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INDUSTRY & ECONOMY

LOTTERY


New lottery agencies to be allowed
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Department of Lotteries has decided to allow more agencies in all districts to provide self-employment opportunities. Those interested can apply to the department at the earliest and avail themselves of the ... More

ECONOMY


Kerala CM firm on Smart City project
THE United Democratic Front (UDF) Government in Kerala, which has completed four years in office, is expecting total investment of Rs 30,000 crore in the State during its tenure that ends next year. The Chief Minister, Mr Oommen Chandy, told ... More

Karnataka Govt firm on retaining ONGC investments
THE Karnataka Chief Minister, Mr Dharam Singh, has said that the State will not allow the proposed investments of ONGC to go out of its hand. In an informal chat with newspersons in Mangalore on Tuesday, he said the Government is firm on its ... More

ENVIRONMENT


Curb industrial pollution in Vizag: CPI(M)
IN view of the increased industrial activity in Visakhapatnam and several projects coming up in the near future, strict pollution control measures should be taken, opines the district committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). In a ... More

HEALTH


Type 2 diabetes gene identified
SCIENTISTS have identified the gene that could be responsible for the genetic susceptibility among South Asians in general, and South Indians in particular, to type-2 diabetes. Announcing this here on Tuesday, Dr V. Mohan, the Chennai-based ... More

A campaign to give voice to HIV-infected women
"IT seeks to give a voice to the woman, who gets infected with HIV/AIDS for no fault of hers," says Mr Prasoon Joshi, Regional Creative Director of the advertising agency McCann Erickson. He is referring to what is increasingly being called ... More

`Voluntary donors a source of safe blood'
VOLUNTARY, unpaid donors continue to be the foundation of safe blood supply if only because they are least likely to transmit potentially life-threatening infections, such as HIV and hepatitis viruses, to recipients. It is to these unsung ... More

PETROLEUM


IOC to match Reliance's discount to Railways
INDIAN Oil Corporation will match the discount offered by Reliance Industries to the country's largest bulk customer for fuel — the Indian Railways. RIL had offered the Railways a discount of Rs 1,045 a kilolitre on diesel sales. Compared ... More

POWER


Maharashtra move on equitable power cuts
THE Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) today called for peoples' comments on the State Electricity Board's proposed shedding schedules for power cuts. The Mumbai High Court had directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Board ... More

SEBs' unbundling deadline extended by six months
THE Centre has decided to extend by six months the June 9, 2005 deadline for unbundling of State Electricity Boards (SEBs), as mandated by the Electricity Act 2003. Following a three-hour-long meeting with Left party representatives led by the ... More

Power point
The CPI General Secretary, Mr. A. B. Bardhan, and power sector union leaders meeting the Power Minister, Mr. P. M. Sayeed, at his office in the Capital on ... More

TAXATION


4 pc tax sop to SEZ goods sold to DTA
THE Finance Ministry has notified that goods produced or manufactured in a special economic zone and brought to any other place in India are exempted from the 4 per cent additional duty of customs. The revenue department has issued a ... More

TEXTILES


Modernisation scheme for TN ginners relaxed
THE Ministry of Textiles has recently relaxed the norms guiding the modernisation scheme for ginneries by lowering the number of gins that will be eligible for capital subsidy under the technology mission on cotton (TMC). The revised guidelines ... More

TRAVEL & PLACES


UK visa section to stay closed from May 23-31
THE visa section at the British Deputy High Commission in Chennai will remain closed from May 23 to 31, while the commission moves to a new premises. According to a notice on the Web site "www.ukvisas.gov.uk'', the Visa Application Centres will ... More

TYRES


Truck, bus tyre output surges in March
TRUCK and bus tyre production were on a roll in March, going by the data released by the Automotive Tyre Manufacturers' Association (ATMA). Production in this category registered a level of 9.89 lakh units as against 8.97 lakh units in the ... More

COAL


Metaljunction hints at importing coking coal
FOLLOWING the launch of Coaljunction, the focus of Metaljunction Services Ltd now is on importing coking coal. Talking to Business Line, the Metaljunction Managing Director, Mr V. Oberoi, said the steel industry largely depends on ... More

RADIO/TV


Govt clears DTH proposals of Space TV, Sun Direct
THE direct-to-home (DTH) broadcasting segment is set to witness some action with the Government clearing applications of Space TV (a joint venture between the Tata group and Star group) and Mr Kalanidhi Maran's Sun Direct Pvt Ltd. Mr S.K. ... More

Panel to look into Prasar Bharati's finances
THE Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry has decided to set up a committee comprising representatives of the Finance Ministry and the Planning Commission to look into the capital structure of Prasar Bharati. The national broadcaster has .. More

EDUCATION


BPL Mobile users can access higher secondary results
ARE you waiting eagerly for the Plus Two results to be announced today, but nervous to find out from the Internet? The mobile phone service provider BPL Mobile has come out with the right answer by providing the Higher Secondary results on ... More

Exam results on R World
HYDERABAD: R World, Reliance India Mobile's data application suite, will post results of seven key examinations in Andhra Pradesh and scores of other examinations across the country over the next few weeks. These include EAMCET as well ... More

FOODS & FOOD PROCESSING


Ministry to submit draft of integrated food law to Cabinet
THE Food Processing Ministry is to submit the draft of the Integrated Food Law to the Cabinet soon, with the aim of introducing it in the next Parliament session. Addressing the Confederation of Indian Industries' annual session here, the ... More

CINEMA


Dubbed Hollywood flicks boost box office
THE next time Vin Diesel speaks Tamil, don't laugh. The distributor is making money with every word he speaks. Dubbed versions are topping up revenues for foreign films, a study by Yes Bank in association with the Film & Television Producer's .. More

EVENTS


Mega voice
Social activist Medha Patkar addressing a gathering in front of the State Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday as part of a `reach-out programme' to garner support for the campaign against the Coca-Cola plant at Plachimada in Palakkad ... More

EXPORTS & IMPORTS


Edible oil imports rise 21 per cent
THE country's import of edible oils for the November 2004 - April 2005 period was higher by 21 per cent at 21,95,770 tonnes, compared to 18,15,630 tonnes during the same period the previous year, according to data compiled by the Solvent ... More

Exports post 17.2% growth in April
EXPORTS during the inaugural month of the current fiscal clocked a robust 17.20 per cent growth at $6,567.99 million against $5,603.96 million in April 2004. In rupee terms, the exports were Rs 28,729.18 crore, which is 16.70 per cent higher than ... More



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May. 8-May. 14
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