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Colgate Palmolive keeps India smiling

Taking forward its belief that, everyone deserves a future they can smile about, Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd., launched the Keep India Smiling (KIS) mission. The mission is the company’s commitment to provide foundation support to over 20 million people every year for a future they can smile about. The mission includes the company’s long running, pan-India flagship programs, like, Bright Smiles …

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Piped gas for Goans: So close and yet SO far

Goa’s piped gas project the commissioning of which is highly delayed got its first boost recently with Crompton and Greaves, Kundaim, the first company in the state signing the gas purchase agreement with Goa Natural Gas Pvt. Ltd. (GNG), the company that is implementing the project. “Crompton and Greaves signed for 1,000 standard cubic meters per day (scmd) of gas. …

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More to interior designing than furniture and curtains, says IIID president

Interior designers are flourishing across India. Here Pratap Jadhav, president, Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) speaks on the sudden boom for the services of interior designers. Jadhav was on a short visit to Goa for a Design Yagna event organised by the IIID- Goa chapter. As an interior designer he is well known for executing several prestigious projects. But …

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SEBI’s punishment to NSE is a good move

By Shivanand Pandit The Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) recently took hard action against the National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE), over an algorithmic trading scam. In five distinct orders, the SEBI penalised NSEs Ravi Narain and Chitra Ramakrishna and a host of other individuals for the co-location scam. SEBI ordered both Narain and Ramkrishna to expel a …

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Issues and challenges in auditing

By DM Deshpande At last the government has decided to get tough with erring auditors. However, sudden and stringent action after years of leniency may have a crippling effect on the profession of auditors. The last time that the government took stern action was against auditors-PwC for failure to detect fraud in Satyam. SEBI banned the firm from auditing for two years and …

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Government must recycle brownfield assets, says CII

Team B&C/ NT The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has called upon the government to consider recycling of brownfield assets as an option for its divestment program. The low risk nature of the model will help kick start the private investment cycle. It will help government raise resources for its infrastructure and capital expenditure programs, at a time when the …

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Looking through untinted glasses

By Tensing Rodrigues When I typed untinted it got underlined in red. I know the word is not found in the dictionary. But that is exactly what I mean: looking at the small pictures as they are not as they fit in a bigger collage. And at such a time when the euphoria runs high it is natural to look …

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Goa’s first 24×7, 365-day gym launched

Now a visit to the gym is possible any time of the day and any day of the week with the first 24×7, 365-day, fitness studio opening in Panjim Convention Centre, Mala. Gym- 24×7, is a part of Norbert’s Fitness Studio chain that currently has nine branches across the state. “It is for busy people who do not have the …

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Syndicate Bank gets home buyers and developers together in home loan expo

To boost its home loan portfolio Syndicate Bank, one of India’s oldest and most trusted commercial bank organised a one day home loan expo recently. The expo on June 15 at  Caculo Mall, was inaugurated by Jayesh Salgaonkar, Minister for Housing, Rural Development & Ports, in the presence of Lalit Saraswat, chairman, CII- Goa, Nilesh Salkar, president, CREDAI- Goa chapter and Manoj Caculo, president elect GCCI. …

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CII Yi and Navy personnel observe World Blood Donation Day

To celebrate World Blood Donation Day on June 14, officers of the Indian Navy organised a blood donation camp at the Naval Hospital Jeevanti, Vasco. The camp was organised by headquarters Goa Naval Area in collaboration with the CII- Young Indians. Rear Admiral Philipose G Pynumootil, NB Flag Officer, Commanding, Goa Nanaval Area, inaugurated the camp in the presence of …

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