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Unconventional gold sales this Akshaya tritiya


Jingling coins seem to have overtaken the jewellery fad of Indians during this Akshaya Tritiya. While jewellery sales have been going down, gold coin purchases are on the upswing.

As per World Gold

Eggs become cheaper suddenly


Poultry units seem to be the first casualties of summer. Decreased consumption in northern and eastern markets of India has hit sale of eggs which in turn has resulted in a sudden drop in prices. From

Fate of industries hangs in balance


Industrialists are concerned about the timing of the power tariff hike. It will push small and medium enterprises, which are already clamouring for more power, into deeper crisis

Industries are not

Gold traders seek rollback of hike


Over three lakh jewellery merchants across the country are fighting tooth and nail with the Centre for rollback of the recent excise duty hike proposals which they fear “will kill the legal business”.

Beware! E-mafia is at work on social media


Beware of being active on cyber space as stalkers are on the prowl. Social networking may be the best way to catch up with lost contacts or conveying your thoughts to the world in a jiffy, but unless

Sand today gone tomorrow


With rampant construction across the state having pushed up the demand for sand, builders are having to pay a lot more for it today.

While the daily requirement of the state’s construction industry

CII, FICCI hail rail budget as ‘balancing act’ despite fund crunch


Railway minister Dinesh Trivedi’s maiden rail budget found favour with corporate India. Apart from hailing the budget as a bold and pragmatic one, industry bodies welcomed the passenger rail fare hike

One stem of Valentine's rose costs Rs 60


This Valentine season, even a simple gift as rose may turn costly. For, rose production seems to have taken a hit owing to extended chilly weather across the country.

Hence, despite a spike in both

Hallmark decision, say TN gold-lovers


With the government passing a law that every piece of gold jewellery sold has to carry hallmarks, buyers need not worry any longer about being duped.

In a bid to protect consumers from unscrupulous j

Whimsical and serious tomato red for 2012

Go ahead and paint your house red in 2012 for blushing, lively, juicy tomato red called “tea dance” has been declared as the colour mood of 2012.

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