Rise in Pfizer profit
Pfizer Ltd has reported a 84.02 per cent rise in net profit at Rs 24.77 crore for the quarter ended February 28, 2006, compared with Rs 13.46 crore for the same quarter last year. Total income has increased 11.55 per cent to Rs 158.04 crore for the reporting quarter from Rs 141.67 crore in the year-ago period, the company informed the Bombay Stock Exchange.
The Reserve Bank of India will receive cash deposits representing taxes at the counters up to 3 p.m. at its Calcutta office on March 31 for the convenience of taxpayers. Cheques or instruments representing payment of taxes to the government will be received up to 4.30 p.m.
Fujitsu Asia has launched PalmSecure palmvein biometric authentication device in India. The product is a more compact version of the Palm Vein authentication device launched for the Asean and the Indian markets..
AppLabs Technologies has received a rating of CMMI Level 5 for their software-testing unit. The CMMI recognises the practices and process improvements that are implemented at AppLabs.
Efkon has been elected the most innovative Austrian firm in 2006 for its infrared-based vehicle communication technology. The technology enables car-to-car and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication.
Apple has unveiled a one GB iPod nano. The product has the same features as the two GB and four GB models, holding up to 240 songs or 15000 photos. The model costs Rs 9,700.
Mirinda has launched its new logo that, according to the company, 'highlights the brand's characteristic orange colour'. The company has signed on Zayed Khan as its brand ambassador in India.
Dhampur Sugar Mills Ltd has priced its $53.7 million global depository receipts offering at $4.81 per GDR against the closing price of Rs 224 per equity share on the NSE.
MCX has launched futures trading in arecanut of white variety. Initially, the May and June contract will be offered for trading.
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces has launched the Taj Summer Holiday Offers, which will be valid from April 1 to June 15.
Welspun Gujarat Stahl Rohren Ltd has been given the Engineering Export Promotion Council Award for the highest exports in the Non-SSI category in 2003-2004.