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URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Pact for funding infrastructure projects in TN
For Rs 45,000-crore urban infrastructure project More

Centre finalising Act to regulate street hawking, says Minister
AP to set up nodal agency for urban housing More

LOTTERY
Sporty raffle
ATHLETE ANJU BOBBY GEORGE is featured on this ticket of the State Sports Super Bumper Lottery released by the Kerala Chief Minister, Mr V.S. Achuthanandan, in Thiruvananthapuram on Friday. Pictures of more than 50 sportspersons from the State ... More

CEMENT
Cement sector remains positive
Marketmen continue to maintain a positive outlook on the cement sector and are of the view that with construction activity expected to pick up further, one may see another upward price revision. Analysts anticipate that third quarter ... More

ECONOMY
9 new Indian billionaires in Forbes' list
To be considered rich you now need to have $790 million in your kitty — $200 million higher than last year. Still, India's rich got richer by 60 per cent and nine new billionaires have joined the list of richie rich Indians drawn up by ... More

ENVIRONMENT
A rice variety that can earn carbon credits!
Needs 50% less water, no transplantation: Bangalore varsity More

FERTILISERS
Higher fertiliser, wheat imports cause problems at Vizag
SAIL, NTPC may use Paradip port More

FOREIGN TRADE
Kamal Nath hopeful of resolving EU issue
Trade barriers on imported wine, spirits More

US trade teams to visit Kolkata
Cos watching developments in IT sector More

INFRASTRUCTURE
Kerala to form company for infrastructure
The Kerala Government will float a company for the development of industrial infrastructure in the State. The proposed company will be on the lines of Cochin International Airports Ltd (CIAL), according to Chief Minister Mr V.S. ... More

Kinfra plans food processing SEZ in Malappuram
The Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Kinfra) is planning to establish a product-specific special economic zone for food processing at Kakkancherry in Malappuram district. The SEZ is to come up over 30 acres of land at ... More

India to re-negotiate gas price with Iran
India and Iran are likely to find a solution soon to the contentious issue of gas pricing which has been haunting the two projects - liquefied natural gas (LNG) deal and Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) pipeline - between the two ... More

PETROLEUM
MRPL: No discounts on LPG, kerosene
Oil marketing cos to pay refinery transfer prices fully from April 1 More

Foreign offshore ships to face tighter entry norms
Extension of scope of Merchants Shipping Act More

Reliance, Videocon sign separate pacts in Timor
Reliance Industries Ltd and Videocon Industries have signed separate production sharing contracts (PSCs) in the Democratic Republic of Timor. Videocon's global subsidiary concluded a PSC with Timor Sea Designated Authority for the JPDA block ... More

BP signs production sharing deal for coal bed methane block
For BB-CBM-2005/III block in West Bengal More

POWER
Indo-US nuke deal: Final legislation awaited
`Bill reflects very broad bipartisan support the initiative enjoys' More

TAXATION
Over 60,000 corporate tax returns e-filed
Further extension of due date unlikely More

TEXTILES
Texprocil signs pact with Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan will offer incentives for foreign investors in its textile industry on the condition that the textile products will be made from 100 per cent cotton, of which 30 per cent must be Uzbek cotton. This announcement was ... More

SSI
Symantec to reach out to SMEs via channel partners
Internet security major Symantec Corporation has chalked out a security blueprint to meet the requirements of small and medium enterprises globally. To be implemented through channel partners, these security solutions would provide both ... More

Vendor development programme
A National Vendor Development Programme, which would include seminar-cum-exhibition, is being organised in city by the Small Industries Service Institute (SISI) and the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), in association ... More

TERRORISM
Adobe India chief's kidnapped son rescued
The three-year-old son of Senior Vice-President of Adobe, who was kidnapped from near his house in Noida on Monday, was rescued by the Uttar Pradesh police on Friday, bringing a sense of relief to residents of this satellite town that houses ... More

RADIO/TV
TRAI gets response from 10 stakeholders
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has sought comments from stakeholders on the draft orders on tariff for commercial subscribers for broadcasting and cable television services, CAS and non-CAS. The last date for ... More

EDUCATION
B-school students to visit Pak
In what could be the first association by an Indian B-school across the Pakistan border, Faculty of Management Studies-Delhi is sending a two-week student delegation to Lahore University of Management Sciences. The delegation, ... More

PG course in nuclear engg
Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) is planning to start a post-graduate course (M. Tech) in Nuclear Engineering. A MAHE release said here on Friday that MAHE, in association with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), ... More

Stress on communication skills
Communication - concise, precise and correct - is crucial not only in the corporate world but in all walks of life and, therefore, everyone must try to hone communication skills, said the Commissioner of Police, Mr V.S.K. ... More

Varsity in pact with San Diego B-school
San Diego State University College of Business Administration (SDSU CBA) today announced in New York an MBA programme in global entrepreneurship, which takes students around the world to four different countries and Universities, including the ... More

Quality can't be sacrificed for quantity: Rangarajan
Seeks preferential treatment for experts in PSUs More

Managing management education
Conference highlights problem areas More

Malayalam Web site on education
The Kerala State IT Mission has launched Padavukal.org, a Web site in Malayalam with information on education and careers. Launching the site and a Padavukal CD today, the Kerala Education Minister, Mr M.A. Baby, said that the Web site ... More

`Globalisation offers scope for students to tap biz avenues'
The concept of globalisation in the present-day context provides scope for students of management schools in India to take advantage of the emerging opportunities in international commerce and business. India is one of the few countries which ... More

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Power sector to gain
Nuclear Power Corpn, BHEL likely to benefit More

ECONOMICS
`Economics is a fascinating discipline'
When Milton Friedman came to India as an adviser in 1955, he observed that "the great untapped resource of technical and scientific knowledge available to India" was "the economic equivalent of the untapped continent available to the US 150 years ago ." He tried in vain, however, to convince India's decision-makers about the virtues of free markets. More

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT
Vietnam, Pennsylvania woo Indian investors
Vietnam and the State of Pennsylvania on Thursday brought about contrasting approaches in making out a case for investments from Indian entrepreneurs in diverse sectors such as oil and gas, power, steel, with information technology being the ... More

TOURISM
New tourism policy on the anvil in Karnataka
Boost to newer destinations, better infrastructure planned More






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