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‘Do-it-yourself’ banking

With 24×7 banking and atomization here to stay, self-service e-branches that allow customers to bank in comfort are a major draw in Goa, discovers SHOMA PATNAIK When Panaji resident Sumitra Gandolkar wants to deposit money in her Canara Bank savings bank account, she avoids entering her branch at 18th June Road. Gondolkar, a harried working woman with less time to …

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‘Companies reluctant to implement sexual harassment law’

In an interview with SHOMA PATNAIK, Advocate Vaishali Bhagwat explains why companies are hesitant to implement the law for prevention of sexual harassment of women and how an atmosphere conducive to handling complaints is necessary for successful implementation. Adv Bhagwat is the head of Pune-based law firm V P Shintre & Associates. She is on the ICC of several blue-chip …

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Expanding the IT dream

Within four years of its inception, Goan IT firm Genora Infotech founded by young innovator Milind Prabhu, has set foot in Europe and is looking to expand

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INVESTOR’S   GUIDE

Use market correction as entry opportunities The domestic bourses witnessed steep decline on the fag day of trading in response to negative global cues and profit taking in the index majors across the board.

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Goa’s nautical tourism all at sea

At a recently held conference in Panaji, various tourism stakeholders spoke of the need to promote nautical tourism, a neglected sector that could spur development in the state’s inland waterways, writes MICHAEL FISHER

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Ponda’s spice farms miss Russian flavour

By Sanjay Borkar | B&C The ruble freefall against the dollar has forced Russian visitors to give Goa a miss during the ongoing season. Their absence has certainly hit the tourism industry on a whole, including spice farms that form an important part of Goa’s hinterland tourism.

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‘Sussegado is God’s gift to Goans’

After falling in love with Goa during his visits as a student, Ashu Sareen decided to take the next step and move in. He is often called ‘Salim Bhai’ in the neighborhood of B B Borkar Road, Porvorim. What amuses him the most is that everyone seems to know him, and his Diamond Hardware store has become a landmark

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Innovation workshop at GCCI

The Technology Development Board (Government of India), US-AID, FICCI, ICCO, UK-Aid, ICICI Foundation and WISH Foundation have formed the ‘Millennium Alliance’ to promote innovation and innovators; conducting Innovation workshops across the country to spread awareness about the scheme and its benefits to innovators.

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