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Honda ‘Wings of Joy’ scheme prizes given

PANAJI: Priority Honda, Taleigao held the prize distribution of the ‘Wings of Joy’ scheme wherein one can get assured gifts and prizes on the purchase of any two-wheeler. The scheme is on till November 30. The weekly ‘Wings of Joy’ prizes were distributed by Gaurish Sakhardande, group general manager of Priority Auto, Taleigao and the winners declared were Vasudev Kunkolkar, …

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Special tour for Sankhali Tripurari Purnima PANAJI: Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) is organising a special tour to Vithalapur, Sankhali on the occasion of Tripurari Purnima (boat festival) on November 22. Tripurari Purnima will be organised jointly by GTDC, department of Art and Culture, department of Tourism, and department of Information and Publicity. The special tour on Tripurari Purnima is open …

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Investment in foreign ventures falls 10% in Oct

IANS   MUMBAI Indian companies’ investment in their overseas ventures continued to be less than the year-ago period for the 19th month in a row as it fell 10.5 per cent to $1.76 billion in October, Reserve Bank data showed. Indian companies had invested $1.96 billion in their overseas ventures during October 2017, as per the monthly summary on Outward …

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India has Rs 1,500 cr bank guarantee on offsets in Rafale deal

IANS   NEW DELHI India has secured a bank guarantee for about Rs 1,500 crore from Dassault in the Rafale jet deal as a safeguard against any violations of the offset policy prepared in accordance with the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), a leading financial daily said on Friday. A special clause in the deal, which mandates that five per cent …

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Self employment camp at Shiroda on Nov 17 PANAJI: EDC has organised a self employment awareness and assistance camp for the Shiroda constituency, on November 17, from 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm at Shivshail Education Complex, Shiroda.  This camp is organised at the initiative of the govt, for the publicity of its Chief Minister’s Rojgar Yojana (CMRY) and also of …

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Flight fares go up as runway shut for repair at Delhi airport

PTI   NEW DELHI Fliers to and from Delhi will have to shell out more as the closure of one of the three runways and high travel demand over the weekend have spiked fares by around 86 per cent, claimed an e-commerce travel website. On Friday evening, several travel portals showed a sharp rise in spot airfares. While a Delhi-Bengaluru …

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India hands over e-rickshaws to Senegal, to boost clean energy ties

PTI NEW DELHI External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Friday handed over two e-rickshaws to the Ambassador of Senegal here in a gesture symbolising the partnership between the two countries in the clean energy sector. India is supplying 250 e-rickshaws with lithium-ion batteries on grant basis to Senegal, responding to the request of Senegal President Macky Sall to Prime Minister Narendra …

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Goan Shopping Expo in Margao

PANAJI: The Goan Shopping Expo Exhibition is underway at SPGDA ground opposite Inox, Margao and will be open for public until November 19, from 10 am to 9 pm. The exhibition was inaugurated by Margao Municipal Council chairperson Dr Babita Prabhudessai recently and has drawn good response from the people of South Goa, and is organised by Smile Goa Exhibitions …

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High growth necessary for poverty alleviation: Jaitley

PTI   NEW DELHI A high rate of growth is necessary to alleviate poverty and ensure that benefits of development reach the poor, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Thursday. Addressing the 25th World Congress of Savings and Retail Banks here, he also said an aspirational society cannot wait indefinitely for the benefits of growth to improve the quality of life …

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Delhi okays fitness tests for autorickshaws at all 13 offices

NEW DELHI To ease the load on the Transport Authority licensing centre at Burari, the Delhi government has permitted fitness of autorickshaw at all 13 zonal offices of the authority in the city, an official said on Thursday. “The government was planning to decentralize the transport authority as the load on it was high. Now autorickshaw owners have the liberty …

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