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  • Poaching and coaching in Kota: Race for $500 million education hub heats up Jun 23, 2022 12:51 PM IST

    Poaching and coaching in Kota: Race for $500 million education hub heats up

    As the pandemic recedes, competition between education companies in Kota is a lot more fierce than among the students as edtech startups look to hire teachers for their offline enterprises.

  • Won’t allow educators leaving just for money to come back: Bodhi Tree-backed Allen’s founder Jun 10, 2022 07:56 PM IST

    Won’t allow educators leaving just for money to come back: Bodhi Tree-backed Allen’s founder

    Maheshwari’s comments come at a time when SoftBank-backed edtech unicorn Unacademy is opening its offline centre in Kota. In May, Unacademy had announced its forays into offline tuition centres.

  • ALLEN: Maheshwari brothers of Kota have built a coaching empire brick by brick May 02, 2022 05:25 PM IST

    ALLEN: Maheshwari brothers of Kota have built a coaching empire brick by brick

    An institute that started with a table at home now has 15 buildings with a capacity of 5,000 to 25,000 students each in Kota alone. On May 1, James Murdoch and Uday Shankar-led platform Bodhi Tree Systems announced an investment of $600 million in the test prep firm.

  • James Murdoch and Uday Shankar-led Bodhi Tree invests $600 million in test prep firm Allen May 01, 2022 06:42 PM IST

    James Murdoch and Uday Shankar-led Bodhi Tree invests $600 million in test prep firm Allen

    The investment in Allen comes at a time when the test prep market is in the thick of action, and traditional test prep brands are reshaping themselves through investments, mergers and acquisitions.

  • What the partnership with Uday Shankar and James Murdoch will mean for Viacom18 Apr 28, 2022 10:50 AM IST

    What the partnership with Uday Shankar and James Murdoch will mean for Viacom18

    Experts said the deal will help Viacom18 compete better in terms of new original content and taking on global streaming giants.

  • Uday Shankar, James Murdoch to raise $345 million through SPAC May 13, 2021 02:46 PM IST

    Uday Shankar, James Murdoch to raise $345 million through SPAC

    The company Seven Island Inc, will raise funds through an IPO using the blank check vehicle.

  • Some Tesla directors proposed James Murdoch to succeed Musk as chairman: Report Oct 03, 2018 11:52 AM IST

    Some Tesla directors proposed James Murdoch to succeed Musk as chairman: Report

    Murdoch hasn't volunteered for the post nor has he discussed it with any other director, the newspaper reported.

  • Rupert Murdoch hands Fox CEO job to son James Jun 17, 2015 09:13 AM IST

    Rupert Murdoch hands Fox CEO job to son James

    Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox said its board approved a shakeup that puts the 84-year-old tycoon's son James in the chief executive job effective July 1.

  • Murdoch bros' symbiotic ties to be tested in Fox cockpit Jun 13, 2015 01:32 PM IST

    Murdoch bros' symbiotic ties to be tested in Fox cockpit

    Now James and Lachlan Murdoch, octogenarian media baron Rupert's only sons, are teaming up at the helm of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, the crown jewel of the empire their father built.

  • Murdoch's sons to become CEO, co-chair at 21st Century Fox Jun 12, 2015 08:41 PM IST

    Murdoch's sons to become CEO, co-chair at 21st Century Fox

    While the timing of the moves had not been expected so soon, they come a year after Murdoch elevated both sons into prominent roles. In March 2014, James, 42, was promoted to co-COO alongside the elder Murdoch's popular lieutenant Chase Carey, while Lachlan, 43, was named non-executive co-chairman.

  • News Corp buys 50% stake in ESPN Star Sports Jun 06, 2012 09:17 PM IST

    News Corp buys 50% stake in ESPN Star Sports

    It's the end of the road for the 16-year old xxx million dollar ESPN-Star Sports joint venture. ESPN will sell its 50% stake in the venture to Murdoch's News Corp. CNBC-TV18‘s Animesh Das reports

  • Murdoch claims did not know extent of phone-hacking Apr 24, 2012 07:00 PM IST

    Murdoch claims did not know extent of phone-hacking

    James Murdoch, former chairman of News International, on Tuesday stuck to his stand that he did not see a crucial e-mail that indicated phone-hacking was widespread in the now-defunct 'News of the World' tabloid, as he faced forensic questioning at an inquiry into media ethics.

  • Timeline: News Corp and the phone-hacking scandal Apr 03, 2012 09:32 PM IST

    Timeline: News Corp and the phone-hacking scandal

    In a major new allegation, a lawyer for the family of murdered British schoolgirl Milly Dowler says police have told him her voicemail messages had been hacked in 2002, possibly by a News of the World investigator.

  • James Murdoch gives up News Int'l chairman role Feb 29, 2012 07:56 PM IST

    James Murdoch gives up News Int'l chairman role

    News Corp said on Wednesday that James Murdoch, the younger son of chairman Rupert, would relinquish his position as executive chairman of its News International unit.

  • Murdoch won't get vote of 2 top BSkyB shareholders: Reports Nov 27, 2011 07:42 PM IST

    Murdoch won't get vote of 2 top BSkyB shareholders: Reports

    Two top 10 shareholder in BSkyB will vote against James Murdoch remaining as chairman of the company at its AGM on Tuesday, according to newspaper reports on Sunday.

  • UK MPs likely to summon James Murdoch again Aug 16, 2011 06:01 PM IST

    UK MPs likely to summon James Murdoch again

    Top executive of tainted News International James Murdoch is likely to be recalled to testify by British lawmakers after doubts were raised over his evidence on phone hacking.

  • James Murdoch stays BSkyB chairman, for now Jul 29, 2011 05:23 PM IST

    James Murdoch stays BSkyB chairman, for now

    Battered by the phone-hacking controversy, James Murdoch has managed to retain his position as the chairman of BSkyB, but if there is more bad news in future for Murdoch's media empire in Britain, he may have to relinquish the post.

  • BSkyB says Murdoch remains chairman as annual profits surge Jul 29, 2011 03:50 PM IST

    BSkyB says Murdoch remains chairman as annual profits surge

    British pay-TV giant BSkyB today said that James Murdoch will remain chairman despite the phone-hacking row at main shareholder News Corp, as the broadcaster revealed a 23% jump in profits.

  • James Murdoch backed by BSkyB board: Source Jul 29, 2011 08:32 AM IST

    James Murdoch backed by BSkyB board: Source

    The board of BSkyB today gave chairman James Murdoch their 'unanimous support', a source close to the British satellite broadcaster said, despite calls for him to quit over the phone-hacking scandal.

  • The week that was: RIL-BP deal okayed, CG punished Jul 23, 2011 03:05 PM IST

    The week that was: RIL-BP deal okayed, CG punished

    The past week has been an eventful one for India Inc and the world. Policy decisions have come through towards the end of the week, in India and globally, but terror struck again.

  • Ex-aides grill James Murdoch testimony over phone hacking Jul 22, 2011 09:55 AM IST

    Ex-aides grill James Murdoch testimony over phone hacking

    Putting News International chairman James Murdoch in a tight spot, two of his former executives have questioned his testimony to a parliamentary committee where he pleaded ignorance to the wider practice of phone hacking at his now defunct newspaper News of the World.

  • Out of the blue 'willful blindness' leaves Murdochs dazed Jul 20, 2011 10:42 AM IST

    Out of the blue 'willful blindness' leaves Murdochs dazed

    A dramatic day for the Murdoch empire, as Rupert Murdoch and his son appeared before a parliamentary committee on allegations of phone hacking and corruption. Author of Wilful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril, Margaret Heffernen talks about the proceedings and her takeaways.

  • News Corp promotes James Murdoch to New York role Mar 31, 2011 08:41 AM IST

    News Corp promotes James Murdoch to New York role

    News Corp has promoted James Murdoch to the role of deputy chief operating officer in a move that will be seen to mark him as eventual successor to his 80-year-old father, Rupert.

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