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INDUSTRY & ECONOMY

CLIMATE & WEATHER


Indo-UK climate study says India will get `warmer'
TEMPERATURES in India will increase by 3 to 4 degrees by the end of the century and monsoon rainfall would increase by 30 per cent over the same period, according to Dr Rupa Kumar Kolli, Scientist-F and Head, Climatology and Hydrometeorology ... More

Heavy rain forecast for southern TN, Kerala
FRIDAY'S low-pressure area over southeast Bay of Bengal found ideal foil in the warm waters along the Sri Lanka coast to feed on and intensify progressively into a well marked `low' on Saturday and a tropical depression on Sunday. Located at ... More

NON-CONVENTIONAL ENERGY


TN sugar mills to supply ethanol to oil cos from Dec
Bharat Petroleum has given `letters of intent' in Tamil Nadu, accepting the price of Rs 18.75 a litre of anhydrous ethanol quoted by the sugar mills. More

Encourage cane-based alcohol units: Expert
THE failure of the project for supplying alcohol-mixed petrol (called gasohol in the US) is not surprising, considering the manner in which the scheme has been pursued in India, but it can be made a success, if the Government encourages ... More

ECONOMY


Journal on economic policy
HYDERABAD: The Institute of Public Enterprise, a management research institute, has announced the launch of its second journal `Journal of Economic Policy and Research.' "The journal will provide space for discussion and exchange of ... More

FOREIGN TRADE


India Calling 2005 to focus on ties with Gulf countries
The objective of the conference is to project India as a country of varied opportunities and to explore areas for boosting bilateral trade and economic relations. More

HEALTH


Bajaj Allianz General policy for e-consultations abroad
BAJAJ Allianz General Insurance Company Ltd has introduced a new medical insurance product branded as E-Opinion Rider. Speaking to reporters here, Mr S. Sreenivasan, Chief Financial Officer, Bajaj Allianz, said the product would cover the ... More

INFRASTRUCTURE


Workshop for AP civic bodies leaders
HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh Government has convened a four-day conference of newly elected civic chiefs to give a shape to the urban infrastructure projects and to improve urban governance. The conference, which would begin on November ... More

TEXTILES


Synthetic fibre industry seeks 4 pc Cenvat rate on all textile fibres
THE synthetic fibre industry has petitioned the Government seeking a 4 per cent common Cenvat rate on all types of textile fibres, with an option to stay in the Cenvat chain or not. According to the synthetic fibre and fibre intermediates ... More

COAL


Gujarat, Maharashtra to jointly mine coal
GUJARAT will join hands with Maharashtra to jointly operate a coal mine to enhance the fuel security in both the States. The Centre has given an in-principle approval to the two States to jointly work out an arrangement to mine coal. "Both ... More

BREWERIES


Wine bars to become a reality in Maharashtra
"Once the idea of stepping across the road and picking up a bottle of wine, like you would a pack of ice-cream, gets accepted by the people, the numbers will start climbing." More

EDUCATION


1.55 lakh candidates appear for CAT
CLOSE to 1,55,000 candidates took the Common Admission Test (CAT) on Sunday for entry into the six Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and 75 other management schools in the country. "Although the number of applicants was 1,70,000, it is ... More

Format, content baffle students yet again
TRUE to its hallmark of being unpredictable, the Common Admission Test today stumped students yet again in its format and content. CAT, said to be one of the toughest qualifying exams across the globe to gain entry into a professional ... More

Back to the school library
The Kerala Education Department's proposed programme, meant to encourage the reading habit among schoolchildren, should be lauded. More

Badruka College starts course in international biz
HYDERABAD: Badruka College Post-Graduation Centre will start a one-year specialised professional programme `PG Diploma in Management of International Business' next month. The course, recognised by the Osmania University, is open for both ... More

FOODS & FOOD PROCESSING


Snacks to boost demand in packaged food sector: Study
CONVENIENCE, variety and health concerns are likely to drive demand for packaged food in the future. In fact, a study has found that the greatest scope for innovation in the "immediate future" is with respect to the quasi-meal and snacks. ... More

PRECIOUS METALS


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RURAL DEVELOPMENT


UBI to open 100 village knowledge centres
THE Union Bank of India is opening 100 village knowledge centres (VKC) across the country to impart knowledge to farmers and rural masses about agriculture and other activities using latest technology such as Internet, said Mr Cheriyan ... More

TRADE & LABOUR UNIONS


Changing face of trade unions in Kerala
THE Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in association with National Institute of Personnel Management, has organised a one-day seminar on `Resurgent Kerala - Role of Labour' which debated a pragmatic agenda for Kerala labour force to be ... More

SBI staff hold demonstration at Thrissur
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Employees of the State Bank of India (SBI) held a demonstration in Thrissur to register protest against implementation of core banking that is threatening to pit the employees against customers. Mr K. Ravindran, ... More

EVENTS


`Print Pack and Sign Show'
HYDERABAD: About 12,000 people visited the three-day twin expo `Print Pack and Sign Show- 2005' organised here by Villart Expositions at the Hitex expo facility near Madhapur. The expo concluded on Sunday. Sixty exhibitors showcased ... More

Engagements

  • Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, seminar on `Doing business in Italy', Taj President, 10 a.m.
  • Nasscom, inauguration of Cyber Safety Week 2005, Y.B. Chavan Auditorium, 4p.m. ... More

    TOURISM


    Hygiene index for eateries planned
    THE National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management (NITHM), a joint initiative of the State and Union Governments, is planning to rollout consultancy services in the niche areas of tourism and hospitality services. This is part of the ... More

    Heritage sites as tourism products
    HYDERABAD: Mr C. Anjaneya Reddy, Chairman of the National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management, has called for development of heritage monuments as products of tourism without affecting their basic attributes. Addressing a ... More

    ECONOMIC OFFENCES


    Volcker probe: The big picture
    At the grassroots level, it can be argued that the seeds of corruption which ultimately affected the operation of the oil-for-food programme were sowed by the rules and guidelines drawn up to implement the programme. The two heads under which most of the wrongdoing was committed were the pricing of Iraqi oil exports and deference to Iraqi sovereignty, both in the matter of oil sales and import of humanitarian supplies. More

    Dismissal from service for taking bribe set aside
    TO dismiss a person from service for taking bribe would be an `extreme' punishment; at the same time, imposition of `stringent' punishment by stopping his promotion, increments etc would meet the ends of justice, the Madras High Court has ... More




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