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AUTOMOBILES
Satyam plans foray into joint R&D in auto sector
Educational institutions, industry to be roped in More

FOREIGN TRADE
ESC signs MoU with Mexico
Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) has signed an MOU with Mexican Chamber for IT, Electronics and Telecommunication. This will be to promote cooperation by exchange of information, delegations in ... More

Japanese SMEs want easy entry, exit options
Looking at TN for skilled human resource, advanced IT expertise More

INFRASTRUCTURE
Only wastelands for SEZs, says Deshmukh
Mr Vilasrao Deshmukh, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, has stated that the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) will not acquire farmlands indiscriminately and will give the farmers the market prices for the land ... More

PETROLEUM
Energy, metals may hit new peaks in Q4
Fundamentals pointing to higher trend: Barclays Capital More

Consultant report on Iran gas price expected soon
To be the start-off point for talks More

PHARMACEUTICALS
Pharma cos in heated battle for cancer drug market
The next gold rush in the national pharma space seems to be for cancer and related drugs. In August and September alone, a spate of key announcements were made in this segment by Biocon, Merck, Eli Lilly, Dr Reddy's Labs and Zenotech ... More

Mixed reaction to drug pricing policy
Dr Madhukar Gangadi, CEO of Aushadhi, a leading retail pharmacy chain in Hyderabad and Bangalore, said: "The new drug policy is a step in right direction and is a major boon to the patients. It not only ensures availability of quality but also ... More

POWER
SAP to implement NTPC's ERP package
Follows critical fuel shortages at NTPC's stations last year More

Sub-station to be dedicated
The Union Minister for Power, Mr Sushil Kumar Shinde, will dedicate the Thiruvananthapuram 400\220 kV sub-station of the Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd on Thursday. The Chief Minister, Mr V.S. Achuthanandan, will be the ... More

Uphill task
ELECTRIC POSTS atop a hill station in Kerala. The country's power sector grew only 5.4 per cent in the first quarter of the current fiscal, compared to 7.4 per cent in the same period last year. ... More

TAXATION
Assocham for new set of Cenvat credit rules
Chamber also seeks clarification on some provisions More

SSI
Indian SMEs need better access to finance: D&B
The components SMEs are riding a boom phase, driven by demand from global auto manufacturers More

WATER
Kerala to have master plan for optimal use of water resources
Move to set up Water Resources Development Board More

EDUCATION
`Number of Indian students going to Singapore rising'
The Singapore Tourism Board made the last stopover of its six-city education roadshow here, having travelled to all the major metros across the country. Titled Singapore Education Exhibition 2006, a total of 15 education institutions took part, ... More

B-school IFMR makes a strong pitch
An intriguing ad featuring a young person's tonsured head crammed with diverse subjects ranging from retail banking and interest-rate derivatives to Tom Cruise and shopping has popped up across hoardings in the city as well as in newspapers. It ... More

CFP certification course provider
Mandar Financial Services Pvt Ltd (MFS) has been appointed an authorised education provider of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) certification programme administered by the Financial Planning Standards Board India. The CFP ... More

IPE admission programme
The Institute of Public Enterprise has invited applications for admissions into its two-year Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management Programme 2007-09, from students who are taking the CAT examination in November. The last ... More

Bharathiar varsity techno park
Plans to tie up with Govt for the Rs 12-cr project More

`Indian value system makes a difference on the job'
Apart from obvious economic aspects why are Indians preferred, what makes us excel? Every programme begins with invoking God, lighting a kuthuvilaku and that makes a difference. The value systems of Indians is something to be proud of, ... More

CARS
`Female car buyers consider more models before buying'
Female shoppers cite vehicle styling as reasons for rejection, says J.D. Power survey More

FOODS & FOOD PROCESSING
`E. Europe good market for processed foods'
The study has found fish and seafood items exports will receive a negative impact. More

`Opportunities in agri-food sector in CIS countries'
CIS countries offer immense business opportunities in the agri-food sector for India, according to a FICCI-Yes Bank Knowledge Paper on `India-CIS: Synergy in Agri-food Business'. For India, the opportunities present themselves in the transfer ... More

GEMS & JEWELLERY
French jewellery, luxury watch makers eyeing India
"People here have shown zest in the purchase of luxury goods." More

GENDER
IBM project for girl students
The digital divide is much talked about. But the gender divide in technical education is not that well discussed. IBM India's five-day camp called IBM EXITE (Exploring Interests in Technology and Engineering), which began on September 29, is ... More

EXPORTS & IMPORTS
Fertiliser Dept seeks panel nod to float SPV
To undertake global trading, joint ventures abroad More

Campco `Winner' goes to S. Africa
40 tonnes drinking chocolate sent More

Indian robusta losing Italian market to Vietnam
Buyers resisting payment of higher premium More

PM to address FIEO session
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, will address a special session at FIEO's ServinExpo 2006 in the Capital on Thursday. The Commerce Secretary, Mr G.K.Pillai, will inaugurate the three-day meeting on October 4, a statement ... More

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES
World Ayurveda Congress in Pune
The second World Ayurveda Congress will be held in Pune from November 5 to 12 at the University of Poona. The Congress, organised by the university in association with Ayush, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Vjnana Bharati, ... More

TOURISM
Tourism pact with SriLankan
The Kerala Government has entered into a partnership with the SriLankan Airlines to promote tourism in Kerala. The State Government signed a MOU with SriLankan, under which the Kerala Tourism has announced special bonanza for ... More

Grey Worldwide bags Euro tourism award
Grey Worldwide, an Indian agency, has bagged a bronze in the Travel and Tourism category at the recently concluded EACA Euro Effies Awards held at Brussels. Mr Nirvik Singh, Chairman South Asia, Grey Worldwide, told Business Line, "Unlike ... More

ECONOMIC OFFENCES
Defaulters beware! You can be `Cibilled' !
Now, banks have option to check defaulters More

`Googled' just in time
The process of checking a loan applicant's antecedents is not an easy one - despite the technology that helps banks receive a response within minutes of posting their online query to the CIBIL database. Bank officials dealing with corporate ... More






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