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Centre will help revive Kangra tea: Anand Sharma


April 10th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), April 10 (IANS) Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Tuesday announced a multi-pronged project to boost production and export of tea produced in the Kangra valley that is known ... Read more...

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Himachal reviving Chamba art forms


October 30th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 30 (IANS) To protect and revive the decades old, globally acclaimed dying art forms of the erstwhile princely hill state of Chamba, Himachal Pradesh is training and improving ... Read more...

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India-EU trade and investment pact talks almost complete: Sharma


July 11th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma Monday said negotiations on the trade and investment agreement between India and the European Union are nearing completion with ... Read more...

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EU announces trade agreement with Colombia and Peru


April 13th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union on Wednesday finalized a trade agreement with Colombia and Peru that will open up markets and will include a series of far-reaching measures.The trade relationship ... Read more...

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Himachal to set up ‘Grameen Haats’ to help artisans


November 29th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 29 (IANS) To enable local artisans market their products in their vicinity, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Monday announced that 36 'Grameen Haats' or rural markets would be ... Read more...

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Himachal’s Kinnaur weavers to benefit from trademark


October 20th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 20 (IANS) With the Kinnauri shawls receiving the prestigious Geographical Indications (GI) tag, over 1,000 weavers involved in the creation of the iconic shawls stand to gain the most."The registration ... Read more...

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spice park to be set up in Himachal


May 8th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 8 (IANS) With assistance from the central government, a spice park will be set up in Himachal Pradesh, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Saturday. "Under ASIDE (assistance to ... Read more...

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Now buy Himachal handicrafts through e-shopping


January 18th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) Now you can buy handicrafts of Himachal Pradesh simply sitting at home through e-shopping. To attract the buyers, the state government Monday launched a website having more than 1,000 ... Read more...

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Puneri Pagdi obtains geographical indication status


January 3rd, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by ANI
By ShivajiPune, Jan 3 (ANI): Shree Puneri Pagdi Sangha recently managed to obtain geographical indication (GI) status for the famed Puneri Pagadi, the traditional headgear of Maharashtrians, and thus ensure its ... Read more...

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Now, Banarasi saris get Geographical Indications status


September 20th, 2009 - 8:59 pm ICT by ANI
By Girish Kumar DubeyBanaras, Sep 20(ANI): To prevent imitation of the famed Banarasi saris, known for exquisite embroidery and thread work, the Government has secured it with the Geographical Indications (GI) status.The ... Read more...

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Benaras saris and brocades now get exclusivity stamp


September 17th, 2009 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Like Basmati rice, Alphonso mangoes and Scotch whisky, the latest merchandise to be protected under 'geographical indication' are India's Benarasi saris and brocades, renowned for their intricate ... Read more...

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Himachal to get 50 rare miniature paintings


June 3rd, 2009 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will get 50 "rare miniature paintings" from the Delhi-based National Museum, an official said here Wednesday. "National Museum will provide 50 rare 'pahari' miniature paintings to us. ... Read more...

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Himachal to promote artefacts in foreign shores


December 20th, 2008 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will participate in international exhibitions to popularise its artefacts in foreign countries, officials said Saturday."To popularise the handicraft items and establish their market in foreign countries, ... Read more...

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Handkerchief art gets legal protection in Himachal Pradesh


November 13th, 2008 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 13 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has now provided legal protection to a dying art form - miniature embroidery on handkerchiefs on the lines of the globally famous Chamba school ... Read more...

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EU sees ‘last great opportunity’ to clinch trade deal


July 20th, 2008 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 20 (IANS) Just a day before the start of the WTO ministerial meeting in Geneva, European Commission President Jos Read more...

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Challenges remain in world trade talks: Kamal Nath


July 8th, 2008 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, July 8 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath said Tuesday challenges remain to be overcome in the ongoing Doha Round of world trade talks. "Yes, there are ... Read more...

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Kamal Nath, Peter Mandelson bilateral meeting in London


July 8th, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): Minister of Commerce and Industry Kamal Nath had a bilateral meeting with the European Union (EU) Trade Commissioner, Peter Mandelson, in London last evening. During the ... Read more...

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Move to protect agro products from patenting abroad


May 15th, 2008 - 8:10 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The government Thursday decided to protect Indian agro products from foreign patenting through an amendment in the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act (APEDA). ... Read more...

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India, EFTA to conclude free trade pact in one year


April 29th, 2008 - 5:58 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) India and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), comprising Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland, have decided to conclude a free trade agreement within next one year, Commerce ... Read more...

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Goa’s feni may get geographical indication status


March 31st, 2008 - 5:56 pm ICT by admin
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) The Goa government and feni manufacturers are intensifying their efforts to get geographical indication (GI) status for the liquor brewed locally from cashew apple and coconut tree sap. ... Read more...

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UK moves to ban fake whiskies


November 14th, 2007 - 1:49 am ICT by admin
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