Washington: Some plant-eating dinosaurs apparently liked a side order of crabs to go with their usual salad. For at least part of the year these duck-billed dinosaurs may have munched on rotting logs because they contained stores of crustaceans and other invertebrates, Chin said. Chin said the researchers do not know precisely what types of crustaceans were eaten by the dinosaurs, but it was possible they were crabs. Protein is an important component of animal diets, and is particularly important when animals are breeding," Chin said. Hadrosaurs were common in western North America and other parts of the world during the Cretaceous Period, representing an important plant-eating group alongside armoured dinosaurs and horned dinosaurs.
September 22, 2017 06:56 UTC
more-inSources in NDTV have denied reports of SpiceJet's Ajay Singh taking over majority holding in the news channel. The reports mentioned that the founders will be reduced as minority shareholders with merely 20 per cent shares, while Mr. Singh will have 40 per cent shares. "Not even a single sentence of these reports is true," a senior NDTV official told The Hindu. In November last, former Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu imposed a one-day ban on NDTV for its coverage of the Pathankot air base attack. The government claimed that NDTV imperiled national security by broadcasting the sensitive details about the air base.
September 22, 2017 06:18 UTC
A TV grab of Eenam Gambhir, India's 1st secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to the UN. United Nations: Calling Pakistan a “terroristan”, India on Friday said it has become “a geography synonymous with terror” with a flourishing “industry” producing and exporting global terrorism. Pakistan is now ‘Terroristan’, with a flourishing industry producing and exporting global terrorism,” the Indian diplomat said. The world does not need lessons on democracy and human rights from a country whose own situation is charitably described as a failed state,” Gambhir said. Pakistan can only be counselled to abandon a destructive worldview that has caused grief to the entire world.
September 22, 2017 05:37 UTC
Google’s deal with HTC is to acquire a part of the Taiwanese company’s smartphone business, to the tune of $1.1 billion. As it turns out, Google’s deal with HTC is to acquire a part of the Taiwanese company’s smartphone business, to the tune of $1.1 billion. Google is not acquiring the whole of HTC, and certainly not the virtual reality headset business which developed the HTC Vive headset. The Pixel phones were being made by HTC, but without any HTC branding visible. However, unlike last year which was a bit of a distortion, any new “made by Google” phones may actually be made by Google.
September 22, 2017 05:37 UTC
SpiceJet chairman Ajay Singh is set to take charge of NDTV. (Express Photo/Manoj Kumar) SpiceJet chairman Ajay Singh is set to take charge of NDTV. (Express Photo/Manoj Kumar)Owner and co-founder of SpiceJet Ajay Singh has bought majority stake in news channel NDTV. SpiceJet’s board appointed Singh and his wife Shiwani Singh as directors of the company. Read | SpiceJet’s Ajay Singh set to take control of NDTVThe same year, Singh was also in the news for coining the slogan “Abki baar Modi Sarkar”, which was used by the BJP in its campaign ahead of the 2014 general elections.
September 22, 2017 05:31 UTC
Iqbal Kaskar, brother of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, was recently arrested in an extortion case by Thane police. 2) Iqbal has told the Thane police that he received calls from Dawood 3-4 times since he was deported to India in 2003. Another claim made by Iqbal is that he did meet Dawood in Dubai somewhere around 2003, but the police are trying to verify the year. He used to extort money from builders, corporators, businessman and other high profile people from Thane, Navi Mumbai and Mumbai . More victims are coming ahead informing the Thane police of various crimes, and the police will be verifying each claim.
September 22, 2017 05:26 UTC
India said that Pakistan's efforts at creating alternative facts does not change reality. It is extraordinary that the state which protected Osama Bin Laden and sheltered Mullah Omar should have the gumption to play the victim. This august Assembly and the world beyond know that efforts at creating alternative facts do not change reality. The quest for a land of pure has actually produced “the land of pure terror”. Pakistan can only be counseled to abandon a destructive worldview that has caused grief to the entire world.
September 22, 2017 05:17 UTC
Photo: MintMumbai: Reliance Home Finance, the demerged entity of Reliance Capital Ltd, listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday. At 10.34am, Reliance Home Finance was trading at Rs109.20 on the BSE, up 5% from its listing price. The Anil Ambani-promoted parent company will still hold 51% in the newly created home finance firm. Reliance Capital shareholders would get a share of Reliance Home Finance for each share of Reliance Capital held. Ambani also said that the decision for demerging RHFL from Reliance Capital was a “conscious” one.
Markets are less circumspect as even a slowing Indian economy is still growing faster than most major peers. Photo: Hindustan TimesMumbai: Finance minister Arun Jaitley faces conflicting signs as he tries to revive India’s economy. On the one hand, economic growth has been slowing for five quarters, weighed down in part by demonetisation and a new nationwide sales tax. Further disruption came with the 1 July roll out of the sales tax, which roiled supply chains across the country. Markets are less circumspect as even a slowing Indian economy is still growing faster than most major peers.
Photo: BloombergWashington: Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen’s inflation strategy may have a shelf life of about four months. “For many of them, inflation theories may take precedence over the inflation data.”Missed goalThe Fed has missed its 2% inflation target for most of the past five years. Future readings of the Fed’s preferred inflation gauge could be distorted by the effects of hurricanes. “Frankly, the low inflation is more broad-based than just idiosyncratic things. For the new governors coming to the Fed, there is no better time to lead the central bank: unemployment is low, inflation is low, the financial system is stronger.
Pakistan’s prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi addresses the UN General Assembly at the United Nations in New York on Thursday. Addressing the UN General Assembly, prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi claimed that there are no Taliban safe havens in his country. Taliban ‘safe havens’ are located not in Pakistan but in the large tracts of territory controlled by the Taliban in Afghanistan,” he said. These are mostly conducted by anti-Pakistan terrorists from ‘safe havens’ across the border. However, he said that what Pakistan is not prepared to do is to fight the Afghanistan war on Pakistan’s soil.
September 22, 2017 05:03 UTC
NEW DELHI: Shares of Reliance Home Finance (RHF), the demerged home finance business of Reliance Capital , hit upper circuit on the listing day. The scrip got list at Rs 104 on BSE and at Rs 102.10 on NSE on Friday.Shares of the company surged 5 per cent to Rs 109.20 on BSE in opening trade, while RHF shares climbed 5 per cent at Rs 107.20 on NSE.Reliance Capital shareholders would get a share of Reliance Home Finance for each share of Reliance Capital held. The disbursements were Rs 2,655 crore during the period under review and the assets under management as on June 30, 2017 stood at Rs 13,022 crore.The gross non-performing assets ratio was at 0.8 per cent as on June 30, 2017. Edelweiss which met CEO of Reliance Home Finance Ravindra Sudhalkar noted that the company is looking to focus on cost rationalisation along with digital leverage will help cut cost. Besides, is looking to cut cost/income and strengthen credit appraisal & monitoring systems to ensure stable asset quality.
September 22, 2017 04:52 UTC
"In its short history, Pakistan has become a geography synonymous with terror," she said.Playing on the country's name, which means "land of pure," she said the quest for a land of pure has actually produced 'the land of pure terror'. "The state of Jammu and Kashmir is and will always remain an integral part of lndia. "He urged the United Nations to appoint a special envoy to Kashmir, claiming that the struggle of the people in the region is being "brutally suppressed" by India.He also claimed that there are no Taliban safe havens in Pakistan. "Even as terrorists thrive in Pakistan and roam its streets with impunity, we have heard it lecture about the protection of human rights in India. Pakistan can only be counseled to abandon a destructive worldview that has caused grief to the entire world.
September 22, 2017 04:51 UTC
In the latest development in Pradyuman murder case, the Gurgaon Police has summoned group CEO, Ryan Pinto, and his parents, founding chairman Augustine Pinto and managing director Grace Pinto to appear for interrogation. The police has alleged that the Pintos are not cooperating in the investigation . The police is likely to raid all possible hideouts in and around Delhi to arrest them for interrogation in the Ryan International school murder case. The Pintos had approached the High Court last week seeking anticipatory bail. On September 14, the Bombay High Court had also rejected the anticipatory bail pleas of the three Mumbai-based trustees.
September 22, 2017 04:47 UTC
Their Member of Parliament - Prime Minister Narendra Modi - is returning to his constituency today with a bagful of goodies. PM Modi will be coming to Varanasi today for a two-day visit after a gap of six months. From this venue itself, the Prime Minister will also be launching several other projects which include, the Mahamana Express that will run between Varanasi and Gujarat, going through Vadodara and Surat. The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation for 10 other projects to the tune of close to Rs 400 crore. PM MODI'S VARANASI VISIT : ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
September 22, 2017 04:42 UTC