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February 24, 2018 12:33 UTC

Claire Foy played the role of the Queen Elizabeth II in the first two seasons of Netflix’s The Crown. Claire Foy played the role of the Queen Elizabeth II in the first two seasons of Netflix’s The Crown. English actor Claire Foy, who played the role of Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s opulent period drama The Crown’s first two seasons, has separated from her husband of four years, actor Stephen Campbell Moore. Claire Foy has won a Golden Globe Best Actress – Television Series Drama award for her performance in The Crown. Claire Foy, 33, and Campbell Moore, 38, met each other while working on Season of the Witch, a film that also starred Nicolas Cage and Christopher Lee.

February 24, 2018 12:24 UTC

The uncapped pair of Heinrich Klaasen and Wiaan Mulder have been named in the 15-man South Africa squad for the first two Tests of the four-match series against Australia, beginning March 1 at the Kingsmead Cricket Ground in Durban. Klaasen will also serve as a back up to incumbent gloveman Quinton de Kock, who has returned to the squad after recovering from a wrist injury. "He has averaged nearly 50 with the bat in Sunfoil four-day cricket this season and hit two centuries.We are also keen to have a back-up wicketkeeper to De Kock in the squad," Zondi said. Meanwhile, Mulder's selection comes in the wake of the CSA's strategy to expand their pool of all-rounders against top quality opposition, said Zondi. The full South Africa squad is as followsSouth Africa: Faf du Plessis (c), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Theunis de Bruyn, AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada.

February 24, 2018 12:22 UTC

In fresh series of questioning related to the Rs 11,400 crore scam in the Punjab National Bank, the Central Bureau of Investigation questioned executive director KV Brahmaji Rao and managing director Sunil Mehta. It was also reported that Passports of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi have been revoked, according to the sources in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). Gitanjali Gems Chairman and Managing Director Mehul Choksi and his nephew, famous jeweller Nirav Modi, are the prime accused in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam. 523.72 crore, of Nirav Modi and companies controlled by him. The scam, allegedly started in 2011 , was unearthed last month, after which the PNB officials reported it to the concerned agencies.

February 24, 2018 12:22 UTC

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India ( ICSI ) today said it is set to introduce auditing standards for practising company secretaries.The auditing standards, however, will be voluntary in nature.President of ICSI Makarand Lele said that four auditing standards would be announced soon.He said these standards were being drawn up to harmonise with the secretarial standards, compulsory for listed companies, with the view to comply with the corporate governance requirement as per the new Companies Act.Speaking to reporters, Lele said that according to two specific secretarial standards, it was mandatory to hold board and general meetings by companies.ICSI, being a regulatory body, would ensure that the standards were being adhered to in letter and spirit by the company secretaries, he said.The secretarial standards apply to appointment of independent directors as well, and ICSI was helping companies in this regard.The regulatory body has also formulated the Code for Charity Governance, with nine guiding principles, for transparency and full disclosure, Lele said.In addition, ICSI has come out with the Anti-bribery Code, to be adopted voluntarily by the corporate sector.

February 24, 2018 12:22 UTC





The recommendations also include two new shorter treatment regimens for latent TB infection (LTBI). It has recommended scaled-up testing for latent TB infection in both high and low TB-burden countries. It is also releasing a mobile application to support programmatic management of latent TB infection. Making sure everyone can obtain the treatment they need to prevent latent TB developing into active TB, will save lives and reduce suffering." It would also contribute to global and national responses in finding and reaching those TB patients not in care, through systematic screening and testing.

February 24, 2018 12:11 UTC

We all are aware of Ranveer Singh's high energy levels and capacity to talk and entertain us. Now even 'Padmaavat' actor admitted that he is a big trash talker. According to IANS report, the actor spoke about banter among Bollywood stars specially the one who are big football fans, and Ranveer Singh said,“There is banter for sure. My Twitter bio says ‘Living The Dream’ and it feels exactly like that,” Ranveer said. @arsenal @premierleague #COYG A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Dec 22, 2017 at 11:35am PSTRiding high on the success of Padmaavat, the actor also said, “It’s doing something I had never imagined.

February 24, 2018 12:11 UTC

China's insurance regulator said on Saturday it would force three major insurers to take steps to deal with overseas investments that had violated regulations, as Beijing intensifies its crackdown on risk in the insurance sector. In three separate statements, the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) said investments abroad by Ping An Insurance (Group) Co of China, New China Life Insurance and China Re Asset Management Co had broken official rules published in 2012. Chinese insurers are allowed to make investments in 25 developed markets, including the United States and Singapore, as well as 20 emerging markets such as Brazil andIndonesia, state media Xinhua said in a report, citing CIRC rules on overseas investment of insurance funds. The firms must make the necessary adjustments and report their changes within a month, the CIRC said in the statements. Also read Arun Jaitley rules out privatisation of public sector banksThe three companies could not be reached for comment by email and phone due to the late hour.

February 24, 2018 12:00 UTC

Everyone is waiting for filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani's first film with Ranbir Kapoor. The two are coming together for a film based on Sanjay Dutt's life and times and the filmmaker confessed that fiction can't beat facts. He said, “I feel why should we see only fiction? Earlier, they never used to get platforms but I think they should get a platform so that more and more people can come forward to make documentaries. Hirani said, “I am really fond of it.

February 24, 2018 12:00 UTC

Exactly eight years back, Sachin Tendulkar had scored the first double hundred in the limited-overs format, slamming a 147-ball 200 laced with 25 boundaries and three sixes. Playing against South Africa in Gwalior, India were off to a poor start as they lost Virender Sehwag early. However, with Dinesh Karthik (85-ball 79) and MS Dhoni (35-ball 68) scoring half-centuries, Tendulkar took charge at the other end and smashed the likes of Dale Steyn and Wayne Parnell to all corners of the park. READ | Sachin Tendulkar lavishes praise on Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra ChahalHowever, not everything special about the day has to do with Tendulkar. Laced with 10 fours and 16 sixes, Gayle was the first non-Indian to match the feat after Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma.

February 24, 2018 12:00 UTC

Photo: BloombergWashinton: Federal Reserve officials are showing surprise at just how much the recently-enacted tax cuts are boosting the US economy. Fed officials, with a couple of exceptions, have been cautious in estimating how that would affect the economy. Officials “characterized their business contacts as generally upbeat about the economy,” citing tax cuts and an improved global economic outlook. He said Fed officials were making a mistake in not predicting a supply-side impact. “The Fed is positioned to underestimate the effects of the tax changes,” he said.

February 24, 2018 12:00 UTC

Along with making quirky style statements — noodle strap blouses, bob hairdo and religious tattoos on navel and nape — actor Mandira Bedi is known for apologetically following her heart. In 2010, the actor got into trouble when her Ek Onkar tattoo — that she got made on the back of her neck in 2004 — left some fringe groups fuming. And people in Punjab [after noticing the tattoo on TV] were burning my effigies. She says, “Although I found out later that there’s no case as such but I decided I’m not going to fight it now. Ek Onkar [God is One] is a beautiful philosophy, and I thought there’s nothing more permanent in my life than this.

February 24, 2018 12:00 UTC

on Saturdayused the Economic Times Global Business Summit platform to express his resentment to US President Donald Trump. "I cannot stand Donald Trump ," the 67-year-old Apple co-founder told a packed audience in Delhi. "This was not the first time Wozniak had made such comments against Trump. In an interview to Time Magazine, Wozniak talked about how Trump's behavior toward women and children appalled him, and reduced him to tears. "Donald Trump is a very rude person.

February 24, 2018 12:00 UTC

For the study, researchers investigated children aged between 4-11 with a task through which they must retrieve a floating token to earn sticker rewards. (Source: File Photo) For the study, researchers investigated children aged between 4-11 with a task through which they must retrieve a floating token to earn sticker rewards. Each time, the children were presented with a container of water and a set of tools to use to raise the level. At other times, the children were successful in retrieving the reward despite using a non-functional tool. After these learning sessions, the researchers presented the children with a standard water container and a series of choices between different tools.

February 24, 2018 11:56 UTC

Passports of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi have been revoked, according to the sources in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). Gitanjali Gems Chairman and Managing Director Mehul Choksi and his nephew, famous jeweller Nirav Modi, are the prime accused in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam. Earlier in the day, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) provisionally attached 21 immovable properties, worth Rs. 523.72 crore, of Nirav Modi and companies controlled by him. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday provisionally attached 21 immovable properties of noted jewellery designer Nirav Modi and companies controlled by him, in connection with the 1.77 billion dollar Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud.

February 24, 2018 11:48 UTC