Bomb disposal team are called to Sellafield nuclear site after explosive chemical organic peroxide was discovered during routine inspection

Bomb disposal experts were called to the plant in 2018 after a similar incident and their report found the site had failed to identify the risks of out of date chemicals.

State Power Officials Lift Rolling Outage Order; Electricity Being Restored To Bay Area Neighborhoods

“The California ISO is working closely with California utilities and neighboring power systems to manage strain on the grid and to restore the power grid to full capacity,” the operator said in a statement. “As portions of the grid are restored, local utilities will restore power in a coordinated fashion.”

US wishes ‘good’ friend India on Independence Day

“On behalf of the government of the United States of America and the American people, I extend greetings and best wishes to the people of India on your Independence Day,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on the eve of India’s Independence Day.

California heat spurs 1st rolling power outages since 2011

Heat records fell in several cities. Downtown San Francisco hit 90 degrees, topping a high for the date of 86 that was set in 1995. Salinas hit 102, 18 degrees above the record set just last year. Palm Springs hit 120, breaking a 2015 record by several degrees.

August 15, 1947: How Portuguese Goa marked India’s Independence Day

The currency was Rupia (equivalent to Indian Rupee): not-so-expensive wine was sold for Rupia 1.12 tangas (16 tangas made a Rupia), Scotch whisky was Rupia 5, small slab of Cadbury’s chocolate was priced 8 tangas. Salt export was a huge revenue churner and chillies (called Ghanti chillies) were imported from British India. Crude and powdered […]

India’s midnight tryst

By the time World War II ended in 1945, the British government had lost support — both at home and internationally — for its rule in India, where the movement for independence had also gained strength. On February 20, Clement Atlee, the British Prime Minister, announced that India would be granted full self-governance by June […]

Trump fires back at Bolton over forthcoming memoir: ‘Made up of lies & fake stories’

Trump also apparently was unaware that Britain is a nuclear power and asked whether Finland is part of Russia, according to Bolton — who further claims that during Trump’s 2018 meeting with North Korea’s leader, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo handed Bolton a note saying of Trump, “He is so full of sh–.” Click here […]

Mahindra unveils Thar in modern avatar

To come in multiple configurations, the new Thar has been entirety designed and developed at the company’s design studio in Mahindra Research Valley in Chennai and all the components are sourced from within India, making it truly an Indian product, said Dr. Pawan Goenka, MD, M&M at the virtual unveiling event.

Star Wars episode X: The IPL empire strikes back

Elsewhere, West Indies allrounder Fabian Allen was on the receiving end of a lockdown slap down after missing his connection for a charter flight into Trinidad & Tobago, which is hosting this year’s CPL. “Unfortunately there was some confusion with his understanding of the flight details and he missed the flight,” his agent said, which […]

From loo rolls to fashion: how to spend your cash more ethically

5. Go vegan or reduce your meat or dairy consumption. Tofu, lentils and black-eyed beans are all cheaper per 100g of protein than diced beef, a relatively cheap cut of meat. They are also much less carbon intensive: someone who eats a lot of meat will have two and a half times the dietary carbon […]