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Projects cleared by IPB yet to match the proposed numbers
Projects cleared by IPB yet to match the proposed numbers

The Investment Promotion Board (IPB) was created to establish an investor-government interface to boost industrialisation and job creation. The IPB was also created to facilitate approvals by the Government of Goa as a single window. VIKANT SAHAY looks into the 126 projects, which were cleared by the IPB till December 22 last year and the potential it has created for jobs and business in the State More

28.8% Indian population is vegan, we have a ready market, says Team LAN

LAN Foods is a firm co-founded in May 2016 by Lisha da Costa, Ashmi Chari and Natasha Kamat. All three did their Masters in Biotechnology. The company specialises in probiotic soya products that aims to help lactose intolerants, diabetics, vegans and people with digestive problems. VIKANT SAHAY met with them to gauge how their new product will help people who are allergic to milk More

One email to us can turn out to be your best financial move

If you have a tax related query or seeking general advice or you want to boost your GQ on tax matters, send us an email and we shall forward it to our in house tax guru V B Prabhu Verlekar.Emails should be sent to this email Id : More

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Senior citizens to get guaranteed 8% interest rate for 10 years: PM Modi

PM Modi said senior citizens would be given a guaranteed interest rate of 8 per cent on bank deposits up to Rs 7.5 lakh More

Make (not to) break

Every new calendar year brings with it a sense of fresh start in our lives. So customarily we tend to make new resolutions through which we fool our own selves into believing that we will change for the better. More

Some banks begin levying fee on debit card payments

PTI, NEW DELHI: Few banks have restored levy of transaction fee for use of debit card for payment in absence of any clear direction from the government or the Reserve Bank of India. More

Toll-free helpline for digital payments launched

The helpline will address questions regarding various platforms, including the newly-launched Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM), eWallets, Aadhaar-enabled payment system and USSD More

No more high flying rates


Money has lost anonymity post demonetisation: Jaitley


Reduce scrutiny assessments to slash litigation: CBDT panel

PTI, NEW DELHI: Scrutiny assessments that entail a top-to-bottom analysis of a taxpayer's I-T transactions should be "reduced significantly" for a period of three years, a committee constituted by the CBDT to cut down litigation issues between the taxman and the assessee has suggested. More

MPT: A catalyst in socio-economic development in Konkan Region


On his toes

It may be the season to party but the life of a senior executive in the hospitality industry is not all champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Saurabh Khanna, GM, The Park, Calangute lives a very busy life but finds a way to relax and live a chilled life. AJIT JOHN spoke to the man to understand his essence More

Significance of architect’s role in developing Goa

Architecture is a social art that touches all human beings at all levels of their existence everywhere and every day. This is the only discipline, which encompasses the four major fields of human endeavour: Humanities, Science, art and technology. More

All about balance and rhythm

Being a builder in Goa these days requires great gumption. Poor sales due to a depressed market for well over two years can turn the strong to putty. John Britto of Acron has over the years created a system to help him handle such stress. AJIT JOHN spoke to the man More

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