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What are you doing this I-Day weekend? Quick getaways from Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai

ET-Travel suggests you enjoy an extended weekend in August. Here’s where you can head to...

Stocks in news: Infosys, Pfizer, Axis Bank, FTIL, Ranbaxy, MCX

Traders must use upmove in the market as an opportunity to reduce long positions, say analysts. Here are stocks that are likely to be in action today.

Bangalore blast: A lament for the city of Narayana Murthy & masala dosas

In living memory, Bangalore changed as we moved beyond HAL, HMT, ITI, BEL and Mico and had to contend with Texas Instruments, Infosys and Wipro.

Bangkok Airways launch flight service to Bangalore

With the launch of the service, Bangalore become the second destination for the airline in India after Mumbai.

It's good practice to inform investors about bad news: Narayana Murthy

Bring the bad news early to win the trust of investors -- this was a piece of advice Narayana Murthy offered small business entrepreneurs.

News Corp picks up 25% stake in Singapore’s Elara Technologies for $30 million

The company is present in Mumbai, Kolkata, Noida, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai and Ahmedabad, and is looking to foray into other key markets.

Khaki: Celebrating the unexpected success of an Indian colour

In all the events that have been held to commemorate WWI khaki, as cloth and colour, hasn’t featured much, yet it was to leave a lasting impression on the world.

Bet on consumption story for next 12-18 months: Sunil Subramaniam, Sundaram MF

“One has to see who gets the recapitalisation money and which bank gets merged with which bank.”

Karnataka polls: 'Paid News' to come under close scrutiny

Election Officers would keep a hawk-eyed vigil on "paid news" in the run-up to the May 5 Karnataka Assembly polls.

News of new CEO Vishal Sikka cheers Infosys employees, Narayana Murthy's exit a surprise

"As of now people are more surprised by NRN's untimely exit after 1 yr when his & his son's term was 5 years," said an employee who has been working with the company for over 5 years.

Fresh attacks in Bangalore keep NE exodus going, trouble in Lucknow, Goa

Karnataka home minister R Ashoka and law minister S Suresh Kumar held meetings with various trade organizations to instill confidence among migrants from the northeast.

People from northeast flee Bangalore despite government's assurances

The situation at the Bangalore railway station was chaotic as thousands of people from northeast, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet thronged to leave the city

Celebrating sisterhood: Women writers to debate gender constructs in digital era

A Women Writers' Festival debuts in city tomorrow after Mumbai and Delhi editions

The Times of India taps into Emojis for Valentine's Day with #CodeLove

Emojis have become a way of life. Communication through signs, icons and pictures is hardly new across different cultures. Hieroglyphics to Emoji-glyphics, i...

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appeals for peace as northeasterners continue to flee Bangalore

Singh on Thursday said all parties should work together to give confidence to affected people and peace must be maintained at any cost.

Budget wish list: Skill people better rather than create too many engineers & MBAs, says Hitesh Oberoi, Info Edge

“We saw a mild recovery in Jobspeak index in Nov and Dec as the same period in 2016 was hit by DeMo”

The black shadow of the mob on Muslim lives

Fear and alienation is changing the way middle-class Muslims live, from what they pack for lunch to how they’re naming babies

Rail budget 2012: Kolar gets coach unit, Bangalore training centre

Kolar gets a new coach manufacturing unit and Bangalore a specialisted training centre in the Railway budget 2012 presented in Parliament today.

Raghuram Rajan on what India needs to do to get a $5-trn economy

“We have to find ways to adopt the best of those policies without overturning the whole system.”

Apple supplier is said to plan India expansion in iPhone push

Apple’s devices are particularly expensive in India because the government levies tariffs on devices manufactured outside the country.

Narendra Modi's Make in India just received one hell of a boost from Lexus

Toyota Motor Corp's Lexus is considering assembling its ES brand in India to take advantage of lower import tariffs on auto parts, reports said.

Lifehacks for when a robot wants your job

​Can’t code, or speak Bahasa? Didn’t go to school with a CEO’s children? A robot will take your trading seat.

Sexual violence holding back India's economy: More women at work can boost GDP by $770 bn

In the eight years since 2004, about 20 million women have vanished from India’s workforce.

RMZ Ecoworld leases office space to HTS for Rs 58 crore annually in Bangalore

Global technology firm HTS is taking up a million sq ft of office space in Bangalore, making it the second-biggest office leasing deal in the country in the last two years.

Ambit’s Mukherjea picks 2 mega trends that will play out for 10 yrs

Ahead of the curve, Mukherjea spots two mega trends that could play out over next 10 years.

Cars, films & an American library: This Bengaluru building saw it all

The century-old George Oakes Building was an important part of Ananda Giri's college days in the late '60s.

Socialism is in the DNA of big Indian politicians and possibly even India: Ruchir Sharma

People view of Modi’s performance is governed by the caste that they are from, says Sharma.

Consumer activism will increase in distressed ongoing projects: JLL India

The Goods and Services Tax and the Benami Property Act will also have a major impact on how many developers run their businesses.

Brad Hodge suggests Virat Kohli may be saving for IPL by skipping Test

Kohli pulled out of the series-deciding fourth Test against Australia as he was not 100 per cent fit after injuring his shoulder during the third match in Ranchi.

Rising peso may bring good news for Indian BPOs

Between 2010 and 2012, the Philippine peso rose over 6%, while the Indian rupee depreciated 22%, making outsourcing services to Philippines more expensive.

Negative news puts realty stocks under pressure

The spate of negative news on the real estate sector has put most realty stocks under pressure. The outlook for the sector remains bleak.

Valentine Day gift ideas that are so much better than flowers

From technology to diamonds, we've got it all covered.

The BJP is exploiting the situation with an eye on upcoming elections: Ramalinga Reddy, Home Minister, Karnataka

The laws are meant for use and I have told the police to use them if needed and extern those who disturb communal harmony.

My view was in shareholder interest; it hurt that former board targeted me: Murthy

Murthy said that Infosys was the first company to give quarterly report and guidance.

Bangalore co leads in tech for live streaming on cell

July Systems creates a solution that would stream IPL matches on mobile screens using the existing 2G bandwidth.

Tamil Nadu can make law to treat Jallikattu as traditional sport: AG Mukul Rohatgi

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said the state government has the power to enact a law to treat Jallikattu as a traditional sport, but cautioned that the animals should not be harmed or cruelly treated during such events.

Underlying demand for the real estate sector remains high: JC Sharma, Sobha Developers

According to the knight frank report on realty, the first half 2107, has witnessed the lowest vacancy in the realty sector since the global financial crisis.

South cities dominate the office absorption pie: Colliers Study

South Indian cities dominated the office absorption market in first nine months of 2016, said a latest report by Colliers Report.

Rajya Sabha polls: AICC keeps fingers crossed on eve of Ahmed Patel re-election bid

The party received NCP’s official support on Monday but later in the day one of its two MLAs said that he will vote for BJP.

HD Kumaraswamy’s seer-ing message

At ease in answering all the questions and explaining the challenging problems that his government is likely to face, Kumaraswamy made two telling statements.

How Indian IT companies are devising strategy to beat Donald Trump's visa ban

US is the most important market for India’s $110-bn IT industry. Most of these cos are aggressively ramping up operations and setting up new centers.

US election results: Obama re-election not best news for IT outsourcing industry, says Phaneesh Murthy

Not the best news for India or the IT outsourcing industry. However, we need to understand how much of the election rhetoric continues, he said.

Bangalore tech zone witnesses planned urban growth

Once a cluster of villages, it is now a concrete jungle with skyscrapers and traffic screeching on the roads.

Brexit negative for Indian IT industry: S Gopalakrishnan

In a historic development, the UK has voted to leave the European Union after 43 years, with 51.9 per cent Britons favouring exit from the 28-member EU.

Togetherville: Chhota Facebook is big news for networked tweens

Togetherville allows kids under 13 to share videos, play games, get comfortable with Net.

Barun Das steps down as Zee News CEO; Alok Agrawal to take charge

The channel has appointed Alok Agrawal as the new CEO. He will take charge on October 1, Zee News said in a statement.

Wipro hikes salary, good news for IT

Wipro employees will get pay hike in 8-12% range with some even getting 15% increase with effect from Feb 1. India's top 10 BPOs | India's top big acquisitions

Freedom of expression debate fuelled by elites: Shashi Shekhar Vempati, CEO, Prasar Bharati

Vempatti’s appointment is in line with the PM Narendra Modi's attempt to appoint young technocrats and professionals in important positions.

Indians working on world's biggest telescope: Harsh Vardhan

The gigantic telescope, scheduled to be ready by 2020, will provide astronomers with unparallelled power to observe the universe.

Flipkart's hedge fund boss is looking for $1.5 billion

Last summer, with Flipkart Online Services Pvt losing ground to Amazon.com Inc., Tiger sent in former EBay executive Kalyan Krishnamurthy to help turn around India's most valuable internet startup.

GST rollout: Drug retailers go slow on stockpiling

According to Vivek Mallya, a Bengaluru-based chartered accountant, uncertainty prevails on the availability of full input tax credit on transition stocks.

From making chocolates to Nasscom Product Council’s Co-chair, Somdutta Singh has come a long way

Somdutta Singh wanted to pursue management studies. Soon, her father asked her to leave the ancestral house she called home.

What IIFL’s Sanjiv Bhasin is looking to buy in real estate & construction space

“IDFC after merger with Capital First, can be a dark horse in next two years, doubling from here.”

We want to aggressively grow home loan portfolio: VP Nandakumar, Manappuram Finance

VP Nandakumar, Manappuram Finance says that the company plan to have 50% revenue from gold loan and 50% from non gold segment by 2025.

Career stagnation, layoffs pushing IT professionals to go in for multi-skilling

The recent IT layoffs have spurred software professionals with three-eight years of experience towards having multiple skills in their kitty.

IT ministry launches web portal for BPO promotion scheme

Launched under the Digital India programme of the govt, the IBPS, with an outlay of Rs 493cr, aims to create employment opportunities and promotion of BPO ops across the country.

Varthur Lake: After heavy rain, chemical 'snowfall' in Bengaluru

The unbearable stench emanating from the lake has only added to the woes of commuters and residents. "The froth has also reached a hospital and a mall nearby," said residents.

Baba Ramdev news: Mayawati, Mulayam condemn Congress for Ramdev attrocities

The two major chieftains of UP Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati declared their support for the yoga guru turned anti corruption crusader.

Letter by Tata Sons' new chairman N Chandrasekaran to employees

Here is the full text of the letter

Infosys invests $3 million in sports startup WHOOP

IT major Infosys has invested USD 3 million in US-based wearable device startup firm WHOOP to pick up a minority shareholding in the company.

Bangalore-based July Systems leads in tech for live streaming on cell

As Tiger Woods teed off at the Augusta Masters last month, viewerships of the event - across internet and mobile - surpassed all others in the US and Europe.

Weddings, debuts, deaths: A to Z of Bollywood that made headlines in 2018

Actress Sridevi passed away on February 24 in Dubai.

Job cuts at Indian outsourcing firms aren't Donald Trump's fault. Read why

Global corporations, the paymasters of Indian software vendors, are no longer so keen to ante up for application development and maintenance.

Revealed: The secret behind CSS Corp’s turnaround

Happy news about the IT industry isn’t easy to come by these days. The news reports, for the most part, convey the chilling reality of the floundering industry.

One must combine professional will with personal humility: Treebo Hotels Cofounder Sidharth Gupta

"I tried forcing strict deadlines upon myself ­ by committing to them externally ­ and thereby avoided time-consuming but low-value refinements."

Low intensity blasts, high intensity panic in Bangalore

A series of low-intensity bomb blasts hit Bangalore on Friday, leaving one woman dead, eight injured and triggering panic across the city.

Pace of development, permissions Hamper IMAX’s India Growth: John Schreiner, IMAX Corp

According to John Schreiner, in India, the challenge is purely the pace of development and in some cases, permission issues.

Indian hockey wizard Mohammed Shahid passes away at 56

One of the greatest names in Indian hockey and part of the team that won gold at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, died of kidney failure.

Gujarat Lions to be tested by Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL Qualifier 2

The Lions, led by Suresh Raina, have been impressive in their first ever IPL appearance, finishing on top of the table en route to the Play-offs.

It’s all very plane and simple

Every flight is a neardeath experience. Culminating not in having reached your destination for work or pleasure, but thankful for just being alive.

OyePlay raises an undisclosed seed fund from Zaikenn Management Services

Zaikenn Management Services has invested an undisclosed amount in Bangalore based OyePlay, a playground and sports trainer aggregator.

Japan, M-E crisis could spell bad news for IT investment: Infy

IT major Infosys today expressed concerns that indirect impact of the Japan nuclear crisis and the unrest in the Middle-East could hit the IT industry.

Zaikenn Management invests undisclosed amount in OyePlay

Zaikenn Management Services has invested an undisclosed amount in Bangalore based OyePlay, a playground and sports trainer aggregator.

We are yet to strike a deal with CDPQ or anybody else: Irfan Razack, Prestige Estates

“There are various options that we explore all the time and the idea is to see how best the interest of the company can be served”

ITR-V verification deadline extended to 31st January

If you missed your 120 days ITR-V verification deadline, there is good news. The income tax department has extended the verification deadline till 31st January.

Donald Trump puts Indian workers first with new millennium bug

Indian IT outsourcing companies got their start in the late 1990s amid growing concern that the year 2000 would render computer systems inert.

India urgently needs to upgrade its railways: Chinese media

Sunday's Indore-Patna Express derailment in Kanpur has "renewed concerns about the poor maintenance of the country's rail network.

Five uncapped Indians who made it large at 2017 IPL auction

Of the 30 uncapped Indian players who were purchased at the 2017 IPL auction o Bangalore, these five really made it large.

Fresh trouble for MFIs as drought-hit Karnataka sees no repayment of loans

As many as 20 NBFC-MFIs, including all the large ones, operate in Karnataka, which is otherwise a mature market for microfinance activity.

Google to expand options for non-English-language news readers

Google News, a computer-generated free news site provided by Google Inc that aggregates stories worldwide, is expanding its customization options for non-English-language readers this year, the creator of the news service said recently.

Hiring activity in July up a modest 3%: Naukri.com

Demand for professionals in ITES has grown remarkably, whereas, IT-Software and IT-Hardware showed downward movement.

Odisha down to 11th on ease of doing business ranking

Based on reforms reviewed by the World Bank, DIPP is an initiative of the Narendra Modi government to use competitive federalism to get states to up their games.

Good news for IT/BT business in Karnataka

State's IT industry - the nation's biggest - has something to cheer about. Karnataka plans to set up an IT/BT development authority which will function as a 'true' single-window to ensure speedier clearance of business proposals.

IT sector hopes it's good news

Statements that seemed to suggest that he is opposed to outsourcing and that India may have to live with a slower growth in the pivotal IT and business process outsourcing (BPO) businesses.

INX launches campaign for NewsX

Entertainment and media player INX Network Group on Friday announced a comprehensive marketing campaign for English news channel 'NewsX', following its soft launch in March.

India’s prosperity is good news for US: Obama

As the world grappled to cope with the “worst global recession in a generation”, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday said prosperity in countries such as India and China is good for the US and West as it opens new markets for them and pushes their businesses to innovate.

Autonomy for Prasar Bharti "long way off" but in process to achieve it: A Surya Prakash

Prasar Bharti Chairman A Surya Prakash said autonomy to public broadcaster was still 'long way off' but "we must proceed in direction to achieve it."

Autonomy for Prasar Bharti 'long way off'; still in the process to achieve it: Chairman A Surya Prakash

"We have to professionalise in terms of quality. We can do it and we must attempt to do it," he said responding to questions about DD and AIR.

From Sachin Tendulkar to Dean Jones, each time sports-stars triumphed despite a shaky belly

Jones was dehydrated and had an upset stomach while playing in the sweltering Chennai summer during a 1986 Test match.

Restaurant industry not to gain much from the Maharashtra bill: Anjan Chatterjee, Speciality Restaurants

For the restaurants and bars, we have very clear patterns which end by 12:30, 12:45, 1 o’clock on weekends and otherwise it is 12:30, says Anjan Chatterjee.

Top slot: Infy Bangalored by TCS

The August ’06 edition of the ET500 is just the kind of reference book you always loved to have.

What happened to the grand idea of city-wide solid waste management training?

Recently, the BBMP announced that the existing system of garbage collection will give way for a more decentralised system.

Cricbuzz sees 40% jump in viewership during IPL 9

“Cricbuzz is quickly becoming the default platform for every cricket fan, and we’re humbled by the response,” said chief executive Pankaj Chhaparwal.

TinyOwl halts operations in all cities besides Mumbai

TinyOwl was previously operational in cities like Delhi-NCR, Bangalore, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Nagpur, Lucknow and Chandigarh.

Celebrities are not only endorsing startups but making investment in them as well

Celebrities no longer just endorse brands and collect a pay cheque; they jump right into the nuts and bolts of business, making angel investments and taking sweat equity in startups.

Pharma stocks crack for third day in a row; should you buy?

Pirmal Enterprises was only gainer in the Nifty Pharma index.

SIC Global launches Stockal, India’s first mobile-based platform for global investments

The application called Stockal, will provide intelligence for investments on NASDAQ and NYSE listed equities.

Is ex-Googler and Flipkart employee Punit Soni on his way out?

A source close to the development said Soni has been contemplating quitting Flipkart in the backdrop of the app-only strategy backfiring for the e-tailer.

After Vatican, Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain flies out to Goa

Satyendra Jain was in Rome earlier this month, when nurses were on strike. On Saturday, he left for Goa.

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