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Friday, September 16, 2005
Markets (Sept 15)
BL 2502485.68 (+22.41)
BSE Sensex8283.76 (+94.28)
S&P CNX Nifty2523.95 (+31.50)
US Dollar (Buy/Sell)43.83/43.96
Gold Std (10 gm)6455 (+20)

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Dabhol revival plan may trip on costlier LNG — `Tight' market likely to push up power cost
Gas supply originally proposed at $3.65/mmbtu (million metric British thermal units); now the rate is at $4.5- $5; consequently the end price of power may go up to Rs 2.75 per unit from the earlier estimate of Rs 2.30. More

First Citizen `powers' the way — Rashtrapati Bhavan plans solar plant
RASHTRAPATI Bhavan has plans for a captive solar power plant to meet its energy requirement. "Rashtrapati Bhavan is considering generation of electricity from renewable resources to take care of its energy needs. One proposal under ... More

Cess on construction proposed — Proceeds for imparting new skills to workers
The draft National Housing and Habitat Policy said the cess would be levied on all construction projects except those undertaken on a self-help basis. It also proposed that the various training and skill enhancement schemes for workers could be clubb ed to make the process more focussed. More

107 clean development projects get Ministry nod — Can attract $2.6-b revenues
Each CER stands for one tonne of carbon dioxide reduction and can be traded globally. More

North-bound journey resumes with vigour
BULLS were back in action on Thursday as markets closed the day with smart gains. Buoyed by relentless buying by FIIs along with continued support from domestic funds, benchmark indices appeared unstoppable as they went on to scale yet another ... More

Stocks & stars: Markets under astral sway
STARS and stocks may be as different as chalk and cheese but a section of Kolkata-based investors seems to have found a strong link between stellar movements and the stock market. That stars have a telling effect on stocks is not an altogether ... More

Record rise in gold imports; jewellery fabrication up 50 pc
A STRIKING feature of the first half of 2005 has been the phenomenal rise in both gross and net gold imports, with the latter pushing towards the 500-tonne mark against 306 tonnes during the same period in 2004. GFMS (Gold Fields Mineral ... More

Planning Commission panel to examine States' demand on mineral ore
ARE Orissa, Chhattisgarh and a few other States fair in demanding that the value addition to mineral ores mined in the State must be done within its boundaries? While the heated debate on this continues unabated, the Planning Commission has set ... More

Reviving monsoon brings North-West too under its footprint
POWERED by three concurrent systems and with a fourth expectedly joining the party in another 24 hours, the southwest monsoon is back on top gear. The biggest beneficiary from the latest monsoon pulse will be the moisture-stressed northwest, ... More

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