Dengue death: Fortis charged over 1,700% margin on consumables
The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority has found Fortis hospital in Guragon had charged massive margins on consumables like gloves and syringes as well as on drugs officially under price control
Coal scam: Ex-Jharkhand CM Koda, former coal secy get 3-year jail
While all four accused were granted statutory bail for a period of two months to enable them to file appeals in the Delhi High Court, Koda would, however, remain barred from electoral politics in the light of a 2013 Supreme Court judgement
US warns of unilateral steps if Pakistan dithers on terror fight
In its report to US Congress on Friday, the Pentagon insisted that there must be ''fundamental change'' in the way Islamabad deals with terrorist safe havens on its territory
Anil Ambani firm sues Cong's Abhishek Singhvi for Rs5,000 cr
The suit against Singhvi alleges "false and defamatory statements" after the Congress spokesperson claimed that the government unduly favoured a group firm in connection with the Rafale fighter deal
India's trade deficit hits $100 bn despite a surge in Nov exports
While merchandise exports from the country rose 30.5 per cent to $26.20 billion in November, imports at $40.02 billion during the month far outstripped its exports
Stephen Hawking leads investigation into first inter-stellar object in our solar system
British physicist Stephen Hawking is leading an investigation into whether the first object ever to arrive from outside our solar system is a spaceship from an alien civilization
Could ancient bone relics suggest Santa was real?
Was St Nicholas, the fourth century saint who inspired the iconography of Santa Claus, a legend, or was he a real person?
Union Budget: 2017-18
Economic Survey: 2016-17

  Interweaving fact and fiction
  Banker trned writer Ravi Subramanian, author of eight books, in conversation with Swetha Amit about his latest thriller In The Name of God, and how logic, superstition and greed play an influential role in decision-making
  2018: what we can predict about cyber security
  In 2018, we expect cyber criminals to cause major service disruptions around the world with greater frequency and deadlier results,  as these attackers will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to launch even more potent attacks, warns Tarun Kaura,director, product management, APJ, Symantec
  Experts see dawn of environmental sustainability in technology-driven 'Age of Optimization'
  The world is entering "a technology-driven Age of Optimization" bringing about more sustainable production, consumption and work in many manifestations and at every scale
  Real estate: the struggle for reforms
  RERA will eliminate fly-by-night operators entering the business of real estate. As the new paradigm emerges, it is clear that developers need to be highly compliant, transparent and extremely well capitalised, says Surendra Hiranandani, CMD, House of Hiranandani
  No cock-and-bull on the road, but real life experiences
  A unique social venture, launched by a former journalist and backed by Mahindra & Mahindra, works for the education of daughters of Indian truck drivers. Ramesh Kumar reports
  First white-box testing model finds thousands of errors in self-driving cars
  Researchers have created the first efficient testing approach for deep learning platforms used in self-driving cars, malware-detection and other systems
  Sita's Sister: a most unusual theme

Kavita Kane, best-selling author of Karna's wife: the outcast's queen, Sita's sister', Menaka's choice and 'Lanka's princess, and a self-confessed afficionado of theatre and cinema,  in conversation with Swetha Amit about her books.

  Heads-up, CEOs - corporate social responsibility may get you fired, study finds
  Investing in product safety, employee diversity and carbon footprint reduction are all examples of CSR  that can result in high praise for a chief executive - or get them fired. New research shows that CSR investments can be a double-edged sword - do well and they'll buffer you from dismissal, do poorly and you're more likely lose your job
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