KONDHANE/NEW DELHI Like his father before him, Dattatatraya Kshirsagar, 80, has been looking forward for years to the day when a $65 million dam will be completed in his village, an hour-and-a-half drive southeast of Mumbai. The dam would supply enough water to irrigate 1,000 hectares (2,470 acres) of parched land around it, including Kshirsagar’s
05:02 16 March 2016 TOKYO, March 16, Kyodo Japanese director Naomi Kawase has been named president of the Cannes jury that will award the Short Films Palme d’Or and three Cinefondation prizes for student work at this year’s Cannes film festival in May, organizers announced on Wednesday. Kawase, 46, a native of Nara, will become
19:12 15 March 2016 TOKYO, March 15, Kyodo The French government on Tuesday awarded the Legion of Honor to veteran Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake, renowned for his designs incorporating cutting-edge silhouettes and heavily pleated fabrics. Miyake, 77, was bestowed the rank of Commander at a ceremony at Tokyo’s National Art Center, which will hold
Foxconn Technology Group is delaying finalization of its deal for Sharp Corp. to get a clear understanding of the Japanese company’s performance in the current quarter, increasing the chances an agreement won’t be reached this month, according to sources. Foxconn, which agreed to pay more than ¥600 billion ($5.3 billion) for control of Sharp, has
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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The attacks took place between 2012 and 2014 A man has been charged with hacking the Apple iCloud and Gmail accounts of celebrities and stealing nude photos and videos from them. The US authorities say Ryan Collins has agreed to plead guilty to the offence. Prosecutors have recommended that
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google thinks self-driving cars should not have steering wheels or pedals Google’s self-driving car chief has urged lawmakers to ensure the US sets consistent laws for the technology. Chris Urmson told a Senate hearing that the US Transport Secretary should be given authority over the matter rather than leaving
Image caption Former England rugby union captain Matt Dawson is giving evidence to the health and petitions committees Parents of children affected by meningitis B have told MPs a vaccine for the disease should be extended to all UK children up to the age of 11. They say the cost of treating survivors left with
There are not enough doctors to run a seven-day NHS in England, according to a leading doctor. In a speech on Tuesday, Royal College of Physicians president Prof Jane Dacre will warn ministers the issue must be addressed if their policy is to work. She will highlight research that shows vacant posts are not being