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CAMBRIDGE, MA—TiE-Boston has rebranded it annual flagship entrepreneurial conference as TiE StartupCon, which was previously known as TiECON East and has been recognized as the largest startup conference on the East Coast.

"TiE StartupCon brings together the old and the new of TiE-Boston and follows in the traditions of TiE-Boston by fostering a strong entrepreneurial community in Massachusetts,"said Gaugarin Oliver, President of TiE-Boston.
TiE StartupCon will be held on May 1 at Cambridge Marriott in Cambridge, MA.
"This year's conference puts startups at the core of the event, as we seek to help early-stage entrepreneurs along their journey to launch and build their own companies," said Anu Yadav, Executive Director of TiE-Boston.

Panel Formed to Simplify Business Startup Regulations
In furtherance of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's Budget speech, the Government has established a committee to recommend a simpler mechanism to replace the myriad permissions needed to start a business. The committee will examine the possibility of replacing required permissions with regulations, identifying necessary safeguards and drafting proposed legislation.
India and U.S. Sign Memorandum of Cooperation
India and the U.S. signed a Memorandum of Cooperation that aims to foster cooperative work on key issues of mutual interest for all modes of transportation
MUMBAI, India--M/s SOLICIS LEX, represented by its Managing Partner, Advocate Ameet Mehta and M/s GONZALEZ OLIVIERI LLC, represented through Mr Raed Gonzalez agreed to exchange and work together in legal fields especially immigration laws, and the MoU was signed on 8th April, 2015.
CAMBRIDGE, MA— Prithviraj Chavan, a prominent leader of the Indian National Congress Party and a former chief minister of Maharashtra, is a rising star of his party. When he visited Boston recently to attend India Conference at Harvard University, he sat down with INDIA New England News and talked about the future of his party, which was completely decimated in state elections in Delhi and suffered a humiliating defeat in national elections last year.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) is leading a bipartisan congressional delegation to India from March 7 to March 10.
India has yet again emerged as the world's largest importer of weapons and military equipment, accounting for 15 percent of global imports, according to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. The United States has taken a firm lead as the major arms exporter globally, according to new data on international arms transfers published by SIPRI. Overall, the volume of international transfers of major conventional weapons grew by 16 per cent between 2005—2009 and 2010—14.
BOSTON—In their new book, Retail Revolution: Will Your Brick-and-Mortar Store Survive, Harvard Business School faculty members Rajiv Lal and José Alvarez and former HBS Research Associate Dan Greenberg explore the strategic options available to brick-and-mortar retailers in the age of eCommerce. "Based on our extensive research," said Prof. Lal, "there is an urgent need for rethinking the stores and taking immediate action, without which many chains will quickly enter zombie territory."
PATNA, INDIA-- With more than two-thirds of its population lacking access to electricity, Bihar needs to add significantly to its generation capacity and ramp up investment in transmission and distribution if it is to provide affordable and reliable power to its people, says a World Bank study. 
Vanita Shastri, who resigned as executive director of TiE-Boston last September, has joined newly-launched Ashoka University in India. Shastri could not be reached for comment, but sources said that she had joined the Ashoka University as Dean of the Undergraduate Programs.

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NEW YORK--The Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announced it is investigating potential securities claims on behalf of investors of Rolta India Limited's $200 million 10.75% Senior Notes due 2018 and and $300 million 8.875% Senior Notes due 2019  resulting from allegations that Rolta India may have issued materially misleading business information to the investing public.
On April 16, 2015, Glaucus Research Group published a report initiating coverage on Rolta India's Delaware-issued 2018 and 2019 Corporate Bonds with a "strong-sell" recommendation. The report asserts that Rolta India fabricated its reported capital expenditures to conceal that it materially overstated its EBITDA. 

NEW YORK, NY — Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) has added India to its growing list of international destinations included in its Unlimited Home Phone National calling plan. With this calling plan expansion, unlimited calls can be made to India at no additional charge and are treated the same as long-distance calls anywhere in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Mexico, China and Hong Kong.

Noting that one third of all international calls from the U.S. are placed to India, Jeff Lindsay, GM for Home Phone at TWC, said this enhancement offers tremendous benefits and savings to anyone who calls India to stay connected to loved ones.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--Airware Labs Corporation announced 37 Apollo Hospitals and 250 Apollo pharmacy retail outlets across India will now sell Airware Labs' innovative AIR™ ALLERGY product. Apollo Pharmacy is the largest retail pharmacy chain in India. Apollo Hospitals, based in Chennai, India, encompass over 10,000 beds across the country. A number of Apollo Hospitals have been among the first in India to receive international healthcare accreditation. Apollo hospitals and pharmacies are a part of the Apollo Group.

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