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    Dumping duty imposed on non-brass metal flashlights from China
    IMPORTERS of non-brass metal flashlights from China may now be compelled to fork out higher prices for such items, with the Finance Ministry imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on all imports of non-brass metal flashlights from that ... More


    Vizag development report moots agency to attract funds
    GITAM Institute of Foreign Trade (GIFT) has, in a report for Visakhapatnam district, proposed to make the north coastal district achieve development levels comparable to Singapore. Claimed to be the first-of-its-kind report for a district in ... More

    House clears grants worth Rs 8,519 cr
    THE Lok Sabha on Monday passed supplementary demands for grants worth Rs 8,518.93 crore, inclusive of a loan write-off of Rs 1,573 crore to IFCI Ltd and an allocation of Rs 607.19 crore to the Agriculture Ministry for facilitating payments to ... More


    `Further cut in infrastructure finance cost vital for growth'
    "Be it privatisation of airport authorities or the development of new greenfield projects, there is no headway in the right direction so far. As far as the power sector is concerned, now is the time for action," Mr N.K. Singh said. More


    Krishna delta bandh today
    THE all-party committee has issued a bandh call in all mandal headquarters in the Krishna delta on Tuesday in protest against the Chief Minister's remarks that it would be difficult to provide water to the delta. Reacting sharply to the Chief ... More


    Private FM news content comes under microscope
    AFTER monitoring PTV and FTV, the Central Monitoring Services of the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry has been monitoring news content in private FM radio channels such as Radio Mirchi, 93.5 RED FM and Radio City Private FM . This ... More

    IMG finalises report on Star News uplinking
    THE Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) set up to look into Star News' uplinking application has finalised its report and will submit it to the Group of Ministers (GoM) shortly. The GoM comprising the Information and Broadcasting Minister, Mr Ravi ... More


    Unanswered questions on professional colleges
    THE recent Supreme Court judgment on admissions to professional colleges has provided ammunition to the State Government in exercising control over the self-financing professional colleges that came up in the State following the Government's ... More


    Traders take soft drinks off the shelf in Kerala
    Only hardcore fans of these soft drinks are still buying them. As a result of the drop in sales, many small traders are facing a financial crunch as their funds are tied up in the deposits they have paid to these companies. More


    Suspect components delay Insat 3E launch
    A BATCH containing `faulty' units of critical imported components used in Insat-3E has forced ISRO to postpone its launch barely 18 days from D-day. The communications satellite has been in the French Guianese spaceport since July 16, ... More


    Deadline set for offers on AP Govt stake in five cos
    THE Implementation Secretariat (IS), the independent body overseeing the public enterprise reform and disinvestment process, has sent documents to all those registered for the divestment process of few listed companies in which the Andhra Pradesh ... More


    I-T staff strike work to protest outsourcing
    INCOME-Tax employees went on a 24-hour hunger strike today to protest against work being outsourced to outside agencies. A spokesperson for Income-Tax Employees Federation told Business Line that the Government had gone back on its ... More


    Call for southern States to jointly promote tourism
    KARNATAKA has asked its Southern neighbours to come together to develop tourist circuits jointly and promote them as brands. Addressing a business session of a tourism trade fair in Kozhikode in Kerala, Karnataka's Minister for State for ... More
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