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    HRD ministry asks Central Universities to ‘proudly’ fly national flag

    A file photo of HRD minister Smriti Irani. Photo: Hindustan Times New Delhi: The human resource development ministry on Thursday told all central universities to fly the national flag. Flags must fly at a height of 207 feet. The order comes amid a fierce debate on nationalism, with the ruling party and opposition calling each […]

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    National flag only one of the many plans Smriti Irani has for universities

    A file photo of HRD minister Smriti Irani. Photo: PTI On Thursday, Union minister of human resource development Smriti Irani chaired a conference of 46 central university vice-chancellors at Surajkund, Haryana. There were several resolutions passed unanimously at the conference. While one of the proposals, the mandatory flying of the flag, dominated most of the […]

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    BankBazaar.com ventures into international markets with Singapore entry

    BankBazaar has set a target of around $10 million net revenue run rate (dollar terms) for its Singapore market in the coming months. Bengaluru: A&A Dukaan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd, the company that operates online financial services marketplace BankBazaar.com, has ventured into the international market starting with operations in Singapore. The company has appointed former […]

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    Meet the first Indian start-ups to adopt IBM Watson platform

    A file photo of IBM’s headquarters in Armonk, New York. Kartik Mohla, a graduate in management information systems, used to work at an US investment bank before he came back to India to join his family business that helps companies boost the skills and productivity of their employees. Now, he is the CEO of InspireOne […]

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    Xiaomi unveils Mi5 smartphone to spearhead sales drive beyond China

    Xiaomi became the world’s second most-valuable startup after a 2014 funding round that valued it at $45 billion. Photo: Bloomberg Beijing: Xiaomi Corp. trotted out its latest marquee smartphones as billionaire co-founder Lei Jun counts on the Mi5 to kick-start growth and claw back share in a slowing Chinese market. The new phone will go […]

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    What next for education start-up Simplilearn?

    Venture firms backing the Bengaluru-based start-up include Mayfield Fund, Kalaari Capital and Helion Venture Partners. Bengaluru: When Krishna Kumar started a personal blog in 2009 and posted free video lessons and a practice test there, the idea wasn’t to do business. It was to kill boredom. Six years later, the blog has become Simplilearn Solutions […]

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    Google partners TechHub to help startups

      Photo: Reuters New Delhi: Search giant Google Inc. on Wednesday said it has partnered with TechHub, a global community for tech entrepreneurs, as it tries to help startup companies. TechHub, which helps tech companies across the world scale their businesses, said the collaboration will benefit Indian startups. TechHub members in Bengaluru, Riga, Bucharest, Madrid, […]

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    Uber opens its first Centre of Excellence in Asia in Hyderabad

    Uber operates in 26 cities in India. Photo: AP Hyderabad: Taxi aggregator Uber Technologies Inc. opened its first centre of excellence in Asia in Hyderabad as the San Francisco-based company centralizes several of India operations at a single location in its third biggest market. The facility will have staff providing round the clock specialized support […]

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    Indian Angel Network invests in Roadhouse Hostels

    Roadhouse Hostels currently has two hostels with a total of 80 beds in Goa and Jaipur and plans to add as many as five such properties in Kerala and Himachal Pradesh by the year end. New Delhi: Roadhouse Hostels, a chain of backpacker hostels, on Wednesday said that it has raised an undisclosed amount of […]

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    As smartphone sales surge, Indian app makers lure venture capital

    Photo: Mint Bengaluru: Foreign venture funds are stepping up investments in Indian mobile application makers, betting a surge in smartphone sales in the country will drive demand for home-grown apps, mirroring the trend in world’s biggest mobile phone market China. San Francisco-based incubator and venture capital firm 500 Startups on Tuesday launched a $25 million […]