MUMBAI: A day after the Bombay high court disposed of a writ petition filed by Reliance's Mahamumbai SEZ, the fate of the Rs 40,000 crore project hangs in balance as the on-going protest movement has gained momentum.

Without much ado, the Technical Expert Group on Patent Law Issues headed by Dr R.A. Mashelkar has resubmitted its report to the Union Ministry of Commerce.
Dual mandate

Shimla: Governor Prabha Rau today stressed the need for setting up more agriculture and horticulture-based industries and processing units in the state for improving the lot of small and marginal farmers.



New Delhi: India has slipped three notches in the UNIDO's industrial competitiveness index to feature at the 54th position, even as the government expressed optimism that the country would move up the ladder once the list is updated.

In a belated move, the Government of India finally proposes to apply registration of Joha and Komal rice of Assam as a Geographical Indication (GI).

CHENNAI: Students of Bharathiar School of Management and Entrepreneur Development released a green pledge at their annual conference

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SINGAPORE: Union Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath on Tuesday asked the developed bloc to get real about global trade issues.

He also expressed the Centre's willingness to play "a facilitating role' to prevent any adverse impact on the investment climate in West Bengal in the current context of a controversy over the Tata Group's Nano-car project there.

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Group of Ministers recommends private players buy 70% of land at market rates

CHENNAI: Land acquisition for Special Economic Zones could soon be regulated, with an Empowered Group of Ministers recommending that private players buy 70 per cent of the land at the prevailing market prices and the government acquire the rest, according to R. Gopalan, Additional Secretary, Union Ministry of Commerce.