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Flight of the techies

Not everybody wants a slice of Goa. Especially not the graduating students of the engineering colleges, who barely wait for their degrees in hand, before voyaging across to other states.

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The genesis and march of Joshi empire

BY SUDESH BHOSLE | B&C
The Joshi’s empire has been a pioneering business house in Vasco. The business was started by late Subrai Anant Joshi, the father of Mr Vasant Joshi (92) sometime in 1946-47, at the time of India’s independence, and has now spread all over the state.

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Adventure & business of Nathurmal family in Goa

BY MICHAEL FISHER | B&C
The Nathurmal family business story reads like an adventure, beginning in Karachi in the 1880s, to Goa, Singapore Hong Kong and China. Much before the year 1880, Mr Hoondamal Nathurmal, a Sindhi merchant from Pakistan, would use Goa free port for all its shipping requirements.

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Margao Tata dealer’s appeal dismissed

The Goa State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (GSCDRC) has dismissed an appeal filed by M/s Narcinva Damodar Naik, a dealer and an authorised repairer of Tata vehicles of Margao, against the order of District Forum South Goa, in a vehicle case.

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Builder to pay for denying possession of flats

The complainant, Shridhar Gurav of Pale, had entered into an agreement with a builder, M/s Sagar Builders and Real Estate Developers, on November 23, 2007 and by the agreement,

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Carpenters in demand as trawlers ‘rested’

By Sudesh Bhosle | NT
VASCO: With mechanised fishing ban taking effect in Goa on June 15, labourers from other states have left  giving Khariwada fishing jetty a deserted look. Fishing business in the port town has also come to a standstill.

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Net mending time at Cutbona

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MARGAO: With ban on fishing in Goa, out of the around 7500 labour force from states like Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar, Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra engaged in fishing activities in South Goa alone, some are involved in mending of nets in Cutbona while most have left the state. Less than five per cent of the total labour-force is made up of Goans.

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Trends in sports goods Customers get choosy

BY SUDHAKAR SHANBHAG | B&C
Sale of sports goods is no longer conventional as modernisation and sports-specific demands have compelled the manufacturers and retailers to adapt to the ever-changing needs and demands of the buyer.

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A Raia family that carves life into wood

BY ROQUE DIAS | B&C
MARGAO: Using his sharp and specialised tools, 74-year-old Mr Pedro Fernandes of Ganapoga, Raia, sits on a wooden stool and earnestly carves and chisels to life the wood and creates exquisite and beautiful images of saints, Mother Mary and Jesus in varied shapes, forms and sizes.

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HERBAL PRODUCTS Nature Triumphs

IN these times of technology advancements, hurry and strain, it is interesting to see how people are making a lifestyle change and turning back to traditional ways for their wellbeing.

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