Irom Sharmila to end 16-year-old hunger strike on 9 August
Irom Sharmila,The world's longest hunger-striker and rights activist, has decided to end her fast on 9 August and participate in elections to achieve her demand for the repeal of special powers for military personnel
Olympus sued as faulty scope causes 35 US deaths
Thirty-five people died in the United States after contracting infections from contaminated medical scopes made by Japan's Olympus Corp in the years after a company official told American executives not to issue widespread warnings to US hospitals
Cancelled satellite deal with Devas to cost Isro $1bn
Against the $300 million that Isro arm Antrix was to receive over a 12-year period for leasing out 90 per cent of two Isro satellites, Isro will now have to pay Devas $1 billion in damages
Flipkart buys out rival Jabong via Myntra
With the acquisition of Jabong, Flipkart has strengthened its hold in the fashion space, and will probably be able to keep ahead of newer competitors like, and old rivals like Amazon
Miffed with Obama, half-brother Malik to vote Trump
President Barack Obama's half-brother Malik Obama says he will vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump in the US election in November because he likes the candidate and  is unhappy with his brother's leadership
New lithium-oxygen battery greatly improves energy efficiency, longevity
In a foundational breakthrough, which may shift the paradigm of oxygen-based batteries, a new chemistry could overcome key drawbacks of lithium-air batteries
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