Monday , 25 June 2018


‘Utilise jackfruit as a value added product’

NT NETWORK   PANAJI While jackfruit is grown extensively in the state, its potential towards value addition remains untapped, pointed out a jackfruit processing workshop on Friday. The workshop organised by the Goa Chamber of Commerce (GCCI) in association with Western Ghats Kokum Foundation (WGKF), state agriculture department, NABARD and ICAR, was attended by agriculturists, stake holders in food processing industry and local unit ... Read More »

Digital India is fight against touts: PM

PTI   NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said his pet Digital India initiative is a war against touts and middlemen, helping check blackmoney and black marketing while creating immense job opportunities in small towns and rural areas. Interacting with beneficiaries of the various Digital India initiatives, Modi associated use of home-grown card network RuPay with nationalism and appealed ... Read More »

Patanjali gears for increased presence in Goa

NT NETWORK PANAJI Ayurvedic products manufacturer, Patanjali is expanding its presence in the state through the launch of home delivery services and significant increase in the number of outlets. On Friday, officials said that, the company is looking to increase its selling network to 5,000 outlets from current 2,200 outlets. “To man the outlets the company will go on a ... Read More »

Petrol, diesel price hits pause button

PTI   NEW DELHI After declining for a fortnight, petrol and diesel prices have hit a pause button with rates remaining unchanged for the second consecutive day Thursday. Petrol and diesel price were last revised on June 12 when they were cut by 15 paise and 10 paisa a litre, respectively. Rates have remained unchanged since then, according to a ... Read More »

Japan to join EU in WTO talks on US steel tariffs

REUTERS   TOKYO Japan is seeking to join the European Union in its push to set up dispute resolution talks with the United States over Washington’s steel and aluminium tariffs, under the World Trade Organisation framework, a government source said. The Japanese government source, who has direct knowledge of the matter, said it has informed the WTO about its intention ... Read More »

EVs demand to help power utilities earn $11 bn in revenue by 2030: report

IANS   NEW DELHI The overall power demand from electric vehicles (EVs) is expected to help utilities earn an estimated $11 billion (Rs 700 billion) in revenues by 2030, said a joint study by ASSOCHAM and EY on Thursday. According to the report the increase in adoption of EVs across India will be instrumental in transforming the country’s power sector. ... Read More »

WPI inflation spikes to 14-month high of 4.43% in May on costlier fuel

PTI NEW DELHI Inflation based on wholesale prices shot up to a 14-month high of 4.43 per cent in May on increasing prices of petrol and diesel, prompting industry to demand action from policymakers to keep fuel prices under check. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation stood at 3.18 per cent in April and 2.26 per cent in May ... Read More »

Vijai welcomes setting up of skilled development units in Goa

NT NETWORK PANAJI The Minister for Town and Country Planning, Agriculture, Factories and Boilers, Vijai Sardesai welcomed the idea of All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council’s (GJC) for setting up of skill development units in Goa for skilling the local people as jewellery artisans which can help people to empower themselves and also help the state to become a ... Read More »

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