Jewellers urge CM to allow operations on festival days

Jewellers and restaurant and mall owners have urged the State government to relax the restrictions imposed in view of the rising COVID-19 cases to protect jobs and ensure livelihood for millions. The All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) on Thursday wrote to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray urging him to allow jewellers to operate … Read more Jewellers urge CM to allow operations on festival days

Covid-19 impact: IPL’s out-of-home revenue goes for a toss

The second wave of Covid-19 will likely impact the Indian Premier League’s out-of-home revenues significantly, as brands are pulling out of co-promotions and off-stadium marketing activities they had inked with bars, clubs and restaurants for live screenings of matches, industry executives said. While the IPL tournament broadcaster, Star Sports, has sold almost the entire on-air … Read more Covid-19 impact: IPL’s out-of-home revenue goes for a toss

Restaurants keen to sell premium country liquor

NEW DELHI: This comes in the spirit of aatmanirbharta: industry body National Restaurant Association of India has written to state governments to allow restaurants and bars across the country to serve premium country liquor.At present, most states allow restaurants and bars to sell only Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) or imported alcohol and beer. There is … Read more Restaurants keen to sell premium country liquor

Why Thiruvananthapuram loves Turkish rolls

Mobile joints vending varieties of Turkish rolls have mushroomed in the Kerala capital Alwin Mathews and friends are on the lookout for “something different” to munch on a Sunday evening in Thiruvananthapuram. They drive by the series of mobile joints flanking the busy Kowdiar-Kuravankonam road, and stop by one vending Turkish-style rolls for a quick … Read more Why Thiruvananthapuram loves Turkish rolls

National Restaurant Authority writes to Finance Minister, seeks ‘immediate’ relief measures

NEW DELHI: Food services industry body NRAI has sought an equitable e-commerce policy, multi-layered GST structure, liquidity through banks and other financial institutions with low collateral, lower interest rates and minimum moratorium of six months in the upcoming budget. Reviving concerns over policies adopted by e-commerce aggregators, the NRAI said in a letter addressed to … Read more National Restaurant Authority writes to Finance Minister, seeks ‘immediate’ relief measures

Demand to rationalise GST on food delivery biz to 5 %

Customers taking food delivery at their home or office are paying 13% higher price on the same food and beverages compared to customers who are walking down to restaurants as the dine-in tax rate is 5%, they claimed. The restaurants and food delivery sector has demanded that goods and services tax (GST) on home delivery … Read more Demand to rationalise GST on food delivery biz to 5 %

Five commandments to dining out

Failing to turn up for a restaurant booking, flouting masking rules — try not to be irresponsible or tone deaf in these trying times Last weekend, chef Prateek Sadhu, co-founder of Masque — the Mumbai restaurant that won the Miele One to Watch Award at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant earlier this year — put up … Read more Five commandments to dining out

New stand-alone restaurants don’t need tourism department’s approval, says Delhi government

New Delhi: In a sigh of relief amid the prevailing COVID-19 situation, the Arvind Kejriwal-led government in the national capital has announced to discontinue a scheme under which approvals were needed from the Tourism department to open a stand-alone restaurant in Delhi. “In terms of decision taken by the Hon’ble Chief Minister, GNCT of Delhi, … Read more New stand-alone restaurants don’t need tourism department’s approval, says Delhi government

Turning the Table: How restaurant business is reinventing itself after corona shock

It was tough. Very, very tough. I wanted to go hide under my bed,” says Ritu Dalmia, chef and owner of Diva Restaurants. She cursed herself for chasing a career that entailed taking responsibility for so many people. Where she had to take such hard decisions. A job, any job, would have been better than … Read more Turning the Table: How restaurant business is reinventing itself after corona shock

How restaurants in Visakhapatnam are gearing up to screen IPL matches amidst the pandemic

As the fans get ready to cheer for their favourite teams, restaurants and hotels across Visakhapatnam are set to host screenings of the game, but with all the precautionary measures in place Indian cricket fans have never been so quiet, especially during summers – the season for Indian Premier League, which had to be postponed … Read more How restaurants in Visakhapatnam are gearing up to screen IPL matches amidst the pandemic