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‘We have already set the ball rolling and the momentum is firmly with us’

In recent years, Vasco based Goa Shipyard Ltd. is in news for transforming itself from loss making unit to India’s most efficient PSU shipyard. The shipyard has been entrusted with several  crucial shipbuilding projects. Here RAdm Shekhar Mital, chairman and managing director, who changed GSL’s course talks on a range of issues. In a freewheeling interview with Shoma Patnaik, he ... Read More »

The summer boost to soft drink sales

With the onset of summer means, sales of soft drinks and bottled water have soared, discovers Bhiva P Parab With the summer season at its peak in Goa sales of soft drinks and bottled mineral water have started increasing. The state recorded temperature of two-four degrees Celsius above normal in the last few days and since around beginning of March ... Read More »

Learning investing from the masters

By Tensing Rodrigues* Every successful investor is of his own making. So is every investor who goofs up. Therefore it pays to learn a few lessons from those who have learnt it the hard way. Today let us look at one such investor:  Anthony Bolton, who was the head of Fidelity Special Situations Fund (UK) for 28 years. He delivered ... Read More »

Emergency team of 108 ambulance feted

Team B&C/ NT The GVK EMRI 108 emergency ambulance service felicitated its emergency medical technicians (EMT) on the occasion of EMT Day. In recognition of their valued services the 108 ambulance service organises EMT day on April 2 every year. Speaking on the occasion, the state head of the service, Purti Paatkar congratulated the EMT employees and said that they ... Read More »

Make in India knee for joint replacement surgeries

Team B&C/ NT Genuin Knee System, developed by orthopaedic surgeons across India launched in Goa recently. The launch was by Dr Ameya Velingker, a surgeon specializing in joint replacement operations and the knee system is manufactured by Biorad Medisys, Speaking at the launch Jitendra Hegde, managing director, Biorad Medisys, said that, the design of the artificial knee was finalized approximately ... Read More »

Mid-day meal caterers get trained on food safety

Team B&C/ NT In a bid to provide wholesome meals to school students, a food safety supervisors training under the Food Safety Training and Certification (FoStaC) scheme, of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) was conducted on April 17. The training supported by the CII, was by the Goa FDA in collaboration with Vivanta by Taj, Panaji. The programme ... Read More »

Swaraj meets Wang, discusses India-China ties

PTI Beijing External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Sunday met her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and discussed a host of bilateral issues and ways to step up the pace of high-level interactions to improve the relationship. Swaraj arrived here Saturday on a four-day visit to take part in the foreign ministers’ meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). She was received ... Read More »

President okays death penalty to child rapists

IANS NEW DELHI President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday approved an ordinance to provide death penalty for those convicted of raping girls younger than 12 years besides clearing another ordinance to confiscate property of fugitive economic offenders. The President promulgated The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, approved by the cabinet on Saturday that seeks to provide effective deterrence against rape ... Read More »

Iran threatens to ‘vigorously’ resume enrichment if US quits nuclear deal

AFP New York Iran is ready to “vigorously” resume nuclear enrichment if the United States ditches the 2015 nuclear deal, and further “drastic measures” are being considered in response to a US exit, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned. Zarif told reporters in New York that Iran is not seeking to acquire a nuclear bomb, but that Tehran’s “probable” ... Read More »

Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 48: ministry

AFP Kabul A suicide bomber killed at least 48 people and wounded dozens outside a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul Sunday, the health ministry said, in the latest attack on election preparations. The assaults underscore growing concerns about security in the lead-up to legislative elections scheduled for October 20, which are seen as a test-run for next ... Read More »