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Consumer Forum cannot decide on commercial disputes

Adv. Jatin Ramaiya Varsha Bale, senior Member of the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, North Goa, whilst dismissing the complaint filed by Ajit Kadam observed that consumer forums do not have the jurisdiction to decide on commercial disputes between parties. Bale said that, the complaint filed by Kadam was in the nature of commercial complaint. Kadam had approached the Forum complaining …

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GTA asks for taxi apps in the state

The Goa Technology Association (GTA) lent support to app based taxi services in the state and asked for the entry of online travel aggregator companies present in metro cities. “Ola and Uber should operate in the state as it is a much needed service,” said the association members. The trade representative body of all IT companies in the state also …

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Reliance Brands ties up with Womo

Reliance Brands Ltd. (RBL) is bringing Womo, an Italian men’s cosmetics brand to India. The company signed a long-term arrangement with Womo that will translate into a master franchise agreement and the opening of a flagship store in Mumbai by the first half of 2020. The tie-up was between Womo and Genesis Luxury, a company of RBL. This partnership will …

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Time to shift gear in road safety

The way India drives may change soon and possibly we may witness a revolution in the area of road safety. The government is given approval to the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill which has steep penalties for contravention of various traffic laws. Stringent fines are proposed for wrongdoings like juvenile driving, driving without permit, unsafe driving, drunken driving, over-speeding and overloading.  …

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Last Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line

The iconic Volkswagen Beetle started life as the Volkswagen Type 1 during the infamous Nazi regime in Germany. The first Beetle, or ‘bug’ as it is more popularly called, was the end result of Hilter’s vision for an affordable and simple car. Penned to life by the venerable Ferdinand Porsche (though Béla Barényi is the father of Beetle’s design), the Beetle brand …

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TVS Motors launches India’s first Ethanol based motorcycle

TVS Motor Company, set a benchmark in the Indian automobile industry by launching India’s first ethanol based motorcycle. Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 was launched by  Nitin Gadkari, minister for road transport and highways, Amitabh Kant, CEO,  NITI Aayog, and Venu Srinivasan, chairman, TVS Motor Company. The ethanol based Apache RTR 200 was first showcased in the auto expo 2018 held …

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All new Duster launched

Renault launched the all new Duster recently. With its proven strength to handle any challenge on Indian roads, the new Duster is equipped with 25 brand new features and technology enhancements.                              “We have a clear goal of growing the Renault brand in India. Towards this, we are strategically strengthening our product range, expanding our network reach and initiating pioneering measures to ensure customer …

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Goa’s lone company making organic fertilizer chugs on

With the government trying to set up clusters of organic farms, Goa’s only bio-fertiliser unit Cosme Biotech Pvt. Ltd., is hoping for turnaround in its fortunes.  The plant located in the verdant forests of Sarvona, Bicholim, is a modern production facility designed as per international standards. However it operates in isolation with few Goans aware of its existence. It is …

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Goa’s labour laws rigid, says Economic Survey of India

Reflecting complaints from local industry of long overdue changes in labour laws, Goa is classified as an ‘inflexible’ state in labour policies and placed third from the bottom in the index of labour reform in the recently published, Economic Survey of India 2018-19. The index is based on findings from 21 states. It reveals Goa’s score in labour responsiveness as …

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Tackling the menace of fake degrees

By Sanjiv Nadkarni There have been innumerable instances of people trying to get jobs using fake degrees. Last year Delhi Police busted a PAN-India racket that involved 40 agents. They had already sold over 50,000 fake degrees and certificates of nearly 30 universities and boards in India. A degree was sold for over a lakh of rupees. It is no …

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