INDUSTRY & ECONOMY
Israel for bilateral ties in IT, biotech fields
IN order to strengthen the bilateral ties between India and Israel, the two countries could collaborate in the fields of information technology and biotechnology. This was stated by the Israeli Vice-Prime Minister, Mr Ehud Olmert, when the ...
Meet on trade with Europe in Hyderabad
HYDERABAD: The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI) is holding a presentation session on `Strategic options for business growth in Europe' for Chief Executive Officers and other business leaders on ...
Workshop on cervical cancer in Hyderabad
A NUMBER of medical and research experts from leading hospitals and research institutes have initiated a discussion on finding out the best way of screening for cervical cancer, the commonest of cancers among women. Experts from All-India ...
SEZ project will continue in Mangalore: CM
THE Karnataka Chief Minister, Mr Dharam Singh, has said that the special economic zone (SEZ) project will definitely continue in Mangalore. In an informal chat with presspersons at Mangalore helipad, he said that a memorandum of understanding ...
Restructuring plan for Kerala PSUs under review
The Chief Minister told trade union leaders that privatisation of public undertakings was not the policy of the Government.
ISO certification for ONGC plant
THE Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC's) Tatipaka complex, in the heart of Konaseema near Nagaram in East Godavari district, consisting of two units GCS & mini refinery, has achieved OHSAS - 18001 certification for Occupational ...
New technology to detect fake drugs
FAKE and counterfeit drugs are a cause for concern and the Ministry of Commerce through EAN India is planning to introduce a new radio frequency identification tags. This technology would enable drug shipments to be automatically scanned and ...
Appellate tribunal for electricity soon
THE Union Government is in the process of appointing members to an Electricity Appellate Tribunal for power sector disputes, said a senior Power Ministry official. "The Government has notified the appellate tribunal and appointment of members ...
Panel on small hydro power
Steel alliance urges Govt to adopt long-term policy framework
THE Indian Steel Alliance (ISA) has urged the Government to adopt a comprehensive long-term policy framework for the overall development of the domestic steel industry. In a presentation made to the Planning Commission, the ISA urged the ...
PHDCCI opposes cess on turnover
THE PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) has said that the proposal under the concept paper on Company Law to levy 0.005-0.1 per cent cess on the turnover or gross receipts of companies should be withdrawn keeping in view the commercial ...
Call to protect Kerala water sources
Prasar Bharati to have more `narrow casting' centres
PRASAR Bharati is planning to extend the coverage of `narrow casting' to 18 more centres, taking the tally to 30 soon. Through `narrow casting' Doordarshan is airing programmes on agriculture and allied subjects from 12 LPT (Low Power ...
Ranjit Sen is new IACC President
THE Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) has appointed Mr Ranjit Sen, Executive Director, Guardian Plasticote Ltd, as its new national President. Mr Sen, who has succeeded Mr V. Rangaraj, has been unanimously elected as the President at ...
BIO-TECH & GENETICS
New biz model for biotech soon
THE Centre is scripting a "win-win" business model for the fledgling biotechnology industry so that the fund-starved sector can enter into equity-based partnerships with Government agencies. This will help biotech companies to avoid dependence ...
Bengal Postal Circle to earn Rs 330 cr via small savings
THE West Bengal Postal Circle, comprising West Bengal, Sikkim & Andaman & Nicobar Islands, hopes to earn around Rs 330 crore in the current fiscal as reimbursement from the Union Finance Ministry for household savings collections in the posta
Sale of second-hand capital goods Norms eased for export units in DTA
THE Government has eased the norms for sale of second-hand capital goods in the Domestic Tariff Area (DTA) by export-oriented units that had imported such goods under the export promotion capital goods (EPCG) scheme. The Directorate-General of ...
TRADE & LABOUR UNIONS
Strikes won't achieve much: INTUC chief
FREQUENT resort to strikes, a knee-jerk option employed by labour as a form of dissent, has come in for a fresh round of disapproval by the President of the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), Mr G. Sanjeeva Reddy. Speaking to ...
ICAI advises members to adhere to Oct 31 deadline for returns
WITH no positive response from the income-tax department for extending the October 31 deadline coming its way, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has advised its members to complete their tax audit assignments and ensure that ...
EXPORTS & IMPORTS
Low orthodox output may hamper tea exports
"Our product mix is skewed in favour of CTC tea, whereas the global demand is for orthodox teas."
UltraTech Cement to step up exports
ULTRATECH Cement (the erstwhile cement division of Larsen & Toubro) will increase its cement and clinker exports to 4 million tonnes this financial year, up from 3.5 million tonnes during the previous fiscal, said Mr Kumar Mangalam Birla, ...
TN: 38 towns are heritage cities
Madurai: About 38 towns have been declared heritage cities in the State, according to Mr B. Anand, District Collector, Ramanathapuram. Speaking to presspersons at Rameswaram recently, he said, the cities included Rameswaram, Palani, ...
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