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Vibrant Goa conducts road shows in Nepal and Bhutan

The Vibrant Goa team successfully conducted road shows to Nepal and Bhutan recently for promoting the Vibrant Summit to be held in the state between October 17-19. In Nepal, meetings were held with representatives of the Nepal Tourism Board, Hotel Association of Nepal, Nepal Chamber of Commerce, Society of Nepalese Architecture and the Film Development Board. Post visit, Milind Anvekar, …

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NIPM launches Vision newsletter

The National Institute of Personnel Management, Goa chapter(NIPM) released its bi-annual newsletter ‘Vision’ recently with Jennifer Monserrate, labour minister, launching the book. Others who were present at the launch function included  Manoj S Kharde, chairman, NIPM Goa, Anand Desai, vice president (western region), Guilman Fernandes, Durguesh Angle, Gajanan Parab, Dhanesh Singh and Hrishikesh Dharwadkar. NIPM members were also present on …

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Bank mergers will not fix banking nor help the economy

By DM Deshpande As far as PSU bank mergers go, the latest announcement by the government is by far the biggest consolidation exercise ever. Ten public sector banks are to be combined into four bringing down the total tally to 12. The process is to be completed in two years. There is no denying that an economy of the size …

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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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