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Sports
Virat Kohli’s India set to rule Tests: MS Dhoni
Virat Kohli’s India set to rule Tests: MS Dhoni
Limited-overs captain and former long-form skipper Dhoni says the Test team will be far and away the No.1 side by the end of the season.


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Sports
VR Raghunath believes India hockey team has created the blueprint for success
VR Raghunath believes India hockey team has created the  blueprint for success
VR Raghunath received an Arjuna award in hockey on Tuesday, seven years after he made the debut for senior India team.


Sports
Each match at Rio 2016 Olympics was a challenge, says PV Sindhu
Each match at Rio 2016 Olympics was a challenge, says PV  Sindhu
PV Sindhu was conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award -- the country's highest sporting honour -- by President Pranab Mukherjee.


Sports
Four years after London Olympics, Yogeshwar Dutt’s bronze for India to turn silver — and how
Four years after London Olympics, Yogeshwar Dutt’s bronze  for India to turn silver — and how
Yogeshwar Dutt's bronze medal will get upgraded to silver after Russia's Besik Kudukhov's sample tested positive.


Sports
Lionel Messi hurts hamstring, doubtful for Argentina’s World Cup qualifiers
Lionel Messi hurts hamstring, doubtful for Argentina’s  World Cup qualifiers
Lionel Messi's medical report confirming the injury was jointly approved by its medical staff and Argentine football federation.


Sports
Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna had no preparation for Rio Olympics: Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna had no preparation for Rio  Olympics: Mahesh Bhupathi
Rohan Bopanna had reluctantly accepted the decision made by AITA to pair him with 42-year-old Leander Paes for Rio Olympics.


Entertainment
Branding for content films extremely important: Tannishtha Chatterjee
Branding for content films extremely important:  Tannishtha Chatterjee
Tannishtha Chatterjee feels the lack of branding hampers the prospect of content-driven films at the box office as audiences fail to distinguish between the good and the bad.


Entertainment
‘Willy Wonka’ star Gene Wilder dies at 83
‘Willy Wonka’ star Gene Wilder dies at 83
Wilder, whose best work came in collaborations with director-writer Mel Brooks and actor Richard Pryor, died at his home in Stamford, Connecticut.


Entertainment
Westworld trailer: New HBO series is the stuff your nightmares are made of
Westworld trailer: New HBO series is the stuff your nightmares  are made of
It's time that we move on from the land of Westeros and introduce ourselves to Jonathan Nolan's Westworld.


Entertainment
CBFC and Pahlaj Nihalani get trolled on Twitter after they object to bra scene in Baar Baar Dekho
CBFC and Pahlaj Nihalani get trolled on Twitter  after they object to bra scene in Baar Baar Dekho
Censor Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) has asked the makers of Baar Baar Dekho to cut bra scene and Savitri Bhabhi reference from the film. Twitterati was quick to pour their hilarious reactions on the subject as soon as the news came out.



Retail
Snapdeal launches free shipping for non cash-on-delivery orders
Snapdeal launches free shipping  for non cash-on-delivery orders - MediaNama.com
Snapdeal Gold is Snapdeal's answer to Amazon Prime and Flipkart First. It provides free shipping for orders placed via netbanking, or debit and credit cards

Retail
Amazon India launches online Telugu book store with over 10000 titles
Telugu will be the eighth dedicated language book store on Amazon India

Retail
How Future Group's acquisition of More is going to help Biyani
Future Group acquired Big Apple, Nilgiri's and Bharti Retail to create an entity that operates 738 retail stores spread over around 13 million square ..

Retail
Ready-to-cook fare: Fingerlix eyes expansion to Pune, Delhi, Bengaluru
Ready-to-cook  fare: Fingerlix eyes expansion to Pune, Delhi, Bengaluru - Hindu Business Line
Idli, dosa, uttapam. Chettinad curry. Sambar. Sunday curry. Pasta sauce Arrabbiata. Gu


Telecom
Debt-Fueled Phone Wars May Blow $74 Billion Hole in India Wallet
Debt-Fueled  Phone Wars May Blow $74 Billion Hole in India Wallet - Bloomberg
Aggressive price wars that pushed some calls below a penny per minute in India may be catching up with wireless carriers.


Telecom
State of Internet in India: A take on where it stands, and what to expect
State of  Internet in India: A take on where it stands, and what to expect - Firstpost
India is at the cusp of a telecom revolution. The Indian telecom industry has grown exponentially in the last few decades and is gearing for the next phase of growth through new digital initiatives. Digital India is slowly, but steadily connecting urban and rural India and bridging the gap in quality education, healthcare and financial services through people empowerment.


Telecom
Overly intense rivalry in telecom sector can cause industry paralysis: Qualcomm's Paul Jacobs
Overly intense rivalry in  telecom sector can cause industry paralysis: Qualcomm's Paul Jacobs - ETTelecom.com
ETTelecom brings latest telecom news, views and updates, get telecom industry news from all top sources for Indian Telecom industry.


Telecom
Qualcomm hopes to regain lost ground in the India as 4G picks up pace: Paul Jacobs
Qualcomm hopes  to regain lost ground in the India as 4G picks up pace: Paul Jacobs - ETTelecom.com
Speaking to ET, Jacobs said Qualcomm could regain lost ground in the Indian chipset market as 4G gains pace in what is a critical market for the compa..



Politics
“I Want Every Muslim To Live Here in Peace”: A 1990 Conversation with the RSS Ideologue Bhaurao Deoras
“I Want Every Muslim To Live Here in Peace”: A 1990 Conversation with the RSS Ideologue Bhaurao Deoras
In this excerpt, Naqvi and Deoras discuss the Ram Janmabhoomi dispute, reservation, Muslims in Indian society and the idea of a Hindu nation.


Politics
Why JNU Must Invite Justice Markandey Katju to its Campus !!
Why JNU Must Invite Justice Markandey Katju to its Campus !!
The former British Prime Minister and a Noble laureate in literature, Winston S. Churchill, of whom I am not a great admirer, had once remarked, "Criticism may not be agreeable, but it i


Politics
How Caste Shaped the Experience of Rohith Vemula and Other Students at the University of Hyderabad
How  Caste Shaped the Experience of Rohith Vemula and Other Students at the University of Hyderabad
Today, the Indian Express reported that a one-man panel set up by the Ministry for Human Resource Development (MHRD) to probe the caste identity of Rohith Vemula, a Dalit scholar from the University of Hyderabad (UoH), ruled in its report that Vemula did not belong to the Scheduled Caste community. AK Roopanwal, a former Allahabad High Court … Continue reading How Caste Shaped the Experience of Rohith Vemula and Other Students at the University of Hyderabad


Politics
Remembering Ayyankali, The Indomitable Social Reformer Who Paved The Way For Dalit Empowerment
Remembering Ayyankali, The Indomitable Social Reformer Who Paved The Way For Dalit Empowerment
As India celebrates 70 years of Independence, the greatest battle that eludes the nation is the right to dignity for Dalits. From Una to deciphering the late Rohit Vemula's ca



Digital
Home decor startup Livspace raises Rs 100 crore from Bessemer Venture
Home decor startup Livspace  raises Rs 100 crore from Bessemer Venture - News
The company will use the money to expand its team, launch services in more cities expand and create offline experience centres using technology tools based on augmented reality and virtual reality.


Digital
Snapdeal's 'free' Gold answer to Amazon Prime, Flipkart Assured
Snapdeal's  'free' Gold answer to Amazon Prime, Flipkart Assured
Snapdeal co-founder Rohit Bansal said its team met over 10,000 customers across the country to identify the key services they wanted from e-commerce companies.


Digital
Ratan Tata, Nandan Nilekani and Vijay Kelkar set up micro-financing startup to provide loans to poor
Ratan Tata, Nandan Nilekani and  Vijay Kelkar set up micro-financing startup to provide loans to poor
Avantis promoters believe institutional inequalities and information asymmetries are depriving the poor of access to affordable credit, they said.


Digital
Airtel cuts mobile data price by up to 80% to check Reliance Jio effect
Airtel cuts  mobile data price by up to 80% to check Reliance Jio effect
To avail this benefit, Airtel customers will have to recharge with Rs 1,498 against which they will get 1GB of 4G or 3G mobile internet usage valid for 28 day.



Software
Why startups in Silicon Valley should be careful to not overspend?
In the past few months, we have been seeing reports on how funding has slowed down, over-valuation bubble has begun to burst and VCs are now looking for growth.

 


Software
Tata Group focusing on soft robotics deep learning products : Signs research tie-up with Harvard Yale
Tata Group focusing on soft  robotics deep learning products : Signs research tie-up with Harvard Yale
The group has set aside $25 million over a five year period to fund the research and will even send the group's employees to the universities to work on the research.


Software
Google is using software to tackle disparities in media portrayal of genders
At the 2016 Bentonville Film Festival, entrants are required to submit transcripts and downloadable versions of the film.

 



HR
When you join an organisation, be ready to do just about anything: Samit Ghosh, Ujjivan Financial Services
When you join an organisation,  be ready to do just about anything: Samit Ghosh, Ujjivan Financial Services - Economic Times
Samit Ghosh talks about this first year at work, what all the learnt, what mistakes he made and more.


HR
Only 2% of the labour force have formal skill training, says TeamLease report
Only 2% of the  labour force have formal skill training, says TeamLease report - Economic Times
The report attributes the low penetration of vocational learning to the lack of appreciation for hands-on training, limited upward mobility.


HR
Baba Ramdev plans world class varsity in India
Baba Ramdev plans world class  varsity in India - Economic Times
This university will be as reputed as the ancient higher-learning institutions so that students from all around the world would opt for India for higher education.


HR
GST will make consumer goods cheaper, boost jobs: CBEC
GST will make consumer goods  cheaper, boost jobs: CBEC - The Indian Express
Seeking to apprise the general public of the benefits of GST for the economy, CBEC said exemption for a majority of small retailers will make "products cheaper for consumers".



Logistics
Historic Pact Commences! India and US become logistical allies, Logistics Exchange Memorandum Agrement (LEMOA) signed on Aug 29th
Historic Pact Commences! India  and US become logistical allies, Logistics Exchange Memorandum Agrement (LEMOA) signed on Aug 29th - Asia Times
  India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office with US President Barack Obama at the White House on June 7, 2016 in Washington, DC. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images Around August 30, in Washington, India and the U.S. will sign the LEMOA pact that makes them logistical [...]


Logistics
Haryana Assembly ratifies GST Bill unanimously, that was introduced by the state finance minister Captain Abhimanyu
Haryana Assembly ratifies GST  Bill unanimously, that was introduced by the state finance minister Captain Abhimanyu - The Indian Express
The Maharashtra state legislative assembly has unanimously ratified constitutional amendment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill after finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar assured that the state will not lose single penny after imposed GST.


Logistics
Mamata Banerjee govt drops GST ratification bill for now, wants to wait and watch what other states do
Mamata Banerjee govt drops GST  ratification bill for now, wants to wait and watch what other states do - Hindustan Times
The Bengal government did not move for the ratification of the GST Constitution amendment Bill during its oneday special session on Monday citing “time constraints”. However, BJP wasn’t convinced, with its state chief Siddharth Nath Singh accusing CM Mamata Banerjee of political opportunism.


Logistics
Whole truck, bus chain to benefit from scrap policy: Parag Thakkar, HDFC Securities
Whole truck,  bus chain to benefit from scrap policy: Parag Thakkar, HDFC Securities - Economic Times
Tata Motors still remains the cheapest stock and the best way to play is DVR in my view. It is still 30% cheap.



Marketing
Publishers explore time-based ads : will it work for India?
For the longest time, impressions have been the de facto metric in how ads are sold online. But over time their relevance has been falling as questions are asked about the efficacy of display advertising online.

 


Marketing
Facebook’s trending content to now be algorithmically generated : YouTube is developing Backstage – a video-focused social network
Facebook’s trending  content to now be algorithmically generated : YouTube is developing Backstage – a video-focused social network - Lighthouse insights
Facebook’s trending content to now be algorithmically generated: Facebook will no longer task editors to write descriptions for posts in its Trending section, which was mired in controversy over al…


Marketing
Sony India sets Rs 150 crore marketing budget this festive season : Report
Sony India sets  Rs 150 crore marketing budget this festive season : Report - Economic Times
"The festive period of August-November is an important period for us to further enhance our sales. The marketing budget for this year's festive season will be 150 crore, besides Rs 420 crore for the whole year," Hibi said.


Marketing
Adlabs CMO Chhabra launches 'content and delivery' outfit Two Nice Men
Adlabs CMO  Chhabra launches 'content and delivery' outfit Two Nice Men - Campaign India
Partners former SAB colleague Nisheeth N Neelkanth, who headed fiction at Channel V until recently



Finance
Soon, robot to greet you at HDFC Bank
Over the next few weeks, you may encounter a robot at a branch of HDFC Bank as the country's second largest private sector lender tries to match Japanese players that have launched humanoids.

 


Finance
India to raise visa fee hike issue through services pact
India to raise visa fee hike  issue through services pact - Livemint
New Delhi to also highlight issues related to social security, data privacy and insurance portability at WTO


Finance
SC tells banks to reply to Vijay Mallya’s plea
SC tells banks to reply to  Vijay Mallya’s plea - Livemint
SC asks a consortium of banks, led by SBI, to reply to Vijay Mallya’s plea seeking recall of an order about disclosure of his assets within 10 days


Finance
GE: The 124-year-old software start-up
GE: The 124-year-old software  start-up - Livemint
General Electric’s success or failure over the next decade will depend on the operating system it is building for factories



Construction
PACL's real estate properties across 192 districts put on sale by SEBI to recover Rs 60,000 crore
PACL's real estate  properties across 192 districts put on sale by SEBI to recover Rs 60,000 crore - ET Realty
Pursuant to a Supreme Court order, Sebi had set up a high-level committee to ensure refunds are made to the genuine investors after sale of attached P..


Construction
Demolition of illegal buildings: Then and now
Demolition of illegal  buildings: Then and now - ET Realty
Difference between then and now is the stand taken by govt and attitude of politicians. Current operations started only after directions given by CM.


Construction
Maharashtra without Slum is a distant dream
Maharashtra without Slum is a  distant dream - ET Realty
The ‘slum-free city’ tag will always remain a distant dream. The state government has continued the tradition of regularizing unauthorized slums a..


Construction
ICRA says Improved demand props cement prices in the North
ICRA says Improved demand props  cement prices in the North - ET Realty
During Q1 FY2017, cement production stood at 75.64 mn MT, a moderate growth of 5.7% over Q1 FY2016. This is higher when compared to 4.6% of production..



Franchise
Your business is flourishing: Is it time for you to franchise it?
Your business is flourishing:  Is it time for you to franchise it? - The Balance
While becoming a franchisor involves considerable expense, the capital required is far less than achieving the same number of company-owned locations.


Franchise
Documenting: That time-consuming but necessary investment for your franchise
Documenting:  That time-consuming but necessary investment for your franchise - The Balance
An essential task in franchising your business is to document your operations to guide franchisees in meeting your brand standards with integrity.



Ecommerce
Myntra's Jabong buy may've nullified competition, but what about profits?
Myntra's Jabong buy  may've nullified competition, but what about profits? - Forbes India
By acquiring Jabong, the online fashion retailer has consolidated its position as the market leader. Now, it has set its sights firmly on profitability, says CEO Ananth Narayanan

Ecommerce
Does More Trouble Lie Ahead for Indian Startups?
Does More Trouble Lie Ahead for  Indian Startups? - Knowledge@Wharton
Indian startups are contending with devaluations, shutdowns and consolidation in their sectors. Will they make it through the funding crunch?

Ecommerce
Tata and Birla take on e-commerce players with Tatacliq and Abof
Tata and Birla take on  e-commerce players with Tatacliq and Abof - Economic Times
The two traditional business houses have finally taken their businesses online but they will have to vie with more than 1,000 startups for customers.

Ecommerce
For a cultural high, Hike Messenger's Kavin Bharti Mittal hiring from US
"Hiring from the US means that the culture that we are trying to build here is second nature to those we hired," says Kavin Mittal.






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