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Shikhar Kumar wins young restaurateur of the year award

Shikhar Kumar, co-founder, T- Mark Hospitality won the Young Restaurateur of the Year award at the Indian Restaurant Congress 2019, organised recently by Franchise India. The award was presented by TV stars Mohit Malik and Aditi Shirwaikar in honour of his contribution to the hospitality industry and his outstanding work with Watermark, Goa’s first and only floating luxury lounge in partnership with …

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Goan interior designers conduct Design Yagna

Interior designers and architects in the state had a enriching meeting recently discussing spaces and blueprints at the Design Yagna organized by the Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID)  Pratap Jadhav, president and Jabeen Zacarias, president elect, IIID, were in Goa to celebrate the yagna held at a city resort. The event was well attended by designers, architects, professionals, trade members and invitees. …

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Waste food handling appliances launched

Bengaluru based Wastexpert launched food waste handling solutions for the Goa market recently. The company launched digester, composter and dewaterer for hotels and food operators in the state. According to the company, with rapid urbanisation and the increase in food wastage, segregating and managing food waste at source is the only way forward. Arpita Khadria, chief operating officer, said “The …

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District Forum receives flak for delay in certified copy of order

By Adv. Jatin Ramaiya The Goa State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission recently took a serious note of the inordinate delay of about one year between pronouncing of the impugned judgment and order and delivery of the free copy observing that, such a conduct is not just and reasonable. Justice Bakre, president, Goa State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission while partly allowing …

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GTDC celebrates Sao Joao with a splash

The Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) is celebrating Sao Joao festival on board the Santa Monica today. The event will start at 10.30 am and conclude at 3 pm. Celebrations include entertainment programmes along with fun events for the tourists and locals. Games and different competitions are being conducted on board the cruise vessel with attractive prizes to winners. GTDC’s annual …

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Banks’ home loanbusiness falls drastically

Banks exposure to housing sector in Goa fell drastically in 2018-19, as advances to home buyers shrunk due to poor demand, reports Shoma Patnaik Reflecting the slowdown in demand for real estate in the state, home loan portfolio of banks is fallen badly. This is revealed in the latest data on bank lending during the year 2018-19 which shows no …

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Renault unveils mid-sized hatchback Triber

Renault unveiled its all new global product, Triber to the Indian market recently. The Triber is the outcome of a joint project between Renault teams in India and France and is a world-first vehicle specifically designed for the Indian market. Calling the new model a game-changer, Thierry Bolloré,  chief executive officer of Groupe Renault, said, “India is a key market …

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Real estate sector displays signs of revival: Survey

The Indian real estate sector is showing signs of optimism in the first quarter of 2019 as per Knight Frank’s Sentiment Index Survey for the first quarter of 2019. The survey attributes Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA), exemption of inventory tax from one to two years, and rationlisation of Good and Services Tax (GST) rates as reasons for boost in stakeholder sentiments. The …

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Kia Seltos makes dazzling world premiere

Kia Motors hosted the world premiere for the Seltos, its first car for India.  The indigenously manufactured Seltos looks contemporary and stylish in design with plush and spacious interiors. The vehicle offers world class safety features that is sure to disrupt the mid-SUV segment, according to the company. Originally slated for India, the Seltos will also be available in global …

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Limited edition of Thar 700 available for enthusiasts

Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) launched the Thar 700 limited edition at a sticker price of Rs 9.99 lakh (ex- showroom, Delhi). This is the last batch of current generation Thar to be rolled out as a new generation model will be introduced in 2020. The limited edition commemorates the 70 year heritage of Mahindra as the first vehicle was developed …

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