Govt. makes changes to coastal zone rules to allow construction

In the past 16 months, the govt. made at least eight changes to the CRZ rules, drawing heavily from an expert panel report

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/Govt-makes-changes-to-coastal-zone-rules-to-allow-constructi.html

Railways making station redevelopment proposal more lucrative

Indian Railways takes suggestions from big firms in final bidding document of station redevelopment project to give better deals to infrastructure firms

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/Station-redevelopment-railways-making-proposal-more-lucrati.html

A helping hand for sports infrastructure

The inclusion of sports infrastructure construction and maintenance as part of CSR has been welcomed by both companies and consultants

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/A-helping-hand-for-sports-infrastructure.html

DYK: Service tax on under construction property is charged on 25% or 30% of its value

Typically, service tax is not charged on the entire value of the under-construction property, and is instead levied on a certain percentage of the total value, i.e., the cost of construction

http://www.livemint.com/Money/DYK-Service-tax-on-under-construction-property-is-charged-o.html

Commercial office market a bright spot for real estate sector

Unlike the fragmented residential market, some leading developers are building Grade A office space in key cities

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/Commercial-office-market-a-bright-spot-for-real-estate-secto.html

How are property developers dealing with the debt burden?

India’s top builders are selling assets and refinancing loans in bid to cut down debt, but without much success

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/How-are-property-developers-dealing-with-the-debt-burden.html

India’s top companies turn the focus back to domestic market

Tata Steel, L&T, JSW Steel, Grasim Industries and UltraTech Cement have all indicated that India will be a bigger priority for them in the next few years

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/Indias-top-companies-turn-the-focus-back-to-domestic-market.html

Tata Steel, ThyssenKrupp close to Europe steel merger: report

Tata Steel, ThyssenKrupp close to Europe steel merger: report

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/Tata-Steel-Thyssenkrupp-close-to-Europe-steel-merger-repor.html

Steel for your kitchen knife gets a quality check

Created in consultation with Bureau of Indian Standards, the government’s quality control order seeks to check sale of defective and sub-standard stainless steel products

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/Steel-for-your-kitchen-knife-gets-a-quality-check.html

Dilip Buildcon reaped rich with wait-and-watch approach

http://forbesindia.com/article/work-in-progress/dilip-buildcon-reaped-rich-with-waitandwatch-approach/43477/1

The Swiss do it again

The new Gotthard Base Tunnel, which cuts through the Swiss Alps, is the world’s longest rail tunnel

http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/The-Swiss-do-it-again.html

The journey to a smart city

Smart City interventions require an attentive reading of the city first—its layers, its basic infrastructure, its municipal balance sheets, its solid waste, its hoardings, its people and their stories

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/The-journey-to-a-smart-city.html

Indiabulls to raise Rs. 1,000 crore from NRIs for real estate fund

India Opportunities Fund, a real estate-focused, alternative investment fund, allows NRIs and others to participate in domestic real estate investments

http://www.livemint.com/Money/Indiabulls-to-raise-Rs1000-crore-from-NRIs-for-real-estate.html

Can the real estate regulator control agents?

The real estate Act has provisions to better agents’ service. However, it needs to be implemented strictly

http://www.livemint.com/Money/Can-the-real-estate-regulator-control-agents.html

PE funds exit realty projects through refinancing route

Delays and slow sales have made it tough for developers to repay private equity investors, pushing them to raise fresh debt

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/Private-equity-funds-exit-realty-projects-through-refinancin.html

How are property developers dealing with the debt burden?

India’s top builders are selling assets and refinancing loans in bid to cut down debt, but without much success

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/How-are-property-developers-dealing-with-the-debt-burden.html