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      The maximum search or demand comes from those NRIs living in the US, followed by the UAE and Britain, said the report by Commonfloor, a Quikr platform that offers home-seekers, sellers and realty professionals an online ecosystem.

      "Sections 5, 7, and 8 of the law protecting the privacy and security of the citizens are suspended," a statement signed by junta leader Min Aung Hlaing said. It gave no specific time period.

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      At the city level, the western region witnessed the most price increments, and prices in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and Ahmedabad rose nearly 1% and 1.4%, respectively, while remaining stable in Pune.

      ED had carried searches at seven locations including Prajapati’s residence in Lucknow and Amethi, company offices in Lucknow, residence of a chartered accountant in Kanpur and houses of two benami holders of Gayatri Prajapati in Lucknow and Amethi.

      Magicbricks' How India Searched for Homes During Pandemic Year 2020 report also reveals that most searched cities for homebuyers were Pune, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and affordability was the key for all house hunts.

      Many tenants have moved to their hometowns or are in the process of doing so, with companies also extending the work-from-home option for a few more months as there is no let-up in the pandemic situation.

      The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said that investigations regarding the holding of Benami shares worth Rs 140 crore were in progress, while cash amounting to Rs 4.29 crore and jewellery amounting to Rs 2.21 crore have been seized. The search covered 11 premises in Chandigarh, Delhi and Mumbai.

      The cases pertain to large-scale rioting, causing injuries to police personnel, destruction of public and private property, including the police stations' buildings and public and private vehicles, he said, adding that the rioters were armed with lethal weapons.

      "The searches have led to unearthing of unaccounted income of about Rs. 75 crore, so far. Evidences of unaccounted cash entries, unaccounted sales and purchases have been found totalling to more than Rs 8 crore. In addition, sales and purchases of stone etc have been found to be not recorded in the books of accounts, " the Board said in the statement.

      While the Hyderabad market saw a 2% price increase during July-September, after witnessing a dip of 5.2% in the previous quarter, real estate prices in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region and the National Capital Region including Gurgaon and Noida grew marginally.

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