Vizinjam and Colachal to make India Asia's major shipping hub
The rise of Vizinjam and Colachal ports could also ease concerns over China's strategic investments in Sri Lankan ports at Colombo and Hambantota
Eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi passes away
Winner of the Padma Vibhushan, Magsaysay, Sahitya Akademi and Jnanpith awards, she was also the voice of the oppressed classes
Weather office lowers expectations of monsoon rainfall to 100% of normal
An experimental Climate Forecast System mode indicates a slight reduction in rainfall during August, September based on the initial conditions in June
Oracle to buy cloud computing pioneer NetSuite for $9.3 bn
Enterprise software giant Oracle hopes to expand in the fast-growing cloud business segment through the acquistion, in an effort to offset the slow growth of its software business
Fed leaves interest rates unchanged, delays monetary tightening
The US Federal Reserve left its policy interest rates unchanged, saying near-term risks to the US economic outlook have diminished
GST Bill: States to get full compensation for 5 years
The union cabinet has cleared changes in the Goods and Service Tax Constitutional Amendment Bill, dropping the 1 per cent manufacturing tax on inter-state sales
India inks $1 bn deal with Boeing for 4 P-81 warplanes
The deal is a follow-on to the eight Poseidon-81 long-range marine surveillance and anti-submarine aircraft already acquired from Boeing, and will boost the Navy's capabilities in the Indian Ocean
Sahara spurns $1.3 bn offer for London, New York hotels
According to Sahara, the offer from a group led by 3Associates was an attempt to ruin the market and disturb existing bidders at a market value that was 'much higher'; but the bidders insisted the offer was 'very compelling'
Study finds robots as good as human surgeons
The first randomised controlled trial for direct comparison has found that robotic and human surgery achieved much the same results in terms of key quality of life indicators
 
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Interviews
  Retracing the journey of Indian advertising
  Ambi Parameswaran, brand strategist, former ad man and founder of brandbuilding.com, cum author talks to Swetha Amit about India's 50 year old journey in advertising
  Taking the road less travelled
  During a career in civil services there are opportunities and threats based on your 'recognised' strengths and weakness.  But on the day of reckoning, it is just a matter of perception. By Vivek K. Agnihotri, former secretary-general, Rajya Sabha
  Journey from darkness to the spotlight
  Laxman Gaikwad, winner of the Sahitya Akademi award, talks to Swetha Amit about his journey from a member of a community of branded criminals to a well-known Marathi writer
  Protected by Naxalites
  The author, then a district revenue officer in the Naxal-hit area of Khammam district of undivided Andhra Pradesh, recalls a night of being protected by a group of Naxalites. Vivek Agnihotri, former secretary-general, Rajya Sabha, Parliament of India
  A fast-paced game of Monopoly
  Ashwin Sanghi, best-selling author and entrepreneur talks to Swetha Amit about his new release The Sialkot Saga - a business thriller, and his philosophies reflected in this novel
  Hitting the right note with 'The Write Place'
  Kinjal Shah, CEO, Crossword Bookstores talks to Swetha Amit about The Write Place, a new initiative introduced over the last one year to encourage budding authors get themselves published, and other initiatives
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