Even after Cabinet approves removal of product from essential commodities list Govt yet to free onion exports
CONTRARY to the general belief, no decision has been taken by the Government on freeing export of onion. This is even after the Union Cabinet's recent approval for removing the commodity from the purview of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 ...
No hike in petrol, diesel prices for a fortnight
THE prices of petrol and diesel would remain unchanged for another fortnight with the Government today directing oil companies to put on hold any plans for a hike. "Prices are not being raised today," the Petroleum Minister, Mr Mani Shankar ...
Fund managers shed optimism, turn cautious
WITH oil prices rising and interest rates showing definite signs of hardening, fund managers are shedding the optimism they had six months ago, to take a cautious view on where markets are likely to head. Though trends in the equity market in ...
Ministry to charge Rs 500 per passenger to fund greenfield airports
IN a move that could provide a fillip to the development of greenfield airports, the Government plans to shortly notify the creation of a separate fund into which the Advance Development Fee (ADF) for the development of such airports is to ...
Shortage of skilled animators hits industry
WILL the hype surrounding the potential boom offered by the Indian animation industry remain just that? While the global animation industry offers a huge $70-billion opportunity, the shortfall of skilled animators and high entry barriers might ...
Dip in population growth of 0-4 years age group: Census
"THE child is father of man," William Wordsworth once wrote. The demographic implication of this is that future population sizes are largely a function of the number of children living today. And on this count, there is finally some good news for ...
Service industry sets store by life sciences, pharma, biotech
A FEW years ago when the IT boom was in the offing, the service and ancillary industry frantically geared up for the business opportunity by tweaking products to meet the needs of the sector. Today, the troika of pharmaceutical, biotechnology ...
Will clear winner emerge from US polls?
IT is now down to the last few hours of the US election cycle that has been intense and bitter. And with this comes the determination of both the Democrats and the Republicans to ensure that every vote gets to be counted on November 2. This ...
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