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Pros and cons of free ride for women

By DM Deshpande The Delhi government has announced that it will make travel by bus and Metro free for women in about three month time. The first response is that, it is more a sop for a state that is going to polls shortly. The decision has evoked some intense debate in the media. At the outset, it is a …

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When it is not a rainy day

Not infrequently I come across someone who tells me that he or she has invested or intends to invest in a life insurance policy. This happens probably most of the time under the influence of an ‘insurance agent’. But it can spell disaster for the investor. Therefore it is better if we beware of the common tendency of mistaking life …

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More choice for bebinca lovers

It is more choice for lovers of traditional Goan sweets with new brand, JMR Bebinca launching in all super markets, general stores and Kaju shops in Margao, Panaji, Mapusa and Calangute. The brand is owned by businessman, Ulrique Rodrigues who scripted his early childhood in the household of traditional bebinca-makers and mastered the art of choosing raw products that help …

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Airbnb cheers for its stakeholders

Travel aggregator company, Airbnb is launched , That’s Why We Airbnb campaign where hosts, guests and influencers shared their individual travel experiences. The company’s brand ambassadors Mandira Bedi, fitness expert, Huma Qureshi, actress and Nolan Mascarenhas, travel writer, conducted the campaign. The campaign celebrates the spirit of individuality and people’s love for travel. It narrates the stories of real travellers …

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Bank of Maharashtra excels in Hindi implementation

Bank of Maharashtra was awarded with the prestigious Skoch Award for excellence in our national language. The bank topped in implementation of Hindi in day-to-day working. Dr N Muniraju, general manager (HRM and Rajbhasha) received the award in a grand function arranged at the Constitution Club, New Delhi on June 29. Dr Rajendra Shrivastava, assistant general manager (Rajbhasha) and Dinesh …

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Flying start to digital literacy

JIO is undertaken a pan-India digital literacy initiative Digital Udaan, to help first-time internet users understand the internet. According to Jio, there are over 300 million internet users in India, of which many are first time users. As a part of the initiative, Jio will engage with its users every Saturday to help them learn about the phone features, various …

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GTDC restarts exciting river rafting on the Mhadei

With the arrival of monsoons, GTDC is resumed its river rafting trips on the Mhadei.   The rafts ride along the waves of the gushing Mhadei river amidst the spectacular jungle scenery of the Mhadei wildlife sanctuary! Two white water rafting trips are held each day with the first trip starting at 9.30 am and the second at 2.30 pm. Each …

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Consultative workshop to boost Primary Agricultural Credit Societies

To gauge the health of Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) in the state, NABARD organized a state level consultative workshop at Ponda on June 28. Around 19 PACs participated in the programme inaugurated by Kamakshi Pai, general manager, NABARD, Goa. Pai urged the PACS to have a good working relationship with Goa State Cooperative Bank (GSCB) so that borrowing farmer members …

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Make my Trip cannot escape Consumer Protection Act, says State Commission

By Adv. Jatin Ramaiya The Goa State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, rejected a appeal filed by travel portal, Make My Trip (India) against an order passed by the North Goa District Forum, and held the portal liable to pay compensation to Pradip Kakodkar and others for providing rooms without air-condition and other facilities as assured. Kakodkar and others had filed …

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Why the monsoons are the best time to invest in property

During the monsoon season a real estate property and its surrounding areas may be quite different from how it is during the rest of the year. Consequently, this season offers prospective home buyers, with the opportunity to glean valuable insights on their intended purchase. Real estate experts advise that home seekers should visit the construction site more than once, before …

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