Author Archives: Loknath Das

9 Investigates: Prison baby ‘business’

  OCALA, Fla. – 9 Investigates learned adoption attorneys are paying for food, clothing and other items for inmates serving sentences right here in Central Florida, in anticipation of being able to adopt out those inmates’ babies.   Though some describe it as ‘buying a baby,’ it’s legal, and one particular attorney has been supporting both pregnant inmates and others Read More


8 Best Buffet Restaurants in Pune: Feast On

To be honest, a buffet is not my first port of call when I want to dine out; I find the choice overwhelming, the items repetitive, and the quality of the food unpredictable. But of course, there are always exceptions to the rule and the buffet is no exception. Pune offers up some exceptional buffet options, and I’ve written about Read More


Chronic Kidney Patients’ Urine Can Predict Their Risk of Death

A new study suggests that marker in urine can reveal a lot about the health of patients with chronic kidney disease. A team of experts from the University of Utah has found that low ammonium excretion in the urine of such patients may put them at higher risk of disease progression and even. The experts studied 1,044 individuals with Chronic Read More


Uber’s Revenue Hits $6.5 Billion in 2016, Still Has Large Loss

Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc generated $6.5 billion (roughly Rs. 41,914 crores) in revenue last year and its gross bookings doubled to $20 billion (roughly Rs. 1,28,964 crores), the company said on Friday. Its adjusted net loss was $2.8 billion (roughly Rs. 18,054 crores), excluding the operation in China it sold last year, Uber said. As a private company, now Read More


Trump proposes to cut business tax to 15%

The White House made its opening bid for what officials called the “biggest tax cut” in US history — with cuts that would benefit businesses, the middle class and certain high-earning individuals — but left unanswered questions about whether the plan would be paid for, or how. A list of goals for the tax overhaul, unveiled by President Donald Trump’s Read More


Golf takes step back in reducing technologys role

During Wednesday’s matinee between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants infielder Eduardo Nunez was thrown out trying to steal second base in the bottom of the first inning. Although Nunez was originally called out, after an official review the call was reversed thanks to the latest in video technology. The play was studied numerous times in high definition Read More


What RERA means for real estate agents, under-construction projects

The deadline for establishing a real estate regulator is almost over. According to the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, which was enacted on 1 May 2016, a regulator under the Act should come in to existence by 1 May 2017. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MUHPA) had notified 69 sections of the Act on 30 Read More


Trump Signs Executive Order Reviewing Federal Role in Education

  President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday aimed at decreasing the role of the federal government in education while giving states and local school districts more power over decision-making. Trump called the called order, which directs Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to study federal overreach in education, “another critical step to restoring local control, which is so important.” Read More


Regular Walking Can Help Keep the Brain Sharp in Elderly

Regular exercising has long been linked to good health. It is probably one of the most inexpensive ways to stay fit. Whether you are pressed on time, or simply can’t seem to muster courage to hit the gym, a short walk to the bus station or your nearby grocery store will always help you reap a bevy of health benefits. Read More


Breakfast bar: our new-found obsession with morning feasting

Blame it on our new-found obsession with morning feasting: switching porridge for poutine, and boiled eggs for potato pancakes with sour cream leeks, poached duck eggs and tobiko wasabi caviar, but even breakfast time has now assumed a more elaborate, and, frankly, more alcoholic profile in the alarming shape of the breakfast cocktail. Ideally a weekend treat, they are craftily Read More