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  • 08-Dec-2009 | Kaustubh Kulkarni

    Classic Frozen Foods eyes Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia for export

    Vegetables processing firm Classic Frozen Foods Private Ltd is eyeing Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia as upcoming market over next five years for its products. The firm has dispatched it first consignment of sweetcorn to Australia this ...

  • 03-Dec-2009 | Kaustubh Kulkarni

    'Intel's interest in the GPU market is the ultimate compliment'

    Q&A: Jen-Hsun Huang, NIVIDIACheif Executive Officer

  • 12-Nov-2009 | Kaustubh Kulkarni

    Virtual classrooms go commercial

    Ramesh Thorat (not his real name) is at home. But sitting on his computer, he is intently watching and listening to a lecture on the internet. He has a broadband connection, a webcam and even a microphone to interact with the lecturer if he has any ...

  • 12-Nov-2009 | Kaustubh Kulkarni & Pravda Godbole

    Heavy rainfall may dent export of major crops

    The heavy and incessant rain that has hit Maharashtra and Gujarat over the last three days, is all set to dent the export of cash crops such as grapes, pomegranates, alphonso mangoes and cashewnuts. Output of other crucial crops such as rice, ...

  • 10-Nov-2009 | Kaustubh Kulkarni

    'There is huge market potential to be tapped overseas'

    Q&A: vijay chheda, Managing Director, CEEPL

  • 08-Nov-2009 | Swaraj Baggonkar & Kaustubh Kulkarni

    Tata Motors to shut Pune plant for 3 days

    Tata Motors, India’s largest auto manufacturer, will shut down manufacturing operations at its Pune’s commercial vehicle (CV) unit for three days.

  • 28-Oct-2009 | Kaustubh Kulkarni

    Ajit Pawar fumes over Dy CM choice

    Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar, who was a frontrunner for the post of Maharashtra deputy chief minister, today did not attend a party meeting to discuss the issue of portfolio allocation after Chhagan Bhujbal was named deputy ...

  • 09-Oct-2009 | Kaustubh Kulkarni

    Weakened Sena-BJP battles Rane's empire in Konkan

    Five years ago, they voted for the Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance and sent 11 MLAs to the Maharashra state assembly. But, with their biggest leader jumping ship, voters from the Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri districts of Konkan are ...

  • 08-Oct-2009 | Kaustubh Kulkarni

    Farmers' leader Shetty challenges Cong-NCP's 'maratha' politics

    Royal families, successors of maratha kingdom and symbols of maratha politics have till date ruled the elections front in the princely state of Kolhapur right since independence. One man however, has challenged all these maratha politicians and ...

  • 07-Oct-2009 | Kaustubh Kulkarni

    Sugar bowl might turn bitter for Congress-NCP

    Cane growers from the sugar bowl of Maharashtra are happy this time as the statutory minimum price (SMP) for sugarcane has been hiked to Rs 107.76 per quintal for the upcoming crushing season from Rs 81.18 a year ago. The politicians are happier and ...

  • 03-Oct-2009 | Kaustubh Kulkarni

    Rebellion haunts Congress, NCP in Maharashtra

    While the Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance has managed to pare down rebellion to a large extent, the coming Maharashtra Assembly elections will see candidates of the ruling alliance of the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) ...

  • 30-Sep-2009 | Kaustubh Kulkarni

    Happy days are here again

    The boom in automobile sales expected during the festive season has raised the hopes of component makers.

  • 29-Sep-2009 | Kaustubh Kulkarni

    'Future growth will come from foreign markets'

    Q&A: Shahaji Bhad, Founder of S S Engineers

  • 26-Sep-2009 | Kaustubh Kulkarni

    'Nuclear power generation a distant dream'


  • 16-Sep-2009 | Kaustubh Kulkarni

    Shiv Sena plans to counter Raj Thackeray's MNS in assembly polls

    The heavy votes polled to Raj Thackeray led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) candidates during the recent Lok Sabha elections ensured a defeat for the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in atleast 10 constituencies in Maharashtra. Taking a congnisance of this, ...

  • 01-Sep-2009 | Kaustubh Kulkarni

    Forging units hit by imports

    At a time when the Indian automobile sector is slowly getting back on track, forging units in the western region are facing severe hurdles in beating their Chinese counterparts in pricing. Forging units saw a 45 per cent drop in revenues across ...

  • 29-Aug-2009 | Kaustubh Kulkarni

    Normal rain in 12 of 36 'monsoon divisions'

    Over 500 mm rainfall this season.

  • 19-Aug-2009 | Kaustubh Kulkarni

    Poor monsoon due to El Nino winds from Pacific

    When the World Metereological Organisation (WTO) warned our weather experts in June that a poor monsoon was coming , and also told them why, the latter wouldn’t agree. Now they do.

  • 18-Aug-2009 | Kaustubh Kulkarni

    Pune BPO sets up warehouse for auto parts makers

    With small and medium enterprises’ (SMEs) need for efficient logistics growing, Aparna BPO Services Ltd, a logistics BPO services provider, has decided to enter the warehousing segment primarily meant for auto-ancillary and other SMEs in and ...

  • 13-Aug-2009 | Kaustubh Kulkarni & Pravda Godbole

    Pune's IT, BPO cos see 20% fall in attendance

    With the growing swine flu scare across the city, a number of IT-BPO service providers here are seeing up to 20 per cent drop in attendance.

  • 13-Aug-2009 | Kaustubh Kulkarni

    Central govt to survey 100,000 households in and around Pune

    The central government, over the next five days, will conduct a detailed survey of more than 100,000 households in and around the city to find out the probable cases of the deadly H1N1 virus infection.

  • 11-Aug-2009 | Kaustubh Kulkarni

    UK co buys 90% stake in DB Power Electronics

    The United Kingdom’s largest UPS supplier, Chloride Group, has entered India through a 90 per cent stake purchase in the Pune-based UPS maker, DB Power Electronics Pvt Ltd, at an approximate cost of Rs 253 crore. The deal follows a ...

  • 11-Aug-2009 | Kaustubh Kulkarni

    Rains may be weakest in seven years: IMD

    After being in denial mode, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) today pared its forecast for a second time in three months and said state governments were free to announce “drought”. This came amid widespread concerns that the ...

  • 11-Aug-2009 | Kaustubh Kulkarni

    Parties flex muscles ahead of state assembly polls

    In the wake of the scheduled state assembly elections in Maharashtra this October, the leaders of Indian National Congress are building pressure over its Sharad Pawar headed ally Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) over the seat-sharing issue. While ...

  • 10-Aug-2009 | Kaustubh Kulkarni

    No PhD, MPhil at open universities, says UGC

    In a setback to the country’s 14 open universities, the University Grants Commission, or UGC, has barred them from conducting research programmes, namely PhD and MPhil.