INDUSTRY & ECONOMY
Coimbatore pump cos bet on monsoon to drive growth
THE pump industry in Coimbatore, which witnessed a demand recession last year due to extended monsoon and drought, expects that the normal monsoon predicted during the current year would lead to a demand revival, particularly in the southern ...
Meet to attract global pharma cos for local tie-ups
THE anti-outsourcing sentiment against domestic info-tech companies is not perceived in the global pharmaceutical segment, according to members of the Lifesciences Alliance. The Alliance comprises four pharmaceutical companies who have come ...
`MSEB could not have made counter offer for Enron stake'
THE Maharashtra State Government today sought to distance itself from the controversy over not bidding for Enron's equity in the troubled Dabhol Power Company in a New York-based US Bankruptcy court. ``The agreement reached between GE, ...
Sugar companies shares on rise
THE shares of most of the sugar companies are on fire over the last few days due to the rise in sugar price this month. Brokers said there has been across-the-board buying in most of the sugar companies' shares on expectation of shortfall in ...
Extend tax benefits to contractors: Assocham
THE Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) has advocated extending benefit of tax holiday under 80-IA to contractors engaged in the development of infrastructure facility under agreement with Government/statutory bodies. ...
Apparel exports to quota countries post modest growth
Leading textile exporters from developing countries voiced concern over the likely impact of the post-quota regime where new forms of protectionist forces would rear their heads.
`Educate public about ground water laws in Kerala'
A SPECIAL effort must be made to ensure that the public do not have any doubts about the ground water laws in the State, said Mr T.M. Jacob, the State Minister for Water Resources. The Minister made these remarks while addressing a meeting of ...
Political parties can advertise on TV channels: SC
POLITICAL parties can now advertise freely on television channels with the Supreme Court on Tuesday appointing the Election Commission as the sole authority to certify the ads. A three-judge Bench headed by the Chief Justice, Mr V.N. Khare, ...
BJP, Congress to raise their poll pitch on TV channels
Departing from the normal practise of deferred payment, the broadcasters are asking political parties to pay up in advance before airing the ads.
NALSAR inks MoU with ICSI
THE National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) University of Law and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly hold workshops, seminar, continuing education and ...
IIT Kharagpur offers management course for working execs
THE Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-KGP) has announced the launch of a two-year, part-time programme in business management for working executives. The programme, which is the first of its kind in the IIT system, would be on ...
Fee cut issue: IIM-C faculty council files application before SC
THE Faculty Council of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) on Tuesday filed an application before the Supreme Court for impleading itself as a co-respondent in the PIL case challenging the fee cut order of the Union HRD Ministry ...
Tractors ride 10.5 pc high last fiscal
According to the Tractor Manufacturers Association (TMA), the last fiscal saw the industry grow by a sizeable 10.5 per cent to end with sales of about 1.9 lakh units, as compared to about 1.7 lakh units in the previous year. In fact, 2003-04 ...
South's share in leather exports falls
LEATHER exports from the southern region registered a 4.31 per cent growth during April to December 2003 over that of the same period in the previous year. However, the overall share of the region slipped marginally from 45.65 per cent to ...
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
India has potential to become global R&D hub: Mashelkar
INDIA could leverage its cost-cum-competence with its huge talent potential to become a global innovation hub, from which not only outsourcing of innovation would be done, but also where R&D-based innovation centres would be set up by the western
AP polls dampen prospects of Telugu film industry
UNLIKE in the past, this summer is going to be very hot for the Telugu film industry, with ensuing polls to the Assembly and Lok Sabha casting a shadow on the Rs 100-crore summer extravaganza, which includes some big budget movies. Problems are ...
IMC Women awards
Ms K.J. Udeshi, Deputy Governor, RBI (left); with Ms Ranjana Kumar, Chairperson, Nabard; and Ms Mallika Sarabhai, artiste; at the AGM of the IMC Ladies' Wing in Mumbai on Tuesday. ...
`Textile quotas may go from Jan next year'
WORLD Trade Organisation (WTO) Deputy Director General, Mr Kipkorir Aly Azad Rana, believes that textiles quotas will most likely get eliminated from January 1, 2005. His optimism over the elimination of textile quotas comes even as certain ...
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