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9 big reasons not to invest in real estate

Photo: Amlan Mathur/ Shutterstock.com Buy land, they’re not making it anymore. – Mark Twain Human beings have felt the allure of land since time immemorial. Families, regions, nations and civilizations have gone to war in order to claim land or protect it. Alexander, Caesar, Ashoka, Hitler – to name just a few historical figures – held land to be synonymous with ... Read More »

CollegeFashionista launches an online fashion education program

CollegeFashionista is expanding today with the launch of a digital education platform and fellowship for its 5,000-plus members, college students known as Style Gurus. This group is made up of college students across 630 campuses who operate as digital interns in semester-long spurts, creating all of the sites content — a mix of outfit posts, beauty tips, campus updates and more. After each semester, however, the ... Read More »

Honda comes out on top in first-ever women’s car-buyer survey

PremonAsia, an automotive-focused consulting firm has just released details of India’s first-ever women’s automotive buyer study (WABSSM). The study is a measure of women’s satisfaction with their vehicle choice through five key areas: brand image, product performance, sales and delivery, aftersales service and cost of ownership. Honda, Volkswagen and Nissan owners emerged the most satisfied with their product choice. Whilst ... Read More »

German election threatens to clip wings of finance hawk Schäuble

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India must raise investment in health, education sectors: WHO

“India needs to invest in social sectors like education and health. India still spends only 1.2% of the GDP in health,” says Henk Bekedam. Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi: India needs to raise investment in the health and education sectors for capacity building as well as creating public awareness to deal with food-borne diseases, according to World Health Organization (WHO) India representative ... Read More »

THIS WEEK IN THE FUTURE OF CARS: TIME TO PROBLEM-SOLVE

SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES ARE well on the way to replacing human drivers. There are just a few problems. No one has a good idea of how to properly test or validate the tech. The hardware’s too expensive. The ethics of how the robots should behave in emergency situations remain unclear. No single company is in a position to upend the way people ... Read More »

Nokia 8 Variant With 6GB RAM, 128GB Spotted on US FCC Listing

HIGHLIGHTS The handset was launched in London last month HMD Global’s changes to the FCC listings have tipped specifications Nokia 8 will be launched in India next week HMD Global launched its Nokia 8 smartphone last month and it seems like the company is now gearing up to launch the handset in the US. HMD Global has reportedly modified the US FCC listing for the ... Read More »

SanDisk Dual Drive Pen Drives for Android Smartphones Launched in India Starting at Rs. 700

HIGHLIGHTS The SanDisk Dual Drive ranges from 16GB to 128GB Features Micro-USB and USB connectors The pen drive starts at Rs. 700 for 16GB capacity Western Digital on Thursday launched a new storage drive for Android users in India. The SanDisk Dual Drive is a mobile storage pen drive designed for Android smartphone users who find themselves needing some extra ... Read More »

Xiaomi Diwali With Mi Sale Will See Offers on All Products, Starts September 27

HIGHLIGHTS Smartphones on offer include Redmi Note 4, Mi A1, and more Discounted prices on all Xiaomi accessories The Diwali With Mi sale will take place between September 27 to 29 Xiaomi is in a festive mood as it has begun selling its range of products at discounted prices across partner platforms. We reported earlier on Thursday that some of Xiaomi’s bestselling products ... Read More »

Kritikka Infrastructure sells 2.30 crore shares of Indiabulls Real Estate

On September 18, 2017 Kritikka Infrastructure sold 1,45,00,000 shares of Indiabulls Real Estate at Rs 236.26 on the NSE and sold 85,00,000 shares at Rs 235.23 on the BSE. In the previous trading session, the share closed down 3.36 percent or Rs 8.40 at Rs 241.95 on the BSE. The share touched its 52-week high Rs 269.50 and 52-week low Rs 63.25 ... Read More »