INDUSTRY & ECONOMY
CLIMATE & WEATHER
Experts for studying Low Level Jetstream
THE dynamics of the genesis of monsoon depression needs to be studied in relation to the behaviour of the strong cross-equatorial Low Level Jetstream (LLJ), according to experts. The LLJ, the main conduit for transporting moisture, is an ...
Expert call to harness alternative energy sources
ENERGY security will be one of the key challenges for India in the coming decades. With projected requirement of five million barrels of crude per day by 2030, the country needs to look for alternate sources, according to Dr D.S. Viswanath of the ...
Advani to open auto expo
THE Deputy Prime Minister, Mr L.K. Advani, will inaugurate the Auto Expo 2004 on January 15 here. The show, to be held from January 15-20, will showcase products of various vehicles and components manufacturers. The expo will see new ...
Vajpayee upbeat on growth pace
THE Prime Minister, Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee, today said that the country was heading towards peace and prosperity and the entire world had recognised India as a major economic power. Given the backdrop of the `booming' economy, the country is ...
More reforms, manufacturing top BJP agenda
SUSTAINED financial sector reforms, transforming India into a global manufacturing hub and attaining leadership position in the knowledge economy were identified by the BJP as three of the nine major areas of focus in its economic agenda for the ...
`India doing well; recovery must be broad-based'
THE general economic outlook for India appears excellent - both in 2004 and in the long term, but will be mixed in the medium term, according to Mr Ashok T. Aram, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank AG. In an informal chat with Business Line ...
Reforms help in poverty reduction: Unctad study
"Contrary to the perception of services sector providing employment only for the highly skilled, nearly two-thirds of the employment in the sector might benefit low-skilled or medium-skilled people."
Stress on need for after-sales service
A SOUND government, good and reliable infrastructure, a low cost and good workforce, fiscal and other incentives are essential for investments in any country, according to the Consul-General of Belgium, Mumbai, Mr Herman Merckx. Delivering the ...
Call for better infrastructure, more manufacturing units in coastal Karnataka
PANELLISTS at the round table on "Investment opportunities in coastal Karnataka - Public-private partnership", jointly organised by the Greater Mysore Chamber of Industry (GMCI) and the Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) , differed ...
Investments in coastal Karnataka
MANGALORE: The Minister for Large and Medium-scale Industries, Mr R.V. Deshpande, has said that the State Government is making efforts to attract large investments to the coastal region for its development. Addressing a Rotary ...
`Immunisation must include triple antigen'
THE complications brought about by viruses that cause measles, mumps and rubella in children are serious enough for the Union Government's immunisation programme to include a vaccine to combat them, said Dr Mrudulla Phadke, Director of Medical ...
Advancements in hip surgical procedures
A HYDERABAD-based orthopaedic surgeon, Dr U. Prakash, has said that with new techniques and surgical interventions, it is now possible to help people having problems due to arthritis with modern hip resurfacing surgery. While the conventional ...
Arbitration forum for PSU rows
IN a bid to help public sector enterprises (PSEs) resolve disputes with private sector companies and entities in the co-operative sector without going through the existing expensive and time-consuming court litigations, the Standing Conference of ...
PTC to float public offer soon
RIDING high on the optimism surrounding the stock markets, Power Trading Corporation of India Ltd (PTC) plans to float its initial public offer by next month. The company will file its offer document with the SEBI next week, a senior PTC official ...
Free saree/dhoti scheme keeps powerlooms busy in TN
THE Tamil Nadu Government's keenness to continue with the free saree dhoti distribution for the Pongal festival to the economically weaker sections has kept a vast number of powerloom weavers in Salem, Namakkal and Erode districts busy who ...
Duty relief to benefit textile sector upgrade
THE textile mills taking up modernisation, especially those planning on investment on machinery, would benefit from the Finance Ministry's move to do away with the special additional duty (SAD) component in the import duty. Similarly, the ...
More scope for SSI growth in Karnataka
MANGALORE: The Defence Minister, Mr George Fernandes, has said that small-scale industry (SSI) sector has tremendous potential for growth. Presenting "Rachana Awards - 2003" in Mangalore on Sunday at a function organised by a forum ...
BIS clamps down on bottled water plants; cos contest charge
EVEN as it is well past the January 1 deadline for packaged water companies to comply with the new norms laid down by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for drinking water, the last word on the issue has obviously not been said. For, while ...
SRM college sets up global advisory board
DR Bala V. Balachandran of the Kellog School of Management, Dr Rohan Abeyratne, Mechanical Engineering Head at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an econometrician from the London School of Economics, Dr Oliver Linton, are among a few ...
Budget for minorities hiked in AP
HYDERABAD: The State Government has increased the annual budget of the AP State Minorities Finance Corporation to Rs 38.7 crore for upliftment of minorities and implementing various development and welfare schemes, according to Mr Moin ...
National Youth Day fete in Thiruvananthapuram
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Nehru Yuva Kendra will celebrate National Youth Day from Monday. As part of the celebrations, a series of seminars will be held on a range of subjects including Swami Vivekananda's vision. Also on the anvil are ...
In Hyderabad today
Get the basics right
LAST week, addressing the 76th Annual General Meeting of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in New Delhi, the President, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam drove home some essential truths: "There has been substantial growth ...
EXPORTS & IMPORTS
Exporters can file duty rebate claims at Commissionerates
THE Government has now initiated one more step towards facilitation of trade and simplification of indirect tax procedures, with the objective of reducing transaction costs for Indian exporters. In view of the ...
`Diversion' of sugar to domestic market Maharashtra told to take action against defaulting exporters
THE Central Government has directed the Maharashtra Government to take immediate action against the defaulting sugar exporters and sugar co-operative mills under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955, on the alleged diversion of sugar meant for ...
STANDARDS & BENCHMARKS
Guidelines for libraries
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Bureau of India Standards (BIS) has published its guidelines for libraries. Announcing this, an official spokesman said here that the BIS has so far published 17,500 Indian standards relating to various services. ...
Racketeer in police net
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