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Brain injuries: There is a road to cure, but it is a long, patient one

Brain injuries can happen to anyone, especially in Goa where the rate of road accidents are very high and only a gradual recovery process can help the patient recover over a period of time. NT BUZZ looks at the scenario during Brian Injury Awareness month. NT BUZZ According to consultant neurosurgeon, Healthway Hospital, Abhijit Parab, a brain injury can be …

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Notes of inspiration

NT BUZZ With an aim to acknowledge the accomplishments of diverse women, Udant organised a series of sessions on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Guest of honour at the morning session was World Beauty Queen 2019 second runner up from Saligao, Nakita Tania Fernandes. In her address, she encouraged women to achieve their goals by disregarding the hurdles in their …

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Crowning glory

NT BUZZ Aboli Women’s Week was recently organised by Junior Chamber International (JCI) Vasco. On the occasion, a contest titled Mrs Vasco Contest for married women at St Andrew’s Church hall. The event witnessed around 30 participants from Vasco and surrounding area, as well as the family and friends of the participants. As part of the contest, participants had to …

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Fit, female and fierce

NT BUZZ Panaji-based youth organization Yuva recently conducted a free health check-up camp for women on the occasion of International Women’s Day at Vidhyadhiraj Hall, opposite Maruti Temple of Shree Mahalaxmi Temple, Panaji. On the occasion, over 100 people were treated by a team of doctors including Amol Tilve, Rosann Monteiro, Saeesh Mavalankar, and Pradnya Kuttikar and headed by physician …

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Vivek Salgaocar in 2020 Young Global Leaders list

Vivek Salgaocar, director, Vimson Group, became a part of the  of Forum of Young Global Leaders Class of 20 for playing a defining role in conserving natural resources, connecting refugees to the global economy and addressing global health issues. Salgaocar is among 113 other activists, academics, and political leaders from 51 countries who are part of the Young Global Leaders …

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Forum rules in favour of telecom company for increasing credit limit

By Jatin Ramaiya Maria G Durairaj, senior citizen from Porvorim, approached the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum North Goa, complaining against Vodafone Idea Ltd and Idea Cellular Ltd.  Durairaj in her complaint stated that she was a subscriber of the both the cellular companies and had availed international roaming facility from them upon depositing a security deposit of Rs 18,000 only …

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Kineco sets up design centre for rail division

Pilerne based, Kineco, unveiled a new product design and development centre for its IRIS certified rail division.   Named ZUGMAK (Zug in German means train and MAK stands for modern automation by Kineco), the centre will indigenously develop advanced systems for train coaches for the Indian and global markets. It will be manned by cross functional engineering team of designers …

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Understanding the new personal tax regime

By Tensing Rodrigues Finance Bill 2020 wants the tax payer to make a choice. One can opt to be taxed according to the existing regime or according to the new regime for the financial year 2020- 21, viz. Assessment Year 2021-22. Let us compare for the tax-payers up to age 60 as an example.    The tax slabs under the …

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Another bank failure – The script does not change

By DM Deshpande Another bank failure-this time not a small player but the fourth largest private bank. Yes Bank struggled for two years. At last it required the government’s intervention and a rescue plan. When the SBI announced a bailout it looked like a feeble, inadequate and a half-baked plan. But within days the RBI came out with a detailed …

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EPFO may struggle to meet 8.5% interest rate commitment

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), the retirement savings manager, may fail to keep its commitment to pay an 8.5 per cent return to its 60 million subscribers in 2019-20 because of the bloodbath on the stock market sparked by investor worries over the impact of the novel coronavirus.   EPFO could not redeem a large portion of its Rs …

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