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Job cuts — Tough exercise for the Govt
A note from the Prime Minister's Office last week to various Ministries has rattled many, in the mini army of Central Government employees. All the Ministries have been told to exercise, if necessary, the provisions under which the Government ... More

Health Ministry eases blood storage norms
THE Union Health Ministry has allowed peripheral centres and hospitals to store whole blood and blood components without having to obtain a regular licence for running a blood bank. Through a recent amendment in Schedule K to the Drugs and ... More

STATES


Kerala's indecision may impact rubber exports
PEAK season in rubber is coming to a close. Rubber trees have started shedding leaves en masse in many regions affecting latex generation. With summer closing in, crop generation during February may further decline. Production during January ... More

Jindal Tractebel project expansion hits snag
The expansion project consisting of two units of 250 MW each is coal-fired. JTPCL is currently operating a 260 MW plant in Tornagallu in Bellary. Out of this, 130 MW has already been earmarked to the State grid for the next five years. The financing of the additional 500 MW has been proposed with a 25 per cent equity stake from the State-owned generation utility. More

Investments in Bengal put at Rs 2,811 cr
DURING 2001, fresh investments in West Bengal were to the tune of Rs 2,811 crore and industrial growth was between seven and eight per cent against the national average of 2.2 per cent, according to Mr Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, Chief ... More

  • Chamber hails Kerala allotment to farm sector
  • Proposal to cut time for TN canal project study

    TAXATION


    Cess on crude may be hiked to offset subsidy burden
    THE Government is mulling a proposal to raise the cess levied on domestic crude from Rs 900 per tonne to Rs 1000 per tonne and use the entire funds to help offset the subsidy burden on sale of LPG and kerosene in the post-administered pricing ... More

    MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS


    Centre may pick up equity in Power Trading Corpn
    THE Government may pick up some equity in Power Trading Corporation of India (PTC). In connection with this, a proposal to increase the authorised capital is being sent to the Group of Ministers for approval. Power sector sources said that the ... More
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    90% excise duty on petrol, 24% on diesel -- Prices for consumers cut marginally


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