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    RAW Pressery gets fresh funds from Sequoia Capital, others

    Started in 2013 by the former marketer as an experiment to fill the gaps in India’s health beverages market, RAW Pressery has become a fad among fitness enthusiasts. Rakyan Beverages Pvt. Ltd, the maker of organic cold-pressed juices sold under the brand RAW Pressery, has raised close to $4.5 million in series B funding from […]

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    Freshdesk buys Framebench, its fourth acquisition in seven months

    A file photo of Girish Mathrubootham, founder and chief executive, Freshdesk, who said that the acquisition of Framebench presents an opportunity to integrate collaborative capabilities. Photo: Mint Bengaluru: Freshdesk Inc., a start-up that provides customer support platforms for enterprises, has acquired Framebench Technologies Pvt. Ltd, a company which lets users collaborate on files (documents, images, […]

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    John Varghese to be St. Stephen’s College’s new principal

    A file photo of St.Stephen’s College, Delhi. Photo: Hindustan Times New Delhi: John Varghese, professor at Hyderabad’s English and Foreign Languages University will be the new principal of St. Stephen’s College in Delhi after Valson Thampu retires from the post later this month. The Supreme Council of the college which includes members of Church of […]

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    IITs look to nurture start-ups, host companies’ R&D centres

    Around 40 start-ups work out of the IIT Madras research park. In the next six months, that number is slated to go up to 200. Tanuj Jhunjhunwala, 24, quit his job in a multinational car maker to return to his alma mater, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, to start an underwater robotics company. […]

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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 […]