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Scope for commercial cultivation of turmeric in the state

Turmeric finds place in every Goan kitchen. In fact no Indian home can do without turmeric. The spice is an integral part of cooking and is used for various purposes such as in medicines, cosmetics, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, etc. Thanks to its usefulness turmeric has a good market in the state. There is scope for commercial cultivation of turmeric …

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‘We want to give the best service to our customer’

One of the leading jewellery brand’s of India, Chintamanis is steadily increasing its presence in Goa. This year the brand is celebrating its seventh anniversary in state. Here Vaijayanti C Kaigaonkar, director, Chintamanis, talks to Dhanashri Karbotkar on the brand’s future plans. She says that, Goa is the second home for Chintamanis and the market response from Goans is good. …

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Bitter pill for Goan chemist shop owners

Pharmacies that are open 24×7 are slowly coming up in Goa however local pharmacists are noticeably unhappy about their entry, discovers Dhanashri Karbotkar Twenty four hour pharmacies are the latest trend in metro cities. Owned by large retail chains these pharmacies are changing the way the medicines are sold to customers. In Goa too the day- and- night pharmacies are …

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Surfing in clear waters

One of the oldest water sports operators of Goa, Charlie Rodrigues, founder, Atlantis Water Sports, Arpora, has ambitious plans of making his venture the best, discovers Shoma Patnaik  The water sport segment of the state’s tourism industry is an integral part of services offered to sightseers. Located mainly in the Candolim- Calangute- Baga beach belt, the sector offers scope to …

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Fiscal slippage likely in 2019-20: ICRA report

Unfavourable trends in tax revenue collections suggest that a fiscal slippage in the current financial year 2019-20 appears likely, according to investment information firm ICRA.   The fiscal deficit rose by 9.6 per cent to Rs 6.5 lakh crore in the April- September period  from Rs 5.9 lakh crore in first half period of the previous year. This was equivalent …

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Multi pronged strategy needed for Delhi’s air pollution

By DM Deshpande Toxic air in Delhi has raised serious concerns all over the country. Now the Supreme Court has asked for payment of additional Rs 100 per ton of paddy to Punjab farmers to persuade them not to burn stubble in their fields. Policies are meant to be formulated by elected representatives and the bureaucracy is the executive to …

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Mammas Corner restaurant opens in Patto Plaza

Goan restaurant brand  Mammas Corner  is steadily expanding into a chain. A third outlet of the all-day dining opened in Gera Imperium Grand, Patto Plaza recently and was inaugurated by the Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant. Two outlets of the restaurant are already in Mall de Goa, Porvorim, and doing robust business. Mammas Corner   is promoted by local residents, Saiprakash Raikar …

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Commission dismisses complaint for delay in filing

By Adv. Jatin Ramaiya Ramacustam P Shirodkar, Tiswadi, approached the Goa State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission seeking quashing of the order passed by the Consumer Disputes  Forum, North Goa, vide which the Forum dismissed his complaint against the Chief Postmaster General (PLI), Maharashtra Circle, Mumbai, the senior superintendent of post offices, Goa division, Mapusa, Goa, Mail Overseer, working in the …

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Corporate day care centre for working parents

CoDaC, a corporate day care centre opened for working parents in Patto Plaza, on November 14.  The centre was unveiled by Abrar Shaikh, co-founder MeWo, a meetings and co-working space in the presence of Arthi Nayak, academic head, Sandeep Singh, Vanita Singh, director and Kashmira Laad, centre coordinator.  CoDaC is a venture of Little Flowers, an enterprise with 13 years …

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SB Zaware elected chairman of AOSSG

Chartered accountants from several countries and within India were in Goa recently for the annual, three-day meeting of  Asian-Oceanian Standard-Setters Group (AOSSG) which was inaugurated by the Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant. The meeting saw (Dr) SB Zaware, former chairman of Accounting Standards Board of ICAI elected as the AOSSG chairman for a period of two years, 2019-21. At the same …

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