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ANTI-DUMPING


Dumping duty on BOPP film imports
THE Finance Ministry has imposed definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Oman, Singapore and Thailand. BOPP film is primarily used by the packaging industry. It ... More

  • Dumping probe on IPA imports terminated

    ECONOMY


    Kerala notifies guidelines for Plan working group
    THE State Government has notified a series of guidelines which it hopes will help strengthen the activities of the Working Group that plays a pivotal role in the formulation of the State's Plan. Announcing this, an official spokesman said that ... More

    FOREIGN TRADE


    Thailand keen on bilateral trade zone with India
    THAILAND is closely pursuing the idea of setting up a bilateral trade zone with India, mooted recently by the Thai Government, Mr Choosak Ramabutr, Consul General of Thailand, told members of the Bengal National Chamber of Commerce here on ... More

    Thailand wants FTA put on fast track
    INDIA and Thailand should expedite establishment of free trade area and mutually exploit the investment potential available in areas such as tourism and information technology, according to Mr Bandhit Sotipalalit, Ambassador of Thailand to ... More

    HEALTH


    Smoking in public places banned
    THE Karnataka Assembly passed the Karnataka Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of Health of Non-smokers Bill 2001, on Thursday. The Bill bans smoking in public places notified by the State Government. The ban will come into effect after a ... More

    PETROLEUM


    HPCL says not interested in MRPL preferential offer
    HINDUSTAN Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) today said it was "not interested" in the Rs 2,000-crore preferential shares issue to be made by Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL). According to analysts, the company was only completing ... More

    POWER


    Pay-scales revised for AP power staff
    PAY-SCALES of power sector employees in Andhra Pradesh have been revised on Thursday. The revision is retrospectively effective from April 1, 2002. However, the increased salaries will be paid from the month of August, payable in September. The ... More

    CEA approves Panipat TPS expansion
    THE Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has accorded techno-economic clearance for the addition of two units of 250 MW each to the existing coal-based thermal power station at Panipat in Haryana. The power station belonging to the erstwhile ... More

    TAXATION


    Karnataka Assembly validates BDA move
    BANGALORE: The Karnataka Assembly on Thursday passed a Bill validating the Bangalore Development Authority's right to collect property taxes from 1976, despite a Supreme Court judgment to the contrary. The Government has collected ... More

    SSI


    SBH to unveil new package for SMEs
    STATE Bank of Hyderabad (SBH), the leading associate bank of State Bank of India, is piecing together a new scheme for the small and medium enterprise (SME) segment. According to Mr Rajendra Kakker, SBH's Managing Director, the scheme would be ... More

    COAL


    Top priority for coal miners' welfare: Advani
    IT is the duty of the Government to ensure welfare of the six-lakh coalmine workers. Welfare of coal miners has been given the same importance as production, productivity and safety. This was stated by the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Home ... More

    RADIO/TV


    Cable operators warned against blocking DD
    Mr K.S. Sarma, who held a meeting with cable operators in Hyderabad, said that they have been warned against violations of this mandatory requirement, and the law enforcement agencies will take appropriate measures including seizure of operators equ ipment, if necessary. More

    Channels under Ministry lens — Censor certificate for movies
    MOVIE channels beware. The Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry is now training its guns on the various cable and satellite movie channels which are beaming films without any Censor certificate. Senior officials in the I&B Ministry said ... More

    GEMS & JEWELLERY


    Chennai still a challenge for fashion jewellery making
    BREAKING into a tradition-bound and price-conscious market, Jaipur Gems has in the past two years carved out a niche for itself in Chennai. The store in Chennai is the second and only other branch of the Mumbai store. The brands of the company ... More

    REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION


    BPO sector demand, silver lining for Chennai real estate
    Contrary to the belief that the IT companies would take up space in the so-called IT corridor or in any specific location, the IT sector has leased substantial space over the last year in areas such as Guindy, T. Nagar and Egmore. This is indicative that the sector does not have any specific location preferences, the report said. More

    Experts for strict compliance with fly ash use time-frame
    THE initiative taken by the Andhra Pradesh Government to achieve 100 per cent fly-ash utilisation in the building sector within a five-year time frame found prime focus on the first day of the two-day national workshop on "Industrial promotion ... More

    INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS


    FICCI calls for review of ESMA removal
    THE Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has suggested that the Government review removal of the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) as recommended by the Second National Commission on Labour. It is notable that ... More

    TN chamber calls for bandh on August 13
    THE Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry has threatened to go on a 24-hour bandh commencing at 6.00 a.m. on August 13, protesting against the State Government's new tax measures. At a press conference here, Mr S. Rethinavelu, President, ... More

    READYMADE GARMENTS


    `Need to make designer wear for masses'
    THE Lakme Fashion Show, which concluded on Thursday, has provoked some genuine queries on how to translate designers' choice into mass customisation for retailing. Amid the hustle and bustle of the fashionshow, where the rich and the famous ... More

    SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


    ISRO tackles attrition with post-graduates
    IT'S a study of contrasts. When IT companies were faced with an attrition rate that they could no longer be smiling about, they made their carrots bigger and juicier. What could a Government-owned space research organisation do when its plum ... More

    PHOTOGRAPHIC & ALLIED PRODUCTS


    Hyderabad to host photo expo from Oct 4
    PHOTO Expo 2002, an exhibition of photographs, video and digital imaging would be held in Hyderabad between October 4-6. The show is being sponsored by Better Photography a leading photography magazine of Asia. About 65 exhibitors from ... More

    NEWSPAPERS & PUBLISHING


    Awareness campaign launched to tackle book piracy, plagiarism
    THE Federation of Publishers & Booksellers' Associations in India (FPBA) has launched a major campaign to create awareness in schools, colleges, universities and libraries on the menace of book piracy, plagiarism and violation of copyright laws. ... More

    EVENTS


    Asian Social Forum meet to be held in Jan
    THE meeting of the Asian Social Forum (ASF-2003), which seeks to provide common ground to people sharing views on alternatives to globalisation and multinational corporations, will be held in Hyderabad during January 2-7. According to Mr Vijay ... More

  • Bangalore Engagements
  • TOURISM


    First submarine museum handed over to AP Govt
    THE Soviet-built 1-641 class submarine, INS Kursura, the fourth to be inducted into the Indian Navy on December 18, 1969, has a glorious history in defending Indian shores. And now, almost 33 years later, Kursura, sitting snugly on the beach of ... More

    Kerala Govt to sign pact with Belgium for tourism
    A decision to this effect was taken after talks held between the visiting Trade Commissioner in the Belgian Embassy, Mr Jayant Nadigar, and the State Minister for Tourism, Prof K.V. Thomas. Belgium is interested in institutionalising a new ... More

    ECONOMIC OFFENCES


    Granite units raided in Karnataka
    BANGALORE: Around 35 granite and marble units were raided by the intelligence wing of the Commercial Taxes Department here on Thursday and a tax evasion to the tune of Rs 50 lakh was detected. Cases against 35 persons have been ... More
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