INDUSTRY & ECONOMY
Land near Chennai identified for satellite city
Govt to acquire 30,000 acres near Vandalur
Deora asks oil cos to adopt tendering route for ethanol
`Adopt open bidding through which all prospective suppliers can participate'
Dumping probe on imported aluminium plates initiated
The Designated Authority in the Department of Commerce has initiated anti-dumping investigation into import of pre-sensitised positive aluminium plates from China, Bulgaria, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea. The product otherwise described as ...
Beginning a fortnightly column on the quest for building a world-class India by 2020.
Draft puts Kerala's 11th Plan outlay at Rs 35,000 cr
A mark-up of around 50 per cent over the Tenth Plan outlay in real terms
`GDP grew at over 7 pc in Q1'
The country's economy grew at over 7 per cent in the first quarter of the current fiscal, the Union Finance Minister, Mr P. Chidambaram, has said. "Except in Q2 of 2004-05 when the GDP grew by 6.7%, in every other quarter of ...
AP cos bag Greentech awards
Several AP companies, currently participating in a national environment management meet being held in Goa, have bagged awards for their contributions in the field, according to a press release issued by the Greentech Foundation, ...
Govt plans to restart 8 fertiliser units
The Government plans to restart eight public sector fertiliser plants in the next three years, said Mr Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister for Chemicals, Fertilizer and Steel. The move follows the rise expected in demand for fertiliser in the near ...
Unctad Trade and Development Report, 2006
`Strengthen creative market forces'
The Report highlights the scope for making the global trading and financial milieu more development-friendly.
US trade team promotes high-end food products
A trade mission from the Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) was here in the city to promote and market `high-end' food products from the southern states of the US. The team will also visit Mumbai and New Delhi to showcase its ...
SAARC Chamber call to push SAFTA
The executive committee of SAARC Chambers of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) will meet in the Maldives in November to resolve all outstanding issues within the SAFTA among the member nations, including Islamabad's refusal to grant tariff ...
Drink to health
While the cola controversy rages, it's time to rediscover the refreshing goodness of mango panna, thandai, buttermilk and other traditional drinks.
Charges of SEZs provoking land scams, tax loss to exchequer refuted
`Though formal approvals have not been frozen, until 75 non-IT SEZs become fully operational or after a lapse of five months whichever is earlier, there would be a review of existing SEZs for further grant of SEZs.'
The hot topic of discussion among the business press in New Delhi is who would finally emerge victorious on the special economic zone (SEZ) issue P. Chidambaram or Kamal Nath. As of now, Kamal Nath is clearly the winner having ...
Kerala Govt to form core panel with banks to revive PSUs
Financial support for potentially viable units
Oil bonds not to get SLR status, says Chidambaram
Govt to go ahead with scheduled market borrowing
CCEA defers decision on CBM blocks
Refers issue to empowered panel for further consideration
Krishnapatnam power project bid date extended
The deadline for submission of request for qualification documents for the proposed 4000-MW ultra mega coal-based project to come up at Krishnapatnam in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh has been extended till September last. The Ministry of ...
Asian steel prices seen rising in H2
There are apprehensions that global steel prices could be softening once again. Mr Michael Tappeiner, Steel Analyst at WestLB, says that the prices in the US are peaking right now; while in the Europe, they are expected to peak in the fourth ...
`Take closer look at cenvat credit availment practices'
Chidambaram tells Chief Commissioners to ensure more credit is not taken
Ministry may improve selection criteria for transfer pricing audits
`Time not ripe for introduction of advance pricing arrangements'
Sub-group on powerloom bets on adding capacity
Additional capacity of 25 billion sq metres proposed
IBM begins operations in Kochi for SMB clients
More branches to be opened in South soon
Who's on the hit list?
A series on terror strikes that have rocked the world over the past four decades airs on Discovery Channel beginning today.
Pay channels @ Rs 5 per month
TRAI unveils subscriber-friendly tariff plan for CAS regions
TRAI's order on pay channel tariff welcomed
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's order on tariff for pay channels has been welcomed, mainly by consumers in Chennai. The order, which fixes a ceiling of Rs 5 per pay channel per subscriber per month, will be effective December 31, ...
Kalpathi Properties ties up with Bala Vidya Mandir
Kalpathi Properties, the real-estate arm of SSI Ltd, has tied up with city-based school Bala Vidya Mandir to set up a primary and high school in the 5,000-apartment township coming up on the erstwhile Binny Mills property in Perambur, North ...
Aspire Academy opens Kochi centre
The Chennai-based Aspire Career Development Academy has opened its centre in Kochi in association with Vidya Bharathi Institute of Management and Technology. Besides developing communication skills in English, the academy focuses ...
ITIs to be privatised in a phased manner
Bid to revive teaching standards and update curriculum
MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS & HOSPITALS
India to be promoted as global healthcare hub
Visa procedures to be simplified
SumTotal suite for Stanford Hospital
SumTotal Systems has announced that Stanford Hospital & Clinics has bought its LMS (Learning Management System) 7.2, which is an enterprise platform solution for analysing, storing and delivering learning over the Internet. ...
REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION
Kshitij plans 2-m sq ft mall in Chennai
Mall management company also on the anvil
FICCI - TN to come out with white paper on ITES
To take up legal and human resource aspects
CCEA to refer Balco valuation to panel
To return Sterlite cheque of Rs 1,098 cr
Kalam to attend IIT alumni global meet
The conference would have seven segments, all built around the central theme of inspiring IITians to involve and transform India.
UBI to bundle insurance with tax-saving deposit scheme
United Bank of India (UBI) has sought to bundle insurance with its tax-saving term deposit scheme. The bank's new initiative to mobilise deposits comes with free accident insurance for depositors who intend to make use of Section 80C of the ...
EXPORTS & IMPORTS
Indo-Aussie fumigation scheme launched
An India-Australian Fumigation Accreditation Scheme was launched on Thursday by the Australian High Commissioner in India, Mr John McCarthy. The scheme will come into force from Friday. The scheme, developed jointly through collaboration ...
Higher funds for developing tourist spots
In a move to improve tourism infrastructure, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved removing the ceilings on project cost for tourism infrastructure development of the identified destinations and circuits. The Centre's ...
3-day intl tourism expo from Sept 7
A three-day international tourism expo will be held in the city from September 7. The event is being jointly organised by Indian Trade Fair Foundation, Tourism India magazine, South Kerala Hoteliers Forum and IATA Agents Association of ...
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