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India’s ruling party accused of running deceptive Twitter campaign to gain support for a controversial law

India’s ruling party accused of running deceptive Twitter campaign to gain support for a...

Bharatiya Janata Party, the ruling party in India, has been accused of running a highly deceptive Twitter campaign to trick citizens into supporting a controversial law. First, some background: The Indian government passed the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) last month that eases the path of non-Muslim minorities from the neighboring Muslim-majority nations of Afghanistan, Bangladesh…
India’s richest man is ready to take on Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart

India’s richest man is ready to take on Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart

Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man, is ready to take on Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart. Reliance Retail and Reliance Jio, two subsidiaries of Ambani’s Reliance Industries, said they have soft launched JioMart, their e-commerce venture, in parts of the state of Maharashtra — Mumbai, Kalyan and Thane. The e-commerce venture, which is being marketed as “Desh…
India’s HomeLane raises $30M to expand its online furniture and design platform

India’s HomeLane raises $30M to expand its online furniture and design platform

HomeLane, a Bangalore-based startup that helps people manage home renovations and interior design, today announced it has raised $30 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its proprietary technology. The financing round, dubbed Series D, was led by Evolvence India Fund (EIF), Pidilite Group, and FJ Labs. Existing investors Accel Partners,…
The remains of India’s first lunar lander have been found on the Moon

The remains of India’s first lunar lander have been found on the Moon

India’s Vikram lander was very near making its proud creators the fourth country in history to touch down on the Moon — but it was not to be, and the craft was lost. Now India has a bit of closure: The remains of the lander have been located on the Moon’s surface. After the accident,…
India’s Ola to begin operations in London in ‘coming weeks’

India’s Ola to begin operations in London in ‘coming weeks’

Indian ride-hailing giant Ola said today it will begin operations in London “in the coming weeks,” a day after the local authorities revoked Uber’s license to operate in one of the world’s most lucrative cities. The Indian firm, which entered portions of the UK last year, said it has started to sign up drivers in…
India’s electric bike rental startup Yulu inks strategic partnership with Bajaj Auto, raises $8M

India’s electric bike rental startup Yulu inks strategic partnership with Bajaj Auto, raises $8M

Yulu, a Bangalore-based electric bike sharing platform that maintains a partnership with Uber, said today it has won the backing of one of the country’s largest automakers. The two-year-old startup said it has entered into a strategic partnership with Bajaj Auto, which has also funded Yulu’s $8 million Series A financing round. As part of the…
India’s financial services firm Paytm raises $1B

India’s financial services firm Paytm raises $1B

Paytm said on Monday it has raised $1 billion in a new financing round as the Noida-headquartered firm, which once dominated the local mobile payments market, attempts to fight back giants Google, Walmart’s PhonePe, and Facebook. The company said the new financing round was led by U.S. asset manager T Rowe Price. Existing investors Ant…
India’s ‘living bridges’ get stronger as they grow

India’s ‘living bridges’ get stronger as they grow

They're not the world's tallest or longest bridges, but a string of humble river crossings sculpted from tree roots in India are engineering marvels that contain lessons for modern architects. Researchers say these little-studied structures, which can stretc…
India’s Swiggy bets big on cloud kitchens

India’s Swiggy bets big on cloud kitchens

Can cloud kitchens take off in India? Swiggy, one of the country’s largest food delivery startups, is betting on it. The Prosus Ventures-backed startup said on Wednesday it has established 1,000 cloud kitchens for its restaurant partners in the country — more than any of its local rivals. The Bangalore-headquartered firm said it has invested…
India’s Reliance Jio unveils video call assistant to help businesses automate customer support

India’s Reliance Jio unveils video call assistant to help businesses automate customer support

Before Google moves to bring its human-sounding robot calling service Duplex to help users automate their interactions with businesses to international markets, an Indian giant is deploying its own solution to get a jumpstart on the local market. Reliance Jio today unveiled AI-powered Video Call Assistant service that will allow businesses to automate their customer…

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A Tppp3+Pdgfra+ tendon stem cell population contributes to regeneration and reveals...

AbstractTendon injuries cause prolonged disability and never recover completely. Current mechanistic understanding of tendon regeneration is limited. Here, we use single-cell transcriptomics to identify a tubulin polymerization-promoting protein family member 3-expressing (Tppp3+) cell population as potential tendon stem cells. Through inducible lineage tracing, we demonstrate that these cells can generate new tenocytes and self-renew upon…

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