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Tuesday, December 16, 2003
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Blueprint to help youth find right employment
BASED on the deliberations of the ongoing five-day Youth Employment Summit here, the organisers would come up with `Hyderabad Blueprint' that will seek to chart out the areas of thrust for employment generation for youth. The summit is ... More


Freedom fighters flay `market' economy
THE All-India Freedom fighters' Association has given a call to the public, the youth in particular, to fight the economic and political policies of the Government detrimental to the sovereignty of the country. At a press meet here on Monday ... More


Cath lab at Yashoda Hospitals
HYDERABAD: The city-based Yashoda group of super speciality hospitals has installed a new generation Flat Panel Detector Cath Lab at a cost of Rs 3.5 crore. The hospital claimed that it was the first corporate hospital in South India to be ... More


Petrol, diesel dearer by Re 1
THE public sector oil marketing companies on Monday raised the retail prices of petrol and diesel by around Re 1 per litre each. This is in accordance with the mechanism evolved by the oil companies to review prices every fortnight. In the ... More


Move to create level-playing field for life-saving drugs
THE debate on the definition of `life-saving' drugs has brought varying fortunes to pharmaceutical companies operating in the segment. Following-up on past Budgets that have first removed and subsequently imposed customs tariffs on life-saving ... More


KERC hikes power tariff
THE Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) on Monday issued its tariff order revising the rates for the consumer categories, while fixing a special incentive rate for high-tension industrial consumers. HT consumers buying bulk ... More


Comptex to focus on textile sector's competitiveness
THE second edition of the CII-sponsored conference on competitiveness for the textile industry, to be held here on December 17 and 18, will focus on South India's textile industry in the global context of cost-competitiveness and core ... More


Coimbatore foundry body ready for pact on raw materials
EVEN as the tiny and small foundry units in Coimbatore district downed shutters today to protest against the abnormal increase in raw material price, the association representing them has come forward to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with ... More


CAS rolled out in South Delhi
AFTER much political hullabaloo surrounding the implementation of the conditional access system (CAS) in the Capital, the new system was rolled out in the southern zone of the city on Monday. For cricket lovers who could not catch the action of ... More


Mercantile marine dept to set up examination centre at Kochi
THE Mercantile Marine Department will set up an examination centre at Kochi for higher categories of sailors, the Shipping Secretary, Mr D.T. Joseph, has said. The first centre will be operational in Delhi by January next year and Kochi will be ... More

Nutrine scholarships
HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh students bagged 37 out of the 80 scholarships announced by Nutrine, the country's largest-selling sweets and toffees company. The winners were selected through a contest held during June-August 2003. More than ... More

Pearls for Hyderabad
HYDERABAD: Pearls, a pre-primary school chain promoted by New Delhi-based PC Training Institute Ltd (PCTI), plans to expand in Hyderabad. The ISO 9001-2000-qualified PCTI schools lay emphasis on developing the overall personality of the ... More


Supportive policy regime key to food processing: McKinsey
THE food processing industry has to be low on cost and high on quality to tap the global markets. But Indian companies have a long way to go and a supportive policy regime is needed, according to a report by international consultants, ... More


Protest on cement price hike in AP
HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh Builders Association (APBA) is contemplating to ask the builders to declare a "construction holiday" for some time in protest against the rapid rise in the price of cement in the State. The Chairman of APBA, Mr ... More


APCO turnover may touch Rs 100 crore
THE sales turnover of Andhra Pradesh State Handloom Weavers' Co-operative Society Ltd (APCO) is for the first time likely to touch Rs 100 crore by the end of the current financial year, according to Mr B. Chandra Nageswara Rao, the Chairman. At ... More


PM flags off Vigyan Rail; plan to take it to Pak
THE Prime Minister, Mr A.B. Vajpayee, launched Vigyan Rail, an exhibition on wheels showcasing the technological achievements made by the country. The train, aimed at developing a scientific temper among the people, will travel to 56 cities in ... More

Aviation sector urged to work on river linking
THE President, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, said the technological advancements in the aeronautics industry would pave the way for development of miniature unmanned air vehicle with miniature sensors and development and production of 150-200-seater ... More


SCI, Hind Copper `partially created' through Acts of Parliament
SHIPPING Corporation of India (SCI) and Hindustan Copper Ltd were "partially" created by Acts of Parliament, the Government admitted on Monday, amidst a growing debate on whether entities acquired through Acts of Parliament could be privatised ... More


TieCon on Dec 18-19
NEW DELHI: The New Delhi Chapter of The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE) is organising here the `TieCon India 2003' from December 18 to 19. Apart from the core areas of information technology and telecommunications, the event will have experts ... More


FCI decision on grain export allocation in Jan
`We will get a clear picture about Andhra Pradesh by the middle of next month and that should be the time for us to decide whether to resume fresh allocations for exports.' More
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