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Time to restructure oil PSUs, says PM
THE Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, on Sunday said the Government was looking at the possibility of restructuring of the oil PSUs on a priority basis, with a view to making them globally competitive. "We can no longer be complacent and ... More

Vietnam offers to cut airport charges
VIETNAM has invited airlines from India to operate regular services to the country and has offered lower airport charges for flights that are operated to its airports. "We will offer lower airport charges for airlines arriving in either Hanoi ... More

Chidambaram to release white paper on VAT today
THE Union Finance Minister, Mr P. Chidambaram, is to release on Monday a `white paper' on the proposed value-added tax (VAT) regime that is expected to replace the sales tax system from April 1. The Empowered Committee of State Finance ... More

Rise in fake resumes, certificates — `Background screening' catches on
THE rising trend in fake certificates pertaining to education and employment has spawned a new industry in India: Background screening. Estimates put the industry size currently at about Rs 250 crore and it is growing. About one in five resumes ... More

`Expect more smaller, measurable deals'
THE CEO and MD of TCS won't skip a trip to Chennai in December or January if he can help it. Sure, Chennai is an important centre for the company. But that's not the only reason he is here at that time. The music season is another attraction. ... More

Seafood exports may decline 30 pc
SEAFOOD exports from India may decline by as much as 30 per cent, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said in an assessment report on the impact of tsunami in South-East Asian region. Fishermen living along the 1,000-km of Indian ... More

Saudi Aramco makes a pitch to be crude supplier
THE company that holds a quarter of the oil reserves in the world and accounts for 12 per cent of global production, Saudi Aramco, on Sunday made a strong pitch to be a crude oil supplier of choice to India. Speaking at Petrotech 2005, the ... More

What's best is to make the best of the way things turn out
Pushing a gutka packet stealthily under his keyboard to give it a kick, Jogin began to pound in lines of market chat, calling in Sridevi, Khan and Dakshinamoorthy to join. Chew on! Jog: All bulls missing after the heavy ... More

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