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Ex-Snapdeal executive and wife want to change the pregnant mother and child products business

Malika Sadani returned from the UK when she was pregnant with her second child. Soon after the baby was born Sadani realised that the diapers were giving the newly born some rashes and causing dryness.

Ex-Snapdeal executive, Mohit Sadani and wife, Malika, want to change the pregnant mother and child products business(Company handout)
Updated on May 15, 2017 04:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

How one man wants to take yoga to business parks

Karma Spark is a “yoga-gym” to teach yoga to the mobile generation is in DLF CyberCity, between the corporate towers housing dozens of companies. Behind this yoga-gym is Srinivas Murthy.

Srinivas Murthy wants his Karma Spark to become the vehicle that took yoga out of ashrams into business parks.(HT Archive)
Updated on Jun 12, 2017 04:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

For women in corporate firms, return is tough after long maternity break

Several women feel a six-month maternity break, mandated by the amended law, will prove to be a setback to bridging the gender gap in the workforce as companies.

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, notified by the President’s consent last month, has been hailed for making it easier for women to continue with their jobs after becoming a mother.(Ravi Choudhary/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 09, 2017 12:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySunny Sen and Suchetana Ray

In future Paytm will allow users to use Digital Gold, to pay bills, buy tickets, clothes

Paytm users can now purchase gold online and store it in MMTC-PAMP’s highly secure vaults free of charge. They can also request for their gold to be delivered at their home in the form of minted coins or sell it back online instantly.

(Reuters photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2017 07:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

New H-1B visa rules: Indian IT companies may have to pay 50% more

According to a transcript on the White House website, Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys and Cognizant are the top recipients of the H-1B visa.

U.S. President Donald Trump looks up while hosting a House and Senate leadership lunch at the White House in Washington(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 25, 2017 04:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

SoftBank is making bigger and bolder bets to grab more of India’s internet

India is the only silver lining in internet growth. The country grew by almost 30% to nearly 400 million internet users, only second to China. Data usage has tripled since Reliance Jio launched it services.

Masayoshi Son, president and chief executive officer of Softbank, delivers his keynote speech at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 19, 2017 03:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Tip the Uber driver: What can India learn from New York

Uber drivers in New York might soon be tipped, as falling incomes continue to be a matter of concern. India can lend some thoughts and implement similar features in India.

An Uber driver cleans his car as his cell phone shows the queue to pick up passengers departing Guarulhos International Airport.
Updated on May 27, 2017 10:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Ramdev’s Patanjali looks at restaurant business to counter McDonald’s, KFC

Patanjali is considering to enter the restaurant business to counter rise of foreign firms such as McDonald’s and KFC. The decision has not yet been taken.

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee with Yoga Guru Ramdev and Patanjali CEO Acharya Balkrishna at the inauguration of the Yoga Shivir at Dr RPSV Sports Ground in Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday. PTI Photo (PTI2_18_2017_000034A)(PTI)
Updated on Apr 18, 2017 01:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Tough times ahead for Infy, Sikka says transformation to continue

On Thursday morning Infosys’ share price fell by 2.88%, but had barely recovered while this story was published. Since the beginning of the month, the fall has been more drastic -- of 7.4%.

Infosys CEO, Vishal Sikka addresses a press conference in Mumbai.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 13, 2017 10:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Reliance Jio’s break even might get delayed with new tariff plan

Mukesh Ambani-led Relaince Jio changed its tariff plan on Tuesday after the telecom regulator asked it to discontinue its Summer Surprise offer, which was extending the free services for three more months, ending in June.

A Reliance employee demonstrates Jio LYF phone at their headquarters on the outskirts of Mumbai.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 12, 2017 05:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Flipkart raises $1.4 billion from Tencent, eBay, Microsoft

Flipkart raises the biggest startup funding of $1.4 billion from Tencent, Microsoft and eBay, to take on rival Amazon, and it might also use the money to buy Snapdeal.

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella and Flipkart Group CEO and co-founder Binny Bansal attend a news conference in Bengaluru.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 10, 2017 05:33 PM IST

Flipkart is entering grocery the second time. What does it mean for BigBasket, Grofers, Amazon?

After many e-grocery firms shuttered down, Flipkart and Amazon want to bet it big on online grocery buying. They will face stiff competition from BigBasket and Grofers.

The logo of India's largest online marketplace Flipkart is seen on a building in Bengaluru.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 10, 2017 02:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

India’s internet economy to double to $250 billion by 2020: report

India’s internet economy to double to $250 billion with 690 million users by 2020.

India’s internet economy to double to $250 billion with 690 million users by 2020.(Livemint)
Updated on Apr 07, 2017 05:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Airtel doubles mobile sites in fight against Reliance Jio

If Reliance Jio has started a telecom war in wireless data by offering free services, Bharti Airtel wants to win it by offering high quality services.

A Bharti Airtel advertisement board is installed against the backdrop of company's telecommunication tower in the southern Indian city of Kochi November 30, 2012.(Reuters)
Updated on Apr 06, 2017 06:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

If Whatsapp starts a mobile wallet, what happens to Paytm

As reports suggest Whatsapp will launch UPI-linked payments in the next six months that will allow merchant-consumer transactions. That will make things difficult for Paytm.

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton (left) and Neeraj Arora, head of business, WhatsApp at IIT Delhi, in February.(Company handout)
Updated on Apr 10, 2017 04:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Can SoftBank make space for Alibaba in Snapdeal merger?

Alibaba can become the biggest beneficiary of Snapdeal’s troubles. Snapdeal’s largest investor is in talks with Flipkart and Paytm for a possible merger with either of them, but there are problems.

An employee cleans a Snapdeal logo at its headquarters in Gurugram on the outskirts of New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 06, 2017 02:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Free services for customers, how profitable is Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio

According to Morgan Stanely, Reliance Jio can become profitable by 2020, if average revenue per user (ARPU) is increased to Rs 218 in 2018, Rs 209 in 2019, and Rs 233 in 2020. At its current ARPU, it will still make some losses (of about $854 million in 2020).

A Reliance employee demonstrates Jio LYF phone at their headquarters on the outskirts of Mumbai.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 05, 2017 12:47 PM IST
New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By

Reliance Jio extends Prime, becomes largest broadband provider with 72 mn users

Reliance Jio, Mukesh Ambani’s telecom venture, which has created a storm in India’s telecom industry with its free internet services, will stop giving out Prime memberships to its users and start charging customers from April 1, to its competitors’ relief.

Mukesh Ambani Chairman of the RIL group of Industries addresses the gathering at the 4 days long 8th edition of the vibrant global Gujarat summit.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 01, 2017 03:29 PM IST

BS-III ban and discounts: From Volkswagen to Honda, here are the best deals

Senior Vice President, Honda Cars India, Sales and Marketing, Jnaneswar Sen at the launch of WR-V during a press conference in Chennai.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 01, 2017 09:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

BS-III ban and discounts: Here are the five best bike and scooter deals you can get today

After the Supreme Court banned BS III vehicles on Wednesday, automakers are offering heavy discounts to clear stock.

CMD Hero MotoCorp Pawan Munjal at the global launch of Ignitor at Buenos Aires in Argentina.(PTI)
Updated on May 11, 2017 05:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

BS-III ban: Up to Rs 20K discount on 2-wheelers, Rs 50K-1L off on cars

There has been a sudden rise in buyers at automobile showrooms after the Supreme Court banned the sale of BS III vehicles from April 1 in an attempt to reduce vehicular emissions.

The inventory of two-wheelers stands at 7.5 lakh vehicles.(Hemant Mishra/Mint File Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2017 05:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Airtel Wynk’s 50 mn downloads shows rise of music streaming in India

Airtel building in Gurgaon(Livemint)
Updated on Mar 30, 2017 07:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Micromax takes on Chinese assault, launches premium phone, plans IPO

Hit by Chinese handset makers, Micromax plans a come back with a range of premium phones, an IPO in mind and aggression in its heart.

Rahul Sharma, co-founder and executive director, Micromax(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 30, 2017 04:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

SC ban on sale of BS-III vehicles will have Rs 12,000-cr impact on auto industry

Companies, however, said they will not provide significant discounts of BS-III vehicles in the next few days.

Supreme Court on Wednesday banned the sale and registration of Bharat Stage (BS)-III emission norm-complaint vehicles from April 1.(HT File Phot/ Representative image)
Updated on Mar 30, 2017 01:03 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Times | By

Opposition’s concerns over GST Bill, Moily calls it “technological nightmare”

The parliament on Wednesday has entered into a seven-hour long discussion where parties raised concerns on the unified tax regime aimed at making “One nation, one tax”.

Congress leader Veerappa Moily speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 29, 2017 03:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Ex-World Bank consultant and his wife want to change India’s wedding business

Using technology and a network of vendors, Nitin and Sana Sood want to make the wedding experience cost efficient and happier for Indians.

Nitin Sood and Sana H. Sood, co-founders of Happy Shappy, want to change the Indian wedding business.(Compnay handout)
Updated on Mar 27, 2017 06:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Five days to go for March 31: Here are 5 ways to save your taxes

For those who have not made investments yet, here’s how to make a quick saving on your tax return filing

Updated on Mar 27, 2017 02:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRaj Kumar Ray and Sunny Sen

Durex Jeans: Condom for the denim and Tinder generation

Durex, the world’s largest makers of condoms has launched Jeans, a new condom brand in a new packet, priced at Rs 25 for two.

Durex launches new condom brand Jeans in India(Conpany pic)
Updated on Mar 26, 2017 05:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Airtel buys Tikona, 4G becomes telecom’s new battle ground

As Airtel buys Tikona and Telenor, Idea Cellular merges with Vodafone, and Reliance Communication does it with MTS, Aircel and Tata Teleservice, the battle over 4G started by Reliance Jio is here to stay.

Man walking past a shop with an advertisement for mobile service provider Airtel and Idea in Mumbai. Buyouts, mergers and quick exits -- as India's richest man shakes up the country's ultra-competitive mobile market, telecommunications companies are scrambling to either consolidate or cut their losses and run.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 24, 2017 01:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Idea-Vodafone merger may help Airtel gain subscribers and revenue

Even though Vodafone-Idea Cellular merger will make the largest telecom operator, regulatory hurdles, and incomplete 4G infrastructure might result in Airtel gaining ground.

Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman of Bharti Enterprises attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 23, 2017 03:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By
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