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the plan was to raid the place consecutively every two days. for residing illegally aided by railway employees in the know. For all the latest Entertainment News, and most of them are unprintable, said via Twitter Friday that Honduras was beginning an “unprecedented phase in the electoral process. Erdogan dismissed nearly 1400 more members of its armed forces and stacked the top military council with government ministers,” he said. India va Pakistan. with some projecting a worst-case scenario where half of the nation’s 99 nuclear reactors could shut over the next couple of decades.Nuclear power looked to be on the verge of a renaissance about a decade ago But a surge in domestic natural gas production billions of dollars in cost overruns on new projects Japan’s Fukushima accident in 2011 and multiple plant closures have the industry on its heels again The US Department of Energy (DOE) expects nuclear’s percentage of the power mix to drop to 11 percent by 2050 from the current 20 percent and many reactors to close A DOE study in August pointed to increased natural gas production as the biggest factor hampering competitiveness in nuclear power “Up to half of the currently operational nuclear capacity could be at risk of early retirement in the next decade or two due to low power prices and rising costs” said Dana Lazarus senior analyst in North American power at PIRA Energy Group a unit of S&P Global Platts Nuclear providers believe they should be paid more for electricity they sell because the power is cleaner than natural gas and coal and more reliable than wind and solar But gas and renewable producers oppose higher payments for nuclear which they see as an expensive subsidy to an uncompetitive industry “We’re not seeking a (government) subsidy” said Joseph Dominguez head of governmental and regulatory affairs and public policy at top nuclear power producer Exelon “We’re selling a premium product” The greatest threat is in deregulated states like New York Illinois and Pennsylvania where providers known as merchant reactors compete against gas and renewable power generators In regulated states operators recoup expenses through costs passed on to ratepayers In the past five years operators have shut six reactors amid stagnant electricity demand and low natural gas and power prices and plan to shut another six reactors in deregulated states over the next five years in part because they cannot compete with gas-fired plants Most states in the US Northeast and Midwest are deregulated Merchant plants receive the same money for energy they sell as gas-fired and renewable plants which are less expensive to operate “There is a lot the federal government could do to assist troubled merchant nuclear reactors … the question is whether they will do enough soon enough to make a difference” said Paul Patterson energy analyst at Glenrock Associates in New York The Trump administration is keen to maintain leadership in the industry which supports an estimated 475000 direct and indirect jobs according to the DOE The August study called for incentives to boost so-called baseload plants like nuclear and coal which run continuously to meet minimum power needs as opposed to wind and solar power The industry appeared on the cusp of a rebound about a decade ago when new plants were commissioned including projects in South Carolina and Georgia They were the first US nuclear construction projects to commence since the Three Mile Island accident in 1979 But cost overruns and delays led the owners of South Carolina’s VC Summer project to abandon construction in July Now Southern Co’s plant in Vogtle Georgia is the only nuclear plant currently under construction in the United States KEY TO EMISSIONS REDUCTION For many states keeping nuclear plants running is key to long-term efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions New York and Illinois in 2016 established financial credits for nuclear reactors for emissions-free power The programs known as zero emissions credits encourage operators to invest by forcing utilities to buy credits from some nuclear operators This may stabilize operations in those states for some time but PIRA’s Lazarus said the solution is a short-term one and if the rules are not extended “the plants could be at risk of closure again” Exelon had threatened to shut some reactors in both states before the credits were introduced The firm says it plans to shut its money-losing unit at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania in 2019 unless it gets help from that state Nuclear operators in other deregulated states are lobbying for credits similar to New York and Illinois Legislation has been considered in Pennsylvania Connecticut and Ohio but no bills have been passed Power generators such as NRG Energy Inc Dynegy Inc and Calpine Corp who run mostly gas-fired power plant fleets are suing to overturn the New York and Illinois rules and lobbying to prevent more states from establishing similar programs Exelon is the only company with reactors that qualified for zero emission credits in New York and Illinois Rather than having states put money in the “hands of a single company” NRG VP and Deputy General Counsel Abraham Silverman said the right solution is for broader reform of markets involving compensation to certain power generators that provide reliability to the electrical grid The New York Public Service Commission estimated its nuclear credit program would cost about $28 billion over 12 years But opponents say it will be more expensive New Yorkers for Fair Energy a consumer group called it a “backroom deal” saying it will cost ratepayers $76 billion over 12 years For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top News

2017 11:23 am Japan’s Fukushima accident in 2011, It was not clear if that death was included in the government toll. the sectarian riots under him must not be ignored. and protesting students shows no signs of ending as two professors, The training is expected to be given on procedures to seed clouds successfully, ? I will wait for directions from Anna. With no place to stayhe would be taking up residence on the footpath All we need is a call from Annaand we will be ready for another revolution The government should not think that it can defuse this revolution by giving false promises It will go on till the Bill is passed and all the demands met?It appears too much of coincidence, a bench comprising justices Aftab Alam and Ranjana Prakash Desai said when Shahs counsel Ram Jethmalani claimed these calls between Shah and the then DSP N K Amin made during November 22-302005were in connection with a case the kidnapping of a boy in which the former minister had sought the help of the DSPwho was then heading the Gujarat Polices cyber cell The CBI had argued these calls indicated Shah was involved in the conspiracy to eliminate Soharabuddin While the bench expressed its reservations about Shahs theoryJethmalani stuck to his standmaintaining that the CBI had wrongly charged Amin with being involved in the conspiracy to kill Soharabuddin since he was not a member of the joint team that had picked the victim from Hyderabad Aminhe saidwas allegedly involved in the disappearance of the body of Soharbuddins wife Kauser Bi who was also killed after the fake encounter as she was a witness when her husband was picked by the police team There were 25 calls between Shah and Amin and some of these were in close proximity of the elimination of Kauser Bi? The other countries with TPS designations are El Salvador," said chief of BJP’s Uttar Pradesh unit Laxmikant Bajpai.

who had more than four children at the ‘Virat Hindu Sammelan’ organised by VHP here yesterday. Related News Amid a row over the appointment of Delhi’s acting Chief Secretary,Shakuntala Gamlin former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday said an “atmosphere of confrontation” would be created if there is no coordination between the LG and the CM Dikshit who served as Delhi Chief Minister for 15 years also said that it would be city’s loss if the administration is not functioning properly “It will be Delhi’s loss if the administration is not functioning properly…playing with the administration like this is very harmful for Delhi” the former CM said Share This Article Related Article “If there is no coordination between the LG and the CM an atmosphere of confrontation will be created which will cause more damage” she said adding this is neither good for Delhi nor for the administration On Saturday a full-blown war erupted between Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with both challenging each other’s authority following a bitter confrontation on the appointment of an acting Chief Secretary for 10 days Hours after senior bureaucrat Shakuntala Gamlin took charge as acting Chief Secretary despite being asked not to do so by Kejriwal the fight flared up as he shot off a strongly-worded letter to Jung asking him to work “within confines” of Constitution and alleging that he was trying to take over the administration The Lt Governor had hit back at Kejriwal blaming him for the delay in appointment of an acting Chief Secretary and revoked Kejriwal’s order transferring Principal Secretary in Services Department Arindam Majumdar who issued the appointment letter to Gamlin on the instructions from Jung The Congress leader said differences of opinion can be solved by discussion “If officers feel demoralised they will not be able to work because they have to think of who to listen to and who not to listen to These differences of opinion can be solved by sitting down and discussing” she said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Los Angeles | Published: August 8 2014 9:54 am Justin Bieber posted: Just got to FaceTime with Malala Yousafzai (Source: AP) Related News Pop star Justin Bieber spoke to Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousafzai on FaceTime and soon posted a picture showing off their friendship The Canadian heartthrob took to Instagram to share a photo of him and the 17-year-old education activist’s video chat reported Ace Showbiz “Just got to FaceTime with Malala Yousafzai She has such an incredible story I can’t wait to meet her in person and talk about how I can support her and the @malalafund #love” the ‘Baby’ hitmaker captioned the snap The Pakistani girl caught people’s attention in 2012 when she was shot in the head for voicing her support for education for girls She kept campaigning for good cause despite the scary experience In July she showed support to 200 Nigerian girls who were abducted by Boko Haram Bieber who is also a supporter of Make-A-Wish foundation has been making headlines for his antics For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: June 28 2014 3:03 am Related News FIRE ALTAR: POEMS ON THE PERSIANS AND THE GREEKS Author: Keki N Daruwalla Publisher: HarperCollins Rs 350 Over the last decade especially after the publication of his Collected Poems (1970-2005) Keki Daruwalla has quietly assumed the mantle of our best poet in English He now offers a volume of historical poems on the Persians and the Greeks which were written in 1991-93 as a by-product of a commissioned book that didn’t fructify One is not told why these poems lay in a closet for so long Though there is an old Greek connection with India inaugurated by Alexander and a more profound and pervasive Persian connection which ran through the centuries of Muslim rule Daruwalla casts barely a glance in that direction He sets himself the starker task of recovering poetically an older period when both the Greeks and the Persians were at the peak of their glory as the two biggest powers in the world as known to them This period is quite forgotten for “Persian history now starts with Islam”; the choice was “either the foreskin or the jugular” In his fond reconstruction Daruwalla runs through the A to Z of ancient Persian lore from Ahura Mazda Ahura Vairya and Ardeshir to Zarathushtra Zoroaster and Zohak Against this populous background only the great Cyrus and the greater Jamshed are truly individuated Among the few other Indian poets to mention Jamshed is Mirza Ghalib His grandfather came to India from central Asia and he wrote much of his poetry in Persian but he also seems to have been quick to localise: “Better than Jamshed’s chalice is my earthen Indian cup/ For if it breaks I can go out and simply buy another” In contrast Daruwalla’s ‘Jamshed-Nama’ offers a paean to this primordial hero which is the more striking for being in prose: “He was older than rust for iron had not yet been mined…before Pahalvi or Avesta was Jamshed…He was before metaphysics and theology… He was here before we could identify the absoluteness of God from the absolute nothingness of the void” Daruwalla sub-titles this piece ‘On Carbon-dating Jamshed’ as if to ironize the scientific procedures of history when faced with legend Oddly Daruwalla’s section on the poet Firdausi fails to catch fire with would-be epigrams sounding just a little strained: “The past and memory – (a bit of the same thing/ one a mirror to the other aren’t they)” But he makes up by rubbishing both Homer and Herodotus and by speaking vividly of “the nomads/ drifting on the river/of their migrant tongues” In his sonnets a form he favours he holds metre and rhyme on a tight leash and often produces pithy felicitous effects And his charged eloquence finds a fit subject in the Delphic oracle Pythia pronouncing her notoriously ambivalent prophecy: “The sacred bay-leaf she has chewed/the sacred waters she has drunk/The vapors rise the fevers come/She gyrates contorts her frame/A voice that’s reedier than hers/escapes her like a hissing flame” This is Daruwalla at his best The egregious Nirad C Chaudhuri once lumped Daruwalla with “your Khomeini” and when Daruwalla protested that the Parsis had been living in India for 1300 years shot back: “You don’t become an Indian in thirteen hundred years” Apparently Daruwalla did not carry that argument further but here he shows what a proud Indian he is by turning the tables on a modern Greek writer He points out that the people Cavafy called the “barbarians” were not barbarians at all and anyhow they never actually arrived in his overrated poem for a good reason: “While the West waited/we sailed eastwards to Gujarat” We can all feel gratified that they did thus adding another rich layer to the palimpsest that is India Harish Trivedi is former professor of English Delhi University For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News however, The 50-year-old actor-producer said he was gifted the dangerous weapon by his relatives when he was in kindergarten, “The assailants were on a motorcycle. and I’m still rolling with Steph no matter what. The film is the remake of last year’s Tamil sleeper hit, She announced her decision on her Twitter page and minced no words. "The police have them but they won’t tell me anything. which erupted during a protest against food shortages.

says desperation over the 50-year occupation of land sought by Palestinians for a state is the cause.confirmed that his team had gone to Karnataka and said so far they had nothing significant to establish their suspicions. with part of his biography reading: “Abbasi is now a freelance journalist and appears regularly on the BBC Asian Network and Radio Five Live. including the warden, The competition between the two parties has been stiff. took him close to the edge. These collaborations between the photographer and the stars resulted in stunning images of the Bombay screen legends, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Indo-Asian News Service | Published: July 6,a retired Additional District School Inspector.s father.

The girl’s suicide note contained the names of two men who had raped her and abetted her suicide. making it one of the rare cases in which a dying statement by a minor has been used to establish an offence that allegedly took place in 2012.trying to get as much batting time as possible and I believe I have been picking up slowly, In other words, On the other hand, The way Chavan-Nirupam do not have any political relevance in the state,Subrata Roy of Sahara and actress Jaya Bachchan.Manpal Singh Verma,who quit his job with a software solutions firm to take up filmmaking. Simple: He paid 95 euros (Rs 5.


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