Financial Daily from THE HINDU group of publications
Monday, July 21, 2003

Port Info


Group Sites



Taxiless Tuesday
VISITORS to Kerala are well-advised to ask themselves not if, but when, there will be a general strike in the State. Take the case of a person from Chennai known to me. For the past three years or so, she has been coming regularly to get work ... More


Foreign trade procedures to be streamlined
THE Department of Commerce has initiated steps towards streamlining the procedures of the appellate mechanism available under the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992 (FTDR), the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Mr L. ... More


Call to make healthcare affordable and professional
IT is high time the public health infrastructure in the State took up the issue of the high level of morbidity, especially rural morbidity, jointly with the local self-governments and keep a constant watch on its nature and determinants. The ... More

Bangalore going global on cardiac care
The price of a bypass surgery, sources say, ranges typically from Rs 94,000 at Manipal to Rs 1.25 lakh at NH or Rs 1.1 lakh at Wockhardt Hospital & Heart Institute — while it would cost Rs 3-5 lakh in Delhi or Mumbai. It would be comparable to Chennai or Hyderabad. More


Hotel tech expo in Chennai
THE Hotel & Restaurant Tech 2003 (H&RT 2003), an international exhibition of equipment and service for hotels, resorts and restaurants, bakery and catering sectors, has opened at the Chennai Trade Centre. Besides well-known brands such as ... More


I-Kin to catalyse pvt investment in panchayats
IN a novel initiative, ICICI-Kinfra (I-Kin), a joint venture between ICICI and Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation, is gearing up for catalysing private investments in various panchayats in the State through the ... More

  • Nirmala Nagar scheme from Aug


    Auto sales rev up fuel consumption
    AN improvement in automobile sales has reflected in a healthy 6.1 per cent growth in consumption of transport fuels in June 2003. According to officials of oil companies, the jump in consumption of transport fuels petrol and diesel corresponds ... More

    Foreign cos evince interest in CBM blocks
    THE prospect of commercial exploitation of coal bed methane (CBM) gas in the country appears bright with many leading domestic and foreign companies showing active interest in this line of business in spite of the fact that the development of CBM ... More


    Centre lauds power reforms process in TN, AP
    TNEB's collection efficiency — at 99 per cent — and distribution loss — at 18 per cent — were the best in the country. The average distribution loss in the country was 40-50 per cent. More

    Transco initiates demand side management for farm sector
    IN order to address the demand side management (DSM) aimed at saving energy consumption by the farm community, the Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh, has initiated a process to constitute special teams of field engineers to create ... More

    `KPCL plant load factor the highest'
    THE Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has fixed the performance standards of Karnataka Power Corporation as a benchmark for all the State Government utilities in the country. Speaking at a national conference here on "Imperatives for ... More


    Textile panel gets funds for project in Rajasthan
    THE Government has released the first instalment of funds amounting to Rs 4 crore to the Textile Committee, the nodal agency, for implementing under the Textile Centres Infrastructure Development (TCID) scheme for textiles clusters at the Jasol, ... More


    FICCI takes on spurious drug makers — 'Raids reveal loopholes in distribution network'
    MORE often than not, a consumer is vulnerable while buying his medicine - fully trusting his neighbourhood chemist to give him the authentic drug. Little does he know that he could be taking home a spurious, counterfeit or pass off ... More

  • Courses for FAPCCI members


    SCI divestment: `Bidder' makes waves
    THE developments surrounding the disinvestment of the Shipping Corporation of India are not yet clear to most people but one of the bidders (there are now only two left) is believed to have already started giving the ... More


    `Smart materials will fuel tech revolution'
    SMART materials and micro electro material systems that mimic human or biological systems will lead to a second silicon revolution and find myriad applications ranging from smart clothes that respond to the environment to smart skins on ... More

    Meet on mobile data services
    BANGALORE: The Indus Entrepreneurs, Bangalore, in association with July Systems, had recently held a meet on mobile data services. Apart from providing a perspective on the global market, the seminar also featured a panel discussion on the ... More


  • APSFC entrepreneur seminar


    Herbal bio-valley project is on, says Minister
    THE State Government has initiated steps to develop the Silent Valley Biosphere Reserve as a `herbal bio-valley' based on the recommendations of the M.S. Swaminathan Commission, said Ms K.R. Gouri Amma, State Minister for Agriculture. She made ... More

    `Water memory' theory revival boosts homeopathy
    THE emergence of homoeopathic medicines as over-the-counter (OTC) products in India coincides with the presentation of a paper by Swiss chemist Dr Louis Rey. The paper, which is to be published in the reputed Physica A journal shortly, ... More


    High tax regime impedes tourism: CII
    THOUGH the State Government recognises the capability of the tourism sector to act as an economic catalyst, the various tax and licence regimes are hampering the growth of tourism industry in the State, says a report prepared by CII-Kerala. ... More


  • ISO 9001 for petrol bunk
    Comments & Letters to the Editor to:
    Subscribe to: Business Line
  • The Hindu eBooks

    Pick a Winner Stock Market Contest

    Top Stories
    `Water memory' theory revival boosts homeopathy

    Foreign port operators elbowing out Indian cos

    Free-float Sensex: HLL to lose weightage; HDFC may gain

    High cane prices seen forcing sugar units to close shop: Report

    Tamil Nadu's assault on elitism

    In Focus
    The Cable tangle
    Pakistan Diary
    Indo-Pak Monitor
    Indo-China Relations
    Telecom Competition

    In Depth
    In Kashmir
    Simple Economics
    Tax Talk
    NRIs & Investment Avenues
    Corporate Governance

    Looking back
    Jul. 13-Jul. 19
    `Chinese silk dumped at very low prices'

    News channel uplinking policy to be revised

    Apparel exports post 19% value growth in Apr-May

    Homoeopathy getting ready to go over-the-counter

    Exporters jittery as rupee gains on euro

    A code to prevent poaching in ITES sector

    Freebies drive car sales up in June

    PM urges Bengal to create pro-business environment

    Biz climate positive, says D&B survey

    BPO jobs to grow at 32%: IDC survey

    Now, company secys join image building bandwagon

    India's exports in 2002-03 grow 19.18 pc

    The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
    Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | The Hindu eBooks | Home |

    Copyright 2003, The Hindu Business Line. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu Business Line