The Union textiles ministry is seeking a rollback of the 10 percent excise duty on branded apparels, after all major retailers such as Shoppers Stop, Pantaloons, Westside, Lifestyle, Madura Garments and Arvind Brands among others observed a token strike on March 7. These retailers along with others across India shut down their establishments for the day while protesting against the new levy which will push up the prices of the branded apparel that they sell. Textiles secretary Rita Menon says...
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