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Jewellers to sell only 14, 18, 22-carat hallmarked gold jewellery from Jan 2021: Paswan

January 14, 2020 7:00 pm

Jewellers have been given one year time to register with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and implement the mandatory hallmarking of gold jewellery to ensure purity of the precious metal, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan told reporters.

City’s groundwater free of impurities, reveals study

June 06, 2015 2:59 am

To assess quality of groundwater of city, around 80 water samples from various parts of city were collected.

Cheap steel crackdown: Centre may seize poor quality imports

May 17, 2015 12:00 am

Those sellers failing to conform to BIS standards risk being raided and searched by the appropriate authority.

Govt orders quality checks on Chinese steel

November 17, 2014 10:34 am

The finance ministry has directed that importers of Chinese steel products have to secure certification by the BIS.

Industry seeks more time for BIS labelling

April 05, 2014 1:33 am

The BIS, on March 25, issued a notification demanding the IT and electronic manufacturers to change the font size of the brand name and engrave, emboss or screen print the BIS-approved label on both products and packages they sell.

BIS organises seminar on international standards

October 15, 2013 2:32 am

A seminar on ‘International Standards Ensure Positive Change’ was organised by BIS to mark World Standards Day.

Foundation of BIS building laid

August 06, 2012 3:38 am

Rajiv Agarwal,Secretary,Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs laid foundation stone of Northern Regional Office building of Bureau of Indian Standards,at Sector 27 on Sunday.

Gold hallmark licence: 90 pc jewellers skip purity test

May 25, 2012 1:42 am

Raising a question mark on authenticity of gold sold in the city,not more than 180 jewellers of the nearly 1,700 in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad seem to have hallmarking licences.

BIS hallmarking awareness week begins

December 06, 2011 3:13 am

Marking the five-day hallmark awareness week which began today in the northern region,the Bureau of Indian Standards representatives of today addressed the concerns of about 150 Tricity-based jewellers over hallmarking certification.

Diversify away from credit risk nations: BIS to India

July 11, 2011 7:32 pm

Emerging nations like India are not affected adversely by increases in sovereign credit risk.