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Truant rains may stunt growth
THE country's kharif crop production may have suffered a setback with the rain gods playing truant in the main south-west monsoon season (June-September). But what could emerge as a bigger source of worry is the lacklustre rains in the ... More

Grains output likely to fall by 30 mt
WHAT will deficient rainfall in both the monsoon as well as post-monsoon season add up to in terms of the country's overall agriculture production for 2002-03? The Agriculture Ministry has, in its `first advance estimate' released in November, ... More

BSNL to bundle Net with basic services
IN an ambitious move to expand its Internet footprint and provide a whole range of new value-added services to its subscribers, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has set the ball rolling on its National Internet Backbone Phase II (NIB-II) project ... More

Banks told to form task force for risk-based internal audits
THE Reserve Bank of India has asked banks to form a task force to put in place risk-based internal audit systems. The central bank has, in its finalised guidelines issued on December 28, also asked banks to submit to it a quarterly audit policy ... More

Chyawanprash market in for healthier glow
THE innocuous chyawanprash bottle relegated to the corner of your medicine chest is suddenly in the limelight. Recent months have witnessed a clutch of marketers lobbying to give the tottering Rs 260-crore chyawanprash market a fresh lease of ... More

Falling yields give PFs little elbow room
DEBT market players are having a bonanza, with yields on instruments dipping to a new low everyday and daily profits soaring to several crores. However, investors in the debt market such as provident funds have a woeful tale to tell. Will the ... More

Centenary illumination!
An old victoria waits outside the illuminated Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai which has completed 100 years.

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