Wyeth Lederle has begun clinical trials for a new anti-diarrhoea vaccine in the country. This was announced by Baldev Arora, managing director, Wyeth Lederle, at the company's annual general meeting

Incidence of poverty has come down significantly in both urban and rural areas of the country. This is the conclusion of a study organised by the department of statistics that used all methods of

The Central Pollution Control Board has ordered the closure of six sugar mills till the installation of adequate pollution control devices. The action, according to the pollution control board has

The World Wide Fund-India which has steadfastly opposed environmental clearance to be given to the Sanghi Industries proposed jetty and the cement plant on the west coast in Gujarat, has reserved its

The government has raised its investment target in the power sector for the remaining period of the Ninth plan by 5,380 crore. This represents an 11.7 per cent increase over the Plan target of Rs

The textile ministry has forwarded the proposal to set up a Technology Upgradation Fund, which envisages a 5 per cent interest rate subsidy to comapanies on funds taken by them for modernisation and

Italian engineering contractor Ansaldo Energia plans to bid for serveral thermo-electric power projects in the country in an attempt to increase its market share to around 20 per cent. Ansaldo has

The US is exerting pressure on India to ban forthwith the manufacture and supply of the CFC-based inhalers which provide instant relief to asthma patients. India yielding to the pressure would mean

The Karnataka government has demanded that the Centre should immediately issue a counter guarantee for the proposal 1,000 mw Cogentrix power project coming up in Mangalore. In a meeting with Prime

The Rockefeller Foundation and Celco, a US solar energy company, has floated an Indian subsidiary to set up rural electrification projects. They have earmarked $2 million (Rs 8.40 crore) as equity in

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