Turkey, Saudi may send troops as Syrian army pushes into IS bastion
If the Syrian troops succeed in retaking Aleppo and sealing the Turkish border, it would deal a crushing blow to both ISIS and Syrian insurgents opposed to Assad's rule
Anil Agarwal to set up $10-bn LCD panel plant in Maharashtra: report
India's LCD market is entirely import-dependent and the setting up of the unit, known as Panel FAB, will help India become a significant export hub of display units, Agarwal was quoted as saying
Move aside 4G; 5G to be new kid on the block
Both AT&T and Verizon will start testing 5G wireless connectivity this year, promising internet speeds 100 times faster than the current standards - but experts believe the actual rollout won't start till 2020 at the earliest
Financial Technologies to move court as govt orders merger of NSEL
The merger will result into making NSEL and FTIL one single entity wherein all the assets and liabilities of NSEL will become assets and liabilities of the merged company
US lawmakers oppose F-16 fighter sale to Pakistan
US lawmakers have voiced concern over potential of the Pakistani military to use these F-16s to deliver nuclear weapons in a conflict scenario with India
Animal testing: being cruel to be kind, or just being cruel?
The debate on using animals for medical experiments has come to the boil again with the find that almost a million animals a year are used in the UK alone for experiments
Scientists create mini-brains to test new drugs
While researchers have been using mini-brains to test for different types of diseases, Johns Hopkins researcher Dr Thomas Hartung is among the new wave of scientists to use mini brains to conduct neurological research
New smart chip makes low-powered, wireless neural implants a possibility
Neural implants when embedded in the brain can alleviate the debilitating symptoms of Parkinson's disease or give paraplegic people the ability to move their prosthetic limbs
Poor air quality kills 5.5 million worldwide annually
New research shows that more than 5.5 million people die prematurely every year due to household and outdoor air pollution. More than half of deaths occur in two of the world's fastest growing economies, China and India
 
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Interviews
  Success Sutra in management
  Devdutt Pattanaik, author and leadership consultant talks to Swetha Amit on Indian beliefs about leadership, success and wealth and the constant desire to attain more
  Pulse rate: collateral benefit
  The process of coping with scarcities can be quite trying for a bureaucrat, says Vivek K Agnihotri, former secretary general, Rajya Sabha
  What does the Chinese slowdown mean for the world?
  China's slowing economy has rattled markets around the world. Yale School of Management's Stephen Roach, the former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, says it's good that China is making a much-needed transition-but other countries will need to adapt to a new normal
  That "on top of the world" feeling
  Arunima Sinha, Padmashri, the first woman amputee to scale Mount Everest talks to Swetha Amit about her expedition and how she overcame the challenge of learning to walk and climb using prosthetic limbs
  Sticking to SMART management is no longer smart
  Is 2016 the year to rethink the widely accepted SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, timely) school of business management? IMD business school's Professor Amit Mukherjee says the fall of hierarchy and the rise of networks in today's business environment challenge traditional management styles
  Introspecting on the purpose of life
  Dr N S Rajan, group chief human resources officer, and member, group executive council of Tata Sons,.talks to Swetha Amit about making people introspect on his two liners
  Net neutrality debate: a case for Free Basics
  It makes sense that those using greater bandwidth should pay more, but what is objectionable is the 'speeding up' or 'slowing down' of sponsored and non-sponsored bits, argues Probir Roy, co-founder PayMate
  Viewing the world through a different lens
  R Gopalakrishnan, Director of Tata Sons, distinguished business leader and author of books talks to Swetha Amit about viewing the world through a different lens
  A tale of two ministers
  The process of coping with the temperament of ministers can be quite trying for a bureaucrat, writes Vivek K Agnihotri, former secretary general, Rajya Sabha
  Achala Joshi, not just another writer
  Achala Joshi, 77, who has been awarded a string of medals and certificates in recognition of her work in education, social work, business and literature, is possibly the first woman to make and market wine in the country. Better known for her passionate involvement in the uplift of abandoned women and children, Joshi talks to Austin Lobo, about her book, An Amazing Grace, on her renowned brother, late Dr Ajit Phadke
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