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AWARDS & HONOURS
Honour for architect
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Mr B.S. Bhooshan, a Karnataka-based architect of Kerala origin has been selected for the Indian Institute of Architects' award for excellence in architecture in the residential architecture category this year. A ... More

ECONOMY
CII expects GDP to grow at 6.5 pc in 2004-05
THE Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has pegged the GDP growth for 2004-05 at around 6.5 per cent, with the industry and services sectors expected to lead the way. The chamber, in its latest report on the economy, has said that the growth ... More

Panel report to help boost competitiveness of industry
`I am a firm believer that unless the domestic base itself is high, it is very difficult to make ourselves competitive internationally.' More

We may need fuel-for-work programmes soon
ABOUT a week ago, there was a heartening line in newspapers that there would be no hike in petrol, diesel prices for a fortnight. End of October was a Sunday, and Aiyar could not get "full opportunity to talk to everybody" about raising prices, ... More

EXCISE AND CUSTOMS
Bangalore Central Excise sees 4 pc rise in collections
BANGALORE Central Excise expects a four per cent increase in collections to Rs 3,896 crore during the current fiscal with ITC leading the collections. ITC's contribution is around 56 per cent of the total collections of the Bangalore zone. ... More

FOREIGN TRADE
EU proposes info facility on trade-related issues
THE European Union has proposed a one-stop-shop facility to provide private sector in the EU and India with comprehensive information and advice on issues related to bilateral trade. Addressing an interactive session `Indo-EU trade and economic ... More

PETROLEUM
To make liquefied natural gas project attractive to new buyer — Govt asks Petronet to complete Dabhol terminal
PETRONET LNG Ltd (PLL) may take over and complete Dabhol Power Company's (DPC) unfinished five-million-tonne liquefied natural gas import terminal to help make the project attractive to a new buyer. The Government has asked PLL to complete the ... More

PHARMACEUTICALS
Pharma companies swing to the Samba beat
DOMESTIC pharmaceutical companies are drumming up the beat in the Latin American markets. Ranbaxy Laboratories, Nicholas Piramal, Zydus Cadila, IPCA Laboratories, Ind-Swift Laboratories and a host of others are expanding their operations in this ... More

POWER
AP: Power connection in 48 hours
HYDERABAD: Central Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Ltd (CPDCL) is giving new service connections, which require no extension of line, within 48 hours of the submission of application forms. The power consumers can also correct ... More

AP to hike power generation
HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh Government has formulated a special scheme to enhance the installed capacity of power generation in the State by 2,700 MW in the next four years. Following this, Andhra Pradesh, with a total installed ... More

TAXATION
`VAT slab rate might lead to evasion'
TRADE and industry circles here, while welcoming the introduction of the value added tax (VAT) from January 1, are disappointed on the VAT rates. They fear that fixation of the highest slab rate at 12.5 per cent will have a cascading effect on ... More

EDUCATION
'Quality legal education must'
HYDERABAD: The Union Minister of Law and Justice, Dr H.R. Bharadwaj, has emphasised the need for quality legal education to ensure a timely and efficient justice delivery system. Delivering the second convocation of the NALSAR University ... More

TWO/THREE WHEELERS
`Fuel price hike will not hit 3-seater auto market'
Bajaj's passenger three-wheeler sales have been growing at 3-4 per cent, fuelled mainly by replacement demand. More

MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS & HOSPITALS
Manipal Healthcare to ink pact with 4Ways of UK
STARTING early next year, doctors from the Manipal Healthcare will travel more than 7,000 km to perform a cataract surgery or a knee replacement procedure or even a MRI scan in the UK. Manipal Healthcare is in the process of finalising a ... More

TEXTILE MACHINERY
Textile machinery expo lures foreign cos
THE global textile machinery exhibitors' response to the forthcoming India International Textile Machinery Exhibition (ITME), to open up in Mumbai next month, was overwhelming. The organisers of the India ITME 2004, the India International ... More

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Dhanush test-fired
THE 350-kilometres range Dhanush missile was successfully test-fired from INS Subhadra along the eastern coast of Balasore in Orissa. Dhanush Systems, developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), is capable of carrying both ... More

Seminar on `Women in Science'
HYDERABAD: The Academy for Science, Technology and Communication (ASTC) in collaboration with the B.M. Birla Science Centre is organising a one-day seminar on "Women in Science," coinciding with the year of "Scientific Awareness" and ... More

WTO
Export promotion measures — DGFT begins work on WTO compatibility
THE office of the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has put together an in-house group to work on the modalities of realigning the existing export promotion measures to make them more compatible with WTO obligations as well as to retain ... More

RURAL DEVELOPMENT
From beedis to textiles — the SHG way
THESE women did not know any other work than rolling beedis till a year ago. But now, the products they manufacture — namely the "Shramik" and "Quo Vadis" brands of shirts — are competing with any other brands in the market. ... More

EVENTS
A riot of colours
The Surya Kiran team of the Indian Air Force seen during aerobatic display at the Hindan Airforce Station in Gaziabad on Sunday.

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