New Delhi: India and Uzbekistan signed a deal for long-term supply of uranium from the resource rich Central Asian country to power its domestic atomic reactors.The deal was signed on Friday during Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s visit to the Vibrant Gujarat business summit in Gandhinagar, his second trip to India since October. After Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan will become the second Central Asian country to supply uranium to India.The two sides have negotiated the uranium supply for years and it was only in 2017 that Mirziyoyev, who came to power in 2016, decided to concretise the deal.Uzbekistan is the seventhlargest exporter of uranium in the world, according to the World Nuclear Association, an international organisation that represents the global nuclear industry. India needs nuclear fuel as part of a plan to create a strategic uranium reserve that can sustain the country’s reactors for the next five years. In the past, India’s reactors have under performed due to a shortage of uranium arising out of sanctions imposed by the West after the 1974 Pokhran nuclear tests.India currently imports uranium from Kazakhstan and Canada and plans to also purchase the fuel from Australia.The uranium is used primarily to fuel its indigenously built pressurised heavy water reactors. India procures enriched uranium from Russia for its two boiling water reactors at Tarapur in Maharashtra.
January 19, 2019 02:37 UTC
Copa del Rey holders Barcelona were paired with Sevilla in Friday's quarter-final draw, setting up a re-run of last year's final, while Real Madrid will face Girona. Barca, who thrashed Sevilla 5-0 in 2018 final, escaped a potential expulsion from the competition moments before the draw was made. The Spanish football federation (RFEF) announced on Friday it had rejected Levante's complaint that the 30-times Copa winners fielded an ineligible player in their last-16, first-leg game. Barca overcame a 2-1 deficit from the first leg against Levante by winning the second leg 3-0 for a 4-2 aggregate victory. The first leg games will take place from Jan. 23, with the deciding fixtures being played from Jan. 30.
January 19, 2019 02:26 UTC
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has claimed that she had to cancel her trip to war-torn Afghanistan as the White House had "leaked" her plans to fly commercially and caused a security risk. Speaker Pelosi accused Trump of endangering the lives of Americans by revealing to the world about her trip to Afghanistan. She said the members were on the bus and she was about to join them when the president "canceled the trip". Why would Nancy Pelosi leave the country with other Democrats on a seven-day excursion when 800,000 great people are not getting paid. Speaker Pelosi said one never gives advance notice of going into a battle area.
January 19, 2019 02:15 UTC
Special counsel Robert Mueller's office on Friday issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News' report that said President Donald Trump's attorney told Mueller that the president directed him to lie to Congress. BuzzFeed, citing two unidentified law enforcement officials, reported that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate project and that Cohen told Mueller that Trump personally instructed him to lie about the timing of the project. The report said Cohen then acknowledged Trump's instructions when he was interviewed by the Mueller team. The statement by Mueller's office on Friday night doesn't cite any specific errors. A Senate Democrat, Chris Murphy of Connecticut, tweeted that "we need to know this ASAP" if Mueller does have multiple sources confirming that Trump directed Cohen to lie.
January 19, 2019 02:15 UTC
बता दें कि शत्रुघ्न सिन्हा आज यानी शनिवार की टीएमसी प्रमुख ममता बनर्जी (TMC chief Mamata Banerjee) की विपक्षी एकजुटका रैली में हिस्सा लेंगे. बता दें कि ममता की रैली में करीब 20 पार्टियों के नेता शामिल होंगे और कोलकाता में विपक्षी एकता की झलक दिखाने की कोशिश करेंगे. शत्रुघ्न सिन्हा ने कहा, वे राष्ट्रीय नेताशत्रुघ्न सिन्हा ने गुरुवार को बताया कि वह ‘राष्ट्र मंच'' के प्रतिनिधि के तौर पर रैली में हिस्सा लेंगे. इस राजनीतिक समूह की शुरुआत बीजेपी के पूर्व नेता यशवंत सिन्हा ने की थी जिसका समर्थन शत्रुघ्न सिन्हा भी करते हैं. अभिनेता और नेता सिन्हा केंद्र की बीजेपी सरकार के कई निर्णयों को लेकर उसका विरोध करते रहे हैं जिसमें नोटबंदी भी शामिल है.
January 19, 2019 02:14 UTC
I was in no hurry to see The Accidental Prime Minister. No surprise that former Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, despite Anupam Kher’s histrionic exertions, ends up not just weak and wimpy, but ineffective and unsuccessful. If Manmohan Singh was the “accidental” Prime Minister, then Narendra Modi is his diametric opposite, the most intentional of Prime Ministers. As it happened, I watched the Accidental Prime Minister after another, albeit much gloomier, political biopic. Accidental Prime Minister, one the other hand, is light-hearted, even cheery.
January 19, 2019 01:45 UTC
We are used to hearing about the North Kashmir towns of Handwara, Kupwara, Bandipura and Sopore and the activities there; but for the last three years we are hearing much more about the South Kashmir towns – Tral, Kulgam, Shupiyan and Pulwama, which had once turned peaceful. Over time some very efficiently conducted operations by a larger concentration of troops broke the terrorist resistance in various pockets. Security forces (SF) operational pressure pushes terrorists into the higher reaches or towards the direction of the Lidder Valley. In all of South Kashmir the terrorists’ will to directly target the SF has been low. South Kashmir will probably be a long haul given the current status.
January 19, 2019 01:40 UTC
First, the government introduced an amendment bill since it introduced changes to the original legislation. The amendment Bill was referred to a Parliamentary Standing Committee, which submitted its report in December 2015. The fact of the matter is no political party wants an independent anti-corruption watchdog because it is detrimental to their idea of self-preservation. State governments, such as the TMC in Bengal, passed the West Bengal Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2018, following amendments that diluted the powers of the Lokayukta. Recall that the The Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015, has been stuck because of lack of bipartisan support.
January 19, 2019 01:30 UTC
Now, Australian arts organisation, Slingsby Theatre Company, presents it in a unique way as part of the NCPA Theatre Season. The play, which will be staged today and tomorrow in the city, is about a young child, Emil, who is looted by a mysterious man while travelling on a train to the city. How Emil traces him with the help of another boy and 24 other children forms the crux of the story. She elaborates, “It was challenging to not do a stereotypical ‘child’, but keep Emil fairly neutral and completely truthful. I always remember that I have to be truthful when making theatre for a young audience.
January 19, 2019 00:55 UTC
Think camisoles, PJ sets and silk robes, and you've pretty much nailed the sleep-leisure trend. The luxe PJ suit has been in for quite sometime and has been accepted gracefully in our casual wardrobe. "A satin slip dress can be worn with a pair of boot-cut jeans and one could channel one's inner '90s diva or simply dress in comfy coordinates for one's next airport outing. "There are so many ways to style it - it could be cinched with an OB belt, or worn like a relaxed tailored suit. Designer Diksha Khanna suggests day and night time pairings of the twin-set, "For a night out, a satin slip dress paired with an overlay and a jacket could look glamorous.
January 19, 2019 00:55 UTC
Gujarat should develop testing facilities and firing range for the defence sector, said Baba Kalyani, Chairman, CII National Committee on Defence. Speaking at a seminar on 'Opportunities for Industry in Defence and aerospace', Kalyani called upon the industries to help create testing facilities and firingranges in Gujarat. I do not see any reason why we cannot have a firing range here to test missiles, guns and other equipment. He added, "I have proposed this model to the government of Gujarat and industries can help us make this happen in creating such facilities." Hence, industries need to participate in such events."
January 19, 2019 00:20 UTC
Khalid and Bhattacharya are two among 10 students from Jawaharlal Nehru University charged with sedition by Delhi police. The charge sheet reproduced these emails, and the police will be banking on them as proof to prove the guilt of the accused. A total of 14 e-mails have been referred to in the charge sheet. "It is also clear that word 'azadi' used in the sloganeering and pamphlet stand for 'azadi' of Kashmir from the Indian State and not for 'azadi' from poverty, starvation, etc." On February 11, 2016, an e-mail sent from Anirban's account to five people, including Umar Khalid and Aswathi Nair contained an attachment named 'Umar FB'.
January 19, 2019 00:00 UTC
खास बातें शोध अध्ययन से एक स्कोरिंग सिस्टम विकसित किया पांच लाख से अधिक लोगों के आनुवांशिक डेटा का विश्लेषण जीन बता सकते हैं कि कोई व्यक्ति कितना जिएगाआजकल सोशल नेटवर्किंग साइटों पर ऐसी कई एप्प चल रही है जिसमें आपके मरने की तारीख के साथ-साथ फलां-फलां पूर्वानुमान लगाया जाता है और आमतौर पर लोगों की इसमें दिलचस्पी भी रहती है. शोध के अनुसार, डीएनए का विश्लेषण करने से यह अनुमान लगाने में मदद मिल सकती है कि कोई व्यक्ति कितना लंबा जिएगा या कितनी जल्दी मर जाएगा. ब्रिटेन में एडिनबर्ग विश्वविद्यालय के शोधकर्ताओं ने जीवनकाल को प्रभावित करने वाले आनुवांशिक परिवर्तनों के संयुक्त असर का अध्ययन करके एक स्कोरिंग सिस्टम विकसित किया. आपकी तमन्नाओं के मुताबिक खूबियों वाला बच्चा जन्म ले सकेगाएडिनबर्ग विश्वविद्यालय के अशर इंस्टीट्यूट के पीटर जोशी ने स्कोरिंग सिस्टम के आधार पर कहा, ‘‘अगर हम जन्म के समय या बाद में 100 लोगों को चुनते हैं और अपने जीवनकाल स्कोर का इस्तेमाल कर उन्हें दस समूहों में बांटते हैं तो सबसे नीचे आने वाले समूह के मुकाबले शीर्ष समूह के लोगों की जिंदगी पांच साल ज्यादा होगी.'' VIDEO : आर्टिफीशियल स्वीटनर से डायबिटीज का खतराशोधकर्ताओं ने पांच लाख से अधिक लोगों के आनुवांशिक डेटा के साथ-साथ उनके माता-पिता की जीवन अवधि के रिकॉर्डों का भी अध्ययन किया.
January 19, 2019 00:00 UTC
IT services major Wipro posted a 31.8 per cent bump in its consolidated net profit at Rs 2,544.5 crore on Friday for October-December 2018 compared to the same period the year before. Wipro's board has also approved an issue of bonus shares — offering one bonus share for every three held by shareholders, a regulatory filing said. The record date for reckoning eligible shareholders (including ADS holders) entitled to receive bonus shares will be communicated later, it added. "Issue of bonus equity shares in the proportion of 1 :3, that is one bonus equity share of Rs 2 each for every three fully paid-up equity shares held... subject to approval of the members of the company," the BSE filing said. The Bengaluru-based company has announced an interim dividend of Re 1 per equity share with January 30, 2019 as the record date, it added.
January 18, 2019 23:56 UTC
Reliance plans to consolidate merchants under an online-to-offline e-commerce platform, quite unlike the marketplace model of Flipkart, Amazon and Paytm Mall. Gujarat will kick off the pan-India Reliance e-commerce plans, Ambani said. RIL’s plan is to consolidate merchants under an e-commerce platform. The Reliance e-commerce plan outlined by Ambani means foreign online retail companies could find themselves in a spot. Now they have to ride on this to create online e-commerce,” said Piyush Kumar Sinha, a retail expert and director of CRI Advisory and Research.
January 18, 2019 23:48 UTC