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TAMIL NADU
Tuticorin posts record cargo handling in Nov
The Tuticorin Port Trust (TPT) has created a record in November, handling 18.03 lakh tonnes of cargo in a single month, according to an official press release. The previous record was 16.03 lakh tonnes handled inAugust, 2005. The port also ... More

Common Entrance Test abolished in TN
The Tamil Nadu Government has passed a law that does away with the common entrance test for professional courses. Applicants to professional courses in medical, dental and engineering will be considered for admission based on their marks in the ... More

Airtel cuts price
Airtel has reduced the price of its starter pack in the prepaid segment in Chennai, according to a press release. It will offer a student prepaid starter pack at Rs 149 — cost reduced from Rs 224. This pack has a talk time of Rs 50 and is ... More

TN: Meet on VAT on Dec 19
The Rotary Club of Madras Chenna Patna (RI Dist 3230) is organising a seminar on Tamil Nadu Value Added Tax (VAT) in Chennai on December 19. According to a press release from the club, the seminar is to prepare those in business and trade, who ... More

ANDHRA PRADESH
AP Cabinet okays package for outer ring road land oustees
Compensation hiked to Rs 1,170 cr; 750 families to benefit More

Shell opens outlet in Hyderabad
Shell India Marketing Pvt Ltd on Wednesday announced the opening of its first retail fuel station in Hyderabad at Habsiguda and plans many more in the city and in South India. A subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell group, Shell India has acquired ... More

Foundation laid for Hyderabad garment units
Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, has laid the foundation stone for three garments units being set up by Gokaldas Exports, Shahi Exports and Texport Syndicate at the Apparel Park at Nacharam park near here. Each of ... More

Fastest bike launched in AP town
Suzuki Hayabusa, which is reportedly the fastest motorcycle in the world, was launched in Rajahmundry town in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday. The Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R incorporates advanced technology and aerodynamic design, ... More

McDonald's opens third outlet
McDonald's, the global food service retailer has opened its third outlet in Hyderabad at the newly launched City Center Mall in the upmarket Banjara Hills area of the City. Spread over 3,762 sq ft in two floors, it has a seating ... More

Infrastructure major bags award
Maytas Infra Private Ltd, the Hyderabad-based infrastructure major has bagged the `Fastest growing construction companies in India', award, given by the National Institute of Construction Management and Research and the ... More

KERALA
Builders' plea for separate Ministry
The 22nd All India Builders Convention, which concluded here recently, called for establishment of an independent Ministry of Construction as the construction activity, with major thrust on infrastructure, being the key to achieve double-digit ... More

Concern over civil engineers' migration to IT
The construction industry's loss is IT sector's gain. As per the latest statistics, the number of civil engineers going to IT is on the rise on account of better pay and work environment. Although civil engineering is one of the basic and ... More

IIITM-K symposium on Dec 15
The Indian Institute for Information Technology and Management (IIITM-K) is organising a national symposium on computational chemistry on December 15 at the Mar Ivanios College here. This is planned as a sidelight of the ... More

Mobile boom
AN ELEPHANT being photographed on a mobile phone in Thrissur. Telecom operators in the country added nearly 6.6 million subscribers in October this year, the highest number of new cellular users in the world. GSM operators added 4.7 million ... More

Financial inclusion drive
The Canara Bank branch at rural Anchamada conducted a function here recently to introduce the concept of financial inclusion to the ward-level families within the jurisdiction of the branch. Mr P. Mohanan, General Manager at the ... More

KARNATAKA
Skill City in talks with Karnataka Govt
The facility is expected to be as big as "Infosys' campus" More

Mishap at Biocon Park
SHELTER COLLAPSE: Police personnel inspecting the construction site where three labourers were killed and one person was injured at Biocon Park near Bangalore on Wednesday. The workers were trying to remove some sheets of a shelter being built to ... More

Centenary celebrations
The Mangalore-based PVS Beedies Pvt Ltd will celebrate its centenary here on December 7. A press release said here that Mr Justice M. Rama Jois, former Governor of Bihar, would preside over the function to mark the centenary ... More

OTHER STATES
Bihar unveils new steps on power sector front
Single-window clearance to speed up investments More

Sugar mills' move to delay crushing hits UP growers
Jaggery units gain on desperate sales at Rs 80-90/quintal More

WEST BENGAL
Mediclaim for senior citizens unveiled
National Insurance Co, the Kolkata-based insurance company which has completed 100 years, today unveiled a Mediclaim policy for senior citizens. The company, which has named it Varistha Mediclaim, selected two customers for the policy, which ... More

Kalam urges students to strive for development
The President of India, Mr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, on Wednesday urged students graduating from the country's oldest business school to imbibe the quality of creative leadership and be partners in the transformation of West Bengal into a developed ... More

Public-private partnership schemes come in for stick
West Bengal Minister calls for amendments to Act More






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