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National Education Policy back to drawing board after PM review, to be tweaked further

NEW DELHI: The Human Resource Development Ministry’s proposal to revamp the higher education regulatory regime is back to the drawing board after a detailed review of the draft national education policy by the Prime Minister this week. ET has reliably gathered that each issue of the policy was discussed threadbare at the PM’s review meeting on February 19. Several tough questions, sources Read More

US, UAE and Singapore firms top investors in Indian real estate sector

While Indian real estate attracted more than $5 billion in private equity inflows in 2019, firms from US, UAE and Singapore remain bullish on the sector even as Japanese and South Korean investors are evaluating options in 2020. As per data made available by Anarock Capital, US-based Blackstone remains bullish on Indian real estate and pumped in over $1.8 billion Read More

Looking to make a foray into pre-owned car business in India: Porsche

The luxury sports car company looks forward to enhance customer base in the country Luxury sports car maker Porsche is planning to enter pre-owned car business in India in the medium term as it looks to enhance customer base in the country, according to a senior company official. The company, which sells a range of luxury sports cars and sports Read More

Real estate body launched app to facilitate homebuyers

The Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI) has launched an app to facilitate home buyers in buying property through credible developers. The app will help buyers to identify their preferred projects and contact developers directly. The app was launched by Minister of Transport, Housing and Environment, Forest, Law of Chattisgarh, Mohammad Akbar along with Chattisgarh RERA Chief Vivek Dhand. Read More

Hilton CEO Says Business Could Be Impacted for Up to a Year From Coronavirus

Hilton has closed about 150 hotels in China in response to the growing coronavirus crisis, taking 33,000 rooms out of commission, Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta said on Tuesday. The hotel industry could end up having to deal with the impact of coronavirus for the next 12 months, Nassetta told investors during a call detailing the McLean, Virginia-based company’s 2019 earnings. Read More

How To Rebuild Your Business In The Face Of Disaster

Is your business ready for the worst? Could you start again if you lost it all? Those are difficult questions that many entrepreneurs would rather not face. Sally Binard knows this first-hand. She’s a Florida-based ceramicist and painter. A former marine biologist, Binard started selling handmade ceramics on Etsy in 2014. Her business Zebra Wing Studio took off and by 2015 formed 30 percent of Read More

I-T detects Rs 470 crore TDS default by airline, real estate, hotel cos in Delhi

  New Delhi: The Income Tax Department has detected about Rs 470 crore TDS (tax deducted at source) default by some big Delhi-based corporate houses after surveys were conducted against them recently, officials said. The department’s TDS wing in Delhi has launched a special monitoring of private companies and government organisations in order to ensure that due taxes are deducted under this direct taxes Read More

Real estate slowdown: Mumbai to boost revenue by taxing garbage collection

Deteriorating finances in Mumbai — whose budget is bigger than several of the states — bodes ill for India’s economic revival because local expenditure has a bigger impact than that by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration. Mumbai’s municipal body expects income on its rS 786.7 billion of investments to drop 11% due to lower bank interest rates in the next Read More

We would have liked a blanket clearance for real estate like in 2008: Niranjan Hiranandani

The latest RBI credit policy has thrown a lifeline to real estate companies. I don’t think they thought RBI could have this kind of consideration for commercial companies? No, it is commercial real estate and it includes residential. When they say commercial real estate, it means residential, retail, commercial all the three. That is how commercial real estate lending is defined in the banking Read More

‘Pedal to Jungle’ to explore rural lifestyle amid wilderness

Udaipur : In a joint collaboration of the Forest Department, Bella Basera Resort and Spa,Kumbhalgarh and Le Tour De India the third edition of exclusive cycling adventure ‘Pedal To Jungle’ would be held from February 7 to 9. The event aims to promote wildlife-eco-responsible tourism and the adventure expedition is especially designed to provide the cyclists with a thrilling jungle experience. Read More