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Vakil Housing plans gated villas in Hosur
Presaging the potential of Hosur, the industrial town in Tamil Nadu abutting Bangalore, as a magnet for rapid development, a leading real estate company from Bangalore is promoting gated villa houses at a cost of Rs 30 crore. Announcing the ... More

TN plans 3 mega agri terminal markets
Move forms part of Rs 2,500-cr integrated improvement project More

Madurai mulls pre-job fair programme
The Madurai District Administration is contemplating holding a pre-job fair training programme, the District Collector, Mr T. Udhayachandran. told Business Line here. Aimed at improving skills, especially in human ... More

Call for students to be innovative
The Chairman of the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Dr Damodar Acharya, has called upon the students to be "innovative, think out of the box and enjoy the life-long learning experience'', to negotiate the challenges of the ... More

Price fall: Turmeric farmers told to cut crop area
The Tamilnadu Agricultural University's (TNAU) Domestic and Export Market Intelligence Cell (DEMIC) has found the five-year price cycle of turmeric, an important cash crop in the region, hitting the trough this year. It has cautioned the ... More

`Safeguard farmlands through scientific policy'
Agriculture can promote job-led economic growth: Swaminathan More

`Knowledge industry more conducive for women'
Women have an aptitude for the knowledge industry. They prefer deskwork. The environment of the knowledge industry is more conducive for them. A key requirement of this industry is that one needs to be reasonably good in one's subject and area ... More

Go global, Sivathanu Pillai tells Indian companies
NSTL awards presented More

Ras Al Khaimah, AP sign pact for bauxite mining
Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation is expected to mine the bauxite reserves. More

Toxic studies to be done on Bt cotton
The National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) has agreed to conduct a study to see whether the death of over 1,500 sheep in Andhra Pradesh was due to the consumption of Bt cotton plant material. Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, Mr ... More

RINL marks silver jubilee on high note
The Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL), which is celebrating its silver jubilee this month, has crossed many hurdles in the past 25 years and is set for a bright future, said Mr Y. Sivasagara Rao, Chairman and Managing Director. Going down ... More

Avestha Tech plans to invest in biotech park
Avestha Gengraine Technologies, a Bangalore-based biotechnology company, plans to invest about Rs 100 crore in Hyderabad to take up expansion and new research projects here. The company had earlier acquired a nine-acre site at the SP Biotech ... More

VAT centre for traders
The Commercial Department of Andhra Pradesh has set up a Central Registration Unit for all the eligible VAT (Value Added Tax) dealers in the twin cities. The centre, set up at the Department's office at Mayur Kushal Complex at ... More

`ADRs gaining momentum'
A meeting on Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) Mechanism was held under the auspices of the Kerala Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Indian Council of Arbitration, Kerala Chapter, here. Inaugurating the meeting, the nion Minister of ... More

Kotak Mahindra MF's new scheme
Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund has launched a scheme called Kotak Emerging Equity Scheme. The scheme is a three-year close-ended equity growth scheme. The investment objective of the scheme is to generate long-term capital ... More

Nominated to MSE Board
Mr P. Shivakumar, a Company Secretary in Kochi, has been nominated as a Public Representative Director on the Board of the Madras Stock Exchange Ltd by the Securities and Exchange Board of India. ... More

Seminar on management
Rajagiri School of Management, Kochi, is organising an international seminar on Media in the Changing World - Challenges and Opportunities on March 2 at KRL Auditorium, Rajagiri Valley Campus, Kakkanad. The seminar is an ... More

ICICI opens first branch in Madikeri
Now has 41 branches in the State More

DivyaSree gets $100 m from TPG-Axon Capital
The city-based real estate developer DivyaSree Developers Pvt Ltd has received $100 million from TPG-Axon Capital, a global investment firm managing over $7 billion in capital, to pick up a minority stake in the company. According to a ... More

Call to propagate basic sciences
A. Shama Rao Foundation, the promoters of Srinivas Group of Colleges here, organised a lecture on `Problems in research and higher education in India' in Mangalore on February 14 to mark its Founder's Day. Speaking on the ... More

Banking reforms meet on Saturday
The Corporation Bank Officers' Organisation (CBOO), which is affiliated to the All-India Bank Officers' Confederation (AIBOC), will conduct a symposium on `Whither reforms in banking?' in Mangalore on February 17. Addressing presspersons here on ... More

Chal Arunachal
Uncover the magical charms of Arunachal Pradesh nestled amongst the clouds. More

Reading between the fairs
Around this time every year, Mumbai is stocked with book exhibitions and big discounts. More

Air Deccan's new plans
Air Deccan will soon fly non-stop between Mumbai and Mangalore. The low-cost carrier announced a daily Mumbai-Mangalore flight beginning March 26 in a statement released on Thursday. Bookings for the flight open at 8 a.m. on ... More

Perth wooing Indian students
In an effort to promote Perth as an education destination, the Perth Education Society and Western Australia Trade Commission are conducting road shows across eight cities in the country. The road show will be covering Vadodara, Ahmedabad, ... More

Flat tyre? X-wheel to drivers' rescue
Tired of having a flat tyre at an unexpected moment? Help is at hand — the Aurangabad-based Angel Industry has launched the X-wheel, the two spare wheels on which the motorcycle can be taken to the nearest mechanic. The company has also ... More

US-based Nautica opens store in Pune
Nautica, the US-based lifestyle brand, has launched its flagship store in Pune, the first in Western Maharashtra. Talking to Business Line, Mr Sumeet Yadav, Business Head of Nautica India, said the brand offers an exclusive range of men's, ... More

No rentals for national roaming in Gujarat: Hutch
A day after the Vodafone CEO, Mr Arun Sarin, said the mobile telephony would be cheaper, Hutch today declared that there would be no monthly rentals for Hutch users in Gujarat for national roaming, even as its current partner Essar said it has no ... More

Kalam calls for integrated development of urban, rural areas
Stresses for optimum use of water and energy resources More

Bengal's first two-wheeler project takes off
Set up by Xenitis group; production to start from March 1 More

HPL: Hearing on share transfer today
Justice Jayanta Biswas of Calcutta High Court will hear two appeals on February 16 filed by State of West Bengal and West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC) challenging the order of Company Law Board (CLB) ... More

Tata Motors gets Golden Peacock Global Award
Tata Motors has been conferred the Golden Peacock Global Award for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the `Large Business' category by the Institute of Directors, the international body of company directors, says a press release. The ... More

Silk-reeling cluster launched
About 1,000 people from Sujapur village of Kaliachak-I block of Malda gathered at Saranpara on Thursday for the launching ceremony of a silk-reeling and twisting `cluster'. The occasion was the launching of NABARD's Cluster ... More

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