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EMPLOYMENT


TCS develops IT solution for AP rural employee scheme
AP is the first State to implement an automated solution More

CLIMATE & WEATHER


`Low' materialises, intensifying rapidly
Likely to turn into a depression More

IMD sees monsoon just below normal
Estimates suggest probability for rainfall being `deficient' is 22 pc More

NRIS


Corpn Bank hikes NRE deposit rates
Corporation Bank has increased the interest rate on NRE term deposits for all tenures (maturity periods of one year to less than two years, two years to less than three years, and three years to 10 years) from 6 per cent to 6.30 ... More

EXCISE AND CUSTOMS


Info for deciding on abatement of excise levy sought
Information on auto parts, toothbrushes and plant growth regulators has been sought. More

FOREIGN TRADE


Myanmar — Gateway to S-E Asia
Rather than joining a Western chorus of condemnation of Myanmar, India would do well to cooperate with Asian powers to encourage Yangon to move towards a more representative government. With New Delhi engaging Yangon economically and diplomatically, relations have vastly improved. Myanmar may have much to offer India, especially the North-East States, says G. PARTHASARATHY. More

Deora reviews energy ties with bilateral partners
The Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Mr Murli Deora, today discussed ways of enhancing bilateral co-operation between Russia and India in the hydrocarbon sector. Among the issues discussed were evacuation of gas from Sakhalin-I and ... More

Manmohan identifies areas for co-operation
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, today said infrastructure, manufacturing and hi-technology sectors are the three areas where India and Germany can enhance co-operation. During the inaugural session of Indo-German Business Summit here, ... More

4 MoUs signed with Germany
Kingfisher in $1-billion deal with Airbus for five A-340 planes More

HEALTH


PERSPECTIVE
No wholesome fare, this
The Food Safety Bill must undergo scrutiny of agricultural and animal scientists, health professionals, nutritionists and food technologist without any further delay. More

AP Govt uses NIN tech in fortified wheat flour
The Andhra Pradesh Government has employed a technology developed by National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) to supply atta (wheat flour) fortified with iron, vitamin-A, and vitamin B12 through the public distribution system (PDS). This ... More

INFRASTRUCTURE


Connecting the 3 Cs
The emerging equation is the rising commodity prices, mainly due to China on a buying spree as it invests in urban development and infrastructure, and the impact of all this on currency; in the current Indian context convertibility. More

PETROLEUM


Crude oil prices always a cause for worry, says Chidambaram
The Finance Minister, Mr P. Chidambaram, on Monday said crude oil prices were always a cause for worry and that the Government would address the issues relating to it at an appropriate time. "We have no control over crude oil prices. It's always ... More

BPCL to open 10 more `in & out' stores in Delhi
Plans to extend high-octane petrol sales More

`Need for investment, energy efficiency'
Supply-related uncertainties following under-investment in the oil sector for a prolonged period of time are likely to take years to resolve, and in the meanwhile, major investments together with energy efficient improvements are needed along the ... More

SUGAR


E.I.D. Parry net up; to expand milling capacity
E.I.D. Parry (India) Ltd, which recently announced investment plans of over Rs 850 crore, will soon expand its sugarcane milling capacity to 20,000 tonnes a day from 14,500 tonnes now, according to Mr P. Rama Babu, Managing Director, E.I.D. ... More

RADIO/TV


TataSky bid to drive it home
Plans to introduce nationwide DTH service More

EDUCATION


Rs 100-cr IIT `research park' on the cards
The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, is working on a Rs 100-crore project to create a `Research Park.' The State Government has allotted 6.5 acres in Chennai (near Tidel Park), where a special purpose company started by the IIT will put ... More

BHEL, IIT Madras sign agreement for new courses
The collaboration has also given scope for IIT-M to start two new courses Example of industry-academic ties More

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS


KCCI institutes business awards
The Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has instituted first ever `Business Awards' for its members. According to Mr A. Srinivasa Rao, KCCI President, the awards will be presented to the winners in May last week. ... More

WTO


New deadline needed for Doha Round: Kamal Nath
Govt working on a model to open the doors for retail FDI More

IPR


Big German cos `hesitant' on India
Big-sized German companies may remain hesitant to make substantial investments in India, till it further develops its internal market. India cannot be a preferred outsourcing destination for German companies in the area of manufacturing ... More

EVENTS


Karnataka to participate in Hannover Tech Fair
Six-member team to leave for Germany today More

`Producers, consumers tie-up vital for energy security'
The Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Mr Murli Deora, has called for partnership between energy consumers and producers to work together towards a common goal of energy security. Addressing the high-level Ministerial Conference of 10th ... More

Voice of youth
SEEKING JUSTICE: Activists of the All India Youth Federation and All India Students Federation marching to the Supreme Court in the Capital on Monday protesting against the sealing of shops and dismantling of slums and shops on ... More

EXPORTS & IMPORTS


Pakistan looks for more sugar from India
ISEC persuaded to bid for tender; to be given licences More

Rubber exports top 70,000 t
The country exported 70,000 tonnes of natural rubber without any subsidy during 2005-06, said Mr Sajen Peter, Chairman, Rubber Board. In a press note issued here, he said according to the available statistics, 69,446 tonnes of natural rubber ... More

`India must increase tea exports to Pak'
UPASI calls for multi-pronged approach More

STANDARDS & BENCHMARKS


Top retailers gearing up to meet barcode deadline
Plan road shows to create awareness among suppliers More
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