Hyderabad All Set to Host Metropolis World Congress

Over 2,000 delegates including 400 participants from 50 countries will participate at the XI Metropolis World Congress 2014, which will begin here at HICC from October 6. The first major international event to be hosted by the city, since formation of the state, will be inaugurated by governor ESL Narasimhan on Tuesday. The event is…

Five Lakh Acre Ready-to-Use Land Available in Telangana

The Telangana government today said that it has made about five lakh acres of land readily usable for setting up industries and other commercial activities in the state. Speaking at the inaugural function of Schulich School of Business in Hyderabad, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said his government is bringing out a new industrial  policy…

Solar panels to be made mandatory for new buildings in Hyderabad

The Telangana government is planning to make installation of roof-top solar panels mandatory for new buildings in Hyderabad, to provide for better and efficient energy needs. Speaking at a workshop organised by the Administrative Staff College of India and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation on ‘Transforming Indian Cities to Smart  Cities’, a prelude to the 11th…

Ikea to build suppliers park in Telangana

The BJP government at the Centre is said to be considering unshackling foreign investment in single-brand retail by removing a clause that makes sourcing nearly one-third of the products within the country mandatory. The Swedish giant, that sourced $450 million(Rs 2,700 crore) worth of goods from India last year, is looking at building one of…

Hyderabad Pips Chennai, Pune in Software Exports

Hyberabad has emerged as the second largest city in the country for software exports pipping competitors Chennai and Pune. According to data from both STPI and the Department of Commerce, during the financial year 2013-14, Bangalore topped the chart with over 31% exports followed by Hyderabad at 12% and Chennai and Pune at a close…

Solar pump sets with tracking systems

A Hyderabad-based solar tracking technology solution provider is seeking to spread awareness about the advantages of using solar water pumps fitted with their technology. Smart Trak has sold close to 100 solar water pump sets with their solar tracking technology, which promises to increase the water flow by 75 per cent, when compared to conventional…