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Net mending time at Cutbona

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MARGAO: With ban on fishing in Goa, out of the around 7500 labour force from states like Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar, Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra engaged in fishing activities in South Goa alone, some are involved in mending of nets in Cutbona while most have left the state. Less than five per cent of the total labour-force is made up of Goans.

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Trends in sports goods Customers get choosy

Sale of sports goods is no longer conventional as modernisation and sports-specific demands have compelled the manufacturers and retailers to adapt to the ever-changing needs and demands of the buyer.

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A Raia family that carves life into wood

MARGAO: Using his sharp and specialised tools, 74-year-old Mr Pedro Fernandes of Ganapoga, Raia, sits on a wooden stool and earnestly carves and chisels to life the wood and creates exquisite and beautiful images of saints, Mother Mary and Jesus in varied shapes, forms and sizes.

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IN these times of technology advancements, hurry and strain, it is interesting to see how people are making a lifestyle change and turning back to traditional ways for their wellbeing.

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State of Governance in Goa Far From Friendly


In an attempt to provide faster services to the people, and do away with corruption and bring in transparency in the state administration, the authorities decided to computerise and interlink the government offices and train its staff into using the technology.

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In RTO Office, Things Are the Same


Once upon a time a visit to the RTO office was a proposition to be dreaded as at any given time there used to be long queues. Even a casual enquiry to check what documents were required for a learning licence was a waste of two-three hours.

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Mr Paresh Mehta, partner Bombay Bazar talks
to Shoma Patnaik about the elements that make his store so popular

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Clean Bowl(ed)!

Eating has been second nature to Goans, with variety of delectable recipes linked to Saraswat dishes, Portuguese cuisine, and so on, ready to satisfy the palate of the foodies. During the past few years large number of restaurants and eateries catering to varied kinds of foods has opened around Goa, with few of them achieving good response from the clientele. The PanAsian Bowl is one such popular restaurant, writes Ramnath N Pai Raikar

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How do stock options work?

by Marshall Brain and Dave Roos

Job ads in the classifieds mention stock options more and more frequently. Companies are offering this benefit not just to top-paid executives but also to rank-and-file employees. What are stock options? Why are companies offering them? Are employees guaranteed a profit just because they have stock options? The answers to these questions will give you a much better idea about this increasingly popular movement.

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Fast food gaddas pretty fast in Mapusa

Mapusa, the commercial city of North Goa, is not just famous for the weekly Friday bazaar but it is also the centre of a lot of fast food gaddas which draws big crowds. With life turning hectic, more and more people partake in fast foods especially in the evenings. Some of the prominent fast food shops are based in front of the Alankar theatre.

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