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New Ports Bill may end supremacy of privately-run ports

Government’s bid to create a level-playing field between major and non-major ports through the Major Port Authorities Bill puts the supremacy of the privately-run ports at risk, a brokerage report has said. “The recent Cabinet approval to the Major Port Authorities Bill is a big step towards providing a more level-playing field to state-run major ports,” says a report by …

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A Practical Mindset

By Tensing Rodrigues*   It is more than a month since the night of the demonetisation tsunami. The days that followed were rather traumatic for everyone including me and my family, friends. Probably on the second day or day after that I got rid of now useless notes in the cash deposit machine at SBI. But that was only the …

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Maruti Suzuki Ignis to be launched in January

The Maruti Suzuki Ignis was originally expected to be launched in the 2016 calendar year, however, the company had to push the launch of its subcompact crossover to the next year due to overwhelming demand for existing products. Nevertheless, Maruti is now gearing up to introduce the much awaited Ignis soon and the crossover will be launched on January 13, …

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Janata Garage: scaling new heights

Janata Garage has grown leaps and bounds at the Sancoale Industrial Development Corporation due to the increase of vehicles finds out Sudesh Bhosle Janata Garage, which is part of the V R Satardekar Industries, is the oldest garage dealing in services of four and two–wheelers located at Desterro in Vasco. The garage handles denting and painting works besides it also …

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Problem of no problems

Digital technology has transformed business and companies that do not adopt digital ways stand to great peril, says Sanjiv Nadkarni After my graduation in 1978 I went to Bombay for job. There was no phone at my home in Goa and only communication with family members was by way of letters. When I came to Goa to book a phone …

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Imagine being on holiday and standing in queue

Vasco-based travel operator Peter Pinto, the CEO of Neha Tours and Travels, has seen Goa falling out of favour with Europeans for year-end holidays. In an exclusive chat with Ankush Sharma, he discusses the reasons behind the trend… Q: How has your business been affected post demonetization? A: I have seen a 15 – 20 per cent dip in transactions. …

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Answer to an existential inquiry

Taking at shot at the Goa’s untapped but highly potential home services market, IT entrepreneur Gautam Fatarpekar, is launched Poocho, an online site of skilled workforce, reports Shoma Patnaik Finding good carpenters, plumbers, electricians, has never been easy in Goa. Even if you are lucky to get a competent person the first time chances are that he is vanished the …

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The Talebian logic

By Tensing Rodrigues* “Past performance is not indicative of future returns” says the disclaimer at the bottom of mutual fund advertisements. I do not think any one of us disagrees with that. But we do not really believe that. At least we do not go by it when it comes to taking investment decisions. For that matter however true that …

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Just in time for Christmas!

Hyundai is having a dream run with its best-selling mid-level SUV’s. Encouraged with its success, the Korean giant has offered the value-conscious Indian buyer with a more premium option, the Tuscon, that sits nicely between the Creta and Santa-Fe… Hyundai’s newest sports utility vehicle (SUV) to hit the Goan market – the Tuscon is quite a head-turner. Based on the …

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Ashok Leyland to foray into LCVs aggressively

Goa’s light commercial vehicle market is got lively after news of vehicle launches by Ashok Leyland have come in, reports Team B&C Goa’s light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment of the automobile market looks set for some action with slew of interesting launches from Ashok Leyland. The flagship automobile company of the Hinduja group is planning to introduce about eight- ten …

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