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Thursday, April 05, 2012
Top News
If a strong presence on social media was an indication of popularity then politicians and celebrities may have a reason to rejoice.
Tamil Nadu was home to the highest percentage of widowed/divorced or separated individuals in India as per recently released Sample Registration System data.
Startup City
The startup ecosystem has been observing several midlife people ending up in being their own boss. Read to know.
The highest fund raiser startup of 2011, LightSquared is planning to file for Bankruptcy. Read to know why.
Intel invites Engineers to Live Forum about the Future of Embedded Intelligent Devices
US-Indian
The former human resources manager of the leading IT firm, Larsen and Toubro InfoTech,filed a complaint against the company for visa fraud.
Prith Banerjee, senior vice president of research at HP (Hewlett-Packard) and director of HP Labs will be leaving the post on April 15.
Technology
The people who sits on the CEO hot seat of these 10 companies could face anything, even getting fired overnight!
With the rate of advent of technology, nothing seems to be unachievable. Some of our wildest imaginations might come to life by the year 2020.
Business
Companies can be researched in two sets. One is public research about consumer satisfaction, customer care, pricing of products and services, and brand impressions.
India's 19 nuclear reactors generated a record 32,455 million units (MUs) of power in fiscal 2011-12, posting a robust growth of 23 percent over previous fiscal (2010-11).
Magazine
Founded in 2006 by V.A Venkatesh Babu, California headquartered Tiara Consulting, is disrupting the traditional partner/vendor model and going a mile ahead to enable a client's business in a 360 degree view.
2009 founded Yebhi.com is a leader in Indian e-commerce space, thanks to process oriented and customer centric approach.
Enterprise IT
Dell this week signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wyse Technology, a leader in cloud client computing, to significantly extend its desktop virtualization offerings.
Organizations are prioritizing on developing and implementing reliable business continuity plans to ensure that IT services are always available to internal users and outside customers.
Real Estate City
Indians have topped the list of first-time property buyers in Dubai last year, having bought properties worth 2.1 billion dirhams (292 crore).
Some people prefer to buy property close to religious localities. At times, such property may fetch good rental incomes, but on the other side, it may turn out to be a risky business as well.
CXO Insights
2-3 Difficult Quarters, Then New Opportunities Abound
Dr. Anand Deshpande - Chairman and MD, Persistent Systems
In the current economic downturn the outlook for most companies is not great, and waiting for the economic situation to reverse.
Million Vs. Billion Paradox
S. Sengupta - Growth strategy consultant for top management
The scale of a million people and their way of functioning is very different from the billion population scale.
Travel
Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. It has been a favourite haunt of tourists,especially Europeans, since the 1930s.
With summer round the corner Indian travellers are ready to loosen purse strings with nearly 40 per cent of them ready to spend more than Rs one lakh on holidays.
Blogs: Editor's Choice
There's been a lot of reporting and speculation in the past few weeks that Facebook is making a serious foray into search, a buzz similar to anything and everything surrounding Google's entry into the social..
Technology is changing education. It's flipping the classroom, bringing instructional videos to the masses, and dragging online higher education..
QA Times
In this article, we will explore writing good maintainable Sahi scripts. While this article uses Sahi for illustration, the concepts used are independent of the testing tool.
Embracing Agile in the Testing practice is not an easy task and fraught with challenges. This article briefs how a tester can overcome these challenges through automation.
Most Read Jokes
Two guys meet up in a bar. The first one asks, "Did you hear the news - Mike is dead??!!!" "Woah, what the hell happened to him?"
So I was in my car, and I was driving along, and my boss rang up, and he said You have been promoted. And I swerved. And then he rang up..
One day Little Johnny says to his father: I want to get married. Father: Oh, so do you have someone special in your mind? Johnny: Yes, Grandma.
Humor of the Day
A musical director was having a lot of trouble with one drummer. He talked and talked and talked with the drummer, but his performance..
A customer sent an order to a distributor for a large amount of goods totaling a great deal of money. The distributor noticed that the..
A kangaroo kept getting out of his enclosure at the zoo. Knowing that he could hop high, the zoo officials put up a ten-foot fence..

Life & Style
Leading media personalities, film stars, industrialists, and educationists including Bollywood veterans Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi were conferred the Padma awards.
Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh, who is planning a sequel to "Kahaani", is first set to work on a project that he says will "definitely" have Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan.

Book of the Day
The Ramayana is the oldest poem in Sanskrit.Hence its author is known as the Adi Kavi or pristine Poet.
What makes India a nation? What has held its many disparate societies with their diverse, sometimes conflicting...
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