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TAMIL NADU
Makkal TV pact with Sun TV
Makkal TV, a satellite TV channel promoted by Makkal Tholai Thodarpu Kuzhumam that is to be launched on September 6, has made uplinking arrangements with Sun TV, according to Mr Venu Sanjeevi, Chairman, Makkal TV. The channel ... More

Sivakasi match units facing crisis
High input costs, labour shortage taking toll More

Maditssia lauds pharma park plan
The Madurai District Tiny And Small Scale Industries Association (Maditssia) has welcomed the Tamil Nadu Government's move to set up a 250-acre pharma park at Nanguneri special economic zone (SEZ). In a statement, the association ... More

Toyota Kirloskar opens new dealership
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) opened its first dealership, Annamalais Toyota with `3S' facility (sales, service and spares), in Madurai on Sunday. The Vice-Chairman, TKM, Mr Vikram S. Kirloskar, said the 3S facility has been the ... More

ANDHRA PRADESH
AVRA Lab to invest Rs 20 cr in new facilities
To set up Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients unit in Vizag More

GMR consortium achieves financial closure for road project in AP
The Jadcharla-Farukhnagar road project in Andhra Pradesh, awarded to the GMR consortium comprising GMR Infrastructure Ltd and GMR Energy Ltd, achieved financial closure on Friday. The capital cost of the project, totalling Rs 471 crore, was ... More

Census of AP public sector employees on the anvil
316 Govt depts to have comprehensive staff profile More

Rainfall in AP short of normal figures
With the failure of monsoon to arrive on time, the total crop area for the kharif season was just 52 per cent of the normal area of 77.92 lakh hectares. Only one district received excess rainfall, two witnessed normal . More

Nabard to give Rs 990 cr to AP under RIDF
Nabard chief seeks revised proposals from Govt More

Shrouded in mystery
NEW VARIETY?: An official of the Andhra Pradesh Agricultural Department taking samples of a new variety of rice to the State Assembly in Hyderabad on Monday. The new variety was shown to the Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, but ... More

Satyam bids to promote soft skills in engg colleges
Satyam Computers has taken up a project on an experimental basis to promote soft skills in five engineering colleges of the State, as most of the engineering graduates are lacking in communication skills, according to Mr Sudheer Mareddi, ... More

KGH doctors on strike; 4 die
The doctors of the King George Hospital here, animportant Government hospital in the three north-coastal districts of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam, went on strike on Monday and the patients were deprived of even ... More

KERALA
Kerala HC admits two writs on cola ban
The Kerala High Court on Monday admitted two writ petitions filed by Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Ltd and PepsiCo India Holdings Private Ltd challenging the Government order banning the manufacture and sale of Coca-Cola and Pepsi in the ... More

Minister talks tough
Formulating a general action as part of improving the performance of State-owned PSUs, the State Industries Minister, Mr Elamaram Kareem, has called upon the CEOs of PSUs for co-operation and co-ordination among the companies in matters of raw ... More

Kerala to offer funds for revival of sick PSUs
Meeting bank officials, CEOs on Aug 30 to work out modalities More

Agricultural revival
If measures such as the rehabilitation package announced by the Centre and the successful experiments with lease-land farming under the Kudumbasree Poverty Eradication Mission can be replicated throughout the State, Kerala's agricultural sector can e xpect a new lease of life. More

Discount on Sonata watches
Sonata Watches has announced a special discount scheme for its watches in the Onam festival season. Customers will get a 15 per cent discount till September 10 for purchase of Sonata watches at all leading watch shops and Titan ... More

IIM-K marketing seminar ends
There is immense potential in the international arena, waiting to be tapped by Indian IT companies. Delivering a talk at Synapse, the annual marketing seminar of the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, Mr Jayanth V. Pendharkar, Head, ... More

Seminar on free software
The Chief Minister, Mr V.S. Achuthanandan, has called for wider rollout and intensive propagation of free software to end what he described as monopolistic tendencies in the industry. He said this while inaugurating a one-day ... More

Bajaj Capital zonal office
Bajaj Capital has opened its zonal office in Kochi to offer expert investment advice. The company has recently launched the 360 degree Financial Planning Programme across India to provide complete financial solutions to ... More

Tourism Week in Kottayam
Tourism Week in Kottayam district this year includes cultural programmes by eminent artistes,said the District Collector, Mr Raju Narayana Swamy. The festival jointly organised by the district administration and District ... More

Ayush Therapy Centre in Kochi
The former Chief Minister, Mr Oommen Chandy, has inaugurated the first Ayush Therapy Centre in Kochi and 24th in the country at Panampilly Nagar. The centre will offer authentic ayurvedic services that promote holistic health. ... More

KARNATAKA
Rs 30-cr plan to expand fisheries harbour at Old Mangalore Port
Handling centre sponsored by Metro Cash & Carry India opens More

OTHER STATES
Delhi Metro awards Phase II consultancy contract
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Monday awarded the contract for general consultancy for Phase II construction to a consortium of five companies comprising Pacific Consultants International (PCI), Parsons Brinckerhoff International, Japan ... More

Handloom export council show today
The Handloom Export Promotion Council (HEPC) will hold its second display-cum-sale under Development of Exportable Products and their Marketing Scheme (DEPM) here on Tuesday to coincide with the 24th export award function for top handloom ... More

MAHARASHTRA
AIDS: Wockhardt initiative rustles up care-givers, students
To fill up gap in capacity-building, training among technical staff More

Dabbawalas — cash in on their `marketing' reach
Corporates can leverage their strength in distribution More

UTI Bank opens branch at Nerul
UTI Bank on Monday opened a new branch at Nerul (West), Mumbai, said a press release from the bank. The release also quoted Mr S. Chatterjee, Executive Director, UTI Bank, as saying, "This marks another step towards the extensive ... More






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