India’s rapid urbanisation will lead to more and more city waste.
India’s rapid urbanisation will lead to more and more city waste.

Waste but not wasted

Meera Siva

India’s solid waste heap is growing. It can contain anything from tonnes of broken concrete block... »

Construction debris still finds the landfill

Captive plant: NBCC’s waste recycling unit for East Kidwai Nagar.

Navadha Pandey

With land being a scare resource and recycling centres few and far in between, many realtors, an... »

The challenge of waste enrichment

Mohammed Dawood at the vermicompost yard in MRC Nagar.

Tanya Thomas

Mohammed Dawood S, 27, slaps on his gloves and digs through layers of compost-in-the-making to s... »

Steel scrap is steel, after all

Workers select steel scrap for recycling.

Maulik Tewari

If there’s one waste the country wants more of, it is steel scrap. With domestically generated s... »

Seeking the right medicine

Meera Siva

The usual mantra of waste management – reduce, reuse, recycle – is infeasible for hospitals. Bot... »

Harish Bijoor

What's frying? The space of edible oil will witness a lot of action in the present and in the long run
question hour

Well-oiled strategy

The commodity market of edible oil is slowly on the boil? Am I right?»


How much landfill area do we need?

The approximate area necessary for the installation of a sanitary landfill can be calculate... »


Coming home

S Ronendra Singh

Electronic waste is the fastest growing waste category, increasing at 10 per cent annually. Prod... »

Paytm plans to raise around $200 million

Our Bureau

Mobile marketplace and mobile & DTH recharge platform Paytm plans to raise around $200 million in another three months. Paytm, owned by Noida-based mobile Internet company One97, has... »

We want to grow the affordable smartphones segment: Microsoft Devices

Ajey Mehta, Managing Director, Microsoft Devices, during the launch of Lumia 830 and Lumia 730 in New Delhi on Wednesday. - KAMAL NARANG

S Ronendra Singh

Microsoft Devices on Wednesday launched Lumia 830 and 730 dual-SIM smartphones priced at ₹28,799 and ₹15,299, respectively. Ajey Mehta, who has been appointed recently as the Managing Direc... »

Regulatory authority blocks ₹700-cr Airtel-Loop deal

Our Bureau

The ₹700-crore deal between Bharti Airtel and Loop Mobile is set to be called off, with the telecom regulator disallowing the transfer of subscribers. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TR... »

Taxi firms turn to digital wallet model

Priyanka Pani

Close on the heels of e-commerce retailers, online car rental companies are getting digitally savvy when it comes to transactions. Mumbai-based Meru Cabs and Bangalore-based Ola Cabs have both... »

Not just an incremental update

Sabyasachi Biswas

When Sony launched the Xperia Z about two years ago, it was one smartphone that stood out from the rest – glass front and back, protection from water and dust, a brilliant camera and an ev... »

It is skins against stock

Sabyasachi Biswas

We just can’t stress enough about how hot the sub-₹15,000 price segment in the smartphone market is, at the moment. Sure, we’ve got some brilliant new flagship smartphones and phablets and ther... »

Amazon may set up data centre in India


World’s largest e-tailer Amazon is evaluating setting up a data centre in India to tap into the multi-billion cloud opportunity in India.Amazon, which offers cloud services under Amazon Web... »

Hinduja Global Solutions bags contract from Danone UK


Hinduja Global Solutions, part of the diversified conglomerate Hinduja Group, would launch multi-channel consumer care line for UK-based FMCG company Danone UK to provide customer care services.»

Facebook founder Zuckerberg to visit India later this month


After Sheryl Sandberg, it's now the turn of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to visit India, the second biggest market for the social networking giant, later this month. Zuckerberg, who w... »

Microsoft: Next version is Windows 10


The next version of Microsoft’s flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasise advances it is making toward a world centred on mobile devices and... »

I’m just starting my journey … ready for challenges: Nadella

Make sure your stars don’t wane into comets

‘Today, leadership is all about global thinking’

Aegis bags 5-year deal from Punjab National Bank

A made-in-India medical search engine

Cab rental cos pitching on e-wallet for speedy service

Aegis secures Rs 200 cr contract from PNB

RCom gearing up to launch 4G services, to bid for spectrum in auctions

China grants licence for iPhone 6 sales after weeks of delay

Steady growth ahead for IT firms in Q2

Adith Charlie/Venkatesh Ganesh

A weak rupee coupled with robust demand trends in the US may propel frontline IT companies to report a 2-7 per cent rise in dollar-denominated earnings, according to top brokerage firms. <... »

Amazon to help small businesses use Net better

Upbeat on SMEs: Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, during an
interaction with FICCI members, in New Delhi. - RAMESH SHARMA

Our Bureau

Amazon will set up performance centres, upgrade logistics services, and develop mobile platform and new tools and techniques to help small and medium businesses leverage more from the Inter... »

Smartphones, data plans cheapest in India

Our Bureau

Good news is that cost of smart phones and data download in India are among the lowest in the world and that India is the third largest player by number of Internet users.But bad new... »

Rural subscriber base of 6 telcos grew marginally to 30.47 cr


The rural subscriber base of six GSM operators grew marginally by about half a per cent in August to 30.47 crore, as per data released by industry body COAI today. “The total number of rura... »

Will Cain do what Adam couldn’t?

Sabyasachi Biswas

There are a few great 10-inch Android tablets in the market, and then, of course, there’s the iPad Air. However, if you don’t want either, it’s a Windows device for you. We’ve seen a few new de... »

Alactel Onetouch launches smartphone for Rs 1,990


Handset maker Alcatel Onetouch has partnered Mozilla to launch a new smartphone, priced at just Rs 1,990.Alcatel Onetouch’s claims the entry-level smartphone —— Fire C2G —— is the most affo... »

TRAI tells Loop Mobile to inform users date of closure in Mumbai


TRAI has directed Loop Mobile to inform date of closure of its services in Mumbai to all subscribers either in writing or by sending an SMS or email within 10 days.“The Authority hereby dir... »

NIIT, Microsoft join hands to attract women talent in IT sector

Navadha Pandey 

NIIT will partner with Microsoft India for ‘Women in Tech’ initiative, which would offer specialised courses to girl students and women, to attract and retain women talent in the IT industry. ... »

Infosys, Stanford team up for research in data science, analytics

Our Bureau

Infosys and Stanford University’s Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering (ICME) announced a strategic relationship late on Tuesday to develop curriculum in data science and ana... »

Venture capitalist, PE firms log on to realty portals

Bindu D Menon

It is not realty projects, but websites marketing them that seem to have caught the eye of private equity and venture capitalist firms. Several start-ups offering real estate services are attr... »

Executive Summary

How to turn challenges into opportunities

Promoter entity picks 9% stake in Hexaware for ₹532 cr

Smartphone-maker HTC to ramp up sales, service centres

Ramco solution for Kenya Air

A hackathon for IoT apps

Oracle unveils `Oracle Analytics Cloud’ for data analysis

Microsoft to set up data centre in India, eyes $2-trillion cloud market

How much landfill area do we need?

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Mammoth glories: Mahouts return with their elephants and calves in Jalpaiguri
district, West Bengal

More brain than brawn

Tarsh Thekaekara

Bharathan, the elephant, has learnt to outsmart humans. Ideas of ‘culture’ rather than Darwinian evolution help explain this confounding elephant behaviour »

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