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ICICI Bank opens branch at Colva

PANAJI: The Colva branch of ICICI Bank was inaugurated on Wednesday by the district chairman for Wise Investments with Lion’s International, Mr Dinkar Vernekar while the ATM was unveiled by Dr Elvis Mascarenhas in presence of Mr Trevor Barreto,

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Laureate helps in cataract removal

PANAJI: Laureate World Phaco System, the latest ultrasound technology for the surgical management of cataract ensures quicker and easier removal of cataract. Earlier, hard cataracts could not be removed by older ultrasound systems and large incisions (cut) were done in the eye ball to scoop out the cataract, followed by stitches, resulting in prolonged recovery of the eye.

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Indian tea prices firming up, exports up, production down

GUWAHATI: The beleaguered Indian tea industry is on a comeback trail with exports increasing and prices firming up in the weekly auctions despite adverse climatic conditions hitting production and rampant pests eating away the crop in some areas.

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Gold prices fall from record level

NEW DELHI: Gold prices fell from record level by losing Rs 100 to Rs 19,370 per ten grams in the national capital on Thursday on emergence of scrap gold jewellery selling amid weakening global trend.

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Sensex gains 133 points

MUMBAI: Ignoring rising food inflation, the BSE benchmark Sensex on Thursday jumped by 133 points to close at a 31-month high on persistent FII inflows, with financial stocks registering most of the gains.

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The new direct taxes code finally arrives: but … (4)

By Tensing Rodrigues
We said on Thursday that the Direct Taxes Code, 2010 Bill requires the life insurance premia, health insurance premia and children’s tuition fees together to be fitted within a niggardly exemption limit of  ` 50,000. Is that sensible?

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Goan steel units continue to face iron ore shortage

PANAJI: Karnataka, which has recently lifted the ban on the transport of high grade ore to captive steel plants in Goa, seems to have back-tracked on its decision and has started harassment tactics.

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India has over 650 million mobile phone connections

NEW DELHI: India’s mobile phone market continued to expand at a robust pace with total connections estimated at 652.42 million as on August 1, thanks to 16.92 million new subscribers joining the network in July, official data showed Wednesday.

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