Tuesday , 13 November 2018

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Ending Zombie Lending By Banks

JAGDISH RATTANANI   There has been much discussion around zombie firms and zombie lending in recent times. In India, the term has been used (and was referred to again last week by the Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor N S Vishwanathan) in connection with the way loans have been dished out and restructured and kept rolling, giving us ballooning ... Read More »

Back to our roots

Miguel Braganza Farmers in Goa have long discovered that growing alsando during the ‘vaingonn’ or Rabi season after the monsoon crop of rice increases the yield of rice in the next monsoon season. The alsanddo crop is also best suited for the Goan who is in a celebratory mood from Diwali through Christmas and New Year. Pulses provide the proteins ... Read More »

Traditional lamp makers look at dim sales 

The festival of lights, Diwali is fast approaching and the people are eagerly waiting for the special festival which is the favorite of many. Clay diya’s are an integral part of the festival with several residents believing in placing earthen diya’s on the doorstep and window sills. Please like & share: Read More »

Souza Lobo bags Harper Collins certification

Restaurant Souza Lobo was recently presented with a certificate of recognition by Harper Collins, India for featuring in the book Secret Sauce – Inspiring Stories of Great Indian Restaurants. The book is co-written by well-known food writer Priya Bala and restaurant entrepreneur Jayanth Narayanan, and showcases 40 of India’s most iconic restaurant brands and delves into the secrets behind their success. The ... Read More »

BJP veterans raise banner of revolt

PANAJI: Although the resentment of the dissident group in the state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party has taken concrete shape with a meeting being planned at the house of Mapusa MLA Francis D’Souza on November 8 to discuss the ‘recent activities’ of the state BJP unit, the ‘convenor’ of the meeting Laxmikant Parsekar on Sunday said that it is ... Read More »

Mahadev vows to strive for defeat of Shirodkar

PONDA: Wounded by the induction of former Congress veteran Subhash Shirodkar into the BJP, former minister Mahadev Naik on Sunday vowed to strive hard for the defeat of Shirodkar in the forthcoming by-poll to the Shiroda constituency.  Please like & share: Read More »

Vijai says he is not afraid of mid-term elections

PANAJI: With an eye on capturing more assembly constituencies in the future state assembly elections, the Goa Forward Party on Sunday launched its toll-free, 24-hour helpline – 18002000999 – for eight constituencies, further stating that it is the youngest party facing no problems whatsoever, including health issues and internal differences, and therefore is a force to be reckoned with. Please ... Read More »

Fr Bismarque to be laid to rest tomorrow

PANAJI: Fr Bismarque Dias, the social activist priest who had died under mysterious circumstances in his village of St Estevam exactly three years ago, will be laid to rest on November 6. Please like & share: Read More »

‘No place for casino towns in policy’

PANAJI: Debunking news reports that under-preparation state casino policy has provision for setting up casino towns in Goa, Minister for Town and Country Planning Vijai Sardesai on Sunday said that till now, any such policy has not come out and those who are discussing it “are fishing in troubled waters”. Please like & share: Read More »