Govt sets up panel to review environment laws
The four-member panel, headed by former cabinet secretary TSR Subramanian, has been asked to review five key green laws concerning protection and conservation of environment, forest, wildlife, water and air among others
2G scam: Maxis rejects CBI charges; to 'vigorously' seek legal remedy
Malaysia's Maxis Communications Berhad has denied any wrongdoing in the 2G spectrum scam after the CBI filed charges in relation to perceived irregularities in its acquisition of Aircel Ltd from Siva Ventures Limited in 2006
12 Indian firms in Forbes' Asia-Pacific 'best companies' list
HDFC Bank, India's second-largest private sector bank, has made it to the list eight times, more than any other company since Forbes started compiling the Asia-Pacific list in 2005
Europol announces new hacker-tracking agency J-CAT
The EU law enforcement agency Europol has set up a new hacker-tracking agency to combat digital crime in the EU and beyond
Technical glitch at Tata Power unit blacks out parts of Mumbai
A sudden power cut hit large parts of Mumbai with several areas in the city and suburbs experiencing a  blackout, following tripping of Tata Power's 500 MW Trombay Power Station
Putin inaugurates work on 4,000 km gas pipeline to China
The pipeline will provide secure and reliable clean energy for China's economic development and a long-term stable market for Russia's abundant natural gas resources
Core sector output growth lags at 2.7% in July
Production slowed in the face of slack coal production and electricity generation, a continued negative growth in crude oil and natural gas production and a similar reduction in refinery throughput and fertiliser production
Modi draws $35-bn of Japanese funds; first sale of military hardware
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan is widely seen as a success, where he won a commitment from Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to invest almost $35 billion in Indian infrastructure over the next five years
Eco-friendly, energy-dense sugar battery developed to power the world's gadgets
A Virginia Tech research team has developed a battery that runs on sugar and has an unmatched energy density, a development that could replace conventional batteries with ones that are cheaper, refillable, and biodegradable
 
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  A sandwich is a sandwich even if the filling is different
  Ashwin Sanghi, entrepreneur and novelist talks to Swetha Amit talks about his latest book, Private India which he co authored with American thriller writer James Patterson
  Do we have a Right to Service?
  Maintenance is not considered a responsibility by most governmental institutions…Be it in the case of road construction, rail services, low-income housing and much more, says well-known quality consultant Suresh Lulla, founder and mentor, Qimpro Consultants
  Don't flirt with rural marketing
  Doyen of rural communications and marketing, R V Rajan, founder, Anugrah Madison Advertising, talks to Swetha Amit about his new book Don't Flirt with Rural Marketing, and what it takes for companies to enhance their sustainability in the rural markets
  Who is running the show?
  In the days ahead the new government will face a multitude of internal contradictions, pressures from self-interest groups, and events outside its control within the country and outside, says senior journalist and political commentator Kumar Ketkar
  Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies: study
  Ozone and higher temperatures can combine to reduce crop yields, warns a new study from MIT. By David L. Chandler,  MIT News Office
  A New York techie returns to aid Indian organic cotton farming
  Apurva Kothari, worked with Fortune 500 companies in the US, before starting No Nasties, an organisation that designs 100-per cent organic T-shirts. The increasing rate of farmer suicides in India propelled him to return to India to work with the farmers directly. In this interview, with Swetha Amit, Kothari talks about his journey as an entrepreneur, organic clothing and his future plans in generating support for this movement.
  Politics not economics caused income inequality in the US?
  A study suggests that the politically-induced decline in the strength of worker unions may have played a pivotal role than previously understood,for the growing income inequality in the United States
  Economics determines Somalian support for piracy: Oxford - Kings study
  Somali communities protect pirates only as a last resort or when there is no alternative source of income, a new study has found
  Budget with clear roadmap for infrastructure
  Given the fiscal constraints, the finance minister has very intelligently calibrated his maiden Budget to promote growth and employment without sacrificing prudence, argues, Hemant Kanoria, CMD, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited
  The perils of Bitcoin as currency
  The similarities between bitcoin and the gold standard go beyond the metaphor of ''mining,'' which describes how new bitcoins are dug up with computing power, argues Rahul Singh, ISPS Director's Fellow in Domestic Policy
  Fairy tales for the corporate world
  Tulika Tripathi, managing director, Asian operations, Hudson Global Inc, talks to  Swetha Amit about her new book, Alice in Corporate Land, which draws career growth lessons from the popular fairy tale Alice in Wonderland and how to be successful in corporate life.
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