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A master in creative art

Francisco Martins, who is popularly known for creating life-sized and awe-inspiring decorative models, has come a long way since he first started Martins Deco Event Company in the 70s By Michael Fisher | B&C It has taken very little time and energy for brothers Ernleigh and Jurgen Martins, to run the family business successfully. Their awe-inspiring decorative façade for various …

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‘We should focus on making Goa a hub for design professionals’

Architect Anup Gadgil specialises in renovation and restoration of old houses. His work though is divided equally between contemporary homes for individuals, rebuilding of old house and projects for institutions. After gaining work experience, Gadgil branched out on his own in 2008 and says that his first big project was designing a house in Aldeia de Goa. He currently employs …

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MaKe in India Myth or reality?

It’s been over six months since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet projects – Digital India, Make in India and Net Zero Imports by 2020 – were announced. These initiatives were touted to make the country self-sufficient in goods and services, lower the import bill, and develop the indigenous industry in electronics, computing and information technology (IT). However, its implementation is …

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‘Secretarial audit will lead to better corporate governance’

These are exciting times for the profession of company secretaries. The profession is in the limelight thanks to the changed Company Act which has made it compulsory for public companies with paid-up capital of Rs 50 crore or turnover of Rs 250 crore to attach a secretarial audit report along with directors report. The already bulky annual report is expected …

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A smarter way to pump concrete

In a classic example of ‘Make in India’, German company Putzmeister’s new hi-tech concrete pump machine manufactured at Verna is all set to revolutionise the construction industry, writes Michael Fisher On the back of a gradual urbanisation taking place along the coastal villages, plus a replacement market for older buildings and villas going vertical, Goa’s construction industry is gathering steam …

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‘Goa is an emerging destination for medical tourism’

Manipal Hospital, Goa last week marked the first anniversary of its fully updated facilities. The top management of Manipal Health Enterprise (MHE) were down for the celebrations, including Dr Ajay Bakshi, managing director and CEO, who was in the state for the first time. In an interview with SHOMA PATNAIK, Dr Bakshi, who is a neurosurgeon, spoke about his plans …

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A stimulating event

The recently-concluded BizFest hosted by Business Network International was an opportunity for entrepreneurs from around Goa and Mumbai to meet and discuss ways of promoting entrepreneurship among today’s youth

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Commission directs Ruby Residency builders to refund flat owners

BY JATIN RAMAIYA Vernon Anthony Fernandes and several others had approached the Goa State Consumer Commission against Bharat Developers and Realtors Pvt Ltd and others seeking refund, compensation and costs as against the builder company and the others involved. It would worthy to note that these complaints pertain to the infamous ruby residency incident.

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GITIC organises IT road show for students

In April, an IT road show was organised by Milind Prabhu, CEO of Genora Pvt Ltd. Prajyot Mainker, CEO of Androcid Media Pvt Ltd, Jonathan Pereira, head of Google Developers Group, Luke Sequeira, CEO of Deeper and co-founder of Startup Goa, Caslino Pereira, CEO of Sandbox Infotech and co-founder of Startup Goa along with the director of GITIC held the …

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INVESTOR’S   GUIDE

Stocks likely to drift lower The equity markets tumbled during the week and lost more than three and half per cent on selling by foreign investors.

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