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Fama celebrations at Colva

The traditional ‘Fama De Menino Jesus’ was celebrated at Our Lady of Merces Church, Colva. Devotees from all over Goa were seen waiting patiently in queues to venerate the miraculous statue of Infant Jesus. Celebrated annually, the Colva Fama marks the beginning of the novenas leading to the feast day. Following the fama mass at 5:30 a.m., the statue of …

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Redefining Goan nightlife

Goa’s premier luxury night club, Hammerzz made a grand entry into Goa with a unique three-day weekender featuring international names in the music scene. The world-class artistes who brought the house alive included TV Noise and Trentino who played hip-hop tunes and Suketu Radia. Along with an impressive line-up of international DJs and more, Hammerzz promises a new experience for …

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Chef Jerson Fernandes wins Star Chef Award 2019

Team B&C/ NT Jerson Fernandes, executive chef, Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort, became the top chef by bagging the Star Chef Award 2019 by the Indian Federation of Culinary Association (IFCA) at the 8th edition of the International Chefs Conference held at Pullman, New Delhi. At the award function on October 4, Fernandes was also recognized and honoured for the plating …

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Leather brand, Hidesign aims for stronger Goa presence

Luxury lifestyle brand, Hidesign is expanding its presence in the state. A new store of the brand opened at Grand Hyatt, Bambolim, targeted at niche market of global travelers. The store is the brand’s only retail presence in a hotel.  Interestingly Goa is one of the first few cities to have a Hidesign store when brand first began retailing in the …

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Workshop on organisational image building held

The National Institute of HRD & Advancement, (NIHA), Delhi, conducted a training workshop for officials of various government departments. The four-day workshop held from October 10-13 had as participants officials from organisations such as, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam, Indian Oil Corp, Delhi Development Authority, among others. The workshop was inaugurated by BT Boke, former chief general manager, HR, Dempo Group. “The …

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Gold gifts and special discounts

Malabar Gold & Diamonds has announced gold gifts and special discounts to add glitter to the festival of lights across its showrooms in India. The offer and discounts will be available to the customers from October 4 to November 10, as part of the Diwali special package. Customers will get one gold coin for every purchase of gold worth Rs …

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Vedanta sets up computer labs in Navelim and Usgao schools

Vedanta’s iron ore division, Amona, inaugurated two more computer lab facilities at Vividha Higher Secondary School, Navelim and Sarvodaya High school, Usgao. With the two labs, the company has 11 computer facilities in the state benefitting 3000 students so far. The brand new computer lab facilities is expected to boost computer based e-learning program among students. The computer lab at …

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Passenger vehicle sales slump yet again

Wholesale dispatches of passenger vehicles slumped 23.7 per cent year-on-year in September, the eleventh straight month of such decline, reflecting the slowdown in the wider economy and an overestimation of pre-festival sales by automakers. Dispatches fell to 223,317 units from 292,660 in September 2018, as the economy grappled with the impact of a protracted slowdown that started with the IL&FS …

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Blue Star wins award

Air conditioning and commercial refrigeration major, Blue Star Limited  announced that the company has been declared winner of the coveted ‘Golden Peacock Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance’ for the year 2019.  Notably, this was only the first time that Blue Star has applied for this award. Blue Star, with a rich pedigree of over 75 years, in its persistent …

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India’s posh areas? Survey reveals Tardeo in Mumbai and other surprises

They say you’ve arrived once you own a home in Mumbai- the city of dreams is one of the world’s most expensive for real estate. There isn’t much room to grow unless you’re growing vertically. And even then, some plots are more prized than others.   So it’s no surprise that when property analyst firm Anarock, released their list of …

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