Monday, February 27, 2017

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New bill could end dream of Goa as wedding destination
New bill could end dream of Goa as wedding destination

Marriage is an important part of Indian culture and attempts to reign in the expenditure on such occasions are not appreciated. AJIT JOHN spoke to marriage planners about their views on the bill which seeks to cap expenditures at Rs 5 lakh More

Realty in Goa can only go up from here: Xavier

Like anyone involved with the realty business, the realtors are in the process of professionalising themselves and setting systems to face the future. Denzil Xavier, president, Goa Association of Realtors (GAR) and Governing Body Member - National Association of Realtors - India (NAR-India) met with AJIT JOHN and talked about the industry in Goa, his plans for the future and the challenges ahead More

The wait and watch is over; real estate expects to bounce back

Following the demonetisation, expectations for first time home buyers were high that the real estate prices would fall. However, the real estate companies and their captains view on this will surely shock the first time buyers, as the prices are not going to plummet or “correct”, VIKANT SAHAY reports More

Backpacker hostels boon for travellers

Roadhouse Hostels is a chain of backpackers hostels who wish to ensure that the travel experience one has gets duly shared with the world. Recently, the Goa-based startup raised an undisclosed amount from Indian Angel Network. Rajesh Borah, COO Roadhouse Hostels spoke to Ajit John about the company and plans for the future. More

Mallya plays ‘innocence’ card, talks of ‘witch-hunt’

PTI, NEW DELHI: Beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya has claimed "innocence" in the alleged funds diversion related to the now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines (KFA), saying nothing has come out finally against him from a court. "Till this minute, there is no final judicial More

GAAR from Apr 1; to be invoked in fair, rational manner: CBDT

PTI, NEW DELHI: Seeking to assuage investor concerns ahead of implementation of GAAR from April 1, the Tax Department today said the provisions of tax avoidance rules will not apply to a transaction that does not carry a tax benefit based on the jurisdiction it is routed through. More

International experts get together  to solve the problem of solutions
International experts get together to solve the problem of solutions

Efforts are being made to find simple, sustainable, cheaper and friendly solutions to each and every problem. New mode like geo-techniques and environmental engineering are now gaining significant attention of engineers, researchers, industrialists and planners. VIKANT SAHAY attended one such conference on Environmental Geotechniques in Goa where about 100 experts from different walks of life sat under one roof to find out solution with an inter-disciplinary approach More

Tourism is the mainstay of the Goan economy: Sangeeta

Founded in 1993, Oman Air, the national carrier of Sultanate of Oman, has grown substantially in the last two decades expanding within Middle East, Asia, Europe and East Africa. Oman air operates to 52 online destinations out of which 11 destinations are Ex India and with further expansion Plans. Ms Sangeeta Shetye, District Sales Manager, Oman Air in Goa spoke to VIKANT SAHAY on Oman Air’s two year journey in Goa. More

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

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 : [email protected] 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

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

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

Q 1. What would be the role of GST Council?


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