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The Indian textiles ministry has asked West Bengal weaving communities to apply for the geographical indication (GI) tag for intellectual property rights (IPR) protection of their crafts, such as Jamdani, Begumpuri and Bengali Tangail. Only three kinds of sarees from that state — Baluchari, Santipur and Dhaniakhali — have obtained the GI tag till now. 

Indian industry representatives recently voiced their dissent over negotiations on e-commerce regulations at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in a meeting with its director general Roberto Azevedo in New Delhi organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Azevedo was in India to participate in an informal ministerial meeting on March 20 hosted by India. 

NEW DELHI: Businesses having zero tax liability for six consecutive months under GST may soon get relief once the proposal to allow such entities to file returns only twice a year gets the GST Council's nod. 

The troubles in the local textile sector have reached crisis point, with data showing that US exports under the duty-free AGOA provision fell 75% last year, while job losses in the broader industry intensified with more factories closing down, BusinessWeek can reveal.

Friday was a weak day for the India market with the S&P BSE Sensex and Nifty50 closing at their lowest levels in over 5 months. The Nifty50 index made a strong bearish candle on the weekly charts and a small bearish candle on the daily charts.

The innovations coming out of today’s textile industry are simply amazing, with U.S. manufacturers developing advanced materials such as conductive fabric with antistatic properties, electronic textiles that monitor heart rate and other vital signs, antimicrobial fibers, life-saving body armor, and fabrics that adapt to the climate to warm or cool the wearer.

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