Telco Launches Tata 207 DI

Updated: Jan 22 2003, 05:30am hrs
Designed to the needs of urban and rural uses, Tata Engineering on Tuesday launched Tata 207 DI - a new pickup vehicle in Andhra Pradesh. Powered with India's first 1.13 ton payload pickup with power steering, the vehicle's 65 HP, 3-litre engines and 407 engine is a high performance and low maintenance vehicle, claims a company release.

Hero Mindmine Targets Second-rung Cities
Hero Mindmine, engaged in providing training in the ITES sector, is planning to open training centres in second big cities in all the states in the near future. After inaugurating its 14th training centre in Hyderabad, Mr Asheesh Gupta, business head of Hero Mindmine, said the company would look at the opportunity for setting up training centres in second big cities such as Vishakapatnam, Vijayawada.

Tirupur Trade Team To Italy
The Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry along with NIFT-TEA, Tirupur Exporters Association, Textile Committee, Treviso Technologia, Italy, and the Italian Embassy are taking a delegation of 20 cotton knitwear companies from Tirupur to Treviso, Italy, for a two-day programme on January 23 and 24, according to a release from the Chennai regional office of the Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.

CoPT Cargo Handling Up 13.93%
The Cochin Port Trust has registered a 13.93 per cent rise in cargo handling till the third quarter of this fiscal. From 8.6 million tonnes during the corresponding period last fiscal, the port handled 9.8 million tonnes of cargo, according to a statement by port trust chariman Jacob Thomas. Coal import increased more than two-fold to 1,48,796 tonnes (962,455 tonnes). Crude handling was up by 18.14 per cent to 5.9 million tonnes. For the first time there was export of ilmenite sand in bulk form. For increasing the productivity in container handling, the port had introduced a `fixed window' berthing scheme since January 15, the statement added.

Kochi Tea Auction
Kochi tea auctions showed a slight improvement with a few major buyers participating in the trade on Tuesday. While majority of the players kept off the trade, majors like HLL, AVT, Tata Tetley and Civil Supplies Corporation together purchased 1,36800 kgs of tea, according to Cochin Tea Trade Association sources. A total of 8,74,000 kgs of tea was offered at the auction and only 15.56 per cent of it was bought. Meanwhile, a few workers under the banner of the Indian National Plantation Workers' Federation led a march to the auction centre, suggesting that disruption of the auctions would lead to hardship in the plantation sector.