INDUSTRY & ECONOMY
Bengal parks to have palm tree landscaping
Kolkata corporation ties up with Sahayog Hortica
Airtel targets NRIs in US with `cheaper' calling service
2.5 million NRIs in US to call at 7.9 cents a minute
AWARDS & HONOURS
Honour for Hyderabad varsity V-C
Dr Seyed E. Hasnain, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad, has been elected member of the prestigious Deutsche Akademie Der Naturforscher (German Academy of Sciences), Leopoldina. He is probably the first Indian ...
DoT seeks duty cuts for telecom gear, software
Pre-Budget wish list includes extension of tax holiday
Supreme Court's push to corruption cases
There has been nation-wide jubilation at the ruling handed down by the Supreme Court (SC) on December 6 freeing cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA) from the requirement of prior sanction. The Apex ...
The power of literature to inspire environmentally sensitive thoughts and action...
Italy exploring trade opportunities in Kerala
Envoy cites tourism, infrastructure and food processing
Muddling the message
Awareness campaigns against female foeticide often intrude inadvertently, and worryingly, on women's hard-won abortion rights.
HAL's air ambulance service scores its first action
HAL's newly launched air ambulance service scored its first action by transporting a senior Japanese tourist on Wednesday. The service, `Vayu Vahan,' was called to airlift Ms Ikeda, 82, from a primary health centre in Badami town in northern ...
Domestic majors dominate bids for ultra-mega power projects
NTPC, Tata Power, Reliance Energy among 16 in race; foreign players opt out
IOB in pact with India Infrastructure
Plans to enhance financing for core sector
Essar Oil may have struck mid-sized reserve in Mehsana
Likely to submit development plan to DGH
Reliance deal stumbles on pricing issue
The inability to arrive at an appropriate gas price mechanism is holding up the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Andhra Pradesh Government and Reliance Industries Ltd. While the State consumers, including gas based plants and ...
NOVEL PROTEST: Two Greenpeace atop the State electricity corporate office in Mumbai on Thursday. Greenpeace unfurled a banner demanding that the Maharashtra Government stop its plans to build eight new thermal plants, until energy efficiency ...
TN chamber wants meet on VAT implementation
To decide on modalities for smooth transition
VAT: Implementation at short notice is one more challenge
With the quick passing of the VAT (Value Added Tax) Bill, the coming New Year's Day is slated to usher in VAT, in Tamil Nadu. Business Line contacted Mr S. Sridharan, a Madurai-based chartered accountant, who specialises in VAT. Here is ...
Kannur textile centre to be ready by 2008
The Textile Centre Infrastructure Development Scheme (TCIDS) being implemented in Kannur in Kerala is slated to become operational in 2008. The project under the scheme is coming up on a 128-acre plot and is one of 24 such centres identified by ...
SIDBI launches software for credit appraisal
SBI, IDBI, Corp Bank, others sign MoUs for software
Travel & Living bets big on India-centred shows
Hopes to break even next year; plans more programmes
MTNL's Net protocol TV service cleared
Ending the uncertainty over the launch of IPTV (Internet protocol television) by MTNL, the Department of Telecom (DoT) has given a clean chit to the company. The DoT has said that IPTV was being offered by MTNL as value-added service on its ...
Aerospace varsity yet to take wings
Will bridge the gap for trained manpower in aerospace engineering, management
Informatica software for technical courses
Hyderabad-based Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology has adopted Informatica PowerCenter data integration software for its B. Tech and M. Tech curriculum. US-based Informatica Corporation will provide the software. "With Informatica's ...
Comnet resource for car segment
Comnet Publishers has launched AutoXchange - The Ultimate Car Marketplace, a print and online resource targeting car buyers. It aims to organise the car market for the benefit of both buyers and sellers. Speaking ...
REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION
KSR group plans luxury flats project
Taking luxury residential real estate to a new orbit, KSR group, in association with Jurong International of Singapore, is coming out with a 26-storeyed residential complex at Gachchibowli that would house 600 flats. Designed by Jurong, which ...
Jaaydaad.com plans to set up 600 showrooms
The Delhi-based Jaaydaad.com, a real estate portal, has extended its services offline by setting up property showrooms backed by computer-aided database video-conferencing facility to infuse transparency into the unorganised ...
I-T Dept scanning real estate activity
The Income-Tax Department is planning to launch a special drive to look into the real estate activity that has been attracting a lot of investments. The skyrocketing prices in the real estate, particularly in and around the twin cities have ...
JP Morgan invests Rs 274 cr in Lodha project
JP Morgan has invested about Rs 274 crore in a premium residential project of Lodha Builders `Lodha Bellissimo' coming up at Apollo Mill lands in Mahalakshmi. "We have invested significant time and effort in understanding the ...
Amend Forward Contracts Act: Assocham
With a view to providing adequate deterrent provisions to curb speculative manipulation of prices of commodities, the Assocham has urged the Government to amend the Forward Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1952. An Assocham paper on `Regulatory ...
Chambers concerned over politicisation of industrial investment
"There is growing anxiety ... that the thrust towards industrial regeneration could receive a severe setback."
FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT
Call for more ties in media sector
`Big newspaper groups eye for journalistic exchanges'
Rise of India, China should not worry the West: Manmohan
Dynamic Asia could power global growth and provide new opportunities
CII meet on facility management today
The CII is organising the second international conference on facility management on Friday here. The conference will focus on facilitating a better business environment by maintaining and developing the agreed services which support and ...
At Asia forum
MEETING POINT: (From left) Mr O.P. Bhatt, Chairman, State Bank of India; Mr Howard Davies, Director, London School of Economics and Political Science; and Dr Y.V. Reddy, Governor of RBI; at a meeting in the Capital on ...
CII workshop on energy management
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Kerala in association with State Bank of India is organising a one-day training programme on Energy Management on Saturday at Hotel Lulu International in Thrissur. The main objectives of the training ...
Duplicate PAN cards
The Income Tax Department in Andhra Pradesh has found 1.32-lakh duplicate PAN cards from 65,000 groups. "They have more than one card," Mr D.V. Dharmik, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (Hyderabad-1) of Andhra Pradesh, said. Addressing a press ...
EXPORTS & IMPORTS
Oilmeal exports up in November
Soyabean, rapeseed meals contribute towards export figures
Pepper exports to US rise as prices turn competitive
Short-supply in global market, quality give a hand
`Export target will be met despite slow growth in Oct'
The apparent slowdown in export growth in October 2006 is nothing but a month-to-month "small fluctuation" and "we are quite confident of achieving the export target of $ 125 to 130 billion by the end of the current fiscal, the Commerce ...
Sir Nicholas Stern appointed for IG Patel Chair at LSE
Sir Nicholas Stern, head of the UK Government economic service, is to become the first holder of the IG Patel Chair at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The appointment was announced at LSE's third Asia Forum being ...
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