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ECONOMY
India a better place to invest than China, says Forbes survey
`There's more to India than IT, outsourcing' More

July rains boost kharif coverage of all crops
Another bumper paddy crop forecast; groundnut acreage down More

Pocket
'Say, dad, why not tighten our belts and buy only nonessential items for a while?'

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INFRASTRUCTURE
Bengal inks pact with Indonesian group
To implement various developmental projects More

PSU
AP: Public enterprise reform process kicks up debate
No privatisation of Singareni, APSRTC: CM More

POWER
TNERC panel advisory member
The former chief engineer, Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, Coimbatore, Mr D. Kumaravelu, has been renominated as member of the State advisory committee of the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC). He will represent ... More

TAXATION
TN chamber seeks VAT postponement
The Ramanathapuram Chamber of Commerce (RCC), while hailing the State Government's decision to introduce value-added tax system from next year, has suggested that its introduction be postponed to April 1 instead of January 1. ... More

BEVERAGES
Four firms bag Rlys vending kiosks contract
Café Coffee, Coca Cola, Fresh & Honest, HLL win bids More

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION
Market value of properties set to rise in AP
The market values of properties — both land and buildings are in for a hike by about 10 to 20 per cent effective August 1, due to upward revision of registration charges. The hike will cover all municipalities, corporations and special ... More

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS
`Corporate sector is conscious of need for inclusive growth'
The corporate sector is conscious that growth has to be inclusive and beneficial to all sections of society, according to Mr R. Seshasayee, CII President and Managing Director, Ashok Leyland. He told newspersons that CII, while facilitating ... More

MINERALS
`Remove curbs on iron ore storage at New Mangalore port'
KSPCB move to hit port's growth, exporters More

REGULATORY BODIES & RULINGS
TRAI defers order on short codes for SMS by 3 months
DoT panel to examine the issue More

TRADE & LABOUR UNIONS
Issue directives to banks on campus recruitments: NCBE
SBI's action to go to only to select campuses in the State More

INCOME TAX
`Dept not fully geared for e-filing of returns'
Move seen as major step towards paperless environment More

Tax breaks on bank deposits a welcome move
The tax breaks offered on bank term deposits of 5 years and above would be greatly welcomed by banks. About 15 per cent of the deposits in the banking system currently are in the above 5-year category. Banks have been increasing their interest ... More

Heavy rush on last day to file returns
Long queues were seen at various income tax (IT) offices in the city as taxpayers turned up in large numbers to file returns on the last day. As per estimated department figures, IT offices in Mumbai collected around 70,000 returns (only ... More

EXPORTS & IMPORTS
Vegoil tariff values hiked
$15-21 hike for palm group of oils More

Mango exports to Japan to begin in November
With the Japanese Government lifting curbs on import of mangoes from India after 20 years, the Union Government is hopeful of exporting some varieties of mangoes from November. Encouraged by the Japanese response, the Centre has decided to ... More

Q1 textile exports up 25 pc
Readymade garment exports post 27-pc growth More

TOURISM
Kerala Tourism plans to promote home-stays
Initiative is to help local people earn an additional income More

Gujarat keen to promote its tourism
Gujarat celebrating 2006 as tourism year More






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