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CHENNAI, India, Jan 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A garment worker's death, after her head and hand got stuck in a machine, highlights a tragic lack of safety at factories in south India that produce for global brands, campaigners said Thursday.

Bangladesh’s export earnings has seen a 7.15% jump to $17.91 billion in the first half of the current fiscal year riding on the RMG sector’s booming business.

Kay Ventures Private Limited, an apparel manufacturing firm based in Karur, Tamil Nadu, has proposed to set up an apparel park on the outskirts of Telangana’s Sircilla town that will generate over 10,000 jobs. Company CEO S Susindran and vice president Sampath Kalirajan recently inspected space for the proposed park and the existing textile park in the town. 

India is likely to leapfrog the United Kingdom and France this year to become the world's fifth-largest economy in dollar terms, says the 2018 World Economic League Table published by consultancy firm Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR). The report offers an optimistic view of the global economy, boosted by cheap energy and technology prices. 

NEW DELHI: Spurred by investor interest, 132 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) raised a record Rs 1,785 crore through IPOs in 2017, which was more than three times the funds raised in the preceding year. 

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister's Office has admonished departments, ministries and public sector units for not being supportive enough of the 'Make in India' programme by imposing bid conditions regarded as discriminatory toward domestic manufacturers. 

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