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Verification for Emergency Certificates — Indian missions in UAE to seek help from home
INDIAN missions in the UAE are likely to seek the assistance of authorised agencies in the home states to establish the identity of illegal Indian expatriates without valid documents, as the recently announced amnesty by the UAE authorities is ... More

AWARDS & HONOURS


  • Award for NMDC scientists

    ECONOMY


    What do corporate leaders expect from 2003?
    As the new year dawns, corporate giants talk about the challenges facing the Indian economy in 2003. More

    Ascon study upbeat on manufacturing sector
    THE recovery in the manufacturing sector that took place during the last few months of 2002 is expected to continue during the first six months of 2003, the latest Ascon survey conducted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) shows. The ... More

    ENVIRONMENT


    Awareness drive on coastal degradation in AP
    THE coastal environment in Andhra Pradesh is being thoughtlessly exploited and subjected to degradation and to sensitise the public on the issue, environmental activists would tour the coast from Icchapuram in Srikakulam district to Tada in ... More

  • Rs 3.8-cr butterfly park planned

    HOTELS


    Hotels gear up for New Year celebrations
    WITH the New Year just a couple of days away, partygoers in Thiruvananthapuram are getting ready to celebrate. While much of the festivities will be conducted in the privacy of homes, private clubs, hotels and resorts in the city are also ... More

  • KSTDC, Taj group sign MoU

    POWER


    APTransco's IT initiatives
    The Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (APTransco) has initiated the process of introducing customer management system (CMS) in the power distribution companies (DisComs) so as to provide better services to its customers. The CMS will ... More

    TAXATION


    Mumbo-jumbo in tax reform
    APPROACH to tax reform is the title of Chapter 2 of Kelkar report on direct taxes. It is one of the shortest of chapters with all but seven pages but don't underestimate it because there is enough in it to floor you. Such as:
  • "An attempt ... More

    ICMF resents Kelkar proposals on yarn
    THE Indian Cotton Mills' Federation (ICMF) has expressed disappointment over the Kelkar panel's recommendation to increase the basic excise duty on cotton yarn from the existing level of 8 per cent to 16 per cent from the year 2003 - 04 and then ... More

    Kelkar proposals hailed
    DR Vijay Kelkar's recommendations on Direct Taxes has brought a whiff of fresh air to the large section of people who were burdened with a complicated tax system, the Tamil Nadu Foodgrains Merchants Association has said. In a statement here, ... More

    SSI


    SSIs alarmed over move to dereserve pumps
    ALARMED by the convening of a meeting of representatives of the pump industry to discuss the issue of dereservation of pump manufacture, the Southern India Engineering Manufacturers' Association (Siema), Coimbatore, has sent an SOS to the Prime ... More

    RADIO/TV


    Asianet lines up bonanza
    ASIANET, the Malayalam satellite television company, has lined up a series of special programmes on December 31 and January 1 to usher in the New Year. While films and film-based shows are the dominant flavour, humour, music and current-affairs ... More

    EDUCATION


    Textile institute named after Vallabhai Patel
    THE focus of the pre-budget proposals for the textile sector is to get it known that this sector should not be burdened further in terms of fiscal measures, the Union Minister of Textiles, Mr Kashiram Rana, has said. He has stated that his ... More

    REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION


    Retail, ITES sectors corner most space
    WITH as many as 80 malls planned this year across the country, the retail sector has definitely been the main driver in terms of space acquisition this year. This has been closely followed by the ITES sector, with the developed economies looking ... More

    INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS


  • FAPCCI pact with Singapore chamber

    KNITWEAR & HOSIERY


    Low haulage of export cargo in Dec — Most Tirupur exporters exhausted their quotas by Oct
    The slapping of the embargo against the garment shipments allowed from India by the US port authorities too added to the stalemate. Hence the feeling of lack of quota. More

    SMALL SAVINGS


  • Prize scheme for NSS depositors

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT


    `Bengal can attract more FDI than China'
    IS West Bengal - ruled by the Left Front Government for the last 26 years - better poised to attract foreign direct investment than a communist party-ruled country like China? The answer is yes going by the Minister for Information ... More

    EVENTS


    Over 35 nations to take part in plastics expo
    THE fifth international plastics exhibition and conference, Plastindia - 2003, scheduled to be held for six days from February 15 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, has been formally launched here under the auspices of the Andhra Pradesh Plastic ... More

    PEOPLE


  • Senthil Kumar new PDEXCIL chief
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    Top Stories
    `We are coming out of everything sub-scale' — Mr Ajai Chowdhry, Chairman and CEO, HCL Infosystems Ltd


    `The worst is over for shipping' — Mr P. K. Srivastava, President, Indian National Shipowners Association and Chairman, SCI

    Ascon study upbeat on manufacturing sector

    Are banks jettisoning the basics?

    Drought takes toll on arabica output — Production seen 10-15 pc lower than estimates

    In Focus
    Inside China

    Stock scam unravelling
    Red signal for Chinese silk
    Petrol pump controversy
    Kelkar Report
    In Depth
    Gender Justice
    Simple Economics
    India Interior
    Consumer Notes
    Looking back
    Dec. 22-Dec. 28
    SEBI eases pricing norms for PSU disinvestment — 2-week average price criteria not applicable

    Dumping duty on raw silk imports recommended

    CEOs for phasing out tax exemptions

    Indian realtors train eyes on Gulf market

    A paradox of poverty and plenty

    Despite claims, RIDF is a flop

    When will we have e-democracy?

    Readymade garment H1 exports increase 11 pc

    Atomic minerals deposits found in AP coast

    Delhi Metro Rail gets green certification

    EU says no to `blood' roughs

    Plastic makers' move to rid Tirumala of waste

    Jalan optimistic about achieving 8 pc growth

    People-factor dominates liquor industry saga


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