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July 13, 2016 - Rio 2016 Olympics: Sardar Singh is no longer king of Indian hockey

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Today's editorial is from Mr Mohit Khattar, Head of Retail Strategy and Branding at Godrej Industries (and ex-Managing Director of Godrej Nature's Basket). Women currently constitute only 10-15% of the Retail workforce in India. Considering that most shopping decision-makers are women, this makes no sense. More here


Sports
Rio 2016 Olympics: Sardar Singh is no longer king of Indian hockey
Rio 2016 Olympics: Sardar Singh is no longer king of Indian  hockey
Sardar Singh sacked as captain as goalkeeper Sreejesh is given the armband for the Rio Olympics; Sushila named skipper of women’s team.


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Sports
All eyes on Mohammad Amir as Pakistan return to Lord’s
All eyes on Mohammad Amir as Pakistan return to Lord’s
Six years ago, during a Lord's Test against England, Mohammad Amir and Pakistan new-ball partner Mohammad Asif deliberately bowled no-balls.


Sports
Abhinav Bindra’s mindset ahead of his last Olympics
Abhinav Bindra’s mindset ahead of his last Olympics
Abhinav Bindra’s day starts at 8am and till noon he shoots around 100-120 shots.


 


Sports
Late for team bus, pay $50: Coach Anil Kumble’s playbook
Late for team bus, pay $50: Coach Anil Kumble’s playbook
This is one of the rules Kumble has enforced since taking charge as India’s head coach.


Sports
In Kerry Hope’s corner, a man who has been waiting for Vijender Singh to show up
In Kerry Hope’s corner, a man who has been waiting for  Vijender Singh to show up
What makes Vijender Singh's job harder, feels Williams, is that he has had to unlearn nearly two decades of amateur boxing in a relatively short time.


Sports
Ramkumar Ramanathan: Davis Cup will be ‘a moment to remember for me’
Ramkumar Ramanathan: Davis Cup will be ‘a moment to remember  for me’
Known to have a good serve, the 21-year-old Chennai lad has played at grass courts in European championships including the Wimbledon qualifiers.


Entertainment
Kriti Sanon scores 3 million Instagram followers
Kriti Sanon scores 3 million Instagram followers
Kriti Sanon has garnered three million followers on Instagram and she treated her fans with a photograph of herself.


Entertainment
Boman Irani names grandson Ziaan
Boman Irani names grandson Ziaan
Boman Irani welcomed his grandson Ziaan on July 3.


Entertainment
Not looking at doing fiction shows on TV: Surveen Chawla
Not looking at doing fiction shows on TV: Surveen Chawla
Surveen Chawla says many new shows like "Modern Family" are coming up, which she feels is a "great revelation".


Entertainment
Rapper Raftaar ‘would love to act in South Indian film’
Rapper Raftaar ‘would love to act in  South Indian film’
Acting in a South Indian film is the new interest of rapper Raftaar.



Politics
Former BJP MLA alleges secret pact between Amit Shah and Akbaruddin Owaisi during Bihar polls
Former BJP MLA alleges secret pact between Amit  Shah and Akbaruddin Owaisi during Bihar polls
Former Gujarat BJP MLA Yatin Oza has alleged that Amit Shah had a secret pact with AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi ahead of the Bihar polls last year.


Politics
Congress criticises Parrikar for attending programs in Goa while ‘Kashmir was burning’
Congress criticises Parrikar for attending programs  in Goa while ‘Kashmir was burning’
The Goa unit of Congress on Monday criticised Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for attending programs in his native state when Jammu and Kashmir was on the boil.


Politics
National Herald case: Relief for Sonia, Rahul Gandhi; Delhi HC sets aside trial court order
National Herald case: Relief for Sonia, Rahul  Gandhi; Delhi HC sets aside trial court order
Swamy had approached a Delhi trial on 1 March seeking finacial details from the Congress party and various government agencies in the National Herald case


Politics
Supreme Court hears plea saying Muslims shouldn’t get minority benefits in Jammu and Kashmir
Supreme Court hears plea saying Muslims  shouldn’t get minority benefits in Jammu and Kashmir
The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Centre on a plea that Jammu and Kashmir's majority population — Muslims — should not be allowed to reap the benefits of the Central schemes for the welfare of minorities



Retail
It's stupid! Liberal FDI didn't let Flipkart become India's Amazon: Shankar Sharma
Had e-commerce been walled off from foreign competition, India would have had a fair chance of giving birth to its own Amazon and Alibaba, says Sharma.

Retail
How ban on discounts have changed behaviour of online buyers
How ban on discounts have  changed behaviour of online buyers - Economic Times
Orders on the portals Dhora sells, such as Amazon and Flipkart, have dried up. Not long ago, Dhora used to ship 60-70 packets a day.

Retail
Zara posts slowest sales growth in India; stiff competition from global rivals like H&M and Gap
Zara posts slowest sales growth  in India; stiff competition from global rivals like H&M and Gap - Economic Times
Zaras sales growth has been tapering off after stellar performances following its entry into India in 2010. It posted a profit in the first year of operations and doubled sales every two years.

Retail
Vijay Ghadge joins as COO of Snapdeal's captive logistics unit Vulcan Express
Vijay Ghadge joins as COO of  Snapdeal's captive logistics unit Vulcan Express - Economic Times
Snapdeal, which is strengthening its supply chain and logistics capabilities, had invested Rs 240 crore in GoJavas in two subsequent rounds in 2015.


Digital
Government to launch e-visa for another 36 countries soon
Government to launch e-visa for  another 36 countries soon - Times of India
Riding high on the success of the e-tourist visa scheme, the Union tourism ministry plans to extend online visas to 36 countries including Iran, Italy, Egypt and Nigeria among others.


Digital
Top VC funded Grofers eyes operational break-even by year end
Top VC funded Grofers eyes  operational break-even by year end
Dhindsa is optimistic about the business model, pointing out that Grofers average order size has increased to above Rs1,000 from about Rs600 six months ago.


Digital
India's first social network in regional languages ShareChat raises $1.35 million funding led by SAIF Partners
India's first social  network in regional languages ShareChat raises $1.35 million funding led by SAIF Partners
The latest round of funding also saw participation from ShareChat's existing investor, early-stage investment firm India Quotient, which had invested about $100,000 in the startup in February last year.


Digital


Telecom
For rural India, mobile recharges are important than colas, chocolates
For rural  India, mobile recharges are important than colas, chocolates - Businessinsider India
In rural areas, there was lesser money because of two years of deficit rainfall. Whatever little money was in their hands, rural consumers preferred to spend on mobile recharge rather than colas.


Telecom
Reliance Jio 4G service: How to get SIM, speed-tests, price and everything else
Reliance Jio 4G  service: How to get SIM, speed-tests, price and everything else - The Indian Express
Reliance Jio 4G service will launch in India by end of 2016. Our break-down of speed, price, and how to get a Jio SIM.


Telecom
Mobile phone security risks growing; Symantec India chief explains how
Mobile phone  security risks growing; Symantec India chief explains how - Financial Express
In today’s mobile-first world, mobile devices are more than mini computers in our pockets. Yet, most consumers unknowingly put personal information which resides on their mobile phones...


Telecom
Spectrum usage charge: Trai sticks to flat SUC rate stand
Spectrum usage charge: Trai  sticks to flat SUC rate stand - The Indian Express
The Telecom Commission had cleared a proposal to use weighted average formula for calculating spectrum SUC based on the total spectrum holding, for all bands allocated to telecom operators.



Software
Global PC shipments drop 5.2 per cent in Q2 of 2016, says Gartner
Global PC shipments drop 5.2  per cent in Q2 of 2016, says Gartner - News
The fall in PC shipments also comes amid a large-scale shift across the technology landscape as a generation of data-hungry consumers.


Software
Foxconn to begin making mobiles at Navi Mumbai plant from August
Foxconn to begin making mobiles  at Navi Mumbai plant from August
The rented premise is a temporary facility and the company is looking at 1,200 acres of land in Maharashtra for a new multi-billion dollar factory.


Software
redBus acquires majority stake in Peru's Busportal.pe
redBus acquires majority stake  in Peru's Busportal.pe - News
No financial details of the deal were disclosed


Software
Samsung India to focus on new launches to gain market share
Samsung India to focus on new  launches to gain market share
Samsung India Electronics will now focus on new launches with innovative features to maintain its position and gain more market share.





Logistics
Lack of opposition support forces Congress to rethink on GST
Lack of opposition support  forces Congress to rethink on GST - Hindustan Times
Gandhi’s apparent reluctance to speak elaborately on the GST was not an indication that his party has started considering it as a non-issue. But it might have reflected the fact that, eight months ago, the fate of the GST bill lay in Congress’ hand.


Logistics
Decks cleared for Vijayawada airport expansion, the last 4 mobths have see nuber of flights booming by 63% fom 22 flights to 36 flights a day, is connected to 12 Indian cities now
Decks cleared for Vijayawada  airport expansion, the last 4 mobths have see nuber of flights booming by 63% fom 22 flights to 36 flights a day, is connected to 12 Indian cities now  - The New Indian Express
The Gannavaram airport is ready for the extra operations expected during the Krishna Pushkaralu,  said airport director G Madhusudana Rao.


Logistics
Maharashtra: Government plans to operationalise Shirdi airport by October 2016
Maharashtra:  Government plans to operationalise Shirdi airport by October 2016 - Daily News Analysis
Maharashtra: Government plans to operationalise Shirdi airport by October - The remaining work including getting the aerodrome license from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) soon, said the official.


Logistics
India: Iron ore cargo zooms 523% through major ports, 7.47 mt of ore and pellets handled in Apr-May this yr compared to 1.2 mt in the corresponding period last year
In a reversal of trend, iron ire traffic in the country has started gaining momentum. Compared to a fall of 28 per cent last financial year, iron ore shipments



HR
A simple (but radical) plan to boost Russia's economic productivity
A simple (but  radical) plan to boost Russia's economic productivity - Russia Direct
Russia has one overlooked option to boost its economic productivity – encourage widespread migration of laborers and small business owners from surrounding nations. But is it really possible to import demography on such a grand scale?


HR
With expansion in mind, Lenskart appoints top level executives
With expansion in mind,  Lenskart appoints top level executives - Economic Times
The company wants to increase its offline presence, ramp up its manufacturing facility and create seamless consumer engagement on its platform.


HR
What Are The Challenges To India's Defence Modernisation
What Are The Challenges To  India's Defence Modernisation - Swarajya
India faces the most complex threats and challenges that range from nuclear to sub-conventional spectrum of conflict.


HR


Marketing
The differently abled find their place in Indian advertising : Report
The differently abled find  their place in Indian advertising : Report - Livemint
An increasing number of brands are choosing to be more realistic in their representation of society through advertising


Marketing
Do Mothers Make Better Marketers? : Report
Andrea Leadsom, Conservative Party Leader in the UK shocked Britain by saying that she would be be a better Prime Minister for Britain, because she was a mother of three and having children meant that she had a real stake in Britain's future.

 


Marketing
Flipkart, Snapdeal, Jabong are spending less on ads : Report
Flipkart, Snapdeal, Jabong are  spending less on ads : Report - Livemint
Amazon is the top e-commerce advertiser by volume this year with a 18% share of TV advertising and a 21% share of print


Marketing
Hungama and MTNL partner for content and shoving ads into user Internet connections
Hungama and  MTNL partner for content and shoving ads into user Internet connections - Medianama
Hungama has partnered with government owned ISP MTNL to provide entertainment content to users in Delhi and Mumbai. MTNL has only 1.10 million broadband subscribers, but remains the third largest wireline ISP in the country. Hungama has similar partnerships with BSNL (9.9 million), ACT (0.96 mil



Franchise
Overcoming the most troublesome bugaboos that come with home-based franchising
Overcoming the  most troublesome bugaboos that come with home-based franchising - Franchising
Working from home. It sounds like a great idea to many people. A home-based business removes the need for a long and often frustrating commute through daily rush hour traffic. It can offer flexibility in your schedule like never before. No corporate red tape or office politics to bother with. You can exercise and workout from your home because the



Construction
Fitch states that Lodha, Indiabulls face near-term challenges from Brexit
Fitch states  that Lodha, Indiabulls face near-term challenges from Brexit - ET Realty
Indiabulls Real Estate and Lodha Developers have made sizeable investments in London's Mayfair and suburbs in 2013 and 2014.


Construction
First Smart City meeting held by Nashik municipal commissioner
First Smart City meeting held  by Nashik municipal commissioner - ET Realty
Municipal commissioner Abhishek Krishna held the first Smart City meeting with civic officials on Monday .


Construction
Emerging Growth Corridors in India make 2016 a great year to invest in real estate
Emerging Growth  Corridors in India make 2016 a great year to invest in real estate - ET Realty
Even if you've made the decision to invest, choosing a location to buy property can seem like shooting in the dark.


Construction
Temasek plans to invest in Indian real estate
Temasek plans to invest in  Indian real estate - Business Standard
Singapore-based investment firm with $9-billion Indian portfolio looks for new asset class







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