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POLLUTION


Landfill for municipal solid wastes built at Anantapur
A LANDFILL to safely dump municipal solid wastes with an investment of Rs 6 crore is being constructed in Anantapur under the `Eco-City' project. The demonstration plant would be constructed through the build-operate-own (BOO) scheme and ... More

HEALTH


AP mulls pact with Dubai for health services
The Andhra Pradesh Health Ministry health tourism section in coordination with Andhra Pradesh Tourism is initiating the cooperation that is aimed at boosting modern medical facilities in the State at the global level. More

PSU


Kerala Govt set to take up revamp of 14 PSUs
THE State Government will take up the restructuring of 14 more public sector units in the second phase of the sick units revival programme, according to the Minister for Industries, Mr P.K. Kunhalikutty. A number of units of Kerala State ... More

PLASTICS


TN Chamber hails withdrawal of Bill on plastics
THE Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry has hailed the withdrawal of the Bill prohibiting sale, storage, transport and use of non-reusable plastic products in the State and welcomed the new initiative to regulate the use of plastics. Mr ... More

TAXATION


Grants from Centre, tax proceeds decline in H1 — Revenue receipts down by 6.9 pc
KARNATAKA'S gross fiscal deficit rose 43 per cent to Rs 1,858 crore while revenue collections dropped nearly 7 per cent during the first half of 2002-03. According to the Centre for Monitoring of Indian Economy (CMIE), during April-September ... More

TEXTILES


Palladam to gain from powerloom thrust
WITH modernisation of textile weaving centres beginning to gain momentum, the Union Ministry of Textiles is seeking to give a push to its powerloom area development plan by laying emphasis on promoting powerloom complexes or marts in major ... More

SSI


SSI sector generating fewer jobs
Despite significant thrust on promotion, there is a significant mismatch between available skills and those skills that are in demand, such as the skills needed for the IT sector. More

MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS & HOSPITALS


  • Ehrlich Lab in expansion mode

    REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION


    Experts delineate quality office space
    What is required is centrally air-conditioned floor plates of more than 20,000 square feet with a ceiling height of at least 10.5 feet from beam bottom to floor. A majority of the built-up space in Chennai will not suit this criteria. More

    Mani Group to build commercial centre
    THE West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC) has roped in the city-based Mani Group to set up a 13-storey commercial centre. The Rs 90-crore centre will be developed on four acres of land on E.M. Bypass with facilities such as IT ... More

    DAIRY & DAIRY PRODUCTS


    Rs 100-cr worth MoUs signed at biotech meet
    AS many as eight MoUs, involving an investment of Rs 100 crore, were signed between the Indian and foreign companies on Sunday, the concluding day of the three-day international conference, Biotech Invest - 2003, jointly organised here by ... More

    PRINTING


  • Multivista to invest more in printing

    DISINVESTMENT


    `Govt bent on SCCL privatisation'
    THE Andhra Pradesh Government is apparently bent upon privatising Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL) and APSRTC in spite of its protestations and all recent developments point in that direction, Mr M. Satyanarayana, President of the Andhra ... More

    SMALL SAVINGS


    Kerala CM for drive to meet NSS target
    Districts which exceed their individual targets would be eligible for a jeep for every Rs 5 crore mobilised. More

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT


    Setting up of wholly-owned arms — Status quo likely for joint venture partners
    DESPITE pressure to scrap Press Note 18 of 1998 on foreign direct investment, the Government intends to keep it in place. The Government sources have confirmed to Business Line that "at present, there is no formal proposal to scrap Press ... More

    TRADE & LABOUR UNIONS


    TUs threaten action against liberalisation
    HALF-a-million employees representing all trade unions, except the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), would march towards Parliament on February 26 to protest the `endless misery' the working class is being subjected to in the context of `reckless ... More

    EVENTS


    Huge turn-out at Chennai leather fair
    WITH two days left for the India International Leather Fair 2003 to conclude, hundreds of visitors thronged the Chennai Trade Centre, the venue of the fair, on Sunday. The fair this year has more participants than last year and even the space ... More

    Meet to focus on ICT, biotechnology
    BANGALORE: Australian Education International (AEI), the international arm of the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training of the Australian Government will be holding a two-day conference on "Education in the Knowledge ... More

    EXPORTS & IMPORTS


    Traditional items lift Apr-Oct export growth to touch 18 pc
    TRADITIONAL items such as chemicals and related products, engineering goods, gems and jewellery, ores and minerals which nearly contribute to half of the country's aggregate exports performed well to power export growth of 18 per cent in dollar ... More

    PEOPLE


    Prasanna joins Manipal group
    MANIPAL Education and Medical group has announced the appointment of Mr D.A. Prasanna as its Executive Chairman. Mr Prasanna's entry will consolidate and develop educational, healthcare and IT projects of the group, according to Mr Ramdas Pai, ... More
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