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TAMIL NADU


GREENERY & GRANARY: A FOCUS ON TRICHY
Bursting with energy
With an impressive presence in the engineering sector, Tiruchi industries are upbeat on future growth. More

A beehive of industry and optimism
This fertile town with a hoary past is eager to share in the country's economic and industrial boom. More

Business in banana country
The region is waking up to the potential in banana processing. More

Rice mills turn to modernisation
Despite the costs involved, mill owners are modernising to remain competitive. More

Fair winds
The district is a pioneer in windmill tower fabrication More

DMK's manifesto
Within living memory there has been nothing that comes anywhere near the election manifesto of the DMK. It is an incredible cascade of bonanzas: One feels fazed and dazed by even a bare enumeration of the 36 ... More

Chennai tops in audio post-production job
Offers world-class facility, cheaper man-hours More

ANDHRA PRADESH


Passion for a bird
A BNHS scientist stands resolutely between an endangered bird and a canal project in a scrub jungle in Andhra Pradesh. More

Paramount to connect Hyderabad
Yet another airline is starting its operations in Hyderabad beginning April 11. Paramount Airways, the Coimbatore-based new airline, will start daily services connecting Hyderabad-Kochi-Hyderabad, Chennai-Bangalore-Chennai and ... More

AP to launch Indiramma scheme tomorrow
The much-publicised Indiramma programme - an acronym for Integrated Development In Rural Areas and Model Municipal Areas - seeking to achieve integrated development of the State will be launched on Saturday. The Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. ... More

Bomb hoax delays flight
A bomb hoax delayed the Visakhapatnam-bound Air Deccan flight for about 90 minutes today afternoon. An airline spokesperson told Business Line that the aircraft was taken to isolation bay following the phone call. Security officials rushed ... More

Action plan for BITS
The upcoming BITS (Birla Institute of Technology and Science) 200-acre campus in Hyderabad will become the best of all BITS campus. The administration has chalked out a four-year action plan to make it the best, Mr S. Venkateswaran, ... More

AP: Fishermen plan rally
The fishermen in the district plan to hold a massive rally and stage a demonstration at the collectorate on Saturday. A day after the all-party meeting in Hyderabad on the Gangavaram port dispute, which led to the killing of a fisherman in ... More

Institute of Armament Tech to get autonomy, new name
To be re-christened Defence Institute of Advanced Technology More

KERALA


Water scarcity hits parts of south Kerala
Depletion of the groundwater table due to indiscriminate sand mining, shrinkage in natural forest cover and reclamation of wetland and paddy fields has resulted in drinking water scarcity in several parts of southern Kerala. Probably for the ... More

BPL Kerala rebranded as Hutch
BPL Mobile Cellular in Kerala circle has been rebranded as Hutch, following the acquisition of BPL Mobile by Hutchison Essar Ltd. Announcing this at a function on Thursday, Mr Samuel Selvakumar, Operations Director, Hutchison Essar South, said ... More

CD ratio crosses 66 pc in Kerala
The credit-deposit ratio of commercial banks in Kerala has reached 66.13 per cent as on December 31, 2005. The CD ratio was at 59.01 per cent as on March 31, 2005. This was disclosed at the State Level Bankers' Committee (SLBC), which met ... More

BIS to certify food safety management system
The Director-General of the Bureau of Indian Standards, Mr S.P. Sharma, who begins a tour of Kerala next week, will announce the BIS certification scheme for Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) in the country. The announcement will take place ... More

KSEB bond repayments
The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) proposes to repay by March 31 Rs 10.19 crore, being the first instalment of its non-SLR Bond Series Vii A issued during year 2000-01. An official spokesman said here that an intimation to ... More

Tax collection centres
The following designated branches under the Thiruvananthapuram Region of Syndicate Bank will be kept open beyond normal banking hours on March 31 (Friday) to facilitate payment of direct/indirect tax by the assessees. ... More

Ration dealers' meet
The All Kerala Retail Ration Dealers Association is organising a two-day State- level camp at CG Paul Nagar, Pala Osaana Mount on April 1 and 2. The Revenue Minister, Mr K.M. Mani, will inaugurate the camp.Prof K.V. Thomas, ... More

Awards for farmers' clubs
The year 2004-05 awards for best performing farmer's clubs instituted by the Regional Office of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) were given away at the recent State-level review and development ... More

Toonz 2D animation course
The Toonz Animation Academy has invited applications for admission into its new batch of 2D animation course commencing on April 10. Promoted by the Technopark-based Toonz Animation India, the Toonz Animation Academy also ... More

KARNATAKA


Karnataka slashes VAT on cashew
The Karnataka Government has reduced value-added tax (VAT) on cashew kernels from 12.5 per cent to 4 per cent. Mr K. Prakash Rao, President of the Karnataka Cashew Manufacturers' Association (KCMA), told Business Line on Wednesday that ... More

Karnataka Bank new ATMs
Karnataka Bank Ltd has opened three ATMs in Bangalore. A bank release said here that the bank opened ATMs at Chamarajpet, Malleswaram and Basaveshwaranagar in Bangalore recently. The total number of the bank's own ATMs in the ... More

Dakshina Kannada credit plan at Rs 1,830 cr
About 74 pc has been allocated for the priority sector More

Karnataka Hotels' assn wants luxury levy on actual charges
Hotels in Karnataka have urged the Government to revise its policy of levying luxury tax on the published room tariff and revert to the earlier practice of imposing it only on the actual charges collected by hotels from its customers. In a ... More

Trinity gets cardiac CT scanning equipment
The Trinity Hospital and Heart Foundation has installed cardiac CT scanning equipment that eliminates evasive coronary angiogram and helps mapping of the heart condition more accurately for early detection of any ailment. The cardiac CT ... More

OTHER STATES


Bengal chamber spots thrust areas for development
Priority for scrapping land ceilings Act urged More

Traders take leave
LOCK, STOCK AND BARREL: Scene at Karol Bagh in the Capital on Thursday during the traders' bandh to protest against the sealing of shops in residential areas. ... More

MAHARASHTRA


Indoco Remedies to kick off 2 projects in April
Scouts for acquisition opportunities in Europe More



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