Friday , 19 April 2019


Goa Tourism  bags best decorated stall award

PANAJI: Goa Tourism participated at the TTF Kolkata 2018 recently, wherein it bagged the ‘Best Decorated Stall’ award. The award was received by Menino D’Souza, director, department of Tourism at the hands of Sanjiv Agarwal,  chief executive officer and director Fair Fest Media, Kolkata. The delegation to Kolkata consisted of Menino D’Souza, Gavin Dias, GM-GTDC, Bharat Chodankar, asst manager-GTDC and Bhavesh Davaskar, information assistant. Goa Tourism put up ... Read More »

Centre working to tackle stubble burning problem, says Modi

PTI   MALOUT (PUNJAB) Expressing concern over the problem of stubble burning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday the central government was working seriously to ensure farmers were not compelled to burn agricultural residue. “I want to talk about the important issue of stubble burning from this platform. The central government is working seriously on this issue so that farmers ... Read More »

Haryana tops states in per capita revenue collection under GST: minister

IANS   CHANDIGARH Haryana has topped the states in per capita revenue collection under GST and has become fourth highest generator of e-way bills in the country, said Haryana Finance Minister Abhimanyu on Wednesday. The state, he said, has also widened the tax base by 82.22 per cent, logging 19 per cent hike in revenue collections. “The compliance percentage in ... Read More »

Railways to export six DMU train sets to Sri Lanka

IANS NEW DELHI Indian Railways is all set to establish its footprint in Sri Lanka with the export of six DMU (diesel multiple units) train sets consisting of 78 modern coaches worth Rs 600 crore. The first DMU train set comprising 13 coaches will be shipped out to the island nation in September while the rest will follow by year-end, ... Read More »


VPK Urban Co-op Credit Society celebrates silver jubilee PANAJI: VPK Urban Co-op Credit Society Ltd which was registered on June 30,  1993 completed 25 years of its journey. On the occasion the society held a get-together of their all staff and pigmy agents at gram panchayat hall, Mardol. Ashok Gaude managing director VPK Urban Coop Society briefed about the progress and ... Read More »

Hiking MSP Alone Will Not Solve Farm Crisis Problem

Dr D M Deshpande As was widely expected the Government has hiked MSP (Minimum Support Price) for 14 crops, in a move which will be seen as a precursor to elections to a few important states to be followed by general elections next year. Apparently, the increase is substantial, over 50% of the input costs, as promised in the budget ... Read More »

GST council to take call on sugar cess on July 21

UNI LUCKNOW The proposed next meeting of Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council scheduled on July 21 is likely to take up the issue of 3 per cent cess on sugar. In its last meet on June 4, the Council had constituted a Group of Ministers (GOM) and authorised it to take the final call on the matter. The new ... Read More »

Dollar strengthens as trade war fears fade

REUTERS LONDON The Chinese yuan rebounded and the dollar strengthened broadly on Monday as investors bought riskier assets, encouraged by signs that trade tensions have yet to hurt economic momentum. As the second quarter corporate earnings season begins, investors appear to be ignoring the deepening conflict between the United States and China over trade. Instead the focus is on decent ... Read More »

Iran vows to sell as much oil as it can in face of US sanctions

REUTERS LONDON Iran’s vice president acknowledged on Tuesday that US sanctions would hurt the economy, but promised to “sell as much oil as we can” and protect banking. Eshaq Jahangiri said Washington was trying to stop Iran’s petrochemical, steel and copper exports. “America seeks to reduce Iran’s oil sales, our vital source of income, to zero,” he said, according to ... Read More »

Sharif, his daughter will be arrested on their arrival

PTI   Lahore Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz will be arrested on their arrival at any airport in Pakistan as they have been convicted in a corruption case, a senior minister said Monday. Maryam Sunday shared her flight details to return to Pakistan with media persons. She said she will reach at Lahore airport on ... Read More »