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Maize import quota at 15% hiked by 50,000 t
THE Government has permitted imports of an additional 50,000 tonnes of maize at the concessional 15 per cent duty rate under the tariff rate quota (TRQ) regime during the coming fiscal. For 2001-02, the Government had allowed up to four lakh ... More

Campaign on IT in Services of Citizen -- MoU signed
NEW DELHI: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on Friday between the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Prasar Bharati to launch a special ... More

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Panneerselvam gets Public Works -- Jayalalithaa Ministry swearing-in today
A 27-member AIADMK Ministry headed by Ms Jayalalithaa will be sworn in tomorrow. The out-going Chief Minister, Mr O. Panneerselvam, will be the Minister for Public Works and Prohibition and Excise in the new Cabinet. This is the second time ... More

Crisis engulfs Kolkata tanneries
EVEN as the tanning community hopes for a miracle emerging from the March 5 discussions on the Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) at the leather complex in Kolkata, many units stopped production today in compliance of the Supreme Court ... More

Tribunal puts its seal on textile industry wage settlements
EVEN as a legal wrangle over adjudicating textile mill workers' wages is pending before the Madras High Court, the Industrial Tribunal in Chennai - to which the wage disputes had been referred - has passed as its award some bilateral wage ... More

A forgettable day for Gujarat businesses
FOR Gujarat, particularly its business capital of Ahmedabad, it was an eminently forgettable day as the carnage of Thursday spilled over into mayhem and chaos on Friday. Business was virtually non-existent as a majority of industrial units ... More

State power sector reforms to continue
THE Centre has reinforced its commitment to finance reforms in the State power sector through the Accelerated Power Development and Reform Programme (APDRP). The APDRP has been provided an allocation of Rs 3,500 crore, up from Rs 1,500 crore ... More

Higher allocation `to boost' rural sector
The three key components of rural development — agriculture, rural infrastructure and poverty alleviation — had been identified as the thrust areas and allocations had been made accordingly, the Union Minister for Rural Development, Mr M. Venkaiah Naidu, said. More

Thrust to infotech, biotech, infrastructure -- Kerala for new approach to 10th Plan
The Governor, Mr Sukhdev Singh Kang, said multiple strategies and specially designed schemes had been formulated to enhance job opportunities. The priority sectors would be information technology, tourism, health, bio-technology and infrastructure de velopment. More

Rate cut a blow to small savers: Asim Dasgupta
THE proposed reduction in the rate of interest on small savings will not bring any significant gain for the States, according to the West Bengal Finance Minister, Dr Asim Dasgupta. In a statement issued here, he himself an economist of repute, ... More

Creation of agri export zones hailed
MADURAI: The Union Budget has primarily focussed on agriculture and infrastructure development, according to the Tamilnadu Foodgrains Merchants' Association here. Mr V.K.M. Sankaralingam, President, in a statement, welcomed the creation ... More

  • `Let-down on personal tax front'
  • Mysore chamber hails focus on farm growth
  • `Bold steps in Budget to push reforms further'
  • `More burden on common man'
  • Budget a mixed bag, says Bengal chamber
  • `Growth-oriented Budget'

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    Human development programmes -- IBRD keen on bringing best practices to India
    THE World Bank is keen on bringing into India best practices in human development projects, particularly in education and health sectors, through its ongoing active programmes in these sectors. In an interview to Business Line here, the ... More
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