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Thursday, November 02, 2000





Home truth
Core of competence

Corporatising agriculture -- a blueprint

Till submission of final technical proposal -- AI bidders allowed to change partners
SIA crash: AI may not face liability

No change in Air India, IA divestment plan: Yadav

AP fishermen plea for uniform conservation

Santro, Accent prices to be hiked
Ford plans IT centre at Chennai
MUL Oct output at 17,000 units

Banking and Finance
Professionals on weak PSU bank boards likely
Rs 100-cr Vijaya Bank issue opens on Nov 27
`Tech upgrade a priority area for SBM'
Securities edge up; call steady
Govt stock auction

`Coal industry has much to learn from UK model'

Petrofils staff cautious about wind up terms
SEBI to allot 1 cr for investor education
Investors associations' regn renewed
Indo Rama revises product prices
BOC India bids for BSP's oxygen plants
Sun F&C to expand operations
Sterlite board okays buyback at Rs 200
SEBI seeks joint hearing in Herbertsons dispute
Exide to suspend submarine battery production at Haldia
RPG sees turnover at Rs 100 cr this year
Cos Act may be amended to protect small investors

HC directive to STUs on service terms
HC orders power connection to pump set

Jap mission takes up tax issue with Sinha
Improve SDP statistics, says National Statistical Commission
Conversion of 3 EPZs into SEZs notified
CII initiative to hone competitive abilities of cos in eastern region

`Delayed to Home'

Fast track
Kotak Mahindra Fin: Results a stimulus?

Financial Performance
MTNL posts Rs 447 cr net in Q2
Himachal Futuristic net up
Apollo Tyres Q2 net slumps
Arvind Mills H1 net loss up at Rs 203 cr
Cosmo Films
Eveready net drops 50 pc in Q2
Hindustan Motors
Srei International income at Rs.97.95 crore
GTN Textiles net profit increases
Kirloskar Brothers net increases
MCF's H1 net at Rs 19 cr
Malco net profit increases
Stewarts and Lloyds
S.B & T International
Orchid Chemicals Q2 net drops 20%
JB Chemicals net increases
Sterlite Optical net up 103 per cent
Geojit Securities net profit increases 84 per cent
Snowcem India net profit increases
Titan Industries net up marginally
West Coast Paper posts Rs 7 cr net
SAIL prunes losses by 62 pc in H1
Patspin India
BHEL net profit at Rs.11.90 crore
Rajasthan Spinning net up
Rolta net profit rises 40 pc in Q3
Dewan Housing net declines
South Malabar H1 net at Rs 7.22 cr

Foreign Trade
Exports maintain buoyant trend -- Up 23% in April-Aug period
Iceland for closer ties with India

Rupee stability for its own sake?
RBI: Why reserves of such magnitude?

Ayurveda suffers from disinterest
Eye drops fail CERC test

AP thrust helps promote tamarind, custard apple

GE Shipping: Firm trends in prospect
EID Parry-Cauvery Sugars: Flat swap ratio

Information Technology
`Healthy competition in South augurs well'
HP e-solutions
Convergence Bill in winter session, says Mahajan
Education portal
Subex skill test
Aztec IPO subscription
PRN Medical plans remote processing solutions
Bowne, Netripples in alliance
VSNL plans to enter cellular services
India, Singapore agree to harmonise e-com
BPL Mobile base crosses the 5-lakh mark
Satyam to develop e-banking solution for OUB, Singapore kicks off amid shower of praise
CTS setting up Pune facility
Concio begins operations in India
Creative Eye relaunches IPO

Antfactory takes 20% in Rave Tech
`IT must empower digital have-nots'
Siemens takes step ahead in e-governance
UV Infotech launches wallmount terminal
Portal for job seekers
Infosys IT campus inaugurated
UK body woos Indian IT cos
Lucent completes Escotel work
Intellicon sells 11,000 lines

Difficult business
Insurance ventures

Script-writer reduced to mouthpiece?
The money side of film-making

Haldia Petro plans to expand cracker capacity

Naphtha control order comes into force
Excessive role of Bengal Govt blamed for HPL plight

IPCA Labs plans to enter US market next year
Albert David to give priority to bulk drugs

Pepper, cardamom price fall may hit Kerala farmers
Global pepper exports up 17 pc

Fast Track Section 560 Scheme -- I -- Making virtue of dereliction of duty
It's a new guard at North Block -- E.A.S. Sarma to quit
Winners and losers

Martial politics?
Major reshuffle in top bureaucracy -- Ajit Kumar is new Finance Secretary
Newspaper ethics

KPTCL bid to reduce interest burden
`SERCs expose utilities to higher risks'

Vizag port posts all-time high operating surplus

UPS-Jetair tie-up for express delivery services

Sad `state' of affairs
Postal circle to deliver MTNL bills
Tax reforms panel report in Dec
Pollution control facilities at TTP soon: MD
Second Zap centre opened in Guwahati

Demand for registration in ISE increasing
Tech stocks stage recovery
Sensex rebounds on FII buying

Expert panel report on service tax by mid-Nov

Charity tea auction

Technical Analysis
Bulls dominate

Dumping duty on Indian bed linen -- EC's measures not consistent: WTO
`Inadvertent' error made by India

CDLB incurs Rs 12 cr deficit in first half
Kochi lorry agents to back strike

Travel & Places
Qantas offers special discount
Delhi-Vienna flights

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