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New office premises for Akbar Travels

Akbar Travels of India, a travel management company of India, shifted its office to bigger premises. The travel company relocated to the 1st floor of Navelcar Trade Centre, opposite Azad Maidan, Panaji.  Atanasio Monserrate, Panaji MLA, inaugurated the new office in a function attended by several members of the Goa travel trade. The company previously had its office in the same …

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Cold response to housing sector revival measures

The government’s booster dose for the revival of the housing industry is getting the thumbs down from CREDAI and the builder fraternity, reports Team B&C Following up with its promise of boosting the sentiments of home buyers and builders, the government last week announced a series of revival measures for the housing sector. These include a fund worth Rs 10,000 …

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Online database for all cities by 2024, says HUA

An online database for all cities by 2024 is in the pipeline, according to the government. The database, will include data on infrastructure, traffic, education, health, sanitation, safety and population, will be created on a single platform in a phased manner. India will have an online database of all cities by 2024 on infrastructure, education and health facilities among others …

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SBI wants to be lead bank for Ladakh

Largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) has expressed desire to be become the lead-bank for the newly carved-out union territory of Ladakh. Rajnish Kumar, chairman, SBI, inaugurated a new branch in this remote town of Diskit in the Nubra Valley, making it the 14th facility of the bank in the Ladakh region and 22,024th branch for the bank. Every …

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Even more about bad times

By Tensing Rodrigues Two weeks ago I had shared with you a doomsday story about cars not selling that had appeared in a business daily. Reading that, a friend shared with me an even more damning story about how all is bad about Indian economy. Let us have a look at that today. My request to you is the same: …

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Uber and Ola are popular but auto sector’s problems run deeper

When finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, claimed that a preference by millennials for ride-hailing apps was contributing to a painful slump in car sales, it sparked an online backlash from furious youngsters.   They started a campaign using ironic hashtags such as #BoycottMillennials and #SayItLikeNirmalaTai last week to push back against older generations blaming them for today’s problems in society. While data …

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Renault Triber launches on Goan roads

The sub-four meter MPV, Renault Triber unveiled at Priority Autoventures, Taleigao. With a starting price of  Rs. 4.95 which goes way up to Rs 6.49 lakhs (ex-showroom), the spacious and refined Triber is available in four variants- RXE, RXL, RXT and RXZ. The ultra-modular model is a seven- seater MPV with detachable mechanism for the last row seats which allow …

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Volkswagen India opens dealership in Porvorim

Volkswagen India opened a dealership in Porvorim last week reflecting the increasing numbers of VW cars owners on Goan roads. The showroom is a 2S (sales and service) split facility along with Das WeltAuto, catering to the pre-owned car buyers.   Belonging to the Mody Group, the dealership is under Parth Modi, managing director, Mody Group. The showroom facility comprises …

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Entrepreneurs with a green cause

Panaji based Lila Digital and Environmental Solutions has all that it takes to help local industry achieve the goal of green business, finds out Shoma  Patnaik With public awareness high these days no business wants to look as if it is taking environment for granted. Whatever the area of operations, the trend is of industry presenting an environment friendly face …

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Amazon India to eliminate single use plastic packaging

After the government asked e-commerce companies to reduce their plastic waste, Amazon India said that the company will eliminate single use plastic from its packaging by June 2020. The company plans to introduce paper cushions which will replace plastic dunnage like air pillows and bubble wraps across its centers in India. “Paper cushions will be used to fill the void …

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