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June 11, 2016 - Blurred borders: How Europe's political landscape has impacted football

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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.




/SoftwareArchives
Why Korea is looking to incubate Indian startups?
Why Korea is looking to  incubate Indian startups? - Businessinsider India
Bay Area, Beijing and Bengaluru have been emerging as the biggest startup hubs across the world, and the Koreans aren't taking this lightly. The country is




/SportsArchives
Vijender Singh to face ex-Euro champ Kerry Hope in WBO title bout in New Delhi
Vijender Singh to face ex-Euro champ Kerry Hope in WBO title  bout in New Delhi
Vijender Singh has been unbeaten since turning pro last year, winning all his six contests so far via knockouts.


/SportsArchives
MS Dhoni to donate gloves, pads for Kolkata cancer patient
MS Dhoni to donate gloves, pads for Kolkata cancer patient
MS Dhoni will not be present in person because of Zimbabwe tour but he has donated his wicketkeeping gloves and pads.


/SportsArchives
Amid criticism, president Anurag Thakur defends BCCI’s Ranji neutral venue decision
Amid criticism, president Anurag Thakur defends BCCI’s  Ranji neutral venue decision
The thought behind the push for neutral venues is that the curators will have a free hand in creating sporting pitches.


/DigitalArchives
Uber is as big as Ola with 50% market share: Uber India CEO Amit Jain
Uber is as big  as Ola with 50% market share: Uber India CEO Amit Jain
Uber will continue to invest in India to increase its pool of drivers, improve technology, and add categories such as bike taxis, he said.




/EcommerceArchives
Start-ups face ISB ire after IITs/IIMs: 1 year ban for breaching commitments
Start-ups face  ISB ire after IITs/IIMs: 1 year ban for breaching commitments - Financial Express
After the IITs and the IIMs, the Indian School of Business (ISB) is the next to talk tough to etail/ecommerce companies that are not meeting their commitments to students.



/FinanceArchives
RBI policy in line with our expectation,: Finance ministry
RBI policy in line with our  expectation,: Finance ministry - Times of India
The finance ministry on Tuesday said the RBI monetary policy is broadly in line with government's expectations on growth and inflation. However, it said that business confidence will be restrained to an extent on account of unrelenting global factors.




/EcommerceArchives
Internet traffic in India to equal 12 billion DVDs per year by 2020: Cisco
The Indian digital transformation, based on the adoption of personal devices and deployment of M2M connections will have a greater impact on traffic growth



/FinanceArchives
RBI may ease bad-loan recognition norms and let banks reclassify borderline cases as standard loans
RBI may ease bad-loan  recognition norms and let banks reclassify borderline cases as standard loans - Economic Times
With most dodgy accounts having been classified as bad loans, banks have sought to convince the regulator that they have met the target of the asset-quality review.




/LogisticsArchives
Goa Govt declares no night shift for women as the transport facilities are poor, last work time for them is uptill midnight
Goa  Govt declares no night  shift for women as the transport facilities are poor, last work time for them is uptill midnight - Times of India
Goa's minister for factories and boilers Pandurang (Deepak) Dhavalikar said, "We have informed the union ministry of labour that we don't have the facilities.We have no objection to the second shift.




/HRArchives
Control human population to tackle environment issues: Suresh Prabhu
Control human  population to tackle environment issues: Suresh Prabhu - Financial Express
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today made a strong pitch for controlling human population to tackle environmental issues and to reduce the pressure on natural resources caused by growing demand.




/HRArchives
UPSC recruitment 2016: Apply for 257 jobs in EPFO
UPSC recruitment 2016: Apply  for 257 jobs in EPFO - The Indian Express
The last date to apply is June 23. The candidates can print the submitted copy of their completed forms latest by June 24.




/HRArchives
Adding agility to decision making
Adding agility to decision  making - Business Standard
Decisiveness is not enough in a volatile environment; companies have to cut through layers to speed up processes




/LogisticsArchives
After welcoming India-Iran Chabahar Port deal, 'jealous' China now says project is bound to fail
After welcoming India-Iran  Chabahar Port deal, 'jealous' China now says project is bound to fail - Zee News
When India and Iran had signed the multi-million dollar deal to develop the strategic Chabahar Port, China had reacted with caution saying it wasn't “jealous” and that its own multinationals stand to benefit from the agreement.




/HRArchives
Buying a home abroad not just a dream anymore
Buying a home abroad not just a  dream anymore - Business Standard
The key drivers are end-use, children's education and investment returns




/DigitalArchives
Uber seeks licence in Karnataka under new rules; authorities refuse to accept application
Uber seeks licence in Karnataka  under new rules; authorities refuse to accept application - ET
Cab-hailing firm Uber has applied for a licence to operate in Karnataka under the new rules governing app-based taxi aggregators, but the company hit a roadblock after the state transport authorities refused to accept the application. The San Francisco-based cab aggregator on Tuesday approach




/HRArchives

/SoftwareArchives
Salesforce sets up new centre of excellence in Hyderabad, to add 1,000 jobs
Salesforce sets  up new centre of excellence in Hyderabad, to add 1,000 jobs
The company has also set up a new Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Hyderabad as part of its expansion plans in India.




/EcommerceArchives
Online jeweller Bluestone in talks to raise Rs200 crore; IronPillar may lead funding round along with existing investors
Venture capital firm Iron Pillar may lead funding round along with existing investors Accel Partners, Kalaari Capital and IvyCap



/LogisticsArchives
Station uplift to Rail University, PM Modi unhappy at 'slow pace' of progress
Station uplift to Rail  University, PM Modi unhappy at 'slow pace' of progress - The Indian Express
These included the redevelopment of 400 stations and setting up of a Rail University, and other initiatives such as using advertisements for generating revenue.




/Ecommerce /SoftwareArchives
4G LTE networks to reach 45% population coverage by 2021 in India, says Ericsson
4G LTE networks  to reach 45% population coverage by 2021 in India, says Ericsson
Data traffic per active smartphone is expected to increase five-fold from 1.4 GigaByte (GB) per month in 2015 to 7 GB per month by 2021.




/SoftwareArchives
Is TCS's new problem the same as Infosys's old one?
Is TCS's new problem the  same as Infosys's old one? - Livemint
Infosys has witnesses strong cash flow generation, but has lagged considerably in terms of shareholder returns. Is TCS now falling into the same trap?




/RetailArchives
GST has little to do with logistics and more with striking a compromise between several stakeholders
GST has little to do with  logistics and more with striking a compromise between several stakeholders - YourStory.com
The Goods and Services Tax (GST), if implemented, will have to cut through a lot of complexity in a federal political structure like India. At the onset, t

/FinanceArchives
KKR India set to invest Rs600 crore in Kwality
KKR India set to invest Rs600  crore in Kwality - Livemint
The KKR funds will help Kwality strengthen its brand and expand its more profitable retail business




/FinanceArchives
India eyes mechanism for “commercially prudent” settlement of bad loans
India eyes mechanism for  “commercially prudent” settlement of bad loans - Financial Express
India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday that state bankers would propose a mechanism to reach "commercially prudent" loan settlements, as the government and lenders met to discuss how to tackle the country's bad loan problem.




/EcommerceArchives
How to herd money towards ecommerce companies; check out Betaout
How to herd  money towards ecommerce companies; check out Betaout - Financial Express
Betaout’s marketing tool seeks to drive more revenue for e-commerce firms with better customer insights



/DigitalArchives
India accounts for 20% of UC Browser's global userbase
India accounts  for 20% of UC Browser's global userbase
"Digital content consumption is on the rise and the challenge is how can we customise, curate and present diverse content to users," Kenny Ye added.




/SportsArchives
Euro 2016: I don’t think that Jamie Vardy will start for England, says Arsene Wenger
Euro 2016: I don’t think that Jamie Vardy will  start for England, says Arsene Wenger
Arsenal are trying to sign Jamie Vardy, triggering a release clause in his contract with a bid of about $29.1 million.


/SportsArchives
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers’ feedback helped me improving my batting: KL Rahul
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers’ feedback helped me improving  my batting: KL Rahul
KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh, both part of RCB, said they have benefited from playing alongside Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in IPL.


/Software /SoftwareArchives
Volkswagen India plans to fix emission software : Set to recall 1.9 lakh cars
Volkswagen  India plans to fix emission software : Set to recall 1.9 lakh cars  - On Cars India
Volkswagen to recall 1.9 lakh cars in India starting July - The recall is starting in July to fix the emission software.




/FinanceArchives
Indian economy set to soar irrespective of PM Narendra Modi's reforms agenda; here's how
Indian economy set to soar  irrespective of PM Narendra Modi's reforms agenda; here's how - Financial Express
Other than the monsoon, which is beyond the government’s control, there is little reason why India’s economy should not pick up momentum




/RetailArchives
HyperCITY Retail reworks strategy; to focus on smaller stores
HyperCITY Retail, which reported turnover of Rs1,000 crore in 2015-16 is eyeing 15% growth and will open 3 stores this financial year

/FinanceArchives
All eyes on Rajan: Markets watch central bank actions for direction
All eyes on Rajan: Markets  watch central bank actions for direction - Economic Times
On the flip side, the US Federal Reserve seems to be confident about the strength of its economy and feels it can brave a second interest rate hike.




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