INDUSTRY & ECONOMY
`Brand Ahmedabad' set to rediscover the city
The IIM-A Director, Mr Bakul Dholakia, and others have been declared `Brand Ambassador for Ahmedabad 2020'.
Toy companies wooing kids
After wooing urban youngsters, companies are now targeting children to market their products. "By 2015, India will have five crore children. It makes business sense to target them for selling products," said Mr Pradipta K. Mohapatra, Chairman, ...
CLIMATE & WEATHER
MORE DELAYS: Passengers and relatives wait at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Friday. Dense fog enveloped the Capital on Friday reducing visibility to near-zero level disrupting heavily the flight schedules. At least 10 ...
UTI Bank's NRI fest in Mangalore
The Mangalore branch of UTI Bank is observing `NRI Fest' till January 20. Addressing presspersons here on Friday, Mr Gregory Fernandes, Assistant Vice-President, UTI Bank, Mangalore, said the branch is organising the festival to ...
3 PILs on Singur acquisitions adjourned
A Division Bench of Calcutta High Court comprising the Chief Justice, Mr V.S. Sirpurkar, and Mr Justice Arun Kumar Mitra on Friday adjourned three public interest litigations relating to the alleged land acquisition in Singur, ...
Mumbai circle corporate tax collection up 74.5 pc
Corporation tax collections in the Mumbai circle for the April 1-December 15 period grew 74.5 per cent over the same period last year. Mumbai is still the largest contributor to income-tax revenues in the country, corporate tax collections from ...
Tax revenues of VAT States up 25.48 pc in April-Nov
The tax revenues of States implementing VAT continue to show heady growth, with collections in the April-November period increasing by 25.48 per cent to Rs 75,212 crore from Rs 59,940 crore in the corresponding previous period. The States have ...
`Immense scope to boost trade with European Union'
The Eastern Region arm of the European Union India Facilitation Desk (EUIFD), under the € 13.3 million (Rs 78 crore) EU-India Trade and Investment Development Programme (TIDP), was formally launched here today at a workshop on "FDI: Role if ...
US Senator visits Technopark
US Senator, Mr Arlen Specter, accompanied by the Consul General, Mr David Hopper, visited the US Technology Centre here on Thursday. A US Technology spokesperson said here that Mr Specter's visit was significant in that he was ...
5-star hotel prototype developed
The Visakhapatnam-based Indo American Hotel Management Academy has developed a prototype five-star hotel with 16 luxury deluxe double-bed rooms and a mini spa to offer in-house training to its students. Announcing this here at ...
SAIL plant expansion to kick off tomorrow
SAIL's IISCO Steel Plant (ISP) at Burnpur in West Bengal is set to begin its new journey on December 24 when Prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh will inaugurate ISP's Rs 9,600-crore greenfield modernisation and expansion programme. The aim of the ...
`2000 rubber units likely to be closed'
Small, tiny units left way behind due to competition
`Don't bring cigarettes under VAT regime'
Proposal will hit farmers in AP, Karnataka, say tobacco growers
Dutch radio co seeks partner
Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) may not be able to beam its own channel in the country yet, but it could nonetheless share its programmes. From Jazz music to radio documentaries, the Dutch programmer is seeking a partner or a content sharing ...
CAS tariff notified
Broadcasters Sun TV Ltd, Udaya TV Ltd and Gemini TV Ltd will offer a few of their channels as pay channels at a price of Rs 5 (excluding taxes) each in CAS notified areas of Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. However, these channels will ...
`B-schools must be ready for the manufacturing boom'
The Director of the Goa Institute of Management (GIM), Mr P.F.X. D'Lima, has predicted a boom in manufacturing based on the changing pattern witnessed at the placements of the latest batch this year, and a comparative plateauing of services ...
MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS & HOSPITALS
Rural eye-care centre crosses a milestone
The 10th anniversary of Bhosle Gopal Rao Patel Eye Centre, Mudhol, in Adilabad district of the Hyderabad-based, LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) was kicked off on Wednesday. This was LVPEI's first rural satellite service centre, aimed at ...
REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION
Alliance plans villa project at Chennai suburb
The project, Bougainvillea, is located close to the Porur junction, and will be spread over 25 acres
Condor launches second project in Kerala
The Dubai-based Condor group has launched its second luxury apartment project in Kerala. Styled `Condor Daffodils', the project will feature 90 apartments at Kuravankonam in Thiruvananthapuram. It will have comforts such as Spa, ...
Garment industry seeks relief
`Apparel centres trained 10,000 people this year'
BIO-TECH & GENETICS
DuPont, Biocon keen to move into Genome Valley
Offer letter given to 3G Biotech: Minister
Bio-business meet in Feb
The Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA) will organise Bio Asia 2007 during February 15-17. The three-day meet is expected to attract 800 delegates and 70 exhibitors from all over the world. Speaking to newspersons ...
Kerala: MLAs urge bankers to improve credit delivery
Must create facilities for farm produce marketing
The Hindu Metroplus Lifestyle fair begins
The annual The Hindu Metroplus Lifestyle consumer exhibition began at the Codissia Trade Fair complex here on Friday. The four-day fair was inaugurated by Ms Vanitha Mohan, Managing Trustee of Siru Thuli, the city-based ...
Chennai to host rubber expo
Showcasing rubber machinery, automotive components and plantation sectors will be among the focus areas of International Rubber Expo 2007 to be held here from January 17 to 20. Improving labour productivity and efficiency of rubber ...
EXPORTS & IMPORTS
Relax export obligation norms: FICCI
Emphasising the need for a more exporter-friendly Export Promotion Capital Goods Scheme (EPCG), industry chamber FICCI has sought relaxation of export obligation conditions under the scheme in its memorandum submitted to the Directorate-General ...
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