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State Commission gives Jet Airways a lifeline

By Adv. Jatin Ramaiya The Goa State Consumer Disputes Commission, whilst allowing an appeal filed by the manager of Jet Airways granted some respite to the airline that had lost its opportunity to lead any evidence in an consumer complaint filed by two Mapusa residents, Antonio Joao Bosco Lobo and Manuela Lobo also known as Maria Manuela Cleta Joana Lobo.  …

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Quality Mark Awards

Applications are invited from entrepreneurs in Goa for the 9th edition of the Quality Mark awards organised by Ahmedabad based, Quality Mark Trust. The awards are in more than 40 categories. Previous award functions were organised in different states such as Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, where more than 250 organizations have been awarded. The president of the …

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HDFC Bank to restore cyclone-hit Odisha schools

HDFC Bank said that it would restore and repair 20 government schools in Odisha that were affected by cyclone Fani. This initiative is to help restore normalcy for distressed school students in the cyclone-hit districts of Khurda, Puri and Cuttack. The restoration plan will cover repairs and refurbishment for school premises and restoring sanitation facilities. The 20 schools will be …

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Mission IL&FS still a puzzle

One of the best finance company of India until recently, the future of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) looks bleak now.  The crisis in the company was discovered only around June 2018 and nearly after  a year the situation remains precarious. In October 2018 although the government did not assure any bailout measure, it replaced the management of IL&FS …

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PE investment in residential real estate at 4-year low: Report

Institutional investors invested more than US $ 4 billion in the Indian real estate industry in 2018. Total private equity inflows in residential segment stood at $266 million in 2018, a nine per cent drop against 2017 and 82 percent decline since 2015. Commercial real estate got the lion’s share of investments with US $ 2.8 billion in PE funds, …

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Service support from TVS Motors for cyclone Fani affected

TVS Motor Company has activated its Road Side Assistance (RSA) service in Orissa to provide relief efforts to cyclone Fani affected in Orissa,. The initiative is being backed by a 24- hour helpline which addresses customer queries in Odia and Bengali. Further 25 mobile vans are pressed into service in 10 districts across the state to ease vehicle transport for …

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Say cheers!

Goan origin Desmond Nazareth is making waves with country liquor, Mahua. He is got the tribal drink into the mainstream and accepted by the hip drinking crowd, discovers Shoma Patnaik A few years back if somebody offered a tall glass of Mahua at a party it would have raised few eyebrows. The indigenous spirit is drunk across several states in …

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Gaothi kande in demand

Locally grown onions which were once commonly seen hanging in plenty in the kitchens of many homes have now become a prized commodity, reports Bhiva P Parab Few years back farmers in Goa used to cultivate the gaothi kande’ or Uliche Kande  (locally grown onions) and people used to buy them in the summer and store them for the monsoon. However, …

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Vibrant Goa completes Gulf road-show

Team B&C | NT The Vibrant Goa Foundation recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Gulf Maharashtra Business Forum (GMBF) in Dubai to foster bilateral trade between the two regions. The foundation  is organising Goa’s biggest business event to-date, the Vibrant Goa-Global Expo Summit 2019, October 17-19, 2019 at the SP Mukherji stadium, Bambolim. This event is strongly supported …

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Aditya Puri honoured for corporate and philanthropic leadership

Team B&C | NT Aditya Puri, managing director, HDFC Bank, one of India’s most well-known banker’s was honoured for his corporate and philanthropic leadership by the American Indian Foundation’s (AIF) recently.  Puri was honoured at annual New York Gala of AIF for transformative initiatives undertaken by HDFC Bank under his leadership. The Gala saw a gathering of over 600 guests …

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