Realty majors hope to cash in on festivities



Whether it is DLF in the National Capital Region, or Godrej Properties and Oberoi Realty in Mumbai or Sunteck Realty, Prestige Estates and Sobha Realty in Bengaluru, most top players have launched or lined up a slew of new project launches during this season.



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Challenges of writing labour laws for gig workers



The provisions for gig and platform workers fall under the chapter on unorganised workers, hinting that the government is not ready to classify them as part of the formal workforce where social security benefits are partly funded by employers. Gig workers, therefore, will remain outside the coverage of Employees’ Provident Fund and Employees’ State Insurance schemes, gratuity and maternity benefit laws, if the draft code becomes law.



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Green firecracker norms may rob Sivakasi's sparkle



Some experts opine that green crackers are yet not practical and question government’s move to promote them.



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Why are Uber, Ola drivers upset?



Cab aggregators caught between showing profitability to investors, increasing their network and dabbling in areas such as food ordering have seen a major blow to their primary business.



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A sigh of relief for Sivakasi's firework manufacturers



About 1,070 units in Sivakasi can manufacture fireworks worth Rs 6,000-9,000 crore.



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South-based firms saw fund infusion of $6.5 billion since 2014



A steady demand environment, prudent debt management and faster absorption of office space gave them an edge over others.



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