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Entertainment
Nihalani rejects role in Udta Punjab film leak
Nihalani rejects role in Udta Punjab film leak
Nihalani also drew flak Wednesday for issuing the film a certificate that names high court judges who ruled in the case.


Entertainment
Bombay Bassment: A slice of Mumbai music, with a deejay on board, on 5-city tour
Bombay Bassment: A slice of Mumbai music, with a deejay on  board, on 5-city tour
Promoting their new album through a five-city tour, Mendes talks about how the ‘Bombay Bassment x FUNC VIP’ presents Bombay Bassment in a new light and sound.


Entertainment
Udta Punjab releases at the box office today; will it fly with the audiences?
Udta Punjab releases at the box office today; will it fly  with the audiences?
Udta Punjab opens in cinema screens across India today.


 


Entertainment
Next season of Satyamev Jayate will focus on water crisis: Aamir Khan
Next season of Satyamev Jayate will focus on water crisis:  Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan's team has already started work and research on his popular reality TV show, Satyamev Jayate.


Entertainment
Udta Punjab movie review: Stars Shahid, Alia, Kareena, Diljit
Udta Punjab movie review: Stars Shahid, Alia, Kareena,  Diljit
Udta Punjab movie review: This is the kind of film which has something to say, and it says it with both flair and conviction.


Entertainment
Conjuring 2 spin-off The Nun in works
Conjuring 2 spin-off The Nun in works
Makers of Conjuring 2 are developing a spin-off of the movie, titled The Nun.


Sports
Euro 2016: England football fans party in Lille after winning ‘Battle of Britain’
Euro 2016: England football fans party in Lille after winning  ‘Battle of Britain’
Police were braced during England's clash against Wales to avoid the kind of violence that threatened England and Russia with expulsion from Euro 2016.


Sports
Champions Trophy Final, India vs Australia: When, where and how to watch live
Champions Trophy Final, India vs Australia: When, where and how  to watch live
Champions Trophy: India vs Australia for the Gold medal takes place in London on Friday night.


Sports
Euro 2016: Stubborn Poland hold uninspired Germany to goalless draw
Euro 2016: Stubborn Poland hold uninspired Germany to goalless  draw
Both Germany and Poland now need a point in their final group matches vs Ukraine and Northern Ireland respectively to guarantee reaching the last 16.


Sports
I hope we double our medals tally at Rio 2016 Olympics, says Prakash Padukone
I hope we double our medals tally at Rio 2016 Olympics,  says Prakash Padukone
Prakash Padukone roped in as an expert commentator, felt Indian shuttlers could return with a better haul this time around.



Retail
Price war in ecommerce? Amazon cuts its referral fee by 1-7% on few categories
Price war in  ecommerce? Amazon cuts its referral fee by 1-7% on few categories - Economic Times
Amazon has cut its referral fee by 1-7% on some categories including personal computers, mobile devices and tablets, electronics, movies, music, video games etc.

Retail
ITC goes hyperlocal to boost its food portfolio
The company plans to launch products specific to a region and expand nationwide over time once it gains popularity

Retail
A cashless dream for kirana stores
Payments banks will need to develop more use-cases where digital clearly beats cash

Retail
Malls go all out to lure fashion brands
Malls go all out to lure  fashion brands - Business Standard
In the wake of 2 yrs of low footfall, malls offer longer rent-free periods, long leases & capex on fit-outs


Telecom
Par panel for raids, audits on telcos understating revenue
The panel in an earlier meeting on June 6 had slammed telecom and finance ministries for ...

 


Telecom
Telecom giant Sunil Bharti Mittal named ICC Chairman
Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, has been elected Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Voting by ICC’s World Council took place yesterday in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 


Telecom
How you may get a Digital India option to pay utilities, mobile phone bills
How you may get  a Digital India option to pay utilities, mobile phone bills - Financial Express
The government on Wednesday said the Common Service Centres (CSCs) have got an approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to act as a bill payment operating...


Telecom
Airtel's Open Network will show network coverage quality across India
Airtel's  Open Network will show network coverage quality across India - The Indian Express
Airtel Open Network interface is available on Airtel's website and and myAirtel app.



Politics
Why A Mutant Kejriwal Is Important For AAP And Indian Politics
Why A Mutant Kejriwal Is Important For AAP And Indian  Politics
When Arvin Kejriwal took Delhi by storm in 2015 by successfully hopping from a civil society movement to a protest party to a government, he was a unique specimen because nobody in India had risen fro


Politics
We're A Nation Of Criminals Under 377, And That Needs To Change Now
We're A Nation Of Criminals Under 377, And That Needs To Change  Now
PM Modi's tweet was crisp: "Shocked at the shootout in Orlando, USA. My thoughts & prayers are with the bereaved families and the injured." In a way, it sends out the message that it was the loss of lives that mattered, without going into sexual orientations. I wish that same emotion applied back home: that sexual preferences do not a patriotic citizen make. More to the point, sexual preferences do not a criminal make.


Politics
VHP Is Pushing The Modi Government To Create A Cow Protection Ministry
VHP Is Pushing The Modi Government To Create A Cow Protection  Ministry
NEW DELHI -- The Vishwa Hindu Parishad wants the Modi government to create a separate ministry dedicated to protecting cows. The Hindustan Times reported today that the Bharatiya Govansh Rakshan Sa


Politics
PM Narendra Modi Wants Country's Taxmen To Be 'Soft And Sober'
PM Narendra Modi Wants Country's Taxmen To Be  'Soft And Sober'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked the tax officials to remove fear of harassment from the minds of taxpayers and focus on five pillars of administration -- revenue, accountability, probit



Finance
Send Rajan back to Chicago if you want to see India's economic growth at 10%: Subramanian Swamy
Send Rajan back to Chicago if  you want to see India's economic growth at 10%: Subramanian Swamy - Business Standard
He also said if income tax is abolished, middle class will deposit money in banks which can be invested in manufacturing


Finance
Standard Chartered denies allegation on SBI-led consortium's collusion with Vijay Mallya
Standard Chartered denies  allegation on SBI-led consortium's collusion with Vijay Mallya - Economic Times
The bankers' counsel had said, "If the bankers had colluded with Mallya, we would not have been waging a court battle against the high-profile defendant."


Finance
Will new aviation policy make regional flying profitable?
Will new aviation policy make  regional flying profitable? - Livemint
Regional flying may not become profitable, but the overall market size can explode


Finance
MCX chief Mrugank Paranjape sees trade in currency segment soon
MCX chief Mrugank Paranjape  sees trade in currency segment soon - Economic Times
The launch of a currency derivatives segment is what Mrugank Paranjape, the newly-anointed MD of Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX), is betting on.



Logistics
Gujarat's first green international airport ready for take off, has been rated by Green Ratings of International Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) and planned by the Energy and Resources Institute(TERI)
Gujarat's first green  international airport ready for take off, has been rated by Green Ratings of International Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) and planned by the Energy and  Resources Institute(TERI) - Times of India
The progress on the new international terminal is being directly monitored by the office of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who preferred Varanasi over Vadodara constituency after winning the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. itself.


Logistics
Global investors eye big stake in GMR Hyderabad airport, currently GMR has 63%, Malaysia Airport Holdings 11%, AAI and Telengana state have 26%
Global investors eye big stake  in GMR Hyderabad airport, currently GMR has 63%, Malaysia Airport Holdings 11%, AAI and Telengana state have 26% - Times of India
After inducting a Malaysian strategic partner in its power vertical, GMR is carrying out a similar exercise for its airports business.


Logistics
Vistara, AirAsia India seek quick fleet growth as aviation rules eased, aim to boost strength to 20 planes
Vistara, AirAsia India seek  quick fleet growth as aviation rules eased, aim to boost strength to 20 planes - Economic Times
International services by AirAsia India and Vistara may not significantly hurt incumbents such as Air India, Jet Airways and InterGlobe Aviation's IndiGo, some analysts said.


Logistics
Indian online marketplaces are closely monitoring the GST bill as costs may rise up
Indian online  marketplaces are closely monitoring the GST bill as costs may rise up - Businessinsider India
A specific proposal in the draft law relating to tax collection at source will prove to be detrimental to lakhs of small and medium sellers who do business on ecommerce platforms, said Flipkart



Ecommerce
Voonik raises $20 million from Sequoia, others; to utilize the funds to scale up the mens and premium segments
Voonik will utilize the funds to scale up the men’s and premium segments

Ecommerce
MobiKwik and FreeCharge trade barbs as mobile wallet war gets nasty
MobiKwik and  FreeCharge trade barbs as mobile wallet war gets nasty - VCCircle
Which is the number two mobile wallet company in the country? That question has sparked off an online spat between digital recharge platform and mobile wallet

Ecommerce
Ola founder Bhavish Aggarwal aims to stop Uber's passage to India
Ola founder  Bhavish Aggarwal aims to stop Uber's passage to India - Economic Times
Aggarwal contends Ola has a better grasp of how to operate in a country with infrastructure challenges like nowhere else.

Ecommerce
Women's fashion and lifestyle portal Styletag appoints Flipkart’s Michael Adnani as chief executive officer
Adnani joins the Bengaluru-based company from Flipkart, where he was vice president of the commerce platform and headed strategic brand alliances.


Software
How small companies are giving IT majors a run for their money?
How small companies are giving  IT majors a run for their money? - Times of India
Smaller niche companies are walking away with deals that would have traditionally been bagged by IT majors like Cognizant, Infosys, TCS, Wipro and HCL. Greater domain expertise, mobile-first solutions and integrated services with cost-effective options have worked in the small companies’ favour.


Software
Indian smartphone makers finding it difficult to compete with Chinese entrants Vivo, Oppo, LeEco and Gionee
Indian smartphone makers  finding it difficult to compete with Chinese entrants Vivo, Oppo, LeEco and Gionee
Aggressive marketing push by recent Chinese entrants Vivo, Oppo, LeEco and Gionee has increased the cost of business sharply for Indian handset makers.


Software
BlackBerry ropes in HCL Infosystems to distribute enterprise software
BlackBerry  ropes in HCL Infosystems to distribute enterprise software
BlackBerry has roped in HCL Infosystems as the national distributor of its enterprise products and solutions in India.


Software
Tech Mahindra to continue scouting for acquisitions, says MD and CEO, CP Gurnani
Tech Mahindra  to continue scouting for acquisitions, says MD and CEO, CP Gurnani
Gurnani, who is also the chairman for IT industry body Nasscom, said despite several geopolitical and economic challenges, Brexit could ultimately mean be business as usual for India and TechM.



Franchise

Franchise
Franchisor Zone: How to choose the right media to reach ideal candidates?
Franchisor  Zone: How to choose the right media to reach ideal candidates? - Franchising.Com
How do you connect with your ideal candidates? What media is best for reaching your target franchisees? And how often should you communicate with them? Learn how Fastsigns does it!



HR
India promises business centre in Namibia
India promises business centre  in Namibia - Namibian
NAMIBIA and India have agreed to cooperate in the area of entrepreneurship development by setting up a joint entrepreneurship centre here.


HR
Arundhati Bhattacharya: 6 interesting facts about India's most influential female banker
Arundhati Bhattacharya: 6  interesting facts about India's most influential female banker - India.com
As rumours doing the round within the financial circles of the nation, Bhattacharya is likely to replace Raghuram Rajan as the next RBI Governor.


HR
Grads, postgrads vie for govt sweeper jobs
Authorities Flummoxed With Response, Candidates Will Have To Prove Their Sweeping Skills


HR
Adecco Group launches recruitment brand Spring Professional in India
Adecco Group  launches recruitment brand Spring Professional in India - Economic Times
In view of the steady progress in sectors such as IT and engineering, life sciences and finance, many Indian companies are now focusing on domestic and international growth.



Digital
State Bank of India launches Rs 200 crore fund to invest in fintech startups
State Bank of  India launches Rs 200 crore fund to invest in fintech startups - YourStory.com
The fund would be extending upto Rs 3 crore for any India registered company for promoting their business in India using information technology for banking.


Digital
DoT says no to releasing TV White Space spectrum, clarifies it is for experiments
DoT says no to  releasing TV White Space spectrum, clarifies it is for experiments
Will not de-license 470MHz-582 MHz band for commercial use


Digital
Fahion marketplace Voonik raises $20 million in Series B funding from existing and new investors
Fahion marketplace Voonik  raises $20 million in Series B funding from existing and new investors
The latest round follows the $5 million raised by the three year-old company in June last year from Sequoia and Seedfund and comes less than two weeks after it completed a series of acquisitions.



Marketing
What Does Microsoft's LinkedIn Acquisition Mean For Marketing? : Report

The multibillion-dollar deal marks Microsoft's largest acquisition in history. Experts say it could send ripples through the marketing industry.

 


Marketing
Star India goes big on 2016 Rio Olympics, but advertisers not enthused : Report
Star India has outlined a comprehensive coverage plan for the 2016 Summer ...

 


Marketing
Indian retailers bank on e-marketing to hook customers : Report
Indian retailers bank on  e-marketing to hook customers : Report - Fibre2fashion.com
As Indian customers increasingly get digitally savvy, more and more retailers are realizing that e-marketing is the best channel to keep customers engaged by creating personalised shopping experiences


Marketing
Indian Brands Cast Online Video In Lead Marketing Role
Indian Brands Cast Online Video  In Lead Marketing Role - CMO
Here’s how Microsoft India, HCL, and Nestle India, among others, have integrated digital video into their overall content marketing strategies.



Construction
Credai advises plan checks before rushing to buy flats
Credai advises plan checks  before rushing to buy flats - ET Realty
One should insist on the document, and take a copy of the completion or occupation certificate.


Construction
16 new parcels added by SEBI to Sahara auction; bids price at Rs 1,245 crore
16 new parcels  added by SEBI to Sahara auction; bids price at Rs 1,245 crore - ET Realty
This has taken the total number of properties of the beleaguered group to be auctioned to 42 with a combined reserve price of Rs 4,345 crore.


Construction
Mopa land allotment to defence ministry condemned by NGO in Goa
Mopa land allotment to defence  ministry condemned by NGO in Goa - ET Realty
The defence ministry, headed by former Goa CM Manohar Parikkar, had earlier asked for five acres of land at Mopa, to set up an enclave to accommodate ..


Construction
Qlik app says Mumbai least expensive commercial-hub in APAC region
Qlik app says  Mumbai least expensive commercial-hub in APAC region - ET Realty
"Mumbai least expensive; Tokyo most expensive with Hong Kong and Sydney close behind," Qlik said in a statement.







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