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CII revises GDP growth to 7.2 pc
THE Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has revised upwards to 7.2 per cent its prediction for growth of the gross domestic product (GDP) during the current fiscal. The prediction has been made in the `State of the Economy', which ... More

Council working on master plan for N-E
THE broad roadmap put together by the North Eastern Council (NEC), for speedy economic development of the North Eastern region, is now being converted into a master plan by a professional agency. The plan will also contain a graphic analysis of ... More


AP aid for PHCs
HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh Government has sanctioned Rs 60 crore for constructing buildings to house 210 primary healthcare centres (PHCs) and 10 District Medical and Health Offices in the State. "Of the 1474 PHCs in the State, as ... More


`Hospitality sector must work together'
THE three-day national convention on the "hospitality industry" ended here on Sunday with a call to all associations to work together to look after the interests of hotels, restaurants, travel and tours and ensure growth. It was felt such an ... More


OIL eyeing 40 pc stake in BPCL's pipeline project
The plan to pick up a stake in the pipeline project is an extension of its decision to increase its stake in NRL from 12.3 per cent to 26 per cent. The Government has already cleared NRL's restructuring programme More


`Aim is to make AP pilferage-free'
THE Andhra Pradesh Government has set itself the target of becoming a `pilferage-free' State as far as power usage is concerned. "Our ultimate goal is to make Andhra Pradesh a pilferage-free State in a phased manner," Mr M. Malakondaiah, Joint ... More


Yet another business meet by Kerala
LAST week Mr P.K. Kunhalikutty, Kerala's Minister for Industries and IT, announced that the State Government would organise a business-to-business meet in Kochi from February 12-14, 2004, especially for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The ... More


Corporates bullish on all fronts, says FICCI survey
GOING by the latest FICCI survey during the month of October 2003, corporate India is even more optimistic than in the last round of the chamber's Business Confidence Survey. "What was last time an undercurrent has now surfaced as the predominant ... More


Knitted garment makers protest higher excise rate
Major branded knitted garment producers in Tirupur are on a tight spot with the Central Excise department claiming a higher excise rate on their products cleared for domestic market. The claim is based on the former's assessment that the ... More


Report will be sent to Home Ministry: N. Ram
`Something good would come of all this. The system will resolve this issue.' More

INS chief wants TN to revoke orders against editors, others
THE President of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS) and Chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI), Mr M.P. Veerendrakumar, urged the Speaker of the Tamil Nadu Assembly to revoke the order sentencing the editors of the dailies, The Hindu and ... More

Rescind resolution against The Hindu: Subramanian Swamy
THE Janata Party President, Dr Subramanian Swamy, today urged the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister to "cut her losses and move a resolution in the Assembly as the majority leader to rescind the resolution which seeks the arrest of prominent persons of ... More

Take back the decision, advises Prasad
JOINING senior Ministers and leaders in condemning the action taken by the Tamil Nadu Assembly on six journalists of The Hindu and Murasoli, the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister, Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad, today said that he ... More

Buddhadeb deplores `gross abuse of legislative privilege'
THE action of the Tamil Nadu Assembly of sentencing senior journalists of The Hindu and the editor of Murasoli to jail last Friday as a "gross abuse of legislative privilege" was strongly condemned by the West Bengal Chief Minister, ... More

TN Speaker's charge against the media
THE Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker, Mr K. Kalimuthu, has accused those sentenced to imprisonment by the Assembly for alleged breach of privilege of trying to garner the support of politicians and the media to escape the sentence. In a statement on ... More

AP journalists condemn raid; to intensify agitation
THE Andhra Pradesh Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ) and Visakhapatnam Journalists' Forum (VJF) jointly staged a demonstration in front of the RTC bus station here on Saturday and took out a procession, carrying placards condemning the raid on ... More

Press, civil liberty groups' protest today in Mumbai
THE Press Club and the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh, as well as city activist groups and civil liberty organisations have called for protest meetings and demonstrations on Monday against the issue of arrest warrants to journalists of The ... More

Save freedom of press campaign!
Activists of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front demonstrating in the Capital on Sunday against the Tamil Nadu Government for the arrest warrants against the publisher, editor, executive editor and two senior journalists of The Hindu. ... More

Privilege motion passed in `cowardly' manner
THE National General Secretary of the CPI, Mr A.B. Bardhan, has termed the manner in which the Privileges Committee's recommendation, sentencing the Publisher, Editor and the Executive Editor and two senior journalists of The Hindu and the ... More

Scribes stage protest in Coimbatore
JOURNALISTS from various media organisations staged a demonstration in Coimbatore to protest against the decision of the Tamil Nadu Assembly sentencing the Publisher, Editor, Executive Editor and two senior journalists of The Hindu and the ... More


Traders Welfare Fund Board revamp on the anvil
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Finance Minister, Mr K. Sankaranarayanan, has said that the working of the Traders Welfare Fund Board will be revamped and steps initiated to expedite payment of benefits to the members. Addressing the first ... More

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    `Delay in pvt sector entry into rail transport hurting exporters hard'
    IF exporters are sore over the appreciating rupee and high cost of dollar credit, the continued delay in putting in place measures for private sector involvement in the movement of containers by rail for export and import is further exasperating ... More
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