Ola raises $400 mn funding from Russian investor DST Global, others

Priyanka Pani

Taxi-booking app Ola (formerly Olacabs), has raised $400 million in a Series E round from Russia... »

How brands can exploit Twitter

Pankaj Korwar

In an era where traditional media competes with social media, there are new ways for a brand to become the centre of attention »

Whose turf is it anyway?

Prasad Sangameshwaran

As you decode the results of this year’s Goafest, the agency business is getting truly democratised »

China fines Alibaba $129,000 for pricing violations



China's e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group, has been fined 800,000 yuan ($129,000) by the price bureau in eastern Zhejiang province for violations by third-party sellers during promotions on its e-co... »

Maharashtra FDA asks Snapdeal to stop selling prescription drugs

Our Bureau

Flipkart, Amazon and others are also under the scanner »

TRAI wants early decision on auctioning 700 MHz band

Rahul Khullar, TRAI Chairman

Our Bureau

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday said the Government should take a decision on auctioning 700 MHz at the earliest to enable broadband roll out. The 700 MHz band is... »


Meet on homoeopathy

A public meeting is scheduled by the US Food and Drug Administration on April 20 and 21 to evaluate the FDA’s regulatory framework on homoeopathic products. The hearing seeks to ob... »

Why missing 40 winks is more serious than you think

PT Jyothi Datta

Sleep disorders can be associated with heart problems, hypertension or stroke »

Jan Aushadhi: in need of a right prescription

PT Jyothi Datta

Generic prescription patterns, supply-chain management must for low-cost drug availability »

Reliance Jio rolls out paperless verification of subscribers

Our Bureau

Gearing up to launch 4G services in the country, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL) has put in place a paperless subscriber verification process linked to Aadhaar card. At present, subscri... »

Zuckerberg says not against net neutrality


Finding itself at the receiving end of the ‘net neutrality’ debate, Facebook today said its platform has benefitted “millions” of people on RCOM network in India and it is open for al... »

Wipro sees big opportunity in open source

Our Bureau

Software services major Wipro sees significant opportunities in the Indian government's push towards usage of open source software. In a statement TK Kurien, Chief Executive Officer and M... »

TCS sued by former US employee for bias in hiring


Tata Consultancy Services has been sued by a former American employee who accused the IT giant of “discriminating” against individuals who are not South Asians in hiring and job placement.S... »

Powerless in UP

A song for the scavenger

Mind your own house


Divided we stay

India’s ice warriors

Shift in the wind

A troubled paradise votes

WikiLeaks creates online archive of hacked Sony documents

A quiz on revolutions


Health workers dump bags of dead chickens after culling operations in Telangana. Five chicks were found to be infected with H5N1 avian influenza on regular testing of samples. Photo: Nagara Gopal

Online retailer Nykaa to launch own label

Our Bureau

Online retailer of beauty and luxury products will launch its own private label this year and foray into jewellery marketing also, according to its founder and CEO Falguni Nayar.... »


PainkillerIbuprofen: advice updateThe European Medicines Agency’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee has completed a review confirming a small increase in the risk... »

My Five

Cyrus Sahukar
VJ-comedian-actor, Creative Director,
Humble Pie Productions

Cyrus Sahukar

VJ-comedian-actor, Creative Director, Humble Pie Productions ‘Find time alone, away from sensory overload’ 1. I get out of bed and rush to the dra... »

‘Invest in the future & defeat malaria’

On World Malaria Day (April 25), the World Health Organization is calling for greater commitment to the vision of a world free of malaria. Huge gains in the fight against malaria have bee... »

Tobacco: the Empire strikes back



The Govt needs to de-incentivise tobacco industry at all levels — farming, manufacture & sale of tobacco and its products »

8K Miles Software posts strong growth in sales and profits

Our Bureau

8K Miles Software Services Ltd, a cloud solutions provider from India, has registered strong growth in revenues and profits on the back of new product launches and acquisitions during the last fisc... »

CPI(M) bats for net neutrality

Net concerns CPI(M) leaders Ch Narasing Rao and Sitaram Yechury
at a press meet in Visakhapatnam on Friday CV SUBRAHMANYAM

Our Bureau

The CPI(M) has passed a resolution at its ongoing congress opposing violations of net neutrality and enclosure of the internet. Briefing the media here on Friday, CPI(M) le... »

Airtel Zero not against net neutrality: Gopal Vittal to employees

Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal

Our Bureau

Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal on Friday said that his company was committed to net neutrality and its new platform Airtel Zero did not violate the principles of open, free Internet. In an emai... »

Airtel defends toll free platform; supports net neutrality

The company has drawn flak on social media for violating the concept of net neutrality.


In the eye of the storm over net neutrality, Bharti Airtel today said it will always provide same treatment to every website and application irrespective of whether they are on its toll free platf... »

In sync with the waves

Through a forest darkly

Bore me, please

Rapid connection

Martini never dies

Fragrant flashbacks

Pitch perfection

Trio trouble


Twitter to crack down on abusive tweets

BL Ink

Miles to go: Thirty crore people — nearly a quarter of India's population — live without access to electricity in India. Photo: G Karthikeyan

Powerless in UP

priyanka kotamraju

The lives of those in ‘dark villages’— which have never seen electricity — tell of hardship, improvisation, family squabbles and grooms who can’t find wives »

Mumbai-based entrepreneurs develop an app, Pipes, that customises news of your choice »

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