INDUSTRY & ECONOMY
CLIMATE & WEATHER
Early monsoon raises reservoir levels in Kerala
Hydel power sector gets a boost
Nandan opens facility at Icrisat ASP
Nandan Biomatrix Ltd has opened a research and development, process and formulation and biodiesel facility at the Agri-Science Park (ASP) of ICRISAT. Dr William Dar, Director-General of ICRISAT, said Nandan Biomatrix' decision ...
Proposal to introduce licence fee on CTVs draws flak
Additional burden would result in a major slowdown of industry: CETMA
TN's Annual Plan size revised
The Planning Commission has revised the Annual Plan size of Tamil Nadu for the current fiscal 2006-07 to Rs 12,500 crore depending on resources available during the course of the year. Responding to discrepancies in the official ...
Monsoon components falling apart
Major monsoon components have started disintegrating in anticipation of the system entering a confirmed weak phase during the next 24-48 hours. Of these, the feeble low-level jet over the Arabian Sea and the poorly developed monsoon trough ...
Malaysia to issue multiple entry visas to Indians
Deputy PM sees scope for development of trade
India, Pak agree on SAARC classification
India and Pakistan have agreed to take lead role in the capacity building programme in classification. While India would provide training for SAARC statisticians in trade classification and activity classification, Pakistan would make similar ...
Swajas Air sets up medical evacuation co
The Chennai-based Swajas Air Careers has set up a medical evacuation company and air ambulance service called Galaxy Rescue 999. Dr G. Sairamanan, one of the promoters of the company, said the total investment into the company was over Rs 2 ...
CLRI develops therapeutic footwear
For low or moderate risk diabetic patients
Maharashtra Board okays 24 SEZs
`Vision 2010' meet under way
Free pricing for oil PSUs
To offset future rise in crude oil price beyond $75 a barrel
11 E&P cos team up for rig-sharing project
Bid to bring down cost of hiring rigs
`Cut in customs duty to squeeze oil refiners margins'
Trade parity pricing also to impact negatively
Change in pricing to hit refining margins of refiners
IOC will lose additional Rs 220 cr over last year
Power cos to invest Rs 60,000 cr in 5 yrs
Rs 5,000 cr to be spent on infrastructure in 3 years
Petrol price: 55% taxes
For every rupee you pay for petrol, 55 paise go to the Government as taxes. How is the tax collected shared between the Centre and the States? Almost 2:1. The Central taxes add up to 38 per cent of taxes on the retail price of petrol, while the ...
VAT panel meet
The State Finance Ministers are to meet here on June 15 under the aegis of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on VAT to review the implementation of the new tax system. At this meeting, the VAT implementing States are expected to ...
Tally in pact with TNOU
Tally (India) Ltd, a vocational education provider, announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU), to jointly provide a certificate programme in accounting software. Mr M.G. Gopi, ...
For a new look
RESTORATION OF the Senate House, University of Madras, in progress. The work is estimated to cost around Rs 6 crore. The Senate House, constructed in 1873, is the 150-year-old University's first building. ...
FOODS & FOOD PROCESSING
For a share of the juicy pie
Sustained two-digit growth has players fighting for shelf space.
REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION
Janapriya weighing fund-raising options
Company mulls roping in strategic investor, pvt placement, IPO
EGoM tightens norms for gem & jewellery, biotech SEZs
"The minimum land area requirement will remain as it is for the IT sector 10 hectares and minimum built-up area of 1 lakh sq. metres." an official release said.
K. Dhandapani arm plans new projects
Dhandapani Properties Pvt Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Rs 200-crore K. Dhandapani and Co Ltd, plans to construct over five lakh sq. ft. of residential properties in Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore and Tirunelveli. The new ...
PHDCCI for TV monitoring agency
The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry has stressed the need for a monitoring agency for TV content. Television viewership is anticipated to touch 128 million households by 2010, according to the chamber. For this anticipated ...
Palladam weaving park to have marketing consortium
The promoters of Palladam Hi-tech Weaving Park, an integrated textile park project coming up in the district under the public-private initiative, will also have a marketing consortium of their own. The consortium being promoted will be in place ...
BIO-TECH & GENETICS
Bangalore tops biocluster list with Rs 1,400-cr revenue
But Western region topples South
`Develop low-cost drugs for Third World diseases'
Three-day biotechnology show Bangalore Bio 2006 opens
REGULATORY BODIES & RULINGS
USO Fund support for broadband in rural areas
To promote more usage
Kamal Nath to lead Indian group at WEF meet
The Commerce and Industry Minister, Mr Kamal Nath, will lead the Indian delegation to the World Economic Forum's (WEF) East Asia Summit beginning June 15 in Tokyo. Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and India's Ministry of Commerce ...
Ion Exchange customer meet
Ion Exchange Services Ltd, a company in the field of water and wastewater treatment services with two decades of expertise, conducted a customer meet for all leading industrial and institutional customers in Kochi titled "With you, right ...
ENTERTAINMENT & LEISURE
PVR gets licence for 6-screen Mumbai multiplex
PVR Cinemas on Wednesday announced the acquisition of operating licence to strengthen its presence in Mumbai. The licence enables PVR to open its latest property `PVR Mulund' in Mumbai, taking its screen count to 68 nationwide, the largest ...
Training for leather, jute enterprises at Hyderabad
The Small Industries Service Institute is organising a six-week entrepreneur development programme for `synthetic leather goods and jute products manufacturing' from June 12. "The objective is to develop skills and motivate ...
On the presumption of dishonesty
The threats and challenges of the new tax form
Issues in cash-flow statement
Form 2F will burden taxpayers
Jeevan Akshay-III eligible for Sec 80C benefits
The Centre has now said that investments made in Jeevan Akshay-III Plan, which is an annuity plan of Life Insurance Corporation of India, would be entitled for benefits under Section 80C of the income-tax law. Under Section 80C, an individual ...
EXPORTS & IMPORTS
Centre rules out rubber export ban
'No tinkering with imports, exports'
Nod for STC to export 1.5 lakh t sugar
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