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ANTI-DUMPING
Continuation of dumping duty on oxo alcohols recommended
THE Designated Authority in the Commerce Ministry, after reviewing its earlier recommendations, has suggested the continuation of definitive anti-dumping duty on imported acyclic alcohols (oxo alcohols) from Poland, the Republic of Korea, ... More

ECONOMY
Parties not to jettison economics for politics
"GOOD economics is good politics.'' It's not only the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) that believes in this adage, even the two largest political parties — the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress — have conceded that this ... More

ENVIRONMENT
HUDA in `green' battle with Army
THE Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has sought urgent State Government intervention to resolve amicably the on-going row with Defence authorities in Andhra sub-area of Bowenpally in Secunderabad over felling of well-grown trees for a ... More

FOREIGN TRADE
FICCI team to visit Oman, UAE
A delegation of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is visiting Oman and UAE from March 5-10. Dr A.C. Muthiah, past President, FICCI and the Chairman of India-UAE joint business council (JBC) will lead a 19 member ... More

HEALTH
Lady cardio lords over a crumbling male bastion
CRUMBLING male bastion is an expression conveniently flogged to near death in these times when women have taken to orbiting the space, if not heading for the moon already. But, the vital signs in what is left of this tired cliché might respond ... More

Exhibition on diabetes in Bangalore
REMEMBER those `awareness runs' on this disease or that? Now your health message is coming to you in a new, user-friendly medium. On March 6 and 7, Novo Nordisk will start at Bangalore its new exhibition series that promises to tell all that ... More

CMRI meet on epilepsy from tomorrow
THE Department of Neurosciences of the Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic of the US, is organising a two-day international conference here from March 6. About 300 delegates comprising ... More

PETROLEUM
IOC ties up LNG sale with Essar Steel
INDIAN Oil Corporation (IOC), a co-promoter of Petronet LNG Ltd., has tied up its share of LNG sale through strategic Gas Sales Agreements (GSA) with key customers. The GSA for the last tranche of supplies was signed recently with Essar Steel ... More

Liquid gold and the weak-kneed dollar
OIL touched its highest level in almost a year last Tuesday; with US light crude peaking at $36.98 a barrel, before easing 11 cents to close at $36.75; While London Brent eased seven cents to close at $33.27. Peak values for American light ... More

POWER
KPTCL seeks Rs 1,500 crore from Power Finance Corpn
WITH the World Bank withholding release of the structural adjustment loan, Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (KPTCL) has approached the Power Finance Corporation (PFC) for support. Sources said that the amount sought from the PFC was ... More

APTransco braces for summer demand
THE Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (APTransco) is purchasing additional power and also resorting to load shedding on industrial feeders whenever necessary to ensure adequate power supply to the domestic and the agricultural ... More

APTransco purchases additional power
THE Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (APTransco) is purchasing additional power and also resorting to load shedding on industrial feeders whenever necessary to ensure adequate power supply to the domestic and the agricultural ... More

CPI(M) plea to APERC
THE Andhra Pradesh Committee of Communist Party of India (Marxist) has urged the AP Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) to hold a public hearing on the tariff policy proposals for non-conventional energy (NCE) projects submitted by the ... More

Sanwaria Agro board clears power sector foray
SANWARIA Agro Oils Ltd, one of largest soya oil refining companies in the country, informed the BSE on Thursday that the meeting of the board of directors approved the proposal for foray into power generation sector. However, the board decided ... More

SSI
Subjective interpretation could derail OTS scheme
SMALL-scale industry associations fear that the subjective interpretation of the RBI notification regarding the one-time settlement (OTS) scheme could render the scheme ineffective. The RBI guidelines speak of `non-discretionary and ... More

WATER
Bleak scenario
A child trying to quench thirst by taking water from a pit on the dry riverbed of the Bharathapuzha, the second largest river in Kerala. As a result of uncontrolled sand-mining and deforestation in its catchment area, Bharathapuzha, once a ... More

Water level declines at major reservoirs in Kerala
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Water level at the three major water reservoirs of the State, Idukki, Kallada and Idamalayar, has declined compared with the levels recorded last week. According to the figures released by the Central Water ... More

COAL
Ministry asks Indal not to use Talabira coal
THE Union Ministry of Coal has advised Indian Aluminium Company Ltd (Indal) not to use coal from its own captive coal mine (Talabira-I) in Orissa till it completes the ongoing expansion programme of its captive thermal power plant at ... More

RADIO/TV
Hotel association puts three CAS options before TRAI
THE Federation of Hotel Restaurant Association of India has recommended three options to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for issuing regulatory instructions for a fair conditional access system (CAS) for the domestic hotel and ... More

EDUCATION
`Faculty quality, not fees, is the issue'
Mr Ramaraj said that a key issue facing management education today was inadequate accountability imposed on the faculty. More

Bengal bans use of speakers during exam season
POLITICAL parties in West Bengal may have to devise newer ways of reaching out to people with the West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) issuing a circular banning the use of amplifiers in certain areas during the ongoing `exam ... More

Kendriya Vidyalayas join Oracle's Think.com initiative
TWENTY-FIVE Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) have joined the pilot project of Oracle's Think.com programme in the country. This was announced by Oracle India Pvt Ltd (Oracle India), the wholly owned subsidiary of Oracle Corporation, here on Thursday. ... More

ICFAI programmes
THIRUVANANTHAURAM: The ICFAI University will host a series of 3-day residential national faculty development programmes for academicians from across the country, at Ooty and Hyderabad from May 3 to May 12. Mr C. Renjit, Development ... More

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS
N. Srinivasan to succeed Tarun Das in CII
Come June 1, Mr N. Srinivasan, who has been with CII since 1974, would take charge as Director-General. He would replace Mr Tarun Das, who has been associated with the organisation for 40 years. However, Mr Das will continue his ... More

DISINVESTMENT
Dredging Corporation offer oversubscribed
PUBLIC response to the Government's disinvestment process continued to be good from investors with the public offer of Dredging Corporation being oversubscribed over six times. The issue closed today. According to the data available from the ... More

SMALL SAVINGS
EPFO adalat on March 10 at Pattom
THIRUVVANANTHAPURAM: The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) will hold an adalat for members at the Provident Fund Office at Pattom here on March 10. The adalat, titled "Bhavishyanidhi Shikhayat Nivaran Manch" will start its ... More

RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Norms for providing urban facilities to rural areas finalised
IN order to give content and effect to the provision of urban amenities to rural areas as articulated by the President, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, early last year and which found its echo in the Independence Day address of the Prime Minister, the ... More

Nabard sanctions Rs 2.54 cr to Kerala
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has sanctioned Rs 2.54 crore to Kerala under its Rural Infrastructure Development Fund IX (RIDF IX). According to Mr B. S. Shekhawat, Chief General ... More

EVENTS

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    EXPORTS & IMPORTS
    Export promotion capital goods — Simplified scheme set to benefit service providers
    SERVICE providers are to gain from the latest procedural simplification brought about by the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) in the export promotion capital goods (EPCG) scheme. The DGFT has now allowed service providers to submit a ... More

    Exporters may be allowed $ loans at special rates
    THE Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may permit exporters with a good track record to raise dollar-denominated funds at a special interest rate that is internationally competitive, a top government official has said. "The RBI is working on this plan ... More

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