From Asean to the Gulf: India plans FTAs by 2006
BY the close of 2006, India plans to have free trade agreements (FTAs) with all the neighbouring countries beginning with the Asean and stretching to the Gulf countries. Instructions to this effect have been given by the Prime Minister, Dr ...
Local manufacturers may be hit: India Inc
INDUSTRY has reacted with some concern to the Government's announcement to initiate free trade agreements with neighbouring economies, including Asean and the Gulf countries, by 2006. Industry feels that the external reform process of the ...
Gowda wants jobs for land providers; slams IT cos' `negative impression'
"I am not going to minimise the contribution of the IT industry. I am not jealous about your earnings."
Tata Steel offsets drop in prices thru higher volumes Second-quarter net profit up 12.5%
TATA Steel Ltd has reported a 12.5 per cent increase in net profit at Rs 1,045.42 crore for the second quarter against Rs 929.58 crore in the year-ago period. Higher other income at Rs 118.79 crore (Rs 57.04 crore) helped the company report ...
Tata Steel prefers acquisitions in South-East Asia, China
SOUTH-EAST Asia and China continue to be Tata Steel's preferred geography for acquisitions. The company would look at acquisitions elsewhere only if availability of crucial raw materials such as iron ore and coal is easy. "We would look at some ...
Tisco: Other income props up growth
TATA Steel's report card for the second quarter reveals a modest performance. The post-tax earnings growth of 12.5 per cent was buoyed by other income that more than doubled to Rs 118.8 crore. Excluding other income, the growth rate was at a more ...
CPI (M) Central Committee to examine note on IT sector unions in Dec
THE CPI (M) Polit Bureau will prepare a comprehensive note on the nature of work of IT sector workers, their rights to employment and working conditions. The note will be placed before the party's Central Committee meeting in the middle of ...
Gilead Sciences-Roche spat Uneasy calm prevails over bird flu drug
THERE is an uneasy calm surrounding anti-viral oseltamivir, popular these days by its brandname Tamiflu a sought-after drug to mitigate the effects of bird flu. As governments go into a flutter over stocking the medicine, oseltamivir ...
BangaloreIT.in offers gamers a wide choice
GAME maker Electronic Arts, known among gamers for the car racing game Need For Speed, has launched its 2006 gaming collection at BangaloreIT.in. Electronic Arts (EA), in alliance with Game Masti, has released 11 new games, available from ...
Govt working on multi-lingual domain names HCL Tech adopts `.in' globally
THE Government is working to evolve a roadmap for implementing multi-lingual domain names in Indian scripts. "The Government is in the process of evolving a roadmap for the implementation of Internationalised Domain Names (IDN) under Devnagari ...
Tier II cities pitch for investments
WITH worsening infrastructure hampering the expansion of IT companies in Bangalore, Tier II cities in the state such as Mysore, Mangalore and Hubli are keen on attracting IT investments. Entrepreneurs who have set up IT and BPO operations in ...
Rain belt moves north as Bay system turns into a depression
TUESDAY'S low-pressure area over southwest Bay of Bengal jumped at least two notches in scale to turn into a depression overnight, with prospects of further intensification into a more severe weather system. The National Centre for Medium ...
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