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September 21, 2016 - Padmavati: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh film threatened with protests by Hardik Patel

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Entertainment
Padmavati: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh film threatened with protests by Hardik Patel
Padmavati: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh film  threatened with protests by Hardik Patel
Padmavati starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh is reportedly facing protest from Patidar Navnirman Sena (PNS) regarding portrayal of Rani Padmavati in the film.


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Entertainment
Want my film characters to live for many, many years, says Deepika Padukone
Want my film characters to live for many, many years, says  Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone says that she tries to be part of scripts that would hopefully live on for many years.


Entertainment
Akshay Kumar was not Rajinikanth’s first choice for Enthiran 2.0 villain
Akshay Kumar was not Rajinikanth’s first choice for  Enthiran 2.0 villain
Known for making films on a grand scale, Shankar had tried to rope in Hollywood superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger to play the baddie in Rajinikanth's Enthiran 2.0.


Entertainment
Salman Khan did not want to do Prem Ratan Dhan Payo with Sonam. Here is why.
Salman Khan did not want to do Prem Ratan Dhan Payo with  Sonam. Here is why.
Sonam Kapoor said her father Anil Kapoor is Salman Khan's close friend. Hence, it was a challenge for Salman to romance her.


Entertainment
Radhika Apte’s shocking admission: I have faced casting couch
Radhika Apte’s shocking admission: I have faced  casting couch
Radhika Apte said, "I think once an actor in South called me on my room phone and tried to get flirtatious."


Entertainment
Mahesh Bhatt birthday: The Godfather and his confessional cinema
Mahesh Bhatt birthday: The Godfather and his confessional  cinema
Mahesh Bhatt belongs to the Raj Khosla, Dev Anand and Guru Dutt school. Like them before him, his musical legacy will be his major contribution to Hindi cinema.


Sports
India vs New Zealand: Being strong and fit adds to mental strength, says KL Rahul
India vs New Zealand: Being strong and fit adds to mental strength,  says KL Rahul
In a chat with Devendra Pandey, KL Rahul breaks down a few perceptions, speaks about his mindset changes and the influence of Virat Kohli.


Sports
Anju Bobby George: I had borderline asthma, my TUE rejection cost me an Olympic medal
Anju Bobby George: I had borderline asthma, my TUE rejection cost  me an Olympic medal
Anju Bobby George, recalls her experience with regard to TUEs and how being denied one probably cost her an Olympic medal.


Sports
Kapil Dev pulls up scribe on Pakistan ‘absent’ question
Kapil Dev pulls up scribe on Pakistan ‘absent’ question
Pakistan's name had been confirmed at the time the third edition of the tournament's staging was announced two months back.


Sports
Chandigarh shooter Arjun Babuta wins bronze in Junior World Cup
Chandigarh shooter Arjun Babuta wins bronze in Junior  World Cup
Indian shooting coach Daleep Singh Chandel, under whom too Arjun trains, believes that the youngster’s consistency is the key for his success.



Retail

Retail
Gitanjali plans to double retail footprint to 10000 stores
The expansion plan follows Gitanjali’s efforts of consolidating its business over the last three years and changing its model to focus on diamond jewellery

Retail
Huge growth opportunity for 100% juice: Tetra Pak juice index report
The findings indicate that 100% juice remains a significant part of the average consumer’s diet, with over 40% consumers saying they drink it every ..

Retail
Still early days for consolidation in niche e-commerce space: Koovs CEO
Eyes 10% share in India's online fashion by 2020


Telecom

Telecom
WhatsApp privacy policy: Treat the disease, not the symptoms
WhatsApp privacy policy: Treat  the disease, not the symptoms - Financial Express
OTT services bypass the existing licensing and regulatory regime creating a non-level playing field between TSPs and OTT providers


Telecom
Idea Cellular rolls out eKYC-based prepaid, postpaid mobile activation across India
Idea Cellular rolls out  eKYC-based prepaid, postpaid mobile activation across India - ETTelecom.com
The e-KYC solution allows users to avail instant verification using their ‘Aadhaar’ Number, enabling quicker SIM activation.


Telecom
Only 4G, low tariffs not enough, says Vodafone
Only 4G, low tariffs not  enough, says Vodafone - Times of India
Launches 'Flex' for the wider mobile customer base that doesn't necessarily use 4G



Politics

Politics
New Delhi Will Have To Stop Pretending There Is No Kashmir Dispute
New Delhi Will Have To Stop Pretending There Is No Kashmir Dispute
The first step to solve a problem is to acknowledge that there is a problem.


Politics
'Kashmiriyat, Jamhooriyat, Insaniyat': Making A Strategy Out Of A Slogan
'Kashmiriyat, Jamhooriyat, Insaniyat': Making A Strategy Out Of A Slogan
Kashmir can be turned into India's crowning achievement, worthy of a great people. But it will take some fresh thinking. After 70 years of failed policies, three wars with Pakistan, and more than 40,0...


Politics
Cauvery issue: Siddaramaiah says SC order ‘unimplementable’, calls for Cabinet meeting
Cauvery issue: Siddaramaiah says SC order  ‘unimplementable’, calls for Cabinet meeting
Terming the Supreme Court's order directing Karnataka to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu till 27 September as "unimplementable", Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has called for a Cabinet and an all-party meeting on Wednesday to chalk out the next step.



Logistics
Centre, states set for faceoff at 1st GST panel meet
The Centre is not keen on letting the states have exclusive jurisdiction over ...

 


Logistics
11.8% growth in foreign tourist arrivals in August 2016, Delhi sees the most at 28.38% followed by Mumbai at 17.32%
India saw an 11.8 % increase in the number of foreign tourists visiting India in August, compared with the figures last year.

 


Logistics
GST Council Secretariat to have Indian Revenue Service officers
GST Council Secretariat to have  Indian Revenue Service officers - NDTV
The IRS (C&CE) Association met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today.Mr. Jaitley gave a patient hearing to the association and went through the whole representation carefully.He appreciated IRS (C&CE) service for smooth and successful historical


Logistics
Air India Express service to Sharjah revives hopes of Trichy-Kuwait flight
Air India  Express service to Sharjah revives hopes of Trichy-Kuwait flight - Times of India
After a wait of over seven-years, Air India Express resumed its service on the Trichy-Sharjah sector recently. Thousands of Tamils who are employed in Kuwait are expecting the ministry of civil aviation to revive the service on the Trichy-Kuwait sector too to tap the ever-increasing patronage on this sector.



Software
Wipro betting big on artificial intelligence platform Holmes to become more profitable
Wipro betting big on artificial  intelligence platform Holmes to become more profitable - Livemint
Wipro’s thrust on automating tasks is one of the six strategies laid out by CEO Abidali Neemuchwala to put the firm back on the growth pedestal


Software
IT industry's challenges to benefit India's BPO firms
IT industry's challenges to  benefit India's BPO firms - Business Standard
India's back office sector would benefit from the current challenges faced by the IT industry, including generate higher margin work as they deepen engagement with clients, said a key industry official." Are you hearing the thing about margin


Software
How technology can ensure a vaccinated future for India's children?
How technology  can ensure a vaccinated future for India's children? - Firstpost
Modern technology, particularly the Internet of Things (IoT) and real-time monitoring, can reduce losses in high value goods such as vaccines (as well as other materials that degrade quickly) by better identification and resolution of problems of storage and transit than incumbent systems.


Software
Infosys to open new facilities in North and Central India
Infosys to open new facilities  in North and Central India - Deccan Herald
At a time when IT services are reeling under pressure, India's second largest IT exporter Infosys is eyeing expansion in North and Central India with opening up of new facilities. It further plans to increase its staff over a period of time.



HR
Twitter cuts global engineering jobs at Bengalore
Twitter cuts global engineering  jobs at Bengalore - Forbes India
The loss-making Silicon Valley startup has one of its largest user bases outside the US in Asia


HR
India top source for MBA seekers in schools abroad
RESTON, VA--(Marketwired - Sep 20, 2016) - Nearly half (49 percent) of all graduate business programs received more applications in 2016 compared with 2015, according to a global survey report released today by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). European programs across the board, plus full-time one-year MBA, executive MBA,...


HR
Indian Post Office to recruit 55 thousand Gramin Dak Sevak and Postmasters
Indian Post  Office to recruit 55 thousand Gramin Dak Sevak and Postmasters - Examswatch
Candidates who want to make their career in Postal Department should keep themselves aware. The official notification of the Postal Department of India can be released anytime soon. It has been set that coming days can see the recruitment of around 55,000 Gramin Dak Sevak and Post Master. However, there is no update on any official website but the Secretary of Department of Posts, B V Sudhakar recently announced that the recruitment process would be start soon and software required for the online application process is under maintenance. He also said the recruitment process would be completed by the November 2016. This would be a great opportunity for many unemployed people this year, as this would be the biggest recruitment procedure considering the total number of posts. Interested people should buckle up themselves for this job. There will be two categories of jobs for which the eligibility criteria is also different. To apply for the branch postmaster in Indian Post office, a


HR
5 Reasons Why Indian Students Get Deported
5 Reasons Why Indian Students  Get Deported - Huffington Post India
Recently, news broke that the UK government had shut down 32 fake universities and was investigating 30 more. Earlier, in June, Western Kentucky University (WKU), a genuine university in the US, force...



Finance
The SBI merger: is bigger always better?
The SBI merger: is bigger  always better? - Livemint
The process increasingly looks like a shotgun wedding, with not enough opportunity to pause and ponder


Finance
Push for investments: Finance Ministry to address tax woes, hear out FPI suggestions
Push for  investments: Finance Ministry to address tax woes, hear out FPI suggestions - The Indian Express
The meeting with foreign portfolio investors will be followed by an interaction with domestic investors as well, Das said.


Finance
The genesis of Zoomcar
The genesis of Zoomcar -  Livemint
For Zoomcar co-founder CEO Greg Moran, zeroing in on India was not a eureka moment but a well-thought-out idea, seeds of which were sown in his college days


Finance
Alibaba’s financial arm may be worth more than Goldman Sachs
Alibaba’s  financial arm may be worth more than Goldman Sachs - Livemint
Analysts estimate Jack Ma owned Ant Financial’s business value worth $75 billion



Marketing
Uniform advertising across new railway zones by next year : Report
Uniform advertising across new  railway zones by next year : Report - The Indian Express
A uniform approach for advertising across different railway zones will be in place by next year, sources from railway office informed. The approach is meant to further explore advertising potential and help increase earnings for railways.


Marketing
Contract Advertising's Manan Shah Joins TrueCaller as Director, Marketing : Exclusive
TrueCaller, an app that helps identify unknown incoming calls, has appointed Manan Shah as Director, Marketing.

 


Marketing
BCCI Celebrates Team India's 500th Test Match in New Initiative : Report
The first Test match of the Paytm India Vs New Zealand, which is scheduled be played at Kanpur on 22nd September, will be Team India's 500th test match. The initiative, 'Dream Team' aims to empower Team India through a series of poll questions.

 


Marketing
SAIL's CMO meets key customers to create awareness about company's new products
SAIL's CMO meets key  customers to create awareness about company's new products - Economic Times
This include the Universal Section Mill of IISCO Steel Plant (ISP), Medium Structural Mill of Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) and new Plate Mill of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP).



Digital
Helion and Kalaari-backed laundry startup Doormint shuts shop due to funding crunch
This was a startup we’d applauded when it made it into the first batch of Google Launchpad accelerator, all ready to scale up. On-demand laundry services startup Doormint, which washed and ironed around 1.2 million clothes for people in Mumbai, Bangalore, and Gurgaon over the last two years, today shut shop.

 


Digital
MakeMyTrip, Just Dial, Myntra, Citrus -- some bigger exits over the years and what they mean for Indian startup ecosystem
MakeMyTrip, Just Dial, Myntra,  Citrus -- some bigger exits over the years and what they mean for Indian startup ecosystem
The success of the startup ecosystem is defined by the number of successful exits investors have. It acts as one of the best validation of the funding decisions made by them.


Digital
Infosys' platform -- automation and banking platforms -- revenue crosses $500 million
Infosys' platform --  automation and banking platforms -- revenue crosses $500 million
The platforms and products business includes new platforms such as digital experience platform Skava, automation platform Mana and Panaya, and banking platform Finacle.


Digital
Microsoft Accelerator picks 13 startups for its latest batch. AI is a recurring theme
The ninth batch of startups chosen for the Microsoft Accelerator in Bangalore has a distinct theme of AI and data analytics. This aligns with Microsoft’s strategic push to be an AI platform coupled with its Azure cloud computing platform.

 



Franchise
Social media is a blast: Be real, create a plan, and execute it consistently to attract prospects
Social media is a blast: Be  real, create a plan, and execute it consistently to attract prospects - Franchising
Attracting and validating candidates through social media continues to grow in importance. Here's how Red Boswell, SVP of franchising and business development at Expense Reduction Analysts, manages it.


Franchise
Why you’d be smart to use a franchise lawyer
Why you’d be smart to use  a franchise lawyer - The Franchise King
The Franchise King, Joel Libava, shares 5 stupid reasons for NOT using a franchise lawyer when buying a franchise. You won't believe these reasons.



Construction
Kolte-Patil-Portman Holdings JV completes Margosa Heights Project in Pune, it makes an IRR of 36%
Kolte-Patil-Portman Holdings JV  completes Margosa Heights Project in Pune, it makes an IRR of 36% - Hindu Business Line
Business Wire India
Kolte-Patil Developers Limited (BSE: 532924, NSE: KOLTEPATIL), a leading Pune based real estate developer, announced that it has completed its Margosa Heights project in


Construction
Chinese real estate giant Dalian Wanda seeks red carpet for $10 billion plans
Chinese real  estate giant Dalian Wanda seeks red carpet for $10 billion plans - Economic Times
Owned by one of Chinas richest men Wang Jianlin, Wanda Group is worlds largest property developer with interests in ecommerce and department stores as well.


Construction
Meet today to tackle hurdles in NH project
Meet today to tackle hurdles in  NH project - Times of India
The people of the area have threatened to block the tunnel construction work unless paid compensation for the damage being caused to their houses.


Construction
Rs.440 crore worth order for construction of hospitals bagged by NBCC
Rs.440 crore worth order for  construction of hospitals bagged by NBCC - Indiainfoline
NBCC (India) Ltd, said it got a contract worth Rs 440 crore for the construction of hospitals in Haridwar, Dehradun and Indore from Employee’s State Insurance Corporation, Ministry of Labour & Employment. As per the contract, the NBCC should build 100 bedded hospitals at Haridwar & Dehradun and 300 bedded hospitals in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. …



Ecommerce
5 technologies that will drive future e-commerce industry in India
5 technologies  that will drive future e-commerce industry in India - Techradar India
The Indian e-commerce industry is one of the most progressive sectors in the country. This sector has not only changed the way people interact with local

Ecommerce
Consumer forum sets aside 24-hour mediclaim notice rule
The Thane district consumer redressal forum has directed an insurance company to honour a claim that it had denied on the grounds that the policy holder had failed to report his hospitalization within the mandated 24 hours.

Ecommerce
Jabong launches social intranet platform Destination f
Jabong has collaborated with Facebook at Work to launch its social intranet platform on mobile devices for its employees to allow on-the-go access to all the company policies, workflows, polls, project updates, team discussions and other HR related activities.






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