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Latest Articles in magazine 23 march 2015

A Mixed Bag Of Proposals

The real estate industry has been going through a challenging phase. The end-users’ decision to buy has been delayed on expectations of interest rate cuts, fiscal incentives and softening prices. The rising construction costs, delay in approvals and higher capital costs are the key concerns of developers. The industry was thus expecting the government to meet some of its pressing demands.

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What's In It For you?

Measure Monetising Gold The government has introduced a gold monetisation scheme that will allow investors in gold deposit schemes and gold loan schemes to earn interest. The government is also trying to structure a sovereign gold bond that could act as an alternative to physical gold

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Missing The Opportunity

A new India has to be built on the foundation of a healthy India. Countries around the globe have kept healthcare at the core of their economic development. The socio-economic benefit of a strong healthcare sector not only translates into the creation of a healthy and more productive community but is also one of the world’s largest and fastest growing sectors.

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A Rail Budget Like No Other

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has a reputation for being a no-nonsense person. And his maiden railway budget on February 26 has lived up to that.

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Making It Work

Connected With Linkedin These days social networks are getting too big to handle. So they’ve figured it works to break things up into specific-use-case apps and keep their users engaged in activities they find useful. LinkedIn already has a couple of apps, but now its contacts app, Connected, comes to Android to go more mainstream. On both the Play Store and the App Store, it’s a free little utility that calls for minimal fiddling.

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Lamborghini Luxury

There's someone on this planet for whom this hunk of a phone is intended. That someone is definitely not me. If I had a Lamborghini, it would be parked out front or busy gliding me across to some rendezvous — it wouldn’t be the heavyweight gold and leather smartphone I hold in my hands right now. For a start, it’s really meant for men and to me looks entirely Mafioso. Like it could be made of a chunk of car, for that matter. It arrived in a box bigger than that of a laptop — a box inside a box inside a box, and then finally five inches of Lamborghini 88 Tauri encased in satin.

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A Battery With A Phone

The 3,500 mAh battery sits, unremoveable, but visible under the back panel of this 5-inch smartphone. The battery to phone-size ratio is in the E700’s favour. The charger will give it a quick charge. That said, there’s no special battery saving mode. It’s all a matter of pure battery heft. But if you’re one of those especially concerned with battery life, the E700 is worth a look. The battery’s performance is pretty good.

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