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HEALTH


Hepatitis B vaccination for infants takes off
THE pilot project to provide Hepatitis B vaccination to about two million infants was kicked off in the Capital today by the Prime Minister, Mr A.B. Vajpayee. Dr C.P. Thakur, Union Health Minister, briefing presspersons after the event, said ... More

INFRASTRUCTURE


National games township coming up at Cyberabad
THE 2002 national games at Hyderabad will witness a mega ultra-modern township at Cyberabad in the midst of institutions such as Infosys, Indian School of Business, University of Hyderabad, IIIT, CMC and the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of ... More

PHARMACEUTICALS


Drug makers, trade to sort out matters
DRUG-MAKERS and chemists have come together to sort out the long-standing disputes over price and trade margins. The three main industry organisations, Indian Drug Manufacturers' Association (IDMA), the Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers ... More

POWER


NLC to set up plant in Rajasthan
NEW DELHI: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC), the Ministry of Mines and the Rajasthan Government on Monday to set up a lignite-based thermal power station at Barsinger in Bikaner ... More

Tanir Bavi says KPTCL owes it Rs 184 cr
THE Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (KPTCL) owes Tanir Bavi Power Company Rs 184 crore and the company now plans to escalate its efforts to get its due, according to company executives. The dues cover a period starting from June ... More

States in South, West most affected by power shutdowns
SOUTHERN and western region States are the worst affected by power shutdowns in the country, according to data compiled by the Ministry of Power. Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh have experienced the worst base load deficits in the country with ... More

  • Signature campaign by KSEB staff

    TEXTILES


    Textile exports target tentatively set at $15 b
    NOTWITHSTANDING a noticeable decline in the country's textile exports, which notched up a minus 11 per cent growth during 2001-02, the Ministry of Textiles has tentatively pitched for an export target of $15 billion for textile exports in the ... More

    WATER MANAGEMENT


    Ground water maps for six States ready
    THE search for sources of drinking water is expected to get a fillip with the preparation of comprehensive maps that integrate both satellite imagery and ground investigations. A set of "ground water prospects maps' for six States of Andhra ... More

    RADIO/TV


    DD Metro to stay terrestrial channel
    PRASAR Bharati has decided to keep the Doordarshan Metro as a terrestrial channel and will not convert it into an exclusive satellite channel. The focus of the channel will continue to be entertainment and the channel will be available to cable ... More

    Zee Tele gets nod to uplink more channels
    ZEE Telefilms Ltd (ZTL) has said it has been given approval by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to uplink four additional channels directly from India. These channels are Alpha Kaveri, Alpha Bharati, Alpha Krishna and Alpha ... More

    EDUCATION


    Ample Tech to offer course in film-making
    IT'S that time of the year again when career choices have to be made and students face the pressure of not gaining an entry into engineering or a medical course. For those with a creative streak and the willingness to try out an off-beat ... More

    GEMS & JEWELLERY


    Raw pearl, gems exempted from customs duty
    IMPORT of raw pearls and precious or semi-precious stones into the country would not be henceforth subjected to the levy of customs duty. This exemption from customs duty would, however, be available only on imports made through rep licence or ... More

    INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS


    Build petroleum reserves for 15 days: FICCI
    THE Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has said that India must build strategic petroleum reserves for at least 15 days initially. In view of the critical role that oil plays in India's economic activity, FICCI, in ... More

    BIO-TECH & GENETICS


    VC investment biggest challenge: CII biotech survey
    ONE of the biggest challenges facing the domestic biotech industry is promoting investments by venture capital companies in the sector, a survey conducted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has indicated. The survey, which covers 52 ... More

    DISINVESTMENT


    BPL steps out of race for SCI
    THE TPG Nambiar-promoted BPL Group has pulled out from the race for 51 per cent stake in Shipping Corporation of India (SCI). BPL, which conducted technical due diligence, did not place the financial bid. BPL, which is in the midst of debt ... More

    SMALL SAVINGS


    Finance Ministry decision on EPF interest next week
    THE Finance Ministry is set to take a final view next week on the request of the Central Board of Trustees (CBT) to review the Ministry's stand on reducing the interest rate on Employees Provident Fund (EPF) deposits to 9 per cent. The CBT had ... More

    Kerala Govt targets Rs 4,580 cr from savings schemes
    THE State Government has decided to collect Rs 4,580 crore in aggregate and Rs 1,825 crore in net deposits during 2002-03 through savings schemes, according to an official spokesman. As incentive, depositors have been offered attractive prizes ... More

    RURAL DEVELOPMENT


  • Kerala: Rs 2.7 cr sanctioned for tribal housing

    EVENTS


    India-Chem 2002 in September -- Health summits with Latam, CIS nations planned
    ENCOURAGED by the success of the India-Africa Health Summit last year, two more health summits — with Latin American countries and CIS nations — are being planned, as part of India-Chem 2002 scheduled later this year. As domestic ... More

  • Priority for quality in exports stressed
  • Hyderabad Engagements
  • Peace fest focuses on Gujarat carnage

    BEARINGS, CASTINGS & FORGINGS


    Bearings industry urged to bring value-addition to distribution
    THE Managing Director of Tata Steel, Mr B. Muthuraman, has urged the bearing industry to try and "de-commoditise" the product to get over the current slump. He was addressing the 34th annual general meeting of the Eastern India Ball Bearing ... More

    TOURISM


    Karnataka Tourism launches travellers' handbook
    BANGALORE: Karnataka Tourism Department is bringing out a travel handbook on tourist attractions in the State. Called Karnataka Traveller, the book aims to cater to different kinds of tourists— adventure, beachcombers, ... More
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    Study sees IT sector growing at 34 pc -- $77-billion business forecast on target, says Nasscom Chairman


    IPSTA brokers strike work against online trading

    Finance Ministry decision on EPF interest next week

    SEBI gets powers for search, seizure -- Stiff penalty for offences

    LIC to invest Rs 6,000 cr in equity markets this year

    DoT, VSNL patch up -- Panel to decide on Tata Tele investment

    Burgeoning forex reserves: Boon or bane?

    Hepatitis B vaccination for infants takes off

    In Depth
    Gender Justice
    Simple Economics
    Guide to derivatives

    Looking back
    Jun. 2-Jun. 8
    Uncle Sam's report card

    Exports recover, up 18% in April

    Petrol price hike likely on Monday

    100% FDI plan in tea plantation raises queries

    Ambattur estate: Survival of the fittest?

    Rs 9,063-cr shortfall in tax revenue -- Fiscal deficit overshoots target by Rs 4,490 crore

    What to do with your old car? Ask BMW

    Govt hikes petrol, diesel prices; cuts excise duty

    Visa troubles cause worry in travel, tourism industry

    Steps to check money laundering

    Patents Bill needs surgery, say pharma MNCs

    Eco-savvy women's self-help groups

    Not much difference in FDI flows to India, China: IFC

    India, Lanka open Nafta-type trade ties


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