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March 9, 2016 - Former Sequoia Capital analyst Kaushik Anand to drive Google startup investments in India

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In the Netflix series, Narcos, the infamous and powerful druglord Pablo Escobar is shown spending jail-time collecting photographs and building a memoir. While Tihar jail is no La Catedral, Subrata Roy, the once powerful chief of Sahara is writing a trilogy in jail, the first of which, Life Mantras, was released on Feb 1. Unfortunately, it's not a memoir. With allegations of Sahara being the Swiss bank of India, a tell-all would have made for some interesting reading - Comment

Digital
Former Sequoia Capital analyst Kaushik Anand to drive Google startup investments in India
Former Sequoia Capital analyst  Kaushik Anand to drive Google startup investments in India - News
Kaushik Anand could be heading Google start-up investments in India


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Digital
NDTV hires Sumeet Singh to head its yet-to-launch food e-store Smartcooky
NDTV hires  Sumeet Singh to head its yet-to-launch food e-store Smartcooky
NDTV has brought in Sumeet Singh, former CEO of Rocket Internet-backed Daraz, to head its yet-to-launch health food e-store Smartcooky. Singh will be CEO of the the media house's marketplace for health foods and personal care products. "He has incubated a horizontal marketplace f


Digital
AI-based data analytics startup vPhrase gets seed funding from Venture Catalysts
Zone Startups' founder Matt Saunders to join vPhrase as angel observer.


The Responsible Business Summit Asia 2016 - Empowering Suppliers & Engaging Customers
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Leverage value chain opportunities and minimise supplier risks to ensure business longevity. The Responsible Business Summit Asia 2016 will bring together leading supply chain, procurement and sustainability professionals to discuss and understand why value chain sustainability is vital for commercial growth.

Digital
DIY e-commerce platform KartRocket completes $8 billion in Series B funding round
In January, it secured $6 million in Series B funds from Bertelsmann India Investments and others.


Digital
OYO Rooms inks pact with PayPal for booking payments
OYO Rooms inks pact with PayPal  for booking payments
The partnership with PayPal will enable OYO Rooms' customers to pay for their bookings in Malaysia and other South East Asian countries.


Digital
Medical services platform seeDoc launches video consultation platform
Medical services platform  seeDoc launches video consultation platform
The app currently has 3 lakh users and processes up to 50 paid video consultations daily. “Our team of doctors has been handpicked from the best in the medical fraternity.


Retail
4-million merchants on platform? Paytm claims it's doable this year
4-million  merchants on platform? Paytm claims it's doable this year - Economic Times
"This year, we will be present offline in every nook and corner,” said Vijay Shekhar Sharma, CEO at Paytm. "Our offline payments will become as big as our online payments."

Retail
See huge market potential for handicraft in small cities, says X5 Retail CEO Pradeep Shekhawat
See huge market potential for  handicraft in small cities, says X5 Retail CEO Pradeep Shekhawat - Firstpost
Around eight out of 10 Indians do not know of a credible place to shop for authentic ethnic goods.

Retail
Kishore Biyani eyes Rs 20000 crore sales for food, consumer business by 2021
Kishore Biyani  eyes Rs 20000 crore sales for food, consumer business by 2021 - Economic Times
Betting big on food and consumer business, Future Group aims to clock a revenue of Rs 20,000 crore in this segment by the year 2021.

Retail
IKEA to invest Rs 2000 cr in Haryana
IKEA to invest Rs 2000 cr in  Haryana - Business Standard
The company said it would employ about 1,000 workers directly and engage around 3,000 more for providing services such as furniture assembly, delivery services, among others


Telecom
Cheap Mobile Phones to Give Shape to Centre's Digital India Plan
KOCHI: As the country is all set to provide a legal back-up to the Aadhaar platform, it seems the situation is conducive for India to become truly digital. Indi...


Telecom
Indian telecom services market is estimated to reach a CAGR of 10.3% by 2020 according to new research report
The telecommunication services are registered as the essential key elements for the economic growth across the world. The Indian telecom services market has recorded exponential growth in the past few years.

 


Telecom
Providence may grab Idea's offer to exit Aditya Birla Telecom
Providence may grab Idea's  offer to exit Aditya Birla Telecom - Economic Times
Idea Cellular is believed to have offered Rs 4,000 crore to buy out Providences 16% stake in its subsidiary Aditya Birla Telecom.


Telecom
Google could test Project Loon with Indian telecom operators
Google could test Project Loon  with Indian telecom operators - RCR Wireless News
Earlier in January 2016, the Indian government gave Google green light to proceed with piloting Project Loon in the country, representing a major step forw



Finance
What does the EPF tax rollback mean for you?
What does the EPF tax rollback  mean for you? - Livemint
Owing to a middle class backlash, the ministry of finance has rolled back its tax proposal on EPF, restoring the attraction of the retirement savings avenue


Finance
Mallya leaves India for foreign climes
Mallya leaves India for foreign  climes - Livemint
The lenders were trying to prevent Vijay Mallya from leaving the country


Finance
Is there more to India’s urbanization beyond Delhi and Mumbai?
Is there more  to India’s urbanization beyond Delhi and Mumbai? - Livemint
With close to 25 million people living in Mumbai and Delhi combined, India’s urbanization has clearly been lop-sided


Finance
Banking More Open to Microfinance Needs; 99 Percent Women Borrowers in India
NEW DELHI: With women accounting for 99 percent of microfinance borrowers in India, a major change occurring in the financial system is the greater responsivene...




Software
How is the new Artificial Intelligence technology challenging human smartness?
How is the new  Artificial Intelligence technology challenging human smartness? - Economic Times
Every two years or so, computer speed and memory capacity doubles -- which could lead to machines become smarter than humans within decades.


Software
Top IT players are now focussing on improving the revenue per employee
Top IT players  are now focussing on improving the revenue per employee
Of the top pack, Cognizant (listed on Nasdaq) and HCL Technologies have increased per employee revenue by 34% each since December 2009.


Software
Consulting firms EY, Deloitte, Cognizant looking to hire high number of MBA graduates this year
Consulting firms EY, Deloitte,  Cognizant looking to hire high number of MBA graduates this year - Economic Times
Cognizant, which topped ETs Top Recruiters at B-School study for over three years now, said it stepped up hiring this year.


Software
Bengaluru-based hacker rewarded with $15000 for discovering bug in Facebook's login system
Facebook rewarded a Bengaluru-based hacker after he discovered a flaw in the social networking site's login system that could have let hackers access any account without users' consent. Anand Prakash, who works as a security analyst at Flipkart, was rewarded $15,000 (approximately Rs 10 lakh) for reporting the bug, which was instantly patched by Facebook engineers.

 



Ecommerce

Ecommerce
redBus plans to expand global footprint in next three months; aims to launch ops in at least four South and Southeast Asian countries
Firm aims to launch ops in at least four South and Southeast Asian countries, says CEO Prakash Sangam

Ecommerce
Jewellery major WHP (Waman Hari Pethe) Jewellers forays into the e-commerce space with www.whp.net.in
Jewellery major WHP (Waman Hari  Pethe) Jewellers forays into the e-commerce space with www.whp.net.in - Economic Times
Known for pioneering aspirational design trends in the industry, the e-commerce platform will offer a unique concept of online ‘jewellery boutique .

Ecommerce


Franchise
Franchisee Journey: From working from a bedroom alone to computer troubleshooting franchisee with a team of 5
- Franchise Direct
MUMBAI: Coimbatore-headquartered Suguna Foods is eyeing to become a Rs 10,000 crore company by 2017, on the back of huge expansion in all its verticals, including feed mill, retail and ready-to-cook business, a top company executive said today.

     


Franchise
Reliance Retail shuts over 20 stores in effort to cut losses
Reliance Retail shuts over 20  stores in effort to cut losses - Financial Express
Reliance Retail, the retail arm of Reliance Industries, has shut more than 20 stores in the country in the last nine months mainly in the value (food and grocery retailing) and jewellery formats as the company is focusing to reduce losses by shutting unprofitable stores.


Franchise
Changing gears, Trent Hypermarket plans swift expansion
Changing gears, Trent  Hypermarket plans swift expansion - Business Standard
Likely to open 20-30 stores in Maharashtra & Karnataka in FY17; expansion plan might require capex of Rs 100 croreTrent Hypermarket, a joint venture (JV) between Tata's Trent and UK's retail giant Tesco, is shifting gears after a decade of cautious


Franchise
Domestic retailers lose out in high-end malls
Domestic retailers lose out in  high-end malls - Financial Express
Homegrown retail brands are facing tough times in retaining their spots in top performing malls as a host of international brands make a pitch for quality real estate.



HR
Vodafone aiming to have 33% women workforce by 2018: India CEO Sunil Sood
Vodafone aiming  to have 33% women workforce by 2018: India CEO Sunil Sood - Economic Times
"We have around 21-22 per cent women workforce currently which we plan to increase to 33 per cent in two years," Sunil Sood said.


HR
The 20 jobs where women earn the most
The 20 jobs where women earn  the most - Businessinsider India
Christopher Furlong/Getty ImagesSome of the highest-paying jobs for women are in healthcare.There's a lot to celebrate on International Women's Day, including


HR
How tuning brain can lead to self-motivation
How tuning brain can lead to  self-motivation - Times of India
If we can learn to control the motivational centres of our brains, will it lead us toward healthier, more productive lives?


HR
Rural call centre rings in jobs for local unemployed
A rural call centre started by entrepreneur RK Misra, who won the Lead India contest of The Times Of India in 2011, has successfully completed five years.



Logistics
Embassy Industrial Parks Signs 1910 Crore MoU with Government of Haryana at Global Investors Summit 2016
Anshul Singhal, Chief Executive Officer, Embassy Industrial Parks, said, “We are happy to see the proactive and professional approach of the Haryana government to help private companies like Embassy Industrial Parks, grow operations in the state of Haryana. Embassy Industrial Parks is confident of achieving its goals in the state with the support of the government. With this support, we promise to host world class infrastructure that will help both multinational and domestic companies’ set-up factory operations in the state.”

 


Logistics
Ramco Systems partners with RSA Logistics
To implement Integrated Freight Management System (IFMS) to better manage operations Dubai, UAE/ Chennai, India (PRWEB UK) 8 March 2016 Ramco Systems, leading Enterprise...


Logistics
V S Krishnan: How GST can benefit Make in India
V S Krishnan: How GST can  benefit Make in India - Business Standard
The goods and services tax will level the playing field for different sectors of industry, including domestic manufacturing. It will also promote the making of a common market by eliminating inter-state taxes


Logistics
Modi govt slow in implementing key reforms like GST: US official
Modi govt slow  in implementing key reforms like GST: US official - Hindustan Times
Arun Kumar, the US official, said that US companies are looking to India to “approve and implement long-awaited reforms” including the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the Land Acquisition Bill and the Bankruptcy Law.



Construction
Jaiprakash Associates misses interest payment on bonds worth $150 million
Jaiprakash  Associates misses interest payment on bonds worth $150 million - Livemint
Firm says dues will be paid from the proceeds of the proposed sale of its cement assets to UltraTech Cement


Construction
$250 million raised by Kotak Realty Fund
$250 million raised by Kotak  Realty Fund - Livemint
Kotak Realty Fund raises the amount from offshore institutional investors to primarily make equity investments in residential projects


Construction
Buyers seek rollback of stamp duty hike in Noida
Buyers seek rollback of stamp  duty hike in Noida - ET Realty
While the duty hike is taken for providing technological upgradation in infrastructural facilities for the city, residents claim that the Noida Author..


Construction
Maharashtra to undertake Rs 8,000 crore road development project
Government's thrust is to develop state highways, district roads and to provide road connectivity to every village

 



Marketing
Indian Railways appoints EY to scout its advertising potential : Report
The move aims to enhance revenue through non-fare box route as emphasized by Railway Minister

 


Marketing
Celebrating the Women Leaders in Indian Advertising : Women's Day Special
Over the years, advertising industry in India has produced great talent, which has not just won hearts on the domestic ground but also gained laurels across the globe for their path breaking work. And this talent is constituted of both men and women.

 


Marketing
Gender sensitivity in ads, Truth or tokenism? : Report
Campaign reports on an emerging media and has grown to be the authoritative voice of the media, marketing and advertising community in the Asia Pacific region


Marketing
New levy on online ads to hit small advertisers : Report
New levy on online ads to hit  small advertisers : Report - The Hindu
Smaller advertisers may need to take a fresh look at their online strategy as a fallout of the government’s plan to levy an equalisation tax of 6 per cent on online advertisement services offered in t



Politics
WATCH: Soni Sori Raises The 'Azadi' Battle Cry Right In The Heart Of JNU
WATCH: Soni Sori Raises The 'Azadi' Battle Cry Right In The  Heart Of JNU
If you thought a bodily injury would stop the indomitable Soni Sori from making her voice heard in the face of oppression, you probably don't know her well. Her face was blackened with a chemical in C


Politics
Arun Jaitley Retracts Proposal To Tax Employees' Provident Fund At Withdrawal
Arun Jaitley Retracts Proposal To Tax Employees' Provident  Fund At Withdrawal
NEW DELHI -- Facing all around attack, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today withdrew his Budget proposal to tax employees' provident fund (EPF) at withdrawal. Jaitley had in his Budget for 2016-17 p


Politics
The World Culture Festival Is An Exercise In The Art Of Living Irresponsibly
The World Culture Festival Is An Exercise In The Art  Of Living Irresponsibly
We are a country sorely lacking in perspective. While some of us have been up in arms about the “subsidized” PhD students at JNU, the Indian army has been mobilized to build pontoon bridge


Politics
This June The Indian Air Force Will Get Its First Batch Of Woman Fighter Pilots
This June The Indian Air Force Will Get Its First  Batch Of Woman Fighter Pilots
An announcement by Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on International Women's Day will pave the way for hundreds of Indian women in years to come to realize their ambition in male-dominated work spaces. The



Sports
Dharamsala won’t work, says Pakistan as it holds back T20 team
Dharamsala won’t work, says Pakistan as it holds back  T20 team
According to a report in the Dawn newspaper, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has delayed the departures of its men’s and women’s teams due to “security concerns”.


Sports
ICC World T20: Mohmmad Amir just a normal bowler who was good on that day, says Rohit Sharma
ICC World T20: Mohmmad Amir just a normal bowler who was good  on that day, says Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma went on to shower praise on Jasprit Bumrah and urged the media to highlight the young Indian instead.


Sports
Maria Sharapova fails drug test; list of other players who were charged for doping
Maria Sharapova fails drug test; list of other players who were  charged for doping
Maria Sharapova is not the first big athlete to fail a doping test. Many others before her have in different sporting arenas.


Sports
Hiddink: Hazard must show what he is capable of against PSG
Hiddink: Hazard must show what he is capable of against PSG
Guus Hiddink calls on Eden Hazard to make the difference at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea go out for Champions League revenge against Paris Saint-Germain



Entertainment
Lingaa script case: Madurai court summons actor Rajinikanth
Lingaa script case: Madurai court summons actor  Rajinikanth
A court in Madurai has issued summons to superstar Rajinikanth and others asking them to appear before it on March 8 in connection with a suit filed against his film "Lingaa".


Entertainment
Jimmy Kimmel to host 2016 Emmy Awards
Jimmy Kimmel to host 2016 Emmy Awards
Jimmy Kimmel will be returning as host for the 68th Emmy Awards, having fronted the ceremony four years ago.


Entertainment
‘Don’ was a masterpiece: Amitabh Bachchan
‘Don’ was a masterpiece: Amitabh  Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan says the Chandra Barot-directed 1978 action film "Don" was a masterpiece.


Entertainment
Here is what SRK, Sonakshi, Jacqueline, Farhan have to say on Women’s Day
Here is what SRK, Sonakshi, Jacqueline, Farhan have to  say on Women’s Day
On the occasion of Women's Day, Bollywood celebrities including SRK, Sonakshi, Jacqueline have taken to Twitter to wish their fans and celebrate this day.




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