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.
Want Freedom In India And Not From India: JNU Student Leader Kanhaiya Kumar
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March 4 , 2016 , 14:08 IST
[caption id="attachment_175599" align="aligncenter" width="700"] JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar addressing students after his release on bail from Delhi's Tihar Jail on Friday (Photo: PTI)[/caption]
Returning to JNU campus on his release from jail three weeks after his arrest, the
university's students' union leader Kanhaiya Kumar on Friday night said they are seeking freedom within the country and not from India, as he hurled barbs at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Addressing students at the campus, 29-year-old Kumar, who has been slapped with sedition charge for allegedly raising anti-national slogans, said he had many differences with the
prime minister but he agreed with his tweet "Satyameva Jayate" which he had posted in praise of HRD Minister Smriti Irani's fiery speech in Lok Sabha on the JNU row as it is in the
"I have many differences with the PM but I agree with his tweet Satyameva Jayate because these words are in our Constitution," he said, as his passionate speech was punctuated by repeated cheers and raising of slogans.
"We are not seeking 'azaadi'(freedom) from India. We want 'azaadi' within India," he said.
Thanking all who stood by him while he was in Tihar jail here, Kumar said he believed in the Constitution and Judiciary of India.
Kumar said he had no ill feelings towards anyone and won't indulge in "witch hunting" towards RSS's student outfit ABVP.
"There is no animosity towards ABVP because we are democratic. We see them as our opposition," he said.
"We truly believe in democracy and Constitution. We don't look at the ABVP as an enemy, we look at them like the Opposition," he said.
"Let me just say it is not easy to get admission in JNU neither it is easy to silence those in JNU," he added. Kumar said his arrest is a planned attack on JNU.
"This attack is to delegitimize the UGC protests, to prevent justice to Rohith Vemula(the dalit scholar in Hyderabad who committed suicide," he said.
Kumar said the struggle of peace loving and progressive sections of the society in the wake of the JNU row and Rohith Vemula suicide will be a long fight.
"Is seeking freedom from thorny issues confronting India a crime?," he asked.
He also took a dig at Modi on his 2014 pre-poll promise to deposit Rs 15 lakh in everyone's bank account from the black money which will be brought back by his government if he
comes to power.
During the course of his one hour, six minute-long speech, Kanhaiya also referred to Modi's narration of an anecdote related to President Nikita Krushchev of erstwhile Soviet Union in the Lok Sabha.
"When he (Modi) was speaking I wanted to tell him to talk about Hitler as well. He should speak about Mussolini as well after all his guru Golwalker (second RSS chief) had met the
former... PM talks about Mann ki baat but does not listen," he said to loud cheers.
"If you speak against the government, their cyber cell will frame you using doctored videos and count the number of condoms in your hostel," he said. He also dared BJP leader Subramanian Swamy to a debate.
Kanhaiya also responded to arguments that invoke the martyrs of Indian Army in criticising the JNU students protesting against the government.
"I salute those soldiers dying at the borders. But what about farmers committing suicides in abject poverty? Those farmers are the fathers of majority of those soldiers. My father is a farmer, my brother is a soldier.
"And who is responsible for those wars where they make the supreme sacrifice? People making them fight are responsible.
Don't create these false binaries," he said.
In a speech, laced with humour, Kanhaiya referred to his conversations with police inside the prison and said how those personnel, "majority from poor families" seconded his arguments about the need for freedom for corruption and casteism.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who also found mention in his speech along with Rahul Gandhi, Sitaram Yechury and D Raja, tweeted, "What a brilliant speech by Kanhaiya...".
#KanhaiyaKumar became the top trending topic on microblogging site Twitter following the speech. Many students were seen wiping tears during Kanhaiya's address.
Kanhaiya and the students, who gathered in hundreds, also repeatedly raised the 'Azaadi' slogan, seeking freedom from casteism, patriarchy and injustice among others.
Former members of the ABVP's JNU unit, who resigned recently, were also present among the audience.