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OUTSOURCING
New `virus' stalks BPO sector - spurious agents
ARE you planning to enter business process outsourcing (BPO) or the call centre business? If so, beware of spurious agents who promise business from US or Europe and vanish without leaving a trace after getting money upfront. As India's BPO and ... More

TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Telecom cos told to submit separate accounting statements
THE Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has made it mandatory for telecom operators to submit the accounting statements separately for every service offered by them in each of the licensed areas. According to the `Reporting System on ... More

CAG raps BSNL for functional flaws
THE Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has detected serious functional flaws in Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) with the financial implication in respect of performance reviews being quantified at Rs 1,186.56 crore. These functional ... More

INFRASTRUCTURE
Use telecom copper cable for data access: Expert
ADVANCEMENT of technology has not translated into higher data rates and cheaper access to packet data network, including Internet, from landline telephone. Nothing much has been done either to exploit the possibilities of the existing twisted ... More

STOCKS
Patni Computers lists at marginal premium
THE IPO of Patni Computers made its debut on the stock market on Wednesday with the stock listing at a marginal premium to the offer price. The scrip closed at Rs 234.45 on the NSE compared to the offer price of Rs 230 for Rs 2 face-value ... More

SOFTWARE
Stone laid for Infosys' second centre in Chennai
INFOSYS Technologies Ltd today laid the foundation stone for the software development centre it is establishing at Mahindra City in Maraimalai Nagar, about 40 km south of Chennai. In the first phase, Infosys plans to invest about Rs 250 crore ... More

Indian co to map census data in Nepal
JLETS Technologies, an Indian Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software development company, has been awarded a project to develop census indicators of Nepal by the country's government. The company, which claims to have developed simple ... More

IT TRAINING
Keltron multimedia courses
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: `Keltron' is commencing a new batch of Professional Diploma in Advanced Multimedia Technologies and other short-term courses at its Animation Centres in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode. Admission will be conducted ... More

HUMAN RESOURCES
Disclosure of onsite staff salaries — DCA may grant exemption to IT cos
INFORMATION technology companies may soon suffer lesser hiccups on disclosure requirements of remuneration to their employees posted overseas. The Department of Company Affairs (DCA) is likely to exempt the IT companies from furnishing such ... More

ALLIANCES & JOINT VENTURES
Talisma partners Orient Info
CRM solutions provider Talisma Corporation said on Wednesday that it has partnered with Orient Information Technology Ltd to tap the West Asian market. Announcing the tie-up, Mr Vikram Shah, Managing Director, Talisma, said that the company ... More

Next Gen, Escotel in pact for mobile content
NEXT Gen Media Alliances Ltd, an end-to-end digital rights management solutions company, has forged an exclusive agreement with the leading mobile service provider in the State, Escotel, to offer mobile content to its subscribers in the State. ... More

OFF-SHORE DEVELOPMENT
Xilinx sets up India centre at CMC
XILINX Inc, the $1.3-billion semi-conductor designer and solutions provider for global chip consumers, on Wednesday announced plans to establish its development centre at CMC's R&D centre in Hyderabad, the first in Asia. The Chairman and ... More

E-COMMERCE & E-BUSINESS
GAIL shifts to e-banking
IN a pioneering step, GAIL (India) Ltd has switched over to the e-banking system installed by the State Bank of India for all its major payments. GAIL releases around Rs 5,000 crore annually to Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and this, ... More

IT-ENABLED SERVICES
UB affiliate bets on telemedicine
YOU may be scaling the Mount Everest, but your critical cardio-vascular statistics could be monitored in faraway, John Hopkins University in the US. That's the power of telemedicine. The telemedicine market in India has been estimated to be at ... More




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