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The Universal Basic Income debate often boils down to 'do you trust individuals to make better decisions with money handed to them vs the state deciding for them in the form of subsidies and benefits in areas that the state believes it needs to support individuals in?' The historical precedent is that individual humans will ultimately make better decisions for themselves than the state can for them. There will always be bad apples, but most will act responsibly in how they use their handout money!


Sports
Celebrity Clasico 2016, Full Time: Virat Kohli’s All Hearts draw 2 – 2 with Abhishek Bachchan’s All Stars
Celebrity Clasico 2016, Full Time: Virat Kohli’s All  Hearts draw 2 – 2 with Abhishek Bachchan’s All Stars
KL Rahul and Yuvraj Singh scored for Virat Kohli's XI but the match ended in a 2-2 draw.


Sports
Garbine Muguruza: Everything you need to know about the French Open 2016 winner
Garbine Muguruza: Everything you need to know about the French  Open 2016 winner
Factbox on Garbine Muguruza, who beat Serena Williams 7-5 6-4 to win her first French Open title.


Sports
French Open 2016 final: Spaniard Garbine Muguruza beats Serena Williams to win her first Grand Slam
French Open 2016 final: Spaniard Garbine Muguruza beats  Serena Williams to win her first Grand Slam
Spaniard Garbine Muguruza beats world no.1 Serena Williams 7-5 6-4 to claim her first French Open title.


Sports
If James Anderson stays on the park, he can knock me off: Glenn McGrath
If James Anderson stays on the park, he can knock me  off: Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath insisted that James Anderson has the potential to become the fourth highest wicket-taker in Tests behind Muralitharan, Warne and Kumble.


Sports
Anirban Lahiri hangs in despite sketchy putting
Anirban Lahiri hangs in despite sketchy putting
Anirban Lahiri shot even par 72 with three birdies and three bogeys, including in last three holes, to be two-under 142.


Sports
Sexism row: Chris Gayle claims he was used as a `big scapegoat`
Sexism row: Chris Gayle claims he was used as a `big  scapegoat`
Chris Gayle accused the BBL of tarnishing his image, saying that the same league had used his name earlier to promote the format in the country.


Entertainment
Tabrez Noorani rescued victims of human trafficking before making a film on the subject
Tabrez Noorani rescued victims of human  trafficking before making a film on the subject
Tabrez Noorani rescued victims of human trafficking before making a film on the subject - BollywoodHungama.com news. Filmmaker and the line producer of such global hits as Slumdog Millionaire and The Life Of Pi, Tabrez Noorani has personally rescued sex workers and girls caught in human trafficking racket from brothels in India


Entertainment
Bollywood Or Hollywood: Who Will Win The Theme Parks Battle In Dubai?
Bollywood Or Hollywood: Who Will Win The Theme Parks  Battle In Dubai?
Domes inspired by the royal palaces of India rise from a new Bollywood theme park under construction in Dubai, part of a drive to lure millions more tourists to the emirate.


Entertainment
Bollywood mourns death of veteran actress Sulabha Deshpande
Bollywood mourns death of veteran actress Sulabha  Deshpande
Members of Hindi film fraternity took to twitter to mourn the demise of veteran theatre and film actor Sulabha Deshpande.


Entertainment
Nawazuddin Siddiqui has a befitting response for those who think Bollywood's just about superstars!
Nawazuddin Siddiqui has a befitting  response for those who think Bollywood's just about superstars!
Nawazuddin Siddiqui has a befitting response for those who think Bollywood's just about superstars! - Nawazuddin will be seen next in 'Te3n' alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan.



Retail
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

Retail
Macy's puts India among top three focus markets
Macy's puts India among top  three focus markets - Business Standard
The store has been serving India through its website for the past two years

Retail
Online buyers in India more likely to use mobile for regular purchase
Online buyers  in India more likely to use mobile for regular purchase - Business Standard
Online shoppers are also more likely to use their mobile device to make regular or impulse purchases rather than expensive purchases

Retail
Yepme eyes 400 offline stores by fiscal end
Yepme gets 30% of its sales from the developed metro markets and rest 70% from tier II, III & IV places


Politics
Don't Think Indians Can Be Racists? Here's How They Treat Their Own People
Don't Think Indians Can Be Racists? Here's How  They Treat Their Own People
Amid the controversy of how Africans residing in India are often victims of racism, 101 India, an online youth-focused content portal, has put out a timely and informative video about India’


Politics
Jat Community To Launch 'Justice Rally', Haryana Govt Keeps 55 Companies Of Paramilitary Forces Ready
Jat Community To Launch 'Justice Rally', Haryana Govt Keeps 55  Companies Of Paramilitary Forces Ready
NEW DELHI -- Following the Punjab and Haryana High Court's interim stay on the Jat reservation quota, Akhil Bharatiya Jat Aarakshan Samiti are gearing up to launch a state wide 'Jat Nyay rally' in Har


Politics
Mathura Clashes: Large Amount Of Explosives Found At Jawahar Bagh, Probe Begins Today
Mathura Clashes: Large Amount Of Explosives Found At  Jawahar Bagh, Probe Begins Today
MATHURA -- A probe into the violence in Jawahar Bag here, in which 24 people were killed, begins today with the spot visit by the Commissioner of Aligarh. "I will first take stock of the situa


Politics
AAP Plans To Contest All Seats In 2017 Gujarat Assembly Elections
AAP Plans To Contest All Seats In 2017 Gujarat Assembly  Elections
AHMEDABAD -- The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today said it is planning to contest all 182 Assembly seats in Gujarat where elections are due next year. The party said that it is working to strengthen itse



Telecom

Telecom
Mobile phones, TVs, computing devices part of 'most dangerous' e-waste produced by India
Mobile phones, TVs, computing  devices part of 'most dangerous' e-waste produced by India - Zee News
In what may turn out to be an alarming signal for India, mobile phones, televisions and personal computing devices are part of the 'most dangerous' electronic waste (e-waste) produced in India.


Telecom
BSNL has no plans yet to roll out 4G network
BSNL has no plans yet to roll  out 4G network - The Indian Express
On Thursday, 4G bandwagaon Anupam Shrivastava also inaugurated the first of its kind bill payment services in association with Hitachi.


Telecom
Datawind to foray into telecom mart
Datawind to foray into telecom  mart - Deccan Chronicle
DataWind Inc., the makers of tablets, is in talks with several telecom network operators to enter the Indian virtual network operator (VNO) business. The strategy of Datawind will be to bridge the digital divide, and it intends to utilize its web delivery platform to help deliver affordable internet access to bring the next billion Indians



Ecommerce
LG Electronics India hires Saif Iqbal , Snapdeal's business head for electronics, to shape its ecommerce strategy by December
LG Electronics India hires Saif  Iqbal , Snapdeal's business head for electronics, to shape its ecommerce strategy by December - Economic Times
LG plans to launch televisions, white goods and smartphones exclusively for online sales so as to minimise conflict with brick-and-mortar retailing.

Ecommerce
Roadrunnr acquires Tinyowl, rebrands as Runnr; transitions into a food ordering and delivery platform
Roadrunnr acquires Tinyowl,  rebrands as Runnr; transitions into a food ordering and delivery platform - VCCircle
Bangalore-based Carthero Technologies Pvt. Ltd that has been operating hyperlocal on-demand logistics startup Roadrunnr has acquired troubled food ordering

Ecommerce
Voonik acquires three startups to build its premium fashion product Vilara; attempting to strengthen its leadership in the unbranded fashion segment largely
Voonik, which is focused on curated fashion, is attempting to strengthen its leadership in the unbranded fashion segment largely via acqui-hires or te..

Ecommerce
Online fashion retailer Yepme forays into the brick-and-mortar format and is aiming to have 400 outlets by the end of this fiscal
The company opted for omni channel growth by recently opening four stores in Gurgaon, is aiming to have its presence in around 550 district of the cou..


Finance
6 June 1966: A date to remember in the rupee’s history
6 June 1966: A date to remember  in the rupee’s history - Livemint
Rupee was devalued dramatically 50 years ago in response to the first significant balance of payments crisis


Finance
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


Finance
The tough choices before Raghuram Rajan
The tough choices before  Raghuram Rajan - Livemint
18 points that can help RBI governor Raghuram Rajan decide on an interest rate cut during Tuesday’s monetary policy review meeting


Finance
Sumitomo acquires 44% stake in Excel Crop Care for Rs623 crore
Sumitomo acquires 44% stake in  Excel Crop Care for Rs623 crore - Livemint
Excel Crop Care says Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo will also launch an open offer for public shareholders to acquire 30% additional stake




Logistics

Logistics
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.


Logistics
Maharashtra invites Malaysian firm to invest in road projects
Maharashtra invites Malaysian  firm to invest in road projects - Times of India
Mumbai, Jun 5 () Maharashtra government has held a discussion with Malaysian giant Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Holdings on ways to increase collaboration for Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway and some other road projects.


Logistics


Software
How a bunch of Indian startups have taken an early lead in chatbots?
How a bunch of Indian startups  have taken an early lead in chatbots? - Economic Times
Bots have reduced human intervention for us by over 90%. Next-gen bots will save time and make us more efficient.


Software
Twitter and Yahoo plan to join hands : Holds merger talks
Twitter and Yahoo plan to join  hands : Holds merger talks - Economic Times
Executives from the sinking micro-blogging website Twitter have met Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to discuss merger possibilities, the media reported.


Software
Technology firms improving employee experience with the help of tech and expertise
Technology firms improving  employee experience with the help of tech and expertise
Most companies have gone beyond social networking tools to create a bouquet of applications, which allow employees to do a variety of things.



Digital
IITs blacklist 7 startups from campus recruitment; Flipkart escapes ban
IITs blacklist  7 startups from campus recruitment; Flipkart escapes ban - ET
The All-IITs Placement Committee (AIPC), the body that represents the placement cell heads across IITs, has decided to blacklist seven startups that withdrew job offers to students this year. Flipkart, that initially delayed the appointments, offered an alternative option to place the recruits as in


Digital
Flipkart in talks to sell small stake to Times Group
In what could be the third ad-for-equity deal for Bennett, Coleman and Company Ltd (BCCL) in Indian technology unicorns, the media conglomerate is in talks with Flipkart to pick a small stake in the e-commerce firm.


Digital
Amazon takes on Quikr, OLX with new used-goods platform
Amazon takes on Quikr, OLX with  new used-goods platform
Amazon is looking to increase its user base among smaller sellers who may not be able to sell as a business, this programme will help get them on board.


Digital
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.



HR
Interplay between Technology and HR
Interplay between Technology  and HR - Deccan Herald
Technology is not only changing the way we work, think and interact, but also the way we live. It is so encompassing. Technology interface is dictating the way we communicate and interact in our lives and at our workplaces.


HR

HR
More women taking up odd jobs, claims survey
More women taking up odd jobs,  claims survey - Times of India
More and more women in metro cities are applying for unconventional jobs like cab driver, security guard for attractive pay and demand and supply gap, says a report. It shows there has been seven times more demand from employers for female cab drivers and 153 per cent increase in applicants.


HR
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



Construction
Vacant encroached land under ULC Act to be regularised by Telangana govt
Vacant  encroached land under ULC Act to be regularised by Telangana govt - ET Realty
The state government last week issued orders (GO Ms No 92 dated May 25, 2016) calling for regularisation/allotment of excess parcels of land to the pa..


Construction
Builder receives showcause notice from Nagpur civic body for tree felling
Builder  receives showcause notice from Nagpur civic body for tree felling - ET Realty
NMC garden superintendent Sudhir Mate informed TOI that a show cause notice has been issued to the builder as well as the contractor.


Construction
Recovery of local body tax, property tax up by Rs 92cr this year in Navi Mumbai
Recovery of  local body tax, property tax up by Rs 92cr this year in Navi Mumbai - ET Realty
“The property department is required to recover Rs 595 crore for 2016-17, hence it is essential that recovery process is initiated stringently from ..


Construction
Land acquisition for SRDP at 18 major junctions started by Hyderabad Government
Land  acquisition for SRDP at 18 major junctions started by Hyderabad Government - ET Realty
The GHMC has identified 18 junctions and entrusted to the land acquisition wing the task of acquiring land to facilitate SRDP.



Marketing
Over 60% smartphone users in India use ad-blocking software : Report
Over 60%  smartphone users in India use ad-blocking software : Report - Times of India
Ad-blocking software could undercut the economic model, especially for media organizations struggling to make transitions from print to digital.


Marketing
LinkedIn co-founder Allen Blue on India : the company's second-largest market
LinkedIn  co-founder Allen Blue on India : the company's second-largest market - Times of India
On Wednesday, LinkedIn launched an office in Bengaluru, as part of its broader ambitions in India -- the company’s second-largest market in the world.


Marketing
Ecommerce in India: Here's what e-retailers are focussing on to power-up profit
Ecommerce in India: Here's  what e-retailers are focussing on to power-up profit - Financial Express
Indian companies following proven global model of revenue generation


Marketing






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