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Ashok Leyland to foray into LCVs aggressively

Goa’s light commercial vehicle market is got lively after news of vehicle launches by Ashok Leyland have come in, reports Team B&C Goa’s light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment of the automobile market looks set for some action with slew of interesting launches from Ashok Leyland. The flagship automobile company of the Hinduja group is planning to introduce about eight- ten …

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Aiming for plastic success

With just one month to go for the government’s dream of cashless economy in Goa, a check out of the ground situation, by Shoma Patnaik Demonetization’s latest twist is cashless economy. After the bombshell of demonetization and its unsettling impact the spotlight is shifted and the ball is set towards a cashless society. The government wants us to use less …

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“Every individual has a right to good design”

The Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) recently flagged off the Goa leg of the Design Yatra, a pan-India initiative that aims to touch people’s lives through design. Here, Pratap Naik, chairman, Goa chapter of IIID talks on issues germane to Goa. Taking time off from host of events to mark the Yatra he talks of development activities ruining environment …

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Music as passion … and a fulfilling vocation

Musician Cruz Militao Rafael Fernandes, Canacona, proves that even artistically minded individuals can be enterprising, discovers Albert Fernandes In musically inclined Goa practically every child learns music. Most learn it during their school days but few persevere to take it up as a vocation. Talented and trained in music from childhood, Cruz Militao Rafael Fernandes, Bhatpal, Canacona has made music …

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On the safe side

By Tensing Rodrigues* Last time we discussed liquidity aspect of personal finance. Today let us consider the transparency aspect. But before that I want to draw your attention to something you need to urgently consider. In the current whirlwind created by the demonetization one scam has come to the surface. Exchanging old notes over the counter requires submission of a …

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‘Demonetization affected sales to a great extent’

The government’s move to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes took automobile dealers in Goa by surprise just like everybody else. Here Prashant Joshi, president, Goa Automobile Dealers Association (GADA) talks on the impact of demonetization on sales and on other issues to Ankush Sharma Q: How has demonetization affected sales of automobiles? Demonetization has affected the sales of …

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Kwid’s game-changing run

On December 1 2016, Renault India announced in Goa that its small car Kwid crossed the sales milestone of 1,00,000 units since it started selling in October 2015. Country CEO and Managing Director of Renault India Operations, Sumit Sawhney spoke to Abdulla Khan on the Kwid and its game-changing run Q: Tell us more about the achievements of Renault India? Renault India Pvt. …

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Currency crunch and chaos

Industry is hyped up about the government’s decision to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, finds out Shoma Patnaik Kishore Suthar, proprietor, Mahavir Hardware and Power Tools, Panjim market, is a worried man. His sales have come to standstill since November 9 when the whole of Goa along with the rest of the country woke up to the news …

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Creative art in business

Perhaps the only artisan in Goa to make medals and trophies, Darmanad Naik, proprietor of Shreekamal Metal Craft, fears his craft dying out in future, finds out Abdulla Khan Proprietor of Shreekamal Metal Craft Darmanad Naik is the only name in the state preferred by schools and cultural organisation for bronze mementoes, trophies, acrylic trophies, markey letters and 3D model …

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Levy for regional connectivity to make air travel expensive

Domestic air travel is set to get costlier as the government has decided to impose a new levy per flight operation to fund its regional connectivity scheme (RCS). The government plans to impose a levy of around Rs 7,500 per flight for travel up to a distance of 1,000 kms. Similarly the levy per flight journey between 1,000 kms and …

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