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COURTS/LEGAL ISSUES


  • Court admits plaint against Aurobindo Ashram trustees

    FOREIGN TRADE


    India keen on long-term trade pacts with Asean: Maran
    INDIA is keen to forge bilateral a regional trade and investment agreement (RTIA) or Free Trade Area (FTA) with the Asean in the long-term to make economic integration meaningful with Asean nations, the Union Commerce and Industry Minister, Mr ... More

    China visit fruitful, says Minister
    THE agreements signed by the Kerala delegation with two Technoparks in China will open up the Chinese domestic IT market for the State, according to Mr P.K. Kunhalikutty, Industries Minister. The Minister, who headed the high-level delegation ... More

    HOTELS


    Bon `veggie' appetit
    Vegetarian eating is becoming not just ethical and healthy, but creative, imaginative and delicious. Given the rising number of vegetarians, how are the restaurants coping with the changing equation? More

    INFRASTRUCTURE


    Naidu to inaugurate Godavari bridge on Oct 1
    THE major bridge across the Godavari connecting Yanam (Pondicherry) and Edurlanka in East Godavari, costing Rs 110 crore and named after the late Lok Sabha Speaker, G.M.C. Balayogi, is nearing completion and is to be inaugurated on October ... More

    PETROLEUM


    Petrol, diesel prices up
    THE retail selling prices of petrol and diesel will increase by up to 50 paise per litre from midnight on September 16, the state-owned oil marketing companies announced on Sunday. The prices of petrol have been hiked by up to 50 paise per ... More

    POWER


  • APTransco service centres

    TAXATION


    No sales tax relief for feed manufacturers in Kerala
    THE State Finance Minister, Mr K.Sankaranarayanan, has categorically stated that the Government will not withdraw the sales tax (ST) imposed on livestock feed manufacturers in the State. ``The State's financial condition is so poor that the ... More

    RADIO/TV


    Housewives put noon TV shows on top
    On an average over 30-35 shows in the afternoon time band are on the Top 100 AC Nielsen's TAM ratings chart. Take Star Plus for instance. According to the TAM numbers for the week between August 25 and 31 in cable and satellite households ... More

    FOODS & FOOD PROCESSING


    Stress on fortified foodstuffs
    THE Union Government will have to create the right policy environment and educate the public to ensure success of micronutrient fortification of foodstuffs, particularly wheat products, according to Mr D.H. Pai Panandiker, Chairman, International ... More

    Centre tells millers to sell enriched wheat products
    The Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries has urged the Tamil Nadu roller flour millers and the South Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to frame strategies for production and distribution of micronutrient enriched wheat ... More

    MEDICAL & SURGICAL EQUIPMENTS


    `Sleep lab' to monitor snoring
    DOES your wife complain that you snore a lot? Do you feel sleepy through the day? Then, maybe you are suffering from `sleep apnoea syndrome', which is usually only pretty irritating, but could in rare cases, be fatal too. But don't worry ... More

    INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS


    `Nasscom going all-out to crack down on piracy'
    THE National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) is building up a movement towards enhancing the enforcement drive against selling pirated software with the support of various Governments through `zero piracy' initiatives and ... More

  • New chief for Indo-American Chamber

    SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


  • ISRO's cryo engine passes major test

    CINEMA


    The bad run continues
    With more films moving into the flop list with ease, Bollywood needs to work out ways to stem the rot. More

    Why Bollywood is a box-office flop
    BOLLYWOOD, the world's largest film industry, has been facing a crisis for more than a decade. Since the 1992 Mumbai bomb blasts, Bollywood's links with the underworld have proved a constant source of trouble. The murder in broad daylight of ... More

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT


    IRDA Act: Rider on foreign equity may be scrapped
    THE Government is considering moving an amendment to the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) Act to delete the provision on the 26 per cent cap of foreign equity as the first step towards raising the foreign investment limit for ... More

    EVENTS


  • Chennai Engagements
  • Workshop on clean tech project
  • Vendor development plan

    ENTREPRENEURSHIP


    NRIs set up power laundry
    A GROUP of non-resident Keralites has set up an automatic power laundry and dry-cleaning facility, claimed to be the largest of its kind in south India, at the nearby Kinfra Apparel Park. Called Clean Plus, the facility has been set up at a ... More

  • Facility for entrepreneurs

    INCOME TAX


    Tax challans to be accepted sans PAN
    THE Reserve Bank of India has advised the banks to accept tax payment challans even if the Permanent Account Number (PAN) or Tax-deduction Account Number (TAN) was not quoted, provided the tax payer produced a copy of the PAN/TAN application ... More

    EXPORTS & IMPORTS



    `India not geared for export industries' Mr M. Arunachalam, Chairman, Indian Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong
    "... Competing with China is not possible. The buyer in the US does not care whether I make it in China or in India. He gives the designs, and wants the end-product at a fixed price... " More

    Law & order, logistics problems plague exports to Bangladesh
    EXPORTS to Bangladesh through the Mahadipur and Hilli Land Custom Station (LCS) points in West Bengal, which in 2001-02 touched Rs 510 crore (Rs 438 crore in the previous year) and Rs 301 crore (Rs 483 crore) respectively, are now beset with ... More

    SEZs need sops for viability, says IDBI report
    It is necessary to formulate a far-reaching SEZ policy/Act that would provide "adequate fiscal, forex and exim incentives to the SEZ and its units and provide to them business-friendly labour, administrative, legal and regulatory regime". More

    TOURISM


    Fort Kochi conservation project takes off
    THE Chief Minister, Mr A.K. Antony, has dedicated the first phase of the Fort Kochi conservation project to the State, marking a new era in heritage tourism in Kerala. Speaking on the occasion, he said that local residents would benefit from ... More

  • Indian tourists' arrival in Australia up
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    SEZs need sops for viability, says IDBI report


    `We will bid for SCI at realistic levels' — Mr Sashikant Ruia, Chairman of Essar group

    Ghee prices harden on higher edible oil prices

    `Nasscom going all-out to crack down on piracy'

    `India not geared for export industries' Mr M. Arunachalam, Chairman, Indian Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong

    `Airports privatisation awaiting Cabinet nod'

    In Depth
    Gender Justice
    Simple Economics
    Small Investor
    Looking back
    Sep. 8-Sep. 14
    Cement majors flout jute order

    Why disinvestments must go on

    As China booms and preys, Hong Kong rues lost business

    Corporate tax collections up 45%

    Implications of 100 pc FDI in oil sector

    Industrial growth 6.4 pc in July — CSO data point to revival trend

    Productivity-linked reward scheme — Port, dock workers to press for flat 20 pc payment

    Textile, plantation sectors drag export growth — Modest growth in gem, jewellery, petro goods

    Insulin prices hiked; TB drugs to cost less


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