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Legislation soon to address `patient safety' in research
WITH an accent on "patient safety", the Government is set to bring in a legislation to protect the "welfare of a subject" taking part in research of any sort. The Biomedical Research on Human Subjects (Regulation, Control and Safeguards) Bill ... More

CCEA okays setting up of investment commission
THE Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), on Wednesday, gave its nod for the setting up of an investment commission to promote the flow of investment into the country. The commission, to be constituted for a three-year period, will be ... More

Maruti posts 48 pc rise in Q2 net profit
MARUTI Udyog Ltd has posted an 48 per cent rise in net profit for the second quarter of this fiscal as vehicle sales accelerated on the back of low interest rates. Net profit stood at Rs 183.6 crore during July-September compared to Rs 123 ... More

ACC second quarter net profit climbs 82 per cent
ASSOCIATED Cement Companies Ltd has reported a 182 per cent increase in net profit for the second quarter of the current fiscal. "Additional income in the form of reversal of entry tax in Bihar as a result of a favourable Supreme Court ... More

Heavy Industries Ministry told to draft papers on PSUs
THE Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday asked the Ministry of Heavy Industries to come out with papers on specific proposals in 10 areas, including corporate governance, purchase preferences, research and development and ... More

Co Secretaries honing skills for Indian MNCs
TO tap the fresh avenues thrown open with the advent of Indian multinational companies (MNCs), the company secretary (CS) professionals are sharpening their technical skills for a cross-cultural business environment. Opportunities have been ... More

Rakesh Mohan's new designation raises eyebrows
THE ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government's decision to appoint Dr Rakesh Mohan as Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) rather than a full-fledged Finance Secretary has raised eyebrows among North Block watchers. Dr ... More

Australian cricketers lead off the field too
THE Australian team is on a song and not just on the cricket field; they are having a field day off it too. Stars such as Ricky Ponting, Brett Lee, Shane Warne and Glen McGrath have all been making appearances in advertisements and live events ... More

NCAER projects 10th Plan GDP growth at 6.7 pc
THE National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) has forecast the gross domestic product (GDP) growth during the Tenth Plan period (2002-07) to average 6.7 per cent as against targeted growth of 8.1 per cent by the Planning ... More

Markets end on bullish note
THE markets ended on a bullish note for the second day after a sharp downfall on Monday. The Sensex gained 11.78 points to close at 5662.87 points in an extremely volatile trading session. The Sensex lost much of its intraday gains towards the ... More

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