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Electrical goods industry seeks single window clearances
Electrica 2006 to be held from August 13-15 More

Highways, roads in TN to be upgraded
Coping with all-round high growth in different sectors More

SBI Tiruchi module gives farm loans
The Tiruchimodule of State Bank of India has extended financial assistance to the tune of Rs 1,021 crore up to March 2006 for agricultural activities, to register a growth of 173 per cent over the budgeted level. It ranked top in ... More

Residency to host `Chocolate Festival'
The Residency is all set to host its first `Chocolate Festival' in the city. It will be a two-month long treat between August 11 and October 8. About 10 different items made of chocolate and some with cake mix, home made ... More

ICAI regional conference starts today
The 38th regional conference of the Southern India Regional Council (SIRC) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India is slated for August 11 and 12 at Tirupur. Seven technical sessions have been proposed during the ... More

Workshop on hospital accreditation
A one-day workshop on Hospital Accreditation is slated for August 12 at The Residency. Organised jointly by the Coimbatore Management Association and Quality Council of India, this workshop conducted by the National Accreditation ... More

Diamond units' plea to revive trade
The synthetic diamond units in the districts of Tiruchi, Pudukottai, Dindigul and Karur, affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Synthetic Diamond All Manufacturers' Association, downed the shutters on Tuesday to press their 15-point ... More

Nilgiris small tea growers' plea
The Nilgiris Small Tea Growers' Association has appealed to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Mr M. Karunanidhi, to issue necessary instructions to the forest officials to stop harassing the growers when they fell and move silver ... More

TN sales tax exemption hailed
The trade and industry sector has thanked the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, the Finance Minister and the Minister for Commercial Taxes for conceding its demands on sales tax exemptions in the State Budget. The Tamil Nadu Chamber ... More

Banks to give prompt flood relief in AP
Crop is damaged in about 2.12 lakh hectares with a provisional financial loss of Rs 525.66 crore. More

PM to tour flood-hit States
AP Govt plans to strengthen the Godavari embankments More

Sugar refinery in Kakinada SEZ planned
A sugar refinery is proposed to be set up in the port-based special economic zone (SEZ) coming up here at a cost of over Rs 300 crore. The refinery is planned as a joint venture between EID Parry (India) Ltd of the Murugappa group and Cargill ... More

200 wellness product stores to be launched
Global Consumer Services Pvt Ltd, promoted by Global Hospitals, will set up 200 wellness product stores across all major southern states in the next three years with a total investment of Rs 90 crore. Besides being pharmacies, the `Goodlife' ... More

Rainbow of hope?
A SPECTACULAR RAINBOW brought cheer to Bhadrachalam town in Khammam district, which was ravaged by floods, on Thursday.


IIM-K seminar on IT management
The Indian Institute of Management - Kozhikode (IIM - K) is organising its annual IT Management Seminar, AIMS 2006, at its campus on August 12 and 13. The event features two case-study competitions sponsored by Cognizant Technology Solutions ... More

Bharath Pitstop gets recognition
New Bharath Pitstop, the tyre and car care showroom offering imported and Indian tyres and car accessories, has received recognition from various multinational tyre companies during its first year of operations here. Mr Mohan ... More

Comrades in protest
MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT from Kerala, Mr Varkala Radhakrishnan of the CPI-M (left) and Mr Pannyan Ravindran (CPI), stage a protest at Parliament House in New Delhi, on Thursday. They were protesting against the Centre's refusal to give security ... More

Kerala VAT collection shows improvement
Rs 600-cr rise in first four months this fiscal More

Call for regulatory mechanism to preserve eco sensitive regions
`Need to focus on Home Stay as special attraction assumes importance' More

PM to visit Nanded today
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, will on Friday visit the relief camp for flood-affected people in Nanded district of Maharashtra. He will fly in from Hyderabad for the visit. Meanwhile, the situation in the pilgrim town of Pandharpur ... More

BPL Mobile to invest Rs 100 cr on Mumbai operations
In the midst of the dispute between the Hutch and Essar groups over BPL Mobile, the latter has announced that it will invest Rs 100 crore in expanding its Mumbai operations. "We will add 300-400 more cell sites over the next four or five ... More

Deora reviews impact of floods in Gujarat
Gas supplies are being diverted to hospitals and CNG stations More

Sadbhav bags Ahmedabad 0project
Sadbhav Engineering Ltd announced on Thursday that it has bagged a Rs 560-crore road construction project to improve and widen the Sardar Patel Ring Road around Ahmedabad from the City's urban development authority. Making the ... More

BoB to recast Gujarat operations
10-point strategy to expand business More

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