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US-China trade war to boost real estate investments in India: Report

MUMBAI : Despite coronavirus induced economic crisis, India will continue to see higher opportunities for real estate investment as the US-China trade war will influence cross-border activity for many years regardless of the US leadership, according to a report published by Savills, a real estate consultancy firm. The ‘Impacts 2020’ report, studied the various social, environmental, demographic and technological ‘tipping ... Read More »

Supreme Court notices to Centre, RBI on plea by real estate body on loan moratorium

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the Centre and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on a petition on the issue of loan moratorium. In its petition, the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI) sought to know if all non-banking finance companies are eligible for loan moratorium or whether banks have the discretion to give ... Read More »

J&K: Mobile internet services restored in Kashmir; speed remains restricted to 2G

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday restored 2G mobile internet services with immediate effect across the Kashmir Valley, except in Pulwama and Shopian districts. The order has come a day after the Supreme Court refused to order the restoration of 4G mobile data service in the Valley on the grounds of “national security”. In a letter dated May 11, the ... Read More »

SC refuses to order restoration of 4G internet services in JK

New Delhi, May 11 The Supreme Court on Monday denied the restoration of 4G mobile internet services in Jammu and Kashmir and ordered the setting up of a high-powered committee to decide on this after accounting for the situation on the ground. The top court said the order on restricting bandwidth services in Jammu and Kashmir didn’t take into consideration ... Read More »

J&K: Mobile phone services restored in Kashmir after three days

Srinagar: Authorities restored mobile phone services in Kashmir, except Pulwama district, after remaining suspended for three days, a senior officer said on Saturday. Mobile phone and internet services were suspended across Kashmir in the wake of Hizbul chief commander, Riyaz Naikoo`s killing in a gunfight with the security forces on May 6. Only BSNL postpaid services were operational during the ... Read More »

Mobile Phones, Internet Services Remain Shut in Kashmir For 2nd Day

Srinagar: Mobile telephones, sans state owned BSNL, and internet services remained suspended for the second consecutive day Thursday in the Kashmir Valley The services were snapped after prominent militant commander Riyaz Naikoo was killed by security forces in South Kashmir on Wednesday. The measure, as per the officials, has been taken as a precautionary measure to prevent protests. Soon after ... Read More »

How returns from gold and real estate are taxed: Key things you should know

New Delhi: Real estate, gold and fixed deposits have traditionally been the most preferred investments of Indians. In the recent past, gold has provided attractive returns due to which long term return from the yellow metal also looks attractive. However, returns from real estate have been in negative territory in the last few years. In such a situation financial planners ... Read More »

5 Of The Best Laptops For Gaming

Gaming laptops are often some of the most sought-after options for power users. They generally come with high-powered processors and graphics cards, and deliver great-looking (and big) screens. They also generally run on Windows 10, since most PC games are designed for that platform first. Of course, with all of that, you can expect gaming PCs to be more expensive ... Read More »

Mobile phone industry will ‘crumble’ due to increased GST: Xiaomi’s Manu Jain

New Delhi: The smartphone industry in India is already starting to oppose the government’s decision to increase the goods and service tax (GST) on mobile phones and some components. “GST increase for phones from 12% to 18% will crumble the industry,” tweeted Manu Jain, Managing Director, Xiaomi India. Jain also noted that the smartphone industry is “already struggling with profitability” because ... Read More »

Is your internet too slow? Here’s how to speed it up while your family is stuck at home

Get rid of your ugly old router for good. (Photo: eero) — Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Whether you’re feeling sick or not, many of us are spending more time at home due to the outbreak of COVID-19. One unseen consequence? Realizing your home internet just isn’t up ... Read More »