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National policy on alcohol in the offing
  After tobacco and junk food, the Centre plans to come out with a national alcohol policy soon to clamp down on the drinking menace in India. The draft of the policy, which is being worked more>>
Labelling norms come into force on March 19, 2009
  The Centre has imposed mandatory nutritional labelling on the packaged foods and declared that the industry has to follow the rules from March 19, 2009. A notification (GSR 664E) has been more>>
NCHMCT to introduce semester system from 2009
  From the next academic year, National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology (NCHMCT) will introduce a semester system of education for its three year BSc degree in Hospitality more>>
GST may not cover alcohol
  Demerit good alcohol may be kept outside the ambit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, which is scheduled to be implemented from April next year, to protect the revenues of the states. more>>
MPTDC to introduce train bogie restaurants in Indore and Jabalpur
  According to a PTI report, food buffs in Indore and Jabalpur can soon enjoy dining in a train coach restaurant complete with more>>
Appu Hotels to invest Rs 1000 Crore in expansion
  Chennai-based Appu Hotels plans to invest Rs 1000 Crore in various projects. It also plans to develop a convention centre more>>
IAAPI Amusement Expo 2009 to be held from February 21-23, 2009
  The ninth edition of IAAPI (Indian Association of Amusement Parks & Industries) Amusement Expo 2009 will be held more>>
Shama enters India with Harvest Hospitality
  Shama Management Limited (SML), the Hong Kong based serviced apartment management company, has forayed more>>
Mandala Valley ties up with Nashik-based York Winery
  After tying up with Sankalp Winery in Nashik, Bengaluru-based wine company Mandala Valley Vineyards Pvt Ltd has more>>
Avenue Hotels to develop plantation bungalow concept 'Elak'
  Avenue Hotels and Resorts is in the process of developing a plantation bungalow concept 'Elak' near the Malapuzha Dam more>>
Amrapali Group signs MoU with IHG for Udaipur property
  Amrapali Group, an NCR-based real estate developer, has signed an MoU with Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) for their more>>
India International Wine Fair & Gourmet Show in Mumbai from March 16-18
  Informa, a publicly-owned event organising firm, has organised the India International Wine Fair and Gourmet Show in more>>
The Claridges to manage golf, polo and spa resort
  The Claridges Hotels and Resorts has signed up a letter of Expression of Interest (EoI) to operate and manage the Royal Polo, more>>

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