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CLIMATE & WEATHER
`Low' concentrates into depression
To intensify further More

NON-CONVENTIONAL ENERGY
Plan to increase renewable energy generation
`Wastes to energy plan encouraging' More

EPFO ties with XLRI to implement new biz model
Study emphasises on service to customers More

`Focus on renewable energy sources'
The long term national energy policy should focus more on the generation of power from renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, bio-fuels and hydrogen instead of depending largely on coal. Although beneficiated clean coal can be used after ... More

SOCIAL SECURITY
Web site for DoT, BSNL pensioners
The Controller of Communications Accounts Tamil Nadu Circle (CCA TN) has launched a Web site for pensioners of the Department of Telecom and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL). Named www.ccatn.gov.in, the site ... More

ECONOMY
World Bank report says inequality high in AP
`Rural poverty nullifies urban boom in State' More

Jobs more important than growth
Employment creation will more certainly induce growth than the latter generating jobs. The Government should make employment generation, rather than growth, its focus. More

One hundred tepid days
The LDF Govt's first hundred days in government reveals that being swept into power is one thing, solving Kerala's industrial and developmental problems, quite another. More

Karnataka industrial policy outlines HRD initiatives
Incentives for skill development in specialised manufacturing, service sectors More

EXCISE AND CUSTOMS
Compensation for CBEC officials kin
The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has directed payment of Rs 5 lakh as compensation to each of the families of two officers - Sanjay Sawant and Shashi Shekhar Singh — of the central excise department who ... More

FOREIGN TRADE
SMEs to be in focus in trade ties with Germany
Defence hardware, components to be one of key areas of collaboration More

HEALTH
World Bank loans for 3 health projects
Resuming loans to the health sector in the country, the World Bank has approved three projects valued at $662 million. The projects include two in Central sector projects - Reproductive and Child Health - II ($350 ... More

INFRASTRUCTURE
Link road from Vizag port ready
A major road project connecting the Visakhapatnam port and the city has been completed and it may be declared open officially in a few months' time. The toll rates are to be fixed. This road, costing Rs 114 crore, was taken up as a part of the ... More

Bangalore chamber hails infrastructure thrust
In its reaction to the new policy, the Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC) has commended the policy giving emphasis to infrastructure and said: "The BCIC particularly likes to commend the Government's move to develop and create ... More

PETROLEUM
Delay in crude supply holds up NRL expansion
Delay in assuring crude supply is delaying finalisation of capacity augmentation project and IPO of Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL). NRL had proposed expansion of capacities from 3 million tonnes to 4.5 mt. Though the Union Ministry of Petroleum ... More

PLASTICS
TN plastics body seeks help to rein in input prices
The Tamil Nadu and Pondy Plastic Association (TANPPA) has called upon the Union Government to help maintain stability in prices of plastic raw materials. At a press conference here, the association called for elimination of customs duty on ... More

SSI
HSBC extends factoring service to SMEs
HSBC today announced the launch of factoring services to SMEs, whose rise in the wake of strong export growth has expanded opportunities in the financial business stream. The service would be available at Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, ... More

Non-availability, rising prices of match splints hurting Sivakasi units
Call to raise new matchwood plantations in TN More

TRAVEL & PLACES
Tokens for passport applicants
The Regional Passport Office (RPO), Hyderabad, will start issuing tokens for submission of passport applications from September 1, 2006. The number of acceptance counters would be increased from 10 to 12 for customer convenience. ... More

TERRORISM
Trouble in the neighbourhood
Sandwiched between conflict zones in Sri Lanka and Pakistan, India has to achieve the right balance in neighbourly priorities — deciding how far to go in dealing with the Tamil Tigers while leaving Pakistan strictly alone to tackle its problems . RASHEEDA BHAGAT on the turmoil in the sub-continent. We don't need to play the Good Samaritan supporting the "aspirations" of the Balochis. More

Curbs on duty-free items on board aircraft to go
Shop must get security check done, deliver item to passenger only at gate More

Compensation for CBEC officials kin
The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has directed payment of Rs 5 lakh as compensation to each of the families of two officers - Sanjay Sawant and Shashi Shekhar Singh — of the central excise department who ... More

RADIO/TV
Dailies add 12.6 m readers: NRS
The Hindu takes second spot in the survey; fall in magazine readership More

EDUCATION
`BL Club' launched in Tirunelveli varsity
The `Business Line Club', the first of its kind to be established in an institute for higher education here to act as a campus interface to the corporate world, was inaugurated at the Department of Management Studies of Manonmaniam Sundaranar ... More

Inter-college commerce festival
Acme 2006 - a two-day national-level inter-collegiate commerce festival - will be held at St Aloysius College in Mangalore from September 31. A press release said here on Tuesday that 17 teams from various parts of the ... More

FOODS & FOOD PROCESSING
Workshop on food processing
Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Kinfra) and Malabar Chamber of Commerce will host a workshop on `food processing industries' in Kozhikode on Saturday. The event will include an interactive session on ... More

GEMS & JEWELLERY
Diamond stocks in limelight
Industry growth, festival season hustle up these stocks More

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS
ITA sees turnaround in tea sector's fortunes
However, H1 production down by 10 mkg More

Nasscom to open cyber security lab
Information Technology Act to be amended soon, says Kiran Karnik More

WTO
SAARC chamber to voice concerns of S. Asian nations
In the backdrop of the impasse over the Doha round, the SAARC Chambers of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) will be leading a delegation from South Asia in September to meet the region's Ambassadors in Geneva. The annual WTO public forum organised ... More

RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Bank of India scheme for farm women
Tuber Institute to be technology partner in credit scheme More

EVENTS
Free cardiac check-up camp
A free cardiac check-up camp will be conducted on August 30 & 31 exclusively for diabetic patients. The camp will be held at Manipal Heart Foundation from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on both days. Cardiac consultation by senior ... More

EXPORTS & IMPORTS
Mangalore handles wheat cargo after six years
The New Mangalore port handled an imported consignment of wheat cargo on Tuesday, almost after a gap of six years. Sources in shipping industry told Business Line here that m.v. Maritime Cuate was berthed at the multi-purpose ... More

CO-OPERATIVES
AP signs MoU with Nabard for revival of co-operatives
Rs 2,200-cr revival package to benefit 2,746 PACs, 22 DCCBs More

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES
Now, Gujarat execs can tone up with the Kerala touch
AYURVEDA PACKAGE More

TOURISM
Bekal Resorts Corpn to develop tourism products
Focus on North Malabar destinations More

Road show to promote S'pore as business destination
Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has embarked on a four-city road show to showcase Singapore as a BTMICE (business travel, meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) destination. Ms Kang Siew Kheng, Regional Director, South Asia, Middle ... More






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