L Rajagopal

A Petrol outlet in Coimbatore told to pay Rs 50,000 compensation

The Coimbatore District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum ordered a petrol outlet management to shell out Rs 50,000 as compensation for cheating a customer.

01 Sep 2018

Centre, Tamil Nadu blamed for 50,000 industries shutting down

Coimbatore’s industrialists point to demonetisation, GST, power problems and pending subsidies for the downfall of micro and small industrial units across Tamil Nadu.

09 Jun 2018

Sterlite closure, a setback for Kovai pump set makers

The closure of Sterlite copper plant in Thoothukudi has dealt a severe blow to the pump set manufacturing industry in Coimbatore.

01 Jun 2018

Tamil Nadu tipplers tip scale in favour of migrant workers

When Southern India Mills Association conducted a mass recruitment drive in Tripura to net 1,600-odd workers, the move was hailed for its out-of-the-box solution to address the labour shortage.

13 May 2018

UAE realty boom gives wet grinder industry a boost

Kovai exporters find new market as construction sector sets up giant kitchens to feed workers

05 May 2018

Tamil Nadu: Bull dose Jallikattu revives Kangeyam popularity

While Tamil Nadu celebrates Pongal with fervour, Kangeyam cattle, widely used in the sport and known for its strength, is on the wane.

14 Jan 2018

350 mills to stop purchase of cotton waste from Tamil Nadu

Condemning the abnormally high price of cotton waste fixed by spinning mill owners, more than 350 open end mills and regular buyers from the State have decided to totally boycott purchasing it in Tami

06 Jan 2018

After months of protest, GST skew ends for wet grinder manufacturers

Reduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) for wet grinders has come as a welcome relief to the industry that had suffered four months of crisis.

13 Nov 2017

Gold tops list of smuggled goods at Kovai

The lure of yellow metal is hard to resist even among smugglers entering the country through Coimbatore International Airport.

31 Oct 2017

High GST on crackers hits corrugated box makers too

Job offers down by 40 per cent; over 5,000 employees affected

01 Oct 2017

Wet grinder makers allege GST slant, mull legal options

The wet grinder manufacturers across the district are frustrated with the high GST on their products while wheat flour machines are taxed less.

28 Sep 2017

SIDBI, District Industries Centre offers loans to develop MSME hub

SIDBI and District Industries Centre officials on Friday visited the spot and assured fund infusion through loans to give a much-needed leg-up to infrastructure development.

26 Aug 2017

GST on wet grinders raises 'bias' question

While GST on chapathi flour making machines was reduced to 5 per cent, tax on wet grinders remained at 28 per cent despite repeated appeals to reduce it.

24 Aug 2017

After 28-year struggle, MSMEs in Coimbatore, Tiruppur begin building their own industrial park

Three decades after it was first conceived, an industrial park has finally taken shape, thanks to a group of entrepreneurs from Coimbatore and Tiruppur districts.

21 Aug 2017

Single-day raid yields Rs 6 crore black money

The Income Tax Department seized Rs 6 crore in cash through raids conducted on the premises of financiers in Coimbatore, Salem and Karur, on August 10.

17 Aug 2017

GST pulls production down by 50 per cent, reduces jewellery sale by 30 per cent

THE implementation of GST has seriously affected gold jewellery industry here, with manufacturing falling to 50 kg from 100 kg a day and sales by 30 per cent, according to Coimbatore Jewellery Manufac

14 Aug 2017

Turning to elements to meet power need

While Tamil Nadu is making rapid strides in enhancing power generation from renewable sources to meet its growing demand, several hurdles are still preventing them from achieving their potential.

31 Jul 2017

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