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EMPLOYMENT
PM stresses on job creation
There is a consensus across political parties on the need for a high rate of growth, said the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh. He was addressing a group of CEOs at his residence as part of the programme of the India Economic Summit 2006 being ... More

CLIMATE & WEATHER
Pacific storm to help kick-start northeast monsoon
Durian seen to become a Category 1 Typhoon More

Getting ready
WINTER AHEAD: People buying woollen sweaters and shawls in New Delhi on Sunday. Cold winds spawned by the recent rains and snowfall swept the entire northern region yesterday. The Met Department attributed the sudden onset of the cold wave to ... More

BUDGET
`Tax rates not to be raised'
The Government is unlikely to go in for any hike in direct or indirect tax rates in the forthcoming Budget, but may initiate steps to widen the tax base by rationalising the tax exemptions. "I do not think raising tax rates for resource ... More

Assocham seeks zero import duty on capital goods
Assocham has urged the Government to do away with import duty on all capital goods equipment and Customs tariff on all goods used for telecom equipment manufacture, telecom shelter, power conditioner and sheet metal from the current level of 12.5 ... More

FOREIGN TRADE
Alliance without much content
Trade apart, there is hardly any other aspect of India-China relations where there has been substantive progress, let alone a "qualititative and quantum improvement." More

HEALTH
TN Govt to address shortage of dentists
There are 16 dental colleges in Tamil Nadu — not enough for the State. The dentist to population ratio in rural areas is at 1:50,000. "We are in need of more dental practitioners in rural areas," the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Mr M. ... More

INFRASTRUCTURE
Centre plans 5 coastal nuclear power stations
To use high-end reactors of 1,000 MWe and above More

Are highways speed-breakers to Mangalore area development?
Mangalore — a Tier II city thatis attracting huge investments — is now facing bottlenecks in the form of poor road infrastructure, especially on NH 17 and NH 48. A placard at a recent protest march by various trade and industry bodies ... More

PETROLEUM
Poking a finger at the `peak oil' theory
Welcome to CERA.com, the site of Cambridge Energy Research Associates. They have some good news for you: That the world's capacity to produce oil can `continue to expand well into this century'. A recent press release on the site states, "CERA ... More

POWER
Power projects: TN gets proposals from 15 cos
All the offers are for coast-based thermal power plants More

SSI
Meet on SMEs and livelihoods
A conference on `Small and medium enterprises and livelihoods: Towards an agenda for the Eleventh Five Year Plan' will begin in the city on Monday. The two-day event is being held at the Mascot hotel in the city. It is being ... More

TERRORISM
More rigorous check on staff background
Terror risks get more attention More

EDUCATION
Developing talent for BPOs
24/7 Ascend prepares students, faculties and institutions for BPO career More

B-school Insead selects Zyme Solutions' model as case study
Insead, a leading graduate business school, has selected Zyme Solutions and its outsourcing business model in the area of distribution channel analytics as the subject of a business case study authored by Christoph H. Loch, Professor of ... More

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION
Jurong India, KSR group plan Rs 800-cr township
Jurong India, a subsidiary of Jurong International of Singapore, and KSR group are planning a mega Rs 800-crore township on 80 acres at Madhurawada in Visakhapatnam, according to Mr Rao Munukutla, CEO of Jurong India. He was addressing a press ... More

MINING & QUARRYING
CIL appeal to mining equipment makers
The two-day international conference of the 8th India Mining Summit (IMM-2006) concluded on Friday with a valedictory address by the Chairman of Coal India Ltd, Mr Partha S Bhattacharjee. In his address, Mr Bhattacharjee urged leading domestic ... More

GENDER
`Group of nine' vs moneylenders
`Group of nine' market women developed their own strategy to take care of the moneylenders More

EVENTS
`More liberalisation to boost growth in retail, banking'
Services sector growing at 7 pc: Ajay Dua More

`Oil prices still driven by speculation'
Chidambaram charges oil producers of exploiting consumers More

bauma 2007 on April 23-29
Following 2004, the global mining machinery industry is once again going to present a comprehensive overview of machines and systems at "bauma 2007" in Munich which will be held on April 23-29, 2007. The organiser of bauma ... More

Meet stress on sustainable growth potential
The 22nd India Economic Summit opened today with a gathering of over 400 business, social and political leaders. The main focus of the discussion centred on the country's economic scenario and growth potential. "It is vitally important that ... More

Young Global Leaders plans a better tomorrow
Interacts with city students, along with CEOs, poets, philanthropists and politicians More

NTPC quiz contest
The NTPC Electron Quiz Regional level competition for Southern Zone will be held on December 6 at Hari Hara Kala Bhavan in Secunderabad. Derek O'Brien & associates will conduct the contest, an NTPC release said. ... More

  • Kolkata engagements
  • Agenda for the week

    INCOME TAX
    A burning question on PAN
    I am an NRI, but when I was a resident (5-6 years back) I had applied for PAN (Permanent Account Number) and got one. However, no PAN card was mailed to me (my chartered accountant at that time enquired with the tax office to obtain my ... More

    VENTURE CAPITAL
    Apax Partners to set up office in Mumbai
    Bullish on Indian cos looking at overseas buys More

    NATURAL CALAMITIES
    Risk cover for catastrophe-hit on cards
    Disaster management authority plans to team up with insurers More

    TOURISM
    Gourmet's delight
    TOURISTS CHECK OUT freshly landed lobsters at Fort Kochi beach where vendors cook the catch according to customer preferences.

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