VW earns $5.4 bn profit in 2016; emerges world's top automaker
Despite the 'dieselgate' scandal, the group delivered 10.3 million vehicles in 2016, driven by strong demand in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, overtaking Toyota to become the world's largest carmaker
Trump vows 'great military buildup'
President Donald Trump vowed to make a massive budget request for one of the "greatest military buildups in American history" in a feisty, campaign-style speech extolling robust nationalism
India may soon allow testing of autonomous cars
Amendments to the motor vehicle law, currently being studied by a standing committee of parliament, will allow testing of autonomous or self-driving cars on a 'case-by-case' basis
China must hire more Indian techies, says state-run media
The opinion piece highlights the importance of high-tech Indian talent, and says China's mistake is to ignore Indian talent and opting for talent coming from the United States and Europe
New York Times, CNN, other media barred from Trump briefing
The White House blocked a number of news organizations from attending an informal briefing on Friday, a rare and surprising move that came amid President Trump's escalating war against the media
Axis Bank, 2 other firms under probe for Aadhar misuse
For the first time, three firms, including Axis Bank, are being probed for allegedly attempting unauthorised authentication and impersonation by using stored Aadhaar biometrics
India clears Rs17,000-crore missile deal with Israel
Delivery of the first MR-SAM system for the Army, which will have a strike range of up 70 km, will  be ready for deployment by 2023
Mizo MLA turns surgeon to save life of pregnant woman in govt hospital
A Mizoram MLA performed an emergency surgery on a woman in a hospital in his constituency when he learnt the only surgeon was away on training
Union Budget: 2017-18
Economic Survey: 2016-17

  Has Warren Buffet written the requiem for retail stores?
  Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway recently sold $900 million of Walmart stock, leaving Buffet with nearly no shares in the brick-and-mortar retailer, even as he sings the praises of thriving online rival Amazon. By Jagdeep Worah
  A billion dollar journey
  Saurabh Mukherjea, CEO, Institutional Equities, Ambit Capital, in conversation with Swetha Amit about his book The Unusual Billionaires
  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
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