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Monday, February 20, 2006
Commodities ( Feb 17)
Gold (per gram) Rs738
Silver (per gram) Rs15.25
Brent crude (per bbl) Rs2608
Markets (Feb 17)
BSE Sensex9981.11(-143.19)
S&P CNX Nifty2981.50 (-40.10)
US Dollar (Buy/Sell)44.41/44.54



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Sales of eggs, chicken drop on bird flu reports — Maharashtra to cull nine lakh birds
A DROP in sales of eggs and chicken was reported in various parts of the country today following reports confirming avian influenza in poultry birds in Nandurbar in North Maharashtra. But broiler and layer-egg producers said it would take a few ... More

Experts, industry cry fowl over Govt flip-flop
AFTER a few hours of brisk business on Sunday morning, Abdul sits close to an iron cage crammed with chicken in a licensed market in South Mumbai. His hands and clothes still stained with signs of the morning sale, Abdul does not believe that ... More

`Tamiflu being stockpiled'
"About 50,000 doses of Tamiflu (the drug to treat bird flu) have already been stockpiled and another 20,000 doses will be delivered next week. By the end of March, we hope to get another 30,000 doses," said Mr Vineet Chawdhry, Joint Secretary, ... More

India, France to sign agreements in defence, aerospace sectors
INDIA and France are set to sign a host of agreements in a variety of fields including defence and aerospace during the three-day visit of the French President, Mr Jacques Chirac, which began on Sunday. The French President, who arrived from ... More

Undercurrent turns weak suddenly — Talk of estate duty, capital gains tax worries market players
DALAL Street will need the God and the Government's blessings this week. A sudden dip in sentiment may reverse the market direction in the short run. Count your chickens: Market did not catch avian influenza on Friday. It seemed an ... More

Railways performance — What lies beneath the numbers
THE Railway Ministry, it appears, has been bitten by the publicity bug. The major newspapers recently carried with huge advertisements issued by the Ministry, proclaiming its cost-efficient performance. However, those ... More

Now, campus hiring starts a year ahead
THEY come calling earlier and earlier. IT companies, whose mainstay talent comes from campus recruits (almost 50-60 per cent in biggies such as Infosys, Wipro and TCS), are landing in colleges in March-April this year to recruit students from the ... More

Flextronics Chennai park to be ready by Aug — In talks with about 25 suppliers for setting up units
FLEXTRONICS has said that the industrial park in Chennai, for which it had announced plans last year, will begin operations by August 2006. Speaking to an Indian media contingent after a tour of its manufacturing facilities in Doumen, China, ... More

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