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Investors shying away from SIP funds
If you want to invest through an SIP, funds require you to issue post-dated cheques covering the monthly instalment for at least six months in advance. Investors and distributors are not keen to take on this chore. More

Off-label use of drugs - beneficial or risky?
ASPIRIN, originally a pain and fever medicine, is also given to patients with heart problems, since it is found to have blood-thinning properties. Pfizer's famed impotence drug Viagra or sildenafil citrate was originally developed for chest ... More

Law panel for special divisions in HCs to clear high-value cases
HIGH-VALUE commercial cases may soon get speedy justice. The Law Commission has seen merit in the concept of having special commercial divisions in all the High Courts of the country to tackle such matters. A committee constituted by the Law ... More

Meeting on ONGC share allotment today
A MEETING to sort out the issues involved in ONGC share allotment would be held here on Monday, Mr Arun Shourie, Minister for Disinvestment said.. Mr Shourie said the meeting would be attended by officials of Finance Ministry, SEBI, BSE, NSE, ... More

`Dishonoured' contracts hit cotton yarn shippers
IF 2002 was the year of distress for Indian cotton importers who had to lock horns with overseas shippers on the issue of dishonouring cotton contracts, this year may well turn out to be a problematic one for cotton yarn exporters. Many cotton ... More

Now it's `land banking' boom in Garden City
IN the realty business of high investment, speculation, boom and bust, yet another new trend is rolling out. Bangalore is witnessing a hectic activity in the area of `land banking.' In other words, all leading builders are accumulating land in ... More

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