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Goa BroadBand Network project failure: GITP

Panaji: Goa IT Professionals (GITP), an association of Goans working in the IT industry, on Monday, came down heavily against Goa BroadBand Network(GBBN)  for failing to provide  adequate net connectivity in rural areas. The IT body said that, the GBBN project undertaken on PPP mode is a failure as it has not been able to provide basic internet infrastructure in …

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Vilas S Hajare takes charge as Registrar of Companies

Panaji: Vilas S Hajare, LCLS has taken over charge as Registrar of Companies (ROC) Goa, Daman and Diu cum Official Liquidator (OL) Goa recently. Earlier, Hajare has worked as Assistant Registrar of Companies in ROC, Ahmedabad, as Deputy Director in the office of Regional Director, Western Region, Mumbai and in the office of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Mumbai.  Hajare …

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India needs to further woo top 5 mobile brands to beat China: Report

New Delhi: The global mobile phone market is served primarily by five companies (Samsung, Apple, Huawei, Oppo and Vivo) and the time is ripe for India to integrate into the global value chain by providing an assembly platform to these global lead firms, according to a new report. India has already attracted initial investments from all these five companies that …

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Pudumjee Paper Products year ended profit up by 60% Pune: Pudumjee Paper Products Limited (PPPL) has reported encouraging results for the year ended March 31, 2020 in spite of lockdown during last 10 days of the year. During the year ended 31st March, 2020 the Company produced 68548 MT of paper, an 8% increase over 63607 MT produced during the …

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Assam gas fire to have long-term impact on biodiversity hotspot

Guwahati/Tinsukia: The raging fire at an oil well in Assam’s Tinsukia district has caused irreversible damage to the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park and the Maguri Motapung wetland area besides jeopardising livelihood of people dependent on the land, conservationists said on Friday. The blowout at the Oil India Ltd well occurred on May 27, which has been spewing gas “uncontrollably” for nearly …

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Online shopper spends less than nine minutes per visit

New Delhi: An online shopper spends less than nine minutes per visit on an e-retail platform and browses more than 20 product pages before making a purchase. Over the past year, consumer engagement with online platforms has increased, according to a report on “How India Shops Online” by Bain and Company in collaboration with Flipkart. Online shoppers browse more than …

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Airlines may give 2-year credit note for tickets cancelled

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to take a stand on refunding by airlines on cancellation of tickets during the lockdown, and suggested that the airline operators must extend the credit period for two years. A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and M.R. Shah suggested that a credit note by airlines must have …

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Discrimination in layoffs can put firms in deep trouble

New Delhi: As organisations prepare to reopen offices after Covid-19 lockdowns, in addition to health and safety risks, business leaders must consider risks associated with forcefully asking employees to return to work or laying off staff based on age, gender or race which can result in legal repercussions, brand vilification and financial decline, a new report has warned. Rushing employees …

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Mitsu launches  ‘Dontouch Corona Sword’ Mumbai: Mitsu Chem Plast Ltd, a certified polymer based moulded products manufacturing company, has launched yet another innovative product “Dontouch Corona Sword” in its long-standing range of innovative products. This product is going to be very useful for Indians in fight against COVID – 19. Dontouch is the product which allows users to do their …

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Proper employment of migrant labourers under MGNREGA

New Delhi: A properly crafted policy is required to employ migrant labourers, who have returned back to their home state, under the MGNREGA, said a SBI Ecowrap report on Wednesday. As per the report, the maximum number of migrant labourers have reached Uttar Pradesh (23.2 lakh), Bihar (20.7 lakh), Jharkhand (2.7 lakh), Odisha (2.6 lakh) and West Bengal (2.2 lakh). …

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