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INDUSTRY & ECONOMY

CLIMATE & WEATHER


Scarce rains hit tea output in Assam, Bengal
Availability of first flush likely to dip More

NRIS


BoR hikes NRE deposit rates
Bank of Rajasthan Ltd has announced an increase in the interest rates on Non-resident External (NRE) account and foreign currency non-resident (FCNR) account (B) deposits. The rate on NRE term deposits for maturity period of ... More

COURTS/LEGAL ISSUES


Sale of Standard Motors' property still not over?
Buyer yet to receive patta from Revenue Department More

ECONOMY


Manufacturing posts robust growth: CII
The country's manufacturing industry has reported impressive growth last fiscal, according to a survey carried out by Associations Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (ASCON). Of the 143 sectors reporting production, 36 sectors ... More

Kerala's top five industries show significant growth
Chemical, tourism, rubber, food and coir sectors do well More

ENVIRONMENT


Asia-Pacific partners finalise draft action plan
India to co-chair steel, coal mining task force More

FERTILISERS


`Urea not allowed in organic farming'
Indocert: Genetic engineering barred More

FOREIGN TRADE


Call to boost economic ties between India, Korea
The second round of negotiations for the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement between India and Korea are being held in Korea from today, according to Mr Choi Jung Il, Korean Ambassador in India. "We expect and hope that the ... More

HEALTH


Gilead's AIDS drug patent faces patient networks' opposition
The fear is inexpensive versions will get blocked if patent is given More

INFRASTRUCTURE


`Clarifications on SEZ rules soon'
The Government would come up with certain clarifications on the rules governing special economic zones in the next few days, said the Commerce and Industry Minister, Mr Kamal Nath. "All issues on the SEZ rules have been ... More

PETROLEUM


ONGC to award CBM project to MEC consortium
The board of directors of ONGC has allowed the company to award a Rs 950-crore integrated contract for exploration and development of coal bed methane (CBM) in six blocks in Jharkhand and West Bengal to a consortium of Mineral Exploration ... More

MRPL to export petro products to Mauritius
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL), a subsidiary of ONGC, will be exporting petroleum products to Mauritius. In a statement issued here, ONGC said the State Trading Corporation of Mauritius had finalised import of its entire ... More

Oil companies to expand gasohol supply across TN
Also exploring opportunities for supply to Kerala More

Hardening oil prices pose risk: Rakesh
The hardening of oil prices continues to pose a risk, according to Dr Rakesh Mohan, Deputy Governor, RBI. "Oil prices are among the risks that we had clearly mentioned and have transpired so far. There has been a degree of ... More

POWER


Ghatghar Hydroelectric Project may be completed on May 27
This is the country's first project using roller compacted concrete More

SSI


HSBC to grow SME exposure by 30 pc
Survey shows Indian cos most optimistic among peers worldwide More

WATER


`Private participation must for water resources development projects'
Implementation of water resources development projects on fast track to cope with the ever-growing demand of water and power has become need of the day. And to achieve this in a time-bound manner, more budgetary allocation and participation of ... More

COAL


Nod for coal expansion projects
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the expansion of Krishnashila Opencast project and Amlohri Opencast project of Northern Coalfields Ltd. While Krishnashila Opencast project is located in the Sonebhadra ... More

PERSONAL PRODUCTS


The reach of brands
In a new study, Hansa Research has defined a corporate's franchise in terms of consumer reach for its brands. More

RADIO/TV


Prasar Bharati aiming at Rs 1,500-cr revenue
Prasar Bharati, which earned Rs 1,250 crore in 2005-2006, is aiming at revenues of Rs 1,500 crore during the current fiscal, according to Mr K.S Sarma, CEO. He was speaking to newspersons at the local AIR station on Tuesday after the ... More

CCEA nod for DD, AIR services
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved a proposal for implementation of Phase-II of special package for improvement of All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan services in North East region (including Sikkim) ... More

EDUCATION


Veta plans to increase coaching centres
The number of people wanting to learn English are doubling year on year, says Mr K.V. Rajan, Executive Director, Amoha Education (P) Ltd (the company that owns the Veta brand- the academy for spoken English). The demand for fluent English ... More

`Karnataka should strengthen educational infrastructure'
Institutions should give primacy to merit, says Infosys chief More

CARS


Duty cut on small cars boosts sales
8 pc duty cut on small cars spurs growth More

HOME APPLIANCES


In from the cold?
Whirlpool, which is coming out of a lacklustre phase, is upbeat about its prospects for the future. More

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


Regional navigation satellite system
The Union Cabinet on Tuesday gave its approval to undertake the development and deployment of an Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) at a cost of Rs 1,420 crore, with a foreign exchange component of Rs 1,100 ... More

Award for SEC Industries
The Hyderabad-based SEC Industries Ltd has been selected for the annual Technology Day awards for 2006 given by the Union Ministry of Science and Technology. The award recognises the company's ability to indigenously develop and ... More

CCMB scientists develop knockout mouse strain
To help create human disease models and in drug discovery More

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT


Nod for capital infusion in Teletech
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved additional infusion of equity capital up to Rs 1,500 crore into Teletech Investments (India) Ltd by Essal Metal Holdings Ltd, Essar Logistics Holdings Ltd and Essar Power ... More

SOCIAL WELFARE


Plea to take action against insurance co
The General Insurance Officers All India Association has asked the authorities to take action against a private insurance company for not implementing the Kerala Government sponsored health insurance scheme for the poor. Even before the ... More

INDUSTRIAL POLICY


`Govt yet to decide on special economic regions'
The Government is still undecided on whether to go in for legislation or adopt a policy resolution for the proposed special economic regions (SERs) in the country, according to Dr Ajay Dua, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion ... More

BOOKS


For fewer sloppy Opals
Publishers voice their opinion on how fiascos such as Opal Mehta can be headed off. More
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