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EU imposes record $613 m fine on Microsoft
BRUSSELS, MARCH 24.The European Union declared Microsoft Corp. guilty Wednesday of abusing its "near monopoly'' with Windows to squeeze competitors in other markets and levied a record fine of 497.2 million euros ($613 million). The EU's ...

14 p.c. drop in tea exports
KOLKATA, MARCH 24. Tea exports registered a 14 per cent fall in 2003. According to the revised estimates by the Tea Board, shipments were 173.1 million kg in 2003 against 201 million kg in 2002. In value terms, these dropped to Rs. 1,550 crores ...

Tata-Reliance bout on bandwidth ends
NEW DELHI, MARCH 24.The battle for bandwidth between corporate giants, the Tatas and Reliance, came to an end today with the former agreeing to release 1,000 mega-bytes additional capacity within a week, thus paving the way for a cut in prices ...

New Jersey law firms to outsource from India
WASHINGTON, MARCH 24.The backlash in the U.S. over outsourcing is not preventing law firms in New Jersey from "exporting'' legal projects to India. New Jersey law firms, such as Sills, Cummis, Epstein & Gross, said they were considering ...

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    Tata Telecom's customer care centre
    NEW DELHI: Marking an end of the pilot phase, Tata Telecom, a joint venture between Tata Group and Avaya Inc., has announced the launch of its customer care centre to support its 1,500 customers in the country. "We have inaugurated our customer ...

    IBM to invest in e-governance initiatives
    NEW DELHI: The IT major IBM will invest in the localisation initiatives of Indian universities, developers and scientists for developing e-governance interfaces and applications around Linux, a company official said on Wednesday. "We are ...

    Meet on medicinal plants
    CHENNAI: An international conference on livelihoods and trade options in medicinal plants and herbal products is being held in New Delhi. The two-day conference, which concludes on March 25, is being organised by Oxfam GB, the international ...

    Henkel's offer for consumers
    CHENNAI: Henkel has announced a series of `consumer offers' on their flagship brands Henko Stain Champion and Mr. White. The products for the free offer would be from within the Henkel portfolio. On a one kg Henko Stain Champion priced at Rs. 90, ...

    Archies' investment plans
    NEW DELHI: Greeting card maker, Archies, said on Wednesday that it would invest Rs. 30 crores in opening 100 company-owned stores across the country in the next three years as part of efforts to become a retailing company. "Our idea is to be ...

    SBI ATM in Mahabaleshwar
    MUMBAI: State Bank of India has installed an ATM facility at resort city Mahabaleshwar in Satara district as a part of plans to provide value added services to customers at tourist centres. The ATM would provide convenience of 24 hour anywhere ...

    BPL carnival
    KOZHIKODE: BPL Mobile will be organising a service carnival in Kozhikode on March 25 at Hotel Asma Towers on Mavoor Road. The programme is aimed at popularising all the products and services of BPL . Free handset service and upgradation by ...

    Centurion Bank opens extension counter
    KOCHI: Centurion Bank will focus more on South with stress on retail lending, said Shailendra Bhandari, Managing Director. He was talking to The Hindu here after the opening of an extension counter at Irinjalakuda. He said the capital ...

    Stress relieving programme
    KOCHI: A stress-relieving programme for senior executives under the `Art of Living' concept of Sudarshanakriya is being conducted by Vyakti Vikas Kendra from March 23 to 28 at Hotel Sarovaram in Kundannur in Kochi, says a release. More details ...

    New ethnic restaurant
    KOZHIKODE: The Kerala State Film Development Corporation (KSFDC) Chairman, P. V. Gangadharan, opened the new ethnic Kerala restaurant, Tharavad, at the Fortune Hotel here recently. The Sales Manager, Tejinder Singh, told presspersons that the ...

    Oracle suite for Singapore retail chain
    HYDERABAD: Satyam Computer Services and Oracle Singapore (subsidiary of Oracle Corporation) announced that NTUC FairPrice, Singapore's leading supermarket retailers, has gone live on the Oracle E-Business Suite. The project utilised Oracle ...

    BBK ties up with BANCS ATM
    HYDERABAD: Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait BSC (BBK) has tied up with BANCS ATM network to cater to the needs of customers. Twelve banks came together to form the BANCS network to share 2,000 ATMs spread across the country. Eight more banks are likely ...

    ECIL's fencing system for HAL
    HYDERABAD: Electronics Corporation of India Ltd. (ECIL) has commissioned the state-of-the-art `thinking' electric perimeter fencing system for HAL, covering 1.6 km. According to a release, ECIL already implemented similar systems at BARC, Mumbai, ...

    Fortune to use NSTL certification
    HYDERABAD: Fortune Informatics announced that it has received the approval to use `NSTL Tested' certification for its k-click ReportSuite Version 4.0 integrated output management application software. The certification is awarded by the National ...

    Corporation Bank to open new branch
    MANGALORE: The Chairman and Managing Director of Corporation Bank, K. Cherian Varghese, will inaugurate the Kavoor-Mangalore branch of the bank on March 26, a release said. John Mendonca, Parish Priest, St. Lawrence Church, Bondel, and ...

    Cerebra bags project from U.K.
    BANGALORE: Cerebra Integrated Technologies Ltd., a total-IT solutions company, has bagged a project for development of web based software solution from the U.K. based IT solutions company with a turnover of more than pound sterling 100 million to ...

    35 p.c. dividend under Canexpo
    MANGALORE: Canbank Mutual fund has declared 35 per cent dividend under Canexpo scheme, an open-ended equity oriented sectoral scheme according to a release from Canbank Investment Management Services Limited. The dividend works out to Rs. 3.50 on ...

    Maximize bags Britannia account
    BANGALORE: Britannia Industries has appointed Maximize, Bangalore, as its agency of record for media planning and buying with effect from April 1. This appointment is further to an intensive review of Britannia's media activities for its bakery ...

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