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Rio 2016 Olympics India’s Day 14 schedule, August 19 in IST, India time: PV Sindhu plays for gold, Sandeep Kumar, Khusbhir Kaur, Aditi Ashok in action
Rio 2016 Olympics India’s Day 14 schedule, August 19 in IST,  India time: PV Sindhu plays for gold, Sandeep Kumar, Khusbhir Kaur, Aditi Ashok in action
All eyes will be on PV Sindhu who takes on Spain's Carolina Marin in the badminton women's singles gold medal match. Coverage starts at 18:30 hrs IST.


Sports
Narsingh Yadav dealt painful blow in Rio gold aspirations; family seek PM Narendra Modi’s intervention
Narsingh Yadav dealt painful blow in Rio gold aspirations;  family seek PM Narendra Modi’s intervention
Narsingh Yadav maintained that his fellow compatriots at the Sports Authority of India might have spiked his food or drinks.


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Sports
New world number one India make solid start in fourth Test
New world number one India make solid start in fourth Test
Ishant Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin claimed one scalp each as West Indies advanced to 62 for two in 22 overs.


Sports
Brazilians cap Rio 2016 Olympics sailing regatta with dramatic gold
Brazilians cap Rio 2016 Olympics sailing regatta with  dramatic gold
The host country's only sailing medal of the games, it came in the last race of the regatta.


Sports
Argentina hold off Belgium to take men’s hockey gold
Argentina hold off Belgium to take men’s hockey gold
Both Argentina and Belgium had beaten the odds in Rio to make their first Olympic final.


Entertainment
PV Sindhu enters finals at Rio Olympics, Amitabh Bachchan shuts down Shobhaa De
PV Sindhu enters finals at Rio Olympics, Amitabh  Bachchan shuts down Shobhaa De
After PV Sindhu's win in women's singles in Badminton at Rio Olympics 2016, Amitabh Bachchan lauded the shuttler and had an apt response for Shobhaa De's tweet.


Entertainment
Veeram first look: Kunal Kapoor transforms into a warrior
Veeram first look: Kunal Kapoor transforms into a warrior
The makers of the upcoming film Veeram released the first poster and actor Kunal Kapoor looked every bit of a true and epic warrior in it. Veeram is an adaptation of legendary poet Shakespear's classic Macbeth.


Entertainment
Akshay Kumar promotes upcoming movies of all the actors who promoted Rustom, see video
Akshay Kumar promotes upcoming movies of all the  actors who promoted Rustom, see video
Akshay Kumar promoted the upcoming movies of all the actors who earlier promoted his movie Rustom. Akshay shared the video on his Twitter account.


Entertainment
Happy Raksha Bandhan: Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Shraddha Kapoor celebrate sibling love
Happy Raksha Bandhan: Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir  Khan, Shraddha Kapoor celebrate sibling love
On Raksha Bandhan, Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Aamir Khan and Sooraj Pancholi, wished their siblings and fans a year full of love and happiness.



Retail
Alibaba has held talks to acquire Shopclues; may merge it with Paytm's marketplace
Alibaba has held talks to  acquire Shopclues; may merge it with Paytm's marketplace - Economic Times
The Chinese internet behemoth, which is planning a move early next year, may acquire Gurgaon-based ShopClues, which is valued at over $1 billion.

Retail
TA Associates invests $140 million in Delhi-based ethnic wear firm
TA Associates  invests $140 million in Delhi-based ethnic wear firm - Economic Times
Founded in 2001, TCNS operates about 300 outlets, most of which are ‘W stores, in about 100 cities. New Delhi based TCNS, also operates the ‘Aurelia and ‘Wishful brand outlets.

Retail
The detail in digital retail
The detail in digital retail -  Hindu Business Line
Nearly 60 per cent of Indian consumers look for others’ opinions before making purchase decisions.

Retail
Trent to invest 150 crore in global foray, launch of mass market apparel store
Trent to  invest 150 crore in global foray, launch of mass market apparel store - Hindu Business Line
Retailer will also add 50 stores in existing formats


Telecom
Reliance Jio Infocomm still the joker in telecom pack, to launch 4G LTE services at “substantially lower” rates than rivals, setting the stage for a bruising tariff war
Reliance Jio Infocomm still the  joker in telecom pack, to launch 4G LTE services at “substantially lower” rates than rivals, setting the stage for a bruising tariff war -  Livemint
Jio has accused top telcos of violating terms by not providing enough interconnection points to allow calls originating from its network to go through.


Telecom

Telecom
Singtel pumps $1.8 billion into Thai, Indian partners in emerging markets
Singtel pumps  $1.8 billion into Thai, Indian partners in emerging markets - Reuters
Singapore Telecom said Thursday it will spend US$1.8 billion to take a stake in Thailand's Intouch and raise its share of India's Bharti, boosting its access to fast-growing Asian and African mobile markets.


Telecom
Reliance launches new 4G scheme in India: Makes app calling 95% cheaper
Reliance  launches new 4G scheme in India: Makes app calling 95% cheaper - International Business Times, India Edition
By using Reliance's affordable Rs. 39 scheme, users can save 95 percent on app calling.



Politics
'BJP Faced More Adversities In Independent India Than Congress During The British Rule'
'BJP Faced More Adversities In Independent India Than Congress During The British Rule'
PM Modi spoke as he laid the foundation stone for the new BJP office in Delhi.


Politics
Tens Of Thousands In Syria Are Being Tortured And Killed In Detention
Tens Of Thousands In Syria Are Being Tortured And  Killed In Detention
“Someone ... took my cigarettes off me, lit them, and then put them out on me,


Politics
Smriti Irani, controversy’s favourite child, kicks up a storm in the Textile Ministry
Smriti Irani, controversy’s favourite  child, kicks up a storm in the Textile Ministry
In over a month since taking the post as Minister of Textiles department, Smriti Irani the firebrand leader is known to be at loggerheads with her senior-most bureaucrat - Rashmi Verma.


Politics
Kashmir Valley now faces night curfew as Mehbooba govt continues to lose grip on situation
Kashmir Valley now faces night curfew as  Mehbooba govt continues to lose grip on situation
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s government in Jammu and Kashmir is quickly losing its grip on the state, with the ongoing unrest spilling into a 41st day, and militants stepping up their offensive against government forces



Digital
End of Snapdeal? The e-commerce firm explores merger talks with Flipkart, Amazon
End of  Snapdeal? The e-commerce firm explores merger talks with Flipkart, Amazon - news
Snapdeal, India’s second-largest homegrown online retailer, has initiated preliminary talks with staunch rivals Flipkart and Amazon to explore a possible merger that could realign the country’s e-commerce industry. Two people directly aware of the development said that Snapdeal is open to a merge


Digital
Alibaba in talks to acquire Shopclues; may merge it with Paytm's marketplace
Alibaba in  talks to acquire Shopclues; may merge it with Paytm's marketplace
The Chinese internet behemoth, which is planning a move early next year, may acquire Gurgaon-based ShopClues, which is valued at over $1 billion.


Digital
Former Booz Co exec Subbu Palaniappan to head Amazon Prime India
Former Booz Co exec Subbu  Palaniappan to head Amazon Prime India
E-commerce giant Amazon has appointed former Booz & Company executive Subbu Palaniappan as head of Indian operations of its subscription-based membership service Amazon Prime. The development comes a month after Amazon announced that the membership programme will be available for Indian c


Digital
DIPP to set credit fund norms for startups
DIPP to set credit fund norms  for startups
“Earlier, the matter was being dealt with by the department of finance. We have started the work and it should be finalised by September,” a senior government official said.



Logistics
After Assam and Bihar, Jharkhand ratifies GST Bill

Bihar yesterday became the first non-NDA state to ratify the Constitution Amendment Bill on GST after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar counted ....

 


Logistics
International Air Transport Association ICAO to audit India's air safety readiness again
International Air Transport  Association ICAO to audit India's air safety readiness again - Livemint
The audit outcome may impact airlines’ overseas expansion plans; the International Civil Aviation Organization’s team is expected in March


Logistics
Taking selfies or playing cards on the train or near tracks could get you jailed for 'Attempt of suicide' and a major nuisance respectively
NEW DELHI: Indian Railways is all set to roll out ad-wrapped trains with start of tendering process for 23 trains, including Rajdhani and Shatabdi. Railways is ...


Logistics
Qatar Airways plane catches fire, makes emergency landing at Istanbul airport
Qatar Airways  plane catches fire, makes emergency landing at Istanbul airport - India Live Today
A Qatar Airways plane has made an emergency landing in Istanbul after one of its engines reportedly caught fire. Radar showed the plane diverting over the Marmara Sea shortly after take-off on Thursday and returning to land at Istanbul Ataturk Airport. The flight, codenamed QR240, had been due to continue to Doha. @qatarairways a plane’s …



Software
With IT industry facing revenue challenges, Infosys and Wipro say goodbye to mass hiring
With IT industry facing revenue  challenges, Infosys and Wipro say goodbye to mass hiring - Times of India
It's goodbye to 'mass hiring' strategy, IT cos are becoming extra selective when hiring freshers


Software
Can India's Fintech startups bring about a cashless 'Payment Revolution'?
Can India's Fintech  startups bring about a cashless 'Payment Revolution'? - Forbes
Indians possess a habit to save and prefer to spend in cash with a vast majority of the 1.2 billion population without a bank account. In 2016, 78% of all consumer payments in India were made in cash - but that could change soon.


Software
Cisco's India R&D centre to be impacted on account of global job cuts
Cisco's  India R&D centre to be impacted on account of global job cuts - Times of India
But low impact seen on R&D set-up; networking major focuses on software services


Software
What does Narayana Murthy say on the Wipro legend's extraordinary legacy
What does  Narayana Murthy say on the Wipro legend's extraordinary legacy - Times of India
As the Wipro chairman completes 50 years at the IT giant's helm today, Murthy writes an anniversary special on the living legend's life and times.



HR
Maternity Leave Length Increased In India
The Upper House of India's Parliament just passed an amendment to India's Maternity Benefit Act of 1961. India Employment and HR Proskauer Rose LLP 18 Aug 2016


HR
Cisco's 5500 job-cuts worldwide may hit India operations
Cisco's 5500 job-cuts  worldwide may hit India operations - Hindu Business Line
The company said savings from up to 5,500 job cuts would be reinvested into key growth areas as the gear maker now shifts its focus from its legacy hardware towards higher-margin software business


HR
More jobs, money at Anna varsity's placement drive
The number of students registering for Anna University's placement drive this year has shot up to more than 3,000 from about 2,500 last year.


HR
Height of Punjab Police's recruitment campaign!
Height of Punjab Police's  recruitment campaign! - Times of India - Times of India
Do you become a better policeman just because you are six feet tall? At least the Punjab Police seems to think so. The department has moved an inch ahead and implemented the proposal to give 15 out of 30 marks for just height in the selection of 7,416 constables.



Marketing
How To Adjust Your Marketing Approach For Asian Markets : Report
How To Adjust Your Marketing  Approach For Asian Markets : Report - CMO
Rather than try to be the big fish, brands would be smarter to recognize just how huge this pond is and do their best to work themselves into the background.


Marketing
ASCI calls out Amazon, Flipkart, OLA, Quikr others for false advertising : Report
ASCI calls out  Amazon, Flipkart, OLA, Quikr others for false advertising : Report - Medianama
The Advertising Standards Council of India’s (ASCI) Consumer Complaints Council (CCC) has upheld complaints (pdf) against 109 out of 155 advertisements brought to it in May 2016. These advertisements belonged to various categories: 41 in Healthcare category, 12 in  Food & Beverages, 9 in  E-


Marketing
Patanjali's 'freedom' ads are indecent and go against PM Modi's free-market policy : Report
Patanjali's  'freedom' ads are indecent and go against PM Modi's free-market policy : Report - Firstpost
Baba Ramdev's pop patriotism in the Patanjali ads sound like meaningless political rhetoric that defies the spirit of free market


Marketing
Modi government set to increase spending on advertising pet initiatives like Swachh Bharat, Make in India
Modi government set to increase  spending on advertising pet initiatives like Swachh Bharat, Make in India - Economic Times
Modi govt spent Rs1,190.53 cr on advertising welfare schemes in various media in 2015-16, a 19% increase from the amount spent in the previous year.



Franchise
Franchisee Newbies: Do you know if there are any lawsuits lurking behind that enticing franchise?
Franchisee Newbies: Do you know  if there are any lawsuits lurking behind that enticing franchise? - The Franchise King
Take my franchise advice: Count the number of lawsuits against the franchisor when you do your research.


Franchise
Why buying a franchise can be frustrating
Why buying a franchise can be  frustrating - The Franchise King
Buying a franchise can be a frustrating experience. The Franchise King shares two reasons why, and how to make the process less frustrating.   



Finance
The making of a global giant: Merger of SBI, associate banks okayed by their boards
The making of  a global giant: Merger of SBI, associate banks okayed by their boards - Economic Times
As per the swap ratio, for every 10 shares of State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur (SBBJ), the shareholder will receive 28 shares of State Bank of India.


Finance
Foreign investor that increased its India bets 55 times in 10 years
Foreign investor that increased  its India bets 55 times in 10 years - Livemint
Foreign portfolio investors as a whole have increased their India holdings by around six times to over Rs20.13 trillion during the same period


Finance
Uber’s $100 million driver pay settlement rejected by US judge
Uber’s  $100 million driver pay settlement rejected by US judge - Livemint
If the lawsuit collapses, Uber would manage to keep hundreds of thousands of California and Massachusetts drivers classified as independent contractors


Finance


Construction
Slow take-off for Chennai Smart City
Slow take-off for Chennai Smart  City - ET Realty
The Chennai Smart City project is expected to be delayed as local body officials said that the project feasibility remains to be studied.


Construction
Playboy Mansion's new owner closes deal for $100 million
Playboy Mansion's new owner  closes deal for $100 million - ET Realty
Hugh Hefner had put the estate on the market for $200 mn but it sold for half the price as the buyer has agreed to allow the 90-year-old media mogul t..


Construction
Chinese property investment overseas more than doubles in H1, According to CBRE
Chinese  property investment overseas more than doubles in H1, According to CBRE - ET Realty
The United States remained the most popular global property market for Chinese investors, while hotels and offices were the most sought after types of..


Construction
FSI hike for Nagpur metro corridors delayed
FSI hike for Nagpur metro  corridors delayed - ET Realty
Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (NMRCL) has taken a loan of about Rs 3,600 crore from German government agency KfW.



Ecommerce
Walmart's Reaction To India's 100% FDI Rules Will Benefit The Indian Economy And Consumer
India appears to have got its multi-brand retail strategy just about right, especially on the sequencing of reforms.



/FinanceArchives
GST bill: Nitish Kumar goes goodwill hunting
GST bill: Nitish Kumar goes  goodwill hunting - Livemint
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is trying to mend ties with the Modi government as he uses good economics as the central theme for good politics




/DigitalArchives
Ola shuts down TaxiForSure unit, lays off 700 employees
Ola shuts down TaxiForSure  unit, lays off 700 employees
The move comes nearly a year and half after Ola acquired its crosstown rival TaxiForSure for $200 million to gain market leadership against rival Uber.


/MarketingArchives
What can Usain Bolt teach marketers about performance? : Opinion
What can Usain Bolt teach  marketers about performance? : Opinion - Campaign India
Just as sprinters and marathoners are judged differently, strategic brand work shouldn't be measured by short-term impact


/TelecomArchives
Telecom companies asks DoT to delay spectrum auction
Telecom companies today sought deferment of the mega spectrum auction by a day or two ...

 


/FinanceArchives
Modi govt is using a 21-year-old treaty to get Vijay Mallya back to India
Modi govt is  using a 21-year-old treaty to get Vijay Mallya back to India - Economic Times
The directorate has written to ministry of external affairs to invoke the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) which could bring Mallya back.




/PoliticsArchives

Slamming Congress and AAP for their "anti-Punjab" stance, Parkash Singh Badal urged the people not to "blindly follow the sinister moves" of these parties.

The post Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal warns people against ‘sinister moves’ of Congress, AAP appeared first on Firstpost....

Read more http://www.firstpost.com/politics/punjab-cm-parkash-singh-badal-warns-people-against-sinister-moves-of-congress-aap-2957562.html


/EcommerceAll Business
Amazon is top ecommerce advertiser
Amazon is top ecommerce  advertiser - Economic Times
It was the No. 1 advertiser on TV in the first half of calendar 2016, up from fifth position during the same period last year.



/Finance /Entertainment /HRArchives
Cisco Systems to cut 14000 jobs: Report
Cisco Systems to cut 14000  jobs: Report - Times of India
The official announcement is expected within weeks


/DigitalArchives
Ex-Yahoo exec Khilan Haria joins tea e-tailer Treebo as head of product
Ex-Yahoo exec  Khilan Haria joins tea e-tailer Treebo as head of product
Prior to joining Treebo, Haria was working as head of product at Teabox, a vertical e-commerce company focused on premium tea.


/ConstructionArchives
MDDA comes down heavily on illegal construction
MDDA comes down heavily on  illegal construction - Times of India
MDDA is coming down with a heavy hand on all those who have been found to be flouting rules of construction in the city.


/ConstructionArchives
Real estate portals looking at ratings brokers for more customer satisfaction
Real estate  portals looking at ratings brokers for more customer satisfaction - Livemint
The ratings will help users find out about others’ experience with the same broker and make a decision


/LogisticsArchives
Government initiates move to fix black spots on highways; target to halve road deaths in 4 years
Government initiates move to  fix black spots on highways; target to halve road deaths in 4 years - Economic Times
India has the highest number of road fatalities in the world with road accidents claiming more than 1.4 lakh lives every year, according to a government report.


/DigitalArchives
Entrepreneurs, IIM professors to set up start-up accelerator
Two city-based entrepreneurs and an IIM professor have come together to set up eastern


/LogisticsArchives
How Indian Railways will save thousands of crores in its energy bill by direct import of crude oil and procurement of power from its generators
How Indian Railways will save  thousands of crores in its energy bill by direct import of crude oil and procurement of power from its generators - Financial Express
With an aim of reducing the energy bill, Railways have firmed up plans to import crude oil directly and started procuring power from the generators.


/LogisticsArchives

/DigitalArchives
Google launches Duo to take on Apple's FaceTime, Skype
Google launches  Duo to take on Apple's FaceTime, Skype
Duo is being billed as a simpler, more reliable way to see friends and family as you talk to them


/LogisticsArchives
Antwerp Port offers consultancy services to Indian ports for improving inland waterways increasing the efficiency and speed of inland water bound logistics
Antwerp Port offers consultancy  services to Indian ports for improving inland waterways increasing the efficiency and speed of inland water bound logistics - Business Standard
Belgium’s Antwerp Port Authority, which operates the largest port in Europe after Rotterdam, has offered its expertise to explore trade through ports in the east coast of India to Europe and assist


/DigitalArchives
Nightlife discovery app Happitoo suspends operations. Here's what went wrong with the startup
Nightlife discovery app  Happitoo suspends operations. Here's what went wrong with the startup
Mumbai-based FNB City Media Pvt. Ltd, operator of hyperlocal nightlife mobile app Happitoo, has suspended operations after finding it difficult to raise fresh investment and achieve positive unit economics, co-founder Hemant Jain told TechCircle. “We couldn’t scale up and reach a minimum thre


/HRArchives
Asus CEO says India second only to China in importance
Asus CEO says India second only  to China in importance - The Indian Express
Asus Zenfone 3 series has been launched in India, and the company has a slightly different strategy for the new series of smartphones.


/LogisticsArchives
Telangana assembly to ratify GST Bill this month
Telangana assembly to ratify  GST Bill this month - Times of India
Rajender recalled that members belonging to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti in the Parliament had supported the bill and noted that the chief minister had assured the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who recently addressed a public meeting at Gajwel, of the state's backing to GST.


/HRArchives
Arunvir gets additional charge of YEIDA CEO
A day after the Uttar Pradesh government shuffled administrative officers in the three authorities of Gautam Budh Nagar, the government continues to play musical chairs with senior IAS officials on Wednesday.


/DigitalArchives
Housing.com appoints Vivek Jain as chief product and technology officer
Housing.com  appoints Vivek Jain as chief product and technology officer
Jain has over 14 years of experience in the technology and digital domains in India and the US. He started his career with Texas-based startup Ashley Laurent.


/MarketingArchives
Ola confirms that it is shutting down TaxiForSure : Updated
Ola confirms that it is  shutting down TaxiForSure : Updated - Medianama
Update: Ola said in a statement that TaxiForSure's assets and operations will be fully merged with OlaCabs platform, and will be integrated with Ola Micro service. "...TaxiForSure...has been seamlessly integrated onto the Ola platform with the launch and rapid adoption of Ola Micro. TFS


/WorkWork
More Evidence That Sitting Is Bad For Us -- And Exercise Alone Won't Save Us
More Evidence That Sitting Is Bad For Us -- And  Exercise Alone Won't Save Us
If sitting is unhealthy, and exercise can’t undo it, what are we to do?


/LifeLife
Why the hashtag #CoverTheAthlete is relevant as ever in Rio
Why the hashtag #CoverTheAthlete is relevant as ever in Rio
The hashtag isn't going anywhere soon, unfortunately.


/LifeLife

/LifeLife
This coral looks like a beating heart but it's actually in serious trouble
This coral looks like a beating heart but it's actually in serious trouble
The process of coral bleaching is both mesmerizing and terrifying.


/WorkWork
Meesho wants to make selling through WhatsApp more efficient and less painful
Meesho wants to make selling through  WhatsApp more efficient and less painful
Meesho is a Shopify for mobile that targets the many thousands small business that rely on WhatsApp for sales and marketing.


/WorkWork
Why startups need a defensive IP strategy
Why startups need a defensive  IP strategy
One of the things I really love about working with startup founders is that they are by nature an optimistic crowd: They set out to build amazing things,..


/EntertainmentArchives
‘Friends’ fame messed with my relationships: David Schwimmer
‘Friends’ fame messed with my relationships:  David Schwimmer
David Schwimmer says that he struggled with his overnight fame once "Friends" became a huge hit after debuting in 1994.


/EntertainmentArchives
Alia much more successful than I imagined: Mahesh Bhatt
Alia much more successful than I imagined: Mahesh Bhatt
Mahesh Bhatt says he is proud of his daughter Alia Bhatt's work and feels she must taste failure as well.


/EntertainmentArchives
Will begin shooting Shah Rukh Khan starrer in December: Aanand L Rai
Will begin shooting Shah Rukh Khan starrer in December: Aanand L  Rai
Aanand L Rai's next directorial venture, starring superstar Shah Rukh Khan, will go on floors this December.


/EntertainmentArchives
Lady Gaga to star opposite Bradley Cooper in ‘A Star Is Born’
Lady Gaga to star opposite Bradley Cooper in ‘A Star Is  Born’
Lady Gaga has bagged the lead role opposite Bradley Cooper in the upcoming remake of "A Star Is Born".


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