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CLIMATE & WEATHER
Rain wreaks havoc in AP, relief work on
Massive inflows into major reservoirs in State More

ECONOMY
Inflation up as pulses, vegetables turn dearer
Wholesale Price Index of all commodities up at 204.1 points More

M.P. clears proposals worth Rs 22,000 cr
The Madhya Pradesh Government has cleared investment proposals worth Rs 22,000 crore in the State and the projects are under implementation, Mr Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister, said. Speaking at a meeting organised by industry chamber ... More

ENVIRONMENT
Tirupur wastewater project by year-end
Water Investment Company Ltd, a joint venture promoted by the Tamil Nadu Government and IL&FS, hopes to complete a Rs 400-crore wastewater treatment project in Tirupur by the year-end. Addressing Suminfra 2006, a conference organised by the ... More

Kyoto Protocol facilitates Rs 19,623-cr investments in cleaner projects
`333 projects have been given approval till July 31' More

FOREIGN TRADE
India, Ivory Coast to expand bilateral trade
`Keen on establishing strategic partnership' More

HEALTH
Stempeutics set for first stem cell trials
Tests slated to begin in October More

CCEA okays Gates Foundation's donation to PHFI
8 States keen on setting up institute of public health More

HOTELS
Hyderabad Marriott Hotel opens
Marriott International, Inc. has expanded its portfolio in India with the opening of the 297-room Hyderabad Marriott Hotel, after an extensive renovation and expansion of the former Viceroy Hotel. The hotel is the seventh Marriott property in ... More

INFRASTRUCTURE
Dishman spreads wings in Europe
To set up two special economic zones near Ahmedabad More

Iran wants to renegotiate 5-mt LNG deal with India
I do not know if the deal is effective or not, says Iranian Minister More

PSU
Oil PSUs may avert rise in under-recoveries in Q2
Falling product prices offset rising crude price More

PETROLEUM
IDFC PE to invest $60 m in KG Gas Network
IDFC Pvt Equity Co Ltd will pick up a 50 per cent stake in Krishna Godavari Gas Network Ltd investing an amount which "could be as much as" $60 million (Rs 275 crore), IDFC Pvt Equity's President & CEO, Mr Luis Miranda, told Business Line ... More

PHARMACEUTICALS
More sops for AIDS drugs sought
The Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals has sought tax exemption from the Department of Customs and Excise on a large number of anti-AIDS drugs. These benefits are mostly sought for pharmaceutical companies to produce ... More

TEXTILES
Karur textile promotion council formed
To work with local industry, govt depts to meet industry needs More

Panel to regulate technical textiles use
The Government has set up an inter-ministerial committee to look into the feasibility of regulating the use of technical textiles. The committee comprises officials from the ministries of roads and transport, defence, home ... More

TERRORISM
Unspeakable horror
The horrors of the hostilities between Israel and Lebanon daily witnessed on the TV screen leave one benumbed. Both sides are demoniacally targeting civilian populations with all the firepower at their command. The totally unjustified conflict is ... More

EDUCATION
HP grant for Jadavpur varsity
Jadavpur University of Kolkata has been awarded a "Technology for Teaching Grant" by Hewlett-Packard (HP). The university will receive approximately $ 70,000 worth of technology such as HP Tablet PCs, external storage and optical drives, wireless ... More

AUTOMOBILE COMPONENTS
Japan's Hino to source engine components from Ashok Leyland
List ranges from engine blocks to water pumps More

BEVERAGES
Bengal survey on pesticide presence in soft drinks
The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has taken up a survey to ascertain if soft drinks produced in plants in the State contained any pesticides. Addressing a meeting at the Bengal National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BNCCI) ... More

MEDICAL & SURGICAL EQUIPMENTS
Call to set up SEZ for making medical equipment
3-day exhibition of medical equipment, hospital needs begins today More

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION
TN: Residents of unapproved layouts get a breather
New scheme comes with single fee for approval More

LEATHER
N. Arcot leather units brace up to meet retail major orders
Labour shortage, communication problems play spoilsport More

IPR
IICT licenses cancer patents to US co
To get Rs 43 lakh as upfront payment, royalty on net sales More

RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Vidarbha package disbursal gains speed
Centre, Maharashtra working with banks More

INCOME TAX
Wedding gifts
Cash gifts received on occasions that are a prelude to the actual marriage would also be exempt More

EXPORTS & IMPORTS
Exporters, importers urged to use e-services of DGFT
Teething problems to be sorted out by Aug 15 More

NATURAL CALAMITIES
Landslide in Araku valley
There was a landslide at Kodipunjulavalasa village in the Araku valley in Visakhapatnam district on Thursday night, around 10 p.m , claiming several lives. Five bodies were recovered by Friday evening. Visakhapatnam and the other ... More

TOURISM
`2.4 lakh rooms needed to cater to tourism growth'
The infrastructure in gateway cities such as Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai needs to be strengthened More






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Vidarbha package disbursal gains speed

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Forex reserves rise $675 m

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`Japanese cos to invest $1.8 b in India in next 3 yrs'

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High oil prices, rate hike concern keep bonds down

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Plan for biometric features in PAN cards

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