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Will scrapping on Article 370 open up real estate sector in J&K, Ladakh?

Will scrapping on Article 370 open up real estate sector in J&K, Ladakh?

Home Minister Amit Shah on August 5 proposed the scrapping of Article 370 that accords special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The Centre informed Parliament that the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) would be bifurcated into two Union Territories (UTs) – Jammu and Kashmir would become a Union Territory (UT) with a legislature while [...]

August 6, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Will scrapping on Article 370 open up real estate sector in J&K, Ladakh?

Space Spinoffs: The Technology To Reach The Moon Was Put To Use Back On Earth

Space Spinoffs: The Technology To Reach The Moon Was Put To Use Back On Earth

The Apollo program was gigantic. The U.S. government spent roughly $26 billion (about $260 billion in today’s dollars, according to one estimate) between 1960 and 1972 to hire contractors and subcontractors who employed hundreds of thousands of people to create and improve on technology that led us to the moon and back. While some of that [...]

July 22, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Space Spinoffs: The Technology To Reach The Moon Was Put To Use Back On Earth

The influx of technology and its impact on education in Indian society

The influx of technology and its impact on education in Indian society

The Influx of technology and Its impact on education in Indian Society If we need an appointment, we use an app on our mobile phones. If we need any house repairs, we book an electrician, a carpenter, a plumber, online. If we are hungry, we call for food using an app-based food delivery service. Technology [...]

July 12, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on The influx of technology and its impact on education in Indian society

Forget about taxman; focus on business: CBDT to start-ups

Forget about taxman; focus on business: CBDT to start-ups

(Representative image) NEW DELHI: The country’s start-up community should now not worry about taxmen and concentrate on their businesses as concerns related to ‘angel tax’ have been “sorted out”, the CBDT chief said on Saturday. Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) chairman P C Mody told PTI in an interview that all “legacy issues” related to start-ups [...]

July 8, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Forget about taxman; focus on business: CBDT to start-ups

Indians buying more real estate abroad: Outbound capital doubles on overseas commercial property purchase

Indians buying more real estate abroad: Outbound capital doubles on overseas commercial property purchase

Indians are investing more in real estate in foreign countries India’s outbound capital in buying commercial property overseas nearly doubling in the last financial year said a report. Now standing at $0.7 billion, the increase has been witnessed in 12 months to Q1 2019 while the past number stood at over $0.37 billion in the [...]

June 19, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Indians buying more real estate abroad: Outbound capital doubles on overseas commercial property purchase

Kerala HC stays Khader panel recommendations on higher education reforms

Kerala HC stays Khader panel recommendations on higher education reforms

The Kerala High Court on Monday stayed the state government’s order to merge high school and higher secondary directorates as per the Khader committee recommendations. The stay was issued based on a plea by the Nair Service Society and other teacher groups. The single judge bench which stayed the order referred to the Central Government’s [...]

June 18, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Kerala HC stays Khader panel recommendations on higher education reforms

Business author Julian Guthrie on the biggest difference between ‘alpha’ men and women

Business author Julian Guthrie on the biggest difference between ‘alpha’ men and women

If you’ve been out and about in Silicon Valley in the last month or so, chances are you’ve heard of “Alpha Girls,” a new book written by journalist Julian Guthrie about four investors who’ve made a big impact on the world of startup investing. The book recognizes them — Theresia Gouw, MJ Elmore, Sonja Hoel [...]

May 25, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Business author Julian Guthrie on the biggest difference between ‘alpha’ men and women

Eight Ways To Stay On Top Of Real Estate Technology Changes

Eight Ways To Stay On Top Of Real Estate Technology Changes

Technological disruptions are happening more frequently, and to every industry. When you are focusing on managing the relationships you have with your clients while also staying up to date on trends in the market, it may seem like there isn’t enough time to keep up with what’s new in technology as well. However, it’s important [...]

May 10, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Eight Ways To Stay On Top Of Real Estate Technology Changes

Amazon plans to close Chinese marketplace business, focus more on India

Amazon plans to close Chinese marketplace business, focus more on India

Singapore/Seattle: In a rare retreat for Amazon.com Inc., the e-commerce giant plans to shut down its Chinese marketplace business in July as it shifts its focus to offering mainland consumers overseas products rather than goods from local sellers. Amazon will keep running its other businesses in China, including Amazon Web Services, Kindle e-books, and cross-border operations [...]

April 21, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Amazon plans to close Chinese marketplace business, focus more on India

PEs bet on Hyderabad office real estate

PEs bet on Hyderabad office real estate

BENGALURU: Hyderabad is attracting large institutional investors like Blackstone, Xanderand Ascendas India Trust as they look to tap the growing commercial market in the region. The city saw a sudden burst in investments in 2018, attracting more than $1.1 billion of private equity, a more than three-fold increase in investments compared to the collective previous threeyear period, according to ANAROCK Property Consultants. This growth spurt [...]

April 12, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on PEs bet on Hyderabad office real estate

Top performing advice firms have a distinctive focus on technology

Top performing advice firms have a distinctive focus on technology

It’s traditionally thought that smaller advisory firms are able to embrace new technology quicker than larger firms. With fewer advisers to train or accounts to migrate, the small boat can turn quicker than the large ship. But large firms appear to have finally turned the corner with technology, and it may be boosting their bottom [...]

March 23, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Top performing advice firms have a distinctive focus on technology

Sun Pharma Q3 preview: Analysts expect healthy growth in profit, revenue on US business

Sun Pharma Q3 preview: Analysts expect healthy growth in profit, revenue on US business

. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries is expected to report a healthy set of earnings for October-December quarter, driven by strong US business and Halol resolution. One thing to note is numbers will be on low base for the quarter. “The key drivers for the business in terms of ANDA pipeline, differentiated portfolio and regulatory compliance for the US [...]

February 12, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Sun Pharma Q3 preview: Analysts expect healthy growth in profit, revenue on US business