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AIRLINES
British Air to beef up freighter network
THE fourth freighter, to be launched by British Airways World Cargo (BAWC) in September, is to strengthen its network to and from India, among other countries, according to BAWC sources. The fourth freighter, to be used to operate the airline's ... More

Airlines wooing US-bound students
WITH admission to various universities opening in the US and Canada, three major airlines - British Airways, Air India and Lufthansa - are vying with each other for student traffic with special one way fares. The student fare on Air India ... More

Delhi, Mumbai airports modernisation — Reliance, L&T, Videocon among 10 bidders
THE Government's proposed modernisation and restructuring programme for the Delhi and Mumbai airports received a shot in the arm with 10 parties, including Reliance Airport Developers, DLF, Essel, L&T, GVK, D.S. Construction Ltd and Videocon, ... More

`New civil aviation policy by Aug-end'
THE Government will finalise the new national civil aviation policy towards the end of next month, the Secretary, Civil Aviation, Mr Ajay Prasad, said here on Monday night. According to a statement issued by the Assocham, Mr Prasad said that ... More

AQUACULTURE
Small fry
A view of the Albuquerque fish landing jetty at Fort Kochi. As trawling ban draws to a close, small-boat owners are mostly relying on sardine catches to see through the lean phase. During the ban season, a basket of sardine fetches between Rs 800 ... More

INFRASTRUCTURE
Essar Constructions bags TN pipeline contract
ESSAR Constructions Ltd, along with Stroytransgaz of Russia, has bagged the 683-km, Chennai-Tiruchi-Madurai product pipeline for Indian Oil Corportation Ltd (IOC). According to a company release here on Tuesday, the Essar-Stroytransgaz combine is ... More

SHIPPING
Container handling up 16% at ports for April-June
CONTAINER handling at Indian major ports went up by 16 per cent to 10.18 lakh twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in the April-June 2004 quarter, compared to 8.79 lakh TEUs during the corresponding quarter in the previous year. However, the ... More

Lack of equipment slowing Kochi port cargo operations
A PILE-UP of imported raw cashew nut consignments and absence of sufficient back-up equipment for cargo handling have been affecting the operations of the container terminal at Kochi port in the last few weeks. Sources in the shipping ... More

TRADE & LABOUR UNIONS
Customs house agents' strike hits garment exporters
EXPORT consignment of garments worth Rs 450 crore has been held up in the Delhi Airport because of the ongoing strike by the Customs House Agents for the past six days. The President, Delhi Garment Manufacturers Association, Mr Mago, ... More

RAILWAYS
Protest at Railway office
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Hundreds of people, including children, laid siege to the Divisional Railway headquarters office on Monday demanding the retention of the goods shed at the neighbouring Kochuveli even after the development of the ... More

ROADWAYS
Overbridge for Edappally
KOCHI: The tender for the construction of the first phase of an over bridge at Edappally on the NH-17 and approach roads will be issued soon. A decision on thiswas taken by the Union Ministry of Surface Transport. The Rs 13-crore ... More


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