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Know your India quiz
"How many young Indians know that the largest and most efficient logistics operator in the world on a day-to-day basis is the Mumbai dabbawallah," asks M. Gopinathan, Chairman of the India Quiz programme of Rotary Club of ... More

National HRD Network in Tiruchi
The Tiruchi chapter of the National HRD Network was inaugurated at a function held in the city recently. The new chapter, affiliated to the National HRD Network headquartered at Hyderabad, has been launched to strengthen HR ... More

e-waste processing plant to be set up in Chennai
CII arm submits blueprint to Govt for planning, tech-related help More

Date extended for getting BIS mark
The Finance Ministry has extended the time limit up to December 31 for the pump manufacturers to get the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) mark for availing themselves of the SSI duty exemption. In a statement, Mr C.R. ... More

PIL against structures on agricultural land: Madras HC orders status quo
The petitioner prayed for issue of writ order directing respondents 1 to 4 to demolish the entire superstructure that was being put up on the above agricultural land. More

AP tops in NRI remittances
Andhra Pradesh receives the highest amount of money remitted by Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to India. It is followed by Maharashtra. According to, the online money transfer portal for NRIs, Andhra Pradesh has excelled in many ... More

AP analysing residues in colas
Following reports of pesticide residues in colas, the Andhra Pradesh Government has directed the Institute of Preventive Medicine (IPM) to pick samples from all the districts and send them to CFTRI (Central Food Technology and Research Institute, ... More

AP flood situation still grim
Over 31 lakh people affected, 11.3 lakh evacuated More

Bank staff want GO on retrenchment withdrawn
The Andhra Pradesh Committee of the All India Bank Officers' Confederation (AIBOC) has demanded the State Government to immediately withdraw the controversial GO No. 5, which was meant to retrench thousands of Government employees. AIBOC ... More

UAE women team at Kerala boat race
A group of 10 women based in the United Arab Emirates will take part in the Nehru Trophy Boat Race to be held in Alappuzha on Saturday. The women, who come from several different countries, will join 23 Indian women from the ... More

Godrej opens Lifespace showroom at Kochi
Godrej and Boyce Mfg Co Ltd (Retailing Division) has opened its first "Godrej Lifespace" store at Kochi on Tuesday offering a wide range of contemporary and stylish home appliances and other lifestyle oriented products. Godrej Lifespace is the ... More

KFC to disburse loans worth Rs 32 cr
Kerala Financial Corporation will disburse loans to the tune of Rs 32 crore to the entrepreneurs in Thiruvananthapuram district during the current financial year. At a business meet here on Tuesday, Mr V.M. Gopala Menon, Managing ... More

ISO certification
The Thiruvananthapuram-based Pure Petrochem India Private Ltd, manufacturers of Action brand lubricants, oils and grease, has bagged ISO 9001-2000 certification, according to a statement from the company. As part of its expansion ... More

Quality testing squads
The Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation (Supplyco) has put in place 56 testing squads to ensure the quality of essential items being sold during the Onam festival. The arrangement is over and above the prevailing testing ... More

Computational geoinformatics meet at Thiruvananthapuram
The Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), the National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) and the Indian Institute of Information Technology-Kerala (IIITM-K) have jointly launched a collaborative academic programme in ... More

PCB to monitor multi-storey constructions
The Kerala State Pollution Control Board has issued guidelines on the pollution control measures to be ensured before the construction of multi-storeyed buildings in the State. Accordingly, the board's prior approval is necessary for ... More

IOB to sell gold coins
The Thiruvananthapuram region of Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) is launching the sale of gold coins from the Main Branch situated on M. G. Road here. Mr T. K. Jose, Secretary, Local Self Government, will launch the programme at a ... More

All shine, no rain
A FISHERMAN MENDS a net while his mate holds an umbrella on a hot day in Chavakkad near Thrissur in Kerala. While most southern States are inundated by heavy rains, Kerala is under a dry spell for the past few days. Rainfall recorded in the State ... More

Karnataka Bank secures rating
The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Karnataka Bank Ltd, Mr Anantakrishna, has said that the bank secured the highest overall satisfaction score by a survey conducted by `Consumer Voice'. The Union Ministry of Consumer ... More

Karnataka seeks Central aid for floods
Excess rainfall causes extensive crop damage More

Nitesh Estates plans 5-star hotel in Bangalore
Nitesh Estates, the real estate division of the Nitesh Group, on Tuesday announced its foray into the hospitality sector with a proposal to promote a five-star luxury hotel in the heart of the city. The project, estimated to cost Rs 500 crore, ... More

Unitech to develop part of Greater Noida
Real estate developer Unitech Ltd has bagged a tender to develop around 100 acres of land in Greater Noida (Delhi NCR). The company will develop a housing project with a total build up area of about 8 million sq. ft. involving a capital outlay ... More

SBI Life to open more branches in eastern region
SBI Life Insurance, a subsidiary of State Bank of India, has set a target of achieving a business premium of Rs 2,500 crore in this fiscal by launching innovative products, opening more number of branches and increasing its sales force, the ... More

Maharashtra rains hit vegetable, fruit arrivals
Exports to West Asia, Europe affected over the last week More

Floods force shutdown of Hazira petrochem units
ONGC, Reliance units also hit; Heavy Water Plant shut down More

Gujarat launches relief, rescue operations
With parts of Gujarat still getting heavy downpour and more areas in four southern districts coming under flood water, the State Government today launched a relief and rescue operation on a war-footing, distributing four million food packets and ... More

Land acquisition for Tata small car facility by October
The West Bengal Government expects to complete land acquisition for the proposed small car manufacturing facility of Tata Motors by October. Tata Motors had asked for close to 1,000 acres at Singur in Hoogly district for setting up the ... More

Lufthansa all set to start services from Kolkata
Number of flights out of India will go up to 45 per week More

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