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Sports
India vs West Indies: West Indies produced special batting to save Test, says Virat Kohli
India vs West Indies: West Indies produced special batting to save  Test, says Virat Kohli
Starting the day at 48 for four, West Indies managed to bat the entire fifth day to deny India a 2-0 lead in the 4-match Test series.


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Sports
Michael Phelps meets his sports idol Novak Djokovic in Rio
Michael Phelps meets his sports idol Novak Djokovic in Rio
Athletes idolize Michael Phelps. The most successful athlete in Olympic history said he met one of them for the first time in the Rio Olympic Village on Wednesday morning – Novak Djokovic, currently the No. 1 ranked men’s tennis player in the world. “I was walking back from an interview this morning


Sports
Ajinkya Rahne: A Monk with a black belt
Ajinkya Rahne: A Monk with a black belt
Ajinkya Rahane brings a calm head to most situations and while he is around, the dressing room tends to be calm as well.


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Sports
Rio 2016 Olympics: Brazil kick off at home with 3-0 win over China
Rio 2016 Olympics: Brazil kick off at home with 3-0 win over China
Defender Monica headed home the first 10 minutes before halftime and Andressa Alves got a second with a volley from close in after 59 minutes.


Sports
John Isner, 3-time defending champ, advances in Atlanta; Purav Raja-Divij Sharan win
John Isner, 3-time defending champ, advances in Atlanta; Purav  Raja-Divij Sharan win
In the quarterfinals, John Isner will face face eighth-seeded Taylor Fritz in an all-American match.


Sports
Rio 2016 Olympics: Israeli victims of 1972 Games honoured 44 years on
Rio 2016 Olympics: Israeli victims of 1972 Games honoured 44 years on
On September 5, 1972, members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage at the poorly secured athletes' village by Palestinian gunmen from the Black September group.


Entertainment
Mohenjo Daro: Things you should know before watching the Ashutosh Gowariker movie
Mohenjo Daro: Things you should know before watching  the Ashutosh Gowariker movie
We need to remember that whatever we do know about Mohenjo Daro is perhaps as much an imagination of the historian as that of a filmmaker who depicts it in visual terms.


Entertainment
We like to see achievers but not the struggle: Budhia Singh-Born To Run star Manoj Bajpayee
We like to see achievers but not the struggle: Budhia  Singh-Born To Run star Manoj Bajpayee
Manoj Bajpayee struggled his way to success in Bollywood but the actor says people in India are more interested in achievements rather than the journey.


Entertainment
Lifetime achievement award for N Chandra at Goa Film Festival
Lifetime achievement award for N Chandra at Goa Film Festival
Filmmaker N Chandra to be awarded Lifetime achievement award at the 8th Goa State Film Festival.


Entertainment
People in Bollywood don’t want outsiders, director Manish Jha
People in Bollywood don’t want outsiders, director  Manish Jha
Manish Jha who has previously helmed Matrubhoomi and Anwar still feels bad about letting go off his pet project Mountain Man to Ketan Mehta.



Retail
Faster Delivery, Lower Prices: E-Commerce Bets Big On GST
Faster Delivery, Lower Prices:  E-Commerce Bets Big On GST - NDTV
The Goods and Services Tax, which aims to transform India into a single market, will boost the countrys young e-commerce industry whose bread and butter depends upon quickly delivering goods across state borders.

Retail
China's e-commerce boom a lesson for creating jobs in India
E-commerce could fill the gap as India looks to add about 80 million jobs by 2025 for its growing young population

Retail
Wargburg Pincus affiliate invests $125 million in Indian logistics Stellar
Wargburg Pincus  affiliate invests $125 million in Indian logistics Stellar - Economic Times
The company intends to provide logistics solutions that will include multi-user warehousing, primary and secondary distribution, e-fulfilment and storage.

Retail
Future Group's secret to handle a large, diversified portfolio: 'Futurocracy'
Future Group's secret to handle  a large, diversified portfolio: 'Futurocracy' - Economic Times
Future Consumer Enterprises Limited employees presented plans on its brands, giving them a chance to run an entrepreneurial set-up within the company.


Politics

Politics

Politics

Politics
Manohar Parrikar's Call For Silencing Of Dissent Gets Nationalism Totally Wrong
Manohar Parrikar's Call For Silencing Of Dissent Gets Nationalism Totally Wrong
"How does someone dare to talk ill of this country?"



Telecom
Cabinet approves three per cent SUC for upcoming spectrum auctions

The cabinet has approved the weighted average spectrum usage charge ...

 


Telecom
Net Neutrality in India: the Start of Something Big
Something big is happening in India. While authorities in the United States and the European Union work to put the last big pieces of net neutrality regulation in place for their respective portions of the internet..

 


Telecom
Twitter Sewa service launched for Indian telecom, postal sector complaints
Twitter Sewa  service launched for Indian telecom, postal sector complaints - BGR India
New Delhi, Aug 2 () Telecom and postal service users can now file complaints with the government directly on social media platform Twitter. Communications Minister Manoj Sinha launched Twitter Sewa for registration and resolution of complaints.


Telecom
GST Bill passed in Rajya Sabha: Here is how India Inc is reacting
GST Bill passed in Rajya Sabha:  Here is how India Inc is reacting - The Indian Express
Here is what some of the business tycoons in the country think about the GST bill.



Digital
Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill passed: India Inc rejoices the passage of historic bill
Goods and Services Tax (GST)  bill passed: India Inc rejoices the passage of historic bill - ETRetail.com
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's upper house of Parliament on Wednesday passed a bill to rationalize the country's convoluted tax structure, creating a "one nation, ...


Digital
Top internet firms Flipkart, Ola, Zomato struggling to find and retain legal eagles
Top internet  firms Flipkart, Ola, Zomato struggling to find and retain legal eagles
India's top internet companies such as Flipkart, Ola and Zomata, among others, are struggling to find and retain legal eagles who can safeguard their business interests in an environment that is increasingly becoming complex and challenging. Flipkart, the most valued Indian consumer internet


Digital
CAG report accuses Wipro of undue favours in Aadhaar project
CAG report accuses Wipro of  undue favours in Aadhaar project
In a CAG report, Wipro has been accused of 'undue favours' in the Unique Identification


Digital
GST could lead to procedural nightmare and trigger litigation for IT industry: Nasscom
As the country inches towards the uniform GST, the IT industry association Nasscom is



Franchise
Motivate your unit managers with these simple steps
Motivate your unit managers  with these simple steps - Franchising
Many new franchisees discover that they love being a franchise operator but often quickly learn that they can't always be in the store overseeing operations at all times. This is especially true as single unit operators expand. Since hourly employees typically need oversight, guidance, and sometimes redirection, many franchisee operators often turn to unit managers to help them keep the unit operating at maximum efficiencies. It's this


Franchise
Learning how to retain employees while running your fledgling franchise business
Learning how to  retain employees while running your fledgling franchise business - Franchising
Retaining employees is an ongoing challenge for new franchisees -- and a key ingredient in building a successful business. After training employees to do their jobs well, the franchisee's goal is to retain them as productive, reliable workers. It costs much more to hire and train replacements than it does to work with current employees to improve their job performance.



HR
Vocational training: Bridging the skill gap
Vocational training: Bridging  the skill gap - The Hindu - The Hindu
Financing technical vocational education and training (VET) is costlier than general education due to its technical nature. Pre-service training requires the installation of equipment and trained ins


HR
Dollar gains on currency markets after encouraging jobs data
New York, Aug 3, 2016 (AFP) -The dollar strengthened Wednesday against major currencies, including the euro and the pound, following the release of encouraging jobs data. Toward 2100 GMT, the euro stood at $1.1148, down from $1.1224 the day before. The dollar rose against the yen to 101.


HR
Higher oil prices, jobs data boost US stocks
New York, Aug 3, 2016 (AFP) -Wall Street stocks rose Wednesday following solid US hiring data and a rise in oil prices that lifted petroleum-linked equities. Payroll firm ADP reported that private US companies added 179,000 jobs in July, slightly better than expected. Dow member Chevron rose 1.


HR
China's e-commerce boom a lesson for creating jobs in India
China's e-commerce boom a  lesson for creating jobs in India - Livemint
India will have to add around 80 million jobs by 2025 to ensure enough jobs for its growing population.



Software
Infosys bets on cloud solution : Invests $4 million in Israel-based startup Cloudyn
Infosys bets on  cloud solution : Invests $4 million in Israel-based startup Cloudyn - Economic Times
Cloudyn, which monitors and optimises cloud deployments of top Fortune 500 companies, counts Israel-based Carmel Ventures and Titanium Investments among its existing investors.


Software
TechM wants to automate IT : Sets an automation target internally
TechM wants to automate IT :  Sets an automation target internally
The company also has targets for automating jobs in its business process outsourcing and enginee ring services business.


Software
Indian IT companies' margins under pressure, says Nasscom
Indian IT companies' margins  under pressure, says Nasscom
Companies are quite upbeat about the revenues and prospects, notwithstanding headwinds in different places for different reasons.


Software


Logistics
The day has arrived! Rajya Sabha passes historic GST Constitution Bill
The day has  arrived! Rajya Sabha passes historic GST Constitution Bill - Economic Times
AIADMK is the only party that expressed its dissent with the Bill and called it unconstitutional. The MPs of the party staged a walk out during the voting process.


Logistics
GST will bring new era of development, economic reforms, says Amit Shah
GST will bring  new era of development, economic reforms, says Amit Shah - The Indian Express
"Today the GST Bill has been placed in Parliament. The Bill is very important for West Bengal. With its passage, a new era of economic reforms will be ushered in and it will contribute to the development of the country," said Amit Shah


Logistics
Hefty penalties around corner as cabinet okays Road Safety Bill
Hefty penalties around corner  as cabinet okays Road Safety Bill - Hindustan Times
The cabinet cleared on Wednesday the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which entails a steep hike in penalties for traffic offences.


Logistics
After Emirates plane crash lands, airlines cancel flights to Dubai from India
After Emirates  plane crash lands, airlines cancel flights to Dubai from India - The Indian Express
While Budget carrier IndiGo said it has cancelled 11 flights to Dubai from various domestic destinations, full service carrier Jet Airways cancelled two flights, one each from Mumbai and Delhi.



Marketing
Instagram takes on Snapchat with self-destruct Stories : Report
Instagram takes  on Snapchat with self-destruct Stories : Report - Medianama
Photo sharing social network Instagram is taking on Snapchat with a new feature called Instagram Stories which allows users to post pictures and videos for 24 hours, the company said on its blog. It mentions that unlike regular posts, Instagram Stories will not allow users to comment publicly  a


Marketing
Alcohol advertising may up drinking habit in adolescents : Report
Alcohol advertising may up  drinking habit in adolescents : Report - Times of India
Increased exposure to alcohol-related advertisements is raising the amount and frequency of drinking among adolescents, finds a study.


Marketing
What's Agile Marketing All About : Report
The world is becoming more digital every day, steadily reshaping relationships between customers and brands in the process.

 


Marketing
Fork Media expands into SEA region, sets up HQ office in Singapore : Report
Fork Media  expands into SEA region, sets up HQ office in Singapore : Report - Medianama
  Mumbai-based advertising technology firm Fork Media has set up its operations in Singapore, after initially launching in India in 2013. This is the company’s second office outside India; it forayed into the international market with the launch of its GCC operations in Dubai in 2014. In



Finance
SBI to become a single entity by April 2017 with its subsidiaries
SBI to become a single entity  by April 2017 with its subsidiaries - Economic Times
When merged, the entity will be a banking behemoth with an asset base of Rs 37 lakh crore, a branch network of nearly 25,000 and 58,000 ATMs.


Finance
India Inc hails passage of GST bill
Cheering the passage of the GST Bill in Rajya Sabha, India Inc today said roll ...

 


Finance
Kotak Mahindra Bank to raise Rs5,000 crore
Kotak Mahindra Bank to raise  Rs5,000 crore - Livemint
The plan is within Kotak Mahindra Bank’s `50,000 crore borrowing limit approved last year


Finance
Bitcoin sinks after hackers steal $65 million from exchange in Hong Kong
Bitcoin sinks  after hackers steal $65 million from exchange in Hong Kong - Livemint
Hong Kong-based exchange Bitfinex says it halted trading, withdrawals and deposits after discovering the security breach



Construction
GST Bill passed in Rajya Sabha after delay of 9 years
GST Bill passed in Rajya Sabha  after delay of 9 years - ET Realty
AIADMK is the only party that expressed its dissent with the Bill and called it unconstitutional. The MPs of the party staged a walk out during the vo..


Construction
Stellar response for Dilip Buildcon IPO as it gets subscribed 20 times
Stellar  response for Dilip Buildcon IPO as it gets subscribed 20 times - ET Realty
The public issue received bids for 44,37,41,155 shares as against more than 2.13 crore on offer at the close of the issue, generating a subscription o..


Construction
Goa's residential unsold inventory between 20%-30%
Goa's residential unsold  inventory between 20%-30% - Times of India - Times of India
Goa’s economy crashed in 2012 after the ban on mining, joining the country’s stagnant economy


Construction
Real estate demand will be triggered with passage of GST
Real estate demand will be  triggered with passage of GST  - VCCircle
According to back of the envelope calculations, homebuyers will end up paying around 20-22% in total tax compared to 14-16% if builder gets tax credit



Ecommerce
Flipkart, Amazon will go head-to-head in a discounting war starting with the Independence Day sale
Flipkart and Amazon will go head-to-head in a discounting war starting with the Independence Day sale that both companies plan to advertise heavily

Ecommerce
Placement teams at engineering schools turn extra vigilant after startups' failure to make good on offers
Placement teams at engineering  schools turn extra vigilant after startups' failure to make good on offers - Economic Times
This comes after the all-India placement committee at the IITs had in June decided to blacklist about half-dozen startups that reneged on their offers.

Ecommerce
Portals like Freecultr, Zovi and Fashionara on verge of closure
Portals like  Freecultr, Zovi and Fashionara on verge of closure - Economic Times
Unsuccessful attempts to raise money or find buyers is forcing some of these portals, which had resorted to deep discounting to lure customers.

Ecommerce
Amazon.in announces launch of an urban Fulfilment Centre in Chennai
Amazon.in  announces launch of an urban Fulfilment Centre in Chennai - Indiainfoline
The urban FC model will further enable Amazon.in to support deliveries under its recently launched Prime program and offer faster delivery to a wider set of customers during the upcoming festive season.






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