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RK Swamy passes away

Chennai, June 5:Doyen of Indian advertising, R. K. Swamy died at his residence here today. He was 80. Chairman of the R. K. Swamy BBDO Advertising Private Ltd, Swamy is survived by wife, two sons and four daughters. Acknowledged as one of the prime-movers of advertising industry in India, Swamy had fashioned and influenced the development of two top-ranking advertising agencies JWT/HTA and R K Swamy BBDO. In 1986-87 Swamy set up Hansa Vision for producing high quality television programming. He authored a few books, including How to Succeed Without Tears and R K Swamy Guide to Marketing.

Tata-IIT tieup

New Delhi, June 5:Tata group companies Tata Teleservices and Tata Infotech today joined hands with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay to develop state-of-the-art wireless data applications.

NHAI move

New Delhi, June 5:The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has finalised a deal with Cisco to deploy a complete internet protocol based communication network to connect its offices in Delhi, and later all over the country.

Torrent net

Mumbai, June 5:Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd has posted net profit on a consolidated basis at Rs 44.29 crore for the year ended March 31, 2003, compared with Rs 46.04 crore for 2001-02. The board has recommended a dividend of Rs 8 per share.

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