The Morning Wrap: Raju Jailed For 7 Years; Mumbai 'Dabbawalas' To Deliver Flipkart Packages

10/04/2015 8:55 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Founder and Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab (L), Founder and Chairman of Satyam Computer Service B. Ramalingam Raju (R) listen to the unseen Chairman of Bajaj industries Rahul Bajaj during a session of India Economic Forum in New Delhi on November 16, 2008. India will be putting on a brave face as it hosts an international economic forum starting Sunday, with its domestic growth stumbling and the international economy in crisis. A gold rush buzz was tangible at last year's India World Economic Forum in New Delhi, with the economy expanding by a scorching nine percent and government and corporate leaders brimming with confidence about the nation's prospects. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

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Former chairman of Satyam Computer Services Ltd. B. Ramalinga Raju and nine others, two of them family members, were sentenced to seven years rigorous imprisonment on Thursday for perpetrating the country's largest-ever corporate fraud.

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To curb India's addiction to gold imports, Prime Minister Modi wants to get his hands on the several-thousand-tonnes of gold stored in several temple vaults across the country.

If China has its way, ambitious mountaineers wanting to scale Mount Everest in the coming year, might soon find a rail tunnel under the mountain, as part of a railway line connecting Nepal and China.

The French newspaper, Le Monde, has refused to carry an interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to coincide with his Paris visit after it was told it could only publish emailed answers. Modi's office instead negotiated an email interview with Le Figaro, owned by Socpresse, a subsidiary of Dassault which is trying to sell 126 Rafale fighter planes to India.

In a move to strengthen the last-mile delivery of goods to consumers, India's leading online retailer Flipkart has partnered with the iconic 'Dabbawalas' of Mumbai. They will collect Flipkart shipments from the delivery hubs and deliver it to customers while picking up their lunch boxes.

On the back of social-media outrage, the Maharashtra government today softened its stance on its proposal to force multiplexes to screen Marathi films during primetime.

The latest edition of the venerable A Handbook of Karnataka, a source for scholarly references, has described the African-origin Siddi community as "Negroes".

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Karan Bhasin, in The Indian Express, says that internet carriers must stop trying to enforce old paradigms in a new marketplace or will end up being castigated by history.

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