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Tamil Nadu to put ‘priority’ tag on 141 wetlands

File photoCHENNAI: In an effort to keep precious wetlands free of ‘development’, the government will soon accord ‘priority’ tag to 141 such water bodies in the state including the Pallikaranai marsh and two others in the city.Coimbatore-based Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural history (SACON), tasked with preparing a report on the area, flora,…

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RBI cancels registration of 31 NBFCs

File photo MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank Friday cancelled the certificate of registrations of as many as 31 non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) for unspecified reasons. It also cancelled the certificate of registrations of 17 NBFCs following a request by them for the same. The action comes amid difficulties faced by the NBFCs sector. A majority 27…

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A fifth of China’s housing is empty, that’s 50 million homes!

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s mantra that homes should be for living in is falling on deaf ears, with tens of millions of apartments and houses standing empty across the country.Soon-to-be-published research will show roughly 22 percent of China’s urban housing stock is unoccupied, according to Professor Gan Li, who runs the main nationwide study. That…

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Decoding the curious case of Greater Noida West’s missing PINs

File photo BY: Ashni DhaorGreater Noida West (earlier known as Noida extension) is known as an up-and-coming neighbourhood with over 50 highrise residential societies and more than one lakh residents, but this realty hub still lacks PIN codes despite being inhabited for the past three years. Last month, the members of the Noida Extension Flat…

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RBI cancels registration of 31 NBFCs

File photo MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank Friday cancelled the certificate of registrations of as many as 31 non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) for unspecified reasons. It also cancelled the certificate of registrations of 17 NBFCs following a request by them for the same. The action comes amid difficulties faced by the NBFCs sector. A majority 27…

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