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In a first, northeast to introduce seaplanes to boost tourism

Agartala: In an ambitious initiative to boost tourism, the state-run Airport Authority of India (AAI) will introduce water aerodrome or seaplanes in three locations in Assam for the first time, a top AAI official said. “After a countrywide study, it was decided to introduce water aerodrome or seaplanes in three locations in Assam. To boost tourism and connectivity, three river …

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Goa bags two awards for promoting tourism

NT NETWORK Panaji Owing to consistent efforts by Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) in turning Goa into a premium adventure tourism destination during the last 4-5 years, Goa Tourism has bagged the award for Best State for Adventure Tourism at the National Tourism Awards 2019.  In yet another shot-in-the-arm for Goa Tourism,  the state has for the third consecutive year …

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‘G-Tech’ exhibition underway in Vasco

NT NETWORK Vasco  An exhibition on developments in technology ‘G-Tech’ organised by Computer Dealers Forum of Goa (CDFG) kicked off at the art gallery of Ravindra Bhavan, Baina-Vasco on Friday and will continue till Sunday (September 29). Goan IT companies along with vendors from across the metropolitan cities of India, ‘Make in India’ companies like Matrix from Baroda, eSSL from …

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GSCB’s financial condition ‘sound and stable’: chairman

NT NETWORK Panaji With people doubting the reliability of all cooperative banks post restrictions on Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC Bank), chairman of Goa State Cooperative Bank (GSCB) Ulhas Phaldesai on Friday refuted reports of the bank being unstable. He said that concerns on the stability of GSCB are unwarranted as the bank is financially sound and in profit. …

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Industry to go low-carbon path to fight climate change: Javadekar

IANS United Nations Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that industry has undertaken to go on the low-carbon path to fight climate change but availability of affordable technology poses a problem. Javadekar said on Monday that the UN’s Industry Transition Track for tackling climate change will work with various countries to solve the problem through joint …

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Onion price hike: Govt to consider stock limit on traders

PTI New Delhi The Centre will consider imposing the stock limit on onion traders if retail prices continue to remain high even after exhausting the buffer stock, Food and Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan said on Tuesday. The government will “wait and watch” the price situation for some time for imposing the stock limit as it is equally concerned about …

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Market ends flat after 2-day rally

PTI Mumbai Benchmark stock gauges Sensex and Nifty ended on a flat note on Tuesday as investors scrambled to book profits after a stellar two-day rally. After gyrating 393 points during the day, the 30-share index ended 7.11 points or 0.02 per cent higher, at 39,097.14. While, the broader NSE Nifty settled with a marginal gain of 12 points, or …

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Govt estimates kharif crop output slightly lower at 140.57 MT for 2019-20

PTI New Delhi The country’s foodgrains production is estimated slightly lower at 140.57 million tonnes in the kharif season of 2019-20 crop year on likely fall in rice and pulses output, according to a latest data released by the Agriculture Ministry. Foodgrains production stood at 141.71 million tonnes (MT) in the kharif season of the 2018-19 crop year (July-June). Sowing …

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Sensex zooms 1,075 points; Nifty reclaims 11,600 mark

PTI Mumbai Extending gains for the second consecutive session, domestic equity benchmark BSE Sensex skyrocketed 1,075 points on Monday driven by continued euphoria over the government’s tax booster. After soaring over 1,426 points during the day, the 30-share index ended 1,075.41 points or 2.8 per cent higher at 39,090.03. The broader NSE Nifty reclaimed the 11,600 level, zooming 326 points …

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GoAir adjudged punctual airline for 12 months in row

NT NETWORK Panaji According to data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) GoAir – India’s fastest growing airline has emerged as the most punctual airline in August 2019, thereby creating history in the Indian aviation sector. This is the 12th month in a row that GoAir has achieved the distinction of being on top of on-time-performance (OTP) …

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