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EMPLOYMENT
Tatas, Dr Reddy's Foundation join hands
To enhance job skills to underprivileged youth More

CLIMATE & WEATHER
Good tidings
THE LAKES around Hyderabad are overflowing after the recent rains. Perches of the birds are just below the `danger' mark at Raidurgam Cheruvu on the Gachibowli ... More

NRIS
ICICI Bank brings in the bucks!
`Free' strategy pays off with sharp jump in remittances More

COURTS/LEGAL ISSUES
Judiciary all set to use digital pen
To capture information at the police station More

ECONOMY
Monetary puzzle: Is Taylor's rule the answer?
Research has discovered that the Fed's actions in the last decade and more, knowingly or otherwise, conform, more or less, to Taylor's rule and avoided boom-bust economic cycles. More

FOREIGN TRADE
SME team to visit Saudi Arabia
A team of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from India would visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) during September 9-15, 2006. The APITCO Ltd, here is facilitating the visit. Sponsored by the Ministry of Small Scale ... More

HOTELS
Cyprus college ties up with hotel management institutes
Ties up with three institutes in West Bengal More

INFRASTRUCTURE
Gandhi City to develop SEZ near Bangalore
Company plans investment of $600 million More

3 consortiums shortlisted for sea-bridge project
Rs 4,000-cr project is for building a 22-km bridge from Sewri to Nhava More

Coindia hopeful of achieving cluster development project objectives
Aims at Rs 400-cr pump exports in 5 years, 25% growth in domestic market share More

PETROLEUM
RNRL may bag 4 coal-bed methane blocks; RIL nil
54 bids for 10 blocks received More

CCEA to consider ONGC bid for US co
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) is likely to consider at its next meeting the proposal from Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) to acquire an American firm, Omimex de Colombia, jointly with a Chinese ... More

No delay in RIL gas pricing decision: Minister
The Government on Wednesday reiterated that there was no delay in decision making on its part on the pricing issue of gas supply to Reliance Natural Resources Ltd (RNRL) from Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL). Making a statement in the Lok Sabha ... More

KSRTC saves Rs 2.24 crore on fuel cost
Implementing fuel saving techniques has helped the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) save Rs 2.24 crore every month on the cost of fuel. Announcing this at a press conference in the city on Wednesday, Mr K.P. Somarajan, Chairman ... More

POWER
Fine imposed on UP Power Corpn
The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) on Tuesday imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL) for drawing excess electricity from the Northern Grid in April this year. An enquiry ... More

TAXATION
CBDT gets four new members
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is in full strength now, with the Government appointing four new members on Tuesday. All the vacancies have been filled and the Board now has six members and a Chairperson, a CBDT spokesperson confirmed. ... More

TEXTILES
Spinners: Scrap Customs duty on PSF
The blended yarn spinning industry has raised an alarm over the steep increase in prices of polyester staple fibre (PSF) and demanded duty-free imports to help spinners cope with the cost escalation. Pointing to the steady ... More

SSI
SME team to visit Saudi Arabia
A team of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from India would visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) during September 9-15, 2006. The APITCO Ltd, here is facilitating the visit. Sponsored by the Ministry of Small Scale ... More

RADIO/TV
Ears for growth
FM radio channels have unveiled a spate of high-decibel ad campaigns to differentiate and pull in those ears. More

Moulding medium to message
Adapting advertising to radio is a challenge, but has its payoffs. More

The media as activist
The media has always been interactive, but its focus changes with the times. Today's media even makes money encouraging consumer activism! More

EDUCATION
MoU for hotel management course
The National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Vatel International Business School of France for exchange of students and faculty. According to the MoU, the ... More

BEVERAGES
Increase in pesticide residue in soft drinks: New CSE report
The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on Wednesday released a set of new findings on pesticide residue in soft drinks that suggest that even three years after its first report on pesticide content in soft drinks, pesticide residue in ... More

GEMS & JEWELLERY
Hitex expo to showcase Internet potential
The second edition of the three-day Hyderabad International Gems and Jewellery Exposition 2006, beginning at the Hitex expo facility on August 6, will educate jewellers and customers on how to tap Internet to sell or buy ... More

MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS & HOSPITALS
16 hospitals seek accreditation
The year-old national accreditation body for hospitals says it has got into the act with applications from 16 healthcare majors from across the country and many more to come. The standards were finalised in February this year. "There is so ... More

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION
New retail head for Prestige Group
Mr Susil S. Dungarwal, formerly with Hiranandani Group, has joined leading local real estate company, Prestige Group, as its Head Retail to spearhead the company's growth and expansion plans of shopping mall business. Mr Susil ... More

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS
Metro rail for Madurai urged
The Sattur Chamber of Commerce and Industries has urged the Ministry of Railways to implement underground metro train project in Madurai as early as possible. In a letter to the Railway Minister, Mr Lalu Prasad, the Chamber ... More

GENDER
Blurred future?
A WOMAN WORKER at a food-processing unit in Kerala. The recently implemented National Rural Employment Assurance Rule - 2005 makes a number of promises. The labour-friendly rule enacted by the Central Government stipulates that women labourers be ... More

SOCIAL WELFARE
Govt plans to computerise PDS network at Rs 222 cr
Pilot project to be submitted to the Centre for e-governance More

EVENTS
Brandix's apparel park to start operations next year
To invest $750 m; this is expected to touch $3 b in five years More

De-stressing sessions for execs
Oriental Qualitech Training and Services (OQTS) and the Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry will organise two day-long sessions called "Success to Significance". The interactive sessions will be conducted on August 5 and 6 by ... More

Global meet on non-woven textiles to facilitate tie-ups
Overseas majors also looking at flexible labour market in India More

Electronics exhibition in September
Electronic Industries Association of India is organising an exhibition, ELCOMP 2006, for the electronic companies to showcase their components and sub-systems from September 5-7 in New Delhi. With Singapore as the Partner ... More

EXPORTS & IMPORTS
Pvt trade wheat import shipment set to arrive
Prices begin to rise on supplies dwindling, STC tender More

NATURAL CALAMITIES
Floods unlikely to hit sugarcane
Maharashtra output may fall only a tad More






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