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State Commission upholds district forum order against National Insurance

By Adv. Jatin Ramaiya A bench of the Goa State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, comprising, Justice (retd)  UV Bakre and Dhananjay Jog, member, dismissed an appeal filed by National Insurance Company Ltd. while holding that it is upon the insurance company to prove that repudiation of claim was justified and the claimant suffered from previous illnesses and the hospitalization was …

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Lakmé Salon opens its first outlet in Goa

Beauty industry frontrunner, Lakmé Salon opened its first outlet in Goa last week. The salon in Tonca, Miramar, is spread over 1500 sq. ft. and equipped with six hair stations and four skin rooms. It promises to provide all that the brand offers in terms of world-class beauty experience, international service standards and cutting-edge looks and products. The Lakme salon …

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Globus Infocom sets up smart classrooms in four colleges

Globus Infocom, a technological solutions brand is providing 62 smart classrooms and four virtual classroom solutions in government colleges in the state. The smart classrooms are presently in four government colleges at Sanquelim, Khandola, Quepem and Borda. The launch was by Pramod Sawant, Chief Minister.  The classrooms will not only provide top class learning solutions but also connect the four …

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Budget 2019: Expectations of real estate sector

With the real estate industry facing a liquidity crunch and multiple taxes adding to the burden on home buyers amidst a slowing economy, the expectation is high of the real estate fraternity from the first budget of Modi Sarkar 2.0. The aam aadmi always hopes that the Union Budget will have announcements that will impact their lives positively- for example, …

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New chai lovers hangout at Dabolim airport

MumTravel Food Services (TFS), India’s leading Travel Food and Retail Company, is bringing to you the classic combo of chai-bhajjis this monsoon season at the Mumbai Se outlet. Now you can enjoy the cool breeze and warm chai and bhajjis from the airport itself. If you are the kind that craves hot tea and crunchy bhajjis every time it is …

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Actress Mrinal Kulkarni bags Fit Celebrity Mom award

Actor and director, Mrinal Kulkarni, was  honoured with Godrej Veg Oils,  Fit Celebrity Mom award, at the 12th Goa Marathi Film Festival, 2019. The award ceremony was a part of the three-day film festival. Kulkarni received the award from Shekhar Surve, assistant vice president, edible oils, Godrej Industries. Company officials said that, the Fit Celebrity Mom award was specially conceptualized …

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Ease in setting up of business and talent pool important to attract investment, says Desai

Ashank Desai , the brain behind catapulting Indian IT industry into the top league was recently in Goa for a startup connect event. A prominent son-of-soil, Desai is a personality who all Goans are proud of.  He is the founder of Mastek, one of the big software companies of India and also founded NASSCOM, the apex body of the trillion …

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Formalin in fish: the unending saga

By Bhasker Assoldekar Since last one year this topic has caught the imagination of every Goan- Whether Formalin is dangerous to health of human beings. Here’s is everything that Goans, including the judiciary, FDA, politicians, bureaucrats, vendors and consumers would want to know about it. Q. Can fish be preserved for a long time without treating with chemicals like formalin? …

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Mobile wallets wilt under KYC norms

Can mobile wallets with spending limits and no KYC boost digital payments in India? Numbers reveal that, mobile wallets in India are struggling. The numbers from the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) suggests that while mobile payment transaction value was Rs 15.9 crores in March 2019, the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transaction value shot up to Rs 1.3 trillion …

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Raindrops keep falling on my head

After a long wait, the rains are finally here. And the monsoons elucidate a vast variety of emotions from different people, finds NT BUZZ RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ There’s something about the monsoons that has a certain magic to it. The cool breeze. The fresh green look all around. The feel of the raindrops falling all around you. Indeed, the …

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