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Farmers hit by sharp decline in pepper prices

Cheaper imports from Vietnam via Sri Lanka, duty-free, blamed for distress A drastic fall in the price of black pepper and low production owing to climate vagaries are the major concerns of farmers in Kerala and Karnataka, the two major pepper producing States in the country. Black pepper prices have …

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‘Bharti Airtel hopeful of balanced approach on AGR’

Telecom major seeks formulation of a ‘constructive mechanism in the best interest of all parties ‘ Bharti Airtel on Wednesday expressed hope that the government would take a ‘balanced approach’ on the issue of adjusted gross revenue (AGR) to ensure long-term viability of the industry. The statement comes a day …

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Slowdown temporary, reforms will reverse trend: Mukesh

Industrialist Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday said the slowdown in the Indian economy was temporary and the recent measures taken by the government would help reverse the trend in the coming quarters. Speaking at Saudi Arabia’s annual investment forum, also known as ‘Davos in the desert’, he said the reforms undertaken …

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Govt. to work on relief package for telcos

Industry stares at over Rs. 1.4 lakh-crore payout to exchequer The government has constituted a Committee of Secretaries (CoS), headed by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, to work out a relief package for the telecom sector, a move that may help mitigate the impact of the more than Rs. 1.4 lakh …

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