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ICA, Kolkata law school team up for moot arbitration camp
THE Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA), New Delhi, has joined hands with the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata, to popularise moot arbitration at the national level for law students. Accordingly, a joint ... More

ECONOMY


Meet mulls southern economic union
TAKING a cue from the European Union model, the southern States today mooted an idea to form `Economic Union of Southern States' for mutual cooperation and development. The fifth meeting of the Standing Committee of the Southern Zonal Council ... More

Karnataka committed to reforms, says Krishna
KARNATAKA today conveyed a strong political message that it would go ahead with structural reforms in economy despite resistance and opposition. The Chief Minister, Mr S.M. Krishna, who inaugurated the World Bank's Annual Conference on ... More

Nicholas Stern praises Karnataka for reforms drive — Development debate gets under way in Bangalore
THIS year's Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) of the World Bank, being held for the first time in a developing country's knowledge-city here, saw a new interpretation as to what constitutes development, even as there are ... More

FOREIGN TRADE


Restore GSP benefits, FICCI tells US
THE Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) has called upon the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to restore, with immediate effect, the GSP (Generalised System of Preferences) benefit for Indian exports of chemicals ... More

POWER


Arrears to MSEB touch Rs 8,500 cr
THE Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB) has witnessed a steep increase in unpaid dues from its consumers, now standing at Rs 8,500 crore. During the last financial year alone, the board was unable to recover almost Rs 1,500 crore. " ... More

STEEL


Galvanised sheets top India's steel export
IT'S now established that galvanised plain / corrugated (GP/GC) sheets registered the maximum growth in India's steel exports in 2002-03 and that the secondary sector producers together accounted for the lion's share of the increase in the ... More

SSI


  • Kerala: Loan for small enterprises

    EXIM POLICY


    Duty-free import norms for service sector notified
    As per the Exim Policy, a service provider (other than hotels) is entitled to duty-free imports equivalent to 10 per cent of the average foreign exchange earned by the service provider in the preceding three years. More

    RADIO/TV


    Radio active but where's the money?
    Nearly a year in business, and private FM operators have little to rejoice about: crippling licence fees, lack of measurement, reluctant advertisers and fickle listeners. Still, with growing audiences, more advertisers, and the Government `open' to n ews on air, they are hopeful. More

    No rollback on CAS; July 14 deadline to remain
    THE Government today categorically said that there would be no rollback on the implementation of a conditional access system (CAS) and the deadline of July 14 would remain. After a meeting of the task force on the implementation of CAS, senior ... More

    Switchover to CAS may be easier on Chennai viewers
    AMID uncertainty over the implementation of the conditional access system (CAS), it seems that the Chennai cable & satellite (C&S) subscriber of Tamil language channels will have easier choices to make compared to the rest of the country, with ... More

    EDUCATION


  • Pollachi polytechnic bags AICTE projects

    BIO-TECH & GENETICS


    Biotech venture fund launched
    THE Biotechnology Venture Fund (BVF), claimed to be the first of its kind in the country, was launched by APIDC - Venture Capital Ltd (APIDC-VCL) here on Wednesday. APIDC- VCL is a joint venture between the Andhra Pradesh Industrial ... More

    HUMAN RESOURCES


    Human capital can spur growth, says Premji
    INDIA has been acknowledged as a storehouse of talent. We have to develop and deploy this talent in public life to take the country forward,'' said Mr Azim Premji, Chairman of the Wipro group, while delivering the keynote address at the Annual ... More

    TRADE & LABOUR UNIONS


    Employers' body says strike unwarranted
    THE All-India Organisation of Employers (AIOE) on Wednesday said that the nationwide "strike was unwarranted, based on psychological reasons and without a just cause and at the cost of the exchequer to the tune of crore of rupees." In a ... More

    Strike disrupts normal life in Kerala
    THE 24-hour strike called by the Leftist trade unions disrupted normal life in the State today. Private buses, autorickshaws and state transport buses were off the road and shops remained closed while two-wheelers and private four-wheelers were ... More

    Tirupur hosiery industry grinds to a halt — Textile mills unaffected
    THE all-India strike called by the Left unions had little impact on the working of the organised textile industry in Tamil Nadu. While most textile mills operated normally, some units where the left-oriented trade unions are dominant reported ... More

    INTERVIEW


    `Gen Musharraf ran the country like a corporation'
    A VOTARY for better Indo-Pak trade ties, Mr A. Razak Dawood, former Commerce Minister in the Musharraf Cabinet (1999-2002), and Chairman of Descon Engineering, told Business Line in an interview in Lahore that during his ministerial tenure ... More

    EVENTS


  • Ayurveda nurses' meet
  • Hyderabad Engagements
  • Workshop on export promotion

    EXPORTS & IMPORTS


    Validity period for line of credit to Bangla extended
    THE Union Finance Minister, Mr Jaswant Singh, has assured his Bangladesh counterpart, Mr Saifur Rehman, that structural work at the Land Customs Stations on the India-Bangladesh border will be expedited. These structures are intended to provide ... More

    TOURISM


    Maldives wooing Indian tourists
    INDIA'S growing outbound tourist traffic growth has made many a country rush to covet a share. And the Maldives, which is often mistaken for Mauritius by several Indians, is the latest to mount its campaign for wooing Indian tourists to the ... More

    Week-end getaways a big hit in Bangalore
    EVEN as the State Government is initiating comprehensive development plans to promote Karnataka as a popular tourist destination, Bangalore already boasts of one unique offering. It offers the most number of week-end getaways compared to any ... More


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