If you thought that all the action in business was concentrated around
the e-commerce sector, you could not be more wrong. The unlikely
category of milk and dairy products has been seeing some of the most
frenetic activity over the past couple of years.
After two years of growing at a scorching pace, led by acquisitions, it
seems things are not going well for AskMe. Recently, there were reports that the company has laid off 600
employees, reducing its workforce to 3,500. The company says this was
part of its annual workforce rationalisation exercise.
It's not about being noble or politically correct - just good business sense. In fact, retaining the experienced woman employee has evolved to be at
the heart of gender diversity efforts of companies across industries.
The reasons are not hard to find.
Welcome to the brave new world of crowdfunding. As the name itself
suggests, it is an alternative method of raising money compared to
traditional mores. Here, a large number of people collectively
contribute relatively smaller sums of money to support a creative
project or donate to a
There wasn't much to complain about the Kindle Paperwhite. But then came
the Kindle Voyage which was thinner, lighter, with adaptive built-in
light and PagePress sensor. The latest from Amazon, Kindle Oasis, is a
remarkable e-book reader, but not significantly better than the Voyage.
country cannot aspire to be prosperous unless its vast rural economy
prospers, urban and rural poverty are eliminated, and agriculture turns
remunerative and profitable enough to sustain and support the growth
ambitions of India's teeming rural population.
Even as Vodafone and Cairn India tax disputes rear their heads again,
forcing many to question the government's commitment towards making
India's tax laws non-adversarial, Business Today
caught up with Hasmukh Adhia, and asked him about the
many tax issues the country is facing.
It can be tedious for companies to track comments about brands on social
media manually. There are social listening tools such as Radian6 and
Sysomos available that collate all brand mentions and help in tracking
Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi zeroed in on the Varanasi
village under the Saansad Aadarsh Gram Yojana, the once sleepy village,
which did not even have a post office until 2014, has become a centre of
attraction nationally and internationally.
A series of policy changes related to SUC rates has made the matter
complex. Nevertheless, the government is close to finding a solution to
the problem that seems to be hurting Rjio as compared with competition
including Airtel, Vodafone and Idea.
Attackers are no longer eyeing only your desktops and laptops to steal
data. Smartphones, which are loaded with your personal details, are on
their radar, too. Apps and pop-ups can have malware and viruses
installed on your smartphones, even before you realise it.
The Gandhis were among the first to answer Prime Minister Narendra
Modi's clarion call to MPs to adopt and develop a village as a model
village. Urwa and Jagdishpur, were adopted by Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi, respectively just a week after Modi himself
As the country prospers, the poverty bar will keep rising and a section
of the population will always remain below it. After all, even the US
and European countries have sections termed 'poor', though they may be
much better off than the poor in India.
It is the end of the road for many 'shell' companies that used the Mauritius and Singapore routes to invest in India. With changes in the Mauritius treaty, the government has closed two popular destinations of round-tripping.
Under the scheme, the prime minister wants to develop 6,320 model
villages by 2024. In the first phase (2014 to 2016), 699 MPs adopted
their first village. As on May 3 this year, 62 had chosen their second
The Bankruptcy Code Bill, which was passed by both the Houses
recently, has been hailed by the Finance Minister as the most
significant reform after the proposed Goods and Services Tax. The Bill seeks to drastically bring down the process of
winding up an insolvent company.
The former promoters of Ranbaxy, Malvinder Singh and Shivinder Singh,
suffered a major setback when an arbitration tribunal in Singapore asked
them to pay 56.2 billion Yen (nearly Rs 3,500 crore) to Daiichi Sankyo
for concealing key facts during the sale of their controlling stake in