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Reviving the economy should be principal objective of Union Budget

By DM Deshpande We have, in India, got used to the tag of ‘fastest growing economy’ in the world. Our ruling class has taken pride, justifiably in this. But that was in the past. Things have changed for worse for the economy in recent times. And therefore, it is time to sit up and take notice. Just a year ago …

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BOI new MD takes charge in Goa

Newly appointed managing director and chief executive officer of Bank of India, Atanu Kumar Das, visited the state soon after his appointment. Das took charge on January 20, at the bank zonal office, Patto Complex, as he was in the state for participating in Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour. Post meeting he travelled to Ponda to see first- hand the …

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National Commission revises judgment against postal department

By Adv. Jatin Ramaiya  The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission partly allowed a revision petition for deficiency in service by the Postal Department in not providing the customer information about parcel delivery status despite repeated requests. The revision petition was filed by the Foreign Postal Department and two others against a judgement in favour of consumer Ashok Aggarwal by the …

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Workshop for revival of primary agriculture cooperative societies

In a bid to revive Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACS) in the state, the Goa State Cooperative Bank (GSCB) organised a workshop-cum-meeting of PACS (Vividh Karyakari Seva Sahakari Saunstha) recently. The workshop on January 18, aimed at restarting non-functional PACS and creating awareness of the existence of Cooperative Development Fund (CDF) with NABARD for strengthening the sector. PACS are eligible …

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Customised financial services apps for institutions

HDFC Bank  launched myApps, for urban local bodies including Smartcities and municipalities, housing societies, clubs or gymkhanas and even religious institutions to completely digitise their ecosystem. Through the customised app the bank aims to provide value-added service in addition to its complete suite of banking products to users. .  The app will have the organisation’s own branding and content. Users …

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Private partner for the STEMI-Goa project

The Directorate of Health Services on Friday signed an MOU with Healthway Hospital, Old Goa to partner under the STEMI-Goa project. The partnership is for a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) hub for 24×7 angiography and angioplasty services. The STEMI-Goa project is by the health department and Goa Medical College to reduce increasing mortality from heart attacks. After diagnosis using Tele-ECG …

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Victor Hospital installs new CT Scan machine

Victor Hospital, Margao, added to its healthcare services with a new 32 Slice CT Scan machine for diagnosing complex cases. The machine is equipped with artificial intelligence and assists every step of the scanning work starting from planning, scanning and post processing. The 70 cm wide gantry is good for large patients as it reduces claustrophobia. The machine also reduces …

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Revival of real estate sector must for GDP growth: CREDAI

Team B&C | NT Ahead of the Union Budget 2020-21, the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) is called for direct measures for revival of the real estate industry. “The measures taken to stimulate the sector should be a part of the measures to boost GDP growth,” said Satish Magar, the national president of CREDAI. The trade …

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Homebuyers prefer flats over villas, says report

The slowdown in the Indian economy has impacted the real estate industry and forced developers to move away from large villas in favour of apartments. A report released by by Anarock, a private real estate consultancy, said that out of 5.45 lakh units launched in 2014, nearly five were villas. Comparatively in 2019, the share dropped to two per cent …

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Hyundai Aura launched

Hyundai Motor India is started off 2020 briskly with the launch of its most anticipated product, Aura. The compact sedan is targeted at young aspirational customers. It aims at redefining the segment with best-in-class features, power-train options and premium cabin design. The car was launched in the state on January 22 in both the dealerships, Goa Hyundai, Verna and Alcon …

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