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Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets cracking on 'Made in India' plan; identified eight key areas to bring in reforms

Eager to make its Make in India campaign a success, Modi government has identified eight key areas to bring in reforms in the existing business …

India

Money

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s dream debut on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) will have investors in Indian e-commerce companies excited. The Chinese …

Market Capitalization

Lockheed figures out fusion (maybe)

Lockheed Martin's Compact Fusion technology has the potential to revolutionize life as we know it. Maybe. If it works.<p>After years of development at the company's legendary Skunkworks facility, Lockheed is coming forward now to find partners in the public and private sector. The main breakthrough is …

Energy

Pizzabox vending machine promises hot pies on the fly

Vending machines are nothing new, but ones that dispense fresh, piping-hot pizza certainly are.<p>From the creator of the Burritobox comes the Pizzabox.<p>The Pizzabox is a 6-foot-high vending machine that serves up fresh (not frozen) handcrafted 10-inch pizzas for $5 each. The Pizzabox uses an …

Customer Service

Plastc: A Coin challenger appears

Just under a year ago, Coin was announced: a card shaped just like a normal credit card, but with a big difference. Users, the eponymous company promised, would be able to load all of the bank and loyalty cards on to Coin, swapping them with the press of a discreet button, then swiping the card …

FinTech
Ghana

India says US agrees to its stand on IPR

India on Friday said the US had agreed to its position that differences over intellectual property rights should be resolved through talks. India has …

India

The corruption in media and entertainment

The common perception is that corruption in the media refers to hanky-panky in the news media business<p>The common perception is that corruption in the …

Amazon to sell packaged food, beverages in India: report

<b>Bangalore</b>: Online retailer Amazon.com Inc plans to sell packaged food and beverages in India from mid-October, the <i>Economic Times</i> reported, citing a …

India

Nobel Peace Summit 'suspended' after laureates boycott event over Dalai Lama's visa refusal

The Nobel Peace Summit scheduled to begin in just over a week in South Africa has been cancelled because of a boycott.<p>Six Nobel laureates have …

CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News Headlines, Live News Updates

On the OffensiveSecurity Forces Strike Off One More Name From Terror Hit-List in Kashmir's Kulgam<p>Following a trail<p>Nirav Modi Stayed in Flat Above His …

India

Clean sweep: How Modi stumped AAP, Cong with Swacch Bharat campaign

Here goes Prime Minister Narendra Modi again -- stumping the opposition with his out- of- the-box thinking.<p>One by one he has tried to remove from the …

Making loyalty pay

Loyal customers spend more, purchase more profitable products and services, try other brand offerings, and are more likely to refer customers to …

Customer Experience

BSNL all ready to offer public Wi-Fi hotspots and m-wallet

The Indian government is placing so much emphasis on its Digital India initiative, it’s no surprise that BSNL is busying itself with public Wi-Fi …

Telecoms

Twitter invests $10M in MIT Media Lab program to fund new discussion platforms

Today the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab announced a new program, the “Laboratory for Social Machines,” which aims to build new tools that analyze and enable communication on social platforms like Twitter. Interestingly, Twitter is funding the entire experiment with a massive $10 …

Fishing is a huge business, but does it need disruption?

A bad day fishing beats a good day at the office, as the saying goes.<p>And quite a lot of people go fishing for fun. According to the American Sportfishing Association (.pdf), almost 60 million U.S. anglers generated $48 billion in retail sales in 2011, supporting more than 800,000 jobs.<p>Still, it …

Change: A CEO's Job In The 21st Century

A quick scan of recent top business lingo lists--an attention-grabbing feature frequently posted at sites such as the Harvard Business Review and Forbes--shows that none included some of the most relevant words of the moment: <b>speed</b>, <b>uncertainty</b> and <b>change</b>. Unlike many buzzwords in vogue today (think …

Banks, the chief source of funding for family-run business in India

Image: {Shutterstock}<p>While getting bank loans globally has become difficult amid the economic slowdown, in India, family-run businesses still see …

Family Business

How To Grow A Business To $100 Million In Sales, From Someone Who's Done It Twice

Steinberg jumped into the growing cellular-phone industry a year out of college, founding the retail chain and business-to-business provider Sterling Cellular in 1992. He then founded the telemarketing company Sterling Communications, which he sold in 1999 along with his retail business, starting …

Reality Check For Young Farmers: It's An Expensive 'Habit'

You know the scene: It's Saturday morning, and as you stroll to your farmers market, you sample a crisp apple or scoop up a pile of end-of-the-season tomatoes.<p>As you chat and pay cash for your bag of bounty everything feels <i>right</i>.<p>You're not alone. More young people are trying their hand at farming, …

Tips for college students interested in investing

Most college students are concerned about studying for exams, finding a flexible part-time job and lining up some fun extracurricular activities. But there's always a few students stuck off in a corner of the library, trying to pick the next great stock.<p>If you happen to be one of those students …

Drones may provide big lift to agriculture when FAA allows their use

When Steve Morris began building unmanned aerial systems in the late 1990s, he envisioned flying them over fields and collecting data that would be useful to farmers.<p>But after the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, drones became largely associated with military strikes and surveillance operations. …

Unmanned Aircraft

6 Must-Have Pieces of Advice for College Graduates

Leaving college and entering the workforce is both exciting and terrifying to say the least. The workforce is dramatically different from what it was 10, 20 and 30 years ago when our parent and professors were navigating through it. Fueled by technology, progression, and a strong virtual work …

Google's $145 Million Clean Energy Investment Puts Solar Atop Old Oil Field

Google just signed its 17th project related to renewable electricity generation: it’s putting $145 million into an 82 megawatt (MW) solar project being built by SunEdison.<p>The deal puts the Internet giant’s investment tab supporting clean power at more than $1.5 billion on three continents for a …

HDFC Bank in renewed push for India’s rural rich | Financial Times

HDFC Bank, India’s second-largest private sector lender by revenue, is planning a renewed push into the country’s vast rural hinterland, and expects …

HDFC Bank

Japan takes a gamble on casinos

<i>This is the second of an occasional series from The Globe and Mail's Brian Milner, who visited Japan to assess the results of dramatic efforts to revitalize the world's third-largest economy.</i><p>The brightly lit, extremely loud but spotless arcade near the Shimbashi rail station in central Tokyo …

Why going to college is important

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts an in-depth survey that collects data about family income, net worth, credit use, and a host of other variables that weigh on the health of the American consumer. The most recent survey was released earlier this month and reveals, among other things, …

8 Books Every New Entrepreneur Should Read

In this, perhaps, Golden Age of technology entrepreneurship, Peter Thiel can rest assured he will find an eager audience for his new book, <i>ZERO TO ONE: Notes on startups, Or How to Build the Future</i> (apparently he couldn’t decide).<p>Thiel, who turns 47 next month, was a co-founder of PayPal, and a …

The World's Biggest Oil Companies

How much has the shale boom shifted the rankings of the world's 20 biggest oil and gas companies? We compared today's giants with data from 2003 to see what, if anything, has changed for the likes of Exxon, Shell, BP, Saudi Aramco and Chevron. Who do you think is on top? <i>Data courtesy of</i> …