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Countdown to the Our Stage Your Talent competition

Big Daddy Entertainment is organising its first edition of Our Stage Your Talent (OSYT), a competitive talent show which will feature the best and the brightest talent from the Goan community. Participations were invited from Goan talent which received an unexpected great response during the walk-in auditions. The auditions had participation from dancers, singers, rappers, painters, magicians, beat boxers, bands, jugglers and versatile acts. …

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Income tax outreach programme

As a part of its awareness creation  programme, the  office  of  the joint  commissioner of Income Tax, Range-1, Panaji   is  conducting  an  outreach programme cum seminar  on  Wednesday, September 11 at  GCCI, Convention Hall,  from 11 to 1 pm. The seminar  will cover  the  latest  amendments  in the Income Tax Act  and also  matters  of  general  awareness  like  filing  of  …

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Upbeat Insurance Week celebrations by LIC-Goa division

Life Insurance Corporation, Goa Division, celebrated Insurance Week with gusto last week with a slew of programmes across the state. Insurance Week, observed from September 1-7, saw all employees coming together to spread the good word on life insurance. The week marked LICs 63rd anniversary with the insurance giant crossing many milestones over the years. LIC continues to be a …

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Deduct TDS on rent if your landlord is an NRI

Non-resident Indians (NRIs) commonly invest in real estate in India, and rent it out. If your landlord happens to be an NRI, make sure you deduct tax at source (TDS) each month from the rental payment. TDS needs to be 31.2 per cent of the rent, unless the NRI landlord furnishes a certificate stating that his total income in India …

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Announcements for real estate stalled projects in the offing

After a slew of reform measures announced in the past fortnight, the Central Government is likely to come up with major announcements to boost the real estate industry this week. According to official sources, the package for real estate industry would include additional funds for housing finance companies (HFC) and norm relaxation for developers seeking bank loans. The government’s next …

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Incomplete housing projects increase

Nearly 2.2 lakh housing units, worth Rs 1.56 trillion, launched in 2011 and before across seven major cities are yet to be completed by real estate developers, according to property consultant JLL India. According to JLL data, the real estate companies of Delhi-NCR are biggest defaulters as their contribution in delayed housing units accounts for 71 per cent in volume …

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Auto majors cut production in the face of slow demand

With the automobile industry facing a severe slowdown and job losses over the past few months, Maruti Suzuki has decided to shut down the passenger vehicle manufacturing operations of Gurugram plant and Manesar plant in Haryana for two days. September 7 and 9 will be observed as no production days, said the company in a press statement. The largest passenger …

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Tax cut on hybrid vehicles likely

The government is considering a cut in the goods and services tax (GST) rate on hybrid vehicles, said transport minister Nitin Gadkari. “We have already reduced the GST on electric vehicles and now I am trying to make sure that the hybrid cars too get a similar reduction,” he said. “I am following up with the Finance Ministry, so should …

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The (queer) year that was

From transgender political hopefuls to India’s first out and proud athlete, it’s been an eventful year for the LGBTQ+ communities since Section 377 was read down last September Dhamini Ratnam & Dhrubo Jyoti                If you’re a queer Indian, the reading down of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (a colonial-era law that criminalised consensual adult same sex relationships) on …

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Walkman@40: A timeline of the listening devices that led to the smartphone

Natasha Rego Remember the beginning of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’? It was pure nostalgia when Chris Pratt (as Peter Quill / Star Lord) shimmied into the dark cavern dancing to the tunes on his Sony Walkman. The Walkman he carried was the TPS-L2 model, the first ever mass-produced portable music device, released 40 years ago. Since then, Sony has sold …

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