Saturday , 21 October 2017


RBI focuses on inflation targeting alone

By D M Deshpande The RBI in its review of monetary policy has kept the key rates unchanged, on expected lines. Hence the repo rate remains at 6%. A rate cut of 25 basis points-that is what the RBI could have done at the most-would not have probably propped up the growth rate in any significant way. But in terms ... Read More »


Majestic Salon & Spa launched in Caranzalem PANAJI: Clara and Michael Fernandes launched their first Majestic (ladies) Salon and Spa on Tuesday in Caranzalem which was inaugurated by MLA Jennifer Monserrate and asst parish priest Fr Pedro Costa in presence of dignitaries. It is open from 10 am to 9 pm Tuesday to Sunday. Offers available until December 31, include 30% off plus free membership worth Rs 9,000. Also ... Read More »

Status of energy sector highly uneven; scope for reform: PM

PTI   NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday that the status of the energy sector in India was highly uneven and the scope for reform in many areas still exists. At an interaction here with oil and gas CEOs and experts from across the world, he welcomed the suggestion made for a comprehensive energy policy, according to a ... Read More »

India Post introduces cross border shipping solutions

IANS KOLKATA In a bid to cater to the needs of the eCommerce market in the country, India Post on Monday launched a cross border shipping solution called ‘International Track Packet’ that would provide hassle free shipping solution to 12 Asia Pacific countries, an official said. “Today we launched ‘International Track Packet’ service that would help our customers to send ... Read More »

Firecracker manufacturers protest over SC order

IANS   GHAZIABAD Manufacturers and retailers of firecrackers in Ghaziabad on Monday protested against the Supreme Court decision to ban sale of crackers in Delhi and National Capital Region this Diwali and said the livelihood of lakhs of people were at stake. The protest was organised in Farukh Nagar locality, a hub for manufacturing firecrackers in Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. ... Read More »

Goa has good borrowers, faces issue of low bank lending

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conducted the Sustained Credit Outreach for Rural Empowerment (SCORE) programme for banks in the state, in a major bid to increase the volume of bank lending. General manager, RBI-Goa S T Kannan while delivering the welcome address emphasised on the importance of value addition for increasing the overall level of ... Read More »

Discussions on economy, GST good for democracy: Naidu

PTI   NEW DELHI Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Friday said the political debate on GST should carry on and the government of the day would examine the positive and critical points in the discussions and take “corrective measures”. Consultations on the economy and the Goods and Services Tax regime were good for democracy, Naidu said while addressing the International ... Read More »

‘Not govt’s business to tell tourists what to eat or drink’

IANS   NEW DELHI It is just not the government’s business to tell the people what they should eat or drink because it would hurt the tourism industry, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Friday, amid alcohol prohibition and beef ban diktats in the country. In an address to the World Economic Forum, Kant also questioned how can tourists ... Read More »

Bring petrol, diesel under GST to prevent profiteering: Rahul

IANS   NEW DELHI Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said petrol and diesel should be brought under the GST regime to prevent excessive profiteering. He said he hoped Prime Minister Narendra Modi would see the “GST mess” from the “prism of the suffering people” rather than electoral interests. In a series of tweets coinciding with a Goods and ... Read More »

A & A Salon and Spa launched in Caranzalem

PANAJI: Aaqil and Afsha Prasla launched their luxurious, premium A & A Salon and Spa recently at Shop No 7, Models Mystique, opposite Caranzalem petrol pump, Caranzalem, which will be open from 10 am to 9 pm, Tuesday to Sunday. The beauty salon and spa offers hair cut, hair colour, hair straightening, hair rebonding, hair keratin, hair blow dry, hair ... Read More »

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