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Discovery Channel's bid to reach more homes
DISCOVERY Communications is planning to launch next month a special mystery programme titled After Dark Band in India. The one-hour programme, to be aired on Discovery channel through Monday to Friday at 10 p.m., would be a series that ... More

BPCL to move beyond `convenient' retailing with vehicle care centres
THE public sector Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) is looking beyond retailing of petroleum products. The corporation's `convenient' retail outlets across the country will soon accommodate vehicle care centres to diagnose engine ... More

RURAL MARKETING


`Corporates lack information about rural markets'
MR Pradeep Kashyap, Managing Director of MART, a rural marketing development consultancy agency, today said that lack of information was a major hurdle before the Indian corporate sector in tapping the rural market. Talking to mediapersons ... More

CHANNELS AND FRANCHISES


Safexpress to distribute new Harry Potter book in India
SAFEXPRESS Pvt Ltd, a logistics company, has been appointed as the exclusive agency for warehousing and distribution of Harry Potter books in India. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, the sixth book in the Harry Potter series, is ... More

Samsung India unveils new vendor development scheme
SAMSUNG India has asked all its vendors to ensure lead/cadmium/mercury and chromium-free components. This move aims at ensuring environment-friendly products for its customers. Teams from Samsung Electronics, Korea, have been visiting the ... More

HBL picks Cummins arm to distribute genset batteries
HBL NIFE Power Systems Ltd has chosen Cummins Diesel Sales and Service (CDS&S) as the exclusive distribution partner for its Pulse range of sealed maintenance-free generator starting systems. HBL claimed that, including it, there are only four .. More

SatNav in pact with Nippon
SATNAV Technologies (P) Ltd, a products company which announced the launch of India's first navigation system SatGuide recently, has signed an agreement with Nippon Audiotronix Ltd for marketing and after sales service of the product. As per ... More

BRANDS


Indian textile exporters plan to sell their brands abroad
INDIAN textile exporters are planning to move up the value chain by foraying into the high-margin branded garments and home textile markets in the US and the EU. Arvind Mills, which has so far been supplying to retailers including Wal-Mart, JC ... More

TRENDS


ICAR develops tech for ready-to-eat fish curry
THE Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has said it has developed a technology for ready-to-eat fish curry in retortable pouches. This technology has been successfully commercialised and transferred to Forstar Insta Foods, Mumbai with ... More

25 pay channels launched since December 2003
TWENTY-FIVE new pay channels have been launched since December 26, 2003, according to figures released by broadcast regulator TRAI. This also includes six channels that were initially under free-to-air (FTA). The channels that have gone pay ... More

NEW PRODUCTS & SERVICES


Barista Coffee launches premium chain Crème
Barista Coffee Company on Thursday launched its new sub-brand of premium café — Barista Crème in Delhi. The Wi-Fi-enabled Barista Cremé also has a Corner Bookstore outlet. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Partha Dattagupta, CEO, said, ... More

Qatar Airways launches daily Doha-Delhi flight
QATAR Airways launched a daily flight on the Doha-Delhi-Doha sector, on Friday. Addressing a press conference to announce the commencement of the flight, the airline's Senior Manager, Commercial (Arabian Peninsula, Iran, South Asia and Myanmar), ... More


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