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Wednesday, October 09, 2002
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The odds in Nobel prize for Economics
WITH only hours to go before the announcement of the 2002 Nobel Prize for Economics, the Rapid Response Unit of the World Bank is keen on doing a quick poll on its Web site. It has given a list of seven economists who "stand a good chance of ... More


Corporates pitch in to stabilise population
ADVERTISING industry veteran, Mr `Bobby' Sista, realised his 15-year-old dream when `Population First' - an initiative to help achieve India's goal of population stabilisation by 2045 - took off here on Monday, with assistance from the ... More


Thailand seeks free trade zone with India
A BILATERAL `free trade zone' between Thailand and India is desirable for catalysing a quantum growth in collaborations and trade between the two countries. The feasibility for such a facility is being studied, Mr Bandhit Sotipalatit, Ambassador, ... More


From pressure garments to artificial limbs
IT was a personal experience that prompted Delhi-based Technomed (India) Pvt Ltd to venture into `pressure garments' for burns victims. Almost 17 years later, the company has evolved to make external silicon prosthesis or artificial limbs for ... More


IT content development centres planned
THE Kerala State IT Mission, the official agency for implementation of IT in the State, has given final shape to a scheme that aims to boost employment and income generation opportunities for the suitably qualified by tapping the potential ... More


Decision on power tariff hike deferred
A MEETING of the State Cabinet of the Council of Ministers has put off by a day a decision on proposals for power tariff hike recommended to it by the Liaison Committee of the ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF), the empowered ... More

Tenth Plan to lay stress on hydel power, says Minister
THE Tenth Plan would witness a refocus on the hydel energy sector wherein 40 per cent of the total 41,000 MW power earmarked as fresh generation capacity would come from this sector alone. Out of this, the private sector participation would be ... More

KPTCL draws more power from private producers
Besides, the sources said the reduced availability meant that IPP capacities would have to be fully utilised to meet the shortfall. More


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    Review meet today to take up hank yarn packing obligation
    THE office of the Textile Commissioner is to hold a review on the on-going hank yarn packing obligation (HYPO) scheme on Wednesday in Mumbai amidst speculation that some modification is likely to be effected in the scheme operation. Though ... More


    Medical channel launched
    BANGALORE: Digital audio and multimedia broadcaster, WorldSpace, has signed a pact with Sada Sharada Medical Research and Communications to broadcast medical information through an exclusive channel, TONIC D, the on-air information ... More


    Campaign for changes in building code
    THE Institution of Engineers (India) has initiated a nation-wide brainstorming campaign to bring about amendments in the National Building Code, which was last revised nearly two decades ago in 1983. At the inaugural session of a two-day ... More


    FKCCI supports `padayatra'
    BANGALORE: The office-bearers and members of the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI), led by its President, Mr K.N. Jayalingappa, have expressed their support to the `padayatra' by the Chief Minister, Mr ... More


    Govt moves to exit totally from CMC — To sell residual stake to Tatas
    THE Union Government has initiated the process of exiting completely from CMC Ltd by selling its residual 26 per cent stake in the company to the strategic partner, Tata Sons Ltd. The deal signals the Government's resolve to press ahead with ... More

    Cabinet Secy told to clean up STC accounts
    THE Cabinet Secretary has been called upon to adjudicate and settle the issue of outstanding receivables and payments of State Trading Corporation (STC) in a bid to clean up the accounts of the public sector undertaking (PSU) before inviting ... More


    British Trade eyes 9 sectors
    BRITISH Trade International (BTI) has identified nine sectors which it considers hold out opportunities for investments by British business looking for profitable ventures in India. These are IT, automotive industry, agribusiness, telecom, ... More


    Draft of patent rules notified
    THE Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has notified a draft of the patent rules which have been published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary, Part II, Section III, Sub-Section (ii) dated September 20, 2002, according to an ... More

  • FICCI workshop on patent treaty


    Seminar on time use statistics
    THE Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation organised a two-day national seminar on applications of Time Use Statistics which ended here today. Time Use Statistic is a new survey technique that collects comprehensive data on how ... More


    `Powerloom Mela' during Oct 22-27
    COIMBATORE: The powerloom weavers who sell good volume of fabrics and yet remain anonymous will have the opportunity to reveal their identity to the consumers through the direct marketing of powerloom goods being planned by their apex ... More


    Bid to check sub-standard goods export — Market verification only for `suspect' cargoes
    IN a climbdown of sorts, the Finance Ministry has now directed revenue authorities to undertake market verification for ascertaining the present market value (PMV) under the Duty Entitlement Passbook Scheme (DEPB) only in respect of "suspect ... More


    Don't politicise drought, AP Minister tells Oppn
    THE Opposition parties in Andhra Pradesh should refrain from politicising drought and instead appreciate and aid the efforts of the Government to tackle the situation, the Agriculture Minister, Mr V. Sobhanadreeswara Rao, told presspersons here ... More


    Rs 1.14 cr for Marine Drive walkway
    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State Government has accorded administrative sanction for a Rs 1.14-crore project for laying a walkway along a one-km stretch from High Court Jetty to Subhash Park on the Marine Drive in Kochi. Announcing this, an ... More


    Floating a co? Get all your cards ready
    FLOATING a company and then getting a few directors on board was easy, you thought. Not for long, if the Department of Company Affairs (DCA), which has received plenty of flak for a spate of corporate scams, has its way. A committee ... More
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