INDUSTRY & ECONOMY
Pensioners oppose proposal to delink DA from pension
AGGRIEVED by the move to delink dearness allowance (DA) from pension, over two lakh pensioners in Kerala have made an appeal to the Prime Minister to reject the proposal mooted by the B.K. Bhattacharya Committee in this regard. Seeking his ...
SIEMA to provide latest tech to motor, pump makers
While SMEs have been able to achieve higher standards with respect to motors, in the pump segment there are areas that need refinement.
EXCISE AND CUSTOMS
All-industry duty drawback rates revised
THE Finance Ministry has revised the All-Industry duty drawback rates to give effect to the customs and excise duty changes announced on January 8 this year. The revised rates would be applicable from February 9. A large part of the changes ...
Antony's call to prevent cancer
KOCHI: The Chief Minister, Mr A.K. Antony, has called upon the medical community in the State to lay more stress on preventing cancer and to make efforts to create awareness about the disease. Inaugurating the cancer institute at the ...
Capital city project to be inaugurated by Antony
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Capital City Development project will be inaugurated on February 3 by the Chief Minister, Mr A.K. Antony. A series of projects such as the construction of some 42 km of roads and installation of a water supply ...
Vypeen-Ernakulam Bridges Action council plea
KOCHI: The Vypeen-Ernakulam Bridges Action Council has demanded that the Regional Transport Authority reconsider its decision to prevent Vypeen Island buses from entering the city via Goshree bridges. In a statement issued here, the ...
HPCL to go alone on hedging oil imports
HINDUSTAN Petroleum Corporation Ltd has discontinued negotiations with global consultants for drafting its policy on crude imports. Instead, the corporation plans to not only formulate its own risk management policy for forward trading in crude ...
Seminar on pharma marketing in Hyderabad
HYDERABAD: The Institute for Technology and Management (ITM), a city-based business school, is organising a one-day national seminar-cum-workshop on pharma marketing at the Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry ...
`Amend Securitisation Act for sake of SSIs'
"Units are unable to borrow additional funds from banks even if they are viable without showing extra collateral. Cheap, hassle-free credit is the first requirement to revive many of the units."
Anna varsity FM channel inaugurated
ANNA University is offering Chennai citizens an FM radio channel through its campus community radio station, Anna FM - 90.4, which went on air today. Inaugurated by the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr L.K. Advani, it is the first of its kind in the ...
`Fate of CAS hinges on TRAI recommendation'
THE Government will take a final a decision on the future of the Conditional Access System (CAS) depending on the recommendation made by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Information and ...
Akshaya to be extended in Kerala
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State Government has decided to extend the Akshaya e-literacy project to all districts of the State, an official release said. An amount of Rs 60 lakh has been sanctioned for the first phase of the expansion ...
FOODS & FOOD PROCESSING
National food security meet
NEW DELHI: The National Food Security Summit 2004 will be held in Delhi on February 4 and 5. The summit is being organised jointly by the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of ...
KNITWEAR & HOSIERY
TEA resents cut in duty drawback rate for knitwear
The import content is not substantial enough to warrant a cut in DDR.
GRANITE & MARBLE
Granite industry's future lies in value addition: Naidu
THE Andhra Pradesh Government will soon come out with a policy to encourage value-addition in the granite industry, and also to make the State a focal point for stone industry in the country. Inaugurating the three-day Stone India - 2004 at ...
The myth about Kerala women
THIS year's Economic Review, released by the State Planning Board less than a fortnight ago, features a chapter on `Gender and Development'. Not surprisingly for a government initiative, it offers platitudes through sweeping generalisations, ...
CMC files prospectus for Govt stake sale
CMC Ltd has filed a draft red herring prospectus with the SEBI for sale of the remaining Government of India (GoI) shareholding of 26.25 per cent in the company. The prospectus says that Tata Sons Ld, which now owns over 51 per cent stake, has ...
EXPORTS & IMPORTS
Ban on Thai chicken meat export Suguna looking to tap additional export potential
THE Coimbatore-based broiler meat major Suguna Poultry group is sitting pretty to tap the additional business potential for its `Sugie' brand processed chicken in the face of market `vacuum' caused by the ban on chicken meat imports from ...
KOCHI: Mr Jose Dominic, CEO of CGH Earth, has received the Special Award of Commendation from the Union Tourism Ministry. The award was given by the Union Minister for Tourism, Mr Jagmohan, in New Delhi to Mr Dominic for his pioneering ...
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