Apple CEO Tim Cook has his platter full on day one of India visit

Vajpayee genetically belonged to RSS ideology: Geelani on Modi’s Kashmir remark

Kashmir shuts on JRL’s call, restrictions imposed in Srinagar areas

J&K: After year of delay, ULB, Panchayat polls from September

Dissolve Assembly to end horse trading: Omar to Governer

Supreme Court orders shifting of 7 accused from Kathua to Gurdaspur Jail

No progress in probes ordered in 2016 killings: SHRC

Kashmir: Two injured in ongoing Shopian gunfight

Defending Art 35A not anti-national activity: Omar ABdullah

Shah-e-Hamdan Urs observed with religious fervor

Muslim and Hindu leaders attend Onam celebrations together in Kodinhi: Malappuram

Tribal man Lal Hussaina beaten by Cow Vigilantes in J&K

Mumbai rains: Death toll reaches six, heavy rains lash Andheri, Thane

Deadline for Aadhaar to avail social welfare schemes extended to Dec 31: Centre to SC

Who is Poor in India

भाजपा के समर्थन से गुरूवार को नीतीश कुमार लेंगे फिर से मुख्यमंत्री पद की शपथ

Students of Aliah University take out march against recent communal tensions in Bengal

Tanzeem-e-Jafferi, organised Youm-i-Qudas in Hyderabad

Youm-i-Qudas observed in Kashmir to condemn the continuous occupation of Israel in Palestine

Imran Ansari: Iran is peace loving nation, ‘Geelani’s statement on Iran is regrettable’

‘भाजपा अगर जीती तो मेघालय में सस्ती हो जाएगी बीफ़’

Govt. of India ‘totally agrees’ with army chief’s ‘dirty war’ remark

Police foil Hindu right wing’s bid to evoke communal violence following desecration of temple in Malappuram

Restrictions, shutdown cripple life in Kashmir Valley for 2nd day

Kashmir Day 2: Curfew, restrictions continue

पीएम मोदी से मुलाक़ात कर मुस्लिम धर्म-गुरूओं ने कौन सा वादा तोड़ा?

Rozina Sheikh, whose mother works as a tailor, scores 97 percentile rank in Class 12; aspires to become a doctor

Protest against Molestation: 80 Girls quit School and sit on Hunger Strike in Haryana

Police implicating in fake cases, self-defense training is not against any religion: DJS

Govt bans Facebook, Whatsapp among 22 social networking sites in Kashmir

Sabarmati Express blast: Supreme Court grants bail to former AMU scholar

BJP Govt. has no policy to handle Naxalism: Owaisi

Muslims must work with other marginalised communitie to counter RSS propoganda

UP government cancels 15 holidays, including Alvida Juma and Id-Milad-un-Nabi

Narendra Modi does not want peace with Pakistan: Musharraf

26 CRPF men killed in Chhattisgarh naxal attack

Babri Hunts Advani’s dream to become President of India

Whatsapp group admins may land in jail for offensive posts

Jamia VC urges students to join armed forces

जिनकी क़लम गांधी को चम्पारण खींच लाई…

Amarnath Yatra a case of ‘militarised pilgrimage’, says Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society in report

मोदी के ‘गांधी’ की हुई जीत, नीतीश के ‘गांधी’ को लौटना पड़ा वापस!

विश्व स्वास्थ्य दिवस गुज़र गया, लेकिन इन आदिवासी महिला किसानों की किसी से न भी सुनी…

The dangers of communalising the issue of Kashmir

If you want to ban triple talaq then also reinstate 'sati pratha': Azam Khan

South Kashmir resident hit by bullet on poll-day in Ganderbal succumbs

Amid Kashmir calm, protests reach Banihal

Indian Media maligns Muslims with false verdicts

“To maintain secularism and tolerance, it is necessary to work on Sir Syed’s thoughts”

Those giving Talaq against ‘Sharia’ law will face social boycott: AIMPLB

Triple Talaq row: AIMPLB questions PM Modi’s repeated ‘interference’

BJP says Quota is Un-Islamic

Don’t want conflict in Muslim society over triple talaq: Modi

एक दलित नेता ने नसीमुद्दीन को बताया ‘दलाल’, लगाया शहर में पोस्टर

Imran Ansari visits flood-hit areas of Pattan

Kashmir: Youth shot dead in Batamaloo

Tying a boy with Army jeep ‘an open terrorism’: Hurriyat (M)

Delhi HC rejects plea challenging validity of JK’s special status

If Jadhav hanged, India must recognise Balochistan an independent country: Swamy

Bajrang Dal spreads venom against muslims in Hanuman Jayanti rally, case registered

Amid 3 civilian killings, by-polls in Srinagar Parl constituency witnesses 3.12 percent voting

Jamaat-e-Islami to start awareness campaign on Triple Talaq

Flood threat persists in Srinagar, ends in South: Govt

Kashmir Mirwaiz Umar Farooq reiterates poll boycott

Families of Muslim undertrials killed losing hope in Judiciary

Curfew imposed in Bhadrak town after violence

US warships fire cruise missiles on Syrian airbase

Kashmiri photographer wins Wisden-MCC cricket photograph of the year award

Muslim youth beaten during Ram Navami Yatra, police registered a case

Fir against Bengal BJP chief for being armed in Ram Navmi rally

Two die, seven injured due to weather vagaries

Shia-Sunni Coordination Committee pitches for election boycott

Kashmir: Govt declares flood

Launch of ‘Unite India’ App to promote Indian Nationalism

Pakistan welcomes US offer of mediation; India rejects

NC-Cong responsible for Afzal Guru’s hanging: Qazi Yasir

बिहार के बिक्रमगंज में साम्प्रदायिक तनाव, फिलहाल स्थिति नियंत्रण में

मीडिया की ये ख़बर भी निकली झूठी, खुद दरगाह के दीवान ने किया खंडन

Law and order disrupted in Bhainsa during Ram Navami procession

Imam of Tipu Masjid demands Ban on “Rss” After “Armed” Rallies on Ram Navami

“Pale shadow of Harmony will remain” – Saeed Naqvi in AMU

तो क्या अब योगी खोलेंगे देवबंद में आधुनिक स्लाटर हाउस या ख़बर है फ़र्ज़ी?

Triple talaq against Sharia, Muslims should refrain from eating cow meat: Dewan Ajmer Syed Zainul Abedin Ali Khan

Five men brutally beaten up by Gau Rakshaks in Alwar, 1 dead

Kerala Sunni Students Federation to adopt villages damaged by police in Malappuram

Choose between ‘terrorism’ and tourism: Modi

Islamic Calligraphy exhibition in Jeddah

Construction of Mosque in Ayodhya is a matter of ego for muslims: Vinay Katiyar

Meat Ban hits Muslims mass marriage in UP

Bloodbath in Kashmir: 3 civilians and one militant killed in forces’ firing in Chadoora

A mosque can be demolished, but not temple: Swamy

Missing JUN Student: Delhi court to hear students plea today

In Yogi's regime, Lucknow goes vegetarian

No out-of-court settlement with modi, Yogi at helm: BMAC

Kashmir-based environmental film wins ‘Palmdale Vision Award’ in USA

क्या मरहूम हाशिम अंसारी के बेटे इक़बाल इस जंग की रिवायत को बरक़रार रख पाएंगे?

Akbaruddin Owaisi attack case: “I did not register the murder report”-Inspector of Police

Four months after Faisal’s murder, Kodinhi residents continue fight for justice, support his family

देवबंद में भाजपा की जीत, क्या है सचाई?

राहुल-अखिलेश, मोदी मुसलमानों को साध रहे थे, तब कैसी थी मायावती की रैली

क्या मुसलमान सैय्यद शहाबुद्दीन के सपनों को आगे बढ़ा सकते हैं?

2016-05-19 04:58:52

Apple CEO Tim Cook has his platter full on day one of India visit

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook’s first full day in India mixed business with leisure as he met Tata Group Chairman  Cyrus Mistry, ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochchar and Vodafone India CEO Sunil Sood among others, besides launching a startup programme. A night with the stars was to wrap things up on Day 1 — at Shah Rukh Khan’s home, no less.  

Cook, 55, who landed in Mumbai late on Tuesday night, started his multi-city India tour with an early morning visit to the Shree Siddhivinayak Temple at Prabhadevi. Cook, who was accompanied by Apple India head Sanjay Kaul, met Anant Ambani, the son of Reliance Industries Chairman  Mukesh Ambani , at the temple.  

“Anant met me last night and after taking darshan, he told me that the CEO of Apple would be coming for an aarti on Wednesday morning. It was meant to be a low-profile visit and hence we kept it a secret and made the necessary arrangements,”Narendra Rane, chairman of the Siddhivinayak Trust, told ET.  

Cook had lunch with top executives at Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani’s residence, Antilia, where he was joined by another son Akash Ambani, aide Manoj Modi, Reliance Jio Managing Director Sanjay Mashruwala and Pankaj Pawar, who overseas Reliance Retail. Cook’s meetings and movements through the day were kept under wraps with the media not allowed anywhere near the boss of the iconic smartphone maker, which is hoping to revive slowing sales of its iPhones with a greater presence in India, the world’s fastest growing and third largest market after China and the US.  

India is soon expected to surpass the US as the second largest smartphone market, and the launch of 4G services and the demand for 4G phones is what Apple expects to tap into to revitalise itself in a slowing global market.  

On Thursday morning, Cook is headed to Hyderabad where he will meet Telengana Chief Minister  K Chandrasekhar Rao and its Information Technology Minister KT Rama Rao, besides visiting the location of the company’s upcoming technology development centre, which should be ready by early 2017.  

The CEO then proceeds to Delhi for the final leg of his trip, where he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Many of the meetings on Wednesday were with business partners, starting with Vodafone India CEO Sunil Sood at breakfast.  

“The discussions were mainly related to the partnerships both companies already have,” a person aware of the discussions said. “Mr Sood went into the meeting armed with data on the work the company has done with Apple, largely on the iPhone 6 and 6s around which Vodafone had advertising campaigns running and even some financing structures for sales.”  

Tata Group’s Mistry then stepped out of a full-day  Indian Hotels board meeting to meet Cook. The meeting, which took place at Taj Chambers, lasted for a little under an hour. “The discussion was on the Indian market and technology developments, mainly on cars,” said a person aware of what the two talked about.  

Later in the day, there was a meeting between Cook and  Tata ConsultancyBSE -0.39 % Services CEO  N Chandrasekaran , which lasted more than an hour. “Chandra, who is a big fan of Apple’s devices, felt it was a very good meeting,” said another person. TCSBSE -0.39 % is an IT service provider for Apple.  

During the day, Cook visited ICICI Bank headquarters and met the top management including Kochhar and executive directors NS Kannan, Vishakha Mulye, Vijay Chandok and Rajiv Sabharwal. The visit lasted about an hour but the bank did not disclose what was discussed.  

On the day Apple announced plans to set up a “design and development”startup accelerator in Bengaluru, Cook also met executives from startups Numerics, Avaz, Sweetcouch and Urban Clap.  

Cook said in a statement that the new accelerator facility would help iOS developers create innovative apps for the company’s customers globally and that the new facility would provide resources to support entrepreneurs.  

After the meeting with the four startups, Cook tweeted: “Great to hear from some of India’s top iOS developers today. Innovative apps and many ideas for the future!”  

Ahead of the SRK dinner, Cook visited Mehboob Studio in Bandra West, where reportedly he would be part of a seminar being moderated by filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt. At dinner, SRK is supposed to play host to a glittering guest list that includes Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Arjun Rampal, Parineeti Chopra, Farah Khan, Imtiaz Ali, R Balki and Alia Bhatt among others. Cook is reportedly an SRK fan and dinner will be catered by celebrity chef Vicky Ratnani.

Categories:   Other News ، From India ، Politics ، Tech ،
From other agencies (RSS Reader)