Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday announced partnership with semiconductor company Nexperia to transform its applications and infrastructure services. Through this partnership, Nexperia aims to enhance TCS' digital core through its end-to-end enterprise application stack hosted on the TCS Cloud. "TCS' expertise in the Semiconductor industry coupled with its deep contextual knowledge of the parent company, positions us strongly to drive immense value for Nexperia," said V. Rajanna, Vice President of TCS, in a statement. As part of the engagement, TCS will also deliver in-memory analytics through the TCS cloud, enabling Nexperia to gain deeper business insights and support the company. "Being a strong leader in the world of discrete components, it becomes pertinent for us to consistently deliver reliable and innovative products to our customers," said Sabyasachi Bose, Chief Information Officer Nexperia. "TCS provides single point of accountability, offers scalability and flexibility to quickly adapt to changing business needs," he added.
India-Pakistan diplomatic relations may be at a low over alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and cross-border firings, but External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday was at her diplomatic best when she thanked Islamabad for making possible the return of Uzma Ahmed -- an Indian woman forced to marry a Pakistani man."Uzma is here also because of the cooperation of Pakistan's Foreign and Home Ministries. I want to thank the Foreign Ministry and the Home Ministry of Pakistan. If Uzma is with us today, they have a role too," Sushma Swaraj told the media after Uzma was repatriated to India from the Wagah border on the instruction of the Islamabad High Court.The Minister also thanked Pakistani lawyer Shahnawaz Noon who fought Uzma's "case like a father" and argued before a judge that the "prestige of Pakistan" was at stake if the woman was not allowed to return home.Sushma Swaraj said it was quite a big deal to ensure the safe return of "a woman trapped in a foreign land"."But the Indian High Commission (in Islamabad) is a ray of hope," she said, praising Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh who handled the case from May 5 when Uzma visited the mission and sought refuge there to escape from alleged torture by her in-laws in Buner of Pakistan."I feel proud of an officer like J.P. Singh. There was no one to advise him. But he did all he could for (Uzma). He has really lived up to one of our slogans: In a foreign land, the Indian embassy is your friend," Sushma Swaraj said.The Minister said Uzma was subjected to huge "trauma" in Pakistan and the Indian government was ready to do anything to have her back safely."The first time I spoke to J.P., I said even if we had to keep her for one, two or there years, we would keep her at the Indian High Commission."Describing Uzma as a "daughter of India", Sushma Swaraj said she "won the hearts of all Indians" when she kissed the ground upon crossing over into Indian territory at the Wagah border."That picture speaks a thousand words...
The Sikh shrine of Hemkund Sahib was reopened this morning with over five thousand devotees paying obeisance at shrine in the Himalayas.
The gates of the pilgrimage centre were opened at 9.30 AM after which traditional prayers were offered, a shrine official said.
The first ardas was offered as soon as the gates were opened a recitation of the Sukhmani Sahib was done after that, Seva Singh, a representative of the shrines management committee, said.
About an hour later a shabad kirtan was also held, he said.
Over 5,000 devotees offered prayers at the Sikh shrine located at height of 16,000 ft above the sea level, he said.
Guru Gobind Singh is said to have performed Tapasya at Hemkunt Sahib which is situated about 21 km away from Govindghat on the Badrinath National Highway.
The Spanish Tax Authorities (Agencia Tributaria) consider that Real Madrid football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo defrauded over 8 million euros ($8.95 million) by not correctly declaring his image rights for the period between 2011 and 2013, according to media reports in Spain.
The revelations were made on Thursday by radio stations Cadena Ser and Cadena Cope citing sources in the Spanish tax authorities, reports Xinhua news agency.However, the radio stations added that there is an internal debate within the tax authority over whether Ronaldo actually committed a crime or an administrative error, given that he tried to bring his situation up to date before the investigation began.If finally it is considered that Ronaldo merely committed an administrative error, he would have to repay the 8 million euros, as well as the corresponding fine. But if it was considered to be a criminal offence, he would face a prison sentence of four months in jail for every year he was considered to have offended (2011, 2012, 2013).These revelations come just 24 hours after the Spanish Supreme Court maintained a 21-prison sentence for FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi, who was considered to have defrauded 4.2 million euros ($4.70 million) in tax from earnings related to his image rights during the period 2007-2009....
*Contact or abrasion between different jewellery pieces may damage Gold items. Wrap each piece separately to avoid such a problem, say experts.* Don't wear your gold jewellery while bathing or cleaning: There are chemicals in soaps and other cleaning agents. Exposure to these chemicals can dull your gold.* Store it separately: Gold is a soft metal. Contact or abrasion between different pieces may damage them. Wrap each piece separately in a soft cotton cloth and try hanging up the gold chains.* It needs occasional buffing: Though the jewellery may not need cleaning yet but buffing or rubbing your jewellery with a soft chamois cloth can help restore the shine of the piece immediately.* Cleaning tips: Mix mild dish washing detergent with water.* Soak your jewellery. If the piece has stones avoid soaking, use a soft cotton cloth dipped in the cleaning mixture and wipe down carefully.* Rub the pieces with hand or cotton swabs one at a time. You may also use a children's soft toothbrush for heavily ornamental pieces with numerous crevices. Make sure to use the brush extremely gently.* Rinse with warm water to remove all the suds and dry with a soft cloth or leave it out to air-dry overnight.* For jadau jewellery: For your precious gold-based jadau jewellery, an eraser can be used to wipe off marks that develop over time. It is not a very good idea to use water on jadau jewellery since humidity may leave the jewellery rusted....
Actress Kriti Sanon says singer Neha Kakkar's voice brings smile to her face.
Kriti, along with her "Raabta" co-star Sushant Singh Rajput, appeared on children's singing reality show "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs Season 6", where Neha appears as a mentor alongside singer Javed Ali and Bollywood composer-singer-actor Himesh Reshammiya.
"There are a very few singers whose smile you can feel through their singing. Every time I hear Neha Kakkar singing, it brings a smile to my face," Kriti said in a statement.
Praising the young contestants on the Zee TV show, Sushant, who got fame through TV show "Pavitra Rishta", said: "The purity and innocence with which these kids sang their songs are the qualities that differentiate a great actor from a good actor."
"I once read a book in which the author remarked, ‘An artist should be like a child first', and the kids' performance reminded me of that. I thank Zee TV for my success... Zee is my family, my home who gave me the courage to see the dreams and chase them."
The episode of "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs Season 6" featuring Sushant and Kriti will be aired on Saturday.
Pilibhit Fake Encounter: All 47 Convicted Policemen Get Life Imprisonment
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April 4 , 2016 , 17:12 IST
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47 policemen accused in the 1991 Pilibhit fake encounter case have been sentenced to life imprisonment for shooting dead 10 Sikh pilgrim who were described as terrorists.
A trial court had on Friday convicted the 47 cops holding them guilty of a "fake encounter."
The policemen were accused of stopping a bus filled with Sikh pilgrims on July 12, 1991 in UP's Pilibhit and forcing 10 passengers to alight. The chargesheet said they were then taken to different police stations and were killed in "cold blood."
57 policemen were charged in the case, but 10 have died since.
The CBI investigated the case on the orders of the Supreme Court.
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar has hailed the verdict of a CBI court in Uttar Pradesh (UP) which held 47 policemen guilty of staged killings of 10 Sikhs in Pilibhit district in 1991.
In a statement issued, Makkar said after a long drawn court battle, justice had “finally been done”. “The judgement will bring some relief to the families of the victims,” he said.
Makkar said the conviction of the policemen will also send a message to the police that they cannot take the law into their hands.
In a twist to the tale, twenty-seven of the convicted policemen found guilty have gone missing, according to a report in The Times of India.
In the latest report, sources told The Times of India that some of the cops went underground after retirement, while the others just disappeared after applying for long leaves.
The report stated that the Uttar Pradesh police have launched a search to trace these missing cops and have succeeded in locating six of them.
As per the report, the court will announce the punishment on Monday during which these 27 cops need to be produced before the court as non-bailable warrants have been issued against them.
Reports suggest that rest of the 20 cops were sent to judicial custody.
The incident took place in 1991, when Uttar Pradesh saw an increase in militant activities.
On the intervening night of July 12 and 13, the policemen gunned down the Sikh men in three encounters in the thickets falling under three different police station areas — Bilsanda, Niuria and Pooranpur— in Pilibhit. The police then claimed that these men had criminal cases against them and claimed to have recovered arms and ammunition from their possession.
(With agencies input)