Harley Davidson Motorcycles ESCAPE India’s massive import duty hike – Cartoq (blog)


Cartoq (blog)

Harley Davidson Motorcycles ESCAPE India's massive import duty hike
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India to export 1-1.5 million mt of raw sugar to China: sources – Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide


India to export 1-1.5 million mt of raw sugar to China: sources
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
With Indian domestic prices at $450/mt in the spot Kolhapur market Thursday and freight from West coast India to China at $26-$28/mt, the landed price in China equals to about $532.50/mt, including the 50% import duty and the $122/mt export subsidy.

Will India-US trade war hit dry fruit sales? – Daily News & Analysis


Daily News & Analysis

Will India-US trade war hit dry fruit sales?
Daily News & Analysis
India's retaliation of raising import duties on items majorly imported from the USA will result in higher prices of dry fruits, particularly almond and walnut, say businessmen. The USA is the largest suppliers of these commodities and there are not ...

Mongolia builds first refinery with India aid to ease Russian fuel dependence – Daily Pioneer


Daily Pioneer

Mongolia builds first refinery with India aid to ease Russian fuel dependence
Daily Pioneer
The refinery's financing is part of a 20-year $1 billion credit line agreement between Mongolia and the Export-Import Bank of India, made during a 2015 visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “The Indian guarantee is what put the odds in favour of the ...

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India Shrinks Export of Essential Goods to Maldives; Security for Delhi Dialogue Ramped Up – The Wire


The Wire

India Shrinks Export of Essential Goods to Maldives; Security for Delhi Dialogue Ramped Up
The Wire
New Delhi: A yearly tradition in India-Maldives ties was observed this week – but with a twist. On June 20, Directorate General of Foreign Trade dashed off a notification with the following subject line – 'Supply of essential commodities to the ...

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Japan could cut Iranian oil import due to US sanctions – Hindu Business Line


Hindu Business Line

Japan could cut Iranian oil import due to US sanctions
Hindu Business Line
“I think it's worth paying attention to what actions that some countries like China and India that raised (Iranian oil) imports during the previous US sanctions would take,” he told reporters. PAJ's Senior Managing Director Shinya Okuda added that the ...

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Bold New Mural Tells Colorado Agriculture Story

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As drivers zoom through Colorado on 1-70, a colorful new mural on a large grain bin outside Limon tells potential visitors the story of agriculturalists who live just off the interstate.

Staci Beauford grew up on a farm in Colorado not far from the site of the painting she recently completed near Limon. Although she now calls Arkansas home, with the help of her sister, a cousin, and a friend, Beauford brought a massive scene depicting a man and a little girl filled with a rural Colorado landscape to life.

Beauford’s artistic talents were first noticed after she painted on her parent’s propane tank several years ago. The propane company appreciated her abilities so much they asked her to paint on their large storage tanks. A few years later, the city of Limon was looking for new ways to tell its story and attract visitors.

“Limon is about 100 miles out from Denver and the interstate goes right by, but most people go right on by to get to Rocky Mountains,” Beauford explains. “They wanted to get some art in the area and they approached me about it.”

The Limon painting, called Heart of Harvest, is about six times larger than anything Beauford has painted before. The team was surprised, but with help from local businesses the larger than life artwork took just one week to complete.

Painting Process

Before the ladies broke out paint or paintbrushes, they carefully prepared the surface of the grain bin. They power washed, cleaned, and scraped the galvanized metal.

Next, an outdoor movie company from Denver helped the women project the 60-foot-tall silhouette on the side of the grain bin. “We laugh a little bit, but we just took Sharpies and outlined that image that night,” Beauford says. “We had some glow sticks, so we could give hand signals, and they could move the bucket truck after it was dark. It sounds crazy, but we had fun with it.”

Without missing a beat, the next morning, the team started applying primer. A local hardware store helped them find the right primer for the galvanized metal of the grain bin. The grain bin owner lent the ladies a bucket truck for the week.

When local people started seeing the white silhouette of primer, they got excited. It started getting attention on social media, too. Some people thought the project was done, but the magic of Beauford’s talents were just starting.

From the arm of the bucket truck, Beauford and her team started adding details of a night sky, mountainous sunset scene, and combine harvesting wheat from top to bottom of the silhouette.

While the city of Limon was primarily interested in motivating people to pull off the interstate for a visit, Beauford says she and her sister were also inspired by their roots when they sat down to design the mural.

“We wanted to say, ‘hey, you know there’s people out here and we have a story.’ That was a big part of the goal. But then my sister and I, as we were going through the design process, we really felt a strong desire to represent a wheat farmer. It is such a big part of our life,” Beauford explains.

She continues, “We do have the Rocky Mountains and we are about 100 miles out from Pike’s Peak, and my entire childhood, where ever we were farming, it’s very flat and you could always see Pike’s Peak off in the distance on the horizon. And usually, as you’re coming in on the interstate, Limon is one of the first places you get a glimpse of the Rocky Mountains, so it was definitely very important for us to get the Rocky Mountains in there.”

Behind the carefully painted mountains, a colorful sunset unfolds. “Out here in the eastern Plains we have beautiful, beautiful night skies. It is very, very clear, so we put some constellations up in the little girl’s hair where it turns to night sky. It was very fun for us to put in those little details. They probably mean more to us locals than anyone else.”

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After people started reacting to her work, Beauford started a Facebook page, Some Girls and a Mural. Although they are uncertain what the future holds, the ladies aren’t ruling out the possibility of more painting projects.

Beauford adds, “Our family keeps saying, you never know, this might be bigger than what you expected.”

Notification No. 57/2018-Customs (N.T.), Dated-22.06.2018

MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) Notification No. 57/2018 – Customs (N.T.) New Delhi, the 22nd June, 2018 G.S.R.582(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by section 11 of the Customs Act,1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby makes the following […]

Notification No. 57/2018-Customs (N.T.), Dated-22.06.2018

MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) Notification No. 57/2018 – Customs (N.T.) New Delhi, the 22nd June, 2018 G.S.R.582(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by section 11 of the Customs Act,1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby makes the following […]

EU hikes import tariffs on American motorcycles – Autocar India


Autocar India

EU hikes import tariffs on American motorcycles
Autocar India
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QBiz: India Ups Import Duty on 29 US Items; MP Mandis Protest eNAM – The Quint


The Quint

QBiz: India Ups Import Duty on 29 US Items; MP Mandis Protest eNAM
The Quint
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has made major changes in rules governing fund-raising, to provide flexibility to issuers and to boost capital formation. The regulator tweaked norms governing stock exchanges, clearing corporations and ...

CBIC Circular on Health warning on Cigarettes and other Tobacco products

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CBIC Circular on Health warning on Cigarettes and other Tobacco products

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India hits back at US, hikes import duty on 29 products – Financial Express


Financial Express

India hits back at US, hikes import duty on 29 products
Financial Express
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