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Saturday, December 24, 2005
Markets (December 23)
BSE Sensex9256.91(-115.39)
S&P CNX Nifty2804.85 (-30.40)
US Dollar (Buy/Sell)45.11/45.24



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Xenitis Group plans foray into satellite TV
THE Xenitis Group, makers of the Amar PC range of personal computers, has announced a Rs 100-crore foray into satellite television. Some time early next year, group company SST Media Pvt Ltd will launch Kolkata TV, a 24-hour information and ... More


SBI on `Tiny' drive in rural areas
STATE Bank of India is looking to expand the reach of its retail products such as personal loans, life and medical insurance to rural areas, through its latest initiative `SBI Tiny.' Tiny is the bank's no-frills savings account for the rural ... More


Ranbaxy settles patent suit with Cephalon for sleep-disorder drug
RANBAXY Laboratories Ltd has entered into a patent litigation settlement with the US-based Cephalon Inc whereby it will not launch the generic version of the sleep-disorder drug, Provigil (modafinil), until at least 2011. However, if any other ... More


`Customer relationship vital for oil companies'
AMBIENCE and value addition in customer relations through respective retail sale outlets were the key for the success of the oil companies in the market, told Mr M. Amudharaj, the Territory Manager, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), ... More


Zee Sports scores well on Test debut
THE verdict is out. While cricket on Doordarshan's National continues to dominate due to the terrestrial nature of the channel, newcomer Zee Sports has managed to attract a good number of eyeballs for the second test match played between India ... More

MSN plans to cash in on online ads boom
THE World Wide Web is going to be the main vehicle for advertising in the future, according to Mr Yusuf Mehdi, Senior Vice-President, MSN Information Services, Microsoft Corporation. In an interview here on Friday, Mr Yusuf elaborated on MSN's ... More

And thereby hangs a tale
Samsung has put up a 40ft by 20ft hoarding at Noida to communicate the message of LCD TV through actual rope climbing, an extension of the hoarding of a man doing wall climbing. ... More


Nike is Indian cricket team's official kit sponsor
THE Indian cricket team's official kit sponsor is the US-based Nike. Its bid was for Rs 196.66 crore. The new contract is for a period of five years beginning January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2010, and will be carried through to the next World Cup ... More

AirTel offers pre-paid with lifetime validity — Bundles handset for as low as Rs 1,399
PRE-PAID card users need not worry anymore about recharging their coupons every month. AirTel has launched a plan that allows users to take a pre-paid connection with lifetime validity for a one time payment of Rs 999. Subscribers availing ... More


Xerox boosts market share in copier-based MFP
XEROX said on Friday that research firm IDC has pegged its market share for copier-based Multifunction Product (MFP) segment at 28.10 per cent (2745 units) in the third quarter of 2005. "As per IDC Laser MFP Quarterly Tracker, Xerox's market ... More

Acer unveils fifth generation tablet PC
PC vendor Acer India will aim at garnering 25 per cent of the market share in 2006. The company's market share in 2004 was 12 per cent, which grew to 16 per cent this year. Mr S. Rajendran, General Manager - Sales and Marketing, Consumer ... More


Bangalore's retail boom
The growth in the retail sector is not just confined to the central business district of Bangalore, but has spilled over to other localities too. More

Malls get into the spirit of Christmas
GIFT stores and shopping malls across the country are singing merry carols this season, as Christmas promises to be one big party. They have gone all out to cash in on the festive spirit — right from putting up eye-catching decorations, to ... More


Change of role
A theatre turned into a shopping mall in Thoppumpadi near Kochi. During the last five years, over 300 theatres have closed down in Kerala. In 2001, the total number of cinema houses in the State was 1,187. Exhibitors say that proliferation of ... More


Tata Daewoo's new truck range debuts in S. Korea
TATA Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Company Ltd (TDCV), the 100 per cent subsidiary of Tata Motors, today unveiled the Novus range of medium-sized trucks in South Korea. The company, which is South Korea's second biggest commercial vehicles ... More

LG launches new CDMA mobile set
LG Electronics has announced the launch of LG RD 6230 Jukebox, the new MP3 phone from LG CDMA priced at Rs 7,999. This sleek and stylish LG RD 6230 comes in two attractive colours, silver and black and is available with Reliance IndiaMobile at ... More

`Grown-ups also need diphtheria booster vaccines'
Vaccination during childhood good enough for a lifetime? "That concept is not correct. Immunity levels wane and so one needs a booster." More

Philips unveils new range of compact music systems
"The micros and the minis have grown to dominate more than 50 per cent of the audio systems market." More

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