NBCC open to take up incomplete real estate projects as project consultant

The government’s construction arm is open to completing Jaypee Infratech’s pending projects as a project management consultant, if instructed by the government, said the company’s chairman and managing director AK Mittal. Homebuyers cannot approach the government’s construction arm directly. Either the government entities or financial institutions can directly approach the NBCC to get the unfinished projects completed. “Government entities such as  Noida Authority, the nodal agency of the UP government, can get in touch with us directly. Buyers cannot approach us directly. Our role, as I envisage it in case…

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Oppo R11 FC Barcelona Edition is up for pre-order in China

Last month Oppo released the R11 in Black, Gold and Rose Gold. Later it also arrived in Red, and after we had told you last week about the FC Barcelona edition, today it was officially launched for pre-order on Oppo’s website. The hardware on the inside stays the same, but the color on the back and the UI come with some tweaks.     The Oppo R11 FC Barcelona Edition has a blue and red back, like the official colors of the football team. There is also the crest on the back, but…

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8 Ways to Spruce Up Foods Using Hung Curd or Greek Yogurt

Curd is a staple in most Indian households and a versatile condiment used in numerous delicacies. Similarly, hung curd is one of the most common condiments to be used and makes for a great substitute to most of the cream-based foods. Also known as Greek Yogurt, hung curd is nothing but curd; the only difference is the whey (water) of the curd is drained completely to make hung curd. The yogurt is kept in a muslin cloth and tied tightly and hung off the wall to let all the water drain…

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128GB+6GB HTC U11 going up for pre-orders in the US tomorrow

HTC announces that it is going to begin selling a 128GB version of the HTC U11, complete with 2 additional GB of RAM for a total of 6GB of RAM. We’re glad to see that HTC has decided to bring over it’s higher specc’d variant while most other smartphone makers are hesitant to offer more than 4GB of RAM in smartphones for the US market. Otherwise, HTC is hosting discounts for its past couple of major smartphones: You can get $250 off of an HTC U Ultra (for $499) or you…

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Extroverts quicker at picking up a new language than introverts

Researchers examined whether extrovert-introvert tendencies affected English language proficiency among Chinese students in India, and how these traits influenced language learning.(Shutterstock) Extroverts learning a new language may be better at speaking and reading, but introverts are better listeners, scientists have found. Researchers examined whether extrovert-introvert tendencies affected English language proficiency among Chinese students in India, and how these traits influenced language learning. In Chinese culture, students are expected to listen to their teachers attentively, as opposed to Western culture where class participation is encouraged. Some studies have suggested that such…

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Reliance Jio offers up to 30GB 4G data on select Xiaomi phones

Reliance Jio is offering a whole bunch of free data to Xiaomi customers. People buying select devices will be eligible for 30GB of free 4G data. The way this works is that customers of Xiaomi devices will need to have a Reliance Jio SIM activated on or after June 16, 2017. After that, for every prepaid recharge of INR 309 or above they will get 5GB additional data (on top of whatever the recharge normally entails). This can be done for six recharges, totalling 30GB, till March 31, 2018. The…

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Is your teenage son overweight? It might up his risk of getting a stroke as an adult

Obesity among teenagers is a growing concern in India. One of the factors that leads to it is the drop in the number of calories burned during adolescence due to a lack of exercise. A new finding reveals that men with excessive BMI increase from childhood to age 20 had a higher risk of stroke than those with average BMI increase. For every two-point increase in BMI, men were 20% more likely to have a stroke. Men, who were overweight at both time points, were 70% more likely to have a stroke. Of the…

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Rev up your metabolism with these cheats

Having breakfast jump-starts metabolism and gives you the energy you need (Thinkstock) Women, as they age, need to combat the weight that piles on due to factors like muscle loss, hormones and daily stress. In order to battle unnecessary weight, they need to rev up their slow fat-burning engines. Having foods that boost metabolism, getting adequate sleep and exercising daily is the key. Mind the quantity of food and calories Just cutting down on calories drastically is wrong. If you eat less 1,200 calories in day (approximately or most women)…

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5 bedtime hacks to wake up with gorgeous hair next morning

If you struggle every morning to entangle your tresses, make them look lustrous or bouncy, then we have some tried and tested hacks to solve your hair woes! Instead of missing on your precious snooze time in the morning, spare a few minutes at the night before and give these tips a try. They are easy, effective and won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Plus, you will wake up with gorgeous hair with almost zero effort. Here you go… Sleep on a silk pillowcase Ditch your regular cotton pillow…

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LAUNCH DAY! BIGGEST NAMES IN FASHION TIED UP IN KNOTS FOR ELEPHANTS

In September Save the Elephants launched a global social media campaign to raise money for the Elephant Crisis Fund called #KnotOnMyPlanet. We co-founded the Elephant Crisis Fund with the Wildlife Conservation Network to support the most innovative and urgent actions by a coalition of organisations dedicated to ending elephant poaching. To date we’ve supported 40 partners in more than 100 projects and have had some great successes, but big challenges remain. In partnership with leaders across the fashion industry, the Clinton Global Initiative, and Tiffany &Co, we have launched the #KnotOnMyPlanet campaign in homage to one of the…

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