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  • 13-Jul-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    Kanpur top industrial region in UP

    Dismissing the popular perception of being an industrial graveyard, Kanpur emerged as the top ranked city across Uttar Pradesh in terms of industrial growth rate, a report by Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) has said. The city is ...

  • 10-Jul-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    Used luxury car segment on upswing

    The pre-owned luxury car segment in Uttar Pradesh (UP) is witnessing an upswing, riding on easy financing options coupled with drastic drops in second-hand luxury car prices. The cheaper second hand car market has simultaneously registered a drop in ...

  • 06-Jul-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    UP Gutkha manufacturers closing shops

    The increase in excise duty on pan masala and gutkha manufacturers coupled with infrastructural snags has taken a severe toll on the renowned gutkha and pan masala industry of Uttar Pradesh.

  • 05-Jul-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    Leather market caught in Euro whammy

    The euro zone crisis has severely eroded the export market of city’s leather industry, which runs to the tune of Rs 7,000 crore annually. As the manufacturers and exporters were recovering from the slowdown in the US market, finding solace in ...

  • 03-Jul-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    Leather market caught in Euro whammy

    The euro zone crisis has severely eroded the export market of city’s leather industry, which runs to the tune of Rs 7,000 crore annually. As the manufacturers and exporters were recovering from the slowdown in the US market, finding solace in ...

  • 01-Jul-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    IIT-Kanpur to set up experimental solar power plant

    The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) has planned to set up a 550 kilowatt (Kw) Solar Energy Research Experimental Station (SERES) in its campus. The station would serve the purpose of solar energy development research apart from a ...

  • 29-Jun-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    Uttar Pradesh packaging industry in tatters

    The unorganised packaging industry in Uttar Pradesh has begun to feel the heat of fierce competition and raw material scarcity, eating into their already slim profit margins.

  • 26-Jun-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    British India Corp Kanpur unit set for prodn halt

    The troubled British India Corporation (BIC) operated Cawnpore Woollen Mills, better known as Lal-Imli mill, is set for production halt due to unprecedented funds crunch.

  • 24-Jun-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    PNB focus on niche clientele

    Punjab National Bank (PNB) is all set to open specialised branches for advancing its customer base across the Indo-Gangetic plain.

  • 22-Jun-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    Regional exchanges vie for F&O trading

    After embarking on the revival path following a decade of slumber, the regional stock exchanges are now eager to catch up with their business at a fast pace. The Kanpur-based Uttar Pradesh Stock Exchange (UPSE), along with some other regional ...

  • 08-Jun-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    UP hosiery industry bogged down with troubles

    Times could never be more testing for country’s third largest centre of hosiery manufacturers in Uttar Pradesh. The industry is battling with a host of problems including increased raw material costs, financing woes, power crunch and an ...

  • 29-Apr-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    Kanpur auto ancillaries expect smooth ride

    The Rs 500-crore auto component manufacturing industry in Kanpur is witnessing signs of a sustained upturn for the last one year. The auto ancillary manufacturing industry received a push with the restarting of Lohia Machines Limited (LML) plant and ...

  • 16-Apr-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    UPSE to begin trading on NSE platform

    Uttar Pradesh Stock Exchange (UPSE) will soon begin trading on its National Stock Exchange (NSE) platform in its subsidiary, UPSE Securities Limited. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ved Prakash Mishra of UPSE Securities Limited told Business ...

  • 13-Apr-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    RSPL to rejig FMCG presence

    Kanpur-based detergent firm, Rohit Surfactants Private Limited (RSPL) which owns the flagship brand, Ghari, is all set to reinforce its FMCG presence by foraying into Rs 85,000 crore homecare segment from its present interest in cluttered washing ...

  • 09-Apr-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    JS group to launch meat malls in UP

    For the first time in the state, Kanpur-based JS Fresher group has launched exclusive meat malls compliant with international marketing standards. The group initiated the format aimed at providing better marketing facilities to local butcheries at ...

  • 07-Apr-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    Production halts at Kanpur's J K Jute mill

    Around one week after the mill management decided to partially suspend work, the entire mill operations have come to a halt due to the conflict of interest between employees and the mill management.

  • 07-Apr-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    Price climb fails to cheer potato farmers of UP

    The fate of potato farmers in central Uttar Pradesh, nicknamed ‘potato belt’, remains in a limbo. In last three years, the fluctuating market conditions coupled with erratic official response has worsened the agony of thousands of ...

  • 03-Apr-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    HAL Kanpur to build multi-role aircraft

    The Kanpur division of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), prominently involved in manufacturing Dornier aircraft, will start building multi-role aircraft for armed forces and private carriers.

  • 02-Apr-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    Distress suicides return to haunt Bundelkhand

    Even as the nationalised and private lenders pat their backs, flaunting mounting number of Kisan Credit Cards (KCCs) disbursed, the credit worn farmers in Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh are reverting to distress suicides, reminiscent of the ...

  • 27-Mar-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    Fake currency contagion continues to flourish

    The instances of fake currency detection continue to occur despite a slew of measures initiated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in recent months. According to investigating agencies, the recently recovered Rs 2 crore in fake currency in ...

  • 25-Mar-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    Jaypee group may foray into fertiliser industry

    The once celebrated Duncans fertiliser plant, which closed down more than three years ago, is showing signs of resurgance. If things go as planned, and the interested Jaypee group is able to float its new fertiliser arm, the plant can witness smoke ...

  • 25-Mar-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    PPP-based logistics park to come up near Kanpur

    Over 5,000 industrial units in Uttar Pradesh's commercial capital have reason to rejoice. After the proposed Special Economic Zone (SEZ), leather and textile park, the city is also set to shelter a logistics and warehousing park. The Dedicated ...

  • 20-Mar-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    Kanpur tanners protest Admin's relocation bid

    Over 200 small and medium-size leather tannery owners in the city have dubbed the administration’s plans to relocate them as a ‘conspiracy’ to destroy the leather industry of Kanpur. The state administration has ordered the ...

  • 13-Feb-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    Industrialist proposes utilitarian disposal of leather waste

    A leading leather industrialist from the city Irshad Mirza has set up a proposal to dispose of tonnes of leather waste, generated everyday from the tanneries, in a useful manner. The Mirza International managing director has submitted a plan to ...

  • 04-Feb-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    IIT-K to set up experimental solar power plant

    The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) is set to begin a 1,000 Kw Solar Energy Research Experimental Station (Seres) on its campus. The station will serve the purpose of solar energy development research apart from the pilot project for ...