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23 September, 2015 9:32 AM Billionaire Shivinder Singh Quits Fortis, Opts For Full-Time 'Sewa'

Flipkart to Focus on Personalised Offering Shivinder Mohan Singh, billionaire businessman and executive vice-chairman of Fortis Healthcare, is stepping down from the hospital chain to take up full-time "sewa" at the Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB), the company said on Wednesday. 40-year-old Shivinder Singh, along with his older brother Malvinder, runs 55 hospitals 14

22 September, 2015 4:35 PM Volkswagen CEO's days appear numbered as emissions crisis deepens

Martin Winterkorn's days as head of Volkswagen AG appeared numbered on Tuesday after the German carmaker said a scandal over falsified vehicle emission tests in the United States could affect 11 million of its cars worldwide. The Tagesspiegel newspaper, citing unidentified sources on Volkswagen's supervisory board, said the board would decide on Friday 40

22 September, 2015 6:18 AM After public outcry, Govt exempts WhatsApp from draft encryption policy

After huge public outrage over the government's draft encryption policy that proposed saving of all digital communications for a period of 90 days, the IT department has issued an addendum exempting social media applications such as WhatsApp, Twitter. As reported by The Hindu, the IT ministry sources had confirmed that the policy initiative will not impact 42

22 September, 2015 4:07 AM Volkswagen Sheds Over $15 Billion in Market Cap as Shares Crash 20%

Brewer AB InBev Seeks $275 Billion Tie-Up With SABMiller Volkswagen shares plunged by nearly 20 percent on Monday after the German carmaker admitted it had rigged emissions tests of diesel-powered vehicles in the United States, and U.S. authorities said they would widen the probe to other automakers. German officials, alarmed at the potential damage 35

22 September, 2015 1:01 AM Don't delete your WhatsApp messages, emails. Govt wants to play peeping Tom!

If the policy formulated on encryption by the government is anything to go by, the Internet users will have to back up all encrypted data with plain text for 90 days. What this implies is that instant messages and emails cannot be deleted, or a banking or an ecommerce transactions would have to be stored, for 90 days. If you don't do it, you would be violating 57

21 September, 2015 6:36 PM Germany to 'work closely' with Tsipras on debt, migrants

Germany will work closely with Greece's new government under left-wing prime minister Alexis Tsipras, both on its debt troubles and on the migrant crisis, Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said today. "Of course the government will work closely and in the spirit of partnership with the new Greek government," said the spokesman, Steffen Seibert 26

21 September, 2015 1:57 AM Greece`s Alexis Tsipras storms to victory but tough reforms ahead

Athens: Greece`s left-wing prime minister-elect Alexis Tsipras has won a thumping poll victory that hands him a mandate to drive through unpopular reforms agreed under an austerity deal struck with international creditors. The unexpected margin of his victory Sunday came after a mutiny within the ranks of his radical Syriza party over a U-turn on tough 32

19 September, 2015 12:00 AM Antibiotic use is driving antibiotic resistance..

Cause of antibiotic resistance: The greater the volume of antibiotics used, the greater the chances that antibiotic-resistant populations of bacteria will prevail in the contest for survival of the fittest. Two trends are contributing to a global scale-up in antibiotic consumption—(i) rising incomes are increasing access to antibiotics, which is saving 49

18 September, 2015 4:03 PM Electricity for all houses by 2022: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that his government would ensure availability of electricity at every home in the country by 2022. He made the assurance during his first engagement in his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi, where he met rickshaw pullers and their families. Mr. Modi’s schedule in Varanasi was strategically fixed to woo the extremely 60

17 September, 2015 9:46 AM At 13 billion pills in a year, India tops in antibiotics use globally

India is the world's antibiotic-popping capital, recording the highest number of such pills consumed annually — 13 billion against 10 billion in China and 7 billion in the US. As a result of such reckless use, deadly strains of lifetaking bacteria that are resistant to even the latest generation of antibiotics have been found to be rampant in India 64