Culturing growth

Jisl spearheaded its biotech­nology initiatives in 1993-94, with a capacity to tissue cul­ture 50,000 banana plantlets. This initiative was met with overwhelming response from the farming community. The company, with its continu­ous innovations and research, has augmented its capac­ity to a whopping 50 million tissue plantlets per annum and meeting the needs of farmers in […]


Can market cap be the sole determinant for measur­ing the success of an entre­preneur? Investment bankers and analysts point out that the collective wisdom of the market is a fair measure. But the problem arises when they fail to differentiate the work of an entrepreneur which goes far beyond just building a commercial enterprise. And, […]

Teething problems

He Centre is watching help­lessly as Telangana and Andhra Pradesh slug it out over issues relating to the bifurcation of resources meant for governance of the two states, even after one year. Be it the division of the premises of the secretariat and public sector institutions to the High Court, the sharing of IAS and […]

Chinese spanner?

India-Bangladesh power JV runs into Chinese wall B Bangladesh India Friendship Power Co Ltd (BIFPCL) – a 50:50 joint venture between Indian power generation major NTPC and Bangladesh Power Development Board (-BPDB) – is expected to invite bids for turnkey construction of 2×660 super-critical coal-fired ther­mal power plant at Rampal, near Mangala river port, soon. […]