NRB group starts pharma operations in Zambia

NRB group starts pharma operations in Zambia

PANAJI: Continuing its expansion strategy, the Narayan Bandekar-led NRB Group commenced pharmaceutical operations at its first international manufacturing facility. Set up in Zambia, at an investment of $12 million, the manufacturing facility will formulate medications for treatment of TB and HIV/AIDS for the sub-Saharan African…

Foreigners outspend local travellers 4:1

Foreigners outspend local travellers 4:1

PANAJI: Foreign visitors are likely to contribute up to four times more than domestic tourists to the state economy despite accounting for just 11% of the total tourist arrivals in Goa in 2016, industry statistics show. Goa, which largely counts on tourism, depends on inbound…

US financial firm looks to expand base in Goa

US financial firm looks to expand base in Goa

PANAJI: US-based financial services multinational American Express (Amex) is looking to increase its presence in the state, especially in small and mid-size retail segment. “Since our card members are spending most across lodging and dining in Goa, these two categories will be our focus area…

Govt raids illegal sand mining in Naibag, 17 held

Govt raids illegal sand mining in Naibag, 17 held

MAPUSA: Seven canoes were seized and 17 labourers held in a joint raid by the mines department against illegal sand extraction in River Tiracol at Naibag, Pernem. Sources said that the raid was conducted by officials of the mines department, along with Pernem police and…

Foreigners outspend local visitors four-fold

Foreigners outspend local visitors four-fold

PANAJI: Foreign visitors are likely to contribute up to four times more than domestic tourists to the state economy despite accounting for just 11% of the total tourist arrivals in Goa in 2016, industry statistics show. Goa, which largely counts on tourism, depends on inbound…

Saligao GTP approach roads littered with garbage

Saligao GTP approach roads littered with garbage

SALIGAO: The garbage treatment plant on the Saligao-Calangute plateau may have found many admirers including Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis lately, but, ironically, the approach road is littered with garbage on either side. The road, which also leads to the Saligao seminary and the Pilerne…

Paraplegic’s 8km swim makes it to World Records Academy
Mancurad in plenty, but at a price

Mancurad in plenty, but at a price

Panaji: Local mango produce this year is likely to increase by 10% compared to the previous year owing to favourable climatic conditions, but early fruition of the king of fruits may result in a shorter season. “Produce has been steadily increasing. Farmers have reported a…

Centre’s funds for Goa’s poor & housing remain on paper

Centre’s funds for Goa’s poor & housing remain on paper

PANAJI: The Centre’s funds for Goa to reduce poverty among urban poor, provide finance for self-help groups, self-employment programmes, housing and skill development continue to remain on paper. Of the Rs 113.5crore allocated to the state since 2014, a mere Rs 85 lakh has trickled…

3 trees, 2 neighbours, 1 order: HC puts a net around them
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