INDUSTRY & ECONOMY
Chennai hospital to take over CSI's cardiac units
THE Chennai-based heart hospital, Madras Medical Mission, will from Wednesday take over and manage the cardiac units of all the 40-odd hospitals run by Church of South India, following a recent agreement between MMM and CSI. The CSI has the ...
Apollo Hospitals performs rare angioplasty, stenting
THE first trans-ulnar angioplasty and stenting in the Asia Pacific region was performed on three patients on Thursday by Dr P.C. Rath, Director of Cardiac Cath Lab and Interventional Cardiology at Apollo Hospitals. In a press release here on ...
Ayurvedic doctors' plea
KOCHI: A meeting of ayurvedic doctors and associates of the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Awareness Forum here has urged the government to take concerted efforts in coordination with various agencies to protect IPR pertaining to ...
Santhigiri Vaidyasala shifted
HYDERABAD: Aimed at providing convenience to larger sections of the society, Santhigiri Ayurveda and Siddha Vaidyasala, a unit of the Kerala-based Santhigiri Ashram, said it has shifted to Panjagutta area here from Jubilee Hills. ...
ONGC seeks upward revision in crude prices
OIL and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has sought upward revision in the price of domestic crude sold to the public sector refiners during fiscal 2004-05. Currently, the pricing formula benchmarks ONGC's Bombay High crude to Bonny Light, a ...
Data on raw material needs of steel cos sought
THE Ministry of Steel has asked all steel companies to provide data on their raw material requirements as well as the public infrastructure facilities they will need to carry on their operations smoothly in the year 2010-11. The move is aimed ...
Southern States need to include `services' in draft VAT Act, says CII
THE draft VAT Act in the southern States of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Pondicherry need to expand the definition of business to include `services.' This has been brought out in a study on `VAT implementation in southern ...
RBI arrangements to accept tax receipts tomorrow
THE Reserve Bank of India has made arrangements to receive direct taxes on March 30, 2004. It has also requested the bank branches authorised by the income-tax department to make the necessary arrangements to accept payment of income-tax dues ...
Vizag Steel will help local units: CMD
VISAKHAPATNAM steel plant will strive to help the local industry, if the local units upgrade their skills and measure up to the expectations, Mr B.K Panda, Chairman and Managing Director of the plant, has said. He was responding to the plea of ...
Kerala youth shed no tears over mega serials
The favourite timing of TV watching is broadly from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The most preferred time slot was found to be 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
BrahMos missile for Navy by next year
WITH the Indian Navy placing orders, the BrahMos Aerospace, a Indo-Russian joint venture missile production company, is gearing up to strengthen its facilities both in India and Moscow, according to Dr A. Sivathanu Pillai, its Chief Executive ...
MINING & QUARRYING
Decision on sand mining soon in Kerala
KOCHI: The State Government will take a decision on banning sand mining from the two major rivers in Ernakulam district after considering the impact it would have on the construction sector and its workers. Addressing a meeting to ...
CII seminar highlights IPR intricacies
THE IPR Tool Kit, an awareness seminar on Intellectual Property Rights, was organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry, Kerala, here on Saturday. Inaugurating the seminar, Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan of the Kerala High Court highlighted ...
MNCs indulging in bio-piracy: Experts
A German scientist after learning the benefits of raulfia serpentina, a medicinal plant, from an Ayurvedic practitioner, got patent for the extract of that plant.
Data protection not synonymous with granting EMRs, Govt tells drug cos
The Government has rejected the contention of multinational pharma/agro-chemical majors that granting of protection to test data submitted by them, in order to obtain marketing approval for new drugs or pesticides, requires conferring of ...
Kerala Minister allays fears on patents
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Minister for Culture, Mr G. Karthikeyan, has said that the State Government had taken all steps to prevent the traditional and indigenous knowledge belonging to its people from being usurped by pretenders. For ...
Global Kerala Foundation
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Global Kerala Foundation, a social and cultural organisation of Keralites spread over all parts of the world, will be formally launched at a function here on Tuesday. Dr M. L. Singhvi, former Indian High Commissioner ...
In Hyderabad today
I-T payment thru SBT
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: State Bank of Travancore has made arrangements to collect income tax and other direct tax payments at its various branches in all major centres in the State. An SBT spokesman said here that this was being done in ...
BEARINGS, CASTINGS & FORGINGS
Codissia to import pig iron for foundry units
IN a bid to help the foundry industry tide over the crisis caused by the continuous escalation in the prices of pig iron, the Coimbatore District Small Industries Association (Codissia) has arranged to import 15,000 tonnes of foundry grade pig ...
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