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Onam's journey from harvest festival to shopping carnival (Letter from Kerala)
There is a morning-after air in Kerala as the state recovers from the hectic annual Onam festivities.

Sunday, September 21, 2008 1:13:17 PM

For Bihar's flood victims, houses from Assam
Guwahati, Sep 21 (IANS) As over three million flood victims of Bihar struggle to get back a roof over their head, a group of experts from the Guwahati-based Cane and Bamboo Technology Centre (CBTC) has designed an innovative home for them.

Sunday, September 21, 2008 10:49:54 AM

Designer Niki Mahajan returns with signature Indian line
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) After making a mark in India and internationally with her exquisite creations - mostly western silhouettes with an ethnic appeal - fashion designer Niki Mahajan is foraying back into the domestic fashion scene with a signature Indian collection after almost five years.

Sunday, September 21, 2008 9:52:05 AM

Volvo Ocean Race's Kochi stopover to boost tourism
Kochi, Sep 21 (IANS) The world's top yachting race, the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race, will make a stopover here, the only Indian port to get the honour. That will not only give a boost to the hospitality industry here but also create more facilities for cruise tourism.

Sunday, September 21, 2008 8:41:34 AM

Regulatory body urged for electronic media
Kozhikode, Sep 20 (IANS) Press Council of India chairman justice G.N. Ray said Saturday that the government was not keen on entrusting it with the regulation of the electronic media.

Saturday, September 20, 2008 8:07:28 PM

Sharp tax hikes in Uttar Pradesh irk businesses, consumers
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government's decision to sharply hike the value added tax (VAT) in the state and also impose an entry tax on certain items has raised the hackles of both businesses and consumers in the state.

Saturday, September 20, 2008 6:49:41 PM

'Hotel boom in southern states'
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) A total of 9,369 new hotel rooms will come into the market by the end of 2011 in the four southern states, a senior official said.

Saturday, September 20, 2008 6:34:23 PM

Government in no hurry to privatise n-energy business
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian government seems to be in no hurry to allow the private sector to enter the nuclear energy business if a high-level meeting of the country's planners Saturday is any indication.

Saturday, September 20, 2008 5:50:53 PM

Bengal's economy will suffer if Tatas leave: Amartya Sen
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Expressing concern over the happenings related to the Tata Motors factory in Singur, nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen has said West Bengal's economy will suffer a big jolt if the auto major decides to shift its small car plant out of the state.

Saturday, September 20, 2008 5:49:55 PM

'International port lobby trying to scuttle Vizhinjam project'
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 20 (IANS) An international port lobby and some vested interest groups are trying to scuttle the proposed Vizhinjam port, one of the biggest in the country, state Ports Minister M. Vijayakumar said here Saturday.

Saturday, September 20, 2008 4:51:21 PM

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