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TNPL plans Rs 650-cr expansion
Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Ltd (TNPL) plans to expand its production capacity with an investment of Rs 650 crore. The Chief Minister, Mr M. Karunanidhi, said that TNPL would add a new paper machine with a capacity of 1.2 lakh tonnes a ... More

`Air-link to Karaikal will be viable'
Pre-feasibility study on greenfied airport sees potential More

TN to expand industrial estates, set up more SEZs
With an objective to enhance energy security, says Karunanidhi More

New IT, biotech policies on the anvil
Software parks to come up in 4 cities More

TN leads in engg exports from South
Tamil Nadu, among the southern States, led in export of engineering goods valued at Rs 9,484 crore in 2005-06, said Mr R. Srinivasan, Field Officer, Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC), Chennai, here on Wednesday. The ... More

`Decontrol sugar, drop export ban'
The Sattur Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, to decontrol sugar immediately and drop the ban order on export of sugar. In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister, the Chamber ... More

Lessons from everyday things
Newspaper, candle, electrical extension cord, magnifying glass, aspirin, pen, clock, calculator, toothpaste, mirror - how are these 10 words relevant to one's success in personal life and working career? Aren't they irrelevant? Ambiguous ... More

Cotton research station
Steps are being taken to establish a cotton research station in Perambalur District, the Union Minister for Environment and Forests, Mr A. Raja, has said. Inaugurating a one-day National Seminar on `Coir Production' sponsored by ... More

GMR Ind plant gets energy efficiency award
In a sugar factory, a one per cent saving in process steam on cane can result in an additional generation of a whopping 6,48,000 units of power. This can be achieved for a plant with a crushing capacity of 3,600 tonnes of cane per day (TCD) for a ... More

NTPC set to start work at Simhadri power plant
Signs MoU with SCCL for joint venture More

ICAR award for DRR scientists
A team of rice scientists led by Dr N. Shoba Rani of the Hyderabad-based Directorate of Rice Research (DRR) has won the ICAR Outstanding Multi-disciplinary Team Research Award in Agriculture and Allied Sciences for 2003-04. The award recognises ... More

Tyre dealers' body office-bearers
Mr Dilip Kumar Dhariwal of Dhariwal Bros has been elected President of the Hyderabad Tyre Dealers Association, while Mr Chandresh R. Mehta of Prakash Tyres has been elected Secretary. At the Annual General Meeting of the ... More

Centre clears 28 tourism projects
The Union Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned 28 projects for Andhra Pradesh during the 10th Plan period. The total funds provided during the period for the projects were approximately Rs 64 crore. During 2005-06, the State got ... More

Pratt & Whitney Chair at Hyderabad varsity
United Technologies Corporation and the University of Hyderabad announced on Wednesday the setting up of the Pratt & Whitney Endowed Chair in Science and Engineering. The Registrar of University of Hyderabad, Dr Y. Narasimhulu, said that they .. More

SBH officers' training programme
Banks should integrate three critical components — customer, technology and employees, if they want to survive in the fiercely competitive market place, according to Mr R.P. Sinha, Chief General Manager of the State Bank of Hyderabad ... More

Kerala flour mills seek zero customs duty on wheat imports
Wants 4 pc VAT on the foodgrain abolished More

Planet Hutch launched in Kerala
Hutch on Wednesday announced the launch of Planet Hutch, an interactive GPRS-based service for its customers in Kerala. Hutch customers with GPRS and Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE) enabled phones can now download their favourite songs, ... More

Kerala faces revenue shortfall
Govt to seek ways for additional resource mobilisation More

New Balance range in Kerala
New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc, a global athletic footwear and apparel company, has introduced its complete range of apparels and footwear in the Kerala market. The company is planning to achieve 25 per cent sales from southern ... More

Contour Hotels plans resort in Alappuzha
Contour Hotels and Resorts, a Changanacherry-based resort management company, is setting up a resort along the backwaters in Alappuzha. Addressing a press conference in the city on Wednesday, Mr Ajith Kumar A.R., General Manager, Contour ... More

KSINC launches luxury boat services
Given the encouraging response from water-related tourism activities, the Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation (KSINC) has introduced two luxury boats - Lake Princess and Lake Queen - in the Kochi ... More

Onam gift
BPL CARDHOLDERS queue up at the Putharikandam Maidan in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday to collect free Onam kits.


Kerala Govt declares bonus for staff
The State Government has declared bonus and festival allowance for employees for 2005-06. Those drawing a total salary not exceeding Rs 5,500 are entitled for a bonus payout of Rs 2,500, according to a special notification here. ... More

Bonus for Kerala cashew workers
Workers in the cashew sector in the State will get a minimum bonus of Rs 2,400 for 2005-06 as per an agreement reached at a meeting held in the presence of the Labour Minister, Mr P.K. Gurudasan. The Labour Commissioner ... More

Canara Bank to conduct trade fair
Canara Bank is organising a seven-day Onam trade fair at the premises of its Circle Office here from Monday next (August 28). This is being done with a view to promoting the cause of beneficiaries of the bank's various poverty ... More

Karnataka to form expert panel on interlinking rivers
To help address priority areas of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts More

MobileNxt opens store in Hubli
MobileNxt Teleservices Pvt Ltd, India's first mobile retail chain, opened a store in Hubli on Wednesday. This is the fifth MobileNxt store in the country and the second in Karnataka after Mangalore. Mobile Nxt offers a host of mobile products, ... More

Dallas varsity MBA programme
The University of Dallas Graduate School of Management and the Bangalore-based Dayananda Sagar Institutions on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding to offer first year MBA courses in India with second year courses being ... More

Kannada WAP portal launched
Spice Telecom on Wednesday launched a WAP (wireless application protocol) for mobile Internet portal with exclusive Kannada content in the city. Called Kannada Kasturi, the site can be accessed by Spice users to download ... More

Kaizen certified training programmes
KIAMS, the management institute of the Kirloskar Group, has entered into an agreement with Kaizen Institute to offer a series of Kaizen certified training programmes for the top and senior management of the manufacturing sector. ... More

Joint task force set up in M.P.
A joint task force was constituted on Wednesday to accelerate the pace of industrial development in Madhya Pradesh at a meeting of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Members of Parliament from the State. The task ... More

Award instituted by IIT Kharagpur
In a bid to encourage and promote technical innovation, the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur has announced the Nina Saxena Excellence in Technology Award. Open to all technologists who are Indian citizens, the award ... More

Aaditya Industries plans expansion
The city-based Aaditya Industries, manufacturer of pre-fabricated kitchen systems, is all set to expand its presence across different States and increase production capacity at its unit. Mr Anand Ambedkar, Director, Adeetya Kitchen System, the ... More

Mumbai tax collections up 150 pc in April-July
`Corporate results, market conditions help generate I-T worth Rs 11,400 cr' More

Bharat Forge, Maharashtra to co-develop SEZ near Pune
Trade zone likely to attract Rs 25,000-cr investments More

Reality circuit takes seat in the tourism bandwagon

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