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TAMIL NADU
Hyundai to roll out new car from second plant
Commits additional investment of Rs 3,220 crore in TN More

Western Digital brings service to the doorstep
Roadshow to popularise product, enhance brand image More

Jabil Circuit to set up facility in Sriperumbudur
Jabil Circuit Inc, a global leader in electronic product solutions, plans to invest more than $70 million in a new facility in Sriperumbudur, near Chennai. According to a press release, the new facility will include a production area, a ... More

PGC enters apparel retailing
Opens its first `-Mart' boutique in Coimbatore More

`Cut health insurance premium rate'
The Sattur Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called the revised rate of health insurance premium for citizens above 50 years as `abnormal' and sought a reasonable rate. The chamber Secretary, Mr P.T.K.A. Balasubramanian, in a ... More

`Waive sales tax on pea flour'
The Tamilnadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry's President, Mr S. Rethinavelu, while welcoming the grant of exemption to pulses and grams during the recent budget session in July, has asked the Government of Tamil Nadu to extend ... More

Israel keen to set up mutual R&D fund with India
Israel is keen to set up a mutual research and development (R&D) fund with India. Under this fund, both nations could put in about $25 billion each to fund companies in R&D work, said Mr Tzakhi Selzer, Counsellor for Economic Affairs, Embass More

Be globally competitive, students urged
Indians work but not hard enough. Koreans, Chinese and Sri Lankan Tamils work harder. In addition, most of the Indian workers are not disciplined, so how can I give mission-critical jobs to them, said Mr R. Shekar, Executive Vice-President ... More

`Hike in pure coffee powder rates inevitable'
The news of an upward increase in the pure coffee powder rates, albeit by Rs 10 a kg each time in a span of 7 months may not be good news for coffee addicts, but market sources contended to the decision being inevitable. They said that they had ... More

ANDHRA PRADESH
AP agriculture - Government must go on mission mode
The farm scene in Andhra Pradesh needs some some real reforms, quickly More

Vizag cinema halls stop shows
Cinema halls in Visakhapatnam city and district remained closed on Sunday and Monday in protest against the action of the Joint Collector, Mr Sandeep Kumar Sultania, in ordering the closure of six cinema halls in the city on ... More

ICAR directors get vigilance training
About 17 Directors of Institutes under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) are being put through sessions to get familiar with the role of vigilance at the National Academy of Agricultural Research Management ... More

`Leadership and Learning' meet
The Association of International Schools in India (TAISI) will hold a three-day conference on "Leadership and Learning" in the context of an increasingly global learning environment from September 23. The workshop, to be held at ... More

AP plans SEZ for pharma formulations
Aurobindo, Hetero Drugs have agreed to acquire 240 acres in the SEZ More

Farm borewells in AP to get insurance cover
The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, has decided that insurance premium for farm sector borewells will be paid by the State Government. In yet another boon to the farmers in the State, the Government has also said that ... More

KERALA
Special problems, special solutions
Kerala economy has certain special characteristics that make it particularly vulnerable to external influences. More

Uttaranchal seeks KSINC help to boost tourism
A team of officials from KSINC will soon visit Uttaranchal to get a first-hand understanding of the water-based tourism potential there. More

Forests will be protected, says Kerala Minister
Preservation of Kerala's forest cover is a priority for the State Government, the State Forests Minister, Mr Benoy Viswam, said. Speaking at a seminar on `Deforestation in Kerala', organised in the city today by the BBC World Service Trust and ... More

Kerala to appoint panel to look into farmers' suicides
`Stern action will be taken against any official engaging in revenue recovery measures in violation of the moratorium on farm loans.' More

MedRP launches Kochi operations
MedRP International, a medical staffing firm, has launched its Kochi operations in association with Gapuz NCLEX Training Centre, Philippines and Info Vision IELTS Training Centre, Kochi. MedRP is a medical staffing firm providing ... More

Tourism award for Somatheeram
The Somatheeram Ayurvedic Hospital and Yoga Centre at Kovalam near here has bagged the State tourism award for the Best Classified Ayurveda Centre. This is for the seventh time that Somatheeram has won this award, a spokesman for ... More

KARNATAKA
Seminar on ISO certification
The Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), in association with Karnataka Council for Technological Upgradation, conducted a seminar on `ISO 9001:2000' and `HACCP Certification' in Mangalore on Monday. Inaugurating the ... More

MAHARASHTRA
Petrol-pump dealers strike: Mumbaikars only partially hit
State Govt invokes ESMA from September 15 More

WEST BENGAL
Buddhadeb urges uniform land-use policy for SEZs
Bengal formul;ating new textile policy likely More






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