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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Advinus drug discovery unit opened in Pune
Advinus Therapeutics, the latest drug discovery facility, catering to the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries, was inaugurated by Mr Ratan Tata at Hinjewadi in Pune on Thursday. The company has been promoted by the Tata Group with Dr ...
Govt nod sought for direct flights from Mangalore to W. Asia
The Saudi Arabia-based West Coast NRI Forum has urged the Union Government to permit the operations of flights from the Mangalore airport to West Asian countries. Addressing presspersons here, Mr Mohammed Faroque, President of the forum, has ...
SBH prunes NRE rates
The State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH) has announced a revision, mostly downward, in interest rates on NRE, FCNR (B) and RFC term deposits effective August 1. In a press release here on Wednesday, the bank said the rates on NRE term deposits were ...
BoI, UTI MF sign pact for micro pension plan
Minimum contribution for SHGs reduced to Rs 100 per month
Sixth Pay Commission A financial noose round Government's neck?
It is a puzzle why the Central Cabinet chose to rush in with the announcement of the Sixth Pay Commission when the Central and the State finances are deeply dented, implementing the previous panel's recommendations.
Exports key to raise GDP, disposable incomes: Narayana Murthy
`Creation of jobs is the answer to country's woes'
`Offshore engg services is the next big thing'
Nasscom sees potential for $40-b business by 2020
EXCISE AND CUSTOMS
Centre extends tax break for new units in 3 States
The Centre has extended the excise duty exemption granted to new industrial units in Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal and Sikkim till March 31, 2010, from the previous deadline of March 31, 2007. The Government issued a notification to this ...
Suminfra: `No alternative to public-pvt partnership'
Andhra Pradesh to come up with new policy for land acquisition
Board of Approval for SEZs to meet on Aug 8
To consider 169 proposals for setting up SEZs
Iran-Pak-India gas pipeline project stuck on pricing
Nine-member technical team to submit report today
GAIL offers to buy gas from ONGC in KG Basin
Seeks schedule of availability from ONGC's new finds
Anil Ambani meets Ministry officials over RIL gas deal
Also raises the issue of allotment of coal bed methane blocks
OVL gets CCEA nod to buy asset in Colombia
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday permitted ONGC Videsh Ltd to acquire a share in an oil asset, Omimex de Colombia, owned by Omimex Resources Inc, a US exploration and production company. Briefing newspersons, the ...
IOC keeps options open on tapping bond market
Final call likely by September
Maharashtra Govt urged to set final date for abolition of octroi
Traders and business community representatives in Maharashtra want the State Government to set a final date for the abolition of octroi. The Subodh Kant report on octroi has also recommended its abolition. Traders in Maharashtra have been ...
Centre to boost technical textiles sector
The Government plans to focus on the emerging opportunity in technical textiles, owing to its export potential. "India has the capability to take advantage of the developments in the field of technical textiles. "With a large textile ...
Peace dam bursts in Sri Lanka
With the `water war' spilling over, the period of political engagement is over and yet another phase of military confrontation has begun in Sri Lanka. In Colombo, RASHEEDA BHAGAT traces the genesis of the latest conflict and gauges the mood in the ca pital where there is much despair for the economy, which has just now managed a turnaround.
Notification to curb violence, obscenity on cable
In a move that should help regulate airing of programmes showing obscenity, violence and cruelty among others, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Thursday issued a notification banning cable service providers from showing films, film ...
SAP India, IIMB in pact for e-governance tools
SAP India and the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore have entered into an MoU to work together in areas of public sector and e-governance. As part of the MoU, SAP would support IIMB's Centre for Enterprise Resource Planning, whilst IIMB's ...
HCL Tech, Melbourne varsity in pact
HCL Technologies Ltd has signed a memorandum of understanding with The Grid Computing and Distributed Systems' (GRIDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia to work collaboratively in the area of grid computing and high-performance ...
Southern demand drives growth in Q1 tractor sales
The double-digit growth run seen in the domestic tractor industry last fiscal seems to have continued well into the current year. According to industry data, tractor sales jumped by 25 per cent in the first quarter of the current fiscal to ...
GEMS & JEWELLERY
Polished diamond grading programme
The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world's largest independent laboratory of testing and grading gemstones and fine jewellery, in collaboration with the Jewellers Forum, will organise the first `Polished Diamond ...
REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION
Big demand for large floor plates from IT, ITES cos in Chennai
About 26 million sq ft of commercial space is under construction here, of which around 16 million sq ft is expected to be delivered in the next 12 months, according to a review of market activity by Trammell Crow Meghraj, international property ...
Cashing in on fly ash
A perfect `waste to wealth' story. The Raichur thermal power station uses the fly ash it generates to manufacture mosaic tiles.
MINING & QUARRYING
Pvt role likely in uranium mining
Initial entry to be limited to data collection, utilisation of modern techniques and processing
POSCO plan for captive port hits a rough patch
Orissa Govt moots utilisation of Paradip capacity
RmKV to patent new saree weaving technique
RmKV, one of Chennai's leading silk saree retailers, has applied for a patent for a new technique of weaving silk sarees, according to Mr K. Sivakumar, Partner, RmKV. The technique is called the KV Technique after RmKV's partner late K. ...
REGULATORY BODIES & RULINGS
SEBI norms for MF overseas investment
Minimum 10-yr existence needed for investing in ETFs
Centre ready to offer viability gap funding for Chennai metro rail project
Can provide up to 20 pc of the cost of an infrastructure project: Minister
EXPORTS & IMPORTS
EEPC targets $23-b exports this fiscal
Seeks merger of duty exemption schemes for speedy refunds
8 bidders for STC wheat tender
Agrocorp is the lowest bidder
Sugar prices, stocks surge on DGFT notification
Ban order amended to permit held up shipments; market misinterprets
Freight movement on two East Coast Rly lines suspended
Landslides caused by heavy rains in Orissa
IRCTC plans Buddhist circuit tourist trains
The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) plans to develop Buddhist circuit tourist trains for both the high end and economy segments. These trains would target both domestic and foreign tourists specifically from Sri ...
A durable houseboat for tourism
Catering to the increasing demand of houseboat tourism in the State, the Aroor-based Samudra Shipyard Pvt Ltd has come out with an eco-friendly luxury houseboat made of fibreglass instead of traditional wood. The move was taken considering the ...
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