Nirav Torvi

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The reclusive pharma billionaire & globetrotter who never lost Rajya Sabha poll

<b>‘King’ Mahendra, 78, is worth Rs 4,000 cr & has been Rajya Sabha member since 1985. It’s his wealth & not legislative abilities that draws all</b> …

How to sow a reform

Some ways to relieve the pain of demonetisation in rural India.<p>Written by , |<p>Demonetisation has evoked sharp and extreme reactions from various …

Perth Airport project leaves Alcom Fabrications sub-contractors thousands out of pocket

Several sub-contractors who worked on the expansion of the Perth Airport say they are owed hundreds of thousands of dollars from the project.<p>The new …

Still no flying cars? The future of transit promises something even better

From driverless cars to environmentally friendly vehicles, here are a few ways that technology promises to revolutionize the transportation industry<p>We may not yet be living in an age of flying cars, as predicted in the 1985 film Back To The Future II, but the rise of smartphones and other new …

Brookings Institution

Keeping track? Cloud software reshapes project management

Attention, stressed-out project managers of the world. Two of the most visible collaboration software companies trying to solve the perennial …

Microsoft's sleek new Surface Pro 4 is 50% lighter than the last one

Microsoft unveiled the follow-up to its hybrid tablet/ultrabook on Tuesday: the Surface Pro 4, a lightweight alternative to a traditional laptop.<p>The …

Turkey 'cannot endure' Russian violation of airspace, president says

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan condemns Moscow as Nato says incursions into Turkish airspace do not appear to be accidental<p>A war of words has broken out between Russia and Nato over Moscow’s military intervention in Syria and its violation of Turkish airspace.<p>The row threatens to further escalate tensions …

All About Workout Tips and How to Lose Weight

We’re about to enter the season of eating and indulgence, so get ahead of that defeated feeling and start shoring up your discipline and resolve. By this point, the benefits of exercise are well known, but that doesn’t stop readers’ voracious appetites for all manner of workout tips, shortcuts and …

Nasa scientists find evidence of flowing water on Mars

Researchers say discovery of stains from summertime flows down cliffs and crater walls increases chance of finding life on red planet<p>Liquid water runs down canyons and crater walls over the summer months on Mars, according to researchers who say the discovery raises the chances of being home to …

Mars

Xiaomi's Mi 4i will hit Asia as early as May 12

If you live in either Hong Kong or Singapore and have been waiting for Xiaomi's Mi 4i since it was released two weeks ago in India, the Chinese smartphone maker announced that the $205 phone will hit these markets on May 12. Announcements for Taiwan, Indonesia and Malaysia will be made soon.<p>In …

Livescribe 3 smartpen now sends your notes to Android devices

Making good on its promise back in January, the Livescribe 3 smartpen now works with Android devices. A preview version of the requisite app is now available for download, ready to equip devices running KitKat and newer versions of Google's mobile OS. In addition to the Livescribe+ Preview Edition …

Russia counts the cost of taking over Crimea as GDP falls

Russia’s economy has contracted by around two percent in the first quarter but Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says the economic situation is stabilising.<p>The Kremlin has blamed the losses, said to be around 25-billion euros, on sanctions its facing over its stance on Ukraine – that alone accounts …

Saudi Arabia announces end to military campaign in Yemen

Saudi Arabia has announced an end to its military campaign in Yemen.<p>After almost one month of airstrikes, Riyadh claims it has achieved its goals against Houthi rebels.<p>On Monday the Saudi military insisted that almost all of the military capabilities of the Houthis had been destroyed.<p>However, …

Japanese maglev train sets new world speed record, hits 603kph in test run

Japan's state-of-the-art maglev train has set a new world speed record in a test run near Mount Fuji, smashing through the 600 kilometre per hour …

Japan

Five million visas into Australia this year likely to set new records

Those born in India has risen more than four-fold in that time, to almost 400,000.<p>Those numbers compare to about 1.2 million born in Britain and more …

Visas

Bangalore-based Mango Man Consumer Electronics Picks Up $1.75M From Sequoia And India Quotient Fund

Mango Man Consumer Electronics, a Bangalore-based startup that makes home entertainment hardware, has scooped up $1.75 million in seed funding from Sequoia Capital and India Quotient Fund.<p>Along with its angel funding, this brings Mango Man’s total raised so far to almost $2 million. Mango Man will …

Real Estate and Property Market News

Modi's Biggest Problem May Be the Banks

Unless they're brought back to health, growth won't revive.

Modi

In show of solidarity, Modi visits war-hit Tamil region in Sri Lanka | Reuters

JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the former war zone of northern Sri Lanka on Saturday, in a show of solidarity with ethnic Tamils who suffered in a 26-year-old civil war.<p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) shakes hands with Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena …

Sri Lanka

The Winklevoss twins tell us why they believe Bitcoin will come to dominate global finance

In person, the 6-foot-5, 33-year-old, Olympic-rowers-turned-technology-entrepreneurs are just about distinguishable. But when speaking over a crackling, transatlantic Skype line, they are nearly impossible to tell apart.<p>The twins are gearing up for the launch of their latest project, a super-secure …

Bitcoin

23 incredible new technologies you’ll see by 2021

WHILE WE can’t really predict what the future holds, we can look at how far we’ve come with technology in merely the last decade and realize the …

Emerging Technology

Senolytics: Scientists identify new drug that slows the ageing process and could dramatically increase our life expectancy

A new class of drugs has been identified that slow the ageing process in mice, alleviating symptoms of frailty and extending a healthy lifespan.<p>If …

Application of sprayed concrete or shotcrete

Uses of sprayed concrete (or shotcrete) Over the past century, sprayed concrete has replaced the traditional methods of lining tunnel profiles and …

Engineering