Senior U.S. officials have held a first direct meeting with officials from the Iran-aligned Houthi movement that controls Yemen’s capital, two sources familiar with the matter said, as the new U.S. administration pushes to end a six-year war. The Houthis captured Yemen’s capital in 2014 and control most populated areas. State Department spokesman Ned Price in a briefing on Wednesday declined to confirm or deny whether Lenderking met with the Houthis but said he was now back in Riyadh for further consultations with Saudi officials. Lenderking met Abdusalam in Muscat after meeting with Saudi and U.N. officials in Riyadh. Ceasefire talksIn ceasefire talks, Saudi Arabia has been seeking assurances on border security and curbing the influence of regional arch-rival Iran.
March 03, 2021 23:50 UTC
Mumbai:India ranks third in the world for women working in senior management positions, according to the Women in Business 2021 report by global accounting firm Grant Thornton. The percentage of women in senior management for India stood at 39%, against the global average of 31%, which signals the changing outlook of Indian businesses towards working women. The percentage of women leaders across key C-Suite positions in the country also emerged higher than the global average in the report. Globally, businesses with at least one woman in the senior management role increased to 90%. “We are third with 39% women in senior management positions.
March 03, 2021 23:48 UTC
कासगंज संवाद सहयोगी खाद्य पदार्थो के साथ ही डीजल-पेट्रोल की बढ़ती कीमतें सभी को प्रभावित कर रही हैं।कासगंज, संवाद सहयोगी: खाद्य पदार्थो के साथ ही डीजल-पेट्रोल की बढ़ती कीमतें सभी को प्रभावित कर रही हैं। इससे ट्रांसपोर्ट, उद्योग, व्यापार एवं कृषि क्षेत्र भी अछूता नहीं रहा है। डीजल की कीमतों में वृद्धि से कृषि की लागत बढ़ गई है। खाद्य पदार्थो एवं कुकिग गैस की बढ़ी कीमतों ने रसोई का बजट पहले से ही बिगाड़ रखा है।फरवरी में डीजल और पेट्रोल की कीमत लगभग चार से पांच रुपये प्रति लीटर बढ़ गईं हैं। डीजल की कीमत बढ़ने से किसान परेशान हैं। कृषि की लागत भी बढ़ गई है। भले ही ट्रासपोर्टर ने भाड़ा नहीं बढ़ाया, लेकिन उनका व्यय बढ़ गया है। दो दिन पूर्व हुई मिनी ट्रक आनर्स एसोसिएशन की बैठक में भाड़ा बढ़ाने पर चर्चा की गई और सहमति भी बनी। यदि बैठक में लिए निर्णय को लागू किया गया तो उद्योग जगत और व्यापारी प्रभावित होगे। वस्तुओं की कीमतें बढ़ेंगी। खाद्य पदार्थ और रसोई गैस पहले से ही महंगे हैं। डीजल पेट्रोल की बढ़ी कीमतों से आम जन पर सीधा प्रभाव पड़ता है। अभी भाड़े नहीं बढ़े हैं। बैठक में निर्णय लिया गया है। जल्द भाड़ा बढ़ाया जाएगा।- राजकुमार राघव, अध्यक्ष मिनी ट्रक आनर्स एसोसिएशन डीजल की कीमत बढ़ने से खर्चे बढ़ गए हैं। व्यापार प्रभावित हो रहा है। भाड़ा बढ़े तब कारोबार को राहत मिले। अभी कारोबार में कोई लाभ नहीं हो रहा है।- कमल सिंह यादव, ट्रांसपोर्टर सिचाई के लिए नहरों से पानी नहीं मिल रहा। निजी पंप से पानी लगाना पड़ रहा है। डीजल महंगा होने से सिचाई की लागत बढ़ गई है। किसानों को डीजल पर सब्सिडी मिलनी चाहिए।- विजय प्रकाश, किसान खाद, बीज, कीट नाशक सभी पर महंगाई है। सिचाई के लिए किसान को सब्सिडी पर डीजल मिलना चाहिए। निजी पंपों से सिचाई बहुत महंगी पड़ रही है।- सत्य प्रकाश पांडे, किसानशॉर्ट मे जानें सभी बड़ी खबरें और पायें ई-पेपर,ऑडियो न्यूज़,और अन्य सर्विस, डाउनलोड जागरण ऐप
March 03, 2021 23:37 UTC
राष्ट्रीय मिति फाल्गुन 13, शक संवत 1942 फाल्गुन कृष्ण षष्ठी, बृहस्पतिवार, विक्रम संवत 2077। सौर फाल्गुन मास प्रविष्टे 21, रज्जब 19, हिजरी 1442 (मुस्लिम) तदनुसार अंग्रेजी तारीख 04 मार्च सन् 2021 ई०। सूर्य उत्तरायण, दक्षिणगोल, बसंत ऋतु:।राहुकाल अपराह्न 01 बजकर 30 मिनट से 03 बजे तक। षष्ठी तिथि रात्रि 09 बजकर 59 मिनट तक उपरांत सप्तमी तिथि का आरंभ, विशाखा नक्षत्र रात्रि 11 बजकर 57 मिनट तक उपरांत अनुराधा नक्षत्र का आरंभ।व्याघात योग रात्रि 11 बजकर 34 मिनट तक उपरांत हर्षण योग का आरंभ, गर करण पूर्वाह्न 11 बजकर 11 मिनट तक उपरांत विष्टि करण का आरंभ। चंद्रमा सायं 06 बजकर 20 मिनट तक तुला उपरांत वृश्चिक राशि पर संचार करेगा।सूर्योदय का समय 04 मार्च : सुबह 06 बजकर 42 मिनट परसूर्यास्त का समय 04 मार्च : शाम 06 बजकर 22 मिनट परआज का शुभ मुहूर्तःअभिजीत मुहूर्त दोपहर 12 बजकर 10 मिनट से 12 बजकर 56 मिनट तक। विजय मुहूर्त दोपहर 02 बजकर 30 मिनट से 03 बजकर 16 मिनट तक रहेगा। निशीथ काल मध्यरात्रि 12 बजकर 08 मिनट से 12 बजकर 57 मिनट तक। गोधूलि बेला शाम 06 बजकर 11 मिनट से 06 बजकर 35 मिनट तक। अमृत काल दोपहर 03 बजकर 46 मिनट से 05 बजकर 15 मिनट तक रहेगा। सर्वार्थ सिद्धि योग मध्यरात्रि 11 बजकर 58 मिनट से अगली सुबह 06 बजकर 42 मिनट तक। रवि योग सुबह 06 बजकर 43 मिनट से 06 बजकर 14 मिनट तक।आज का अशुभ मुहूर्तःराहुकाल दोपहर 01 बजकर 30 मिनट से 03 बजे तक। सुबह 06 बजे से 07 बजकर 30 मिनट तक यमगंड रहेगा। सुबह 09 बजे से 10 बजकर 30 मिनट तक गुलिक काल रहेगा। दुर्मुहूर्त काल सुबह 10 बजकर 36 मिनट से 11 बजकर 23 मिनट तक। इसके बाद दोपहर 03 बजकर 16 मिनट से 04 बजकर 03 मिनट तक। वर्ज्य काल सुबह 06 बजकर 49 मिनट से 08 बजकर 18 मिनट तक। भद्रा काल रात्रि 09 बजकर 58 मिनट से अगली सुबह 06 बजकर 42 मिनट तक।आज के उपाय : भगवान विष्णु की पूजा करें। केसर या हल्दी का तिलक लगाएं। (आचार्य कृष्णदत्त शर्मा)
March 03, 2021 22:41 UTC
Asia’s richest families and individuals are jumping on the SPAC wagon, investing in the blank-check companies that have taken global markets by storm. Family offices including those backed by casino mogul Lawrence Ho are piling into special purpose acquisition companies to generate better returns in the low interest-rate environment. Sin is seeing a spike in investment interest from rich individuals and private banking money. Some recent SPACs have seen more than 90% of funding come from private wealth instead of institutional investors, he said. SPACs raise money from investors and then look to acquire another business, usually a private one, within two years.
March 03, 2021 21:56 UTC
Australian researchers at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have discovered some of the ways Covid-19 damages the heart and identified a class of drugs that could potentially protect or reverse this cardiac injury. In severe cases of Covid-19, the immune system overreacts to the infection, releasing inflammatory molecules called cytokines into the bloodstream. The head of QIMR Berghofer's Cardiac Bioengineering Research Group, Associate Professor James Hudson, said his team used thousands of lab-grown, miniature human heart organoids to understand how Covid-19 causes cardiac damage. The President and CEO of Resverlogix, Donald McCaffrey, said it had been a pleasure to work with the QIMR Berghofer team. "We are excited that we can finally share publicly some of the incredible early results of our collaborative Covid-19 research program," McCaffrey said.
March 03, 2021 21:00 UTC
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will seek a vote of confidence in parliament after the government’s finance minister lost his bid for a Senate seat in an election on Wednesday, the foreign minister said. However, an election official announced that Khan’s finance minister, Abdul Hafiz Sheikh, had not succeeded in winning the seat he was contesting. He can continue as finance minister, however, meaning the political damage is largely symbolic at this stage. “Imran Khan and his party has reached a consensus decision that Imran Khan will take a vote of confidence from the parliament,” Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told a news conference. Opposition parties, which have united behind a mass protest campaign aimed at ousting Khan, called for a dissolution of the government and fresh elections.
March 03, 2021 20:30 UTC
Mr. Haasan asked the people to be mindful of those who think they can buy the people with money and seek votes based on caste and religion. He mocked Mr. Modi in an uncharacteristically direct speech by saying that “some say that they feel bad for not learning Tamil” only during the election season. On educationHe said that “they think votes in Mylapore” are “low hanging fruits”. Mr. Haasan also appeared to accuse Mr. Palaniswami of accumulating disproportionate assets. Mr. Haasan also defended a key promise made by him regarding paying monthly salary to housewives.
March 03, 2021 20:14 UTC
His lawyer Vadim Kobzev said he had met Navalny at the Kolchugino jail in the Vladimir region northeast of Moscow. The whereabouts of Navalny, 44, had been a mystery since he left jail in Moscow. His lawyer Vadim Kobzev told Reuters he had met Navalny at the Kolchugino jail in the Vladimir region northeast of Moscow. TASS news agency, citing a law enforcement source, said Navalny was being held there for quarantine before his further transportation to the IK-2 penal colony, also in the Vladimir region. On his twitter feed, Kobzev said Navalny was sharing the cell with two others, but was kept isolated from the outside world with no letters.
March 03, 2021 20:00 UTC
A U.S. Capitol Police statement did not name the organization but called it “an identified militia group.”The police force that guards the U.S. Capitol said on Wednesday it has obtained intelligence pointing to a possible plot by a militia group to breach the building on Thursday, an alleged plan with echoes of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. “The United States Capitol Police Department is aware of and prepared for any potential threats towards members of Congress or towards the Capitol complex,” it said in its statement. On Tuesday, Acting House Sergeant at Arms Timothy Blodgett notified members of Congress of a possible security threat spanning Thursday through Saturday. Since Jan. 6, National Guard troops have been dispatched to the Capitol grounds and tall fencing has been erected to extend the security perimeter of the Capitol. Blodgett told lawmakers that the Capitol Police department has “enhanced” its security posture for the coming days.
March 03, 2021 19:41 UTC
The U.S. economic recovery continued at a modest pace over the first weeks of this year, with businesses optimistic about the months to come and demand for housing "robust," but only slow improvement in the job market, the Federal Reserve reported on Wednesday. The U.S. central bank holds its next policy meeting in two weeks, at a time of increased optimism the coming year will see risks from the coronavirus pandemic subside, and the economy register strong growth. The boost in the economic outlook, driven by the country's expanding COVID-19 vaccination program and the potential for a $1.9 trillion federal spending package, has prompted market speculation the Fed may be forced to scale back its support for the economy sooner than expected. Federal officials in recent days have rebutted that idea by noting the long list of problems still facing the economy, from high joblessness to weak inflation, that would need to ease before it considers any change in monetary policy. Subscribe to Mint Newsletters * Enter a valid email * Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter.
March 03, 2021 19:18 UTC
Senior TDP leader and former Minister Bandaru Satyanarayana Murthy has alleged that YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) General Secretary and Member of Parliament V. Vijaya Sai Reddy is indulging in personal attacks on Opposition candidates ahead of the GVMC elections, and said that by doing so, he is lowering his own stature. Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, Mr. Murthy said that Mr. Vijaya Sai Reddy was attributing the delay in the execution of the Underground Drainage (UGD) works to the COVID-19 pandemic. The TDP leader alleged that the delay was not due to the pandemic but due to non-payment of money to the contractors. These projects could have generated vast employment and contributed to the growth of the city, he said. Instead of pursuing these projects, the YSRCP general secretary was talking of Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s plan for bringing Metro Rail to the city and four-lane roads.
March 03, 2021 19:13 UTC
The enigmatic politician-cum-business tycoon, turned a kingmaker when he switched to the BJP from the Congress. This had upset the party old-timers who had begun to feel that a new political order comprising defectors had started overtaking them. The BJP old guard, though concerned about the scandal denting the image of the party, appear to be heaving a sigh of relief with the exit of Mr. Jarkiholi from the ministry. Yediyurappa felt that Mr. Jarkiholi’s exit may bring relief to the Chief Minister himself as the new Ministers will now have to come to him directly instead of the earlier practice of approaching Mr. Jarkiholi. BJP insiders feel that Mr. Jarkiholi’s exit may give them freedom to strengthen the party organisation in Belagavi, which has second highest number of Assembly seats after Bengaluru.
March 03, 2021 19:07 UTC
Bengaluru:Early-stage investor Blume Ventures expects 10-12 of its portfolio companies to either go public or become unicorns over the next decade, Ashish Fafadia, partner, Blume Ventures, said in an interview. Blume Ventures had announced the final close of its Fund III in February 2020. In January, it announced the final close of its ₹350-crore Fund 1X, which bought stakes in six portfolio firms from the first fund. Fafadia said the venture capital fund will remain invested in portfolio firms while being relevant to their needs at the growth stage. Blume has partnered with Avendus Capital, taking advantage of its wealth service client base, to float Fund 1X.
March 03, 2021 19:07 UTC
In comparison, PMI for the manufacturing sector had fallen marginally to 57.5 in February from 57.7 a month ago, data released on Monday showed. Information and communication was the only sub-sector to post a contraction in sales and business activity in the latest month. New export orders declined for the 12th month running, albeit at the weakest rate since last March. “Despite the ongoing growth of total new business, service sector employment fell further during February. For FY21, however, the government’s statistics office now estimates a deeper contraction of 8% than the earlier estimate of 7.7% contraction.
March 03, 2021 18:40 UTC