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GDR manipulation: Sebi levies Rs 16 cr fine on Sanraa Media, its 6 officials

New Delhi: Regulator Sebi imposed a fine of over Rs 16 crore on Sanraa Media Ltd and its six officials in a matter related to manipulation of global depository receipts (GDRs). The order comes pursuant to an investigation conducted by Sebi in connection with several Indian companies that had issued GDRs in overseas market with the intention of defrauding Indian investors. Sebi found that ... Read More »

Advertising for a job? Mention the CTC on offer

Despite human resource (HR) professionals mentioning that individuals shouldn’t ask for salary details during a job search, in reality, that is the first piece of information sought. So when a top recruiter asked candidates to focus on the ‘job-role’ rather than ‘cost-to-company’ (CTC), this opened a can of worms. When an organisation is in the lookout of good talent, it ... Read More »

Crack down on piracy in entertainment biz

The government machinery must be empowered to block infringing websites and apps and prevent counterfeit products The Central government has shown foresight in identifying the media and entertainment industry as a champion sector. In the creative world, the tiniest idea gives birth to stories which take the form of various visual and performing arts. There are many livelihoods involved in ... Read More »

Two Important Lessons Learned From Spending $70 Million On Marketing

I spend about $100,000 every week marketing my company to businesses nationwide. Spending that much per week on marketing may strike many business owners as excessive. And for some businesses, it is. Obviously, I wasn’t spending $100,000 on marketing when I first started out in 1998. I didn’t have much working capital back then (just a $5,000 credit card, if ... Read More »

Google enters job search market with ‘Job Spots on Google Pay’

Expanding beyond digital payments, Google has introduced an entry-level job search platform Job Spots on Google Pay. The new platform aims to connect job seekers and employers for entry-level roles in the fast-growing sectors such as on-demand businesses, retail and hospitality. It uses machine learning to recommend entry-level roles that match a job seeker’s interests, skills and location preferences. To ... Read More »

RIP: Google+ is officially dead as Google pulls the plug on consumer accounts

It’s official. About eight years after it’s debut, Google has officially pulled the plug on its social network, Google+. We’ve known for quite some time that today would mark the end of Google+, and mid-day on April 2nd, the company pulled the plug on the network’s consumer version. If you head over to plus.google.com right now, you’ll no longer be greeted with ... Read More »

Man, Woman Live Stream Suicide On Social Media In Punjab: Cops

Their bodies were found in the fields, police said (Representational) SANGRUR:  A young man and a woman shot themselves dead in Punjab’s Sangrur, streaming their suicide live on social media, police said Thursday. The alleged suicide took place at Gujjran village, about four kilometres away from Dirba town of Sangrur district, on Wednesday night, the police said. Their bodies were ... Read More »

Production Cuts, Job Losses on the Cards for Slowing Auto Industry

After denting the auto sector’s profitability, the consumption slowdown along with the upcoming shift to BS-VI standards will further decelerate production, leading to eventual job losses. Industry insiders point out that slowdown, which is a culmination of high GST tax rates, farm distress, stagnant wages, and liquidity constraints, has led to the month-on-month sales de-growth. Besides, inventory pile-up at the ... Read More »

Did you apply for Google CEO’s job on LinkedIn?

SAN FRANCISCO: To the surprise of millions of LinkedIn users, the high-profile job of Google CEO Sundar Pichai was up for grabs on Microsoft-owned professional networking platform and some wannabes even applied to become what would be a dream job on Earth. Later, LinkedIn accepted it was actually a security bug that let users post an official-looking job opening on ... Read More »

Signed, sealed, Delhivered: ET Startup Awards 2019 zeroes in on the best of Indian startups

ET Startup Awards Jury: Standing (L-R): Ashish Hemrajani, Satyan Gajwani, Sriharsha Majety, Rahul Mehta, Sachin Bansal, Ritesh Agarwal; Sitting (L-R): Renuka Ramnath, Uday Kotak, Amitabh Kant, Dilip Khandelwal BENGALURU: Logistics and supply chain services company Delhivery won top honours at India’s biggest awards for startups, joining peers distinguished by technical and entrepreneurial prowess. A distinguished jury led by Uday Kotak, managing director and chief executive ... Read More »