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Traditional lamp makers look at dim sales 

The festival of lights, Diwali is fast approaching and the people are eagerly waiting for the special festival which is the favorite of many. Clay diya’s are an integral part of the festival with several residents believing in placing earthen diya’s on the doorstep and window sills.

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Souza Lobo bags Harper Collins certification

Restaurant Souza Lobo was recently presented with a certificate of recognition by Harper Collins, India for featuring in the book Secret Sauce – Inspiring Stories of Great Indian Restaurants. The book is co-written by well-known food writer Priya Bala and restaurant entrepreneur Jayanth Narayanan, and showcases 40 of India’s most iconic restaurant brands and delves into the secrets behind their success. The …

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Diwali boom in sales for local SHGs

Sales of self-help groups (SHGs) selling snacks and savories is witnessing a seasonal spurt ahead of Diwali, discovers Serilda Coutinho

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Volkswagen and Ford in talks to jointly develop electric vehicles

Volkswagen and Ford are in exploratory talks to jointly develop self-driving and electric vehicles in a far-reaching strategic alliance meant to save the companies billions of dollars, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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“The state has to take the initiative to popularize GeM’

A central government initiative is on to encourage the adoption of the government e-marketplace (GeM) by states. In the following interview, Srikanth Douripalli, regional manager, GeM- Goa, talks to Shoma Patnaik on range of issues. He says that, Goa’s presence on the national public procurement portal is nascent as yet, but likely to pick up in future as local units …

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Local business keen on coming on board

In August 9 206, the ministry of commerce and industry launched the government e marketplace (GeM) to replace the public procurement wing called the directorate general of supplies and disposals (DGS&D.

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RBI to permit banks to guarantee NBFC loans due to default fears

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) sought to ease a massive credit crunch affecting non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) by allowing banks to act as partial guarantors for some of their existing debt which should make it easier to refinance.

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The dark horses leading the race

 By Tensing Rodrigues*   “Emerging economies have accounted for almost two-thirds of the world’s GDP growth and more than half of new consumption over the past 15 years,” says a September 2018 report of McKinsey Global Institute.

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