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Rising cost of heart care

It is estimated that more than 30 per cent of Indians will suffer from cardiovascular diseases by 2020. Treatment of such diseases doesn’t come cheap, and is likely to double or triple by 2015 simply through demographic changes. Unless new ways are found to treat or perhaps slow down the increase in heart disease prevalence, the cost for treating heart disease will rise in cities because of the aging population, writes MICHAEL FISHER

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Flying high in real estate

By Michael Fisher | B&C
Many of today’s wealthiest and most powerful executives were born into modest circumstances and worked their way hard for everything they have. One such inspiring story maker is the late Shripad Borkar who at a tender age of 14 left for Karwar to start his career.

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Distilling a bit of Brazil

By Jason Soares | B&C
Cachaça is to Brazilians as Feni is to Goans. However, the Brazilians coming to Goa during next year’s Lusofonia Games will surely not miss sipping their favourite local spirit, for they can raise a toast to their winning teams with DesmondJi Pure Cane, the ‘desi’ version of the Cachaça.  

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Money in plastic

By Albert Fernandes | B&C
Plastic as a material has revolutionised the way we live. From paper clips to spaceships, plastics are considered an advantage over other conventional materials like wood due to its relatively low cost, ease of manufacture,

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Gearing up for cricket

Investing in a proper cricket kit can make all the difference to a cricketer
By Sudhakar Shanbhag | B&C
Cricket as a sport has undergone a sea change not only in the way it is played – thanks to the many versions the sport itself has adopted – but also because of the modern cricket kit and equipment the players carry around with them, on the ground for practice and matches.

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At a nought

By Team B&C 
Recently, the Reserve Bank of India came out with a directive that is sure to spoil the pitch for banks in retail lending. In a notification issued on September 17, it asked banks to strongly desist from the practice of zero interest loans, terming the schemes as “pernicious” and a deterrent to customer protection and accounting integrity. 

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Made in Goa, exported abroad

By Sanjay Borkar | B&C
People always have a fascination for imported products, for the sole reason that it is manufactured in a foreign country. However, if a product happens to be a major manufacturing component exported from Goa,

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Turning hard water soft

By team B&C
Among the small units of Goa, one that is creating a buzz is deCastro Tech Solutions, a start-up based in Caranzalem. The company, that was first spotted in a vendor development trade fair in Don Bosco, is facing robust enquiries from users for its innovative product deMagneto.

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Treating Panaji’s sewage

By Shaikh Jamaluddin | B&C
The sewage treatment plant at St Inez, which caters to the entire city of Panaji, is fitted with ‘C-Tech’ technology used in developed countries like Germany, Austria, United States of America, etc.

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