Thanks jacob. I guessed as much! The Kolkata news thread then got renamed to the Adda thread. I think its a great idea to have a thread where we can have addas on any topic like music, movies, fashion etc. However, I felt that there is a need of a thread covering only the contemporary news related to Kolkata - that way people can keep abreast of the happenings in Kolkata and also its influence/impact on the rest of the world True, that there may be overlaps sometimes, but we can keep this thread typically for Kolkata news items appearing in the media.hey niljee thakns for posting that great piece of information...btw , we have a kolkata's news section
its our adda ghar
heres the link
AFTER establishing a strong foothold in cardiac medicine,Dr Devi Shetty-promoted Narayana Hrudayalaya is now venturing in a big way into dental medicine and clinics.
The company plans to invest 150 crore for setting up 300 dental clinics over the next three years.It is also exploring options to set up a chain of multi-speciality clinics.
The foray into dental clinics is undertaken by wholly-owned subsidiary,Narayana Hrudayalaya Dental Clinic (NHDC).It owns and operates a chain of seven clinics spread across Bangalore and Kolkata.It is even eyeing Malaysia and Indonesia to set up dental clinics.
The dental care market in India is highly unorganised and nearly 98% of the segment is driven by dentistentrepreneurs, said NHDC managing director Nitish Shetty.
The company plans to fund the expansion through a mix of debt and internal accruals.
While the immediate priority is to roll out 30 clinics in Bangalore and Kolkata over the next six months,NHDC plans to look at tier-II locations as part of its expansion.
Our aim is to emerge as the largest national player in dental care, said Rahul Menon,CEO at RTIICS,the Kolkata wing of Narayana Hrudayalaya.Dental health is achieving more importance due to the linkages with cardiac diseases and diabetes.Also,almost 80% of our revenues are coming from aesthetic dentistry,another big market segment, he said.
According to industry estimates,the dental care services market in India is estimated at $600 million,growing at 10%.
Dental tourism forms 10% of the total medical tourism revenue and is projected to grow 30% to 9,500 crore by 2015.
Narayana Hrudayalaya is also planning to foray into the multi-speciality clinics space on the lines of what Apollo Hospitals Group has set up across the country.We are giving shape to the plans.A few of such clinics will be initially rolled out in Kolkata, said Mr Menon.
Monday, 23 August 2010
Major Brands, which has a number of international lifestyle brands under its portfolio, recently opened exclusive outlets for five of its brands – Mango, Aldo, Promod, Charles & Keith and Inglot – at Forum Courtyard Mall in Kolkata. The total space occupied by Major Brands at Forum Courtyard is 6,000sq. ft. With the opening of five new stores, the company now has 53 outlets in India. Major Brands is banking on the huge number of fashion-conscious and well-travelled customers in Kolkata. The brand also has other international brands like Nine West, La Senza and Okaidi in its portfolio. The brand has a presence in Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad and Kolkata.