By Sudarshan Varadhan and Nidhi Verma NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An explosion of hot gas at a boiler at NTPC's Unchahar power plant last year that killed 45 workers was the result of an "error in judgement" by some of the plant's most experienced operators, according to an internal report on the state-run electricity producer's biggest disaster. The plant's Head of Operation, Head of Ash Handling Maintenance and Head of Boiler Maintenance - each with 28 years of experience - made a decision not to shut down a 500-megawatt (MW) boiler at Unchahar to clear a buildup of ash prior to an overpressurisation in the unit that caused the gas release, said a summary of the report reviewed by Reuters. "The shut down of the boiler much before the incident would have been prudent," the report, prepared by an internal committee of NTPC, said. It was not clear from the summary when the report was submitted. The three experienced engineers died in the accident. Reuters was unable to verify the claims made … [Read more...] about Delay in shutting down NTPC power plant led to deadly blast in India
Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung speaks at the 10th Delhi Dialogue (Source: VNA) New Delhi (VNA) – Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung highlighted the role of maritime connectivity between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and India at the 10th Delhi Dialogue on July 19. Addressing the event, Deputy FM Dung emphasised the long-standing maritime links between ASEAN member countries and India, as well as the role of maritime shipping routes through ASEAN and India in international trade. Maritime cooperation has offered opportunities and challenges for both sides, he said. Maritime connectivity is one of the key areas that the two sides need to take advantage of in order to strengthen their economic and trade cooperation, Dung said, proposing they spare no effort to conclude negotiations on the ASEAN-India maritime transportation agreement. ASEAN and India should strengthen and develop … [Read more...] about Vietnam highlights ASEAN-India maritime connectivity
By Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian authorities will be able to seize assets of fugitives accused of crimes involving sums over 1 billion rupees (£11 million), under a bill approved by the lower house of parliament on Thursday. The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill law, which will go to the upper house and the president in the coming days, is part of a push to prosecute dozens of people have fled in the last four years, including tycoon Vijay Mallya, who faces the seizure of his British assets in an alleged bank fraud. India wants to extradite the 62-year-old from Britain to face charges of fraud as a group of Indian banks seek to recover more than $1 billion (£770 million) of loans granted to his defunct Kingfisher Airlines. Mallya has denied the allegations. The new law will replace an executive order introduced by the government to initiate the seizure of assets of jewellers Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi, who fled after being accused of an over $2 billion … [Read more...] about India approves bill to prosecute fugitive tycoons
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Apoorva Mandhani July 11, 2018 7:50 pm Change Font Size In her Written Submissions filed before the Supreme Court in the petitions highlighting rising instances of cow vigilantism and lynching, Senior Advocate Indira Jaising has asserted that “lynching of Muslim in India have become a badge of honour for the perpetrators”. Ms. Jaising, in fact, alleges that the substantial increase in the number of lynchings in India over the last 3-4 years has been encouraged by the BJP, and calls for the immediate intervention of the Court to put an end to this. She also blames the State for failing to protect the citizens’ rights, including the right to life guaranteed under Article 21 and the right to equality guaranteed under Article 14, and submits, “These frequent episodes of lynching demonstrate that the state has not only completely failed to protect its citizens but also refused to take action … [Read more...] about Lynching Of Muslims In India Has Become A “Badge Of Honour” For Perpetrators: Senior Advocate Indira Jaising to SC [Read Written Submissions]
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: July 10, 2018 at 6:54 pm | UPDATED: July 11, 2018 at 4:14 am Would like to know more about the world poverty? Check out this great site and you'll appreciate their project. https://t.co/Jh38vSuJ1d — DataScienceDaily (@DataScienceDayl) July 10, 2018 By Joanna Slater | The Washington Post It is a distinction that no country wants: the place with the most people living in extreme poverty. For decades, India remained stubbornly in the top spot, a reflection of its huge population and its enduring struggle against poverty. Now new estimates indicate that Nigeria has knocked India out of that position, part of a profound shift taking place in the geography of the world’s poorest people. According to a recent report from the Brookings Institution, Nigeria overtook India in May to become the country with the world’s highest number of people living in extreme poverty, which is defined as living on less than $1.90 a day. The threshold … [Read more...] about Which nation passed India as home to the most poor people in the world?