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ECONOMY


Business confidence at highest level since Nov '94: NCAER
In line with industrial production, manufacturing sector GDP trend More

Eastern States have immense economic potential: Study
Scope for large-scale production and exports of spices, jute and agro products More

FOREIGN TRADE


Aussie firms seek easing of bureaucratic control
India is the emerging partner More

Helpdesk for easy access to EU market
The helpdesk site provides useful information on EU and Member States' import requirements. More

HEALTH


Cardiovascular diseases claim most lives: Study
AP institute puts Godavari districts under scanner More

INFRASTRUCTURE


IDBI Bank doubles infrastructure exposure
Regulatory reforms, FDI inflow behind huge growth in investment More

PETROLEUM


DGH may have to wait to become upstream regulator
The Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) may have to wait a while long before it gets empowered as an upstream regulator. Even as the Petroleum Ministry is working towards enhancing the manpower strength of the DGH, it is in consultations ... More

TEXTILES


Acrylic fibre sector seeks duty relief
A section of acrylic fibre manufacturers is keen that the excise duty on acrylonitrile monomer (ACN) be halved to 8 per cent from the current level of 16 per cent. They also want the Centre to exempt ACN imports from the levy of 4 per cent ... More

Fibres, yarn expo from April 27 in Mumbai
Tecoya Infotech, a Tecoya Trend Group Company, has organised an exclusive exhibition on fibres & yarns, "Fibres & Yarns 2006" at World Trade Centre (WTC) in Mumbai, from April 27-29.The aim of the exposition is to bring different types of fib More

WATER


Water levels recede in Kerala reservoirs
Water levels of major reservoirs of Kerala continue to recede. According to figures released for the week ending April 10 by the Central Water Commission at Idukki, the level declined from 2344.76 ft to 2339.39 ft, and at Kallada ... More

TERRORISM


No damage
TWIN BLASTS: Delhi police personnel moving the bomb disposal equipment in Jama Masjid in the Capital where two explosions took place on Friday injuring three persons. The blasts, which took place within the space of minutes, took place while ... More

MEDICAL & SURGICAL EQUIPMENTS


Diagnostic pie — healthcare finds a path to big growth
Outsourced path-lab management attracts majors More

MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS & HOSPITALS


Premji lauds Kochi hospital
Mr Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro, visited Amma Scan Cardiac CT Centre at Sunrise Hospital in the suburban Kakkanad on Thursday. He lauded the initiative taken by the hospital authorities in installing modern cardiac CT, which can non-invasively ... More

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS


ICCI Coimbatore pitches for better infrastructure
Stresses need to regulate future development More

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


On radar: Tapping atomic energy for potable water
DAE drafting action plan More

MINING & QUARRYING


Goan mine owners break the ice to own a ship
The bigger Marmugao port had only one berth for iron ore vessels; that too with limited length and draft. It was possible to load 1,10,000 tonnes or so there; for more, ships had to approach transshippers in deep waters. These were neither fast nor h aving adequate onboard storage of ore, crucial to overcome erratic supply by barges. Marine logistics key to Salgaocar, Dempo coming together More

MSPL eyes mines in Australia, Brazil
The Baldota family-owned MSPL Ltd plans to acquire mines in Australia and Brazil as part of its efforts to consolidate its leadership in ore exports. MSPL, which has a mining lease in the Bellary-Hospet region, currently exports ore to China and ... More

GENDER


Women want shopping to be fast and convenient
By 2014, women consumers in Asia will control more than half a trillion dollars of discretionary spending power. Of this, $335 billion will be from affluent Asia. The emerging countries in Asia will account for the rest, $181 billion. This is a ... More

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT


SAIF outlines major investment plans
30% of proposed $800-m third fund may enter India More

SOCIAL WELFARE


Age of quotas
The controversy generated by the Government decision to set aside a quota for Other Backward Castes in specialised educational institutions is important for at least one reason — that a chunk of the ... More

RURAL DEVELOPMENT


Major role seen for NGOs in rural development
As economic reform and liberalisation saw the Government vacating several areas to let private sector entrepreneurship flourish and contribute to the high growth rate of the economy in recent years, a similar paradigm shift is needed to transform ... More

HUMAN RESOURCES


Drishti Soft pioneers an industry-academia partnership
Begins `thin client' project at IIT-Delhi More

INCOME TAX


I-T searches yield rich haul in Pune
Operations covering 287 premises conducted by Directorate, Pune More

EXPORTS & IMPORTS


New DEPB rates will factor in tax incidence, DGFT assures exporters
There will be no change in the value cap, says Chacko More

Compressors import: DGFT clarifies
The Commerce Ministry has said that the customs department may allow import of compressors filled with non-ozone depleting substances. It has been made clear that registration requirement would not be applicable for such imports. ... More

TOURISM


Concrete roadmap essential to promote health tourism
Experts urge close coordination among stakeholders More
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Looking back
Apr. 2-Apr. 8
`Drug cos on the path of innovation'

Strategic oil reserves to come directly under Govt

Now, it's merry time for aspiring CAs

5 BJP-ruled States switch to VAT

FICCI study sees hardening of rates

IIM-A to hike fees by 12 pc

Western markets on a high

`This is the time to come to Bihar'

Life insurers may get to sell health cover

Love you, US!

FMCG majors eye neighbouring countries

Dabhol power to cost between Rs 4.50-5.70 per unit

Reliance Petro IPO price band at Rs 57-62

$10-b worth pvt investments needed in energy sector: KPMG

Prasar Bharati ups revenue target

CBDT guidelines for zero coupon bonds

NICL moves to cap claims in medical cover

India's role in global trade becoming significant: Kamal Nath

Certification woes dog organic basmati growers

Heat wave in North may abate soon

French pine-tree catches Indian drug firms' fancy

ICICI Lombard offers cover for wind farms

5 ultra mega power projects under way

Oilmeal exports at record high

CAS meet: Top broadcasters stay away

Forex reserves vault by $2.96 b

Indian researchers identify pancreatitis genes

Oil refiners, retailers want Govt to sort out excise duty issue



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