Chinese, Korean majors vie to build $2.7-bn Mumbai trans-harbour bridge
Construction of the 22-km Mumbai trans-harbour link, the country's largest engineering project, will begin this year, after tenders are finalised and the project is expected to be completed by 2021
Vijay Mallya to be extradited, UK court may issue arrest warrant
The British government has certified India's request for loan defaulting liquor baron Vijay Mallya's extradition and a UK court is considering issuing warrant for the same, an MEA spokesman said
Airlines unite to bar 'slapgate' MP Gaikwad from flying again
Besides Air India, private airlines IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Go Air, AirAsia and Vistara also won't allow Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who assaulted a senior Air India official, with IndiGo even cancelling his Delhi-Pune flight ticket for Friday evening
eBay may swap its India unit for a $500 mn stake in Flipkart
For eBay, which failed to use its first mover advantage in India after acquiring Baazee.com to make an entry into the market in 2005, a merger of its India operations with that of Flipkart will be seen as a win
Hate content: Now, J&J, GSK, join others in suspending ads from Google
A growing list of top US advertisers are scaling back their advertising with  Google as the internet giant faces growing pushback from brands that their ads will appear alongside offensive or controversial videos
End transfer-posting demands, Modi tells MPs from UP
Apart from lobbying for administrative postings, the PM also asked party MPs to avoid discrimination in development work irrespective of the poll result and support for BJP,  focusing more on areas where the party has lost
Scientists unveil a giant leap for anti-aging
Researchers have made a discovery that could lead to a revolutionary drug that actually reverses ageing through a molecular process that allows cells to repair damaged DNA and could even help NASA get its astronauts to Mars
Adopting Moore's law for carbon emissions would beat global warming
A simple rule of thumb or "carbon law" of halving emissions every decade,  based on Moore's Law in the computer industry, could catalyse disruptive innovation that could reduce fossil-fuel consumption
 
Union Budget: 2017-18
Economic Survey: 2016-17

Interviews
  Indian consumer goods sector could grow 9-17% over 3 years: study
  India is at the cusp of the FMCG 'S-curve', with significant room to grow over the next 5 to 10 years – but the winning brands will be those that achieve greater household penetration, a CII-Bain & Co report says
  Looking beyond the yonder
  Swetha Amit in conversation with India's first blind solo paraglider and Himalayan tandem cyclist Divyanshu Ganatra on his journey and the concept of Adventure Beyond Barriers
  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
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