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two weeks after launch,The firm said on Friday it had identified a problem in the manufacturing process of a battery supplier it didn’t name.“I am working to straighten out our quality control process” Samsung’s mobile business chief Koh Dong-jin said then The scale of the unprecedented recall which some analysts forecast will cost Samsung nearly $5 billion in revenue this year follows a separate supply-chain management issue that led to disappointing sales of the Galaxy S6 series last year Samsung executives said production problems for the curved screens and metal casings used in the Galaxy S6 edge led to a supply shortage for the device leaving the firm unable to capitalise on the critical acclaim the phone received sapping earnings momentum GETTING AHEAD Counterpoint analyst Jeff Fieldhack said Samsung stole the thunder from local rival LG Electronics’ launch of the G5 smartphone this year by starting the sales of the Galaxy S7 smartphones a month earlier and backing them with an aggressive marketing campaign “I believe they were trying to create a similar effect by beating Apple to market by (about) a month too” he said “Very often lab times and testing periods are shrunk to expedite approval and time-to-market of key devices It is possible all charging scenarios were not thoroughly tested” Also read: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall needs to be ‘official’ says Consumer Reports Samsung SDI one of two makers of batteries for the Note 7 – the other has not been identified – said it had not received notice from Samsung Electronics regarding its batteries and declined to comment further including whether its batteries were found to be faulty The company declined to comment on a local media report that it had production difficulties and struggled to meet orders in time While there are occasional reports of phones catching fire or burning users recalls for such problems are rare The problem is exacerbated by the fact that batteries in the Galaxy Note 7 can not be removed by the user – a design decision to make the phones slimmer and waterproof A Samsung executive who declined to be named told Reuters before the recall announcement: “Our production engineers and managers are extremely experienced and if you ask them to find a solution to adopt a design change they’d promptly bring things under control “But even that capability is under growing strain as we try out new materials and everything is on a very tight schedule” Local brokerage Korea Investment cut its third-quarter operating profit forecast for Samsung by 11 trillion won to 71 trillion won due to the recall though it said the event would not derail the broader rebound of its smartphone business If haste contributed to the problem it could now help Samsung limit the impact of the recall Shares in Samsung were up 08 percent in mid-day trade on Tuesday 44 percent below record highs reached two weeks ago as some investors welcomed the swift decision to launch a global recall For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Chandrima Pal | New Delhi | Updated: January 7 2016 4:44 pm Related News There is more to a Bengali’s winter than the much ridiculed monkey cap annual tryst with the book fair and the infamous Calcutta smog that often disrupts cricket matches at Eden Gardens It is when the frenzy of festivals makes way for never-ending family meals and conversations on terraces as jars of ‘ber’ pickles soak in the winter sun It is when kitchens churn rare ingredients and complex flavours as seasonal sweets savouries and curries keep the Bengali sensualist in exceptionally good spirits (especially since we are well known for our dour disposition otherwise) What makes the winter menu so special is that it features produce that make a stellar cameo between November to January only With everything from date palm jaggery (nolen gur) to some rare varieties of fish rice vegetables and fruits it is a celebration of everything precious (Also read:Flavours of Bengal) Here’s looking at a few rock stars of the season With compliments from a Bengali woman who as they say always knows best Joy to the World A familiar winter sighting during our childhood was the stacks of white paper boxes bursting with sweet promise and stamped with the unmistakable blue logo of Joy Nagarer Mowa a kind of soft laddoo from Jay Nagar South 24 Parganas They appeared with the first mist of the season at sweet shops and doorsteps courtesy the wandering vendors and thoughtful guests They disappeared at the first warming (Source: Wriju) Much has changed in the way this signature winter sweet is produced and marketed well beyond its best-by date But if you have had the privilege of tastingthe original succulent Joy Nagarer Mowa you will know that no cheaper alternative no artificial essence can ever recreate this golf-ball-sized wonder First introduced in the 1920s this soft velveteen laddoo is an elegant marriage of ingredients unique to the region and the season So you have nolen gur – date palm jaggery that is used to flavour sweets and kheer in winter – and puffed rice from Kanakchur variety of grain which is harvested only at this time of the year with posto (poppy seeds) – Bengali cuisine’s most popular calling card (Also read:A sumptuous Chicken Kabiraji: It’s when Armenia meets Bengal) Because of the elusive ingredients (apparently date palm trees are disappearing and yield of the Kanakchur rice have been slumping too) the original Mowa was tough to find or reproduce at home It was even tougher to store it because the blue-blooded Mowa had no chemicals or preservatives to add to its short shelf life On hindsight maybe it was the Mowa’s elusiveness that made it so attractive despite its unappetizing brown and white appearance Green Signals On nippy Sundays the only thing that could entice us to crawl out from the under the quilts was the aroma of this little beauty wafting from the kitchen Think crisp fluffy golden puris that collapse when you tap them lightly Think of a rich green layer of sweet green peas inside flavoured with a pinch of hing or asafetida Think you are in culinary heaven (Source: Wriju) Koraishuntir kochuri is a sort of puri or soft kachori with green peas fillingPurists (yours truly included) would scoff the idea of frozen supermarket peas to make this kochuri -it tastes best when the season’s sweetest and freshest green peas have been shelled the previous evening (in the backdrop of the loud Bengali soaps) mashed and seasoned and tempered in the kadhai with hing and occasional green chilly And since food pairing is very important in Bengali cuisine (we believe certain varieties of dals are wedded to certain kinds of veggie dishes we are THAT obsessive) you should know that the koraishuntir kochuri the king of winter brunches is best mated with a semi-dry spicy and sweet aloo dum with seasonal baby potatoes garnished with coriander leaves and slit green chillies The Social Climber Australians are reportedly living in dread of the Climbing Perch fish that is invading its waters and choking everything that comes it way But in Bengalthis fish aka Koi (not to be confused with its Japanese namesake) maach is celebrated in all its fierce glory (Also read:From baked Mishti Doi to Biryani Bengali cuisine spreads its wings across Delhi) Like so many other seasonal things the koi is available almost throughout the year these days But our mothers and grandmothers insisted that the fish really comes to its own in winter Known to survive without water for hours koi maach can spring a nasty surprise even when dropped into the kadhai to be fried in bubbling mustard oil A sharp childhood memory involves a bunch of these warriors springing up from the shopping bag and hopping around the kitchen before the cook grabbed them by the tail for a killer wallop (Source: Wriju) Taming the koi is worth the risk Everything from a simple oil-ginger-turmeric and nigella flavoured curry to a more seasonal cauliflower and potato gravy is laid out to welcome this aggressive and flavourful little fella Bit of an acquired taste – it takes a while to negotiate the bones and get to the sweet flesh – the koi is as much a winter classic in Bengali households as are the badminton sessions in the evenings and family picnics over mutton curries But we shall leave that story for another day For more recipes visit FOODIE For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Srinagar | Published: September 17 2012 3:23 pm Related News Decks have been cleared to put in place block councils and district panchayat councils in Jammu and Kashmir as part of the state government’s commitment to put in place a powerful three-tier Panchayat Raj systemChief Minister Omar Abdullah said “A powerful 3-tier Panchayat Raj system is my government’s commitment and all decks have been cleared to put in place block councils and district panchayat councils so that Panchayat Raj gets fully established at all levels” Omar said interacting with a deputation of Sarpanches and Panches from Mendhar here yesterday Omar reiterated his endeavour to make panchayats and urban local bodies run the affairs of local self government in the state in accordance with the aspirations of the people “Involvement of grass root level public representatives in the governance and implementation of development schemes has attained global significance and revival of Panchayat Raj in the State after the long period of over 30 years is a historic step of his government” the Chief Minister said He said panchayat members should exercise the powers entrusted to them and get completely involved in the development process in their respective areas Omar said capacity building programmes for sarpanches and panches is already going on and panchayat members are receiving training to get acquainted with the exercise of powers entrusted to them The Chief Minister asked the sarpanches and panches to rise to the expectations of the people and face the challenges with courage and determination “Your mission is development of common people and this cause is a pious cause You should stand firm on ground and fulfil the commitment made to people” he said adding his government would ensure all help to panchayat members in this regard For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Macau | Published: June 11 2009 12:12 pm Related News Superstar Amitabh Bachchanthe IIFA brand Ambassadorwho arrived here for the tenth edition of the awards said that he is planning to learn Chinese during his stay The 66-year-old star said that he wants to pick up some more Chinese words and promised that by the end of the festival he will boast of increased vocabulary of the language “It is wonderful and lovely to be back here I am looking forward to the IIFA The people are very nice and they were very generous to us when we came here for the press conference” Bachchan said as he arrived the Venetian Macao-resort hotel When asked about IIFA completing a decade this year Bachchan said”We keep working to make things better each year and hope that this year is one of them” As Bachchan arrived at the hotel wearing a black tuxedo and his trademark smilehis charisma was for all to see as tourists from all over the globe made a bee-line to catch a glimpse of Bollywood’s biggest star “I just got to know that Amitabh Bachchan is coming My son is a great fan of him so I am trying to get a picture of him for my son” said an excited Fionna from Londonwho had come here for a holiday Fionna said that she was not aware about the IIFA event earlier but is planning to extend her stay to watch the awards extravaganza She also hopes to get an autograph of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ star Anil Kapoor and his daughteractress Sonam Kapoor Howeverfans hoping to catch Bachchan at the gambling table are in for a disappointment as the 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