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Tech spending in India to grow by 12 per cent in 2018: Report

Led by a sharp rise in software spending, technology spending in India will grow by 12 per cent in 2018, Forrester’s latest India tech market outlook said on Tuesday. Software spending is likely to be about 11 per cent of the country’s tech spending in 2018. While it is usually 20 per cent or more […]

Meera Jasmine to star in ‘Neerali’?

Reports are rife that Meera Jasmine may join the star cast of the Mohanlal starrer Neerali. The talented actor was last seen in the Malayalam movie 10 Kalpanakal in which she played the role of a cop. The film starred Anoop Menon in the lead role while Meera Jasmine had a pivotal role to play […]

Govt says cryptocurrencies not legal tender, will eliminate them

In an effort to curb the proliferation of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in India, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the government will take steps to eliminate use of cryptocurrencies which are being used to fund illegitimate transactions or as part of the payment system. “Cryptocurrencies are not legal tender and the government discourages its […]

Telangana left disappointed, as Centre ignores state’s demands

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hailed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for presenting an ‘all-friendly’ Union Budget 2018-19 with the focus on agriculture, health and small businesses. “This budget is farmer-friendly, common citizen-friendly, business environment-friendly and development-friendly,” Modi said in his first reaction after Jaitley presented the Budget in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi. […]

Adobe says it has achieved gender pay parity in India

After Google received much criticism over gender wage gap, Adobe India has announced that the company has achieved pay parity in India, closing the wage gap between its female and male employees. Adobe had announced in December 2017 that it achieved equal pay in the US and had then committed to reaching parity in India […]

Should rape laws in India be gender neutral? Experts weigh in

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a PIL which sought to make laws concerning rape, sexual harassment, stalking, voyeurism, ‘outraging of modesty’, etc. gender-neutral. Rejecting the petition, a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra told petitioner Rishi Malhotra, “These are affirmative provisions for the protection of women and in their favour. We cannot agree […]

Kannada actor Rachita Ram to debut in Tollywood

Rachita Ram, who made her acting debut with the Kannada movie Bulbul in 2013, is all set to spread her wings far and wide. Prior to her entry in cinema, she appeared in the Kannada television soap Arasi. Having acted in a number of Kannada movies, she will now be entering the Telugu film industry […]