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.
Uttarakhand Crisis: Supreme Court Asks Centre To Consider Trust Vote For Harish Rawat
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May 3 , 2016 , 10:13 IST
[caption id="attachment_130389" align="aligncenter" width="700"] The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the publication of the photos of governor, chief minister and the ministers of the department concerned in government advertisements.[/caption]
The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of the Centre's petition challenging Nainital High Court's order quashing President's Rule in Uttarakhand till May 4.
The Supreme Court today asked the Attorney General to take instruction and apprise it about the feasibility of holding a floor test in Uttarakhand Assembly under its supervision.
The court adjourned till tomorrow the hearing on the Centre's appeal against the Uttarakhand High Court verdict revoking President's rule in the state.
A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh, which had fixed the hearing on the plea at 2 PM on Tuesday, took up the matter at 10.30 AM to apprise the parties concerned that it may not take up the case as Justice Singh would be a part of another bench hearing matters related to medical entrance exams at 2 PM.
During the brief hearing, the bench repeated its suggestion that the Centre should consider holding a floor test in the Assembly under its supervision to ascertain the actual situation.
It asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to take instruction on the issue and apprise it about the same tomorrow.
The apex court had on April 22 stayed till April 27 the judgement of the Uttarakhand High Court quashing imposition of President's rule, giving a new turn to the political drama in the state by restoring central rule there.
On April 27, it had extended the stay till further orders and had also framed seven questions while giving the liberty to the AG to include other questions the government would like to be addressed.
"Whether the Governor could have sent the message in the present manner under Article 175 (2) for conducting floor test," the bench had said in its first question.
It had further asked whether the disqualification of MLAs by the Speaker is a "relevant issue" for the purposes of invoking President's rule under Article 356 of the Constitution.
Referring to constitutional scheme that the Assembly proceedings are beyond the scope of judicial scrutiny, the apex court had also asked whether the proceedings of the House can be considered for invoking President's rule.
Dealing with the claim and counter claim with regard to the fate of the Appropriation Bill in the Uttarakhand Assembly, it had said that the next question is as to when the President's role comes into the picture.
"Can the delay in the floor test be a ground for proclamation of the President's rule," it had also asked.