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Financial services dhamaka for the festive season

Private sector bank, HDFC Bank launched Festive Treats, a month-long financial services dhamaka. Customers will get special offers on all banking products from loans to bank accounts, as well as major discounts on over 1000 brands. For the first time, special festive offers will be available across the entire spectrum of financial products for retail consumers as well as business …

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Jio’s cleanup mission of railway stations

To drive home the message of clean India, Jio took up the mission of cleaning nearly 900 railway stations across the country.  In Goa, local employees carried out cleanliness drives at Tivim, Margao and Vasco railway stations. Over 100 employees of Jio, Goa conducted the cleanliness drive to collect single use plastic from entry points, waiting rooms, open sitting area, …

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Women entrepreneurs on their journeys

Women entrepreneurs in the state came together for Breaking Barriers 2019, the flagship event of Women’s Web. The event was at 91 Springboard, Panaji. The opening session had Pallavi Salgaocar, Dessert N More, and chairperson, GCCI Women’s Wing, speaking on turning adversities to opportunities. Talking about her own journey, Salgaocar emphasized the many roles than an entrepreneur needs to play and said, “Mentoring was a …

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Auto dealers look for festivals to revive sales

Automobile dealers in the state are disappointed as the promised cut in road tax is not taken place.  At the start of the month, the state’s transport minister, had said that the road tax would be slashed by 50 per cent for a period of three months to boost the sluggish local automobile market. But presently it looks like the …

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Housing sales dip in July-September quarter

Housing sales declined 18 per cent to 55,080 units during the July-September period across seven major cities as buyers were cautious in making property investments, according to real estate services firm Anarock.   Housing sales stood at 67,140 units during the same period a year ago across seven cities, Delhi-NCR, Mumbai metropolitan region, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune and Hyderabad. “Around …

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Maruti hopes for festive season splash with S-Presso

Maruti Suzuki’s festive season launch is the much-awaited S-Presso, a mini-SUV and a make in India product. The car is targeted at the Indian market and the world. It is built on the 5th generation Heartect platform and uses 40 per cent high tensile steel for stronger, safer and sturdier structure.  According to the company, the S-Presso is packed with …

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Architecture: A profession for forming and shaping spaces

On World Architecture Day, Chandan Parab, architect writes on the profession of architecture and the role of architects in society Architecture is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings or any other structures. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art. Historical civilizations are often …

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What next for PMC Bank customers in Goa?

On Tuesday, September 24 depositors of PMC Bank in Goa were in a state of panic when the RBI imposed embargo on the bank and limited withdrawals to Rs 1,000 per account holder. The RBI also restricted the bank from lending or investment activities.   Depositors of PMC bank had no inkling of any trouble within the bank. The RBI …

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Striking it big with Goan identity

Cheers to Goan company Oldgoa Oils & Foods- Mogo for bagging the Economic Times award for the best food processing and packaging company 2019-20, reports Shoma Patnaik Verna based Oldgoa Oils & Foods- Mogo, made it to the national stage on Saturday, September 27, after winning the Economic Times award for the best food processing and packaging company 2019-20.   …

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Will e-assessment of tax returns be boon or bane?

By Shivanand Pandit Tax payers will soon have faceless scrutiny of their tax returns through the E-assessment Scheme 2019. The scheme involves electronic assessment of returns by the income tax department. It is a part of government’s attempts to erase the probabilities of corruption by eliminating human interaction. However, personal representation is permitted in certain circumstances viz. only while petitioning …

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