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June 10, 2016 - Blurred borders: How Europe's political landscape has impacted football

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From the Editor's Desk
What if your search engine could warn you of signs of cancer? Microsoft, Google and others are looking at this possibility. Our searches reveal a lot about us. Microsoft's study suggests that 5-year survival rates of pancreatic cancer patients can be doubled with early screening (which can be done by studying your search queries about your symptoms). I anticipate personal assistants/chatbots taking this to another level in the future. Full story here


Sports
Blurred borders: How Europe’s political landscape has impacted football
Blurred borders: How Europe’s political landscape  has impacted football
The Indian Express takes a look at how the regional rivalries and a strong show of nationalism have shaped the way Europe plays, watches, football.


Sports
I have conveyed my decision on the Rio 2016 Olympics issue to AITA: Sania Mirza
I have conveyed my decision on the Rio 2016 Olympics issue to  AITA: Sania Mirza
For Sania Mirza, the focus has now completely shifted to Wimbledon where she and Martian Hingis will be defending their women's doubles title.


Sports
Why is India having second thoughts about the pink-ball test?
Why is India having second thoughts about the pink-ball test?
Even the solitary Test experiment in Australia last year had run into several problems as reflected in a player survey.


 


Sports
India chasing podium finish at Champions Trophy, says Roelant Oltmans
India chasing podium finish at Champions Trophy,  says Roelant Oltmans
This edition of the Champions Trophy returns to the old format of six teams competing in round-robins.


Sports
Euro 2016: We’re going to give it all we’ve got, says England’s Joe Hart
Euro 2016: We’re going to give it all we’ve got,  says England’s Joe Hart
England kick off their campaign in Group B against Russia on Saturday before facing Wales and Slovakia.


Sports
AIFF mulls legal action against Virat Kohli’s Premier Futsal League
AIFF mulls legal action against Virat Kohli’s  Premier Futsal League
The Indian FA has asked its affiliated members to "not cooperate" with the league.


Entertainment
It’s not just Udta Punjab: Also in limbo, Mohalla Assi, a film by Censor Board member
It’s not just Udta Punjab: Also in limbo,  Mohalla Assi, a film by Censor Board member
The CBFC letter states that the examining committee cannot issue a certificate to Mohalla Assi because it “is full of abusive words”


Entertainment
Elizabeth Banks, Reese Witherspoon honoured at Women of Year Awards
Elizabeth Banks, Reese Witherspoon honoured at Women of Year Awards
Spider-Man star Elizabeth Banks and Reese Witherspoon are among those, who picked up prizes at the 2016 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.


Entertainment
Udta Punjab not made to malign state: Bombay HC
Udta Punjab not made to malign state: Bombay HC
The court also said removing words such as election, MLA and MP did not make sense.


Entertainment
Happy to see exciting work on TV: Aamir Khan
Happy to see exciting work on TV: Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan says he is glad Indian television has come a long way and exciting stuff is now happening on the small screen.



Retail
Forget Flipkart & Snapdeal, Amazon's real plan is to beat Alibaba
Forget Flipkart  & Snapdeal, Amazon's real plan is to beat Alibaba - Business Standard
With its $3bn push, Amazon is preparing its foundation for the big battle with Alibaba; Flipkart & Snapdeal will either move aside or get crushed

Retail
Shoppers Stop partners Torero Corporation, to retail Cross and Police leather goods
Shoppers Stop partners Torero  Corporation, to retail Cross and Police leather goods - Economic Times
Torero Corporation recently acquired the rights to design, manufacture, distribute and retail Police-branded leather accessories, bags and shoes.

Retail
We are the leaders in e-commerce in India
We are the leaders in  e-commerce in India - Amit Agarwal, India Head of Amazon - YourStory.com
No, Jeff Bezos is not coming to India to present a larger-than-life-size cheque to his India Head for the $3 billion he has promised to pump into Amazon In

Retail
Alert: Shopping was not so fashionable in Q4, demand hasn't seen a major revival
Demand hasn’t seen a major revival, and that shows in the financials of retail companies in the March quarter


Telecom
Why the problem of call drops can't be resolved in the near future
Why the problem  of call drops can't be resolved in the near future - Times of India
The regulator suggested to the Department of Telecom, amendments in various provisions in the Trai Act, 1997, with a view to be an “effective sector regulator”.


Telecom
Bharti Infratel in talks to acquire Tower Vision India
Bharti Infratel in talks to  acquire Tower Vision India - Times of India
With opposition from residents to putting up new towers in populated areas, existing base stations are vital for expansion and strengthening the companys position.


Telecom
TRAI seeks powers to penalise telecom companies which fail to meet regulations
TRAI seeks  powers to penalise telecom companies which fail to meet regulations - Times of India
In a letter written to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), regulator has suggested amendments in the Trai Act 1997, so it may function effectively.


Telecom
RJio Partially Opens 4G Network for Public
RJio Partially Opens 4G Network  for Public - Light Reading
Reliance LYF Wind 5 Smartphone: Reliance LYF an Indian mobile handset company headquartered in Mumbai had Today launched a new 4G smartphone. check here for more details.



Politics
What Went Down In India As Modi Talked Up Freedom Of Speech And Religion In America
What Went Down In India As Modi Talked Up Freedom Of Speech  And Religion In America
NEW DELHI -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his speechwriters should be congratulated for a job well done, but the condition of civil liberties in India isn't quite as rosy as Modi made it out to be


Politics
How Modi's Clever Use Of Cultural References Connects Him To Foreign Audiences
How Modi's Clever Use Of Cultural References Connects Him To  Foreign Audiences
Yesterday, midway through his speech at the US Congress, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi used a baseball reference. Yes, our Gujarat-born, India-bred, 65-year-old PM told a full house of Ameri


Politics
Modi's 24x7 Campaign-Style Diplomacy Cannot Sustain Indian Foreign Policy
Modi's 24x7 Campaign-Style Diplomacy Cannot Sustain Indian  Foreign Policy
Domestic political observers and analysts agree that the Prime Minister can run an effective campaign. The responses of the global media to the visits of the Prime Minister show they share a similar view. Yet after two years, our performance in international relations and diplomacy can only be measured by our results and outcomes, not by the hours of television coverage or the inches of newspaper columns.


Politics
Tejpal's Trial Hasn't Even Begun: Has He Gamed The System?
Tejpal's Trial Hasn't Even Begun: Has He Gamed The System?
Thank you, Mid-Day newspaper, you did a great service today. You published a stupid piece of opinion by Malavika Sangghvi, asking us to sympathise with a rape accused named Tarun Jit Tejpal. Twitter a



Finance
After big loss, Canara bank to sell stake in assets, raise Rs 500 crore
After big loss,  Canara bank to sell stake in assets, raise Rs 500 crore - Economic Times
In March, finance ministry directed PSU banks to divest their holdings as it wants the lenders to raise resources internally to meet their requirements.


Finance
L&T said to pick banks for engineering-services unit share sale
L&T said to  pick banks for engineering-services unit share sale - Livemint
L&T is working with Kotak Mahindra Bank, Bank of America and JM Financial on the engineering-services unit’s listing, people familiar with the matter said


Finance
Banks led by ICICI initiate sale process for Unimark
Banks led by ICICI initiate  sale process for Unimark - Livemint
Lenders to Unimark invoked the SDR mechanism on 22 December to convert their loans into equity


Finance
GVK Power seeks shareholders’ nod to hike limit for loans
GVK Power seeks  shareholders’ nod to hike limit for loans - Livemint
GVK Power has sought shareholders’ approval for increasing the maximum limit of loans and guarantees that can be given to other entities to Rs15,000 crore from Rs10,000 crore



Ecommerce
Flipkart revamps tech leadership team again; moves engineering head Peeyush Ranjan to the role of group chief technology officer
Flipkart has moved engineering head Peeyush Ranjan to the role of group chief technology officer

Ecommerce
E-commerce startup StoreKing raises $16 million from Axiata Digital; use the funds to expand their team, enter tier III markets
E-commerce startup StoreKing  raises $16 million from Axiata Digital; use the funds to expand their team, enter tier III markets - Economic Times
Bengaluru-based StoreKing will use the funds to expand their team, enter tier III markets and tie up with 1 lakh retailers by 2017.

Ecommerce
German ecommerce investor Rocket Internet targets 25-40% sales growth
German  ecommerce investor Rocket Internet targets 25-40% sales growth - Economic Times
Shares in Rocket Internet slid last week after it reported that average revenue growth at its top startups slowed sharply in the first quarter to 34% from 217% a year earlier.



Logistics
Suresh Prabhu urges state govts to join hands with Railways for redevelopment and development of 400 stations across the country, 16 states have already agreed
Suresh Prabhu urges state govts  to join hands with Railways for redevelopment and development of 400 stations across the country, 16 states have already agreed - The Indian Express
Union Railway Minister says that state governments can provide resources that will help in the developmental of infrastructure.


Logistics

Logistics
Air Indias' 100 crew members too heavy to fly, given 6 months to get in shape
Air  Indias' 100 crew members too heavy to fly, given 6 months to get in shape - Deccan Chronicle
Last year, AI grounded 125 crew members who were overweight but had to withdraw the decision because of staff crunch.


Logistics
For Football lovers: Real Madrid star Zinedine Zidane arrives at Mumbai airport
For Football  lovers: Real Madrid star Zinedine Zidane arrives at Mumbai airport - Newsx
Zinedine Zidane was signed up as the brand ambassador of Indian reality developer, Kanakia Spaces.



Software
Why are senior managers abandoning India's startups?
Why are senior managers  abandoning India's startups? - Quartz
With Indian startups losing sheen, they are also losing top talent.


Software
Handset makers will not be putting panic buttons on existing phones : Reject DoT demands
Handset makers will not be  putting panic buttons on existing phones : Reject DoT demands
For phones that stopped selling five years ago, there is no feasible way to know if the device is still active and what software version it is on.


Software
Google Street View will not be used in India as Home Ministry rejects plans
Google Street  View will not be used in India as Home Ministry rejects plans
The Home Ministry has conveyed to Google that its plans to cover India through the Google Street View is rejected.


Software
How can technology help complete construction projects on time?
How can  technology help complete construction projects on time?
A team of researchers at a Canadian university has developed an advanced 4-D technique to avoid costly delays in construction projects.



Digital
India says no to Google Street View amid security fears
India says no to Google Street  View amid security fears - VCCircle
India has rejected Google's plans to put Indian cities, tourists spots, hills and rivers in an application in which one can explore through 360-degree, panoramic and street-level imagery. The Home Ministry has conveyed to Google that its plans to cover India through the Google Street View is


Digital
Former Vodafone CEO Arun Sarin picks up stake in Truecaller
Former Vodafone CEO Arun Sarin  picks up stake in Truecaller
This is Sarin’s third investment after taxi aggregator app Ola and music streaming company Saavn.


Digital
Infibeam cofounder Sachin Dalal to head Rakuten India’s operations; BookMyShow looking to raise $75 million
Infibeam cofounder Sachin Dalal  to head Rakuten India’s operations; BookMyShow looking to raise $75 million
Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten has appointed Infibeam co-founder Sachin Dalal to head its India operations while BookMyShow is in talks to raise $75 million from US-based equity growth fund Stripes Group. Here’s a quick round-up of startup and technology stories today. Rakuten hires Infibea


Digital
Former Snapdeal CTO Amitabh Misra launches travel tech venture Gofro
Former Snapdeal  CTO Amitabh Misra launches travel tech venture Gofro
MakeMyTrip-backed travel-tech startup Bona Vita Technologies Pvt Ltd has finally come out of the stealth mode with its platform Gofro.com. Founded by former Snapdeal CTO Amitabh Misra, the Delhi-based startup has launched an online travel planning and booking marketplace for Indians travelling a



HR
SAP Labs revamps sabbatical policy to give staff option of returning to firm if startup fails
SAP Labs revamps sabbatical  policy to give staff option of returning to firm if startup fails - Economic Times
Earlier, the company allowed employees to take unpaid leave of up to two years only for personal reasons or higher education.


HR
RSS veteran Murli Manohar Joshi to be next President of India?
RSS veteran Murli Manohar Joshi  to be next President of India? - India.com
RSS, the ideological parent of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), wants Murli Manohar Joshi to be the candidate for the Presidential election.


HR
India's finance minister: Boosting productivity is the key to unlocking Asia's potential
India's finance minister:  Boosting productivity is the key to unlocking Asia's potential - Nikkei Asian Review
Enhancing productivity across the region would help to ensure the coming years are "Asian decades," Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said."Sixty p


HR
PM Narendra Modi invites US firms to make the most of India's human resources, entrepreneurship
PM Narendra Modi invites US  firms to make the most of India's human resources, entrepreneurship - Economic Times
PM Modi promised to continue with prudent macroeconomic policies, work on improving business and investment environment, offer predictable tax policy.



Marketing
Artificial Intelligence Is Shaking Up The C-Suite : Report
Artificial Intelligence Is  Shaking Up The C-Suite : Report - CMO
The widespread adoption of artificial intelligence is having a big impact, ushering in major changes to the roles of top executives, more so than social media, smartphones, or even the Internet.


Marketing
What Trends Are Marketers Trying This Year? : Report
What Trends Are Marketers  Trying This Year? : Report - eMarketer
US marketers are interested in trying several marketing trends this year, according to research. More than half said they are drawn to personalized and intent-based marketing.


Marketing
An author looks at 50 years of Indian ads : Flashback
An author looks at 50 years of  Indian ads : Flashback - Hindustan Times
Through the last 50 years of Indian advertisement, author, adman Ambi Parameswaran looks at ways in which we’ve changed (and ways in which we’ve not)


Marketing
Yahoo to sell patents relating to search, advertising and the cloud
Yahoo to sell patents relating  to search, advertising and the cloud - Computerworld India
Some patents relating to the core Internet business are being retained



Construction
Aurangabad's Civic chief seeks CP's help in tax recovery
Aurangabad's Civic chief seeks CP's help in tax recovery - ET Realty
Following a request by the municipal commissioner, commissioner of police Amitesh Kumar on Wednesday convened a meeting of the property tax-payers who..


Construction
Realty queries answered by Anuj Puri, Country Head, JLL India
Realty queries answered by Anuj  Puri, Country Head, JLL India - ET Realty
Send queries on Stocks: et.stocks@timesgroup.com; Tax to et.tax@timesgroup.com; Insurance to et.insurance@timesgroup.com; Realty to et.realty@timesgro..


Construction
Bhubaneswar City likely to have world trade centre
Bhubaneswar City likely to have  world trade centre - ET Realty
Official sources said the preparation of blueprint for the project called Satya Nagar Institutional Core is underway.


Construction
Affordable housing policy revived by Karnataka
Affordable housing policy  revived by Karnataka - ET Realty
The cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to projects which aim to bring new amenities in two years.







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