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Samsung Pay Gets YES Bank Credit Card Support in India

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Pay users can now pay via YES Bank credit cards There’s an introductory offer of Rs. 1,500 cashback till September 30 Samsung Pay can be used to make payments via PoS card machines YES Bank on Thursday announced its partnership with Samsung India to allow its credit Card customers to use payment platform Samsung Pay. This will allow YES Bank credit card holders to ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi A1 First Impressions: Google’s Android One Makes a Comeback

Xiaomi Mi A1 is the company’s first Android One phone, and will get timely Android Oreo update HIGHLIGHTS The Xiaomi Mi A1 has been launched at Rs. 14,999 It is the first device under Google’s Android One The Mi A1 is basically an international version of the Mi 5X The Xiaomi Mi A1 has been launched as the new face of Google’s Android ... Read More »

Closing bell: L&T, HDFC Bank, ITC help Sensex, Nifty close higher; M&M sheds 3%

3:30 pm Market Check: Equity benchmarks ended flat with a positive bias on Friday. L&T, HDFC Bank and ITC helped the market close higher but Infosys and HDFC capped upside. The 30-share BSE Sensex was up 24.78 points at 31,687.52 and the 50-share NSE Nifty gained 4.90 points at 9,934.80. The market breadth turned negative in afternoon trade today as ... Read More »

“I cannot imagine life without the internet”: Yep, that basically describes Indians

It is exhaustively slow or exceptionally expensive, but Indians love their internet. According to a recent survey, 82% of internet users in the country agreed with the statement “I cannot imagine life without internet.” The poll, by market and opinion research firm Ipsos, included 18,180 adults across 23 countries and was conducted between Sept. 12 and Oct. 11, 2016. The availability ... Read More »

Higher education needs autonomy for excellence, not more regulation

In this age of information and technology, complete information is available on social and digital media. Students and their parents spend a considerable time in comparing and contrasting institutions in terms of numerous parameters such as infrastructure, curriculum, learning outcomes and placements(Getty Images/iStockphoto) Regulation in education has been introduced since governments in developing countries presume higher education also to be ... Read More »

The Internet Comes To Fruition 17 Years After The Bubble Burst

In the last half of the 1990’s investors fell in love with internet stocks. Companies with no earnings were accorded billion dollar valuations because of their potential to change the way business is conducted. After years of failing to live up to that potential, investors lost patience and the internet bubble burst in 2000. Fast forward 17 years and the ... Read More »

In Real Estate’s Evolving Marketplace, Little Is Truly ‘Disruptive’

Shutterstock Residential real estate – homes – are not only “sexy” to consumers, as evidenced by the fascination with HGTV, but also a magnet for financial services companies and other major corporations that have been drawn to our business over the years by what appears to be sizable commission revenue. Corporations ranging from Metropolitan Life and Prudential to GMAC and ... Read More »

Danish Says Corruption Holding Back Growth In Education

Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish has said that corruption within the Ministry of Education (MoE) has been holding back development in the sector and reiterated government’s strong resolve to combat corruption at all levels. Corruption and misuse of authority have sneaked into the academic sector, he said. He said that Afghanistan was one of the country’s with the highest ... Read More »

Is Social Media Helping Or Hurting Your Running?

Whether it’s posting race selfies on Instagram or sharing training routes on Strava, runners are more connected than ever thanks to social media. For the most part, social networks are a great way for runners to swap stories, get advice and cheer each other on. But runners should be careful about how they interpret those steady streams of images and updates, ... Read More »

Market Now: Realty stocks fall; IB Real Estate slips over 2%

Sun Pharma, ITC, Lupin, Axis Bank, TCS and Infosys were the top losers in the Nifty pack. NEW DELHI: Nifty Realty index slipped over 1 per cent in Wednesday’s early trade to hit 283, erasing most of the gains of the previous session. The index was trading 1.10 per cent down at 284 around 10.25 am (IST) with shares of Indiabulls ... Read More »