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ANTI-DUMPING


Check dumping duty misuse: FICCI
THE Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce of Industry (FICCI) has sought the provision of anti-circumvention law under the WTO anti-dumping agreement (ADA) to prevent the growing practices of circumventing anti-dumping duties. The chamber ... More

ECONOMY


Core industries post 5.7 growth in Q1
EVEN as the economy grapples with the uncertainty arising from a lacklustre monsoon and poor kharif crop prospects, there is continued good news flowing on the industrial front. The official index of the six `core' infrastructure industries has ... More

State Govts seek free access to market loans
The sources added that if States were allowed to borrow directly, they would be in a position to tap the markets when they really require it and time it when interest rates are low. More

FOREIGN TRADE


US lifts travel advisory on India
THE US today announced lifting of the nearly two-month-old travel restrictions to India and said its Government employees and their families who were asked to leave the country in the wake of heightened Indo-Pak tensions may return. "The ... More

PHARMACEUTICALS


Active pharmaceutical ingredients — Drug sector asked to set up common technical dossier
THE Indian active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) industry has been advised by the regulatory authorities to set up a Common Technical Dossier (CTD) to effectively address the issue of meeting the new regulatory requirements emerging in the ... More

POWER


BHEL commissions 4th solar power plant in Lakshadweep
THE 150 KW grid-interactive solar power plant at Kadmat, Lakshadweep, is the fourth in a row to be commissioned by Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) in this group of islands. Commissioned by the electronics division of BHEL, this plant is ... More

Weak monsoon may impact power supply in Kerala
THE unexpectedly weak monsoon and its impact on the continued availability of power has set off alarm bells in Kerala, with a State Government delegation headed by the Electricity Minister, Mr Kadavoor Sivadasan, being sent to Delhi to find a way ... More

Towers turned showpieces?
Kerala is in the grip of acute power shortage following the failure of monsoon this year. The Minister for Power, Mr Kadavoor Sivadasan, has said that the State has power to last just 28 days. He has left for New Delhi to seek the Centre's ... More

Study of T&D systems in AP
HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr N. Chandrababu Naidu, has asked Mr Bhanu Bhushan, an expert from Power Grid Corporation, to study the field conditions and existing systems in the power sector in the State and suggest ... More

TAXATION


Taxation laws must be made `people-friendly'
KARNATAKA is taking steps to formalise measures to facilitate business in the State, according to Mr K.K. Misra, Additional Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary, Commerce and Industries Department, Karnataka. He was speaking at a workshop ... More

TEXTILES


Central Govt bodies eye surplus NTC mill land
Government organisations seem to be interested in surplus lands available for sale in the NTC's Pankaja Mills and the Rangavillas Mill, situated in prime locality in the city. More

Call to meet textiles export target
THE Union Textiles Minister, Mr Kashiram Rana, has asked the textile industry to enhance its competitiveness to grab a sizeable share in the $200-billion global trade. Inaugurating the 29th India International Garment Fair here, he assured ... More

NTC units' land sale may begin by Oct
THE sale of land held by the textile units slated for closure under National Textile Corporation (NTC) may be taken up by October, according to Mr S.B. Mohapatra, Secretary, Union Ministry of Textiles. Mr Mohapatra was here to participate in a ... More

EDUCATION


  • Karnataka Govt directive to schools, colleges

    PAPER, BOARD & NEWSPRINT


    Paper trade federation seeks cut in customs duty to 5 pc
    CONTRARY to the suggestion given by the Indian Paper Manufacturers' Association (IPMA) that the customs duty on imported paper and paper products be increased from the current level of 35 per cent, the Federation of Paper Trade Associations of ... More

    INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS


    CII council meet on July 26
    THE national council meeting of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), scheduled to be held in Bangalore on July 26, will focus on the overall domestic economic scenario and dwell on the priorities for future development. In a statement ... More

    JUTE


    `July 12 order won't harm jute industry'
    OPPOSING the writ petition filed by the Indian Jute Mills' Association (IJMA), challenging the Union Government order dated July 12, the Additional Solicitor-General of India stated that the said order was a legislative order and that the court ... More

    WTO


    `SAARC nations must work unitedly on WTO issues'
    THE South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) countries should build momentum towards furthering co-operation on various WTO issues, including the four new issues (Singapore issues) of investment, competition policy, transparency ... More

    SOCIAL WELFARE


    Move to shift TCAD opposed
    THE proposed move to shift the Training Centre for the Adult Deaf (TCAD), evoked resentment from a number of physically challenged persons, especially with speech and hearing disabilities in the city on Monday. The 40-year old institution, ... More

    TRADE & LABOUR UNIONS


    Percentage of workers up in Karnataka
    BANGALORE: The percentage of workers in Karnataka has grown by 24.5 per cent during the decennial period of 1991-2001 when the overall population itself grew by 17.2 per cent. Of the 52.7 million population, 23.5 million people or ... More

    EVENTS


    ACMEE industrial exhibition from July 25
    OVER 300 participants are expected at the ACMEE 2002, the fifth edition of the biennial industrial exhibition for engineering goods being organised by the Ambattur Industrial Estate Manufacturers' Association from July 25 to 29 at the Chennai ... More

    TOURISM


    AP shifts focus to eco-tourism
    ANDHRA PRADESH has become synonymous with pilgrimage or temple tourism. Tirupathi attracts nearly three crore visitors annually, while Srisailam, Simhachalam and several others also draw lots of domestic tourists. However, with the tourism ... More
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