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GTDC celebrates Sao Joao with a splash

The Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) is celebrating Sao Joao festival on board the Santa Monica today. The event will start at 10.30 am and conclude at 3 pm. Celebrations include entertainment programmes along with fun events for the tourists and locals. Games and different competitions are being conducted on board the cruise vessel with attractive prizes to winners. GTDC’s annual …

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Banks’ home loanbusiness falls drastically

Banks exposure to housing sector in Goa fell drastically in 2018-19, as advances to home buyers shrunk due to poor demand, reports Shoma Patnaik Reflecting the slowdown in demand for real estate in the state, home loan portfolio of banks is fallen badly. This is revealed in the latest data on bank lending during the year 2018-19 which shows no …

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Renault unveils mid-sized hatchback Triber

Renault unveiled its all new global product, Triber to the Indian market recently. The Triber is the outcome of a joint project between Renault teams in India and France and is a world-first vehicle specifically designed for the Indian market. Calling the new model a game-changer, Thierry Bolloré,  chief executive officer of Groupe Renault, said, “India is a key market …

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Real estate sector displays signs of revival: Survey

The Indian real estate sector is showing signs of optimism in the first quarter of 2019 as per Knight Frank’s Sentiment Index Survey for the first quarter of 2019. The survey attributes Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA), exemption of inventory tax from one to two years, and rationlisation of Good and Services Tax (GST) rates as reasons for boost in stakeholder sentiments. The …

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Kia Seltos makes dazzling world premiere

Kia Motors hosted the world premiere for the Seltos, its first car for India.  The indigenously manufactured Seltos looks contemporary and stylish in design with plush and spacious interiors. The vehicle offers world class safety features that is sure to disrupt the mid-SUV segment, according to the company. Originally slated for India, the Seltos will also be available in global …

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Inland water fish in demand

Marine fish is scarce in the markets these days due to the fishing ban coming into force and also due to the rough seas during the monsoon months. It is inland water fish that is come to the rescue of Goans since they cannot do without nustyachi kodi in their daily meals. Inland water fish is in demand presently as …

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Limited edition of Thar 700 available for enthusiasts

Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) launched the Thar 700 limited edition at a sticker price of Rs 9.99 lakh (ex- showroom, Delhi). This is the last batch of current generation Thar to be rolled out as a new generation model will be introduced in 2020. The limited edition commemorates the 70 year heritage of Mahindra as the first vehicle was developed …

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Crab demand increases

During the monsoon the demand of the inland water crabs which are rich in protein are found almost everywhere in the state also increases. The demand for crabs (kurlio) is good in the state due to the tourism industry and especially the locals consume the inland water crabs due to their good taste. Consequently they are priced high in the …

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Space startups ignite investor interest

From companies building palm-sized satellites to those aiming to propel satellites into space using cleaner fuels, a new wave of space technology startups are mushrooming in India, catching the attention of investors keen to join the space race. Bengaluru-based Bellatrix Aerospace, which wants to propel satellites into orbit using electric and non-toxic chemical thrusters, has raised US $3 million from …

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Asking for more from company CSR

There is more to CSR than what’s on paper, revealed a panel discussion on the topic attended by Team B&C While Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is obligatory by law, it is an activity that more often than not is taken up rather casually by companies. From gifting school bags to tree planting or conducting drawing competitions, every voluntary action of …

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