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Jun 22, 2018
One year of GST: The tax regime is helping reduce shady realty transactions, but property prices aren’t downThe overall cost of property purchase will come down if stamp duty and registration fees are subsumed under the GST regime.
Dec 09, 2016
Climate refugees in South Asia need protection, advocates say | ReutersBy Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - People forced to leave their homes because of climate change in South Asia should get the same protections given to political refugees, advocates said on Thursday.Governments in South Asia have failed to address the climate migration of millions of people, uprooted by cyclones, flash floods and other disasters, said a report by the non-profit groups Climate Action Network - South Asia, Bread for the World and ActionAid.The region's eight nations - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka - should adopt a treaty and policies to help protect climate refugees, said Harjeet Singh, a spokesman in India for the South African-based ActionAid.The eight nations comprise the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), whose most recent diplomatic summit was postponed indefinitely this year amid tension between India and Pakistan."We share a common ecosystem, and we share common mountains, rivers, history and culture," Singh said. "When these solutions need to be devised, we have to have common solutions." SAARC should have policies under which people crossing borders due to environmental crises are recognised as refugees, he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.Refugees have an array of rights and protections under international law overseen by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, created following World War Two.
Oct 30, 2016
All properties destroyed in Italian quake will be rebuilt - Renzi | ReutersROME Italy will rebuild all the homes, churches and properties destroyed in a string of earthquakes over the past two months, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Sunday just hours after another powerful quake hit the centre of the country."We will rebuild everything, the houses, the churches and the businesses," Renzi told reporters. "Everything that needs to be done to rebuild these areas will be done." A 6.6 quake struck Italy on Sunday morning in the same central regions that have been rocked by repeated tremors since Aug
Oct 21, 2016
Mosul fighting forces 5,640 Iraqis to flee their homes - IOM | ReutersGENEVA The fighting around the Iraqi city of Mosul has forced 5,640 people to flee their homes in the last three days, the International Organization for Migration said on Thursday, most of them in the last 24 hours.The U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said people were also fleeing to the east from the west of the city after heavy air strikes and shelling in the west.Nine hundred families from Mosul district, or about 5,400 people, had been taken to a reception centre in the village of Al-Hood in Qayyarah, UNHCR said. Another 240 people from Hamdaniyah district, east of Mosul, had been transferred to the Debaga reception centre, it said.
Oct 10, 2016
Host families struggle to help thousands who have fled Afghanistan's Kunduz | ReutersBy Zabihullah Noori LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Afghans who have fled fighting in the northern city of Kunduz since it fell to the Taliban a week ago are suffering dire conditions with host families already living in poverty, aid agencies and residents said on Monday.Afghan forces have been battling to drive Taliban fighters from the city which the insurgents entered unexpectedly at the start of last week. [nL5N1CE086]Most people had no chance to take any belongings with them, said Geeta Bashardost, a women's rights activist from Kunduz who fled to the capital, Kabul."I fled Kunduz on the first day of fighting, but all my family is back in the city under the rockets and mortar shells of Taliban and government forces," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone.The United Nations said on Thursday that as many as 10,000 refugees had arrived in Kabul and northern towns including Taloqan and Mazar-i-Sharif
Aug 20, 2016
Firefighters gain ground on Southern California wildfire | ReutersArray
Jul 23, 2016
Heavy rain in China kills at least 87, thousands evacuated | ReutersSHANGHAI Heavy rain in China has killed at least 87 people and forced thousands from their homes, state media reported on Saturday. Seventy-two people have been killed and 78 are missing in the northern province of Hebei after rain triggered floods and landslides, the Xinhua news agency reported, citing the civil affairs department. Nearly 50,000 homes have collapsed, it said.
Jan 27, 2016
UN launches appeal for $393 million humanitarian aid to AfghanistanThe United Nations has launched an appeal for $393 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan to reach millions of vulnerable people this year.
Jul 10, 2015
Guess what? Only 3.35% of unsold homes in Mumbai region are ready to move in apartmentsOnly 2,600 or 3.35% of the total 77,460 unsold residential units across Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai are ready for possession, according to data compiled by property advisory JLL India and Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (Credai).
Jul 03, 2015
Biggest online home sale till date: Mantri Developers sells Rs 6 cr worth penthouse on SnapdealIn a deal considered to be one of the most expensive online apartment buys in India, ecommerce major Snapdeal has sold a penthouse in Bengaluru for Rs 6 croreto a buyer named Poornima.