• LIFE
    A new push for end-of-life planning begins in the church pew

    Pastor Gloria White-Hammond speaks with parishioners after a Sunday service at Boston’s Bethel AME Church. White-Hammond wants to get all 600 congregants to write down their end-of-life wishes and discuss them with their families. It would feel like murder to pull her life support,” a young woman tells the doctor. The woman sits by a […]

  • LIFE
    Gay Chinese battle inertia, conservatism to push rights

    When Chinese sexologist Li Yinhe was looking for top-level government support for same-sex marriage in the early 2000s, she asked the then mayor of Beijing, Wang Qishan, a friend, for help. But rather than getting a shocked response, Wang simply shrugged his shoulders, Li told Reuters. “He told me he looks after garbage collection, water […]

  • SUCCESS
    Retailers Push Back Holiday Sales Into Thanksgiving

    It’s no secret that big retailers continue to push back the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Small businesses of all kinds are considering how to grab more holiday sales. As shoppers head to the stores even earlier this year, think about how you plan to capitalize on holiday shopping trends, no matter what business […]

  • STARTUPS
    Flipkart’s logistics unit ekart plans hyperlocal push, courier business revamp

    Ekart started delivering orders for other online retailers and third-party merchants last year and started handling logistics for Alibaba-backed Paytm. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint Bengaluru: Flipkart’s logistics arm ekart is planning to expand its push into hyperlocal deliveries, including food, aggressively cut costs and tie up with offline retailers and small neighbourhood stores as part of […]

  • MOTIVATION
    Chief ministers’ panel to steer India’s cashless push

    Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and former UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani are part of the panel. New Delhi: The government has appointed a high-level panel to ready a blueprint for India’s transition to a less-cash economy in the next one year. The decision seeks to capitalize on the momentum generated […]

  • NEWS
    Urban Ladder plans offline push, new brand identity

      Urban Ladder Home Décor Solutions Pvt. Ltd will launch a new brand identity, widen offline distribution channels beyond company-owned centres and streamline product offerings as the Bengaluru-based start -up aspires to evolve from an online furniture store into a brand. The company is awaiting approval from the department of industrial policy and promotion for […]

  • STARTUPS
    Myntra plans offline push for private brands

    Myntra CEO Ananth Narayanan says the private brands, especially ethnic wear, will also be listed on Jabong. Bengaluru: Flipkart-owned online fashion retailer Myntra plans to open a new offline store for one of its private labels before the end of the year, even as it looks to further expand its current roster of private labels […]

  • STARTUPS
    Uber backers push for Didi Chuxing deal in China

    Uber and Didi Chuxing are bleeding cash in China as they fight for dominance in the world’s most populous country. Photo: Reuters New York/San Francisco/Hong Kong: Uber Technologies Inc.’s investors have a message for the management: It’s time to wrap up the costly fight in China. Several institutional investors are pushing the ride-hailing company to […]

  • STARTUPS
    Uber invests Rs43 crore in Xchange Leasing in vehicle condominium push

    Uber started leasing programmes globally in 2013 in partnership with firms consisting of StandardAutomobiles Co. And Toyota Motor Corp. Photo: Bloomberg Bengaluru: Trip hailing service Uber Inc. Pumped in at least Rs.43 crore in Mumbai-based vehicle leasingfirm Xchange Leasing India Pvt. Ltd between January and March this 12 months, in a flow that would see […]

  • NEWS
    Mobikwik gives loans to wallet customers to push digital bills

    aside from loans, Mobikwik is likewise operating on bringing aboard customers that do not have cards orbank bills. photograph: Mint New Delhi: Fin-tech employer Mobikwik is expanding its services by means of providing on the spotmicro loans to pockets users going for walks short on balance as part of its efforts to enhance virtualpayment usage […]