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Bookings open for Jawa Perak

The Jawa Perak launched in Goa at the dealership in Caranzalem recently. Priced at Rs 196,500 ex-showroom, the factory-custom bobber is a motorcycle reminiscent of its superb past and yet far ahead of its time. The Perak is on display and is available for test rides and bookings at a booking amount of Rs 10,000. Deliveries will commence from April …

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Marginal rise in housing sales in 2019

Housing sales witnessed a marginal rise  across eight major cities to nearly 2.46 lakh units  in 2019, according to property consultant Knight Frank. However the rise is considered to be satisfactory as it was during the period of economic slowdown, said the report.  Releasing its latest report, India Real Estate: H2 2019, Knight Frank said, ‘Despite headwinds of economic slowdown …

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Kerala’s real estate sector finally gets its regulator K-RERA

After much delay, Kerala on January 1, 2020, formally launched its Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA). The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) was implemented in India with effect from May 1, 2017. It has been over two-and-a-half years since this game-changing piece of law came into force in the country, but Kerala was yet to join the movement. …

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More unease for cooperative banks in 2020

New year 2020 brings more restrictions for urban cooperative banks in the state by way of RBI proposed rules as the aftermath of the PMC Bank scam, reports Shoma Patnaik The Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank scam in September 2019 from which thousands of depositors lost their money continues to haunt the cooperative sector in the New Year.   …

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Crompton Greaves made in Goa LED bulbs and ceiling fans wins energy conservation awards

Consumer electrical company, Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Ltd.(CGCEL), , won two prestigious awards for energy conservation. The company bagged the National Energy Consumer Awards (NECA) in the most energy efficient appliances of the year 2019, for ceiling fans (HS plus model) and LED bulb category 9- watt LED bulb. The awards are by the Bureau of Energy efficiency (BEE), ministry …

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Full stop on fossil fuels: Ireland plans ban of sale of petrol, diesel cars

Even though it is widely recognised  and backed by countless studies that consumption of fossil fuels in the personal mobility sector around the world has taken a massive toll on our planet, many argue that not much is being done to understand the peril and take precautionary measures.    And while electric cars are fast becoming popular courtesy many car makers …

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What is needed for a startup enterprise to be successful?

Sustainability of startups is a key issue in India, with 90 per cent failing within the first five years itself, says Bhasker  Assoldekar A recent report by IBM Institute for Business Value and Oxford Economics found that 90 percent Indian startups fail within the first five years with almost 70 per cent of new businesses failing during the first two years.    The report …

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Tax collection tightened for Jan-March 2020

The government is tightening tax collection measures for the last three months of financial year 2019-20. Revenue secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey held a meeting with senior tax officials and asked them to put forward special efforts to check evasion and meet the target set for the current fiscal year.   The finance ministry last month had put its GST tax …

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Will 2020 be a better year?

By DM Deshpande Year 2019 has clearly been a forgettable year, not just for us in India, in the entire world, too. It would be better remembered as a year of destruction, damage and destitution in several parts of the globe. Asked to describe the current impasse, it took the 16 year old Swedish girl Greta Thunberg, to sum it …

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Tupperware opens first store in Goa

US brand Tupperware is on evolving mode. The company in India is changing its marketing strategy to suit changing social dynamics and consumer buying patterns. The new strategy includes opening multiple channels of sale. From a direct-selling brand previously Tupperware stores are now coming up in various cities of India. The brand is also a part of the e-tail market …

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