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Jewellers’ strike causes loss of Rs 900 crore to govt: CAIT

NEW DELHI: The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) Saturday said the nationwide 21-day-long strike by jewellers against 1 per cent excise duty imposed on unbranded jewellery in the Budget has caused a loss of about Rs18,000 crore to the industry while the government incurred a loss of Rs 900 crore.
Jewellers across the country resumed normal business Saturday.

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Work at Kudankulam quickens for first reactor

CHENNAI: Work at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) is progressing rapidly with employees working even on holidays to get the atomic regulator’s nod to reopen the first reactor vessel and remove the dummy fuel, the Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL ) said.

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Separatist shutdown affects life in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Life across Srinagar and other towns of Kashmir Valley were affected Saturday by a shutdown called by hardline senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani against the conviction of Kashmiri separatist Ghulam Nabi Fai by a US court last month, police said.

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