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Over 50 per cent builders exit top real estate markets due to entry of large players in nine Indian cities

Over 50 per cent builders exit top real estate markets due to entry of large players in nine Indian cities

A long-drawn sales slowdown coupled with the entry of large players has forced over 50 per cent of developers to exit the realty market in top nine Indian cities, with the number of operating developers going down from 3,538 in 2011-12 to just 1,745 in 2017-18. Experts hint that there could be more churn in [...]

July 9, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Over 50 per cent builders exit top real estate markets due to entry of large players in nine Indian cities

Blue Apron shares bounce back to over $1, lowering its risk of getting delisted

Blue Apron shares bounce back to over $1, lowering its risk of getting delisted

Lucas Jackson | Reuters Blue Apron CEO Matthew B. Salzberg, center, celebrates with co-founders Ilia Papas, second from right, and Matt Wadiak during the company’s IPO on the New York Stock Exchange in New York, June 29, 2017. Blue Apron bounced back to over a dollar per share Friday as the stock skyrocketed for a [...]

December 30, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Blue Apron shares bounce back to over $1, lowering its risk of getting delisted

Richard Branson suspends $1 billion Virgin investment talks with Saudi Arabia over missing journalist

Richard Branson suspends $1 billion Virgin investment talks with Saudi Arabia over missing journalist

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson suspended discussions with Saudia Arabia about a proposed $1 billion investment in Virgin’s space companies following allegations that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the country’s consulate in Istanbul. “What has reportedly happened in Turkey around the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, if proved true, would clearly change the ability [...]

October 12, 2018 Loknath Das Business, News Comments Off on Richard Branson suspends $1 billion Virgin investment talks with Saudi Arabia over missing journalist

TCS shares rise over 2%, gain Rs 16,539 crore in market cap on share buyback plan

TCS shares rise over 2%, gain Rs 16,539 crore in market cap on share buyback plan

Shares of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) ended with over 2% gains on Wednesday, adding Rs 16,539 crore to its market valuation, on the company’s plan to buy back shares at its board meeting later this week. The stock gained 2.43% to end at Rs 1,824.20 on the BSE. During the day, it rose by 2.86% [...]

June 13, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on TCS shares rise over 2%, gain Rs 16,539 crore in market cap on share buyback plan

Health insurance regulators raise alarm over rising costs

Health insurance regulators raise alarm over rising costs

“The underlying cost of Australia’s health system is the ailment; rising insurance premiums are just a symptom,” Mr Summerhayes said. Health insurance regulators have sounded the alarm over rising medical costs and declared the current reform process must continue, only days after Labor leader Bill Shorten accused insurers of “a con” and vowed to cap [...]

February 7, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Health insurance regulators raise alarm over rising costs

Our Shame Over Sexual Health Makes Us Avoid The Doctor, But These Apps Might Help

Our Shame Over Sexual Health Makes Us Avoid The Doctor, But These Apps Might Help

Many find questions asked of them during checkups to be intrusive and in some cases, doctors themselves are uncomfortable talking about sexual health Health care on their own terms, rather than having to visit a doctor’s office (Representational Image) We’re taught to feel shame around our sexuality from a young age, as our bodies develop [...]

January 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Our Shame Over Sexual Health Makes Us Avoid The Doctor, But These Apps Might Help

Pixel 2 Not Detecting Voice Input Over Bluetooth, Pixel 2 XL Users Report Unresponsive Edges

Pixel 2 Not Detecting Voice Input Over Bluetooth, Pixel 2 XL Users Report Unresponsive Edges

HIGHLIGHTS Pixel 2 largely restricts Google Assistant on Bluetooth headphones Google acknowledges the issue and confirms its fix Pixel 2 XL reported to have unresponsive edges A stable experience is what Google needs nowadays to counter the iPhone X. However, following the massive criticism over the blue-tint display and some premature screen burn-in issues on the Pixel 2 XL, Google’s Pixel 2 is [...]

November 18, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Pixel 2 Not Detecting Voice Input Over Bluetooth, Pixel 2 XL Users Report Unresponsive Edges

How to get rid of a cold: 9 expert tips for getting over a cold quickly

How to get rid of a cold: 9 expert tips for getting over a cold quickly

Runny nose, scratchy throat or a tickly cough? It’s horrible knowing that a cold is already in your system – and that it’s only going to get worse. We’ve all heard that wrapping up warm and drinking plenty of fluids will help you recover once a bug has struck, but are there any tips and tricks that [...]

October 28, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How to get rid of a cold: 9 expert tips for getting over a cold quickly

For first time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs: UN report

For first time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs: UN report

For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday. AIDS deaths are also now close to half of what they [...]

July 22, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on For first time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs: UN report

‘Don’t get me started about the testing’: Teachers reveal how education has changed over the past 20 years

‘Don’t get me started about the testing’: Teachers reveal how education has changed over the past 20 years

Across the US, thousands of college graduates are taking the final steps in their education. A lot has happened since they were born in the mid-1990s, and perhaps no one has seen the effects of those changes on future generations than teachers. Business Insider spoke with a handful of elementary, middle, and high school teachers [...]

May 25, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on ‘Don’t get me started about the testing’: Teachers reveal how education has changed over the past 20 years

WhatsApp Fined $3.3 Million by Italy Over User Data Sharing Policy

WhatsApp Fined $3.3 Million by Italy Over User Data Sharing Policy

Italy’s antitrust watchdog said on Friday it was imposing a EUR 3 million ($3.3 million or roughly Rs. 35 crores) fine on messaging service WhatsApp for allegedly obliging users to agree to sharing their personal data with its parent company Facebook. All 28 European Union data protection authorities asked WhatsApp last year to stop sharing [...]

May 15, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on WhatsApp Fined $3.3 Million by Italy Over User Data Sharing Policy

WhatsApp Says India Top Market for Video Calling Minutes; Over 55 Million Video Calls Made Per Day Globally

WhatsApp Says India Top Market for Video Calling Minutes; Over 55 Million Video Calls Made Per Day Globally

After intensive testing, WhatsApp started rolling out the video calling feature in November last year across all platforms globally. Now, after six months of the feature being live, WhatsApp confirms that India is the top country in the world to use the video calling feature. In India, a total of over 50 million video calling [...]

May 9, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on WhatsApp Says India Top Market for Video Calling Minutes; Over 55 Million Video Calls Made Per Day Globally