GST Council approves draft Compensation Bill
A decision on rate slabs will be taken after the next meeting of the GST Council on 4-5 March, finance minister Arun Jaitley said after the council meeting
Sasikala to rule TN as Palaniswami wins crucial trust vote
E Palaniswami today won a crucial vote of confidence, winning 122 votes against 11 in a house of 234 amidst unruly scenes and demand for postponement of the vote
Kraft Heinz may sweeten $140-bn bid as Unilever rejects takeover bid
Kraft Heinz suggested it could make another offer after Unilever said the initial offer of $50 a share "fundamentally undervalues" the company, despite being nearly 20 per cent higher than Thursday's closing price
Alphabet's Project Loon hits high gear despite Lankan snag
Advances in artificial intelligence-infused navigation software have significantly sped up Google's plans to deploy Project Loon internet balloons to serve remote regions of the world
Expect more heat waves, diseases, famines, warns climate meet
The future will see more deadly heat waves, the fast spread of certain infectious diseases, and catastrophic food shortages, according to experts at the Climate & Health Meeting in Atlanta
Particles from outer space wreak low-grade havoc on personal electronics
Alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space wreak low-grade havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices
Union Budget: 2017-18
Economic Survey: 2016-17

  How startups can use engagement to reduce attrition and increase productivity
  Ask most startups what their biggest challenge is, and they're quick to say ''Talent''. In other words, 'manpower', and they are right, says Hardik Harsora, co-founder of Effex Business Solution
  Union Budget 2017-18: good, even if not inspiring
  The finnce minister delivered an elaborate and meticulous Budget, mostly  within  stated  policies.  It laboured more than it inspired. India still   awaits   a   transformative   and  inspiring  follow-through  after demonetisation. By Dipen Sheth, head, institutinal research, HDFC Securities
  Rendezvous with the master story teller
  Master Story teller Lord Jeffrey Archer in conversation with Swetha Amit on writing seven books for his Clifton Chronicles series
  What's new about Union Budget 2017-18?
  The demand shock posed by demonetisation derailed the consumption growth story especially in rural areas. Now,expectations are high that the government might announce various measures and increased allocation in the agriculture and social sector says  Dr Arun Singh, lead economist, Dun & Bradstreet India
  Incredible people
  Former Indian Navy officer, Bijay Nair, served for 10 years before taking a voluntary retirement after being diagnosed with a severe thyroid disorder. After participating in marathons of up to 42 km in 13 countries, he deceided to write a book on the extra-ordinary efforts of ordinary people who took to running marathons despite coping with extreme illnesses like cancer or total vision loss. He talks to Swetha Amit about his book on them, They INSpire
  Superbugs may be spreading faster than thought: study
  A family of superbugs known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE may be spreading more widely than previously thought and India is notorious for this type of bacteria. By Jagdeep Worah
  The world behind 'Em and the Big Hoom'
  Jerry Pinto, recipient of the Sahitya Akademi award, and the 2016 Windham Campbell Prize for fiction for Em and the Big Hoom in conversation with Swetha Amit
  In quest of a legendary Diwan's legacy to three princely states
  Great-great-granddaughter of the legendary Diwan of three princely states, T Madhava Row, Urmila Rau Lal talks to Swetha Amit about her research for the biography of the late Diwan
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