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Widening network: Nearly 20 lakh people hold various types of savings accounts in the 230 post offices in Chennai and its fringe areas. Photo: R. Ragu
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Widening network: Nearly 20 lakh people hold various types of savings accounts in the 230 post offices in Chennai and its fringe areas. Photo: R. Ragu

63% post offices ready for core banking in Chennai

Customers can make payments, withdraw money and receive benefits of schemes »

Thumbs up to gold monetisation

It will allow customers to earn interest on deposit of gold and help jewellers get loans »

Health sector disappointed

With no increase in allocation for healthcare, the Union Budget 2015 has been disappointing for many in the sector. »

Big boost for start-ups

Experts say Rs. 1,000 crore allotment key to jobs and entrepreneurship »
128 Slice CT Scan installed at KG Hospital in Coimbatore on February 10, 2011. Visualisation of medical images of CT Scan in 3 D is Complete and Comprehensive as it combines pathological Anatomy at depth with surface information. Photo:M. Periasamy

Service tax hike will hurt most

In addition to 14% tax, a Swachh Bharat cess of 2% will be levied »
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Power supply in Pulianthope

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Thrust on skilled labour welcomed

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Bio-methanation plant at Athipet yard

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Railway helpline ‘138’ operational

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The Budget wishlist

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Gold coin displayed for sale at an showroom in Kochi on December 31, 2013. File Photo: K. K. Mustafah
March 1, 2015

Retailers seek rationalisation: Smuggling fears resurface

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Minimum impact on differently-abled

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No light ahead for green energy

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widening network:Nearly 20 lakh people hold various types of savings accounts in the 230 post offices in Chennai and its fringe areas —Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI, March 1, 2015

63% post offices ready for core banking

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CHENNAI, March 1, 2015

‘Falling short of expectations’

Stating that the budget has consciously eschewed a “big bang” approach, AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa has said it has fallen short of expectations as the hopes and expectations of Tamil Nad... »
CHENNAI, March 1, 2015

Karunanidhi resents absence of IT relief

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CHENNAI, March 1, 2015

‘R&D should focus on common man’

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Court directive on CCTVs in schools

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