Startups get fund-raise, compliance norm relief

    Mumbai/Chennai: In its bid to boost the ecosystem for startups, the ministry of corporate affairs (MCA) has notified a slew of operational and compliance relaxations. Key among them is the ability to raise deposits from members, with exemption from procedural compliance for an extended period of five years. “In June 2015, the MCA had enabled […]

    Government plans idea exchanges, SAARC Summit for startups

    Union Minister of State (MoS) for Commerce and Industry, Nirmala Sitharaman Image: Nguyen Huy Kham/Reuters Almost a year and a half since Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Startup India initiative in January last year; his government has now started the Startup India Hub aimed at an empowering the startup space in the country. Union […]

    Last chance for success

    OUTSTANDING: Abbubaker Mobara has been playing well in the Nedbank Cup. (Chris Ricco, BackpagePix) Johannesburg – Only victory in Saturday’s Nedbank Cup final against SuperSport United will salvage some of Orlando Pirates’ pride. On a night of goodbyes as United coach Stuart Baxter takes charge of his side for the last time, a lot is […]

    Shuttle to Webster’s Falls a success

    Hamilton Spectator The Hamilton Conservation Authority says more than 3,000 cars have been diverted from parking near the Spencer Gorge/Webster’s Falls conservation area in Greensville during the first five weekends since a shuttle service began. The shuttle service, which operates from a parking lot on Hwy. 5 and costs the same as parking and entry, […]

    The Oddly Specific Marriage Rule Behind Mark Zuckerberg’s Success

    Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg. CREDIT: Getty Images Love him or hate him, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg clearly seems to have cracked the code of what it takes to reach the ranks of the truly successful. Perhaps part of what makes him so appealing to people is that he himself was an outsider. Through intense […]

    23 BMC workers clear class X exam, thank boss for motivation

    It’s always ‘better late than never’, even in clearing exams. This has been proved by the Mumbai civic body’s 23 class IV employees, including two women, all aged between 30 and 50, who recently cleared their class X examination. Their determination has not only made them a role model for other such employees in the […]

    5 Strategies for Getting Press for Your Small Business

    Small business owners have a lot on their plate. Oftentimes they’re doing it all — ordering inventory, responding to customers, managing employees. Marketing their company is the last thing on their mind. And with a smaller budget than large corporations, hiring a PR firm to do the legwork isn’t always feasible. But that doesn’t mean […]

  • The Messenger podcast wins top honour at international radio awards

    The story of a Sudanese refugee detained on Manus Island under Australia’s offshore detention regime was awarded the top honour at an international radio festival in New York on Monday night. Produced by the Wheeler Centre and published by Guardian Australia, The Messenger podcast chronicles daily life on Manus Island for Abdul Aziz Muhamat, a […]