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ANTI-DUMPING
US dumping suit: Shrimp exporters expect lower levy
WITH an imminent ruling expected on the anti-dumping suit on Indian shrimp exports to the US, the seafood export community in the country is keeping its fingers crossed. Mr G. Mohan Kumar, Chairman of the Marine Products Export Development ... More

ECONOMY
Monsoon hits central parts, revives hopes
HOPES of better kharif production, especially of oilseeds and cotton, have been revived with the north-western and western parts of the country receiving good showers from the weekend. "We have been receiving good rainfall from Saturday ... More

Budget: Poor get a hearing
THE Government's Budget may be faulted for what it has not done but it can hardly be blamed for what it has done. The Budget had a clear-cut objective — to conceive policies, plans and programmes to redeem the ... More

Chidambaram holds discussion with Plan panel on CMP goals
REFLECTING the mosaic of coalition in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) that gives primacy to the role of planning in economic development with the motto of reform with a human face, the Union Finance Minister, Mr P. Chidambaram, today held a ... More

ENGINEERING
Coimbatore pump industry sees shift in manufacturing
There has been an increase in demand for submersible pumps from the domestic buyers in view of the robust growth witnessed by the housing sector. More

HEALTH
NPIL gets India rights for Dobutrex
DRUG major Nicholas Piramal India Ltd (NPIL) has acquired the India rights for cardiac stimulant brand Dobutrex, from Eli Lily & Company of the US. Though financial details of the acquisition remain undisclosed, NPIL officials told Business ... More

INFRASTRUCTURE
APSFC okays 83 projects
THE Andhra Pradesh State Financial Corporation (APSFC) has accorded in-principal approval for 83 projects involving financial assistance of Rs 137.77 crore at the business development campaign held here on Monday. "Sanction letters have been ... More

TAXATION
Ideas, strategies sought to improve indirect tax collections
THE Finance Minister, Mr P. Chidambaram, on Tuesday sought new ideas and strategies from chief commissioners of Excise and Customs to bolster indirect tax collections and prevent leakages of revenues through fraud and corruption. Addressing the ... More

TEXTILES
Textile cos seek IT tools to spruce up supply chain
IN an effort to counter shortened product life cycles and increased efficiency demands, Indian textile companies are extensively shifting to use of diverse information tools (IT) to spruce up their supply chains. For instance, Lakshmi Machine ... More

SSI
Kinfra park at Nellad may prove a boon
THE Small Industries Park set up by the Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Kinfra) at Nellad in Ernakulam district is expected to provide a boost to the industrial development of the district. The park, set up in an area ... More

`Promotional package for SSIs on cards'
THE Ministry of Small-Scale Industry is in the process of drafting a major promotional package, the Additional Secretary & Development Commissioner (SSI), Ministry of Small-Scale Industry, Mr Suresh Chandra, has said here. Participating in a ... More

Bengal mulling fund for small sector: Buddhadeb
THE West Bengal Chief Minister, Mr Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, has said that his Government was considering establishing a special fund for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). "We acknowledge that the SME sector needs support from the Government ... More

  • Financial scheme for SSIs in Kerala

    EDUCATION
    `Will' spat excites South Point kids
    SOUTH Point High School may be miles away from Birla Buildings, but that is not stopping its students - or their parents - from talking feverishly about the ongoing spat between the Birlas and the Lodhas. And the reason is not far to ... More

    New ICFAI schools in Hyderabad
    HYDERABAD: The ICFAI University has announced the inauguration of two new schools for financial and marketing studies here on Monday. According to the University Vice-Chancellor, Mr Subash Sarnikar, the schools were set up to promote ... More

  • RBI clarification on education loans
  • Seminar on teaching in Thiruvananthapuram
  • Consortium of B-schools

    MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS & HOSPITALS
    IT resource centre at LV Prasad Institute
    THE visually handicapped people will now have access to computers and the power of the Internet at the LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), Hyderabad. A separate IT Resource Centre has been opened at the hospital. The vision rehabilitation centres ... More

    EVENTS

  • Meet on renewable energy in Kochi

    TOURISM
    AP Tourism to launch five houseboats in Konaseema
    AFTER testing waters on the Vaishnavi river, the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) is all set to launch its fleet of five houseboats in September, offering tourists a 24-hour luxury trip in the backwaters of Konaseema. The ... More

    ECONOMIC OFFENCES
    Hi-tech solutions mooted to combat corruption
    TO combat corruption is the bigger challenge among the Global Compact Society's (GCS) ten principles, said Mr Rajeev Ratan Shah, Member Secretary, Planning Commission. Addressing the National Convention on `Excellence in corporate citizenship ... More




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