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Scientists at GE Research 3D Printed A Portable Device That Produces Water Out Of Thin Air

Scientists at GE Research 3D Printed A Portable Device That Produces Water Out Of Thin Air

GE researchers are developing a compact, transportable device that produces water out of thin air.

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Delhi-to- Meerut now in 45 mins with the new DME ‘Smart’ Highway | News Bulletin | Surfaces Reporter

Forget about traffic woes and time wasted as now you can reach Delhi to Meerut in a mere 45 mins with the opening of much-awaited Delhi- Meerut Expressway (DME) also being pegged as Smart Highway. A report by SURFACES REPORTER (SR).

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Salone del Mobile may go digital; no dates announced yet | Milan, Italy | Surfaces Reporter

Under the shadow of COVID-19 Pandemic, one of the most famous design fairs of the world, Salone del Mobile may opt for the digital version amid rising concerns over the rescheduled timing in September, reports SURFACES REPORTER (SR).

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Newly elected CREDAI President announces Vaccination Drive for 2.5 cr construction workers | CREDAI National | Surfaces Reporter

A free COVID-19 vaccination drive has been announced for 2.5 cr construction workers by Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI). A report by SURFACES REPORTER (SR)

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Massive Blaze at COVID Hospital @Dream Mall | 10 dead | Fire Safety in question | Mumbai | Surfaces Reporter

A massive fire broke out at the first floor of the Dream Mall in Mumbai city just before Midnight causing 10 people to lose their lives; many injured and huge loss of property. A report by SURFACES REPORTER (SR)

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Ken-Betwa interlink project launched | A boon for parched Bundelkhand | Surfaces Reporter

On the occasion of World Water Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Ken-Betwa Interlink Project with the state of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh signing the MoU which means that over 62 lakh households would not have to wait for the precious drinking water. Report by SURAFCES REPORTE

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Ar Bijoy Jain bags Alvar Aalto Medal | New Delhi| Surfaces Reporter

SURFACES REPORTER (SR) congratulates Ar Bijoy Jain, Principal, Studio Mumbai for winning the fourteenth Alvar Alto Medal. Studio Mumbai was selected for its skilful synthesis of architecture and craftsmanship. Studio Mumbai’s work reflects an understanding of the unique geographical, climatic and s

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Shapoorji Pallonji to invest Rs 300 cr | Bengaluru | Surfaces Reporter

In a major move, the real estate arm of Shapoorji Pallonji Group will invest Rs 300 crore for the new phase of its 46-acre luxury residential project Parkwest in Binnypet, Central Bengaluru. A report by SURFACES REPORTER

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Implementing Green Initiatives, CSMT Mumbai the first Railway Station to get IGBC Gold Certification | Mumbai | Surfaces Reporter

Equipped with smart technologies including LED fixtures, solar panels, energy efficient electrical equipment and green areas, Mumbais Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus has become the first railway station in India to be awarded IGBC Gold certification. A report by SURFACES REPORTER (SR)

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CREDAI worries over rising construction cost | Andhra Pradesh | Surfaces Reporter

According to the report by SURFACES REPORTER (SR), worried over the rising construction cost in Andhra Pradesh, the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) has appealed to the state government to initiate efforts to bring the prices down.

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DDA Landscape projects to be a part of London Biennale 2021

In a major moment for the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), two of its landscape projects have been selected to be exhibited during the renowned London Biennale 2021.

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A foot-over bridge made out of Bamboo | Assam | Surfaces Reporter

SURFACES REPORTER (SR) celebrates the inauguration of a Bamboo Foot-over bridge in Guwahati, Assam and perhaps becoming the first ever major city to do so.

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ISKCON going green; to develop all its temples across the world as the ‘Green Places of Worship’

The famous ISKCON society has opted for going green and turning its temples across the world as the ‘Green Places of Worship.’ A report by Surfaces Reporter

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Disposable Face masks to be used to create roads

Researchers at RMIT University in Australia have developed a new material using the disposable face masks that can be used to make roads. A report by Surfaces Reporter

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Despite rising construction costs, India to become a hotspot for investment says- JLL

According to the recently published Construction Cost Guide Book India 2021 by JLL India mentions that the Indian real estate sector is growing in all sectors; commercial, industrial and data centre business and is heading to a new high.

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The Luxury Homes in Bengaluru and Pune Are Seeing Highest NRI Demand Post-COVID-19 - ANAROCK Latest Survey

The Luxury Homes in Bengaluru and Pune Are Seeing Highest NRI Demand Post-COVID-19 | ANAROCK Latest Survey

Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) seem to be interested in investing in luxury homes, priced between Rs 90 lakh to Rs 2.5 cr, post-COVID-19. Read ANAROCK’s latest consumer survey at SURFACES REPORTER.

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Hiranandani Group To Invest Rs ?10,000 Crore  To Develop Industrial, Logistics Data Centre Park In West Bengal

Hiranandani Group To Invest Rs 10,000 Crore  To Develop Industrial, Logistics Data Centre Park In West Bengal

The Hiranandani Group, Mumbai-based diversified conglomerate said that it is set to develop an integrated logistics and hyperscale datacentre park in West Bengal.

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The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) Names Ar CR Raju as New President

The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) Names Architect CR Raju as New President

Ar. CR Raju has become the new President of the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA)

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Frank-FICCI-NAREDCO says that residential sales would rise over the coming six months

House Sales Will Rise Over the Next Six Months

The Real Estate Sentiment Index- a survey conducted by Frank-FICCI-NAREDCO says that residential sales would rise over the coming six months.

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Khadi Prakritik: India’s First Cow dung Paint

Khadi Prakritik: India’s First Paint Made out of Cow Dung

Based on cow dung as its main ingredient, the paint is eco-friendly and non-toxic with antifungal, antibacterial properties.

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Will Buying Homes Get Cheaper?

Will Buying Homes Get Cheaper?

Property prices will drop sharply in Mumbai as Maharashtra government has reduced premiums and levies on construction by 50 percent. Check out Surfaces Reporter full story here.

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First Pics Revealed: Ayodhya Mosque and Hospital Design | Surfaces Reporter

First Pictures of Ayodhya Mosque and Hospital Design Unveiled | Surfaces Reporter

The mosque complex in Ayodhya will include a community kitchen (saarvjanik bhojnalaya), super-speciality hospital, and a modern library.

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DLF To Build Data Center in Noida with an investment of Rs 130 crore

DLF To Invest Rs 130 crore To Build Data Center in Noida | SR Bulletin

The data centre in Noida will have 3.7 lakh sq ft space that will help to fulfil the increasing demand for data storage capacity. A report by Surfaces Reporter

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Ikea 2nd Store In Navi Mumbai On Dec 18 | SR Bulletin

Ikea To Open Its 2nd Store In Navi Mumbai On Dec 18, Plans Two More Stores In 2021 | SR Bulletin

The global home furnishings retailer IKEA will open its second store in Navi Mumbai and is also planning to open two more stores during 2021.

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atmanirbhar 3.0

Atmanirbhar 3.0: Income Tax Relief for Developers and Home-Buyers

As part of Atmanirbhar 3.0 to boost the demand for residential real estate in the country, Finance Minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman has announced income tax relief for developers and home-buyers. This initiative aims to push economic growth. For houses costing up to ? 2 crores

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Public Works Department Allows Mainstreaming Use of Bamboo as a Building Material

Public Works Department Allows Mainstream Use of Bamboo as a Building Material

Bamboo will soon be used as mainstream construction material on the lines of concrete.

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Housing Ministry Will Soon Come Out with Model Tenancy Law To Lift Real Estate Sector

Housing Ministry Will Soon Come Out with Model Tenancy Law To Lift Real Estate Sector

The Model Tenancy Act, 2019 will bring a sea change in the status quo for rented premises. It describes the rights and obligations of the landlord and the renter in a detailed manner.

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Is COVID Induced WFH Culture A Surprise Boon For India’s Women? | SR Bulletin

COVID Induced Work From Home Culture Is A Surprise Boon For India’s Women

India’s $200 billion technology services industry – one of the nation’s largest financially – can now allow employees to move from traditional offices to anywhere working arrangements, constantly if needed.

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Maharasthra Govt Decides to Extend Zero Stamp Duty For Home Buyers

Maharasthra Govt Decides to Extend Zero Stamp Duty For Home Buyers Until December 31

Maharashtra government has recently announced yet another spell of zero stamp duty for home buyers.

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Krisumi - A joint venture of Indo Japanese real estate to deliver 433 housing units in Gurgaon by 2024

Indo Japanese real estate venture Krisumi is all set to deliver 433 housing units in Gurgaon, India by 2024. Krisumi is the fifty fifty joint venture between Fortune 500 company Sumitomo Corporation of Japan, and the Krishna Group in India.

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Big relief for homebuyers - The Supreme Court has restored the sanctity of the builder-buyer agreement

The Supreme Court provided a big relief to thousands of homebuyers and in its latest action restored the sanctity of the builder-buyer agreement. The apex court said, "It is relevant to note that even for Section 18 (of RERA) the period has to be reckoned [with] in terms of the agreement and not the

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Commercial Real Estate Sector in Hyderabad sees 172% growth in the last five years

Knight Frank India in its latest report stated that Hyderabad is one of the few cities in India that recorded positive growth of 2% year-on-year (YoY) in Q3 2020 in the real estate sector. In the commercial real estate market in India between 2014 to 2019

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Residential Property | ICRA

Residential Property Sees Sharp Recovery in Q2 FY21 with 60% Sales Growth, Says ICRA

Residential property sales activity has surpassed pre-COVID level and the sector has witnessed a sharp recovery in Q2 FY2021, according to ICRA, a rating agency.

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Varmora Granito Pvt Ltd

Varmora Granito to Invest Around Rs 300 Crore in Two State-of-art plant | Aims to Generate 1,200 Employment

Varmora Granito Pvt Ltd - one of Indias leading tile and bathware brands is setting up two state-of-art high-tech plants at Morbi in Gujarat. Company is planning to invest around Rs. 300 crore in 35,000 sq meters per day facility for large format GVT tiles.

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Residential in Delhi NCR sales move up 38% in Q3 2020 | Ready-to-move-in homes in higher demand

The Delhi NCR region, driven by low interest rates and lucrative plans witnessed an improvement in sales by 38% Q-o-Q. As per a JLL report, SURFACES REPORTER (SR) shares some of the key points.

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Residential market in India, on road to recovery with strong sales

Residential market in India, on road to recovery with strong sales | Hyderabad leads in new launches

Hyderabad dominated the residential market in India with new launches accounting for more than 40% of the overall launches (across all 7 cities under review) during Q3 2020. The city witnessed a 7% growth in new launches in Q3 as compared to Q2 this year.

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Sir David Adjaye | RIBA Awards 2021 Royal Gold Medal

Sir David Adjaye awarded RIBA Royal Gold Medal 2021

Ghanaian-British architect  Sir David Adjaye has been recently awarded the 2021 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture from The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

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Top 5 Cleanest Cities in India| Surfaces Reporter

According to the Swachh Sarvekshan 2020, these are the top 5 cleanest cities in India and how they have attained the status.

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Secretary, Housing on new Affordable Rental Housing Opportunities for Real Estate | Durga Shankar Mishra | PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry | Surfaces Reporter

Secretary, Housing & Urban Affairs Ministry, on new Affordable Rental Housing Opportunities for Real Estate | Durga Shankar Mishra | PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry | Surfaces Reporter

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IT hubs and co-working spaces to get sops from Karnataka Govt
Jaquar Group to start production at two new factories in October

Jaquar Group to start production at two new factories in October

Jaquar Group is all set to start production at two new factories by October, making household LED lighting systems and water heaters.

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Realty developers look towards Railway for transportation support for migrant workers

Realty developers look towards Railway for transportation support for migrant workers

Realty developers have requested Indian Railways to help provide necessary logistical support for migrant workers’ return.

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Government projects are increasingly using Recycled Waste in projects

Delhi Metro, NHAI among the worst performers for using recycled materials in construction works

Some of the major concerned departments and agencies that performed below par in the statistics were the Railway Board, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), the National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC), and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

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See how the Air Quality of Delhi improved during Lockdown

Has Delhi become more breathable due to COVID-19?

As India went through prolonged lockdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the air quality index (AQI) of major industrial cities like Delhi, recorded a massive drop in pollution levels.

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NARDECO waives off stamp duty on buying homes

Maharashtra Builders Woo Homebuyers With Zero Stamp Duty

NAREDCO, the apex national body of real estate industry has taken a courageous and customer-friendly decision to waive off the stamp duty entirely on buying homes.

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BRAND BUZZ with Keshav Bhajanka | LIVE on 6 September | Sunday | 10:45 to 11:30 AM

What is the buzz about Virokill. Catch the live interaction between Keshav Bhajanka & Pragath Dvivedi to know more

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Here is everything to know about the 8.8 km long Atal Tunnel

Atal Tunnel: An Engineering feat at 3000 metre above sea above

The 8.8-km strategic Rohtang Tunnel, also called the Atal Tunnel, is being built at 3,000 metre above sea level between Himachal Pradesh’s Manali and Leh in Ladakh by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO).

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HongKong

Aedas Bags International Architecture Awards 2020 for Three Projects

The International Architecture Awards (IIA) has announced the recipients of its 2020 Architecture awards. In the 15th edition IIA, the three Aedas-designed projects accolades for their design excellence and innovation.

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SR Research- Is Luxury Interior Segment rising post COVID-19?

Check out! Fresh article by Surfaces Reporter (SR) with inputs from architects in various cities across the country to know the performance of luxury interior segment. And heres what we have found!

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Corporate interior

Tata Realty says No to Work from Home

While the world is moving towards making Work From Home (WFH) a permanent feature, Tata Reality thinks otherwise.

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Now get Architecture degree in 3 Years - COA issues New Structure

Now get Architecture degree in 3 Years - COA issues New Structure

The Council of Architecture (COA) has launched the Minimal Requirements of Structure Training Rules, 2020 on 11th August. The released ‘Minimum Standards of Architectural Education’ aligns with the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

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Reality firms see a jump in serious property enquiries

People Opting for Larger Homes In Top Cities: Housing Sales Rebound 50%

Reality firms see a jump in serious property enquiries, which are now 50 percent of before lockdown in the top cities like Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Kolkata & Noida.

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Data Centers - Most Progressing Realty Asset Class,

Top Developers to Add 10 Mn Sq.Ft L Into Creating Data Centre Spaces

The digital push originated by COVID-19 has been profitable for data centers that still have a potential to earn around 10-14 percent rental yield yearly.

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Decowood Care- Covid-19 health insurance scheme for interior contractors by Greenlam Industries

Decowood is offering health insurance cover worth Rs 1 Lakh to its existing interior contractors who are a part of the brand’s annual program called Achievers Club.

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WFH Concept is Changing People’s Home Buying Decisions

Professionals and college students feel that buying homes in the city’s outskirts is better than paying high rents and this is one among the most noticeable residential real estate trends of this time.

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LIVE E-talks with Bijoy Jain, Manuel Aires Mateus

LIVE E-talks with Bijoy Jain, Manuel Aires Mateus

Special E-talks with Stalwarts of Architecture with LIVE Q&A session moderated by Vertica Dvivedi, Editor, SURFACES REPORTER. Register to attend

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Surfaces Reporter is Media and Broadcast partner for E-Talk series

LIVE E-talks with B V Doshi, Alvaro Siza

Special E-talks with Stalwarts of Architecture with LIVE Q&A session moderated by Vertica Dvivedi, Editor, SURFACES REPORTER. Register to attend

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The First Virtual Natcon 2020- Transcend By IIA Concluded Successfully

The First Virtual Natcon 2020- Transcend By IIA Concluded Successfully

IIA virtual Natcon 2020: Transcend has concluded successfully on 11th and 12th July 2020. Vice President of India Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the event.

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300 Crore by Max India’s Antara to be invested for Care Homes chain: Senior Living

Senior Living: 300 Crore by Max India’s Antara to be invested for Care Homes chain

The Max group company- Antara Senior Living is set to launch two new lines of business- ‘Care Homes’and ‘Care at Home’ for the elderly.

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JSW Won’t Import from China. SR Asks, Who Else Will Follow?

The chairman of JSW group -Sajjan Singh Jindal has been vocal about cutting trade links with China.

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Niti Aayog Urges Government To Mandate The Use Of 25% Recycled Material In Infra Projects

Must use 25% recycled materials in govt infra projects urges NITI Aayog

Amitabh Kant, the CEO of Niti Aayog recommends the government to utilize at least 25% of recycled products like plastics, paper or metals in big infrastructure projects.

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Architects face spike in demand for Home offices

Architects see Spike in demand for Home offices

As the world became quarantined in their houses, the living spaces faced a requirement to be more versatile.

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Cabinet Approves Affordable Rental Housing Development for Urban Migrants

Cabinet Approves Affordable Rental Housing Development for Urban Migrants

The Cabinet approves the development of affordable rental housing complexes (ARHC) for urban migrants and the poor to help fulfill the government’s ambitious ‘Housing for All by 2022’ initiative.

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42mm Creates Multiple Yet Controlled Meeting Environments - New Office Space

New Delhi-based firm 42mm Architecture has come up with a new workplace design that follows a biophilic environment while maintaining a safe distance for the post-COVID world

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Welspun Group forays into Warehousing with 110 acre logistics park estimated 900 cr in Bhiwandi

Welspun Group forays into Warehousing with 110 acre logistics park estimated 900 cr in Bhiwandi

Welspun One Logistics Parks (WOLP) has launched its maiden 110 acre Grade A warehousing park with a leasable area of 3.2 MN SFT and an estimated investment of INR 900 CR (USD 120 MN) in Bhiwandi- a key warehousing market in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), India’s largest consumption center.

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Central Public Works Department (CPWD) revokes Ban on Timber

Central Public Works Department (CPWD) revokes Ban on Timber

Central Public Works Department (CPWD) has removed the ban, which came under the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry in 1993 stating to ban the use of timber in the construction of buildings and habitat projects.

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Why are Indian Architects and Designers boycotting Chinese goods and services?- SURFACESREPORTER Exclusive

Is India ready to come out of Chinese dominance in our architectural and interior decorative product/ material import

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USGBC Releases New LEED Guidance to Address COVID-19 Supporting Buildings with Reopening Strategies

New LEED Guidance by USGBC with Building Reopening Strategies for COVID-19

LEED guidance outlines sustainable best practices for cleaning, workplace re-occupancy, HVAC and plumbing.

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CAIT Calls Upon Top Industrialists to Join Boycott China Campaign

CAIT has called upon industry leaders to join its Bhartiya Samaan-Humaara Abhimaan campaign.

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Indian Institute for Architects Calls for Complete Boycott of Chinese Goods & Services

IIA has issued an advice to stop using and/or specifying any goods or service of Chinese PRC (People Republic of China) with immediate effect

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Say no to China- CREDAI to real estate developers

Real estate apex body CREDAI urges developers to not use China- made goods.

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CEPT University appoints Anjali Yagnik as the Dean of Faculty of Architecture

CEPT University appoints Anjali Yagnik as the Dean of Faculty of Architecture

Ms Anjali Yagnik has been appointed as the Dean of Faculty of Architecture for a term of three years of the CEPT University

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The Suryaa, Taj Mansingh turn into COVID-19 facilities

5 star hotels in Delhi to turn into COVID-19 extended facilities

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Century Plyboards Collaborates with e-commerce giant Flipkart

Century Plyboards Collaborates with e-commerce giant Flipkart

Century Plyboards (India), one of the major Plywood-makers of the country, forayed into e-commerce collaborating with Flipkart.

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Indian Economy to Grow at 9.5% Next Fiscal, says Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings has forecast a 5% contraction in the GDP in the current fiscal

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Join Vertica Dvivedi in a candid conversation with Dr KIRAN BEDI - Sat/ 13 June/ 5 PM

JOIN & MEET Dr KIRAN BEDI in VERTICA DVIVEDI SHOW - 5 PM Saturday 13 June

Join LIVE: Vertica Dvivedi in a candid conversation with Dr Kiran Bedi, the leader of substance who will share her message for the industry and people!

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Geologists fear major earthquake could hit soon

Geologists fear major earthquake could hit soon

Geologists predict a major earthquake to hit soon in the national capital region (NCR) after 16 such occurrences in 2 months when Delhi witnessed the tremors.

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Builders are getting migrants back by air

Builders are getting migrants back by air

Burdened with approaching deadlines and a scant workforce, many desperate builders are now booking air and AC train tickets for laborers in the hope of luring them back to their sites.

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COA Seeks to Conduct Exams Online

The Council of Architecture expressed in a letter that the final semester for B.Arch. students can’t be omitted or overlooked as it involves thesis submissions and related activities.

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Lower the prices to sell, or suffer: Goyal told Developers

Lower the prices to sell, or suffer: Goyal told Developers

Union minister Piyush Goyal urges the developers to reduce prices for survival in this downturn after the Covid-19 crisis.

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C P Kukreja Architects Selected to Design State Headquarters for Indian Oil Corporation in Punjab

CP Kukreja Architects- has acquired a proposal to design the State Headquarters for the largest commercial oil company -Indian Oil Corporation Limited- in Mohali, Punjab through a National design competition.

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There will be Revival in Demand: Godrej Properties

There will be a strong revival of consumer demand once the COVID-19 issue is resolved

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Office Rental Vacancies May Rise 150%

Real estate experts are of the view that with rising vacancies the rentals could decrease by 20% to 30%.

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COVID-19 Impact: Businesses Fear Losing Out on GST Credit

Large companies have been reaching out to their vendors and suppliers to check on the possibility of them defaulting on GST payments.

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Plant-based biodegradable Cola and Beer bottles now

Plant-based biodegradable Cola and Beer bottles now

Companies like Coca-Cola, Carlsberg, and Absolut are supporting The Paper Bottle Company’s efforts to create sustainable, recyclable bottles.

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From being a builder, become a Nation builder, Sadhguru told realty leaders of India

The founder of Isha Foundation popularly known as Sadguru shared his thoughts with prominent developers of India through a webinar. Here are his thoughts...

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Five Lakh Construction Workers to be Registered by Delhi Government, Receive Monetary Benefits

The decision will help the construction workers whose registration had lapsed and were unable to renew them due to the lockdown.

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5 months delay in big construction projects: National Highways Authority of India

Labour shortage, as a result of reverse migration, will hit big-ticket construction projects hard

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Real Estate Sector Gets a Stimulus in Punjab

The stimulus package is aimed at providing the industry with immediate relief while arresting the slowdown in the housing sector

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Indian Real Estate Sector to Benefit from US-China Trade War

The US-China trade war will see real estate associated with life sciences sector as a preferred investment avenue

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Livspace Lays Off 450 Employees: COVID-19 Impact

Home design and renovation start-up, Livspace has decided to lay off 450 employees due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide lockdown.

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Mumbai Creates Jumbo Medical Centres for Covid-19 Patients

The 1,000 bed jumbo facility that includes 2000 bed ICU has been created in a fortnight by MMRDA at Bandra Kurla Complex

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RBI Slashes Policy Rates by 40 bps; Extends Moratorium Period

The RBI, today, slashed repo as well as reverse repo rate by 40 bps to instill confidence and ease financial conditions

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Residential Real Estate Sees a Silver Lining

Residential realtors claim to have noticed rising interest from potential home-buyers. They believe that once the lockdown is lifted, first home and mid segment buyers will be prompted to buy as they do not want to live with compromises

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WFH a Reality, Office Space to Shrink

In the long run work from home, WFH, does not bode well for India’s commercial realty. It is expected that around half-a-million sft of office space is getting vacated.

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Germany Sinks into Recession

Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, has contracted in the first quarter and analysts fear that the worst is yet to come.

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Uttar Pradesh Accords Industry Status to Warehousing and Logistics Sector

Uttar Pradesh Government has decided to accord industry status to the warehousing and logistics sector. This decision will go a long way in helping the state establish itself as a favourable destination for investments.

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RBI Slashes Reverse Repo Rate; Relief to Real Estate

While keeping the repo rate unchanged, RBI slashed reverse repo rate by 25 basis points to 3.75%. This will provide more relief to an economy fighting the fallout of COVID-19

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Lockdown 2.0: Construction Activity to Begin in Non-hotspots

The decision is expected to kick-start at least some pent-up economic activity. However, construction workers cannot be brought from outside and only those currently available on the site will be able to resume work

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Innovative Foot-operated Washbasins to Combat COVID-19 Crisis

The innovative hands- free machine can be operated with the feet. One pedal helps operate the tap fixed to a washbasin and another pedal, helps the soap to be dispensed

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Manufacturers to Kick-start Operations Post-lockdown

The manufacturing industry is preparing to resume operations when the nationwide lockdown ends and is focusing on bringing production back to the pre-lockdown levels.

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Indian Building Product & Material Industry Supports Government Fight COVID-19: A SR Exclusive

The Indian building product & material industry has come together to support the Government of India to fight the unprecedented situation created due to the Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic.

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Retail Sales Expected to Kick-start in May

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced retail stores to down their shutters, signalling an unprecedented disruption of commerce

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Hiranandani Urges Lift on Lockdown for Construction Workers

Dr Niranjan Hiranandani, president - NAREDCO, urges for a lift on lockdown for construction workers by strictly implementing safety measures

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FederlegnoArredo, Salone del Mobile.Milano and VN Collects Half a million masks from China for Italy

FederlegnoArredo, Salone del Mobile.Milano and VN Collects Half a million masks from China for Italy

Salone del Mobile.Milano have managed to collect 545,000 masks at the Italian Embassy in Beijing to be delivered to the Italy.

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Developers Devise Online Schemes to Tide over COVID-19 Crisis

As a response to COVID-19 crisis, real estate developers have come out with innovative online schemes through which home buyers can easily book home or even a commercial unit without the hassle of a site visit

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3D Printed Face Shields to Help Medicos Fight COVID-19

Hospitals, testing labs and government agencies are showing interest in 3D printed face shields.

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Only India, China will Survive COVID-19: UN

The recession on account of COVID-19 will spell trouble for developing countries. India & China are likely exception says a report by UNCTAD

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Lodha Group Provides Rent Relief to Retailers

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, realty developer Lodha Group has offered full waiver for its retail partners

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COVID-19 Lockdown Clogs Ports & Airports

The 21-day lockdown to curb the menace of COVID-19, has led to clogged ports and airports

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All Goods can be Transported During COVID-19 Lockdown

As per the new directive, essential as well as non-essential goods can be transported during COVID-19 lockdown period

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Impact of Repo Rate Cut on Real Estate

Industry Reactions: Impact of Repo Rate Cut on Real Estate Sector

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, RBI Governor, Mr. Shaktikanta Das announced reduction in repo & reverse repo rates. Let us see how Real Estate Leaders are reacting to the change.

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Salone del Mobile.Milano gets postponed to 16th to 21st June

Salone del Mobile.Milano Postponed to April 2021

In view of COVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided to postpone Salone del Mobile.Milano to 13-18 April 2021.

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Coronavirus

How the COVID-19 virus reacts to different surfaces

What makes COVID 19 especially dangerous is its high rate of contagion, as the virus has the ability to survive outside the human body, in the air, and on surfaces such as metal, glass and plastics, if they were not properly disinfected.

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Impact of COVID-19 on Retail Sector in India

The increasing number of COVID-19 cases and lock-down across states will adversely impact retail consumption.

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Impact of COVID-19 on Hospitality Industry in India

The impact of COVID-19 is such that it has led the hospitality industry to cut back on its growth forecasts. With both business and leisure trip cancellations coming in by inbound travellers and future bookings getting stalled, hotel chains are getting hit by dip in occupancy and revenues

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Impact of COVID-19 on Real Estate Sector in India: Surfaces Reporter

Here is a brief overview of the possible impact of COVID-19 on the domestic real estate market - a study by Surfaces Reporter!

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Bhendi Bazaar, Mumbai, Shines as Mega Redevelopment Takes Shape

The largely underdeveloped and busy business-cum-residential Bhendi Bazaar is now home to two newly-developed towers of 36 and 41 floors.

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NBCC to Begin Work on Nauroji Nagar, Netaji Nagar and Sarojini Nagar Projects

The much touted redevelopment of housing colonies in south Delhi - Nauroji Nagar, Netaji Nagar and Sarojini Nagar, that were assigned to NBCC, is expected to begin soon

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Work Begins on New Parliament Building

CPWD has submitted its application seeking environmental clearance for the new Parliament Building

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Indian Transit Retail Segment to Grow to $21.6 billion by 2030

A healthy growth in passenger traffic and transport infrastructure will see the transit retail segment in India grow from current $2.2 billion to $21.6 billion by 2030

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MoHUA Devises 20:20 Strategy for Smart Cities

MoHUA has come up with a 100 - day challenge for the laggard smart cities to up their game by the 5th anniversary of Smart City Mission on 25 June 2020

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AkzoNobel Collaborates with Rijksmuseum for Operation Night Watch

AkzoNobel has joined hands with Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, for Operation Night Watch - the largest research and conservation project ever on famous painting of Rembrandt, The Night Watch

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Can India Achieve 40 GW Solar Rooftop Target by 2022?

India will now have to install 37.8 GW of solar rooftop, 32.1 GW of solar utility and 23.3 GW of wind power capacity in just two and half years to meet the target.

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Orient Electric Ltd. Promotes IoT Enabled Inverter i-Series Fans with MS Dhoni

M S Dhoni Promotes Orient i-Series Fans

The New Orient i-Series range of fans saves 50% of energy and are IoT enabled with ECM Technology.

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Trump to Inaugurate Largest Cricket Stadium in the World

US President, Donald Trump, is expected to inaugurate the largest cricket stadium in the world, The Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad.

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Is Real Estate Showing Signs of Green Shoots?

Data for Q3 FY20 from top 35 cities show a 5% quarter-on-quarter increase in home sales and a 3% year-on-year increase. This marked improvement vis-a-vis Q2 FY20, which had witnessed a drop in sales figure, shows that Indian home buyers are returning to the property market.

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Will 2020 See the Revival of Real Estate in India?

2020 will see the Indian real estate system reap the benefits of structural economic policy reforms introduced with the intention of bringing financial discipline, accountability and transparency.

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The demand for office space is expected to remain strong in 2020 with occupiers preferring pre-leasing commercial real estate

Demand for Office Space to Remain Strong in 2020

The demand for office space is expected to remain strong in 2020 with occupiers preferring pre-leasing commercial real estate

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RBI Keeps Repo Rate Unchanged at 5.15%; Realty Gets A Boost

In a move to control inflation and provide support to growth, RBI decided to keep the policy rate, repo rate, and monetary stance unchanged. The decision to not downgrade commercial real estate loans, if delay is genuine, is seen as a big boost to the real estate sector

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OBEETEE Collaborates with Raghavendra Rathore, Unveils Third ‘Proud To Be Indian’ Collection

OBEETEE, a leading manufacturer of hand-knotted and hand-tufted rugs in India, has collaborated with designer Raghavendra Rathore for the launch of its third ‘Proud to Be Indian’ (PTBI) series

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Orient Bell’s Tribute to Construction Workers

Orient Bell Pays Tribute to Construction Workers: A Noble Deed Indeed!

On the eve of the Republic Day, Orient Bell made an excellent attempt to pay tribute to the efforts of the construction workers via a beautiful video.

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H & R Johnson Opens House of Johnson Experience Centre in Mumbai

H & R Johnson (India) opened its new experience centre at Andheri, Mumbai. The showroom is thematically designed with over 2,000 products and display mock-ups and is branded as ‘House of Johnson Experience Centre’.

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Has Budget 2020 Lived up to Industry Expectations? Reviews from Thought Leaders

What do the veterans of the industry have to say about Budget 2020? Have their budget expectation been met? Are they disappointed? Do they see green shoots of recovery?

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Budget 2020: Overview by Surfaces Reporter

Budget 2020 seeks to boost consumption and investment, lives up to overall expectations and has taken long-term measures to revive confidence in the India growth story.

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India Inc Budget Expectations, High on Hopes

The Union Budget 2020 will be presented tomorrow by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. As 2020 sets the tone of the new decade, budget 2020 is expected to be much more than merely an account of expenditure and receipts.

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Warehousing Sector to Add 40 mn sft Space in 2020

The warehousing sector is expected to add around 40 million sft space across the top eight cities in 2020, while space absorption will rise to 35 million sft. In 2019, the total supply of warehousing space was 37.94 million sft while the absorption stood at 33 million sft.

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Astral Pipes Signs Ranveer Singh as the Brand Ambassador 2020

Astral Pipes Signs Ranveer Singh as the Brand Ambassador for 2020

Ranveer Singh becomes the New Face of Astral Pipes.

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DLF to Invest Rs 5,000 crore on New Commercial Projects in Chennai

DLF will start construction of 2.5 million sft of built up area in the first phase and is expected to finish the same by mid -2021. The entire development is expected to be completed in 6 years.

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HomeLane to Disrupt Home Renovation Market with Series D Funding

Disruption is round the corner for the home renovation market. Investors are confident that HomeLane, with the fresh round of funding, will be successful in disrupting the unorganised home renovation market

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Statue of Unity Listed Among 8 Wonders of SCO

Statue of Unity, the tallest statue in the world, has been included among the 8 Wonders of SCO. The towering statue designed by Indian sculptor Ram V Sutar is a tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

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Holy Faith H20 and Alfa Serene Pulled Down for Violating CRZ Norms

While Holy Faith H20 and Alfa Serene were demolished on 11 January 2020, Jains Coral Cove and Golden Kayaloram will be demolished tomorrow. The illegal luxury real estate projects, residential apartment complexes, are being demolished after a 13 year legal battle and SC order

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Eastern Group Mulls Entry into Affordable Housing Sector

The entry of Eastern Group into the affordable housing market will involve an investment of Rs 2,500 crore and will be initiated by the group company, Nanma Properties Ltd

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Indian Real Estate Attracted $5 bn Private Equity in 2019

In 2019, the Indian real estate sector attracted more than $5 billion PE inflow, a drop of 2% than in 2018; Mumbai Metropolitan Region, MMR, and National Capital Region, NCR, are the top favourites of private equity investors

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Number of Co-working Centres to Double by 2021

Co-working spaces seems to be gaining traction. The supply was about about 7 million sft in 2018 and by the end of 2019 the co-working space crossed 12 million sft.

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100 New Malls to Come Up in India by 2022

100 new malls spanning over 49 mn sft are scheduled to come up in Indian cities by the end of 2022. Of the total new mall supply, the top seven cities alone will see 69 new malls spread over 35.5 mn sft area.

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Government Unveils National Infrastructure Pipeline; A Boon for the Building Products Industry

India plans to invest about Rs 102 lakh crore in the infrastructure sector in the next five years to achieve the GDP target of $5 trillion by 2024-25. The National Infrastructure Pipeline, NIP, will help the building product industry get back back on its feet.

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What Does the Real Estate Expect from Budget 2020?

The real estate sector while expecting big doles from the FM wants Budget 2020-21 to announce industry status to it as this will help in raising low-cost funds and make land acquisition simpler.

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Why should Marketers Look Forward to 2020 with Hope?

2020 promises to be a year of hope that will reinvigorate the Indian economy and bring back the animal spirits. Economic growth in 2020 will be higher than in 2019 as structural reform will start paying off

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Why should Marketers Look Forward to 2020 with Hope?

2020 promises to be a year of hope that will reinvigorate the Indian economy and bring back the animal spirits. Economic growth in 2020 will be higher than in 2019 as structural reform will start paying off

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North India Vs South India: the Difference in Consumer Behaviour

Both the market segments have shifted away from price and value for money based consumption to money for value based consumption

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Housing Sales Up by 5% Across Seven Major Cities

In 2019, the sales across seven major cities increased by 5% to 2,61,370 units as compared to 2,48,310 units in 2018.

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Hiranandani: Bullish about the economy, Warehousing & Logistics will see major growth

Hiranandani and Blackstone ink 50:50 Joint Venture to develop Pan-India Platform for Development of Industrial, Logistics and Warehousing assets

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Hiranandani: Bullish about the economy, Warehousing & Logistics will see major growth

Hiranandani and Blackstone ink 50:50 Joint Venture to develop Pan-India Platform for Development of Industrial, Logistics and Warehousing assets

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Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai see more new launches than Delhi NCR

Southern cities launch more new projects than Delhi NCR and other northern cities

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Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai see more new launches than Delhi NCR

Southern cities launch more new projects than Delhi NCR and other northern cities

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Rs 400 crore Socio-culture Centre and Mall Coming Up in Rohini, Delhi

DDA plans to set up six socio-cultural centres in the city and the Rohini project is the first of the lot

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Home Interiors and Renovation Platform, Livspace, to Raise $100 million

Livspace will utilize the fund to expand its footprint beyond metros in India and come up with more experience centres

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Hafeez Contractor Designed Runwal Pinnacle Bags the Most Admired Upcoming Project of the Year Award

Runwal Pinnacle is strategically located on the Goregaon-Mulund Link Road offering excellent connectivity to business districts and leisure options

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NBCC to Develop East Delhi Hub

NBCC has bagged a nearly Rs 1,400 crore worth contract to develop East Delhi Hub at Karkardooma, Delhi

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Piramal Realty Bets on Affordable Housing Segment

Piramal Realty would look to build affordable homes as part of a larger residential project.

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Kerala to Develop Design Policy to Promote Sustainable Infrastructure

Kerala is working towards developing a design policy for promoting sustainable infrastructure that employs innovative designs for habitats and smart cities

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LG Hausys organizes ‘BENIF’ installation training program in Seoul

LG Hausys successfully concludes BENIF installation training program in Seoul

LG Hausys recently organized Interior Film ‘BENIF’ installation training program in their HQ Seoul, South Korea Training Centre for one week (Nov 18th to Nov 22nd, 2019)

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Government Announces 25000 Crores for Stalled Housing Projects: How Real-Estate Sector is Reacting?

Government Announces 25000 Crores for Stalled Housing Projects: How Real-Estate Sector is Reacting?

The Government of India brought relief to home-buyers with its announcement of a bailout fund of 25000 crores for stalled housing projects in the affordable and middle-income housing segment across the country. Find out the real-estate sector is reacting.

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What ‘Actually’ Made Pink City, Jaipur Bag The Title of UNESCO World Heritage Site?

What ‘Actually’ Made Pink City, Jaipur Bag The Title of UNESCO World Heritage Site?

Jaipur recently secured a spot as World Heritage Site in UNESCO’s list in July! Special thanks to its Regal Architecture, amongst other culturally-driven reasons that made it possible.

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Investment worth more than 5 lakh crore riding on PMAY: Amrit Abhijat

Investment worth more than 5 lakh crore riding on PMAY: Amrit Abhijat

Speaking at the session on ‘Emerging Construction Technologies’ at 15th National Convention of NAREDCO, on August 20, Amrit Abhijat, IAS, Joint Secretary (PMAY), Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs underlined the significance of cost-effective, energy-efficient and sustainable new technologies in making Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) a resounding success.

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Real Estate to witness huge growth, says CREDAI-CBRE Report 2019

Real-Estate to Witness Huge Growth: CREDAI-CBRE Report 2019

Thanks to the rapid urbanization, expanding workforce, and emergent economic status of the country, India’s real sector will only be on the rise for the next few upcoming years, says recent survey report by CREDAI and CBRE.

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Real-Estate Industry Reactions after Slash in Repo rate by RBI

Real-Estate Industry Reactions after Slash in Repo rate by RBI

After the third bi-monthly policy review by the Monetary Policy Committee, led by The Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das, RBI has cut its benchmark repo rate by 35 basis points. Let us hear it out from real-estate stalwarts how this slash will benefit the realty sector by enabling more people to buy homes.

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Our Parliament Building Needs a New Look as per the New India, feels Lok Sabha Speaker, Mr Om Birla

Our Parliament Building May Get a Makeover Soon

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is planning to create a ‘Naya Bharat’ by the time India completes 75 years of India’s freedom in 2022. To add more jazz to the event, Mr Om Birla, Speaker of Lok Sabha has urged him to include the expansion and modernisation of the Parliament Building in his resolution.

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What Builders, Material Manufacturers, Architects, Designers, are saying about Union Budget 2019. Explore here.

Post Budget Reactions from Leaders in the Building Industry by Surfaces Reporter

What Builders, Material Manufacturers, Architects, Designers, and other important people are saying about the Union Budget 2019. Explore here.

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Clairco – a Bengaluru based air quality monitoring and purification start-up firm has developed a technology to convert any kind of air conditioner unit into smart air purifiers.

Clairco- A Bengaluru-Based IoT Start-Up Can Transform Any AC Unit Into An Air Purifier

Clairco – a Bengaluru based air quality monitoring and purification start-up firm has developed a technology to convert any kind of air conditioner unit into smart air purifiers.

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The 33rd GST council on Tuesday has approved the plan to implement a new tax structure for residential projects, which is considered to provide a big relief to developers.

New GST Structure For Real Estate Announced

The 33rd GST council on Tuesday has approved the plan to implement a new tax structure for residential projects, which is considered to provide a big relief to developers.

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Lodha Group has launched the Palava Institute – an innovative hub of excellence for professional and continuing education. The institute is being developed under the guidance of 9.9 Education

Lodha Group Lauched Palava Institute to Help Professionals Learn 21st Century Skills

Lodha Group has launched the Palava Institute – an innovative hub of excellence for professional and continuing education. The institute is being developed under the guidance of 9.9 Education

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The GST Council, headed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, on Sunday provided a big relief to home buyers by slashing tax rates on under-construction housing properties or ready-to-move-in flats to 5 per cent from the existing 12 per cent without an input tax credit.

GST Council Slashes Tax On Under Construction Housing Properties From 12% to 5%

The GST Council, headed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, on Sunday provided a big relief to home buyers by slashing tax rates on under-construction housing properties or ready-to-move-in flats to 5 per cent from the existing 12 per cent without an input tax credit.

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A globally renowned architect, Sheila Sri Prakash recently honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 in the field of Architecture Builders, Architects and Building Materials (BAM) Awards.

Ar Sheila Sri Prakash Wins Life Time Achievment Award at BAM Awards 2019

A globally renowned architect, Sheila Sri Prakash recently honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 in the field of Architecture Builders, Architects and Building Materials (BAM) Awards.

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With burgeoning fire incidences in our country and the associated damage of properties and human loss, it is high time that the stakeholders of the industry congregate aiming at deciding preventive strategies, align to Fire Safety norms and offer their concerted opinions towards finding solutions to

#BeatTheFire by Aludecor Sets The Tone To Address Fire Safety Norms in Mumbai

With burgeoning fire incidences in our country and the associated damage of properties and human loss, it is high time that the stakeholders of the industry congregate aiming at deciding preventive strategies, align to Fire Safety norms and offer their concerted opinions towards finding solutions to

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By 2022, around 65,000 km highways will be constructed across the country, said our Road Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari in the Loksabha session on Thursday

India Targets to Construct 65,000 Km Highways by 2022

By 2022, around 65,000 km highways will be constructed across the country, said our Road Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari in the Loksabha session on Thursday

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A role model for artists, specially sculptors, the life of 93-year-old Ram Vanji Sutar is a story of fathomless passion, dedication and inspiration.

10-on-10 with Ram Vanji Sutar

A role model for artists, specially sculptors, the life of 93-year-old Ram Vanji Sutar is a story of fathomless passion, dedication and inspiration.

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Massimo Iosa Ghini is an Italian architect, designer and professor known for pioneering the Bolidist Movement in the 1980s

10-on-10 with Massimo Iosa Ghini, Founder, Iosa Ghini Associati, Italy

Massimo Iosa Ghini is an Italian architect, designer and professor known for pioneering the Bolidist Movement in the 1980s

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VOX has recently joined hands with the Poddar Family, the ex-promoters of Ashirvad Pipes, to expand their distribution network in one of their most important markets in India.

VOX Building Products- A Company to Watch Out in Architectural Surface Materials

VOX has recently joined hands with the Poddar Family, the ex-promoters of Ashirvad Pipes, to expand their distribution network in one of their most important markets in India.

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Forty-two-year-old Archana Gupta, an architect and an author of the book ‘Celebrating Public Spaces of India, died due to a gunshot wound at the back of her head.

Archana Gupta, an Architect and Author from Delhi, Lost her Life after a Bullet Hit on the Head

Forty-two-year-old Archana Gupta, an architect and an author of the book ‘Celebrating Public Spaces of India, died due to a gunshot wound at the back of her head.

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The solo show of famous Mithila artist Santosh Kumar Das presented by Anubhav Nath, Curatorial Director of Ojas Art and curated by Kathryn Myers starts on Thursday, January 10th 2019. The month-long event- “Rerouted Realities”- will showcase around 40 artworks by the distinguished artist.

“Rerouted Realities”: A Solo Exhibition by Eminent Artist Santosh Kumar Das

The solo show of famous Mithila artist Santosh Kumar Das presented by Anubhav Nath, Curatorial Director of Ojas Art and curated by Kathryn Myers starts on Thursday, January 10th 2019. The month-long event- “Rerouted Realities”- will showcase around 40 artworks by the distinguished artist.

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Tech giant Apple is all prepared to expand its operations in the US with a plan to build a $1 Billion Campus in Austin, Texas. The new campus will sprawl over an area of 133 acres, and accommodate an initial 5,000 employees

Apple Plans to Invest $1 Billion on A Huge New Campus In Austin, Texas

Tech giant Apple is all prepared to expand its operations in the US with a plan to build a $1 Billion Campus in Austin, Texas. The new campus will sprawl over an area of 133 acres, and accommodate an initial 5,000 employees

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Although luxury housing has evolved at a breakneck pace in India, this sector does not still cater to the masses. On the contrary, affordable housing has boomed in India over the last 3-4 years. Additionally, Central Government’s commitment

Affordable Housing Gains Luxury Loses Sheen

Although luxury housing has evolved at a breakneck pace in India, this sector does not still cater to the masses. On the contrary, affordable housing has boomed in India over the last 3-4 years. Additionally, Central Government’s commitment

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Shapoorji Pallonji, a Solar project developer, has won SECI’s ( Solar Energy Corporation of India ) bid of developing 50 MW of India’s first large-scale floating project on the Rihand Dam in the border of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

India’s First Large-Scale Floating Solar Project

Shapoorji Pallonji, a Solar project developer, has won SECI’s ( Solar Energy Corporation of India ) bid of developing 50 MW of India’s first large-scale floating project on the Rihand Dam in the border of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

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MS Swaminathan, Founder, MSSRF and the Father of Green Revolution in India has been awarded the First World Agriculture Prize in Chennai.

Green Revolution Architect MS Swaminathan Receives 1st World Agriculture Prize

MS Swaminathan, Founder, MSSRF and the Father of Green Revolution in India has been awarded the First World Agriculture Prize in Chennai.

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Not just the Indian houses or monuments were decked up in glittering lights on Diwali, even famous monuments across the country like Burj  Khalifa and Empire State Building were also got a Diwali makeover too.

Spectacular Diwali Celebrations in Countries All Over the World Other Than India

Not just the Indian houses or monuments were decked up in glittering lights on Diwali, even famous monuments across the country like Burj  Khalifa and Empire State Building were also got a Diwali makeover too.

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The 182-meter tall monument- ‘Statue of Unity’, which is touted to be the world’s tallest statue, dedicated to the iron man of India, was inaugurated by our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 31st October 2018, the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel.

PM Modi Inaugurates World’s Tallest Statue

The 182-meter tall monument- ‘Statue of Unity’, which is touted to be the world’s tallest statue, dedicated to the iron man of India, was inaugurated by our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 31st October 2018, the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel.

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The President of Council of Architecture (CoA), Vijay Garg, said on Monday that the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) will be conducted two times in a year from the coming academic year (2019-2020).

National Aptitude Test (NATA) in Architecture Will Be Held Twice a Year

The President of Council of Architecture (CoA), Vijay Garg, said on Monday that the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) will be conducted two times in a year from the coming academic year (2019-2020).

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Innovation is research, research is an investment not only of money but also of time, energy, ideas, and thoughts, says Claudio Luti, President, Salone del Mobile

10 on 10 with Claudio Luti, President, Salone Del Mobile

Innovation is research, research is an investment not only of money but also of time, energy, ideas, and thoughts, says Claudio Luti, President, Salone del Mobile

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In the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh, honeycomb-shaped King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) has been now opened to the public.

Crystalline KAPSARC by Zaha Hadid Opens To the Public in Saudi Arabia

In the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh, honeycomb-shaped King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) has been now opened to the public.

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Standing on about 1.5 acres of land, the historic Jama Masjid in the Salem city has got a 135 ft. tall ‘minaret.’ As per a report, it is said to be the one of the tallest structures.

Jama Masjid in the Salem city Has One of the Tallest Minarets in South India

Standing on about 1.5 acres of land, the historic Jama Masjid in the Salem city has got a 135 ft. tall ‘minaret.’ As per a report, it is said to be the one of the tallest structures.

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What does luxury mean in today’s context? Is luxury still restricted to the elite? How are the consumers redefining luxury with the growing global exposure?

Ar Bobby Mukherji, Manjeet Bullar, Mahul Brahma, Dr Sheetal Jain & Anhad Bhullar- Redefining Luxury

What does luxury mean in today’s context? Is luxury still restricted to the elite? How are the consumers redefining luxury with the growing global exposure?

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The East Coast Railway built a subway crossing under a busy railway track between Pendurthi and Kothavalasa in a record time of just four and a half hours. The level crossing no. 484 in Andhra Pradesh was a four-track manned level crossing until now.

Indian Railways set a Benchmark! Constructed a Subway Crossing in Record 4.5 Hours

The East Coast Railway built a subway crossing under a busy railway track between Pendurthi and Kothavalasa in a record time of just four and a half hours. The level crossing no. 484 in Andhra Pradesh was a four-track manned level crossing until now.

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This year was remarkable in terms of the steam generated for Women Entrepreneurship and we see that it will only grow from here. India got its first ever Women Defence Minister Hon. Smt. Nirmala Sitaraman. Shubhangi Swaroop, from Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh created history.

Renewed Focus on Women Led Business in India

This year was remarkable in terms of the steam generated for Women Entrepreneurship and we see that it will only grow from here. India got its first ever Women Defence Minister Hon. Smt. Nirmala Sitaraman. Shubhangi Swaroop..

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The recent cash crunch created as a result of the demonetisation of the high value currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 from the economy may just result in a fresh design statement for interior designers & architects in India.

Essentialism may be the new design statement post demonetisation

The recent cash crunch created as a result of the demonetisation of the high value currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 from the economy may just result in a fresh design statement for interior designers & architects in India.

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After the demonetisation move, the currency chests of the RBI have been flooded with the newly discarded currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs1000.

Ever dreamt of sleeping in a bed made of currency notes? Your dream might be close to coming true!

After the demonetisation move, the currency chests of the RBI have been flooded with the newly discarded currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000. Has it ever occurred to you, what would really happen to the crores of notes? As per reports, until 2003 the soiled notes were incinerated however now more e

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The Demonetisation drive has adversely affected the Luxury goods market. There are many reasons for the same. Firstly, since luxury items are not products of necessity, people are busy procuring necessary things as there is limitation in exchanging of currency as well as withdrawal.

Luxury Market India Post Demonetisation with suggestions from Surfaces Reporter

The Demonetisation drive has adversely affected the Luxury goods market. There are many reasons for the same. Firstly, since luxury items are not products of necessity, people are busy procuring necessary things as there is limitation in exchanging of currency as well as withdrawal.

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It’s been a month since demonetisation and the cash crunch has severely crippled the whole building materials industry. Retail sales are almost 50% low, manufacturing in numerous sectors have become marginal or completely come to a halt.

Sudden spike in sales of interior & building materials!

It’s been a month since demonetisation and the cash crunch has severely crippled the whole building materials industry. Retail sales are almost 50% low, manufacturing in numerous sectors have become marginal or completely come to a halt.

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Getamber Anand, President of CREDAI, clears the air regarding PROPERTY PRICES
With the speculations going on about the status of real estate after the Demonetisation move, Surfaces Reporter is publishing CREDAI stand on the subject and would be bringing froward more news from the segment.

Getamber Anand, President of CREDAI, clears the air regarding PROPERTY PRICES

With the speculations going on about the status of real estate after the Demonetisation move, Surfaces Reporter is publishing CREDAI stand on the subject and would be bringing froward more news from the segment.

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Getamber Anand, President of CREDAI, clears the air regarding PROPERTY PRICES
With the speculations going on about the status of real estate after the Demonetisation move, Surfaces Reporter is publishing CREDAI stand on the subject and would be bringing froward more news from the segment.

Getamber Anand, President of CREDAI, clears the air regarding PROPERTY PRICES

With the speculations going on about the status of real estate after the Demonetisation move, Surfaces Reporter is publishing CREDAI stand on the subject and would be bringing froward more news from the segment.

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The cancellation of the legal tender of 1000 & 500 rupees note has come up as the most surprising and unprecedented move from the Government of India. The Narendra Modi Government, which so far was accused of favoring the business class, has left the nation stunned and their opponents looking equall

Demonetisation - A bomb or a boon

The cancellation of the legal tender of 1000 & 500 rupees note has come up as the most surprising and unprecedented move from the Government of India. The Narendra Modi Government, which so far was accused of favoring the business class, has left the nation stunned and their opponents looking equall

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The cancellation of the legal tender of 1000 & 500 rupees note has come up as the most surprising and unprecedented move from the Government of India. The Narendra Modi Government, which so far was accused of favoring the business class, has left the nation stunned and their opponents looking equall

Demonetisation - A bomb or a boon

The cancellation of the legal tender of 1000 & 500 rupees note has come up as the most surprising and unprecedented move from the Government of India. The Narendra Modi Government, which so far was accused of favoring the business class, has left the nation stunned and their opponents looking equall

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SURFACES REPORTER strongly feels that PM Modi strong stand in International community over India concern for environment was much required and hopes that the world will start looking towards India in a new light.

India Should Lead the World in the Fight Against Climate Change!

SURFACES REPORTER strongly feels that PM Modi strong stand in International community over India concern for environment was much required and hopes that the world will start looking towards India in a new light.

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