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Consumers vs insurance companies at the consumer forum

While the primary aim of the consumer forum is to ensure consumers rights in many instances insurance claim complaints require evidential proof to come to a conclusion, finds out Diana Fernandes  The Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, South Goa at Margao has this year, as they have in previous years received several cases against insurance companies looking to settle claims related …

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Bonus bonanza for PSU bank employees

It’s a Diwali bonanza for public sector bank (PSB) employees. Their accounts are being credited with part wage arrears even before the final agreement on the wage revision between the unions and the management.   It’s happening for the first time in the India’s banking history. “The employees can opt out or take the part arrear payments. If they take …

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Banning onion exports is a soft option

By DM Deshpande As soon as the onion prices scaled a high of Rs 80 per kg the government came out with a standard response-ban exports, limit the holdings with middlemen and the like. Why the ban? Actually, not many would even raise the question. Ostensibly ban is to reign in home prices of a staple vegetable of the poor …

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Good Sign, Bad Sign? Who Knows?

By Tensing Rodrigues Sensex soars 1,900 points after PM Modi’s surgical strike on bears! Roared the headline on September 20. Is that what you too felt? Natural if you did. Probably that was the ecstasy that swept through the country as the government basked in the glow of a job well done. “The step to cut corporate tax is historic.” …

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Celebrating Gandhi Jayanti with cleanliness and road safety drives

Employees of Vedanta joined hands with the village panchayat of Navelim, Sanquelim and the Mineral Foundation of Goa, for series of cleanliness and road safety initiatives to mark Gandhi Jayanti. The daylong celebrations witnessed staff volunteers, students of Sesa Technical School and local residents holding Swacchata awareness rallies, plastic waste collection, installation of safety convex mirrors and road signage at …

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Women empowerment initiative by ACGL

Honda based, Automobile Corporation of Goa Limited (ACGL) in association with Sambhav Foundation ( a LabourNet initiative) launched Project Utkarsh recently. The project aims at empowering women by teaching them professional skills. The project is part of the company’s CSR programme and was inaugurated by ACGL chairman, Shrinivas Dempo and director, Vaijayanti Pandit at Valpoi. Project Utkarsh aims to give …

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Nestlé’s Healthy Kids programme completes 10 years

Nestlé India is commemorating ten years of its Healthy Kids Programme. The programme aims at raising nutrition, health and wellness awareness among beneficiaries. It encourages healthier lifestyle by spreading awareness on good nutritional and best cooking practices, hygiene and physical fitness. Implementation is through two modes, one is partnership with six regional universities and the second is with NGO Magic …

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State Commission dismisses complaint against ICICI Bank

By Adv. Jatin Ramaiya Vivek Kelkar Rao, Dona Paula, approached the Goa State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission alleging deficiency in service by ICICI Bank. Rao alleged that,  having access to a sum of Rs 50 lakh through property sale, he was advised by the bank to invest the same in a mutual fund, specifically Sundaram Capital Protection Oriented Fund-SR 7, …

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Goan farmers advised to use technology

With an aim to introduce technology in farming, the World Trade Center, Goa along with the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Krishi Samruddhi Farmers Producers Company and Lila Digital and Environmental Solutions organized Agrowtech 2019, an agriculture technology seminar recently. Urging farmers to avoid pesticides during cultivation, Nevil Alphonso, deputy director, agriculture, spoke on opportunities in organic …

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Financial services dhamaka for the festive season

Private sector bank, HDFC Bank launched Festive Treats, a month-long financial services dhamaka. Customers will get special offers on all banking products from loans to bank accounts, as well as major discounts on over 1000 brands. For the first time, special festive offers will be available across the entire spectrum of financial products for retail consumers as well as business …

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