RERA warns builders to put up quarterly updates on website- The New Indian Express

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The Real Estate Regulatory Authority – Karnataka (RERA-K) has cautioned 1,437 promoters to immediately put up quarterly updates on its website, failing which they would be penalized. 
An official release on Monday said that despite repeated notices being issued to the promoters in this connection, they had failed to do so, and urged the defaulters to do it before December 31.

RERA-K Chairperson K S Latha Kumari told TNIE, “All the companies which have registered with us need to update their financial status and physical progress of work done on their respective projects every three months. It has not been done by 1,437 promoters, who have registered with us on various dates over the past three years. A good number of them have not put up even one quarterly update, despite repeatedly 
stressing on the need for it and issuing notices.”

The need to put

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Facebook to Put Groups That Violate Its Standards on Probation

Demonstrators celebrate after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election on November 7, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Demonstrators celebrate after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election on November 7, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Although millions of Americans—and really, the world—breathed a sigh of relief today when it was announced that former Vice President Joe Biden had given current President Donald Trump the worst news of his life (also known as, you’re fired), election season isn’t over yet. This means that Facebook still has a lot of work to do to keep its platform from becoming a toxic swamp of misinformation.

The company apparently has a new idea to tackle this problem: group probation. According to a Saturday report in the Washington Post, if Facebook detects that groups have too many posts that violate its community standards, it will place these groups under probation, which will require administrators or moderators to

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Facebook says it will put groups on probation for violating its content rules

In yet another attempt to slow the spread of misinformation on its platform, Facebook plans to put groups on its platform with too many posts that violate its content rules on a kind of probation, the company said. First reported by The Washington Post, Facebook will restrict any groups— both public and private ones— with multiple posts violating its community standards. Moderators for the groups will have to approve any posts manually for 60 days, and there’s no appeal available for groups on probationary status.





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“We are temporarily requiring admins and moderators of some political and social groups in the US to approve all posts, if their group has a number of Community Standards violations from members,” Facebook spokesperson Leonard Lam said in a statement emailed to The Verge, “a measure we’re taking in order to protect people during this

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Google Photos might put some editing features behind a subscription paywall

Google Photos is a superb photo management and editing app. As it has grown in popularity, Google has made the occasional attempt to monetize Photos — most recently by launching a subscription service where customers receive a selection of 10 printed shots every month. But now, according to XDA Developers (and also highlighted by Android Police), Google might be planning to reserve certain editing tricks — some that were previously available for free — for Google One subscribers. That’s one way to start ruining a beloved service, Google. Maybe rethink this.



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Inside the code for the latest update to Google Photos, there are strings that clearly point to the app moving in this direction:

As a Google One member, you get access to extra editing features.

Get extra editing features with a Google One membership.

Unlock this feature and more with

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Software stocks rocket higher as divided government could put corporate tax hikes off the table, analyst says

Evercore argues that companies generating a large portion of their revenue from the U.S., like TurboTax maker Intuit, could have faced a “bigger issue” from rising corporate tax rates. The likelihood of tax hikes is now lower given the expectation for divided government.


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Software stocks are surging in Wednesday trading, with one analyst highlighting that the U.S. election results thus far suggest a divided government, which reduces the potential for corporate tax hikes.

“While the election was NOT going to be a major issue fundamentally for software no matter the outcome, the current forecast for a split government takes the risk of higher corporate taxes off the table (for now) and we expect that the focus can shift back to long-term fundamentals (positive), valuations relative to interest rates (mixed), and some of the key themes/topics for CY21,” Evercore ISI analyst Kirk Materne said in a Wednesday morning

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez put up ridiculous numbers on her Twitch stream, hitting more than 400,000 viewers



graphical user interface: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez plays the video game Among Us during a live stream on Twitch with fellow Rep. Ilhan Omar. Twitch


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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez plays the video game Among Us during a live stream on Twitch with fellow Rep. Ilhan Omar. Twitch

  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brought a massive viewership of more than 400,000 people at once watching her play the video game Among Us on Twitch.
  • The congresswoman from New York hopped on the video game streaming site late Tuesday night and was joined by fellow Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.
  • AOC’s stream generated buzz on social media when she was revealed to be “the impostor” in the deductive reasoning game.
  • Ocasio-Cortez began streaming on Twitch to get out the vote, inviting celebrities to sign on with her in a more casual setting.
  • Her peak of somewhere over 438,000 viewers put her just out of the top five for most concurrent views on Twitch in its history, with her peak edging out NASA for the sixth spot.
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German construction software firm Thinkproject put up for sale -sources

FRANKFURT, Oct 19 (Reuters) – German construction software developer Thinkproject has been put up for sale by its private equity owner in a potential 700-million euro ($823 million) deal, people close to the matter said.

Buyout group TA Associates, which is working with investment banking boutique Arma Partners on the divestiture has already sent out information packages on the company to prospective buyers, they added.

Private equity firms such as Cinven, KKR, Permira and TPG are expected to show interest in the company, as may some software groups.

TA Associates, Arma Partners and some of the prospective bidders were not immediately available for comment while the others declined to comment.

In a sign of the high valuations that software firms can reap, ThinkProject peer RIB Software was acquired by French electrical equipment group Schneider Electric earlier this year in a deal valuing the German firm at about 23 times its

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Proper people need to be put in place

What role do you think the school board has played in the academic decline in Midland over the last decade? What will you bring to the board that will change that? And as you answer this question, please indicate the one or two most important things you think the district needs to focus on in order to significantly improve our educational outcomes. Lastly, as a board member, what will be your signature initiative(s) in support of improving educational outcomes in the district? 

While it is important to learn from past mistakes, we should spend our time and energy looking forward. We must create attainable solutions to combat MISDs academic decline and that starts with the superintendent search. As I discussed previously, hiring a new superintendent is the most important role a school board member can play. To that end, and to answer the question, the hiring of our … Read More

A web site connects dog rescuers with the people who had to put the pets up for adoption

Does Archie think about his old humans — and do those humans think about Archie?

Those are the sorts of questions Connie Bekavac hopes to answer with her website, Pet Parents’ Place (petparentsplace.com). It’s a place where people who gave up their dogs, cats or other pets can connect with the people who have them now, and vice versa.

Connie, a retired Energy Department employee who lives in Edgewater, Md., has had various rescue dogs over the years. A previous dog — a little pooch Connie named Beemer — was adopted when he was 2 years old. That was an odd age for a rescue, Connie thought. In her experience, they tend to be either puppies or much older.

Later, Connie learned that when Beemer’s original owner had moved to a nursing home, no family member could take the dog, so he was left at an animal shelter. Connie figured

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