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Wipro Dismisses Ex-Staffer's Claim 5.5.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Where the Sky-Clad Monks Dwell 5.5.2016 newindianexpress.com
In the 1800s, the city saw its first settlement of Jains in Chickpet. Today, this 140-year-old Adi Digambara temple marks the entry of this entrepreneurial community.
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Tom Cruise and a Cocktail Won Her Over 5.5.2016 newindianexpress.com
India’s first woman flair bartender says that there are plenty of opportunities but the hours are long.
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Body of Man Run Over by Train Finally Identified 5.5.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Two more foreign MFs mark down Flipkart value 5.5.2016 Hindu: Cities
Two more foreign mutual funds have marked down the value of their holdings in India’s biggest ecommerce firm Flipkart, signalling weakening investor sentiment towards new economy firms. The slew of ma...
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Bengaluru’s power transmission capacity to be tripled 5.5.2016 Hindu: News
The Rs. 1,720-crore project is aimed at handling the city’s needs for the next 10 years
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Flipkart to allow big brands to create exclusive 'stores' on the digital marketplace 5.5.2016 ET: Retailing
This move by Flipkart, with the offer to help brands exercise control over how and what they showcase to customers using data, aims to build a symbiotic relationship.
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Wipro Denies Former Employee's Claims 5.5.2016 newindianexpress.com
Wipro, late in the day said in a statement that the tribunal has upheld the dismissal of the complainant and rejected claims.
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Flipkart continues to be plagued by valuation markdown 5.5.2016 HBL: Home
The country’s number one e-commerce firm Flipkart continues to be plagued by markdown in valuations by its investors. According to media reports, two mutual fund investors in Flipkart, Fidelity Rutl...
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Wipro wins case; former staffer claims otherwise 4.5.2016 deccanherald.com
IT firm Wipro on Wednesday night claimed that the UK Employment Tribunal has upheld the dismissal of Shreya Ukil as appropriate and rejected claims of adverse cultural attitude towards women in the organisation. The statement was issued hours after Shreya Ukil, a former Wipro employee, claimed that she won a landmark case of sexual discrimination and victimisation against Wipro at the London Employment Tribunal. The Wipro statement said: "The company has built its business over the years by ensuring it adheres to the highest standards of integrity, fairness, and ethical corporate practices. Any transgression of these beliefs and policies will continue to be dealt with expeditiously and with the strictest action." It was, however, silent on whether any settlement has been reached with the dismissed employee. A statement issued by Ukil's counsel Slater Gordon from London read: "The Wipro leadership team, including its (then) chief executive T K Kurien, conspired to push Ukil out of her job and her role in ...
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I-T dept officials quiz Home Minister's advisor for 3 hours 4.5.2016 deccanherald.com
Advisor to the Home Minister, former IPS officer Kempaiah appeared before the Income Tax officials on Wednesday in connection with an investigation related to the raids on certain politicians conducted in March this year. The I-T officials reportedly questioned Kempaiah for over three hours in the evening. The I-T department had raided the houses and offices of three MLCs - C R Manohar (JD-S), D U Mallikarjuna (Independent) and Govindaraju (Congress) - in the second week of March. The raids were in connection with the real estate businesses of the three MLCs in and around Bengaluru. Sources said that from the documents seized from Govindaraju, a close associate of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and also one of his parliamentary secretaries, there were references and monetary links to Kempaiah. The I-T department issued a notice to Kempaiah seeking an explanation on the entries in the diaries found during the searches. The I-T officers had searched the residence of Govindaraju in Domlur and other ...
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Activists give a push to plastic ban; promote alternatives 4.5.2016 deccanherald.com
The demand for paper bags and other alternatives to plastic covers has shot up in the city. Citizen activists and organisations working in the filed of environment have taken up the no-plastic bag challenge and are making efforts to strictly enforce the ban. Women from Kannamangala, Bevinamara Colony and Belthur grama panchayats near Whitefield have dedicated a few hours every day to making bags from old newspapers. They have sold around 9,000 bags to supermarkets, retail stores and restaurants in and around Whitefield. The initiative was started by Priyadarshini Raguraam on April 9. Priyadarshini, who is part of FORCE-GW (Federation of Residents, Communities and Enterprises in Greater Whitefield), said she gets at least 1,000 enquires from stores, traders and residents for paper bags everyday. Manufacturers of jute, cotton and paper bags also say the demand for their products has gone up after the plastic ban. Sunil K from Paper World said he has received about 80-90 enquiries from traders so far and ...
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Parents to protest 'huge' school fee 4.5.2016 deccanherald.com
Parents are planning to take a march from Whitefield to the central business district on Sunday to protest what they describe as the exorbitant fees charged by private schools.

Waseem, a parent, said parents from across Bengaluru would take part in the protest. Apart from the hike in school fees, parents are also demanding a cap on transport and stationery charges.

On Wednesday, a group of 35 parents met the Minister of State for Primary and Secondary Education, Kimmane Ratnakar, and submitted a memorandum.

The move follows a protest by parents against Whitefield Global School. Parents have demanded an inquiry against the school for charging huge fees.

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Bulletin Board 4.5.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Scholarships for Indian students RMIT University, an Australia-based university of technology and design, has announced 3 scholarships for all current and incoming international students across all fields of study. The scholarships are merit-based and subject to strong academic performance. The scholarships are for Indian students and will be applicable for the 2016 July intake. RMIT's merit-based scholarship have been announced for programmes in: Science, Engineering and Health Scholarships (Undergraduate) Global Leaders Scholarships (Postgraduate) Science Engineering and Health Scholarships (Postgraduate). The last date to apply for these scholarships for Indian students is May 31, 2016. For more details about the scholarships, visit www1.rmit.edu.au/scholarships/international. MA in Community Radio University of Lincoln offers the only MA Community Radio programme in the UK. The programme provides hands-on experience of producing and presenting as well as an understanding of community radio's ...
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Tata Power scrip's rise anticipates major army order 4.5.2016 Latest News
The order for just 40 units won by the company's strategic engineering division (Tata Power SED) - worth barely Rs 20 cr
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Flipkart continues to be plagued by markdown in valuation 4.5.2016 HBL: Smartbuy
The country’s number one e-commerce firm Flipkart continues to be plagued by markdown in valuations by its investors. According to media reports, two mutual fund investors in Flipkart, Fidelity Rutl...
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IT services industry is undergoing a tremendous change: Accenture chief 4.5.2016 HBL: Smartbuy
There is a new way of delivering services in today’s industry due to increasing usage of technology, says Bhaskar Ghosh
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Wipro claims victory in case against ‘unfair dismissal’ of Shreya Ukil 4.5.2016 HBL: Smartbuy
But UK court upholds charge of sex discrimination and unequal pay
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Ola racing ahead of Uber India competition, says TrueCaller data 4.5.2016 deccanherald.com
Ola has outsmarted Uber India in the taxi aggregation business during the first quarter of 2016, as its drivers and users received more calls, states global phone directory app TrueCaller. Based on the communication volume between drivers and its users, the Swedish-based company came up with a snapshot that Ola has more than twice the market share campared with its rival, Uber India. The TrueCaller study, which is done during January 1 to April 17, found that out of the total 2.49 billion calls made and received by Indian smartphone owners to cab aggregators, 4.1% of all calls is identified as being made for the purpose of getting a taxi from Ola or Ola drivers. Ola cab users were successful in racking up 59.5 million outgoing calls and 42.5 million incoming calls during the same period. While total calls came up to 1.6% only, Uber India received total 24.5 million outgoing and 13.6 million incoming calls. India has a total 684 million phones, out of 1.25 billion population, and among them, 2.5 million ...
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Hitachi Koki eyes doubling India capacity 4.5.2016 deccanherald.com
Japanese powertool major Hitachi Koki Co has announced plans to double its manufacturing capacity in India to 20,000 units a month, from the current 10,000 units, which it aims to accomplish by the end of this fiscal. Motivated by India's push towards development of Smart Cities, and spurt in infrastructure, construction and real estate activities in the country, Hitachi Koki wants to cater to the growing demand for powertools, which are imperative in the operations of the said areas. "The Indian market for powertools is getting bigger, even as the economy has been growing in the past 10 years or so. Government policies, especially the 'Make in India' campaign, have helped build the industry, increasing production. We are actively going to participate in the Smart Cities initiative in the realms of construction, installation and erection of structures," Hitachi Koki Co President and Representative Executive Officer Osami Maehara, who was in Bengaluru to commemorate the company's 20 years in India ...
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