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Budget 2020- No Big Bang

By Tensing Rodrigues No big bang, says an expert about Budget 2020. Today let us analyse the reactions to the budget by various commentators. Let us omit the comments by politicians including previous Finance Ministers for however expert and experienced they may be they cannot speak their mind.   We begin with Nikhil Vadia, a CA who has been filing …

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SBI- Goa gets moving on the road towards digital banking

State Bank of India, Goa, flagged off Digital Yaans during the 108th State Level Bankers’ Committee (SLBC) meeting held on March 12. The flag-off of the Digital Yaans (vans) was in the presence of Parimal Roy, chief secretary, Goa, KV Haridas, deputy managing director, SBI,  Sanjay Kumar general manager, SBI, Sanjay, secretary revenue,  Nampoothri, general manager, RBI- Goa,  Kamakshi Pai, …

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Alila Diwa completes first decade in Goan hospitality industry

South Goa based Alila Diwa launched a new event space Udeta recently to mark the completion of its 10th anniversary.  The new event venue is pitched at wedding and MICE guests.   Speaking on the completion of 10 years, Suveer Sodhi, general manager, said, “We are delighted to celebrate the completion of an exciting decade and are gearing up for many …

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ET NOW trophy for Ramco Cements for exemplar community services

In recognition of services under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Ramco Cements Ltd, Alathiyur, bagged the trophy for holistic community development at the World CSR Congress & Awards organised by ET NOW.   The company implements various CSR initiatives for the up-liftment of the community around its factory and mines. The holistic model of community development adopted by the company covers …

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NABARD Goa celebrates International Women’s Day

NABARD, Goa Regional Office, celebrated International Women’s Day on March 6, by holding an exhibition of products made by local self-help groups (SHGs) and inviting regional heads of major banks, SHG members, SHG Federation functionaries and women branch managers for a function. Kamakshi S Pai, chief general manager, NABARD, delivered the inaugural address, in tune with the United Nations Women …

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Acing that recruitment opportunity

Cruise ship jobs are some of the most sought after jobs in Goa with several Goan youth trying their best for a career on ship. The foreign exchange rate makes salaries in cruise jobs  very attractive and offers youngsters the chance to save a lot of money quite quickly. Here  Parixit Pai Fondekar, talks of the skill development  tips and …

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India housing market to keep struggling this year: Report

“House prices rose 5.7% on average in 2018, the weakest since comparable records began in 2010, and data available for last year suggest a much weaker market despite a rapid-fire succession of interest rate cuts from the Reserve Bank of India.” India’s housing market is likely to struggle throughout 2020 as sluggish demand and a weak economic outlook overpower recent …

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Passenger vehicle sales down in February: FADA

Automobile dealers’ body FADA said that, retail sales of passenger vehicles, measured by registration, declined 1.17 per cent to 2,26,271 units in February. Passenger vehicle retail sales in February last year stood at 2,28,959 units, the Federation of   Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) said in a statement. Two-wheeler retail sales stood at 12,85,398 units last month as against 12,66,163 units in …

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High prices of coconut pinch consumers’ pockets

With coconut production in the state hitting a plateau and demand outpacing supply, the humble nut is now being sold for as high as Rs 50 in various markets, reports Bhiva P Parab Coconut is an essential commodity in Goan kitchens, however nowadays the skyrocketing prices are hurting consumer badly. The prices of coconuts have increased significantly and consumers are …

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Doing business with Bangladesh

With Bangladesh welcoming Indian investment, embassy officials visited the state recently to look for potential tie-ups between Goan and Bangladeshi businesses. “Priority sectors for Bangladesh are garment manufacturing, Information Technology, pharmaceuticals, shoes and leather, agro, furniture, home textiles, ceramics and light engineering,” said Md. Lutfor Rahman, Deputy High Commissioner, Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Mumbai. He said that, about 100 …

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