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‘Govt working for insurance cover to nuclear plants’

HYDERABAD: The government is working with a group of experts and officials ofNuclear Power Corporation of India, Finance Ministry and insurance companies to work out the modalities of providing insurance cover to existing and new nuclear power plants, a senior official said here today. R K Sinha, Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy and Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission told this ...

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Sino-Indian relations at new historical starting point:Wei Wei

India and China relations are at a new historical starting point after installation of Narendra Modi government at Centre and there is a need to expand mutually beneficial economic cooperation between the two countries, the Chinese Ambassador to India Wei Wei said today. Launching the Tebian Electric Apparatus Stock Co (TBEA) plant at Karjan, about 40 km from here, the ...

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Seoul: North Korea fires more short-range missiles

North Korea fired without designating no-sail zones, an act viewed as highly provocative by the South Korean military, as local media report the projectiles appeared to be Scud missiles. North Korea fired two short-range missiles into its eastern waters on Sunday, a South Korean official said, an apparent test fire that comes just days after the country tested what it ...

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Dravid to interact with Indian batsmen

Former captain Rahul Dravid will have a few sessions with the Indian batsmen ahead of their first Test against England starting at Nottingham on July 9, although he has not been appointed in any capacity, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Sanjay Patel said on Sunday. It has been learnt that skipper MS Dhoni and coach ...

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NASA launches flight to test new Mars-landing tech

After several postponements due to bad weather, NASA on Saturday finally sent a flying-saucer-like test vehicle high into the skies to try out technologies that could one day be used to land on Mars. WASHINGTON: After several postponements due to bad weather, NASA on Saturday finally sent a flying-saucer-like test vehicle high into the skies to try out technologies that ...

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Pipeline fire: Central committee visits Nagaram

The Centre-appointed committee probing the GAIL pipeline fire tragedy at Nagaram village in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh in which 17 people were killed, today visited the spot and examined the damage. The committee comprising R K Singh, who heads the high-level probe panel, Joint Secretary (Refineries) R P Singh and Safety and Environment Executive Director D K Deshpande ...

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9 killed, 15 injured in Chennai building collapse

Director of construction company responsible for building detained; says thunder was the reason why the building collapsed Chennai: The death toll in the 11 storey-building collapse in Chennai has gone up to nine while about 25 people trapped under the debris have been rescued, officials said. According to Fire Service and police officials nine people have lost their lives in ...

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Bhullar makes cut in Germany

KOLN (Germany): Gaganjeet Bhullar was the lone Indian to make the cut from among the four in fray, carding a two-under 70 in the second round of the BMW International Open. Bhullar, who had a superb 67 on first day, has a two-day total of seven-under and was tied for 29th after 36 holes. Meanwhile, Jeev Milkha Singh (71-70) and ...

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Advani enters World 6-Red snooker quarters

SHARM EL-SHEIKH (Egypt): Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani showed his mettle as he beat Alex Borg of Malta 4-0 to enter the quarter-finals of the World 6-Red Snooker Championship on Saturday. Kamal Chawla, the only other Indian in the fray in the men’s singles event, however, lost his last-16 encounter to Mohsen Bukshaisha of Qatar 2-4. In the Team 15-Red ...

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I refused ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ because I was tired: Shilpa Shukla

Mumbai: Actress Shilpa Shukla, best known for her roles in ‘Chak De! India’ and ‘Khamosh Paani’, says she was offered Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ but had to decline it as she needed a break. “I refused the movie because I was tired. I just went to Banaras and stayed there for some time. I took some time off from ...

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