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COAL: Coal sector needs capacity addition
In 2010, the top priorities for the coal sector should be energy security, conservation, and environmental issues, says Arun Srivastava, Executive Director, IRG (Infrastructure, Real Estate & Government) Practice, Ernst & Young. ...

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS: CII to facilitate seamless transition to new markets
Leaders discuss ways to foster better social and economic ties. Countries need to enhance linkages at people-to-people level to gain economic, political and social perspective. Social issues are bound to come to the fore as migration increases. ...

EDUCATION: A blend of East & West
Communications should keep up with the times, adhering to the old values while accommodating the demands of the day.. In my previous article I spoke about a meeting with Dr Charles Savage, President and Mentor, Knowledge Era Enterprises. ...

EDUCATION: C.S. Ramasamy, Managing Director, Sreevatsa Real Estates (P) Ltd; Bharathiar School of Management and Entrepreneur Development, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
Tips to budding entrepreneurs from a realty firm MD. To be successful in business, entrepreneurs should have lot of perseverance and be willing to do any work that comes their way in the course of business, according to Mr C.S. Ramasamy, ...

ECONOMY: Efforts on to reassure industry, says CM
The Andhra Pradesh Government is taking all steps to reassure the industry in spite of the disturbances in the State over the Telangana issue and doing its best to see to it that the long-term development of the State is not affected, ...

EDUCATION: Mohanan Kuttickat, Chartered Accountant; Department of Management Studies, Mangalam College of Engineering, Ettumannoor
A discerning public which pays tax consistently and legitimately becomes true partners in the wholesome economic progress of ...

EDUCATION: P. Sastry, Director, Xinthe Technologies; Maharajah's PG College, Vizianagaram
Students of management will do well to learn a foreign language – French, German, or Italian – in order to improve their chances of finding a job with one of the many MNCs coming to the country to set up shop, according to Mr ...

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION: Malaysian real estate developers see Indian interest in quality housing projects
“Quantity is not there but quality is there,” says Mr Terence Yap, Head of Private Wealth – Real Estate, Zerin Properties, referring to the enquiries from buyers here looking to invest in residential units ...

FOREIGN TRADE: Korean President visits Hyundai Motor plant
The President of the Republic of Korea, Mr Lee Myung-bak and the First Lady Ms Kim Yoon-ok visited the Hyundai Motor India factory near Chennai and interacted with employees, a company ...

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY: ‘Tech incubators helping start-ups'
At a time when starting a business could be a difficult proposition, technology incubators seem to be playing a key role in ...

NON-CONVENTIONAL ENERGY: Hyderabad co to invest Rs 50 cr to generate biomass power in Gujarat
Hyderabad-based Junagarh Power Projects Pvt Ltd plans to invest Rs 50 crore to set up a 10 megawatt biomass-based, renewable energy power project in Junagarh district of Gujarat ...

PETROLEUM: Deora on an energy hunt to Africa
In order to provide a boost to India's attempts to acquire energy security, the Petroleum Minister, Mr Murli Deora, is visiting four nations - Nigeria, Angola, Sudan ...

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES: Traditional knowledge: Concern on access pact
The access agreement that India has signed with foreign patent offices to share Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) in the form of a ‘prior art' could undermine ...

EVENTS: Audit seminar on Feb 5, 6
A two-day conference by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) India on February 5 and 6 in Chennai will focus on “Rresponding to challenges of the ...

EXPORTS & IMPORTS: ‘Coir exports set to go up'
The coir industry has exuded confidence in scaling up its global export orders, resulting from the fairly good enquiries it received at the four-day Domotex Fair, the world's largest international trade fair, connected with the flooring ...

EDUCATION: Ajoy Shah, DGM (Passenger Tyres), JK Tyres and Industries; International Management Institute, New Delhi
“Pricing strategy and value for money is essential for any company before launching any product,” said Mr Ajoy Shah, DGM (Passenger Tyres), JK Tyres and Industries Ltd. He was delivering a BL Club lecture to the students ...

ENVIRONMENT: BASIC will apprise UN green body of voluntary actions
Brazil, South Africa, India and China (BASIC) on Sunday “expressed their intention” to communicate information on their voluntary mitigation action to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by January 31, ...

MINERALS: Mineral output needs a boost to match demand
The mineral industry has to gear up and accelerate the pace of exploitation of mineral resources to meet the growing demand, according to Mr N.C. Jha, President of the Mining, Geological and Metallurgical Institute of India (MGMI), and ...

TRAVEL & PLACES: UK visa centre closure for 3 days
The UK Government's visa application centre here will be closed on February 11, 12 and 13 to enable the installation of a new IT system at the British High Commission in New Delhi, according to a release issued by the High Commission. The ...

EVENTS: Seminar on fashion forecast
The Apparel Export Promotion Council is to organise a seminar on ‘Fashion Forecast for Spring/Summer 2011' on January 27 in Tirupur. The seminar is being organised in collaboration with Creative Vision, South Africa. South African ...

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