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Mining at crossroads

For perhaps the first time since the Portuguese left Goa, the mining industry finds itself at crossroads. A complete halt in production has not only affected the industry but is also expected to impact the rural economy. A blanket of suspense and uncertainty hangs over an industry once considered the back-bone of the economy. Where does it go from here?

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Bosch: Bringing Germany to Goa

By Sudesh Bhosle | B & C

Bosch Packaging Technology India is one of the one of the leading suppliers of processing and packaging technology, both at home and abroad, and deals in packaging of machines to foodstuffs, confectionery and pharmaceutical industries in Indian and international markets.

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Flying high on the wings of perseverance

Mr Iqbal Mohidin’s foray into business did not start with a bang. And it was a long wait for Mubeen Air Travels, launched by him in the 80s, to break ground in the aviation sector. His time to bask in the Vasco sun however, came when the Centre opened the skies to private players. Mr Iqbal hasn’t looked back since then

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Strong as concrete

By Sudesh Bhosle | B & C

Concrete is synonymous with construction activity. In recent times, newer techniques have been adopted for casting concrete slabs in construction of residential and commercial buildings. The longevity of the structure is as good as the quality of concrete used.

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Margao’s cloth bazaar

ROQUE DIAS finds out that the popular row of 24 cloth merchants in Margao market was actually set up along the lines of the Mumbai cloth market during the days of the Portuguese

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Manerkar: One stop shop!

Some shops become as famous as the cities to which they belong to. Manerkar in Panaji is one of them. Started way back in 1880, the store is now run by the fourth generation of the Manerkar family,

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A touch of glass

By Micheal Fisher | B&C

The growing demand for laboratory glassware in the Goa market is well known to Mr Merwyn Menezes, whose grandfather, the late Jose Julio Luciano Palagio Menino de Menezes started a medical equipment store in 1910 in Mapusa.

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Battle of bits, bytes and price tags

With the government sponsored cyberage schemes, the penetration of computers in Goa is the maximum, if compared to the ratio of computers to users in other states. However, the demand for assembled computers supersedes branded computers.

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Njal: bubbling with confidence

Even after 32 years of stiff competition from multinational companies, Fatorpa-based Cotyar Beverages, the proud makers of ‘Njal’, is still standing, with a presence in Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka.

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