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INDUSTRY & ECONOMY

CLIMATE & WEATHER


Weather info - on the hour, every hour
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: AWSs generate hourly data on important weather parameters that are beamed to the Insat. It is relayed to ISRO's Space Applications Centre (SAC) in Ahmedabad, from where it is loaded to an FTP site. Both CUSAT and the ... More

Project to monitor southwest monsoon at its gateway
THE Kerala State Planning Board, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) have jointly embarked on a pioneering project to monitor the southwest monsoon at its gateway. The project, ... More

OUTSOURCING


India set to become knowledge process outsourcing hub: CII
`India has the opportunity to provide the best of the western and eastern healthcare systems.' More

ECONOMY


Logistics, the hurdle to tap eastern region's resources
A CII-MCKINSEY Report examining the mineral and metal potentials of the eastern region has struck an upbeat note, saying that the sectors, if unlocked, could become a significant driver of India's economic growth ... More

Capital goods, consumer durables to see higher growth in Q1: FICCI
In the consumer durable sector, barring washing machines and black & white TV sets, all the segments are projected to grow between 10 and 25 per cent during the period. More

`Charter Mark' for institutions in Kerala
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State Government has decided to confer `Charter Mark' on 42 institutions in the public domain in recognition of achievements in service delivery matching the raised levels of expectations of citizens. An official ... More

ENGINEERING


National Tech Day fete in Thiruvananthapuram
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Institution of Engineers (India), Kerala State Centre, and the R&D Centre of Terumo Penpol will jointly celebrate National Technology Day from Monday to Wednesday. Different competitions in poster-setting, ... More

ENVIRONMENT


`Ocean a key element in future of humanity'
OCEAN will continue to be a key determinant for the future of humanity and there is a challenging role in understanding ocean in its totality for the benefit of various sectors of economy and for the welfare of society, a paper presented at a ... More

HEALTH


An ANSwer to diabetes
Srini Nageshwar's technology can now help doctors diagnose diseases early. More

Tobacco control law: Where's the sting?
IMPLEMENTATION of the Tobacco Control Legislation has been as tough as kicking the nicotine addiction. Though the hoardings featuring the Marlboro man or the Wills `Made for Each other' couple have come down, a year since the Cigarettes and ... More

POWER


Power producers: Winds of change impart volatility
THE momentum seen in profit growth of power producers in 2003-04 has slackened. Changes such as the revamp of the legal framework, securitisation of dues and progress towards open access in distribution had contributed to the momentum leading to ... More

TAXATION


Flour mills urge CM to usher in VAT regime in TN
THE roller flour milling industry in Tamil Nadu has urged the Chief Minister, Ms J. Jayalalithaa, to implement the value-added tax (VAT) system in the State as soon as possible so that they are provided with a level playing field. "Early ... More

TEXTILES


Global textile sourcing closer to consolidation
ECONOMIES rich in raw materials and labour, which keep a tight rein on costs and delivery schedules, will reap the benefits of the end of textile quotas. Some of the countries already doing so are India, China, Peru, Honduras, Guatemala and ... More

SSI


Dyers' assn seeks TN Govt intervention for reopening units
THE Dyers' Association of Tirupur (DAT) has sought the Government's intervention for reopening of the 44 dyeing units, ordered closed from April 9, following the Court's Orders. In a communication to the Environmental Secretary, Government of ... More

EDUCATION


Ramadorai to head Asian School of Business in Kerala
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Dr S. Ramadorai, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), will be the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Asian School of Business (ASB) coming up Technopark here. Dr ... More

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION


Realty cos shift focus to non-metros
With the purchasing power in non-metros going up coupled with major metros reaching saturation , realty companies seem to be making a beeline for places such as Visakhapatnam, Kochi, Ludhiana, Jaipur and Coimbatore. Consider this. DLF Retail ... More

Rs 250-cr multi-utility infrastructure project coming up near Kolkata
It would have brand shops, lifestyle boutiques, auto showrooms, kids corner, food courts and a rooftop tennis academy, among other things. More

MINERALS


Orissa toughens stand on raw material sourcing
NEW industrial plants in Orissa will be allowed use of raw material from that State only to the extent necessary for their own operations, Mr Bishwa Bhusan, the State's Industries Minister, said at a news conference here on Sunday. This ... More

EVENTS


  • Agenda for the week

    NATURAL CALAMITIES


    ADB loan for tsunami relief in Kerala
    THE Asian Development Bank will extend a loan of Rs 240 crore for tsunami relief and rehabilitation operations in the State, said Mr Inderjit Singh, Secretary, Disaster Management. Speaking after the district level review meeting on the ... More

    Read Nature's fury
    IIT Kharagpur is introducing a course in Computational Seismology. Technology can help us understand earthquakes and related perils better. More

    TOURISM


    441-km roads linking tourism spots in Kerala need sprucing up: Natpac
    THE National Transportation Planning and Research Centre (Natpac), an autonomous body under the State Government, has identified 441-km stretch of roads networking tourism centres in the State as being in need of urgent improvement. The roads ... More

    Chandy to launch business-cum-leisure homes
    KOCHI: The Chief Minister, Mr Oommen Chandy, will launch the `business-cum-leisure' homes project conceived by the Kochi based Cooper Holidays Pvt Ltd at a function on Tuesday. The concept of business-cum-leisure homes has been evolved ... More

    Rs 1,000-cr plan to develop tourism in Karnataka
    THE Karnataka Tourism Minister, Mr D.T. Jayakumar, has said that a Rs 1,000-crore integrated action plan with private sector participation has been formulated for the development of tourism in the State. The Union Tourism Minister, Ms Renuka ... More

    Meet to explore tourism potential in AP
    HYDERABAD: Dr J. Geeta Reddy, Andhra Pradesh Minister for Tourism and Sugar, had held discussions with senior officials from Iran during her visit to the Arabian Travel Mart at Dubai recently. The agenda for the meeting was to explore ... More



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