A logo of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd at its research and development center in Mumbai April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

Sun Pharmaceutical gets U.S. nod to buy Ranbaxy

India's Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd has won U.S. approval to buy Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd on condition that it sell its interest in a generic antibacterial medicine, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Friday.  Full Article 

AirAsia captain left seat before jet lost control - sources 10:02am IST

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA/PARIS - The captain of the AirAsia jet that crashed into the sea in December was out of his seat conducting an unorthodox procedure when his co-pilot apparently lost control, and by the time he returned it was too late to save the plane, two people familiar with the investigation said.

A worker unloads coal from a goods train at a railway yard in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh July 8, 2014.  REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files
Disinvestment

Coal India share sale boosts privatisation drive

India has raised about $3.6 billion by selling a 10 percent stake in state-run Coal India Ltd in the largest ever equity deal in the local market, giving a welcome boost to the government's faltering divestment drive.  Full Article 

An illustration picture shows the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign in Frankfurt, September 15, 2014.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/Files

Uber will improve privacy following report

Ride service Uber, which is trying to enhance its image after several controversies, released the findings of a report on its handling of passenger data and said it would act on all the recommendations for improvements.  Full Article | Uber probed on driver benefits 

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gestures as he speaks at the Republican National Committee Winter Meeting in San Diego, California January 16, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Romney opts out of 2016 run for president

Republican Mitt Romney bowed out of the 2016 U.S. presidential race after considering a third run, and told supporters it was time for the next generation of party leaders to seek the White House.  Full Article 

A member of ground crew walks underneath a Malaysia Airlines plane on the runway at Kuala Lumpur International Airport July 25, 2014. REUTERS/Olivia Harris/Files
Aviation

Focus on new safety mandate after deadly 2014

Aviation leaders will try to secure a mandate to implement new safety standards when they meet next week after a string of high-profile accidents around the world made 2014 the deadliest year for commercial airlines in almost a decade.  Full Article 

Movie Review: Hawaizaada

Movie Review: Hawaizaada

Vibhu Puri’s “Hawaizaada” is more a fairytale than a biopic; and for a period film, certainly doesn’t bother with authenticity. The film never manages to get off the ground, writes Shilpa Jamkhandikar.   Story 

Jan 30, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Tiger Woods hits his drive on the 17th hole during the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-Arizona Republic via USA TODAY Sports
Golf

Dark day for Woods raises prospect of the 'yips'

Stunned golf fans at the Phoenix Open were left to ponder how the mighty have fallen after Tiger Woods plunged to new depths with the worst score of his professional career in Friday's second round.  Story 

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Bowlers put pressure on team India, batting holds key in World Cup

Bowlers put pressure on team India, batting holds key in World Cup

The India cricket team’s opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has spent more time in the dressing room than the crease lately. The extended poor form of the left-hander, who saw a dream run with his batting back in 2013, is one of the major concerns as India embarks on a journey to defend their cricket world cup title.  Full Article 

D H Pai Panandiker

Why the RBI’s 25 bps rate cut was too little

The 25 bps reduction is not a motivating force and will not revive industrial growth. What is relevant, however, is the change in the RBI’s thinking. If inflation weakens further, more rate cuts will follow. Had the January rate cut been significant, it would have revived India’s stagnant industries. Therefore, the RBI should cut the repo rate by at least 50 bps on Feb.3.  Full Article 

Girish Vanvari

Budget 2015: How reforms can help Modi’s “Make in India” campaign

The government’s “Make in India” initiative is being closely followed by Indian companies and foreign investors. A lot of hope rests on the BJP government’s first full-year budget following its victory in last year’s general election as the announcements made by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will impact the investment cycle.  Full Article 

Life

David Lalmalsawma

India's lone male tenor aims to sing opera in local key

When Anando Mukerjee tells people in India that he's an opera singer, they are intrigued - and impressed. Mukerjee wants to change that. As India's only male tenor performing on the global stage, Mukerjee has made it his mission to demystify opera through live shows, social media and by adapting opera to an Indian context.  Full Article 

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