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 EDITORIAL
Ban the Bandh?
The recent nationwide closure (bandh) of eateries and restaurants saw a mixed response from various pockets across the country. The protest was against the central government levying 4.94 per cent Service Tax on all partly and fully air conditioned restaurants.
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 COVER STORY

CSR: Practice What You Preach
Companies Bill, 2012, which will soon replace the time-tested Companies Act, 1956, mandates at least two per cent of average net profit of corporate entities for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. Like in any other industry, the new law will bring in paradigm shift to the way CSR is being dealt with by the hospitality players. Hospitality Biz tries to unravel the spirit of the proposed law
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 ACTION CAPTURE

National Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Education
(L) Dr K Chiranjeevi, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Tourism, Govt of India gives the Best Private Hotel Management College to Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chairman, CGC Group of Colleges, Landran Mohali. (R) Meenakshi Juneja, Head of the Department, CGC Group of Colleges receives the Best Faculty Award from Dr Chiranjeevi. The Awards were given by Ministry of Tourism and National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology to meritorious institutes, faculties and students for the academic year 2011- 2012
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This Week's Top Headlines
MoT to add more features to electronic service delivery system on Incredible India website
  The Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India will add more features and services to the Incredible India website as part of making electronic delivery of travel services more easy and experiential to travellers. ...read more>>
Worldhotels opens 6th property in India
  Worldhotels continues its expansion in India with the opening of its sixth property in the country - the 80-room Galaxy Hotel & Spa joining its First Class collection. ...read more>>
Tune Hotels enters India with Tune Hotel Ahmedabad
  Tune Hotels recently entered India with the opening of the 100-room Tune Hotel Ahmedabad in Gujarat. “We look forward to offering travellers to Ahmedabad ...read more>>
Accor to launch Formule 1 in Pune by May end
  Formule 1, the budget hotel brand of Accor, will enter Pune, Hinjewadi by May end. The 104-key hotel, Formule 1's third property in India will target both business (primarily the IT sector) and leisure travellers. ...read more>>
Mahindra Holidays adds two resorts in Kerala
  Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited (MHRIL), has opened up reservations for two more resorts in Kerala- Club Mahindra Cherai beach resort and Club Mahindra Poovar resort. ...read more>>
Tux Hospitality signs agreement for Hive Panipat
  Noida-based Tux Hospitality, the hotel management and operations company of Shipra Group, has signed another hotel under 'Hive' banner in Panipat. ...read more>>
Trendz at The Lalit Mumbai named one of Asia’s top 500 finest restaurants by Miele Guide 2013
  Trendz at The Lalit Mumbai was recently recognised amongst the top 500 finest restaurants of Asia by The Miele Guide. The Miele Guide was created in 2008 in order to better recognise and ...read more>>
Foodpanda.in joins hands with Pizza Hut in North India
  Foodpanda.in, which is presently operating in ten cities, has confirmed a liaison with Devyani International Limited, Pizza Hut's franchise in the country. ...read more>>
NeoVeda Spa at The Met receives accolades at World Luxury Spa Awards, 2013
  The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa (a.k.a. The Met) recently won awards at the World Luxury Spa Awards, 2013 for its luxury spa, NeoVeda Spa. ...read more>>
FSSAI trains FBOs from Gujarat in preparing, serving food hygienically
  A coordination committee appointed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) – the country's apex food regulator visited nine food markets in Ahmedabad recently, ...read more>>
Khandani Rajdhani launches 2 more units in India
  Mirah Hospitality launched two more unites of Khandani Rajdhani in India earlier this month. Launched in Chennai and Chandigarh, these are Rajdhani’s flagship outlets in both the cities. ...read more>>
Parag Milk Foods Pvt Ltd enters beverage segment
  Parag Milk Foods Pvt Ltd, private dairy player and manufacturer of leading brands Go (cheese, Yoghurt, UHT milk etc) and Gowardhan (Milk, Ghee, Paneer, Dahi etc) in India, ...read more>>
West Bengal plans special police force for tourists
  The Government of West Bengal plans to introduce a special police force for tourist destinations in the state soon, as per The Hindu Business Line report. According to Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury, ...read more>>
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