Food Minister R. Kamaraj and Monitoring Officer E. Saravanavelraj inspecting the desilting of an irrigation canal at Oorkudi in Tiruvarur district on Friday. Monitoring Officers and district Collectors continued to visit different parts of the delta districts for the second day on Friday to inspect the progress of desilting and kudmaramathu works. Director of Horticulture N. Subbaiyan and Tiruchi Collector K. Rajamani visited Poolankudi, Tiruverumbur, Ellakudi, Adavathur, Thiruparaithurai and Pettavaithalai to inspect the desilting works. In Thanjavur district, T. Anand, Joint Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board and Monitoring Officer, and A. Annadurai, Collector, inspected the removal of silt from the canals at Orathanadu, Thanjavur, Pattukottai and Peravoorani areas. The Monitoring Officer for Nagapattinam district, D. Jagannathan, Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Textbook Society, inspected the desilting works at Keezhaiyur and Thalaignayiru unions along with S. Suresh Kumar, Collector.
July 20, 2018 12:01 UTC
more-inA 45-year-old man allegedly killed his wife and two minor sons at their house at Annapanpettai near Melattur in Thanjavur district in the late hours on Thursday. Police gave the names of the deceased as J. Anitha, 38, and her sons J. Dinesh, 9, and J. Tharunesh,7. Jayakumar's wife Anitha worked as a teacher in a private matriculation school at Thanjavur. Police said Jayakumar, who was looking after farming operations, and his wife had some domestic issues. The tiff accelerated and in a fit of rage Jayakumar allegedly attacked his wife with a spade on her head causing grievous injury.
July 20, 2018 12:00 UTC
Vedanta chairman Anil Agarwal, however, said he was hopeful of a resolution to the shutdown. Photo: MintMumbai: Vedanta Ltd would suffer a loss of about $100 million if its Thoothukudi Sterlite copper plant in Tamil Nadu continues to remain shut for a year, chairman Anil Agarwal told television channel ET Now on Friday. The Sterlite copper plant has been shut since May after the Tamil Nadu government cut power supply to the unit, following violent protests over alleged pollution resulted in the death of 13 people in police firing. “This (plant) is about 2% of our balance sheet... and if the plant is shut down for the whole year we will have a loss of about $100 million,” Agarwal told the channel. Agarwal said Vedanta’s current cost of oil production stands at $6 a barrel and it aims to produce 50% of the country’s oil output.
July 20, 2018 12:00 UTC
With its gravity-defying hijinks, Skyscraper might be a bit hairy for someone with a fear of heights. Will Sawyer (Johnson) is a former member of the FBI’s hostage rescue team who now runs a small security agency. Their excursion takes a dramatic turn when an international crime group takes over the building and sets it aflame. The local police seems relieved to let Sawyer rescue his family. With its gravity-defying hijinks, Skyscraper might be a bit hairy for someone with a fear of heights.
July 20, 2018 12:00 UTC
There are many foot overbridges between Tidel Park and Sholinganallur junction on Rajiv Gandhi Salai; but none of them has been put to optimal use. The floor on many of these FOBs, especially the ones at Kottivakkam, Perungudi and Thoraipakkam, are rust-ridden. On Kottivakkam FOB, there are minor cracks resulting from rusting. At Tidel Park, the metal walkway was replaced with a cemented surface a few months ago. According to a TNRDC official, repair and renovation of FOBs will be taken up at a cost of ₹14 lakh and tenders will be floated soon.
July 20, 2018 11:55 UTC
Earlier this month, the United States imposed tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese imports. Photo: AFPWashington: President Donald Trump said he’s “ready to go” with $500 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports, saying the US has been taken advantage of for too long. “We are being taken advantage of and I don’t like it.”The $500 billion figure is about the value of Chinese goods imported into the US last year. Trump earlier this month imposed 25% tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese goods, with another $16 billion to follow soon. The Trump administration has also angered key allies by imposing tariffs of steel and aluminum imports earlier this year.
July 20, 2018 11:26 UTC
Photo: MintBengaluru: India’s third-biggest software services exporter, Wipro Ltd, said on Friday it would buy US-based Alight Solutions’ India operations for $117 million in cash. Wipro said it would buy Alight HR Services India Pvt Ltd, which is Alight Solutions’ captive operations in India. The deal is expected to be completed in the quarter ending September. Wipro today reported a 2% rise in first-quarter net profit, beating estimates, helped by higher revenue from its Banking, Financial Services and Insurance business (BFSI).
July 20, 2018 11:03 UTC
How high are the stakes for India in a trade war scenario? 2) In the backdrop of trade tensions, will lower base metal prices be good for India? However, if crude oil prices fall as a result, then other things staying the same, it will benefit India. “India can become more competitive in segments such as textile, garments and gems and jewellery since India already has an edge,” says Bhardwaj. There is no question that economic growth and asset markets will be badly hurt by a full-blown trade war.
June 20, 2018 03:00 UTC
Amid the tragedy, the victim's parents found the strength to donate their only child's eyes to someone living without vision. At least someone will be able to see the world through his eyes," Trijit's father, Snehashis Ghosh, told Metro in the evening. The bus had sped away after the collision but was intercepted at a traffic signal and the driver arrested. The stretch of road where Trijit was hit by the bus is a two-way carriageway dotted with craters. On Monday morning, a state bus rammed into a garbage dumper on the EM Bypass, leaving six passengers injured.
Why doesn't India ever play in the World Cup?" So he is taking a T-shirt along to Russia. India will win the World Cup in 2200". This is not the first time Saurabh is taking a T-shirt with a message to the World Cup. But with Brazil too failing to get the better of Switzerland, he is leaving on Thursday with a grim face.
Around 100 students and educators attended the event that had a panel of experts mulling over the relevance of examination, the importance of students' happiness and how to keep them interested in what they study. If a teacher can identify the learning needs of a child and tune her lessons accordingly, both goals can be achieved," said Anuradha Das, the director of Garden High International. Devi Kar, the director of Modern High School for Girls, felt learning cannot always be fun but it should be useful. Knowledge should be ingrained with our passion," she said, adding that all-round education was more important than ranks and exams. If a teacher is not encouraging how will a child develop a curious mind?"
“This is certainly not good for global trade,” warns Ajay Sahai, director general of Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO). Global trade, which is usually 1.5 times that of global growth rate, clocked 4.7% in 2017. This trade war came close on the heels of US unilateral action on Iran, which was preceded by actions against Russia. The Sino-US trade war, however, opens up an opportunity to boost India’s exports to the United States, Sahai told DNA Money. The trade war has certainly opened some trade opportunities and it is now up to the government and exporters to cash-in on it, analysts said.
June 19, 2018 20:48 UTC
Despite the BMC’s claims of tree trimming for monsoon, incidents of tree fall are on the rise since the season’s onset. The city, so far has witnessed 587 cases of tree uprooting and branch falls. According to BMC’s data, around 176 cases of tree falls have already been reported till June 13. LOSS OF LIFEAccording to BMC’s data, around 176 cases of tree falls have already been reported till June 13. 485 branch falls were reported till June 13
June 19, 2018 20:48 UTC
On Tuesday, Salve immediately joined office at Majalgaon city police station in Beed after completing the formalities. For two years, Salve has been struggling to correct his gender identity and has been dreaming to live like a man. After taking rest, Salve has finally joined office at the same police station where he was posted earlier. I had dreamt of joining the force back as a male police constable which has come true finally. Today I signed the attendance with my changed identity 'Lalit Salve' and I am happy.
June 19, 2018 20:26 UTC
Public sector banks have decided to support credit needs of genuine companies and focus on micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), said interim finance minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday after chairing a meeting of the government-run banks. To ensure that credit flow to the "genuine, good borrowers" is not restricted due to the non-performing asset (NPA) problem, the government-run banks decided to make credit available to the industry in two phases. The banks will also have an inter-creditor agreement amongst themselves to sort out issues of consortium lending," he said. The government would ensure viability of each and every bank, Goyal said. "Public money is extremely safe in public sector banks.
June 19, 2018 20:26 UTC