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CHEMICALS


Cess for chemical R&D proposed
INTRODUCTION of a special cess of 0.5 per cent (of the sale price) on all chemical products sold in the country has been recommended by the Government-appointed task force on the chemical industry to create an R&D fund for the sector. The ... More

ECONOMY


Loans, advances to Govt down Rs 1,155 crore
LOANS and advances provided by RBI to the Centre in the form of ways and means advances have declined by Rs 1,155 crore to Rs 3,664 crore as on March 15 from Rs 4,819 crore in the previous week. Dealers believe that this figure may fall to nil ... More

Kerala Plan to stress on job creation
THE Kerala Government, which has already set in motion a slew of measures to prop up the State's sagging finances, has identified employment generation, poverty reduction and growth of infrastructure and tourism as some of the basic objectives of ... More

FOREIGN TRADE


Easier export cargo movement to Nepal, Bangladesh via land
IN an exporter-friendly move, the Finance Ministry has permitted the movement of export cargo from inland container depots (ICDs)/container freight stations (CFS) to Nepal and Bangladesh through land customs stations (LCS). The facility for ... More

FOREX


Forex reserves rise nearly $10 b this fiscal
THE country's forex reserves have increased by nearly $10 billion this fiscal to touch a high of $ 52.189 billion for the week ended March 15, 2002. As at end-March 2001, reserves stood at $ 42.281 billion. For the week ended March 15, 2002, ... More

HEALTH


`50 pc of Indian youth need eye care'
PRACTISING optometrists from Bangalore, optometry students and the public literally joined hands on Saturday forming a human chain in Cubbon Park, pledging to help the cause of eyecare in the country. A report on youth vision in India was also ... More

INFRASTRUCTURE


Japanese firms keen on investing in Bengal: CM
THE West Bengal Chief Minister, Mr Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, has said that the State has an ideal environment for investments and three Japanese majors — Mitsubishi, Marubeni and Mitsui — have evinced interest in various projects in ... More

PSU


SCOPE sets up panel
NEW DELHI: The Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) has set up a Standing Legal Committee, comprising legal experts from ONGC, SAIL, NTPC and SCOPE, which is drafting a model for service contract documents. It would also ... More

TEXTILES


`TN textile stir due to misinformation'
THE Union Minister of State for Textiles, Mr V. Dhananjaya Kumar, has said that the textile strike in Tamil Nadu against imposition of excise duty on hank yarn is a result of misinformation. The rationale behind the imposition of excise duty is ... More

WATER MANAGEMENT


  • Livizi campaign on water conservation

    MANPOWER


    The Indian workforce — who counts?
    The Census figures reveal that out of our total population of 1.02 billion, 402.51 million people work; of these, 275.46 million are men and 127.05 million women. More

    SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


    ISRO plans support centre for disaster management
    THE Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is setting up a Decision Support Centre (DSC). The centre is expected to emerge as a one-stop information services provider on space-based inputs for disaster management. The range of imagery taken ... More

    DISINVESTMENT


    AITUC writes to ILO on Jessop union leader issue
    THE All-India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) has written to the International Labour Organisation drawing its attention to the action taken by the Centre against one of the trade union leaders of Jessop. Mr Alok Brahmachari, who was spearheading ... More

    EXPORTS & IMPORTS


    Epichlorohydrin imports being investigated
    THE Director-General (Safeguards) has initiated a safeguards investigation on imports of epichlorohydrin (ECH), a petrochemical, into India. ECH is used as a key raw material in the manufacture of epoxy resins, pesticides and ... More
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