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Restricted power supply cripples Punjab steel industry
Mandi Gobindgarh (Punjab), June 28 (IANS) Steel making units in this 'steel hub', already hit by the global slowdown, are now struggling to cope with another problem - restricted power supply.

Sunday, June 28, 2009 12:46:36 PM

Divestment can raise Rs.80,000 crore: Assocham
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The government can raise about Rs.80,000 crore ($16.6 billion) by divesting stake in public sector units, says an industry lobby report.

Sunday, June 28, 2009 12:31:49 PM

Textile industry to get cotton at cheaper, global rates: Dayanidhi Maran (Interview)
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The textile industry can heave a sigh of relief as the government plans to make available cotton at international prices that are 10-15 percent lower than the domestic cost of the fibre.

Sunday, June 28, 2009 12:15:42 PM

Powerless in Punjab - life hit, industry crippled
Mohali (Punjab), June 28 (IANS) The searing heat and the resultant acute power crisis in Punjab has hit everyday life hard - people are suffering long power cuts, office timings have changed, shopping centres are to shut early and industries have been asked to take 72 hours off every week.

Sunday, June 28, 2009 12:00:29 PM

Another disaster unfolding in cyclone-hit Sundarbans (First of a three-part series)
Pathar Pratima (West Bengal), June 28 (IANS) Almost a month after the devastating cyclone Aila hit the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest abutting the Bay of Bengal, another disaster is waiting to happen: thousands of residents are living in several island villages without food, water and basic hygiene.

Sunday, June 28, 2009 9:51:09 AM

Dutch firm launches pain-free cancer treatment in India
Chandigarh, June 27 (IANS) Dutch pharmaceutical major Brema Pharma International Saturday launched photodynamic therapy, a pain-free technique for treating cancer with lasers and light sensitive drugs, saying it will invest 1 million euros ($1.4 million) in its Indian operations.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 9:21:24 PM

India plans to spread CNG network to 200 cities by 2015
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Cooking gas connections for 75 percent of the population, CNG network expansion to 200 cities, SMS booking for gas cylinders and biometric cards for kerosene users are some of the elements of the petroleum ministry's vision paper for 2015.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 8:58:09 PM

Searing heat takes Delhi power demand to new high
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) As people in Delhi continued battling the searing heat, the demand for electricity Saturday reached 4,218 MW - a new high in the capital that also witnessed protests over continued power cuts.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 8:39:15 PM

Heat wave forces Punjab to change office, shop timings
Chandigarh, June 27 (IANS) The heat wave and the resulting power crisis have forced Punjab to change the timings of government offices - where use of air-conditioners (ACs) is already banned - and order early closure of shops and malls.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 8:18:52 PM

Shipping ministry to tackle issues bogging PPP projects
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) The shipping ministry, in its 100-day plan to be announced shortly, will address the issues dogging projects being promoted in public-private-partnership (PPP), Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan said here Saturday.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 8:04:50 PM

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