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SOCIAL WELFARE


India Inc needs to inculcate national responsibility: Somnath
Thrust to enhance economic condition & education levels More

Backward districts in AP to get Central sops: CM
Move afoot to prevent flight of capital More

CLIMATE & WEATHER


Cyclone Mala churns into Category 4 status
Tropical Cyclone Mala is now a very severe cyclonic storm (Category 4) and most weather models indicate that the system is just a churn away from being a category-topping super cyclonic storm. Both the London-based Tropical Storm Risk Group ... More

NON-CONVENTIONAL ENERGY


Nodal agency for bio-diesel mission
The Minister for Rural Development, Dr Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, said on Friday that keeping in view the potential of jatropha on wastelands and the resulting rural employment generation potential, his Ministry has been identified ... More

1,000 MW targeted from indl wastes
The Union Government is targeting to add 1,000 MW of power from industrial and commercial wastes in the next 10 years. Addressing a seminar here, Mr R.C. Tiwari, Director at Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, said ... More

ECONOMY


Private cell operators to team up with Postal Dept
Postmen to take up verification of new customers More

Kerala's public debt put at Rs 45,000 cr
The Government had been paying about 90 per cent of its income as salary, pension and interest, forcing it to borrow for development activities. More

EXCISE AND CUSTOMS


Tariff values for palm oils hiked
Soya oil rate unchanged More

FOREIGN TRADE


$1.3-b worth biz generated at Hannover
Hannover Messe 2006, the industrial technology fair, ended on Friday witnessing $1.3 billion worth of signed deals and potential business enquiries. This includes the $1-billion deal between Kingfisher Airlines and Airbus, the MoU for which ... More

HEALTH


Meet stresses need for standards in imaging
`Technology should benefit common man' More

HOTELS


Mumbai hotels concern over hike in VAT
Spectre of indefinite strike looms large More

INFRASTRUCTURE


Infrastructure growth faulty: Report
`PPPs hold promise of faster financial closures' More

PSL lowest bidder for GAIL project
PSL Ltd has announced that it has emerged as the lowest bidders in GAIL's Dahej Uran Pipeline Project (DUPL II) tender, for supply of coated pipes valued at Rs 181 crore. This bid has been estimated as the lowest by a comfortable margin of ... More

PHARMACEUTICALS


Officials express concern over high drug prices
Meet to discuss problems facing DCA More

TAXATION


`Phase out CST quickly'
The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) has said that the Central Government should quickly phase out central sales tax (CST) as it is not compatible with value added tax (VAT). "States should impress upon the Central Government to do ... More

SSI


`Train SME managers from Commonwealth nations'
Commonwealth Secretariat in talks with India More

COAL


CIL urged to sell through e-auction
Encouraged by the success of e-marketing of coal 2005-06, the Union Ministry of Coal has advised Coal India Ltd (CIL) to sell more through e-auction in the current fiscal. The Ministry has allowed CIL to sell about 36 million tonnes (mt) ... More

BREWERIES


`Proposed excise hike on liquor to hit Karnataka revenues'
Move will increase clandestine trade More

EDUCATION


Revitalise ITIs, says FICCI survey
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UK institute, D&B in pact for biz courses
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK (CIMA) has entered into a strategic alliance with Dun & Bradstreet Information Services India Pvt Ltd to conduct courses relating to the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (CBA). Under . More

GLIM eyes Shanghai, Europe institutes for MoUs
Marketing, sales to be core competency More

MEDICAL & SURGICAL EQUIPMENTS


`New guidelines to hit medical devices sector'
The Indian medical devices manufacturing sector will be adversely affected by the new guidelines for import and manufacture of medical devices as notified by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, according to Mr Alok Mishra, Chairman, CII - ... More

MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS & HOSPITALS


Metropolis Health getting Rs 40-cr private funding
Proposes to make a foray into UK, South Africa More

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION


Simplex Infrastructures bags Rs 210-cr order
Simplex Infrastructures Ltd said it has bagged a project worth Rs 210 crore from Reliance Infrastructure to execute civil and structural works, including works for various plants of Reliance Refinery at Jamnagar, Gujarat. "Simplex has been ... More

Puravankara launches `Eternity'
Having announced its foray in Kochi earlier this year, Puravankara Projects has now announced another launch in the city - Purva Eternity. Located in Kakkanad, the project will comprise 600 two and three bedrooms in six high ... More

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


NSTL to develop torpedoes, stealth tech
Ship launched anti-submarine torpedoes capable of carrying 200 kg of high energy explosive would be ready for production by 2009. More

NEWSPAPERS & PUBLISHING


`Corporate honchos spend 20 minutes reading business dailies'
The media in India is gathering pace rapidly and gaining progressive importance among key decision-makers, according to the latest Decision-Makers Survey 5 (DMS 5) conducted by ACNielsen ORG-MARG. DMS 5 brings together a composite understanding ... More

IPR


FIEO, NIPO call for data protection law
The Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) and the National Intellectual Property Organisation (NIPO) have made a case for legislation on data protection. NIPO is of the view that the existing provisions of the Indian ... More

RURAL DEVELOPMENT


AP Paper Mills to promote farm forestry in wasteland
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EVENTS


Workshop on electronics
The Institution of Engineers (India), Kerala State Centre, and the Energy Management Centre are jointly holding a workshop in electronics here. Dr V.M. Gopala Menon will inaugurate the workshop on Saturday. Trainees have been ... More

EXPORTS & IMPORTS


Pakistan imports 10 mkg tea in March
Pakistan has imported over 10 million kg (mkg) tea in March. Kenyan teas accounted for 4.77 mkg of the total imports (48 per cent) followed by Bangladesh at 1.26 mkg. The quantum exported from India (just about 1 per cent) was less than that of ... More

KVIC eyes Rs 400-crore exports
The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), has set a target of achieving Rs 400 crore in exports in the next five years, up from the present modest earnings of Rs 40 crore. The Commission is firming up several ... More

Iron ore exports thru Haldia, Paradip ports decline
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Govt may allow wheat import by private sector
No decision yet on duty-free shipment: Pawar More

ECONOMIC OFFENCES


Sensex rebounds after a crash
Gains 17 at close on strong buying after a 490-point plunge in early trading More

Indiabulls Sec gets a breather
SEBI says ban only on proprietary accounts, not clients' More

SEBI order harsh; we are victims of fraud: Karvy
To clarify its position soon on the interim order More

Karvy refutes SEBI charges
Questions the role of banks; claims no malafide intention on its part More

More than system inadequacy
Tech must detect "fuzzy matches" too More

Fictitious demat a/cs opened in 2003 itself
`First IPO in which key players took part was Maruti' More

Rush for shifting DP accounts
Intermediaries to respond after studying the order More

Blanket ban
SEBI SCAN: An investor looks at IPO forms out side Indiabulls Securities office in Mumbai on Friday. On Thursday, SEBI had banned 24 key operators in connection with IPO scam including Anagram and Karvy Stock Broking. ... More


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Cashew exports slip 7% in 2005-06

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Auto components cruise on top gear this fiscal

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Pak team indicates doubling of Indian tea imports

Ultra mega power projects may hit regulatory hurdle

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CII to create 100 new billion-dollar cos

Insurers get ready for deregulation of tariffs

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PM to inaugurate Hannover fair



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