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Packing a punch

Local boy Sumit Naik, Chirputem, Priol village is making waves among fellow youth. His Powerpack Fitness centre, Curti Ponda is the go-to place these days for fitness enthusiasts. The gym is not only popular because it is super facilitated but also because of the presence of its owner whose passion for body building is infectious.  Naik’s energy easily touches all …

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Conge, a seasonal business for vendors

No doubt the ‘conge’ which surfaces during the monsoon season has been a delicacy for years, however, it needs to be eaten in moderation, reports Bhiva P Parab With the advent of the monsoon in the state, conge or apple snails have started making it to the kitchen from the fields. Conge is a monsoon delicacy in the state and …

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Goa’s water situation

Goa ‘s water situation is not as great as it appears. The state receives more than 3000 mm of rainfall annually but faces several challenges in harnessing the rainfall fruitfully. According to the department of water resources (WRD), the state’s 11 rivers suffer from salinity and the river water is only potable partially. Further the rivers are intermittent and prone …

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Few takers in Goa for rainwater harvesting

While we are in the middle of the monsoons, checkout reveals that only few large industry in the state have undertaken rain water harvesting projects, by Shoma Patnaik Although Goa’s rains are known to be copious, water woes continue to afflict the state.  April-May is when residents face shortage of water not to mention scarcity of tap water several times …

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Slew of problems for SUMUL in Goa

Last week Goa’s normally peace loving farmers from the dairy sector displayed rare streak of aggression when they emptied thousands litres of milk near the Goa legislative complex, Porvorim. Dairy farmers were angry that the Surat District Co-operative Milk Producers Union (SUMUL) to which they supply milk rejected their milk on grounds of quality. Although the original plan was not …

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IT stakeholders in state seek continuity in policies

With changes in the state IT ministry, stakeholders in the local industry are seeking for continuity of policies. The Goa IT Professionals (GITP) and association of IT professions from the state, said that, it believes that the political and administrative churn should not be allowed to impact the larger cause of developing Goa as an IT destination and retaining educated …

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Bhajis in demand during monsoon

With Goans polishing off platefuls of hot bhajis during the monsoons, Bhiva P Parab checks out the flourishing business of roadside bhaji stalls   Presently with rains at their peak, residents can be seen enjoying hot bhajis and mirchi especially from the roadside stalls. It is a fact vouched by all foodies that, bhajis taste best when it is from road-side …

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Fertility rates fall but problem of missing girl child persists

By DM Deshpande The Registrar General of India has come out with Sample Registration System (SRS) figures for the year 2017. It has both good news and bad news. First the good news, India is on the cusp of stabilizing its population growth to replacement levels. The total fertility rate (TFR) has come down from 2.3 to 2.2.  It means …

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Aditya Birla Payments Bank shuts shop

Barely eight months after launch, Aditya Birla Payments Bank board informed the stock exchanges about the decision to wind up operations.  The payments bank, a venture between Idea Cellular and Aditya Birla Nuvo, has asked its customers to transfer their balances before July 26. “We will be restricting any further credits (add money) to your account from July 26, 2019,” …

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When is insurance a good investment?

By Tensing Rodrigues You should buy life insurance only if you require it and only as much as you require. Given the purpose of life insurance you need to buy it only if you have dependents. Taking the case of an average family, it means the husband has to insure himself only when the wife and children depend on him, …

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