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  • RS returns Appropriation Bill

    COURTS/LEGAL ISSUES


    Advocates Act being reviewed
    THE Law Commission of India has undertaken a study of reviewing the Advocates Act, 1961, for improving the standards of legal education and legal profession. The review by the Commission is in terms of its reference to revise and simplify the ... More

    ECONOMY


    Vajpayee extends Rs 150-cr relief package to Gujarat
    THE one fallout of the censure motion on Gujarat that was defeated in the Lok Sabha in the early hours of May Day was the declaration of Rs 150-crore rehabilitation package for Gujarat by the Prime Minister, Mr A.B. Vajpayee. By sanctioning Rs ... More

    Do humans develop?
    IF you are interested in economic attainments and well being (who is not!), read chapter 3 of the latest National Human Development Report that was out a few weeks ago. Traditionally, people were made to feel good if what they earned was ... More

    China not immune to growth pangs: Unctad
    In its 2002 Trade and Development report (TDR), which has been released worldwide, Unctad weighs the opportunities and difficulties facing the "crouching dragon'' in the world trading system and finds that "difficulties are likely to occur mainly in sectors dominated by State-owned enterprises and in agriculture". More

    `TN needs to promote self-employment'
    The census data of 1991 and 2001 reveals that Tamil Nadu's workforce has been increasing at a faster rate than the growth of population. During the 1980s, the population grew at an annual rate of 1.44 per cent per annum, while the working population increased at an annual rate of 1.82 per cent. More

    Plan panel to focus on eastern region
    SEEN from the perspective of any conceivable index of economic development, such as power consumption, telecom density or a weighted infrastructure index, the three large eastern States - West Bengal, Bihar and Orissa - have lagged behind ... More

    ENVIRONMENT


    Nod for Karnataka study on waste exchange
    The waste exchange and bank is meant to promote recycling and re-routing of wastes from some industries to be used as inputs in other units. It will coordinate the trade-offs among the industries and electronically link the sellers and buyers. The m ain idea is to minimise industrial wastes and re-use them wherever possible. More

    POWER


  • Karnataka: 4 power discoms formed

    WATER MANAGEMENT


    Cabinet nod for Krishna water project
    THE Andhra Pradesh Government has issued administrative sanction orders for the implementation of Rs 875 crore Krishna water supply scheme which is aimed at bringing drinking water to the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The State ... More

    DISINVESTMENT


    BPL may bid for SCI with foreign partner
    THE TPG Nambiar-promoted BPL group is entering into unrelated areas as part of its new strategic business initiatives. The group, which pitched for 51 per cent stake in Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) following the Centre's divestment ... More

    BIFR stand on Jessop puts Govt in a spot
    THE Union Government may not take up BIFR cases again for privatisation after the quasi-judicial body asked the Operating Agency to come up with a fresh scheme in six weeks for reviving Jessop & Co keeping in view the package submitted by the ... More

    IPR


    Rs 20-lakh grant for CUSAT centre
    A study conducted by the Press Information Bureau here has pointed out that the functioning of this centre at CUSAT would be a boon to Kerala. More

    HUMAN RESOURCES


    Canada opens doors to farmers
    FARMERS who have 20 acres of land and have farming experience of five years are now eligible to immigrate to Canada, according to Lt.Col. B.S. Sandhu, Chairman and Managing Director, Worldwide Immigration Consultancy Services (WWICS). Lt.Col. ... More

    EVENTS


  • Thiruvananthapuram Engagements
  • Hyderabad Engagements

    EXPORTS & IMPORTS


    Exports a tad up in March despite general slowdown
    EVEN though the export target for 2001-02 has been pruned to three per cent, the achievement has fallen short of this, as export during April 2001 to March 2002 at $43,998.53 million was 0.08 per cent lower than the level of $44,035.37 million of ... More

    TOURISM


    Kerala: Minister stresses need to lure buyers, tourists
    THE Kerala Tourism Minister, Prof K.V. Thomas, has reviewed the plans and programmes of Kerala Travel Mart, scheduled to be held between October 3 and 5. At a meeting of the managing committee members and various Chairmen of Kerala Travel Mart ... More
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