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Chennai moves to turn hi-tech textile hub

Auto companies apart, Chennai may soon become the hot spot of technical textile units.

The Textiles Ministry has agreed to part-fund the setting up of the Rs 117.07 crore Palla­va­da Technical Tex­t

TN tops in green energy installations

Tamil Nadu has become the first state in the country to exceed its total clean energy capacity installations over its thermal ones. The state’s renewable energy installations have surpassed coal-based

Gold buyers go online shopping

Convinced about the convenience and security of onli­ne deals, net-savvy Indians are now shopping for gold and diamond jewellery onli­ne. With this, most online jewellery portals are pegging to double

NRIs, foreigners seek virtual blessings


Global recession has proved good for Ganesha! Non-resident Indians and even other foreigners are making a virtual rush this season to seek the blessings of this Remover of Obstacles through pujas and

Netizens welcome central cyber plan

The home ministry’s decision to set up a central cyber surveillance agency has ruffled a few feathers in the country that already boasts of a host of intelligence cells.

The idea has been broadly ter

Hotels shift focus to corporates


Crimping foreign tourists owing to global slowdown has forced hospitality sector to re-orient itself to focus on corporate segment for better gains.

With corporates too cutting down on their travel

Husband as paymaster? No thanks


The Union government’s idea of making husbands pay salaries to their wives or homemakers has not gone down very well with many women.

The draft Bill being considered by the Women and Child Developmen

More in store for business travellers

Business travellers to Chennai, who dominate the lodging segment of the city’s hospitality sector, will get more options to choose from with the state capital expected to add 3,000-plus rooms in the n

CPT may lose share of car export

With car manufacturers in the state exploring new routes to ensure timely delivery of exports, Krishnapatnam port, located some 180 km from Chennai near Nellore, is emerging a strong contender for the

Gold traders fret over 30% dip in demand

Gold traders in Chennai are an upset lot with retail demand for jewellery diving to a record low. For the first time in the last two years, gold jewellery demand has dipped by over 30 per this quarter

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