021. Currently, Indian mutual funds are allowed ..

Majority of Indians want Govt to reconsider decision on international flights: Survey

AS MUCH as 64 per cent of respondents in a survey conducted over the Government’s decision to allow scheduled international operations to and from India from December 15 want the Modi dispensation to reconsider it in the wake of a new COVID variant. Conducted immediately after the Government announced the resumption of scheduled international flight services, which remain suspended since March 2020 due to the pandemic, the survey carried out by the online platform LocalCircles, also revealed that ..

Bajaj Pulsar 250 launched at I Ride Bajaj showroom

BAJAJ Auto has launched the new Pulsar 250 at its dealer I Ride Bajaj located at Wardhaman Nagar, Nagpur. The Pulsar is India’s largest selling sports motorcycle for more than a decade. The new Pulsar 250 was launched in two variants 250 F and 250 N. The Director of I Ride Bajaj Arun Agrawal informed that the youngsters are excited by the new aerodynamic design and crystalline LED tail lamp of the new Pulsar 250. The advanced 250 cc four stroke engine produces the high power of 24.5 PS. The bi-functional ..

Highways determine growth of any country: Mopalwar

Attributing the economic growth of countries like the USA, China, Malaysia and South Korea to its strong network of roads, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of MSRDC Radheshyam Mopalwar on Saturday said that the highways actually determine growth of any country. He was speaking at the West Zone Conference on ‘Impact of Samruddhi Mahamarg on Nagpur and Surrounding Region’, organised by the Institute of Town Planners India (ITPI) Maharashtra Regional Chapter, Nagpur. Prof Dr P M Padole, Director VNIT, ..

‘Start business based on your passion, skill & knowledge’

ENTREPRENEURSHIP Forum of Vidarbha Industries Association organised a session on ‘New business ideas for startups and women entrepreneurs’ recently at VIA Auditorium as well as on virtual platform. The keynote speakers, Sharad Khandelwal said, “Every adversity opens up new opportunities and you can explore them to start a business based on your passion, skill and knowledge.” Khandelwal is an IT consultant, franchise expert, corporate trainer, orator, coach and motivator having rich experience of 25+ ..

Sebi mulls overhauling preferential allotment rules

SEBI on recently proposed relaxing pricing norms and lock-in requirements to make it easier for companies to raise funds through preferential allotment of shares. In addition, the regulator has proposed allowing pledging of shares allotted to promoter or promoter group under preferential issue during the lock-in period. The pricing formula for allotment of shares under preferential issue should be the Volume-Weighted Average Price (VWAP)of weekly highs and lows for 60 trading days or 10 trading days, ..

New showroom of Honda BigWing opens on Palm Rd

  The new showroom of exclusive dealership for Honda’s premium motorcycles for the Vidarbha region - Honda BigWing - opened here Palm Road Civil Lines on Friday. RTO Nagpur Ravindra Bhuyar inaugurated the state-of-the-art showroom in prese..

Dharampeth Mahila Society launches ‘Happy Home’ scheme

  THE Dharampeth Mahila Multi State Co-op Society Limited has launched the ‘Happy Home’ scheme only for women on November 25. The scheme will be available at all of its branches for a limited period. The Happy Home loan scheme can be..

11 NVCC past presidents challenge legality of Ashwin Mehadia’s election

  The recent election of President of Nag Vidarbha Chamber of Commerce (NVCC) Ashwin Mehadia (Agrawal) seems to have waded into troubled waters with as many as 11 past presidents of the traders body challenged the validity of the post. Highlight..

Gendaphool Trunk Show lifestyle expo evokes good response, to end today

 GENDAPHOOL Trunk Show is back with the most exclusive designers from all over India. The exhibition is getting an overwhelming response from the Nagpurians. The Gendaphool Trunk Show is underway at Baidyanath House,103, Ramdaspeth, oppsoite Hindi Mo..

TiE Nagpur to hold session today

TiE Nagpur will be hosting a session under ‘Knowledge Sharing Series’ on the topic ‘Activate The Design Thinking - for real results’, on November 26 from 5 pm to 6 pm.Nitin Sachdeva, President of TiE Nagpur said that the session ai..

Jayaswal Neco Industries’ Dhobitola Iron Ore Mine gets Five Star Rating Award

  Jayaswal Neco Industries Ltd’s Dhobitola Iron Ore Mine located in Gondia district in the state has been awarded the prestigious Five Star Rating Award in the 5th National Conclave on Mines & Minerals held at Hotel Ashok, New Delhi on..

‘Integrated Grievance Portal should be started for complaints of bank customers’

ASHWANI Rana, founder of Voice of Banking has sent a letter to the Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Mumbai suggesting that an Integrated Grievance Portal should be started for all types of complaints of customers of all banks and NBFCs. In the l..

‘EI can improve interpersonal skills’

HRD Forum of Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA) recently conducted a webinar on ‘Emotional intelligence and its connect with people management.’ Well-known speaker, J B Kabra, Founder of Mind Movers Management Consultants Pvt Ltd, Thane with over 17 years of experience conducted the session. Kabra said, “Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify and regulate one’s emotions and understand the emotions of others. EI used effectively ultimately leads to improved interpersonal skills. ..

Rice & grain brokers body holds ‘Diwali Milan’ event

The members of the Rice and Grain Brokers Association recently conducted ‘Diwali Sneh Milan’ event here at Sindhu Bhawan in Wardhaman Nagar with great enthusiasm. Santosh Kumar Agrawal, President of The Wholesale Grain and Seeds Merchant Association presided over the function. At the outset, President of the association Ashok Shaniware put forth the details of activities of the organisation in front of the traders. He highlighted how the association made efforts to construction the office building ..

MOIL bags Five Star Rating awards

MOIL a city-based Schedule ‘A’ CPSE has recently bagged 5 Star Rating Awards under ‘Sustainability Development Framework’ (SDF) from Ministry of Mines in the 5th National Conclave on Mines and Minerals 2021. The event was organised in the country’s capital, New Delhi on November 23, 2021. MOIL bagged 5 Five Star Awards for its Kandri, Chikla, ..

TiE Nagpur, Tsecond Inc to host session on November 26

TiE Nagpur’s upcoming event for the Charter Members will be hosted by Tsecond Inc on November 26, 2021. Tsecond Inc, a data-tech innovation start-up in Silicon Valley, USA, is co-founded by Sahil Chawla from Nagpur. Sahil also heads Tsecond Generation Technology Pvt Ltd Company (India Brand) which has been listed among the best start-ups at Collision conference, New Orleans and billed as the top 20 most promising hardware start-ups from India by Silicon Valley Magazine...

Sebi lays down operating norms for silver ETFs

MARKETS regulator Sebi on Wednesday came out with operating norms for silver exchange traded fund (ETF), a move that will make it convenient for investors to have an exposure to such commodity in a transparent manner. Under the norms, the regulator has specified guidelines on investment objectives of silver ETFs, valuation, determination of net asset value (NAV), tracking error as well as tracking difference and disclosure requirements. Currently, Indian mutual funds are allowed to launch ETFs tracking ..

NOBW is against privatisation of banks: Ramnath Kini

VIDARBHA Bank Employees Federation (VBEF) organised a one-day executive meeting at Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) office, Congress Nagar. The meeting was graced by the chief guest Ramnath Kini, Incharge of Banking Sector of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS). Archana Sowani presided over the meeting while Shilpa Deshpande, President of BMS Vidarbha Pradesh, and Chandrakant Khanzode, Organising Secretary of National Organisation of Bank Workers (NOBW) were present. In his keynote address, Ramnath Kini said, ..

City-based Nirmitee Robotics shines at Dubai World Expo 2020

CITY-BASED Nirmitee Robotics -- a venture of Vithoba Industries has been officially invited to the Dubai Expo 2020 (United Arab Emirates) by the India Pavilion to showcase its technology and how to take care of indoor air quality. “It was a proud moment for us since, we were representing ourselves from such a small city, on such a huge global platform. Most importantly we were representing our nation globally,” said Jay Motghare, Director of Nirmitee Robotics. Jay Motghare further said, “We are a ..

Paper industry seeks pulpwood plantation in degraded land

The Indian paper industry, which is facing inadequate raw material availability, has urged the Government to offer degraded forest land and non-forest Government land near mills for pulpwood plantation, a move that will also help increase the green cover in the country. Raw material security is necessary for the paper industry to become self-reliant, said the Indian Paper Manufacturers Association (IPMA) in its pre-budget submission to the Finance Ministry, asking to consider its proposal for allowing ..

AITUC to hold 2-day strike during Budget session

The two-day meeting of Working Committee of AITUC held in the city Monday reiterated the decision of Workers Convention in New Delhi. The meeting was presided over by Com Raminder Kumar, President; Com H Mahadevan, Working President; and Com Baldev Ghanghas, Vice -President; deliberated on alleged anti-worker, anti-farmer, anti people and anti-national policies pursued by the Union Government The meeting, while congratulating the farmers struggle for forcing..

GJEPC welcomes Govt’s move for import & export of rough diamonds

The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) on Tuesday welcomed the Government’s move mandating membership of GJEPC for getting the Kimberley Process Certificate for import and export of rough diamonds. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade, through a notification, announced that import or export of rough diamonds will be permitted only to members registered with the GJEPC, which is the designated importing and exporting authority of India for the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme ..

Handloom Expo getting good response

FOR experiencing the amazing products of cotton, silk and handloom made by the master craftsmen from all over India displayed in 80 stalls of different states of India, one has to visit the Cotton and Silk Exhibition cum Sale. The exhibition is under way at South Central Zone, opposite MLA Hostel, Civil Lines. Timings are from 10.30 am to 9 pm. The expo has opened on November 21 and will continue till December 19. The expo is getting an overwhelming response from Nagpurians...

‘Industries will progress only when farmers are successful’

The Agro & Rural Development Forum of Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA) conducted a workshop on “Industry’s contribution in reforms in Agriculture Economy’ recently at Mahalgaon, Nagpur. The session was organised with the intention to apprise the farmers about Government schemes; marketing of agriculture products; progressive marketing; ‘Goushala - A boon to farmers’, agriculture implements, and value addition to the farm product. Shachi Mallick, Convener of the forum, in her opening remarks ..

ASUS launches exclusive brand store in Nagpur

As a step towards strengthening brand’s retail footprint across the country, ASUS India, Taiwanese tech giant, announced the launch of an exclusive brand store in India’s Orange City - Nagpur. Located at the heart of the IT Market in Dhantoli, the new exclusive store is spread across 350 sq. ft, and will feature company’s entire gamut of laptops, desktops, monitors, smart phones and other accessories under one roof. Talking about the expansion, Arnold Su, Business Head, Consumer and Gaming PC, System ..

International conference at RCOEM from 26th

DEPARTMENT of Information Technology, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management (RCOEM) will be organising international conference on ‘Innovative Computing and Applications, ICICA’21’ on November 26 and 27, 2021. Knowledge partner for the conference is TCS. The deliberations during the conference will broadly cover cutting edge applications and research in the domain of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Networking, Security and Internet of Things. The conference will be inaugurated ..

Ayurvedic medicine Coronil features on cover page of International Research Journal

For the first time the glory of Ayurvedic research on the fore-front. Coronil, the well research ayurvedic medicines from Patanjali, now got placed on the cover page of an international journal of high repute, Journal of Separation Science (Impact Factor: 3.65), published by Wiley-VCH GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. https://analyticalsciencejournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jssc.202100499. Coronil is the first ever Ayurvedic medicine to be featured on a journal’s front page. “Thank you critics, ..

SGR to conduct three-day ‘OCLF-2021’ from Nov 26

SGR Knowledge Series is once again organising Orange City Literature Festival -2021, 3rd edition (OCLF), India’s greatest literary festival. The 3-day event consists of a pure fusion of words, art, speeches, creativity, learnings, and wisdom with innovative and immersive experiences. Popular faces, intellectual interactions, healthy conversations, and plenty of networking opportunities are part of the OCLF festival. The festival, organised on November 26, 27, and 28, will comprise offline sessions ..

Reserve Bank launches ‘Retail Direct Scheme’

RESERVE Bank of India (RBI) has taken several measures for financial inclusion by improving convenience in accessing savings and investment products. Common man has multiple options for saving and investment, one amongst which is Government securities. Investment in Government securities is very safe and secure as the investor is assured of getting his principal and interest payments. However, individual investors have shown lukewarm interest to invest their savings in Government securities. To further ..

Sincerity & dedication are key to success: ICAI chief

Nagpur Branch of WICASA recently organised an interactive meet with President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) CA Nihar Jambusaria wherein he said that, “Articleship plays a vital role in the overall personality development and professional mindset of CA students.”. “There is no shortcut to success. Sincerity and dedication is the key for achieving your goals in life. Just as regular physical exercise is a must for a healthy body, our mind also requires adequate exercise. ..

Evaluate your strengths for better decision making, says Dinesh Jain

“THE aptitude to make decisions is a leadership trait. It portrays your ability to think objectively and relates concepts to the goals you’re trying to reach. If you evaluate your strength, understand fears and enhance skill based people and machines then, you are likely to make better and best decisions for your company,” said Dinesh Jain, Founder and CEO, Indian Maze Advisory. He was addressing the ‘Wisdom Hour’ organised by Vidarbha Management Association (VMA). He delivered an illustrative lecture ..

TiE Nagpur to host session on November 24

TiE Nagpur in collaboration with TiE Ahmedabad and TiE Coimbatore to host a session under ‘Impact Speaker Series’ on the topic ‘Storytelling and Presentation Matters’ on November 24 at 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Nitin Sachdeva, President of TiE Nagpur shared that ‘Storytelling and Presentation Matters - The Art and Science of Pitching’ session will give a broad overview of the fundraising ecosystem and pitch deck that will cover the aspects, such as design, storytelling and articulation along with the insights ..

Importer-exporter codes not updated after Jan 2014 will be deactivated: DGFT

The Commerce Ministry’s foreign trade arm DGFT will deactivate all importer-exporter codes (IECs) that have not been updated after January 1, 2014, with effect from December 6, 2021, a move which would help in knowing the actual number of real traders in the country. The Importer-Exporter Code (IEC) is a key business identification number that is mandatory for exports or imports. No person shall make any import or export except under an IEC number granted by the DGFT. On August 8, this year, the ..

AOI at Nangia Specialty Hospital launches Bone Marrow and Hematology Unit

AMERICAN Oncology Institute (AOI) at Nangia Specialty Hospital launched an exclusive state-of-the-art Bone Marrow and Hematology Unit on Saturday. The chief guest at the event, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways along with Dr Vijay Kumar Vemuri, Group COO – CTSI inaugurated the unit. American Oncology Institute at Nangia Specialty Hospital is one of the comprehensive cancer units in Nagpur with a multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists, providing all the modalities of ..

KC Overseas Education to hold Mega Edu Expo from 23rd

KC OVERSEAS Education will be organising a 5-day ‘Mega Edu Expo’ with ‘Virtual Education Fairs’ of different global study destinations on different days from November 23 to November 27, 2021, timings are from 1.30 pm to 6 pm. Attendees can interact over live virtual web calls with university representatives from the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Netherlands, Switzerland, and Sweden. This is a free expo and aspirants can ..

‘If farmers can make Govt bow, why can’t labourers?’

Calling the Government’s announcement to repeal the three contentious farm laws a big success of the agitating farmers, General Secretary of All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) Amarjeet Kaur on Saturday said the long battle has once again proved that ‘Jan Andolan’ has the strength to bow down the policy makers. “If farmers can compel the Government to roll back its decision, why can’t labourers do it,” she adding asking the trade unions leaders to mount pressure on the policy makers and stop them ..

Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan donates ‘Go-Vigyan Prayogshala’

In memory of Founder of Baidyanath Pundit Ramnarayan Sharma, the Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan Private Limited recently donated ‘Go-Vigyan Prayogshala’ to Go Vigyanal Kendra, Dewlapar. The handing over ceremony of the laboratory witnessed presence of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) General Secretary Milind Parande. Apart from this, Managing Director of Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan Private Limited Surendra Kumar Sharma, President Pranav Sharma, Siddhesh Sharma and B K Shrikhande were among the prominent ..

Silk India Expo to conclude today

The Silk India Exhibition underway at Chitnavis Centre, Civil Lines is getting an overwhelming response from the Nagpurians. Fashion conscious women are visiting the expo in large numbers. The timings are from 10.30 am to 9 pm. The expo will conclude on November 21. The expo consists of 22 stalls showcasing handloom, silk and cotton items from different parts of the country. The exhibition also displays fashion jewellery and home decor products. The entry and parking is free for the customers. The ..

Domestic air passenger volume spikes 70.5 pc to 89.85 lakh in Oct

Domestic air passenger volume spiked 70.46 per cent in October to 89.85 lakh over the same month of 2020, DGCA data showed on Thursday. The Indian carriers had flown 52.71 lakh passengers in October last year. It may be recalled that domestic traffic along with international flight services remained shut for two months until May 25, 2020, when scheduled air services were resumed in a graded manner. Scheduled international flight operations to and from India remain suspended as of now. IndiGo in October ..

SRMJEEE 2022 registration begins for B.Tech programme

SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), (formerly known as SRM University) begins the online registration process for B.Tech entrance exam, SRMJEEE 2022 (SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Examination). Qualifying in SRMJEEE provides entry to all the campuses of SRMIST located at Kattankulathur (Main Campus), Ramapuram, Delhi–NCR, Vadapalani, and Trichy; SRM University, Sonepat–Haryana and SRM University, Andhra Pradesh...

Wholesale Cloth and Yarn Merchants Association conducts ‘Diwali Milan’ event

The Wholesale Cloth and Yarn Merchants Association recently conducted a ‘Diwali Milan’ event here in the city. On the boccasion, President of the association - Gopal Bhatia honoured Narayandas Kabra, Daulatram Khushlani and Natwarlal Aadtia with ‘Vyapar Ratna’ awards. Vice President of the association Umakant Jaju and Secretary - Gopal Multani; Treasurer - Piyush Shah; Joint Secretaries -Pratap Thawrani and Prakash Daga; and others worked hard to make the function a big success...

Dr Richa’s Unique Clinic wins prestigious award

Dr Richa’s Unique Clinic recently won the prestigious ‘National Health Award - Best Skin Laser and Hair Transplantation Clinic in Maharashtra’ at a ceremony in Mumbai. Dr Richa Jain, Managing Director of the clinic, received the award at the hands of Bollywood actor Shakti Kapoor. It was the 19th national-level award for Dr Richa Jain. For details visit the clinic at Gandhi Grain Market, Telephone Exchange Square (M.9422880029) or Rahate Colony, Wardha Road (M: 9371110379)...

RBI panel suggests separate law to prevent illegal digital lending via apps

SEEKING to safeguard the interest of customers, a Reserve Bank working group has suggested enactment of a separate legislation to prevent illegal digital lending through apps. The other suggestions of the working group include subjecting the digital lending apps to a verification process by a nodal agency and establishing a Self-Regulatory Organisation (SRO) covering the participants in the digital lending ecosystem. “The thrust of the report has been on enhancing customer protection and making the ..

Rangoli expo getting huge response, last day today

Rangoli - a hot favourite fashion and lifestyle exhibition has come once again in Nagpur with its ‘Wedding Special’ edition. The exhibition was inaugurated on November 17 at Tuli Imperial Hotel, Ramdaspeth. It will end on November 18, 2021. Rangoli has brought more vibrant colors of the season this time along with heart warming fashion and style collection from the 60 + hearthrob designers of India. Besides it is also presenting choicest of home decor and luxury products in Nagpur this time...

Free meditation for stress relief today

PRANIC Healing Sanctuary will be organising a free meditation camp for people looking for relief from health problems, stress, financial issues and relationship issues at Chitnavis Centre on November 18. The timings are from 5 pm to 7 pm and 7.30 pm to 9 pm. For details contact (M: 8261988442)...

Grand Diwali celebration at Rokde Jewellers

ROKDE Jewellers on the auspicious occasion of Diwali has celebrated the festival in a grand manner. Diwali is a holy festival of joy. It is a celebration of meeting close ones, celebrating happiness together, worshipping Lakshmi, and cracking fireworks with enthusiasm. Therefore, as the Diwali festival approaches, the showroom of Rokde Jewellers for buying jewellery also starts attracting more and more customers. In fact, whether the people of Nagpur want to buy jewellery during the festival or not, ..

‘Policy must for traders to compensate financial losses’

Sharad Chandra Pawar, President of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday underscored the need to have policy for traders to compensate losses incurred during violence, fire outbreak and agitation. He was speaking at an interactive meet with trade and industry organised by Nag Vidarbha Chamber of Commerce (NVCC). Praful Patel, Member (Rajya Sabha), Duneshwar Pethe, City President of NCP, B C Bhartia, National President of CAIT, Ashwin Mehadia, President of NVCC and Hement Gandhi, IPP of ..

Patni Toyota opens at Great Nag Road

PATNI Toyota is happy to announce the launch of its new outlet in heart of the Orange City on Great Nag Road, Nagpur in addition to the Wadi showroom. The new added setup is designed for customer convenience and within city limits providing the new car display and test drive cars availability. Patni Toyota is offering product line inclusive of premium hatchback car Glanza and offering the compact SUV Urban Cruiser along with India’s favourite MPV Innova Crysta and styled to inspire the all New Fortuner ..