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Monday, October 30, 2006
Commodities (Oct 28)
Gold (per gram) Rs829
Silver (per gram) Rs19.75
Brent crude (per bbl) Rs2,761
Markets (Oct 27)
BSE Sensex12906.81(+208.40)
S&P CNX Nifty3739.35 (+61.80)
US Dollar (Buy/Sell)45.22 (-0.08)

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Ethanol supply: Oil cos to start price talks this week
Bidding process completed; Nov 1 deadline may not be met More

Reliance's retail initiative takes off
Launches `Reliance Fresh', `Reliance Select' in Hyderabad More

Insurance cos to be allowed to invest in SEZs
Insurance companies can invest in special economic zones (SEZs), particularly in infrastructure such as roads and power plants and other facilities. Mr C.S. Rao, Chairman of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA), said that ... More

Spanco-BSNL may bag Rlys call centre deal
Contract to be spread over 10 years More

Gadgets galore in
Kid-tracker is one which helps track and locate a child in an emergency More

Stories of India's steel industry
That the Tata group has been able to organise international finance of to back its offer — based on Corus' balance sheet — is proof of the faith among international financial circles' in India's capacity to turn around financially-stresse d steel undertakings. More

Sensex may top 13K level
Be cautious to avoid any sharp slide More

Very few MFs keen on overseas markets
Will the others follow suit? More

Hexaware to set up centres in 3 SEZs
Land acquired in Pune, Mumbai; Chennai campus work under way More

More surfing the Net from homes
Access from schools, colleges stays at 6 pc More

Making the NW-3 navigable
Various bottlenecks are delaying the pace of work More

Tackling free riding and social loafing
As an economic phenomenon free riding has been studied for a long time. A simple definition of a free rider is an agent who does not contribute his fair share to the cost of production of a resource, but receives an equal share of the benefits. More

Eat with family to fight obesity
The new epidemic `gripping the world' is obesity. Thus say Lisa Tartamella, Elaine Herscher, and Chris Woolston in Generation Extra Large, from Basic Books ( "Far too many kids are too fat. Their bodies aren't ... More

Rain belt moves north, may linger
The hyperactive `low' over the southwest Bay of Bengal off the Tamil Nadu coast spun fast into a depression while moving northward on Sunday, but seems to have stopped on its tracks, according to reports coming in late in the evening. It ... More

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