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  • Trump's deportation push has turned US dream into a nightmare for Indians

    Up to 8 million people in the country illegally could be considered priorities for deportation

    17 hours ago | International | Add to My Page

  • Misplaced nationalism? US shooting of Indian techie flags safety concerns

    Indian IT services industry says engineers from the country working in the US should be counselled on how to protect themselves against racist attacks in the wake of Kansas incident where an Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla was allegedly killed by a shooter. A 51-year-old man from Olathe, Adam W Purinton, allegedly opened fire at Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an Indian engineer with aviation Garmins Ltd, Alok Madasani of Overland Park, and another bar attendant Ian Grillot of Grandview, reported The Kansas City Star. The incident took place at Austins Bar in Olathe. While Kuchibhotla died in the hospital, Madasani was released on Thursday and Grillot is recovering. A large chunk of the Indian software engineers work on projects in the US with H1B visas and such an incident may depress them. The IT services industry lobby Nasscom said it is crucial to ensure "safety" of the Indians working in the US on different technology projects. "This may be an one-off incident. But, safety and ...

    18 hours ago | Current Affairs | Add to My Page

  • Film Review: Rangoon is all over the place; Saif's performance is brilliant

    Rangoon works neither as a romance between three strong-willed individuals nor as a patriotic drama

    18 hours ago | Current Affairs | Add to My Page

  • Firms play white knight to those given pink slips

    Making the most of the crisis and in the process playing white knights to the hundreds of professionals, companies such as Paytm, MobiKwik and a host of IT firms are offering jobs to those laid off by ecommerce players such as Snapdeal, Stayzilla and Tolexo.According to these companies, resumes of data analysts, marketing, business development and other professionals have already started pouring in large numbers. On Friday, Vijay Shekhar Sharma of online mobile wallet major Paytm, tweeted that his company would 'welcome them with open arms'. "Hello, Tech/Product ppl in Delhi NCR, feeling heat of business restructuring? We welcome you @Paytm and @PaytmMall with open arms," he tweeted (sic.). One97 Communications the parent company of Paytm wallet, Paytm marketplace as well as Payments bank is on a rapid expansion mode. It would soon start its much awaited payments bank, as well as launch a brand new marketplace app PaytmMall and needs at least 700-1000 new professionals.Senior ...

    18 hours ago | Companies | Add to My Page

  • Three months on, Indian economy is still crippled by demonetisation

    The policy was flawed in its conception and exacerbated by an equally dismal implementation

    18 hours ago | Economy & Policy | Add to My Page

  • BMC polls 2017: Congress brainstorms on whether to support Shiv Sena or not

    Even though BJP and Shiv Sena are non committal about joining hands together in the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the Congress party internally has started deliberations weighing an option of extending party's support from outside to Shiv Sena. Congress party, who has won 31 seats down from 52 in 2012 poll, hinted that the proposed arrangement may work on one factor of opposition to BJP.A group of Congress leaders including former chief minister, MPs and legislators today met and discussed the post poll strategy of supporting Shiv Sena in the election to the city mayor to keep BJP at bay.In the 227 member BMC, Shiv Sena won 84 seats and so far has received support from two independents. BJP came second by winning 82 seats and got support from one independent. This apart, Congress has won 31 seats, Nationalist Congress Party 9, MNS 7, Samajwadi Party 6, MIM 3, Independents 4 and Akhil Bharatiya Sena 1.Incidentally, both Shiv Sena and BJP are short of magic figure of 114 ...

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  • Muhammad Ali's son detained by immigration, asked 'are you a Muslim'

    When Ali Jr. replied that he's Muslim, officers quizzed him about his religion and where he was born

    17 hours ago | International | Add to My Page

  • Ramjas college violence: Social media campaign against ABVP goes viral

    Over 20 students were reportedly injured in the ensuing scuffle at DU's north campus on Wednesday

    11 hours ago | Current Affairs | Add to My Page

  • How Donald Trump orders (and tips) at his favourite restaurant

    The ceiling at 21 Club is adorned with memorabilia donated by regulars

    4 hours ago | International | Add to My Page

  • What is the reason for job woes in UP and why is it not a poll issue?

    The low quality of education in the state puts India's future workforce at risk

    14 hours ago | Elections | Add to My Page

  • GST represents one tax, one market, one India, says Arvind Subramanian

    Subramanian state that state govts need to impose stricter penalties on deferring tax payment

    15 hours ago | Economy & Policy | Add to My Page

  • Captives cut outsourcing to Indian IT to solve digital challenges inhouse

    India is witnessing captives cut outsourcing to Indian outsourcing vendors and move work in house as they work on emerging areas such as artificial intelligence, cloud and digital technologies.The focus to move work inshore comes at a time when global firms are investing on digital technologies and automation and even outsourcing companies are struggling with the shift. One-fourth of the 300 odd captives on pure engineering and engineering design set up across the world in the last 12 months were in India."The number of captives on pure technology services, especially on digital technologies like Artificial Intelligence, are growing too," said Pareekh Jain of HfS Research India. James R Fowler, CIO, General Electric, CIO, recently said 70 per cent of the services were outsourced before he took over the responsibility as chief information officer. He decided to make it 50 per cent. "We made a decision for 50:50, and there is still a role for contractors to play, business partners to ..

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  • Coming soon: Air trains for travel between terminals at Delhi airport

    Major airports like New York's JFK, London Heathrow, Hong Kong and Zurich also provide the facility

    13 hours ago | Economy & Policy | Add to My Page

  • Get ready for costlier ice creams this summer

    Begins/Get ready to shell out more for your favourite summer dessert this year, ice creams as makers have already raised prices in the range of 5-8 per cent. Input costs for ice creams have gone up considerably in the last one year; skimmed milk powder prices have moved from Rs 140 a kg last year around the same time to over Rs 240 a kg now. Besides, prices of sugar, another key ingredient in ice creams too have risen by around 30-40 per cent, and milk fat prices have grown by around 35 per cent, say players. The country's largest player in terms of market share, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) which sells Amul ice creams, has risen prices by 5-8 per cent this month. Confirming the development, R S Sodhi, managing director of GCMMF said that input costs have risen and hence we have raised prices by 5-8 per cent. He, however, added, that the season as such is expected to be good and Amul is ready with a 650,000 litres per day (lpd) capacity for the summer season. .

    5 hours ago | Companies | Add to My Page

  • White House blocks CNN, NYT, LA Times, others from media briefing

    Development came hours after Trump mocked the news media and called it 'enemy of the people'

    17 hours ago | International | Add to My Page

  • Alzheimer's risk for those with high blood sugar, finds study

    Diabetes patients have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's compared to healthy individuals

    4 hours ago | Current Affairs | Add to My Page

  • Explainer: VX nerve agent behind Kim Jong-un's half-brother's death

    Kim Jong-nam had claimed before dying that a woman sprayed his face with chemicals at an airport

    12 hours ago | International | Add to My Page

  • Litmus test awaits the Gandhis in Rahul's constituency Amethi

    The electoral matrix this time is even tougher, despite an alliance with Uttar Pradesh's ruling SP

    14 hours ago | Elections | Add to My Page

  • Will driverless cars ply on Indian roads soon?

    A case-by-case trial run of self-driving cars may start soon

    13 hours ago | Current Affairs | Add to My Page

  • L&T arm bags Rs 1,100 cr contract from IOC

    Larsen and Toubro Hydrocarbon Engineering today said it has bagged orders worth Rs 1,100 crore from IOC for its Bongaigaon refinery in Assam. The orders are for IOC's Indane Maximisation project, under which it will set up a fluidised cracking unit including LPG treatment facility. Larsen and Toubro Hydrocarbon Engineering Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of engineering major Larsen and Toubro (L&T). "The company has bagged an onshore EPC contract from IOC worth around Rs 1,100 crore for setting up a 0.740 MMTPA Fluidised Cracking Unit (FCU) including LPG treatment facility at their Bongaigaon refinery, Assam," it said in a BSE filing. The contract covers extended basic engineering, detailed engineering, procurement, supply, transportation and installation, among others. The process licensor for the Indane Maximisation (INDMAX) unit is Lummus Technology, the company said, adding that Merichem, US, is the the process licensor for the LPG treatment unit. The company said it .

    11 hours ago | Companies | Add to My Page