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PM to take States on board on 10% growth at NDC meeting

NEW DELHI: With the Opposition’s ire already apparent on the recent fuel price hike and other economic policies of the government, the National Development Council (NDC) meeting on July 24 may not be a smooth affair, even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is set to seek support of the State governments in ensuring that the economy clocks a ten per cent growth rate in the 12th plan.

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Sesa Goa MD PK Mukherjee wins Sera Bengali Award

PANJIM: Mr PK Mukherjee, MD of Sesa Goa Ltd, was awarded the prestigious "Sera Bengali" award in the business category for the year 2010, on July 9th, 10. The award ceremony took place in Kolkata and was organized by STAR Ananda channel which is the regional Bengali channel of the STAR group.

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Elections for new Mapusa Urban Co-op Bank panel to be held on July 18

MAPUSA: The elections for a new committee to manage the affairs of the Mapusa Urban Co-operative bank currently headed by former Union Minister Mr Ramakant Khalap will be held on July 18. A new panel has been formed that will be contesting the elections against the Khalap led panel.

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Italian wine produced in Goa is India’s best

PANAJI: Most wine liquids with a percentage of alcohol called wine in India are actually not wine, when compared with the high quality standard wines produced in Europe. This is the view of Italian Mr Signor Lucio Matricardi the chief winemaker of Big Banyan Wines bottled and labeled in Cuncolim Industrial Estate by
John Distilleries Ltd.

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Petrol prices may change every fortnight

NEW DELHI: State-owned oil firms may opt to revise petrol prices every fortnight to reflect changes in the global oil market in the free pricing regime that kicks in from next week.
Petrol prices were freed from government control last month resulting in a Rs 3.50 per litre hike in rates in Delhi,

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Steel prices likely to come down this month

NEW DELHI: Domestic steel prices may come down by as much as Rs 1,000 a tonne this month due to sluggish demand mainly from the construction and infrastructure space.
“In July, steel prices are likely to fall by Rs 1,000 a tonne mainly due to lack of demand from infrastructure firms amid the monsoon season,”

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Munnalal on food task force panel

PANAJI: Prominent Vasco-based businessman Mr Munnalal R Halwai has been appointed member of the Task Force Goa of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, government of India recently.

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Food inflation to come down in coming weeks: Pawar

NEW DELHI: The Union Agriculture Minister, Mr Sharad Pawar on Friday said the decline in prices of most agricultural commodities in coming weeks will bring down the food inflation, which is 12.63 per cent now.

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Sesa Goa launches mobile health unit in Rivona

PANAJI: In line with Sesa Goa Ltd’s community development programmes and its commitment to provide basic health-care access to local communities, Sesa Goa Ltd launched a mobile health unit at Rivona on July 2, said a press release.

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Mercedes Magazine debuts in India

MUMBAI: Mercedes-Benz India has announced the launch of Indian edition of its international magazine called ‘Mercedes Magazine’ in India. The magazine was launched at the hands of the award-winning Bollywood actress Vidya Balan and Dr Wilfried Aulbur, managing director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, said a press release.

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