Mixed Response To BJP Bandh In K'taka

Updated: Aug 27 2004, 05:58am hrs
The BJP-sponsored bandh called to show solidarity with its jailed senior party leader Uma Bharti on Thursday evoked a mixed response in Congress-ruled Karnataka but was near total in saffron-governed Madhya Pradesh where stray violence left at least 12 people injured. A Mangalore report said Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation suspended its bus services after some buses were stoned but resumed it later. Attendance in government and private offices and banks was thin.

PM To Inaugurate Vallarupadam Project
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would lay the foundation for the Vallarupadam international container terminal at Kochi, Kerala Chief Minister A K Antony said on Thursday. Date for PM's visit to the state would be decided later, he added.

IA's Hyderabad, Tirupati Service
Indian Airlines (IA) is introducing four flights per week between Hyderabad and Tirupati, with effect from August 30, 2004. The Hyderabad-Tirupati-Hyderabad sector will now have flights with Airbus A320 on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, a release said. Besides, IA has recently introduced a promotional fare of Rs 2,180 (one way economy class) on this sector, which is valid up to October 15, 2004, added the release.

Sankranthi Agarbathi Gets ISO 9001-2000
Sankranthi Agarbathi Company, a incense stick manufacturer has obtained the ISO 9001-2000 certificate. With this certification the company has become the only incense stick manufacturer in the country, said the company release. For the first time the company will be able to measure quality of agarbattis in quantifiable terms. "The ISO certification will contribute to the introduction of a streamlined and standardised process of manufacturing in the largely unorganised Rs 1000 crore agarbatti industry in india," said B R Vishwanath Setty, partner, Sankranthi Agarbatti Company. ITC markets the Sankranthi Agarbatti's under the brand name `Mangaldeep'.

Kolar Biotech GDR
Kolar Biotech Ltd has informed BSE that at the board meeting of the company held on August 23, 2004, it has approved to issue GDR of face value of Re 1 at a premium of Rs 4 each for aggregating amount of Rs 50 crore.

Subex Shares Delisting
Subex Systems Ltd has informed BSE that at the Annual General Meeting of the company held on August 24, 2004, the members of the company have approved delisting of the shares of the company from Hyderabad Stock Exchange and raising the FII investment limit in the company up to 74% of paid-up equity capital.

Hinduja TMT posts Rs 84 Cr Profit
Hinduja TMT Ltd has announced the Audited Consolidated Results for the year ended March 31, 2004. The group has posted a profit after minority interest of Rs 84.12 crore for the year ended March 31, 2004 as compared to Rs 58.31 crore for the year ended March 31, 2003. The company's total income has increased from Rs 216.78 crore in the FY-03 to Rs 285.34 crore in the year ended March 31, 2004.

Canara Bank Director
Canara Bank has informed BSE that the Central government nominated V Ramachandra Rao, general manager, Reserve Bank of India, Chennai, as a director of Canara Bank with effect from August 26, 2004.