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Tuesday, September 14, 2004

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Anti-inflationary steps — 4 more commodities under scanner
AFTER duty cuts on petro-products and steel and the 50-basis-point hike in the cash reserve ratio stipulation for banks, the Government has now brought four more commodities under its anti-inflationary scanner: polymers, sugar, edible oils and ... More

Suzuki's new plan hits Maruti stock prices
THE country's largest carmaker Maruti Udyog Ltd's (MUL) stock prices slipped on Monday, triggered ostensibly by parent company Suzuki Motor Corporation's announcement to set up a new car assembly unit in India through a separate joint venture. ... More

Cricket rights: Zee to announce decision today
THE board of Zee Telefilms Ltd (ZTL) met on Monday to decide on making a fresh bid for the rights to telecast cricket matches to be held in India but the company did not reveal the outcome of the meeting. The company will make its decision ... More

Scissors on smoking scenes likely
AUDIENCES who joyfully applauded when Tamil filmactor Rajnikanth flipped his cigarette in the air before lighting it up may not have the pleasure of viewing such stunts. For, if the Health Ministry has its way, images of leading characters ... More

No tobacco sale near schools
FOLLOWING a ban on sale of tobacco products to minors and smoking in public places, the Health Ministry has recently notified prohibition on sale of cigarettes and tobacco products around educational institutions. According to the rules, the ... More

Indirect tax collections up 9.5 pc in April-Aug
THE Centre's indirect tax collections have increased by 9.5 per cent during the first five months of the current fiscal at Rs 59,452 crore compared with Rs 54,292 crore achieved in the same period last year. While customs collections during ... More

`Soft' campaign to collect tax arrears
THE Finance Ministry has launched a multi-media campaign that seeks to send a signal to the citizens of the country that the Revenue Department is "friendly to the taxpayer" and that the taxes should be paid without any fear of the tax ... More

Sensex rides on positive sentiment
THE positive sentiment in the market continues unabated, with the indices beginning the week on a positive note. The BSE Sensex crossed the 5400-mark on Monday, but selling pressure in the last hours of the session drove it down to 5397.46, 27 ... More

Bollywood warming up to risk cover — United India designing product for TV serials
FILMMAKERS and television producers across the country are finally warming up to the need for insuring their production risks. This year, most of the prominent Hindi movies opted for film insurance, including Lakshya, Main Hoon Na, Hum Tum, ... More

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