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  • 16-May-2006 | Gaurie Mishra

    Indian IPR regime on the Internet soon

    Small US companies looking at investing in India will soon have access to a web-based toolkit that will give details of the intellectual property rights regime in India.

  • 15-Apr-2006 | Gaurie Mishra

    Seniors needed, for short whiles only

    More companies are now changing their staffing strategy by hiring senior managers on a temporary basis.

  • 15-Apr-2006 | Gaurie Mishra

    Data exclusivity proposal for pharma sector turned down

    The commerce ministry has rejected demands to grant data exclusivity to pharma companies.

  • 14-Apr-2006 | Gaurie Mishra

    India regains Darjeeling tea trademark

    The Tea Board has wrested back the trademark for Darjeeling tea from a private Russian entity  Oooagrolider  which had registered the trademark in its name in what is of one of the worlds largest

  • 07-Apr-2006 | Gaurie Mishra

    IIMs score low on research front

    Institutes cite fund crunch for few research programmes.

  • 07-Apr-2006 | Gaurie Mishra

    Manpower to set up more offices

    Global staffing major Manpower Inc is betting heavily on India. It plans to open 20 new offices over the next two years and double its headcount from 420 consultants to 800.

  • 06-Apr-2006 | Gaurie Mishra

    BPOs now hire temporary workers

    Third party vendors have also started negotiating with human resource companies.

  • 30-Mar-2006 | Gaurie Mishra

    Finmin fails to pass on education cess money

    HRD ministry yet to get Rs 12,000 crore fund.

  • 29-Mar-2006 | Gaurie Mishra & Monica Gupta

    Service tax notice sent to IT firms

    Wipro, Polaris, CMC and HCL Tech get notices.

  • 25-Mar-2006 | Gaurie Mishra

    Chipmakers to get sops, tax breaks in new policy

    Semiconductor manufacturing facilities with an investment of at least $1 billion in India will be entitled to financial support from the government either in the form of equity support or concessional

  • 23-Mar-2006 | Gaurie Mishra

    Basmati acreage to be marked

    Rice to be registered before Safta comes into effect on July 1

  • 14-Mar-2006 | Gaurie Mishra

    STPI tax shield under scrutiny

    The income tax department is closing in on software exporters claiming exemptions by registering with Software Technology Parks of India (STPI).

    The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has

  • 14-Mar-2006 | Gaurie Mishra

    Handicrafts workers may come under contract labour laws

    As a step towards reforming the long-standing labour laws, the government may introduce contract labour for handicraft workers.

  • 14-Mar-2006 | Gaurie Mishra

    STPI tax shield under scrutiny

    The income tax department is closing in on software exporters claiming exemptions by registering with Software Technology Parks of India (STPI).

  • 13-Mar-2006 | Gaurie Mishra

    Delhi to have MS centre for e-governance research

    Microsoft and the National Institute of Smart Governance (NISG) will set up an innovation centre in Delhi next month for conducting research in e-governance. The innovation centre, to be set up from

  • 09-Mar-2006 | Gaurie Mishra

    Boom sidesteps govt wages

    The demand for a 6th Pay Commission to revise government salaries may not be totally out of place. The difference in entry level salaries offered by the government and the corporate sector to

  • 09-Mar-2006 | Gaurie Mishra

    Boom sidesteps govt wages

    Govt salaries remain pegged at 1996 levels.

  • 07-Mar-2006 | Monica Gupta & Gaurie Mishra

    IBM, Wipro, TCS in fray for tax project

    IBM, Wipro and TCS are the three contenders in the fray for appointment as systems integrator for the income tax department for a five-year period.

  • 06-Mar-2006 | Gaurie Mishra

    E-governance plan to be ready in two months

    The national e-governance plan, announced by Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the Budget, will be finalised in two months.

  • 02-Mar-2006 | Gaurie Mishra

    KPO industry needs to tone up quality, says report

    The nascent Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) industry in India, which is expected to be worth $ 17 billion by the year 2010, is likely to face stiff competition from other low-cost destinations

  • 22-Feb-2006 | Gaurie Mishra

    Panel moots trade pact between India, Israel

    As part of the comprehensive economic cooperation treaty between India and Israel, a joint working group has agreed to a preferential trade agreement (PTA) between the two nations.

  • 18-Feb-2006 | Gaurie Mishra

    New insurance cover for exporters on cards

    From March, Indian exporters will get an insurance cover for long-term exports similar to the one their counterparts in the US, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France and Germany get.

  • 17-Feb-2006 | Gaurie Mishra

    Ministries sparred over SEZ control

    It now emerges that the commerce ministrys special economic zone policy, notified earlier this week, saw a tussle for control with the communications and information technology ministry.

  • 15-Feb-2006 | Gaurie Mishra

    Food safety Bill meets hurdles

    The proposed Food Safety and Standards Bill, an ambitious piece of legislation that seeks to replace eight different food safety and adulteration laws, has met with some resistance from stake holders

  • 14-Feb-2006 | Gaurie Mishra

    IT hardware firms may get import sops

    Import duty on components used by Indias domestic IT, computer and computer-related accessory manufacturers (the IT hardware sector) may be removed.