Tuesday , 18 February 2020
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Fear of stagflation: no need for knee-jerk reaction

By DM Deshpande There is palpable anguish, well almost everywhere in the economy. First came the bad news that the nation’s economy is growing at the slowest pace in forty years! And worse, last week official data relating to retail inflation was released. At 7.35 per cent  it is the steepest rise not seen since July 2014.   So here …

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Welcome initiative of NSDL e-Gov and Provident Housing for Goan students

With an aim to give students from economically weak background in the state access to higher education, NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited (NSDL e-Gov) in association with Provident Housing Limited, a 100% subsidiary of real estate company Puravankara Ltd.,  initiated the Provident Housing Scholarship program under its flagship online platform, Vidyasaarathi. Under the programme about 25-30 deserving students are being awarded …

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Project SEHAT focuses on reproductive and maternal care

Procter & Gamble Health Ltd., (formerly known as Merck Ltd.) announced its partnership with the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) to implement a digital health project SEHAT in the state.  “The uniqueness of the project is the coming together of diverse partners who are pooling in their resources and expertise to make a sustainable difference to public health in …

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Students urged to focus on quality medical care

A total of 5884 students collected their medals, ranks, and degrees amid proud parents in a packed hall at the special convocation held at SRM Institute of Science & Technology, Kattankulathur, recently.   Chief guest of the event Dr TS Ravikumar, president, AIIMS Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh congratulated the students for having crossed the milestone.  “As we are stepping into 2020 …

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District Forum dismisses complaint against Vishal Mega Mart

By Adv. Jatin Ramaiya  C Gonsalves approached the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Margao, complaining about Air Plaza Retail Holdings Pvt. Ltd. –III owners of the shopping mall popularly known as Vishal Mega Mart, Panaji. In his complaint Gonsalves, claimed that company indulged in unfair trade practice, breach of trust and deficiency in service in as much as they charged an …

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Government seeks to resolve difficulties faced by MSMEs

The Goa government had recently constituted a state-level standing committee on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to monitor all related initiatives as well as recommend reforms for the sector. In this regard, the chairman of National Council of MSME, The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Manguirish Pai Raikar recently met the Union Minister for Commerce, …

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Mercedes Benz car rally for auto enthusiasts

Mercedes enthusiasts in the state have something good to look forward to with the likelihood of seeing some of the best models of Mercedes Benz driving down Goan roads.  Margao based, Ashvek Vintage World is organising Mercedes Benz enthusiasts meet on February 2 2020.  All Mercedes car owners along with their Mercs will drive down the winding village roads of …

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Taj Hotel & Convention Centre opening in Dona Paula soon

The state will soon have a hotel catering exclusively to MICE footfalls with a Taj Hotel & Convention Centre Goa, set to open for corporate tourists.  Details of the property have not been revealed as yet but going by preliminary information, the hotel is located at Dona Paula, built on the edge of a hillock in a resort setting, has …

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Time to come clean in filing tax returns

The new tax return forms notified by the CBDT seeks more details and disclosures from the tax payers, says Shivanand Pandit For a change the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has been very prompt and quick in notifying income tax return (ITR) forms. Typically ITR forms are issued once the financial year ends but this time the CBDT notified two …

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BS VI compliant Bullet Classic 350 launched

Royal Enfield launched the new Bharat Stage VI compliant Classic 350, the first Bullet motorcycle under the company’s unit construction engine (UCE) platform to transition to the new regulatory emission norms. The BS VI Classic 350 dual channel ABS variants is being  introduced in two refreshed colours, stealth black and chrome black alongside the existing colours. The motorcycles will be …

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