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Bill opens funds floodgates
Microsoft chief Bill Gates today pledged $ 400 million (Rs 2,000 crore) for the development of information technology in India with a major share of it allocated to expand the software giant’s ‘dot net’ strategy along with Indian partners. ...  | Read.. 
 
Window to the Digital Decade
Bill Gates, chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft Corporation, today spelt out his company’s mission of realisi ...  | Read.. 
 
SBI stings hotel with Ordinance
In the first seizure under the Securitisation Ordinance aimed at ferreting out bad loans, State Bank of India (SBI) has take ...  | Read.. 
 
Murthy to head Sebi panel on governance
Infosys Technologies’ chairman and chief mentor N. R. Narayana Murthy will head the Securities and Exchange Board of India’s ...  | Read.. 
 
Dabhol Power gets new lease of life
Union power minister Ananth Geethe today finally persuaded financial institutions and the two stakeholders in Dabhol Power C ...  | Read.. 
 
Communications minister Pramod Mahajan with Microsoft chief Bill Gates in New Delhi on Tuesday. Picture by Rajesh Kumar
 
 
Coke’s Georgia set to take Calcutta by storm
Coca-Cola India is bringing hot cups of its Georgia brand mass market ready-to-drink tea to the..  | Read.. 
Mitsubishi, Abu Dhabi Oil eye HPL pie
Mitsubishi Oil and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company have evinced interest in the Rs 5,170-crore Haldi..  | Read.. 
 
Railways on reform route
Indian Railways will soon formulate an eight-year reform plan that is designed to slash costs a..  | Read.. 
 
Banks allowed to set up offshore units in SEZs
With special economic zones (SEZs) closer to reality, the Reserve Bank of India today permitted..  | Read.. 
 
Fast-track hearing for big-loan suits
The Supreme Court will take up for hearing on November 25 the Securitisation Reconstruction Ord..  | Read.. 
 
German mould flux firm plans two units
The Stollberg group, the German multinational dealing with mould flux—a raw material required i..  | Read.. 
 
Entrepreneurs key to jobs
Leading management consultant McKinsey says India must produce at least 10 million jobs a year ..  | Read.. 
 
RBI ready to meet Centre’s loan needs
Reserve Bank governor Bimal Jalan today said the apex bank would be able to meet the borrowing requ..  | Read.. 
 
Wipro to buy part of US firm
Software major Wipro today announced that it has entered into a “definitive” agreement to acquire t..  | Read.. 
 
Curtain call for ailing Uptron
The Uttar Pradesh government today decided to completely wind up the loss-making Uptron India L..  | Read.. 
 
No support for budding barons, says TCS chief
Despite its success in the software arena, India has failed to provide a supporting environment..  | Read.. 
 
AROUND THE GLOBE
Austerity drive at Morgan Stanley
As if times were not tough enough for stockbrokers in a bear market, now more of them are being..  | Read.. 
 
Nasser turns turnaround specialist
Jacques A. Nasser, the fiery former chief executive of the Ford Motor Co, said Monday that he w..  | Read.. 
 
Intel to launch fastest Pentium 4
Intel Corp will this week start selling its fastest-yet Pentium 4 that also tricks software into th..  | Read.. 
 
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