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Don’t blame India if you can’t hire good engineers, Flipkart’s Sachin Bansal … – Economic Times


Wall Street Journal (blog)

Don't blame India if you can't hire good engineers, Flipkart's Sachin Bansal
Economic Times
MUMBAI: India's startup CEOs don't hesitate to pull punches and speak their mind on social media and this includes, taking on fellow entrepreneurs. The latest salvo on Twitter comes from Sachin Bansal of Flipkart who took on Snapdeal for saying India …
India's Snapdeal Says the Country Doesn't Have the Programmers It NeedsWall Street Journal (blog)

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Posted on 29 May 2015 | 9:36 am

The Death Toll From India’s Hellish Heat Wave Is Now More Than 1800 – TIME


TIME

The Death Toll From India's Hellish Heat Wave Is Now More Than 1800
TIME
Ratna Devi is one of a dozen casual laborers working at a small construction site in the southern part of the Indian capital New Delhi, where her job is to help prepare a concrete mix. The work earns the 32-year-old a daily wage of 250 rupees or just
India's Heat Wave Claims More Than 1400 LivesWall Street Journal
India heat wave eases after nearly 1700 deathsBBC News
Why are people dying in India's heat wave?Toronto Star
Huffington Post -Washington Times -Yahoo News
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Posted on 29 May 2015 | 9:32 am

India’s luxury hospitals now offer cinemas, coffee shops—and Rolls-Royce rides – Quartz


Quartz

India's luxury hospitals now offer cinemas, coffee shops—and Rolls-Royce rides
Quartz
A new set of luxury hospitals in India is redefining the segment with cinema halls, cafes, fancy waiting rooms and grand architecture. And these aren't just for India's super-rich, who seek fine medical care in even finer surroundings, but also for
Meet the man who plans to open India's first luxury hospital chainReuters India (blog)
Rolls Royces, movies: private India hospitals go luxe for growthReuters

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Posted on 29 May 2015 | 7:15 am

India’s scorcher: What’s behind the heat wave and when will it end? – CNN


Slate Magazine (blog)

India's scorcher: What's behind the heat wave and when will it end?
CNN
(CNN) It's often hot in India. But the past 10 days have been exceptional, even for one of the hottest places on the planet. The highest temperature recorded on Wednesday reached 116.6 degrees Fahrenheit (47 degrees Celsius) in the eastern states of …
Why India's Heat Wave Is So DeadlySlate Magazine (blog)

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Posted on 29 May 2015 | 6:56 am

Nepal quakes: Could the country learn lessons from India? – BBC News


BBC News

Nepal quakes: Could the country learn lessons from India?
BBC News
Last month's earthquake in Nepal was one of the worst to hit the South Asia region in modern history. More than 8,000 people were killed – tens of thousands of others are homeless – and the country now faces the daunting task of rebuilding. But could

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Posted on 29 May 2015 | 2:33 am

For a new American ambassador, India is a kind of homecoming – Washington Post


Times of India

For a new American ambassador, India is a kind of homecoming
Washington Post
JALANDHAR, India — A quiet stroll around the old neighborhood had been planned. But word spread quickly that U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma was returning to his family's home in northern India after years in the United States. By the time Verma, 46, …
90000 Indian students apply for US visa, 4000 get itTimes of India

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Posted on 28 May 2015 | 10:07 pm

India’s heat wave drags on, with sprinkles of relief – CNN


India's heat wave drags on, with sprinkles of relief
CNN
During the day, India's homeless try to find shelter. But in Delhi on Wednesday night, many were seen sleeping on footpaths, and on the concrete strips between roads. Even at night, when CNN's Omar Khan took these photos, the temperature ranged from …

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Posted on 28 May 2015 | 5:10 pm

PHOTOS: It’s so hot in India the roads are melting – Globalnews.ca


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PHOTOS: It's so hot in India the roads are melting
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NEW DELHI, INDIA – MAY 24: A road melt near Safdarjung Hospital after the Temperature rise to 45 degree Celsius during a hot weather as Delhi/NCR experienced yet another scorching day, on May 24, 2015 in New Delhi, India. The national capital sizzling …
Hospitals in India struggle to cope with an influx of patients after heatwave ABC Online
No relief from India heatwave as death toll reaches 20-year highThe Guardian
Climate change blamed as thousands die in Indian heatFinancial Times
Channel News Asia -The Independent
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Posted on 28 May 2015 | 1:30 pm

After a long wait, GAP is finally in India – Quartz


Quartz

After a long wait, GAP is finally in India
Quartz
But GAP is already a little late to the party because international high street brands like Marks & Spencer and Zara have already made inroads into India's apparel retail market, which is currently valued at $41 billion (Rs262,400 crore). By 2020, it
Gap Opens In IndiaHeadlines & Global News
Brand awareness much higher in India than in China: Stefan Laban, Gap Economic Times
Gap to open first store with ArvindTimes of India

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Posted on 28 May 2015 | 1:00 pm

Photos of India’s Deadly, Street-Melting Heat Wave – Gizmodo


Gizmodo

Photos of India's Deadly, Street-Melting Heat Wave
Gizmodo
Until then, top temperatures in New Delhi, home to 23 million people, could remain around 45 degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit), according to Brahma Prakash Yadav, director of the Indian Meteorological Department. The following images depict these …

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Posted on 27 May 2015 | 6:22 pm

India – Yahoo News Search Results

India builds first 'smart' city as urban population swells

By Aditi Shah GANDHINAGAR, India (Reuters) – India's push to accommodate a booming urban population and attract investment rests in large part with dozens of "smart" cities like the one being built on the dusty banks of the Sabarmati river in western India. With an urban population set to rise by more than 400 million people to 814 million by 2050, India faces the kind of mass urbanization only …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 10:14 pm

India bars funds for Greenpeace, calling it a threat to economic security

India has cut off international funding for the local branch of Greepeace and accused it of working against the country's economic interests, escalating its long-running legal battle with the global environmental group. India froze Greenpeace’s seven bank accounts in the country and suspended its foreign funding license last Thursday, giving the environmental group 30 days to challenge the order …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 7:40 pm

India is world's fastest growing major economy. Can it last?

India is looking like the success story of 2015. Its economy is growing faster than China's this year, and the most of any major economy in the world. It will surpass Russia's this year in size and nearly equal Brazil's in 2016, according to new data from the International Monetary Fund.

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 5:34 pm

India is world's fastest growing economy

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Posted on 14 April 2015 | 5:27 pm

India government trying to shut us down: Greenpeace

Greenpeace India accused the government Tuesday of preventing local donors from funding its activities, saying the move was aimed at shutting down its operations in the country. The latest allegation comes less than a week after the right-wing government suspended the environmental watchdog's foreign funding licence and blocked several of its bank accounts, citing violations of rules governing …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 2:45 pm

India's Flipkart ends talks to join Bharti Airtel marketing platform

By Aman Shah and Nivedita Bhattacharjee MUMBAI (Reuters) – India's largest online marketplace Flipkart said on Tuesday it would end talks with mobile operator Bharti Airtel Ltd to join its new marketing platform for mobile application makers. Flipkart was in negotiations to join Bharti's Airtel Zero platform, where mobile application makers pay for data usage, which then enables customers to use …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 1:53 pm

India's biggest e-tailer scraps plans for free access

India's largest e-commerce portal Flipkart on Tuesday scrapped plans to offer free access to its app after getting caught up in a growing row over net neutrality. Flipkart had said it would waive data charges for users of its app — a controversial practice known as "zero rating" — in a deal with India's main telecom operator Airtel. The criticism of Flipkart has fed into a broader debate on …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 1:45 pm

India growth to hit 7.5%, outpacing China, says IMF

India's economy will grow much faster than previously forecast this year and next and outpace rival China, the IMF said Tuesday, citing falling oil prices and a reform drive by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The International Monetary Fund said in its World Economic Outlook update that Asia's number three economy would expand 7.5 percent in 2015, up from a 6.3 percent prediction …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 1:40 pm

India's IPO hold-up

India's SEBI is taking as long as a year to approve IPOs, prompting criticism from firms already grappling with demand and funding problems.

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 7:26 am

India's Argument Against Net Neutrality

Does India present the world’s best argument against net neutrality? In a matter of weeks, the country's telecom regulator will decide whether telecom companies — which also happen to be India's major Internet service providers — will be allowed to charge different prices for differential use of data over the Internet. Activists are outraged by a recent consultation paper floated by regulators …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 3:29 am