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ACCIDENTS


Accidentally notorious
Accidents, like other diseases, are influenced by the society and culture of a country, for example, if corruption makes it easier for people to get a driver's licence. More

NON-CONVENTIONAL ENERGY


Renewable energy project initiatives fail to take off
THE project off-take statistics for Karnataka's renewable energy efforts indicate dismal response to such endeavours. Karnataka, with its close to 4,200 MW of installed generation capacity in conventional power plants, can handle 800 MW of ... More

ECONOMY


Better services key to alleviate poverty: World Bank
A WORLD Bank report has warned that broad improvements in human welfare will not occur unless poor people receive wider access to affordable, better quality services in health, education, water, sanitation, and electricity. Without such ... More

  • Kerala: 65 cos registered in Aug

    ENVIRONMENT


    `Protect coastal communities'
    THE Tamil Nadu Government and the Centre have to involve the coastal communities in the development process, said the Coastal Action Network while condemning plans to develop the coastline on commercial and tourist lines, which resulted in ... More

    PETROLEUM


    Hydrocarbon measurement traceability — Cos should go for high accuracy levels: FCRI
    THE hydrocarbon industry in the country has realised the importance of high accuracy levels of measurement as well as the relevance of the flow measurement traceability at national and international standards. Senior officials at the Fluid ... More

  • Energy conservation for SSIs

    POWER


    AP: Energy demand shoots up in Sept
    THE daily average energy demand in Andhra Pradesh during September 2003 has shot up to more than 140 million units as against 129 MUs during the corresponding period last year. In spite of the non-availability of cheaper hydel energy this ... More

    TEXTILES


    Tiruchengodu weaving park: Interactive meet tomorrow
    AN interactive meet for prospective entrepreneurs seeking investment into the proposed `Cauvery Hi-tech Weaving Park' project district would be held on September 23 at the SSM College of Engineering premises at the powerloom weaving centre of ... More

    WATER


    Panel to work on water issues with Karnataka: Naidu
    A HIGH-POWER panel will discuss issues relating to the possible release of water by the Karnataka Government, the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr N. Chandrababu Naidu, has said. Addressing a press conference at his residence on Sunday, Mr ... More

    EDUCATION


    ICFAI to open two dist-level centres in Kerala
    THE Hyderabad-based ICFAI University, a multi-State university seeking to set up full-fledged operations in Kerala, intends to open district-level centres in Thrissur and Kozhikode with immediate effect. The "tremendous" nature of response to ... More

    Madras varsity unveils 12-point development plan
    THE Madras University will put in place mechanisms to better exploit the human resource potential available with it, interact with industry in research and funding, and enhance its ties with universities abroad, according to its Vice-Chancellor, ... More

    FOODS & FOOD PROCESSING


    Food processing park all set for inauguration in Malappuram dt.
    The Kinfra Food Processing Park at Kakkanchery in Malappuram district, which will be dedicated to the nation by the President, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, on September 25, is developed at a total project cost of Rs 1,950 lakh in 60 acres with the ... More

    REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION


    Competition, decline in demand hit Mangalore roof tiles industry
    The cost for transportation of clay from the site to the factory is high. In addition, there is lack of adequate quantity of firewood, which is used as fuel. More

    Real estate firm drags Delhi Metro to court
    A DELHI-BASED real estate developer and export house has dragged Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to the Delhi High Court alleging irregularities in the award of a contract to develop a shopping, commercial and entertainment complex on surplus ... More

    INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS


    Small industries realigning to market forces: Study
    A SNAP poll of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) conducted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) shows a competitive market scenario and the sector's gradual realignment to market forces. While the sector foresees a positive shift in ... More

    BIO-TECH & GENETICS


    IICT to sign pact for biotech centre
    THE Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) is set to enter into an agreement with the Andhra Pradesh Government and the Shapoorji Pallonji Biotech Parks Ltd., located in the genome Valley, wherein it plans to invest Rs 20 crore and become ... More

    MINERALS


    Gujarat Govt comes up with policy on minerals
    THE Gujarat Government has decided to throw open exploration of minerals to the private sector and is also targeting foreign investment. With some of the global majors such Ambassador and Jeffrie having once evinced interest in prospecting for ... More

    EVENTS


  • Workshop on design
  • Engagements

    TOURISM


    Heritage hospitality yet to take off in TN
    THE address on the Web site is rather cryptic. All it says is - Singampatti Palace- with the area code. The Tamil Nadu Tourism Web site has been updated recently and this is one of the interesting entries, which has been posted on the site for ... More

    PEOPLE


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    In Focus
    Cola Controversy
    The Cable tangle
    Indo-China Relations
    Telecom Competition
    Oil PSUs: Disinvestment dilemma
    In Depth
    In Kashmir
    Simple Economics
    Slowburn
    Tax Talk
    NRIs & Investment Avenues
    Corporate Governance

    Looking back
    Sep. 14-Sep. 20
    Row between RIL, PSU oil marketing cos — Law Ministry says it is too premature for intervention

    Africa, EU nations slam WTO cotton plan

    Car sales slow down in August — Commercial vehicles up 39.3 pc

    `Unorganised sector tops job creation'

    The ball is in the next Govt's court

    `State Govt finances in a bad shape'

    `Pharma sector must move up value chain'

    TN aims for 8 pc industrial growth

    India moves up in Kearney's FDI Confidence Index

    Tractor sales down 17.8 pc in Q1

    IMF pegs GDP growth this year at 5.6 pc


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