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Subscribers give ISPs the thumbs-down
DESPITE strict parameters on quality of service (QoS) laid down by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), a vast majority of the Internet subscribers continue to remain dissatisfied. According to a recent online survey conducted by ... More

`US scrapping of steel tariffs a signal for other markets'
THE steel tariffs may lower, but is there more to read in the US decision than just better business? Over a year since the US imposed high steel tariffs, Dr J.J. Irani, Director, Tata Sons, and Chairman, Indian Steel Alliance, appears ... More

Reliance to pay $4 m more for FLAG Telecom
FLAG Telecom has said that it has entered into a second amendment to the agreement and plan of amalgamation with Reliance Gateway that would increase the consideration of $207 million to about $211 million in cash. This reflects a new price ... More

Norms relaxed for direct investment overseas by domestic cos
THE Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Saturday announced fresh steps to simplify and liberalise overseas direct investment by Indian entities. Firms registered under the Indian Partnership Act, 1932 and having a good track record, will be ... More

They serve well too, the new-age verve called flexi-staff
PUSHPARAJ, who conducts surveys for an MNC in the manufacturing sector, hopes to make marketing his career. Though he is a graduate in microbiology, he feels his contract job, the third such since he finished college, is the stepping-stone to ... More

Farm extension services — Good monsoon means more acreage covered for corporates
THE effect of a good monsoon is beginning to be felt at corporates offering farm extension services. Mahindra Shubhlabh Services Ltd (MSSL), reckoned to be the biggest player in the segment, saw its acreage under management rise from 50,000 ... More

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