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Narsingh Yadav doping controversy: Hearing ends, verdict to be delivered soon
Narsingh Yadav doping controversy: Hearing ends, verdict to be  delivered soon
Narsingh Yadav to learn his fate on either Saturday or Monday following the conclusion of a two-day disciplinary panel hearing.


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Sports
Rio 2016 Olympics: Sania Mirza, women’s doubles and mixed doubles tennis
Rio 2016 Olympics: Sania Mirza, women’s doubles and mixed  doubles tennis
Sania Mirza qualified for the Olympics thanks to her World No 1 ranking on the cutoff date of June 6.


Sports
Kusal Mendis’ masterclass suggests life for Sri Lanka after batting greats
Kusal Mendis’ masterclass suggests life for Sri Lanka  after batting greats
By the time he walked off, Mendis was unbeaten on 169 after a 243-ball masterclass and Sri Lanka 196 runs ahead.


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Sports
Marathon Boy Budhia Singh Unwilling To Return To Sports Hostel, Records Statement
Marathon Boy Budhia Singh Unwilling To Return To Sports  Hostel, Records Statement
Unwilling to return to the state-run Sports Hostel in Bhuabaneswar, marathon wonder boy Budhia Singh today recorded his statement with the police and Child Welfare Committee in connection with a case over his alleged kidnapping.


Sports
India vs West Indies: We have to be positive and ruthless, says Ishant Sharma
India vs West Indies: We have to be positive and  ruthless, says Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma complimented the fitness of the bowlers who were ready to charge in after 90 overs in the first innings.


Sports
Rio 2016 Olympics: Family of shooters look to Heena Sidhu to bring Olympic medal
Rio 2016 Olympics: Family of shooters look to Heena Sidhu to  bring Olympic medal
Heena Sidhu's home has weapons and sporting silverware dominate a living room that waits for its first Olympic medal.


Entertainment
Amitabh Bachchan calls for educating aanganwadis about hepatitis
Amitabh Bachchan calls for educating aanganwadis about  hepatitis
Amitabh Bachchan says hepatitis awareness drive can also be spread to aanganwadis to help prevent the disease among women and children.


Entertainment
Munnabhai third part delayed due to Sanjay Dutt biopic: Arshad Warsi
Munnabhai third part delayed due to Sanjay Dutt biopic:  Arshad Warsi
The third part of the Munna Bhai series delayed due to Sanjay Dutt's biopic.


Entertainment
Salman Khan’s Tubelight shoot starts in Ladakh, director Kabir Khan shares stunning pics
Salman Khan’s Tubelight shoot starts in  Ladakh, director Kabir Khan shares stunning pics
Kabir Khan has started shooting of his upcoming film Tubelight that stars Salman Khan in Ladakh.


Entertainment
Deepika Padukone shares xXx behind-the-scenes video and Vin Diesel’s carrying her around, watch video
Deepika Padukone shares xXx  behind-the-scenes video and Vin Diesel’s carrying her around, watch video
Vin Diesel had to carry Deepika Padukone every day to her trailer after xXx: the Return of Xander Cage shoot got over. Don't believe us? Watch this behind-the-scenes video.



Retail
Excited about hyper-local business, says Amazon
Excited about hyper-local  business, says Amazon - Financial Express
Amazon India today said it is excited about the hyper-local e-commerce segment and hinted at expanding its 'Amazon Now' service beyond Bengaluru despite existing players facing multiple challenges.

Retail
E-commerce troubles: CXO salaries lose steam
E-commerce troubles: CXO  salaries lose steam - Times of India
Many who got swept up during the boom of 2014 and 2015 are getting back to lower-paying but stable jobs at half their previous salaries in some instances.

Retail
LeEco starts offline sales, targets local production from September
Chinese firm LeEco eyes bigger chunk of India’s smartphone market, also close to finalizing the location for its local manufacturing unit

Retail
E-commerce to help add 12 million jobs in next 10 years: Pranjul Bhandari, Chief India Economist, HSBC
E-commerce to help add 12  million jobs in next 10 years: Pranjul Bhandari, Chief India Economist, HSBC - Economic Times
We are actually just seven years behind where China has been in terms of ecommerce and we are at a point from where China really took off very rapidly


Politics
Arvind Kejriwal’s madness: Just persecution complex, or is there method to it?
Arvind Kejriwal’s madness: Just  persecution complex, or is there method to it?
Arvind Kejriwal seems to suffer from a persecution complex. For a man who received the most thumping mandate in Indian electoral history, he could have shown a greater amount of confidence and self-assurance.


Politics
Bihar court orders FIR against Mayawati, 3 BSP leaders for ‘inflammatory’ speech on Dayashankar row
Bihar court orders FIR against Mayawati, 3 BSP leaders  for ‘inflammatory’ speech on Dayashankar row
On 21 July, Mayawati instigated her party workers to target expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh's mother, wife and daughter, the petitioner alleged.


Politics
Rajya Sabha adjourned after ruckus over Aadhaar-linked benefits
Rajya Sabha adjourned after ruckus over  Aadhaar-linked benefits
The govt clarified that Aadhaar was not mandatory for availing government benefits but dissatisfied opposition members trooped into the Rajya Sabha Well


Politics
GST: Rajya Sabha likely to take up Bill on Monday or Tuesday
GST: Rajya Sabha likely to take up Bill on Monday or  Tuesday
It remains to be seen if meeting of its demands halfway will persuade the Congress to support the GST legislation



Telecom
Does India Need a Telecom Ombudsman? Trai Wants Your Opinion
Does India Need a Telecom  Ombudsman? Trai Wants Your Opinion - NDTV
Aiming to address customer grievances at a faster pace, the telecom regulator on Thursday issued a consultation paper where it sought opinions from stakeholders on whether setting up an ombudsman will help in the redressal mechanism.


Telecom
Call drop a black spot in Indian telecom story: Telecom Minister
Call drop a black spot in  Indian telecom story: Telecom Minister - Times of India
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The telecom story in India, generally speaking, has been a "success story" the vexed issue of "call drop" has hit it like a black spot, new Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha told parliament on Wednesday


Telecom
Pokemon fever grips India even without official launch
Organized "pokewalks" are becoming common in cities like Mumbai and New Delhi, where hundreds are gathering to catch pokemon.

 


Telecom
India's digital transformation and the role of Mobile Commerce in it
India's  digital transformation and the role of Mobile Commerce in it - Indiainfoline
Digitalisation has slowly replaced other means of communication, with the advent of Facebook and other social networking websites. You get to cover a large base in a lesser time.



Franchise

Franchise
Franchisee Journey: From son of Golden Corral founder’s buddy to franchisee with 26 stores
Franchisee Journey: From son of  Golden Corral founder’s buddy to franchisee with 26 stores - Entrepreneur
Franchisee Billy Sewell not only runs restaurants, he raises money for the children of wounded, disabled and fallen military service members.



HR
Google HR legend Laszlo Bock hands the baton to Eileen Naughton
Laszlo Bock has become a rockstar in the world of human resources (not the kind of sentence you hear often) in his 10 years at Google as SVP of "People Operations," as Google calls it.

 


HR
Keeping staff cool and productivity high
According to new research, preventing staff from overheating could increase productivity by up to 12%.


HR
5 Little Known Facts About World War I and Non-White Peoples
5 Little Known Facts About  World War I and Non-White Peoples - teleSUR English
teleSUR takes a look at a few little-known facts about World War I which put the colonized and oppressed at the heart of the story.


HR
Lalu seeks reservation for youths in state jobs, education
Patna, Jul 28 () RJD chief Lalu Prasad today demanded 80 per cent reservation for youths of Bihar in state jobs and admission in educational institutions under it as is prevalent in other states.



Marketing
Why CMOs Must Care About Web App Security : Black Hat SEO
Why CMOs Must Care About Web  App Security : Black Hat SEO - CMO
SEO has a dark side that is a potential threat to CMOs' websites, brands, and businesses.


Marketing
Facebook marches ahead while Twitter is still crawling : Q2 2016 earnings
Facebook  marches ahead while Twitter is still crawling : Q2 2016 earnings - Lighthouse insights
The week has been interesting – Yahoo finally finds a buyer in Verizon to be sold for a mere $4.83 billion in cash, which includes Yahoo’s advertising, content, search, and mobile activities. Howev…


Marketing
Checking In On Virtual Reality : Is It Really Happening?
Checking In On Virtual Reality  : Is It Really Happening? - CMO
As we all know, VR attracted tons of media attention in the first half of 2016–and rightly so. But the numbers tell a different story.


Marketing


Software
How technology giants are waging a trillion-dollar war for the Cloud?
How technology  giants are waging a trillion-dollar war for the Cloud? - Forbes India
As the data-intensive Internet of Things becomes a reality, the cloud is shaping up to be the biggest business opportunity in a generation, and Amazon, Microsoft and Google all want to claim the biggest slice


Software

Software
Smartphone sales slowed down in June quarter, says report
Smartphone sales slowed down in  June quarter, says report
The Indian smartphone market grew 15% year on year in the quarter ended June, sharply lower from the 23% growth seen in the previous quarter.


Software
What call BPOs need to take for future?
What call BPOs need to take for  future?
The $150 billion BPO industry is largely built around delivering incremental efficiency with 'some' expertise and 'modest' investment in tools, and often combine it with cost advantage.



Logistics
GST closer to reality now as Congress raises white flag, says 'outcome soon'
GST closer to reality now as  Congress raises white flag, says 'outcome soon' - BloombergQuint
Government may hold hold another round of talks with the Congress party on the GST.


Logistics
Transport corporations employees indefinite strike called off as the Government agreed to increase their salary by 12.5 %
Transport corporations  employees indefinite strike called off as the Government agreed to increase their salary by 12.5 % - Times of India
With the employees of government-owned bus companies on a stir across Karnataka, commuters had a tough time, as the striking employees even stopped private buses from operating between cities. Nearly 70 buses owned by the government were damaged when they were stoned by miscreants.


Logistics
IndiGo flight diverted to Mumbai, 2 detained for unruly behavior, savagely arguing on board
IndiGo flight diverted to  Mumbai, 2 detained for unruly behavior, savagely arguing on board - India Today
The official denied reports that the passenger on the Indigo flight raised pro-ISIS slogans


Logistics
Singapore Airlines says Q1 net profit nearly triples due to lower fuel prices and divestment gains
Singapore Airlines says Q1 net  profit nearly triples due to lower fuel prices and divestment gains - Times of India
Asia’s marquee airlines are warning tougher competition is squeezing them.



Finance
Why are PE funds interested in Indian labour rooms?
Why are PE funds interested in  Indian labour rooms? - Livemint
More than `600 crore has been deployed in Indian maternity clinics in the last eight months by private equity investors


Finance
After Max Life merger deal, Axis Bank ties up with LIC
After Max Life merger deal,  Axis Bank ties up with LIC - Times of India
Axis Bank has signed an agreement with Life Insurance Corporation to distribute policies of the country’s largest life insurer.


Finance
Modasta raises $1.5 million from Mauritius-based HNIs
Modasta raises $1.5 million  from Mauritius-based HNIs - Livemint
Modasta will use the funds for business growth, upgrading technology, talent acquisition and marketing outreach activities


Finance
Oracle to buy NetSuite for $9.3 billion to gain cloud computing clout
Oracle to buy  NetSuite for $9.3 billion to gain cloud computing clout - Livemint
The deal will quicken Oracle’s move towards a cloud computing model even as software licensing business struggles



Digital
Mohandas Pai's Aarin Capital earns 10-fold return from its investment in edu-tech startup Byju's
Mohandas Pai's Aarin  Capital earns 10-fold return from its investment in edu-tech startup Byju's - news
The firm sold a 6-7% stake in Byjus to Silicon Valley venture capital firm Lightspeed Venture Partners, in a transaction pegged close to Rs 150 crore.


Digital
Sluggish data revenue big worry for us: Bharti Airtel’s Gopal Vittal
Sluggish data  revenue big worry for us: Bharti Airtel’s Gopal Vittal
The key objectives for Airtel for now will be boosting data penetration and accelerating data revenues without worrying too much about realisations.


Digital

Digital
After 6 successive markdowns, Flipkart gets a valuation boost from Fidelity
After 6  successive markdowns, Flipkart gets a valuation boost from Fidelity
After a string of six successive markdowns, Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart has received a welcome break from American mutual fund company Fidelity Investments. The US-based company’s Fidelity Rutland Square Trust II fund has hiked the value of its shares in the company. According to filings wit



Ecommerce
Flipkart laying off underperforming staff
Flipkart laying off  underperforming staff - Economic Times
The move, is reflective of the times for the online retail industry, which is attempting to find a balance between saving costs and chasing growth.

Ecommerce
Big dreams for Big Basket: Aiming to double turnover to Rs 1200 cr in 2016
Big dreams for  Big Basket: Aiming to double turnover to Rs 1200 cr in 2016 - ETRetail.com
"Grocery is not an easy category to work with. Delivering perishable items, managing same-day delivery targets for a wide range of products and providing uninterrupted inventory supply becomes the key to building the right kind of customer satisfaction in this business."

Ecommerce
Flipkart CEO Binny Bansal writes letter to employees on Jabong acquisition
Flipkart CEO  Binny Bansal writes letter to employees on Jabong acquisition - Economic Times
"The acquisition of Jabong further strengthens Flipkart Group's position as the undisputed leader in Fashion and Lifestyle segment in India," wrote Bansal.


Construction
DLF asked to pay Rs 2 lakh each with 12% interest for delay in delivery
DLF asked to  pay Rs 2 lakh each with 12% interest for delay in delivery - ET Realty
Of the total penalty, Rs 1.50 lakh is towards harassment while Rs 50,000 is the ligation cost in each case


Construction
Azure Power to set up solar projects atop DLF properties
Azure Power to set up solar  projects atop DLF properties - ET Realty
The green energy developer is aiming at commissioned capacity of more than 1,000 mw spread across 15 states in the current financial year.


Construction
Mumbai's Adarsh building will be taken over by center today
Mumbai's Adarsh building  will be taken over by center today - ET Realty
No one presently occupies the building, which the environment ministry had directed to be demolished in January 2011 for violation of green norms.


Construction
NestAway: Reshaping online realty, one brick at a time
NestAway: Reshaping online  realty, one brick at a time - ET Realty
The startup has tied up with multiple payment service providers to facilitate transactions which tenants and owners can use via NestAway app.




/Retail /Retail /FinanceArchives
PSU banks’ share of market cap much lower than their share of business
PSU  banks’ share of market cap much lower than their share of business - Livemint
The market cap of public sector banks which stood at 56.72% of total industry market cap in 2008-09 nearly halved to 29.02% in 2015-16




/TelecomArchives
Telecom operators to invest Rs 20000 crore to counter call drop menace

Telecom operators have installed 48,000 towers in the last 45 days, out of 60,000 towers they promised to install in 100 days at a meeting held in June.

 


/Entertainment /SoftwareArchives
Can Verizon deal revive Yahoo and expand jobs in India?
Can Verizon deal revive Yahoo  and expand jobs in India?
Following the sale of its internet business, Yahoo will be left with its $41 billion stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, as well as Yahoo Japan.


/FinanceArchives
HDFC, Axis Bank and other private banks' unsecured retail lending portfolio rising
HDFC, Axis Bank and other  private banks' unsecured retail lending portfolio rising - Economic Times
Personal and credit card business comprised 5 per cent of HDFC banks total retail book which stood at over Rs 3.2 lakh crore.




/ConstructionArchives
Certain real estate segments may not be the best bet right now. Here's why?
Certain real  estate segments may not be the best bet right now. Here's why? - ET Realty
The entire National Capital Region (NCR) is still under significant pressure, and according to experts, it is likely to remain so for some time.


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/DigitalArchives
Digital media firm e27 raises $2.2 million from China's TechTemple Group, others
Digital media firm e27 raises  $2.2 million from China's TechTemple Group, others
Singapore-based technology news platform e27, run by Optimatic Pte. Ltd, has raised $2.2 million in its Series A round led by China's TechTemple Group. China's Linear Ventures, Indonesia-based Convergence Ventures and Singapore's Venturecraft also participated in this round, e2


/DigitalArchives
Telangana's My Home Group plans Rs 500-crore startup fund
Telangana's My Home Group  plans Rs 500-crore startup fund
It may begin the fund with around Rs 100 crore and expand it to around Rs 500 crore over the next five years.


/Entertainment /DigitalArchives
TV host Rannvijay Singh invests in fashion styling app IStyleYou
TV host  Rannvijay Singh invests in fashion styling app IStyleYou
Actor and television host Rannvijay Singh has invested in fashion styling app IStyleYou, a top company executive told Techcircle. Singh will also be the brand ambassador for IStyleYou and help make the company a leading youth brand, co-founder Pallav Modi said. He declined to reveal the amoun


/EcommerceArchives
Flipkart buying Jabong shows that fashion e-retail in India is a bloodbath full of opportunity
Flipkart buying Jabong shows  that fashion e-retail in India is a bloodbath full of opportunity - Scroll.in
Garment portals are growing quickly, but many are still making losses.



/SoftwareArchives
TCS, Infosys, Tech Mahindra feature among Forbes India Super 50 companies
Forbes India has released the list of India's top 50 private sector companies based on several parameters. Read more at http://www.ibtimes.co.in/tcs-infosys-tech-mahindra-feature-among-forbes-india-super-50-companies-photos-688025#QEcLyyrMqcSKIYPf.99

 


/SoftwareArchives
Over 50% of cloud services and corporate data stored in cloud is uncontrolled: Study
Over 50% of  cloud services and corporate data stored in cloud is uncontrolled: Study
The study surveyed more than 3,400 practitioners worldwide to gain better understanding of key trends in data governance and security practices for cloud-based services.


/Software /HRArchives
Can Verizon deal revive Yahoo, expand jobs in India?
Can Verizon deal revive Yahoo,  expand jobs in India? - Economic Times
Following the sale of its internet business, Yahoo will be left with its $41 billion stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, as well as Yahoo Japan.


/SoftwareArchives
How people are using the dark side of web to get drugs, guns delivered at doorstep?
How people are  using the dark side of web to get drugs, guns delivered at doorstep?
Once you place an order in a dark web portal, vendors insist on bitcoin payments to beat KYC norms which regular ecommerce websites ask for.


/HR /FinanceArchives
GST bill: Cabinet clears key amendments to push reform through Parliament
GST bill:  Cabinet clears key amendments to push reform through Parliament - Livemint
1% additional levy on supply of goods scrapped, full compensation proposed to states for five years for revenue loss; changes pave way for tabling of bill in Rajya Sabha




/FinanceArchives
Sebi may let investors buy mutual funds with digital wallets
Sebi may let investors buy  mutual funds with digital wallets - Livemint
Sebi in talks with RBI to frame regulations allowing such transactions, in an effort to expand access to such investment products




/EcommerceArchives
CXO salaries lose steam after 2 years of ecommerce-fuelled boom, pay for new hire also slips
CXO salaries lose steam after 2  years of ecommerce-fuelled boom, pay for new hire also slips - Economic Times
Many who got swept up during the boom of 2014 and 2015 are getting back to lower-paying but stable jobs at half their previous salaries in some instances.



/FinanceArchives
RBI slaps Rs 27-crore penalty on 13 banks for FEMA violations
RBI slaps Rs 27-crore penalty  on 13 banks for FEMA violations - Times of India
UCO Bank in a BSE filing said that RBI has "imposed a penalty" of Rs 2 crore on the Bank on account of "few lapses in adherence to KYC/AML guidelines".




/TelecomArchives
Google's Phone app to now identify spammers
Google's Phone app to now  identify spammers - Times of India
The feature is now out for its Nexus brand of devices alongside phones associated with its ambitious Android One initiative.


/TelecomArchives
Why Your Phone Battery Dies When It Still Has Juice
Why Your Phone Battery Dies  When It Still Has Juice - Gizmodo India
Image: Alex Cranz/GizmodoYou're plugging along with 3 percent battery and that Snorlax is one block away. Then, less than a minute later your phone is dead,


/HRArchives
Government of India Press Recruitment 2016: Apply online
Government of India Press  Recruitment 2016: Apply online - India Today
The Government of India Press, New Delhi has invited applications from eligible candidates for filling up various posts.


/EcommerceArchives
ShopFilo.com launches lightest mobile app for enhanced shopping experience
ShopFilo.com  launches lightest mobile app for enhanced shopping experience - Business Standard
India's first virtualized supermarket store on internet ShopFilo.com announced launch of its new light-weight mobile app to bring on-board the mobile internet users, who are located in low connectivity zone or are still using 2G



/DigitalArchives
Nasscom plans 115 digital literacy centres this year
Nasscom plans 115 digital  literacy centres this year
The Nasscom Foundation is planning to set up 115 more digital literacy centres across


/DigitalArchives
Former Myntra executive official joins Voonik as CFO
Fashion marketplace Voonik has appointed rival Myntra’s former Finance Head Prabhakar


/DigitalArchives
Here's what rivals are saying on Flipkart-Jabong deal
Here's what rivals are  saying on Flipkart-Jabong deal
Flipkart buying online fashion retailer Jabong has been deciphered in myriad ways by the two companies’ rivals and industry experts. While some describe it as a development that will determine the winners and losers in the fashion e-tail space, one of the largest and fastest growing segments within


/DigitalArchives
It was just a matter of 3 days: How Flipkart won Jabong, and Snapdeal just lost it
It was just a matter of 3 days:  How Flipkart won Jabong, and Snapdeal just lost it
This is the backroom story how Flipkart swooped down to clinch the Jabong acquisition in just three days.


/DigitalArchives
Oddeven.com founder Akshat Mittal launches a social venture -- ChangeMyIndia.org
Oddeven.com founder Akshat  Mittal launches a social venture -- ChangeMyIndia.org
Akshat Mittal, whose ride-sharing website Odd-Even.com was acquired by Orahi.com earlier this year, is back with his second venture called ChangeMyIndia.org. The 13-year-old student of Amity International School in Noida had started Odd-Even.com in December 2015 and sold  it for an undisclose


/FranchiseArchives
Why offbeat sites provide opportunities for franchisees and franchisors
Why offbeat  sites provide opportunities for franchisees and franchisors - Franchising
One of the best ways for a new franchisee to get in on the action in franchising is by choosing a nontraditional location. Why? For starters, try reduced franchise fees, lower overall startup costs, smaller real estate fees (none for kiosks), fewer employees, and for some, the option of beginning part-time.


/EcommerceArchives
Flipkart's Jabong buy puts smaller fashion e-tailers on the back foot
By Myntra and Jabong give Flipkart about 60-70% of the market, leaving very little for the likes of Limeroad, Voonik



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