INDUSTRY & ECONOMY
CLIMATE & WEATHER
Isolated rains in Kerala
RAIN and thundershowers occurred at isolated places in Kerala on April 29 and May 1, at a few places on April 30 and at many places on May 2. According to Agromet Advisory dated May 3 and issued by the Met Office, Thiruvananthapuram, chief ...
Indo-German meet on climate change on May 12
ENVIRONMENT experts from India and Germany will be taking part in a daylong workshop on `Climate change adaptation in India' being held here on May 12 to discuss climate change and its effect on natural and human systems. The workshop, ...
Cyclonic rains drench the South
MET authorities who have forecast a normal monsoon during the `rain year' just ahead could well take relief from the fact that the first low pressure system of the season has kept more or less with date, bringing most parts of the southern ...
Cement despatches higher in April
THE four cement majors have reported increase in despatches ranging between 14 per cent and 22 per cent, year-on-year, for April. Associated Cement Companies reported a 14.1 per cent increase in despatches for the month, which were at 13.85 ...
Maharashtra's debt burden may be three times its revenue
MAHARASHTRA Government's consolidated debt burden in the current fiscal year is all set to be three times its likely revenue, according to official estimates offered to the Planning Commission recently. This easily puts the Government, battling ...
Govt urged to use NRI remittances for development projects
AN NRI welfare organisation based in the UAE has urged the Indian Government to introduce a scheme to tap the vast resources obtained by way of NRI remittances to carry out infrastructure development programmes in the country, rather than ...
Stock of light diesel oil Ministry to move SC against Cenvat order
THE Finance Ministry has decided to file a special leave petition in the Supreme Court against the Karnataka High Court's order setting aside the Revenue Department's circular with respect to Cenvat credit on stock of light diesel oil (LDO) as on ...
Higher subsidy bills despite power tariff hike in Karnataka
POWER tariffs in Karnataka have escalated by an average of 35 per cent during the last five years, though this has not resulted in any reduction in the fiscal burden on the State. Power tariffs between 1998 and 1999 have escalated from an ...
CENVAT main issue in TN powerloom belt
IF there is one word that constantly echoes through the noisy election campaign of every political party in Salem, Coimbatore, Tiruchengode, Rasipuram, Gobichettipalayam and Pollachi Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu, it is ...
Small enterprises' IT spend to rise 21% CAGR: IDC
Expenditure on IT services is expected to surpass hardware and software spend with a projected 15 per cent CAGR from 2003 to 2008.
11 Ambattur units to get CII advice
CHENNAI: Eleven units in the Ambattur industrial estate will receive expert advice on efficiency, quality and low cost production under a joint programme by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)-Southern Region and the Ambattur ...
FMCG cos' hopes rest on good monsoon
THE FMCG industry is probably looking skywards to detect signs of the monsoon clouds. The reasons are clear. This year's monsoon will be extremely critical for this industry, especially for industry majors like HLL. Last year's monsoon was ...
ISB to conduct biz course for executives
THE Hyderabad-based Indian School of Business plans to launch a global executive programme targeted at senior executives of companies that aim to expand business operations in the international market. The two-week programme called `Managing ...
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REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION
Boom time for IT, ITES realty offtake
THE uptake in real estate space, particularly by the booming IT and ITES segments during the first quarter of 2004, may see further growth. Recent studies point to the possibility of occupancy crossing 20 million sq. ft during the ...
Leather exporters score gains in German, Italian markets
According to industry sources, about 62 per cent of the country's total exports of leather and leather products were destined for the European Union.
IJMA moves Calcutta HC on dilution of Jute Packaging order
THE Indian Jute Mills Association (IJMA) has moved the Calcutta High Court against the recent Union Government's decision to reduce the mandatory packaging order for foodgrains and sugar. According to Mr Sanjay Kajaria, President of IJMA, a ...
Workshop delineates adolescent issues in AP
A TWO-day State level workshop jointly organised by the Academy of Gandhian Studies, Plan India and Dr Reddy's Foundation on Adolescent Consultations focussed on issues relating to education, communication, health, employment opportunities, ...
EXPAM fair to train students
EXHIBITIONS Promotion and Management (M) Sdn Bhd (EXPAM), a wholly-owned Malaysian company, is organising for the first time in India, a fair that is dedicated to undergraduate and post-graduate students' recruitment and education ...
EXPORTS & IMPORTS
Coffee exports come to a standstill
COFFEE exports have almost come to a standstill as growers are holding on to their produce. "Growers are holding back their stocks so that they can sell them when they need cash. This is because banks have stopped funding the coffee sector," ...
Govt considering EOUs' plea for exemption from sales tax
THE 100 per cent export-oriented units' (EOUs) plea for exemption from Central Sales Tax (CST) is being favourably considered by the Government, even as the current policy provides such exemption for sales made by units located in special ...
Kailasagiri ropeway to be inaugurated today
VISAKHAPATNAM: The ropeway at Kailasagiri here the first in the State and a major tourist attraction is to be inaugurated on Tuesday, according to the Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA) officials. The Rs ...
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