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Real Estate May Add 13% to India’s GDP by 2025. Here are the Hurdles that Lie Ahead

Real Estate May Add 13% to India’s GDP by 2025. Here are the Hurdles that Lie Ahead

The Indian real estate sector is expected to contribute 13 percent to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025, according to the ‘Indian Real Estate and Construction: Consolidating for growth’ report by National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) and Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA). In 2017, the realty sector contributed about 6-7 percent [...]

February 5, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Real Estate May Add 13% to India’s GDP by 2025. Here are the Hurdles that Lie Ahead

Mumbai Haj House Gets “India’s Highest Tricolour”

Mumbai Haj House Gets “India’s Highest Tricolour”

The flag was hoisted atop a 20-metre high mast on top of the iconic building. Mumbai: A big Indian tricolour measuring 20×30 feet and 350 feet above the ground was hoisted the majestic Haj House in Mumbai by Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday, an official said. The flag atop a 20-metre [...]

December 22, 2018 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Mumbai Haj House Gets “India’s Highest Tricolour”

India’s retail inflation static at 3.28% in September

India’s retail inflation static at 3.28% in September

India’s annual retail inflation remained static in September with a marginal drop in the food prices, official data showed on Thursday. According to the data furnished by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, September’s consumer price index (CPI) inflation remained static at 3.28% as compared to August. On a sequential basis, the country’s Consumer [...]

October 13, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on India’s retail inflation static at 3.28% in September

India’s July WPI inflation quickens to 1.88%

India’s July WPI inflation quickens to 1.88%

India’s wholesale price inflation rate picked up in July after easing for four straight months, with food prices back on the rise. The wholesale price index rose 1.88% in July from a year earlier, compared with an increase of 0.63% in July 2016, government data showed on Monday. The rise compares with a 1.3% increase forecast [...]

August 16, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on India’s July WPI inflation quickens to 1.88%

ONGC seeks mkt freedom to open India’s 8th sedimentary basin

ONGC seeks mkt freedom to open India’s 8th sedimentary basin

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has sought pricing and marketing freedom to help bring to production a one-trillion cubic feet gas discovery that will open up a new sedimentary basin after over three decades. ONGC, which has opened for commercial production six out of India’s seven producing basins, has made a significant natural [...]

July 30, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on ONGC seeks mkt freedom to open India’s 8th sedimentary basin

India’s Tata Motors, Microsoft Ink Technology Collaboration Deal

India’s Tata Motors, Microsoft Ink Technology Collaboration Deal

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Tata Motors Ltd and Microsoft India on Thursday announced a strategic collaboration on the technology front to make driving a more personalized experiences for the customers, the companies said in a joint statement. The first vehicle showcasing the vision of the enhanced driving experiences will be unveiled at the Geneva International Motor [...]

February 16, 2017 Saheli Technology Comments Off on India’s Tata Motors, Microsoft Ink Technology Collaboration Deal

TBI Blogs: Here’s How We Can Overhaul India’s Education System to Ensure the Right to Education for Everyone

TBI Blogs: Here’s How We Can Overhaul India’s Education System to Ensure the Right to Education for Everyone

A mass movement is required to arrest the growing educational inequity and falling standards of education in India. Shaheen Mistri, CEO and founder-trustee, Teach For India, explains her vision for transforming the educational sector and helping the country achieve its true potential. On January 26, 1950, the Constitution of India came into effect, securing citizens [...]

January 25, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on TBI Blogs: Here’s How We Can Overhaul India’s Education System to Ensure the Right to Education for Everyone

India’s education spending needs a course on accountability

India’s education spending needs a course on accountability

Ruby Rai made headlines last year when she termed political science as prodigal science, and claimed the subject involved cooking. Rai had topped the higher secondary examination in Bihar in 2016. Students like Rai are just the tip of what is probably a giant iceberg comprising poorly educated school students in India. The 2016 Annual [...]

January 25, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on India’s education spending needs a course on accountability

World needs India’s leadership in countering terror: US

World needs India’s leadership in countering terror: US

The Obama administration has recently delivered a “very tough” message to Pakistan asking it to dismantle safe havens of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e- Mohammed and Haqqani network operating from its soil, outgoing US envoy to New Delhi Richard Verma said today. Holding that India faces a “daunting challenge” from these Pakistan-based terror groups and hailing New Delhi’s [...]

January 17, 2017 Saheli Business Comments Off on World needs India’s leadership in countering terror: US

Economic and political risks of India’s demonetization

Economic and political risks of India’s demonetization

CANBERRA – On Nov. 8, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that 500- and 1,000-rupee notes (1,000 rupees is about $15) were no longer legal tender; people were given 50 days to deposit them in bank accounts or exchange them for new notes at banks and post offices — when only half of Indian adults have [...]

December 10, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Economic and political risks of India’s demonetization

India’s Currency Ban Hits Real-Estate Market

India’s Currency Ban Hits Real-Estate Market

AMBERNATH, India—Saturdays are typically busy at the sales office of Patel’s Planet, one of the many new apartment developments in the suburbs surrounding Mumbai where India’s fledgling middle class has been flocking in recent years. But last Saturday, it was virtually deserted. Prateek Patel, the cousin of the developer, complained that he hasn’t sold an [...]

December 7, 2016 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on India’s Currency Ban Hits Real-Estate Market

India’s 2016 gold demand seen falling to lowest level in seven years – WGC

India’s 2016 gold demand seen falling to lowest level in seven years – WGC

India’s gold demand could fall as much as 24 percent in 2016 to the lowest level in seven years due to higher prices and increased smuggling as the government seeks to bring transparency to bullion purchases, the World Gold Council (WGC) said. Lower demand from the world’s No.2 gold consumer could hurt global spot prices [...]

November 8, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on India’s 2016 gold demand seen falling to lowest level in seven years – WGC