World's first taxi service with self-drive cars launched in Singapore
Singapore today became the first country in the world to permit a self-driving taxi service, beating ride-hailing giant Uber by just days
Monsanto secures govt panel nod for GM mustard amidst cotton fiasco
Seed giant Monsanto has received clearance for its genetically modified mustard seed, the first GM food crop developed by the US company in India, amidst an ongoing controversy over its GM cotton seed
Bed Bath joins Target, other US buyers in Welspun probe
Following Target, Wal-Mart Stores and JC Penney, US retailer Bed Bath & Beyond said it has ordered an external audit of textiles from Welspun India, that has seen nearly half its market value wiped out this week
Over 250 killed as massive quake hits central Italy
Police near the town of Ascoli said they could hear cries for help from under the rubble but lacked the heavy equipment to move the rocks, in the aftermath of a magnitude-6.2 earthquake
France's DCNS probing Scorpene leak, blames competition
French shipbuilder DCNS said today it is investigating the leak of 22,500 pages of data on the six Scorpene submarines that it is building in Mumbai for the Indian Navy
ED summons Nalini Chidambaram in Saradha scam
Nalini Chidambaram came under the ED's scanner after Saradha chairman Sudipta Sen alleged he had paid her over Rs1 crore at the instance of Manoranjana Singh, the estranged wife of Congress leader Matang Singh, both in jail for their alleged involvement in the Saradha scam
One day you could swallow batteries to power ingestible medical devices
Non-toxic, edible batteries could one day power ingestible devices for diagnosing and treating disease
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  Good vines make better wines
  Aditi Pai, co-founder of Vallonne Vineyards talks to Swetha Amit about her adventures as a vintner after a journalistic career with a news magazine
  Five ways bioengineers want to use 3-D printing
  Now that 3D printing has made it easier to generate custom-made prosthetics, bioengineers are looking ahead at manufacturing actual cellular material
  Grand slam woman
  Sania Mirza, iconic Indian woman tennis champ in conversation with Swetha Amit about her autobiography Ace against Odds
  Drama at the airport
  Quite often an IAS officer's posting in a state is made at the behest of local politicians close to the chief minister, with many an officer unwittingly caught in the crossfire between rival political factions, says former IAS officer Vivek Agnihotri, who retired as the secretary general  of the Rajya Sabha
  Retracing the journey of Indian advertising
  Ambi Parameswaran, brand strategist, former ad man and founder of, 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
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