Saturday, June 4, 2016

June 4, 2016 - French Open 2016: Sania Mirza-Ivan Dodig, Leander Paes-Martina Hingis enter mixed-doubles final

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Sports
French Open 2016: Sania Mirza-Ivan Dodig, Leander Paes-Martina Hingis enter mixed-doubles final
French Open 2016: Sania Mirza-Ivan Dodig, Leander Paes-Martina  Hingis enter mixed-doubles final
Sania Mirza last won a mixed doubles Grand Slam trophy at 2014 US Open with Brazilian partner Bruno Soares.


Sports
India beat Laos 1-0, put one foot in 2019 Asian Cup Qualifiers
India beat Laos 1-0, put one foot in 2019 Asian Cup Qualifiers
Jeje found scored the only goal from India in the 56th minute to help team beat Laos 1-0 in first leg.


Sports
India tour of West Indies dates announced, first Test begins July 21
India tour of West Indies dates announced, first Test begins July 21
India will tour West Indies for 49 days playing four Tests and two warm-up matches.


Sports
Top cricketers to test pink-ball in Duleep Trophy
Top cricketers to test pink-ball in Duleep Trophy
BCCI president Anurag Thakur says tournament will help gauge the ‘advantages’ and ‘disadvantage’ of the new concept.


Sports
Sushil Kumar-Narsingh Yadav conundrum: Judgment in wrestling case on Monday
Sushil Kumar-Narsingh Yadav conundrum: Judgment in  wrestling case on Monday
In an indication of things to come, Justice Manmohan observed that 'there is no statutory mandate' in the sports code to hold trials.


Sports
French Open 2016: Serena Williams struggles past Yulia Putintseva to reach semis
French Open 2016: Serena Williams struggles past Yulia  Putintseva to reach semis
Serena Williams recovers to win two consecutive sets and advance to French Open semi-final.


Retail
Patanjali comes under FSSAI scanner again, this time over its 'crude' oil claims
FSSAI has asked its central licensing authority to issue a show cause notice to Patanjali over complaints about misleading advertisement of mustard oi..

Retail
Cashless in India: How a fintech professional went without using cash for 50 days
Cashless in India: How a  fintech professional went without using cash for 50 days - Express Computer
Abhishant Pant, a payments professional based in Mumbai shares his experience of 50 days of cashless journey in India

Retail
Government to allow 100% FDI in food retail: Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Government to  allow 100% FDI in food retail: Harsimrat Kaur Badal - Economic Times
The government is also looking at a proposal to set up cold storage in existing mandis across the country for fresh fruits and vegetables to help farmers, she said.

Retail
Nandan Nilekani backed logistics company 4TiGO in 6 states now
Nandan Nilekani backed  logistics company 4TiGO in 6 states now - Economic Times
The states where 4TiGO has launched operations are Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Goa and Kerala.


Entertainment
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan likely to be Apple's Indian brand ambassador
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan likely to be Apple's Indian brand  ambassador
A formal announcement will be made when Apple will launch new iPhones in India.


Entertainment
How travelling in South America made me fall in love with Bollywood
How travelling in South America made me  fall in love with Bollywood
There is a new-found respect in my heart for our superstars and starlets.


Entertainment
British special forces are using Bollywood songs to freak out ISIS
British special forces are using Bollywood songs to freak out ISIS
British special forces have found an unlikely psychological weapon to fight ISIS.


Entertainment
Bollywood Review: Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan monkey around in 'Housefull3'
Bollywood Review: Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan  monkey around in 'Housefull3'
Sajid-Farhad leave us thoroughly exhausted with a comedy, that unfortunately borders on tragedy



Politics
Tell African Citizens 'India Loves You', Appeals Sushma Swaraj; Twitter Reacts Swiftly And Brutally
Tell African Citizens 'India Loves You', Appeals Sushma  Swaraj; Twitter Reacts Swiftly And Brutally
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has asked Indians to extend the hand of friendship to Africans living in India. In a tweet last night, Swaraj urged Indians to shake hands with the next "A


Politics
Modi Govt Has Made Strides In Achieving Balanced Growth, But Challenges Remain
Modi Govt Has Made Strides In Achieving Balanced Growth, But  Challenges Remain
It is with a "balanced growth" lens of ensuring "sustainable economic development" that I prefer to look at Modi's two years in office. Many of the Prime Minister's schemes and missions have collectively set the right tone from a balanced growth perspective, including, among others, the 175 GW solar mission, the Swachh Bharat Campaign, the GiveItUp LPG Scheme, Jan Dhan, and Aadhaar. However, all great plans must be executed, which requires a fully functioning Parliament...


Politics
Gulberg Massacre: Justice Has Been Delivered, Says Congress Spokesperson Tom Vadakkan
Gulberg Massacre: Justice Has Been Delivered, Says Congress  Spokesperson Tom Vadakkan
NEW DELHI -- Congress today welcomed the conviction of 24 of the 66 accused by a Gujarat court, including a VHP leader, in the 2002 post-Godhra Gulberg society massacre which left 69 people dead, sayi


Politics
Rebalancing With India: The Race For Influence In The Asia-Pacific
Rebalancing With India: The Race For Influence In The  Asia-Pacific
The US is keen on leveraging its strategic partnership with India -- a growing Asian economic, military and geo-political power -- in balancing the rise of China in the larger Indo-Pacific domain. The first American President to have visited India twice during his tenure, Barack Obama has been committed to forging deeper cooperation with India, which he calls a 21st-century centre of influence.



Telecom
Call drop issue: Trai seeks more powers to penalise errant mobile companies
Call drop  issue: Trai seeks more powers to penalise errant mobile companies - Economic Times
Trais move comes weeks after the Supreme Court struck down its order mandating operators to compensate consumers Rs 1 for each call drop.


Telecom
India's mobile data traffic to grow by 15-times by 2021:Report
India's mobile data traffic  to grow by 15-times by 2021:Report - Hindustan Times
Aggressively cornering a third of all new mobile subscriptions across the globe in the


Telecom
India outshines US in internet user base: Study
India outshines US in internet  user base: Study - Business Standard
India has surpassed the US as the world's second-largest internet market and internet user growth remains consistent led by acceleration in India, a new report has said.


Telecom
Reliance Jio to gain as India's 4G adoption will be faster: Report
Reliance Jio to  gain as India's 4G adoption will be faster: Report - The Indian Express
Seamless coverage along the highways, voice call clarity, above-par experience of entertainment applications -- especially Jio Play -- and faster data speeds were the key highlights




Finance
Is India's economic growth for real? Take a look at key numbers
Is India's economic growth  for real? Take a look at key numbers - Economic Times
Better-than-expected GDP growth of 7.9% in the last quarter of FY16 and 7.6% in the full year, in line with estimates, makes for a robust economic narrative.


Finance
MF’s bad decisions can’t curb redemptions
MF’s bad decisions  can’t curb redemptions - Livemint
Restrictions on redemptions can be imposed only when the markets at large become illiquid


Finance
Providence Equity to sell 3.47% stake in Idea Cellular
Providence Equity to sell 3.47%  stake in Idea Cellular
By The fund has hired investment banker Morgan Stanley to manage the share sale


Finance
Wudstay enters homestay segment to increase revenue
Wudstay enters homestay segment  to increase revenue - Livemint
Wudstay partners 2,000 homestays across 15 leisure destinations, including Ladakh, Manali, Goa and Kerala, on its platform



Ecommerce
Fashion Recommerce Platform CoutLoot Raises Funding From Venture Catalysts
Inc42 Magazine (press release) (blog)Fashion recommerce platform CoutLoot- a one stop solution to de-clutter one's closet for cash, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Venture Catalysts. For Venture Catalysts, this marks their first investment in ecommerce sector. The startup

Ecommerce
Innovation, funds key to growth in e-commerce: Parag Gupta, Morgan Stanley
Innovation,  funds key to growth in e-commerce: Parag Gupta, Morgan Stanley - Economic Times
Plotting a firm path to profitability is not necessarily the most important task for Indian e-commerce startups, says Parag Gupta.

Ecommerce
Jabong launches brand campaign 'Be You' in collaboration with Harvey Brown
Jabong  launches brand campaign 'Be You' in collaboration with Harvey Brown - Financial Express
This campaign marks the beginning of a new chapter for Jabong. Youth today are confident, comfortable in their skin and ready to make bold choices. They want to be fashionable...


Logistics
India's First Railway University to come up in Gujarat, to cost Rs 865 Crore and offer Management And Engineering
India's First Railway  University to come up in Gujarat, to cost Rs 865 Crore and offer Management And Engineering - Indiatimes.com
The university will offer MBA, MTech, Diplomas and BTech and make India a global hub for railway management.


Logistics

Logistics

Logistics
E-commerce dream run is far from over, say offline online players
E-commerce dream run is far  from over, say offline online players - Business Standard
The recent valuation markdowns of e-commerce poster boy Flipkart, prominent internet companies deferring joining dates for IIT and IIM graduates after offering them placement, and hardly any eye-popping fund-raising are all signs that add up to tell



Software
Xiaomi Corp acquires 1,500 technology patents from Microsoft
Xiaomi Corp acquires 1,500  technology patents from Microsoft - ET
Besides the patent transfers, Xiaomi will pre-install Microsoft Office and Skype on its Android smartphones and tablets, Microsoft said in a statement.


Software

Software
How online service providers are building technological hacks and fixes around the infrastructural challenges to increase efficiency?
How online service providers  are building technological hacks and fixes around the infrastructural challenges to increase efficiency? - Economic Times
For on-demand cab aggregators that bet on their algorithms to route drivers, reducing the estimated time of arrival or drop can only be managed by better navigation.


Software
Google currently has no plans to make its own smartphone, says CEO Sundar Pichai
Google  currently has no plans to make its own smartphone, says CEO Sundar Pichai
Addressing a packed "Code Conference" in California on Wednesday, Pichai said that "our plan is still to work with OEMs to make phones".



Digital
MobiKwik hurls googly at Paytm by offering ‘6% annual interest (oops 'profit') to wallet users even without a payment bank licence
MobiKwik hurls googly at Paytm  by offering ‘6% annual interest (oops 'profit') to wallet users even without a payment bank licence - ET
Digital wallet company MobiKwik, which last year missed the bus for a payments bank licence, has hurled a googly at its biggest rival Paytm by announcing an “annual profit” for its wallet users. Gurgaon-based One MobiKwik Systems Pvt Ltd, which has about 30 million wallet users and expects to inc


Digital
Bangalore pips Tokyo, Tel Aviv in list of innovation hubs
Bangalore pips Tokyo, Tel Aviv  in list of innovation hubs
Makes an entry at No. 5 in Capgemini report; Silicon Valley no longer an innovation 'empire'


Digital
Myntra hires ex-Amazon India exec Manpreet Ratia as chief people officer
Myntra hires  ex-Amazon India exec Manpreet Ratia as chief people officer
Flipkart-owned fashion e-commerce venture Myntra Designs Pvt Ltd has roped in former Amazon India executive Manpreet Ratia as chief people officer and head of new initiatives. Ratia will spearhead key HR initiatives and oversee talent acquisition and retention across verticals. He will also b


Digital
E-tailers face funding risks due to tighter PE: Ind-Ra
Ind-Ra says funding through conventional bank lending is highly unlikely



HR
Raj Raghavan, Amazon India's HR Head reveals 3 tips that every manager should keep in mind
Raj Raghavan, Amazon  India's HR Head reveals 3 tips that every manager should keep in mind - ETRetail.com
But, a good HR Manager not only knows how to handle crisis situations like these, but also strive to find a balance between the needs of the employee ..


HR
Dollar firms vs euro ahead of US jobs report
New York, June 2, 2016 (AFP) -The dollar firmed against the euro Thursday ahead of the May US jobs report that could tip the Federal Reserve toward an interest rate hike this month or in July.


HR
India-Backed Sugar Factory in Ghana To Create 7300 Jobs
India-Backed Sugar Factory in  Ghana To Create 7300 Jobs - The Quint
President Mahama said the factory will save the country about $200 million yearly in sugar imports.


HR


Construction
Urban Housing Mission will require minimum enhancement of 9 sq mt carpet area
Urban Housing  Mission will require minimum enhancement of 9 sq mt carpet area - ET Realty
Under Beneficiary Led Construction, beneficiaries will be assisted for construction of new houses and enhancement of existing houses to make them more..


Construction
Maha govt order formalizes land swap and MADC to build basic infra on new IAF land
Maha govt order  formalizes land swap and MADC to build basic infra on new IAF land - ET Realty
MADC will have to hand over 400 hectares land to IAF within a month and also build the necessary infrastructure free of cost. In turn, MADC will get 2..


Construction
Sahara properties to be auctioned at Rs 722 cr reserve price
Sahara properties to be  auctioned at Rs 722 cr reserve price - ET Realty
HDFC Realty has been asked to auction a total of 31 land parcels at Rs 2,400 crore, while SBI Cap has been tasked to auction another 30 land propertie..


Construction
Sebi orders Arise Bhoomi developers to refund investors money
Sebi orders Arise Bhoomi  developers to refund investors money - ET Realty
The schemes, as per Sebi, qualifies to be a CIS which requires compulsory registration from the regulator, Sebi would register a case with police or g..



Marketing
Majority Of Marketers Halfway To Digital Maturity : Report
Majority Of Marketers Halfway  To Digital Maturity : Report - CMO
Econsultancy and Adobe’s new Digital Intelligence Briefing, “The Pursuit of Data-Driven Maturity,” turns to the science of marketing.


Marketing
Paying Lip Service To Customer-Centricity Is Not Enough : Report
Paying Lip Service To  Customer-Centricity Is Not Enough : Report - CMO
What do companies KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Amazon U.K, and World Disney World have in common? A genuine commitment to strengthening relationships with their customers.


Marketing
Why Indian Publishers Should Be Very Worried About Mobile Ad Blocking : Report
Why Indian  Publishers Should Be Very Worried About Mobile Ad Blocking : Report - Lighthouse insights
What is the biggest challenge publishers are facing today on digital? The answer is revenues, handicapped by an industry created monster: Ad blocking. To give a perspective on how big the problem i…


Marketing
Mary Meeker's Internet Trends report points to video's social media dominance
Mary  Meeker's Internet Trends report points to video's social media dominance - Marketing Dive
Meeker's annual Internet Trends report, released Wednesday, showed overall slowed growth of the internet and revealed messaging apps could possibly replace the home screen.




/SportsArchives
Pakistan unlikely to support World T20 in 2018: PCB chief Shaharyar Khan
Pakistan unlikely to support World T20 in 2018: PCB chief  Shaharyar Khan
PCB chief Shaharyar Khan clearly hinted that Pakistan could possibly vote against a two-year cycle for the World T20.


/SportsArchives
IPL 2016 final: I have utmost faith in Bhuvneshwar Kumar for death bowling, says David Warner
IPL 2016 final: I have utmost faith in  Bhuvneshwar Kumar for death bowling, says David Warner
David Warner credited his bowlers for their disciplined bowling against Royal Challengers Bangalore after they claimed their maiden IPL title.


/SportsArchives
IPL 2016: At least 5 ways in which it was different and positive
IPL 2016: At least 5 ways in which it was different and positive
Put into perspective, IPL is about how much it contributes to Indian cricket. This edition offered positives.


/SportsArchives
IPL 2016 Final: Who said what about Sunrisers Hyderabad’s win
IPL 2016 Final: Who said what about Sunrisers Hyderabad’s win
Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight runs to win their maiden Indian Premier League title.


/SportsArchives
Lionel Messi to go on trial on Tuesday in Spain for tax fraud
Lionel Messi to go on trial on Tuesday in Spain for tax fraud
Lionel Messi's court appearance comes just days before he joins his Argentina teammates for the Copa America in the United States.


/SportsArchives
French Open 2016: No play in Paris after first washout in 16 years
French Open 2016: No play in Paris after first washout  in 16 years
Heavy rain forced day nine to be cancelled, due to which Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will play their last-16 matches on Tuesday.


/SportsArchives
Marcus Rashford signs long-term contract with Manchester United
Marcus Rashford signs long-term contract with  Manchester United
Marcus Rashford scored eight goals this season, including two on his debut against Midtjylland in the Europa League.


/EntertainmentArchives
Udta Punjab’s story is told through music: Amit Trivedi
Udta Punjab’s story is told through music: Amit Trivedi
Amit Trivedi says the dark and trippy music of Udta Punjab is the character extension of its lead Shahid Kapoor.


/SportsArchives
IPL 2016 Final: SRH players’ continue title celebrations
IPL 2016 Final: SRH players’ continue title celebrations
As Sunrisers Hyderabad became the champions of Indian Premier League season nine, celebrations in the team continued away from the field too.


/RetailArchives
Beware Flipkart, Amazon! Big Bazaar outlets to offer eight-day discount scheme to lure customers
Beware Flipkart, Amazon! Big  Bazaar outlets to offer eight-day discount scheme to lure customers - Economic Times
The company said the programme will help ensure higher footfall across the month instead of just weekends or the first few days after people get their salaries.

/EntertainmentArchives
Subhash Ghai lauds Kapil Sharma for not disrespecting icons
Subhash Ghai lauds Kapil Sharma for not disrespecting  icons
Subhash Ghai has praised comedian-actor Kapil Sharma for not hurting or disrespecting legends on The Kapil Sharma Show.


/FinanceArchives
Multiples PE puts Vikram Hospital stake on sale
Multiples PE puts Vikram  Hospital stake on sale - Livemint
The private equity firm, which picked up a 64% stake in the Bengaluru-based Vikram Hospital in 2013, is eyeing a Rs450 crore deal




/SoftwareArchives
Panasonic plans to launch 25 smartphones and eyes Rs 2,500-crore revenue from mobile phones this year
Panasonic plans to launch 25  smartphones and eyes Rs 2,500-crore revenue from mobile phones this year
The Japanese company, whose revenues from mobile phones stood at Rs 1,200 crore last year, plans to launch about 25 smartphones this year.




/FinanceArchives
ONGC plans buying majority stake in GSPC’s KG gas block
ONGC plans buying majority  stake in GSPC’s KG gas block - Livemint
ONGC has gas discoveries in a neighbouring block and GSPC wants gas from those to be routed through its Deendayal block infrastructure for onward transportation to the shore




/SportsArchives
Zimbabwe sack coach Dav Whatmore, captain Hamilton Masakadza ahead of India ODIs, T20Is
Zimbabwe sack coach Dav Whatmore, captain Hamilton Masakadza  ahead of India ODIs, T20Is
Zimbabwe play India in three one-day internationals in Harare starting on June 11, as well as two Twenty20 games.


/SportsArchives
Marcus Rashford, Daniel Sturridge make England Euro 2016 squad
Marcus Rashford, Daniel Sturridge make England Euro 2016  squad
England are taking five forwards to the 24-team tournament in France with Daniel Sturridge selected despite doubts over a calf problem.


/EntertainmentArchives
Priyanka returns home for 10 days, to finalise next Bollywood project
Priyanka returns home for 10 days, to finalise next Bollywood project
Actor Priyanka Chopra returned home for 10 days after wrapping up the shooting of her Hollywood film Baywatch and television series Quantico and may decide on her next Hindi film in this duration.


/TelecomArchives
TRAI issues pre-consultation paper on Net Neutrality
Ad Age is the leading global source of news, intelligence and conversation for marketing and media communities


/EntertainmentArchives
Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher mourn producer Vikas Mohan’s death
Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher mourn producer Vikas  Mohan’s death
Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar and Satish Kaushik on Tuesday mourned the death of producer and trade analyst Vikas Mohan.


/LogisticsArchives
Indian Railways accident: Two bogies of Santragachhi-Tirupati Express train derail in Odisha; no casualty
Indian Railways accident: Two  bogies of Santragachhi-Tirupati Express train derail in Odisha; no casualty - Financial Express
Indian Railways accident: Two bogies of Santragachhi-Tirupati Express train derailed near Baudpur railway station in Bhadrak district of Odisha tonight, railway officials said.




/TelecomArchives
Telcos using new technology to mask call drops
Telcos using new technology to  mask call drops - Times of India
Telecom operators are using a radio-link technology to show a call as connected even as the network connection is lost.


/Telecom /SoftwareArchives
Apple plant in India to benefit retail sector, says Google Industry Director
Apple plant in  India to benefit retail sector, says Google Industry Director
"Now, whether it will impact online or offline it doesn't matter, I think, but if Apple decides to set up one such plant, it's great for the industry," he said.




/SportsArchives
WHO rejects calls to move Rio 2016 Olympics over Zika fears
WHO rejects calls to move Rio 2016 Olympics over Zika fears
In an open letter to the WHO, more than 100 leading scientists had said new findings about Zika made it 'unethical' for the Games to go ahead.


/EntertainmentArchives
Pope Francis honours George Clooney, Richard Gere, Salma Hayek
Pope Francis honours George Clooney, Richard Gere, Salma  Hayek
Pope Francis honoured Richard Gere, George Clooney and Salma Hayek with the Olive Medal of Peace in an event to promote the Scholas Occurrentes foundation.


/SportsArchives
Saina Nehwal enters Rd 2, Manu Attri-Ashwini Ponnappa duo loses in Indonesia Open
Saina Nehwal enters Rd 2, Manu Attri-Ashwini Ponnappa duo  loses in Indonesia Open
Manu Attri and Ashwini Ponnappa lost 14-21 25-27 to Terry Hee and Wei Han Tan in a 30-minute match.


/SportsArchives
Just holding camps for England tour is not the answer: Javed Miandad lashes out at PCB
Just holding camps for England tour is not the answer: Javed  Miandad lashes out at PCB
Javed Miandad also questioned the absence of head coach Mickey Arthur from the boot camp and then the skills camp.


/FinanceArchives
Indian banks seek artificial intelligence
Indian banks seek artificial  intelligence - Livemint
The size of the banking crisis is roughly 10% of GDP and taxpayers should be unhappy about footing the bill




/Finance /EcommerceArchives
How a bunch of bloggers are monetising their passion
How a bunch of bloggers are  monetising their passion - Economic Times (blog)
It is no simple task, but evolving a niche blog — in, say, fashion, beauty — into an ecomm startup with revenue streams may be a logical progression.



/SportsArchives
In works: Pink-ball in Duleep Trophy; neutral Ranji Trophy venues
In works: Pink-ball in Duleep Trophy; neutral Ranji Trophy  venues
India are scheduled to play 13 home Tests next season and a couple of those, against New Zealand and Australia, could be under lights.


/DigitalArchives
Infibeam to invest Rs 45 crore in payment gateway CCAvenue
E-commerce firm Infibeam Incorporation Ltd said on Monday it will invest up to Rs 45 crore ($6.7 million) in the company that operates the payment gateway CCAvenue. Infibeam’s wholly owned subsidiary NSI Infinium Global Pvt. Ltd has signed a term sheet with Avenues (India) Pvt Ltd for the investment and is in talks for a definitive agreement. The percentage of stake to be bought will be finalised in the definitive agreement, Infibeam said in a stock-exchange filing.




/HRArchives
Indian employees most content about their well-being: Survey
Indian employees most content  about their well-being: Survey - Daily News Analysis
Indian employees most content about their well-being: Survey - Nine out of ten Indian employees are positive about their well-bring, the 11th Edenred Ipsos Barometer said.




/FinanceArchives
Yes Bank ties up with online payment solutions startup Click pay
Yes Bank ties up with online  payment solutions startup Click pay - Economic Times
Click&pay will issue Yes Bank sponsored mobile wallets and employ Yes Bank's immediate payments service (IMPS) payments platform.




/SportsArchives
After winning Ironman title 13 times, Dr Kaustubh Radkar is the fastest at Comrades Marathon
After winning Ironman title 13 times, Dr Kaustubh Radkar is the  fastest at Comrades Marathon
The Comrades Marathon is the world's largest and oldest race, and run annually in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.


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