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Relying on SC order, forum awards Rs 3.36 lakh insurance claim to vehicle owner

THANE: Taking a leaf from a SC order, Raigadh District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum went back on its decision and awarded an insurance claim of Rs 3.36 lakh to a man whose vehicle met with a mishap in 2008, and was earlier denied relief stating that the SUV was being used as passenger vehicle.

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The importance of a contingency fund

By Deepak Yohannan
With the Rupee falling at alarming rates and the overall economic mood being glum, a lot of people are facing severe financial hardships.

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Getting out-dated

New Year anywhere in the world is incomplete without the ubiquitous dairy and calendar in circulation. These two items, despite changing business environment, have continued to hold on as season’s gifts. 

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A sound aid

A medical device that is used rather sparingly in India is hearing aids. This is surprising as 10 per cent of the country’s population suffers from hearing impairment while the penetration of the instrument is only 1.4 per cent as compared to 15-20 per cent in Europe. 

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‘There should be fair competition among businessmen’

Why did you opt to start a business in Goa? 
In 2000, my father came down from Mumbai to settle in Goa for good, on request of garment shop owners of Caro, Margao. Soon the family branched out to open a small tailoring and readymade suit shop in Pajifond.

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It’s time to think ‘short’

A good thing of IFFI in Goa is the increasing numbers of short films made by movie buffs. Younger generation film makers, mostly in the mid-20 age group, are rolling out an eclectic mix of small duration films to a niche audience.

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THE SHORT FILM CENTRE AND IFFI

The Short Film Centre (SFC) was discontinued since IFFI 2012 onwards after being a part of three editions of the festival. It objective was to bring together film makers, buyers, festival organizers,

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An urgent clean-up needed

By Michael Fisher | B&C
In the beginning of the 1990s, the government showered fiscal incentives to attract investments in the industrially backward area of Cuncolim. It introduced a development plan which would encourage investors to set up projects in designated sectors. 

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Going green in realty

By Sudesh Bhosle | B&C
Susheela Homes and Properties Pvt Ltd used to be erstwhile known as Damodar Salkar and Sons in Vasco. The firm is one of the leading real estate developers in entire Mormugao taluka.

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Death due to heart attack not accidental: Consumer commission

THANE: Setting aside a compensation order passed by District Consumer Redressal Forum after terming it as “unsustainable”, the Maharashtra Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission observed that death due to heart attack is not “accidental”.

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