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  • 26-May-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    MCX-SX to rope in regional bourses

    Currency futures trading platform, MCX-SX, is planning to rope in regional stock exchanges including the Kanpur-based Uttar Pradesh Stock Exchange (UPSE) to expand its customer base.

  • 22-May-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Kanpur set to get first pvt varsity

    The Maharana Pratap Group of Institutions, which runs academic and professional courses in eight colleges across the state, is setting up an integrated college spread over 100 acres at Bithur near Kanpur.

  • 20-May-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Torrent Power takes on distribution in Kanpur

    After several claims of regular power supply in the city going haywire, the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL) and its Kanpur arm Kanpur Electricity Supply Company (Kesco) have executed the long-awaited privatisation of power distribution ...

  • 19-May-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    IIT-K to launch nano satellite by Dec

    The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) has received the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) nod to launch its first and country’s lightest nano satellite, Jugnu, by this December.

  • 07-May-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Political status apart, Mainpuri awaits development

    The Mainpuri parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh that is going to the fourth phase of Lok Sabha polls tomorrow, may have gained political prominence as it has sent Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav to Parliament twice, but the ...

  • 30-Apr-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Caste overrides development in Bundelkhand

    Politics is certainly not going to be the salvation of the drought-ridden Bundelkhand region in central Uttar Pradesh. If the caste-based and factional politics on display in the ongoing general elections is anything to go by, development is also ...

  • 27-Apr-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Alimco lines up new products for differently abled

    In an endeavour to provide low-cost human aid devices for the differently abled, Kanpur-based Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (Alimco) has introduced gadgets like electronic limbs and motorised wheelchair.

  • 21-Apr-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Falling input costs brings relief to Kanpur soap makers

    Falling raw material prices has come as a relief for the around 50 small soap manufacturing units in Kanpur. In the last one month, prices of raw materials like soda ash and linear alkyl benzene (LAB) used in soaps and detergents have fallen by ...

  • 16-Apr-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    UP Stock Exchange to offer depository services soon

    The Uttar Pradesh Stock Exchange (UPSE) is all set to assume the role of a multifunctional exchange following Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi)'s nod for opening a depository account last month.

  • 15-Apr-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Kanpur auto component makers recover

    Automobile component manufacturers of Kanpur are showing signs of comeback after recording consistent fall over the past two years. During the past three months, there has been a significant rise in orders. In fact, the demand has increased over ...

  • 14-Apr-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Leather park to come up near Kanpur

    Kanpur Unnao Leather Development Company (KLC) — a consortium of Kanpur-based industrialists, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and IL&FS Cluster Development Initiative Limited — is developing a leather park in the ...

  • 13-Apr-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    SP faces challenges on home turf

    It was more than a coincidence on Saturday when Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav was busy at a public rally in his paternal village in Etawah, his colleague and sitting Etawah Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA), Mahendra Singh ...

  • 13-Apr-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    IT training firm opens centre in China

    Information technology education firm, UPTEC, has formed a joint venture with the China-based Inspur group for setting up a training centre in Jinan, the capital city of Shandong.

  • 11-Apr-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    UP potato prices double in a week

    Even as the government indicators of inflation reach record low, the prices of the staple food crop, potato, paint an altogether different picture in UP. The crop which was dumped in fields to rot last year due to over-production has suddenly scaled ...

  • 01-Apr-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Professionals emerge loan defaulters

    Banks issuing loans to professionals and students pursuing professional courses have taken a hit due to lay offs and declining placements. These ‘professionals’ have emerged as prime defaulters owing to the slowdown in the last six ...

  • 31-Mar-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Chinese pearls take over Kanpur

    The craze for Chinese pearl is catching on in Kanpur. This is posing stiff competition for domestic traders, as the market is flooded with low-cost Chinese products. In fact, Chinese traders have steadily increased their market share to over 50 per ...

  • 30-Mar-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Slowdown blues: Professionals top list of defaulters

    The banking institutions issuing loans to the corporate professionals and students pursuing professional courses have received a setback due to the massive lay offs and declining placements. These ‘professionals’ have emerged as the ...

  • 25-Mar-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Adani Wilmar bullish on rural market

    Adani Wilmar Limited (AWL), a joint venture between Ahmedabad-based Adani Exports Limited and the Singapore-headquartered Wilmar Trading, is betting big on the end-consumer in smaller towns and hinterlands to achieve an ambitious 100 per cent sales ...

  • 18-Mar-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    From waste to energy

    Leather industrialists in Kanpur have devised a novel way of getting rid of tannery waste. Mirza International, the city’s leading leather manufacturer, has taken the initiative by starting a power plant that could generate 20 Mw by utilising ...

  • 03-Mar-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Ghari group to tap wind energy

    City-based Ghari group of companies, know for its detergent and footwear, is planning to expand in the wind energy sector. The group has already set up two power plants of 6 Mw and 10 Mw in Karnataka and Gujarat.

  • 02-Mar-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Slump-hit retailers look to small towns for relief

    Slowdown-hit retailers in Uttar Pradesh are now targeting customers in tier-II and tier-III towns to make up for the loss in footfalls in the overreached metropolitan cities. Retailers such as Future Axiom and Vmart have decided to consolidate their ...

  • 02-Mar-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Kanpur's Elgin Mill may be revived

    Just a few months after JK Jute Mills was reopened, Elgin Mill, Kanpur’s oldest textile mill, is also set for a revival due to increasing pressure on the government-owned mills to follow suit prior to the coming general elections.

  • 02-Mar-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    UP retailers eye smaller towns

    Retailers in Uttar Pradesh are now targeting customers in tier-II and tier-III cities to make up for the economic slowdown in over-invested metropolitan ones.

  • 02-Mar-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    UP mango farmers feel the heat of global warming

    Rising global temperaures have quashed the hopes of thousands of farmers in Uttar Pradesh. While the trees have blossomed prematurely due to the climatic changes arising from high temperatures, farmers are now worried about the huge losses of the ...

  • 19-Feb-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Finance woes stifle rural auto sales

    Lack of easy financing options for rural people in central Uttar Pradesh has affected the growth plans of various auto components and vehicle manufacturers in and around Kanpur. More than 50 small- and medium-scale automotive parts manufacturers in ...