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I will not let Iran develop nuclear weapon, ever: Donald Trump

I will not let Iran develop nuclear weapon, ever: Donald Trump

World
US President Donald Trump has assured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he will not allow Iran develop a nuclear weapon and termed the nuclear agreement Tehran reached with world powers one of the "worst deals" he has ever seen. Trump has on several occasions - during his presidential campaign and afterwards - criticised the agreement reached in 2015 between Iran and the US, the UK, Russia, France, China and Germany to limit the Islamic republic's nuclear ability. The deal signed during President Barack Obama's tenure had strained US-Israel ties, and Obama-Netanyahu relationship. Iran has defended its nuclear programme as purely civilian. Trump said security assistance to Israel was at an all-time high to ensure it can defend against threats."We have a long history of co...
Consul General Anupam Ray was invited by McDermott International, Houston :

Consul General Anupam Ray was invited by McDermott International, Houston :

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Consul General Anupam Ray was invited by McDermott International, Inc. CEO David Dickson and Senior VP Brian McLaughlin to speak to the employees at their HQ's in Houston. The company has operations in over 15 different countries with revenues exceeding $3 billion. It has a strength of 12000 employees out of which 30% are of Indian origin. The company is aggressively planning to expand in India having offices in Chennai and Mumbai.
President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned on Monday:

President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned on Monday:

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The White House confirmed the resignation, announcing that Trump had named Lt. General Joseph Keith Kellogg, Jr. as acting national security adviser. Flynn's resignation comes after days of speculation about his status within the administration and intense scrutiny into his discussions about Russia prior to Trump's inauguration. Reports on Monday revealed that the Justice Department had earlier warned the White House that Flynn could be vulnerable to Russian blackmail. "In the course of my duties as the incoming National Security Advisor, I held numerous phone calls with foreign counterparts, ministers, and ambassadors. These calls were to facilitate a smooth transition and begin to build the necessary relationships between the President, his advisors and foreign leaders. Such calls are ...
Microsoft seeks exceptions to Trump immigration ban

Microsoft seeks exceptions to Trump immigration ban

Business & Corporate, World
Top American IT company Microsoft has requested the Trump administration to ease travel restrictions for its employees affected by the US Presidents executive order on immigration, visa and border security. In a letter to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary Gen (rtd) John Kelly, Microsoft Chief Legal Officer Bradford L Smith said 76 Microsoft employees along with 41 dependents have non-immigrant visas to live and work in the US and are impacted by the executive order. "After contacting these employees and their families, we have learned that some of them have particularly pressing needs. For example, we are concerned about families that have been separated as one or both parents were outside the US last Friday and therefore cannot re-enter the country ...
Middle East travellers rush to take advantage of Trump setback

Middle East travellers rush to take advantage of Trump setback

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Citizens of seven mainly Muslim countries who were banned from the United States by President Donald Trump can resume boarding U.S.-bound flights, the U.S. government said on Saturday, after a Seattle judge blocked his executive order. The ruling gave hope to many travellers and sent some scrambling for tickets, worried that the newly opened window might not last long. Trump denounced the judge on Twitter and said the decision would be quashed. "The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!" the president said. The travel ban, which Trump says is needed to protect the United States against Islamist militants, has sparked travel chaos around the world and condemnation by rights groups who ha...
Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare addresses G-20 Agriculture Ministers’ meeting at Berlin

Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare addresses G-20 Agriculture Ministers’ meeting at Berlin

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Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh today addressed the G-20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting at Berlin, Germany. In his addressed the Minister said that India will continue to extend their support in early implementation of past commitments made at the G20 Agriculture Ministers Meetings particularly on Research and Development, collaboration and knowledge transfer, action to combat food loss and waste, and information and communication technologies (ICT). Shri Singh also supports the proposal of strengthening of AMIS and underscores the importance of assessment of stocks and suggests sharing of best practices in this regard. The Minister added that in India, ICT has proved to be an effective and powerful medium to disseminate information on agronomic
Central funding to metro line to Bengaluru airport

Central funding to metro line to Bengaluru airport

Business & Corporate, Logistics, Tours & Travels, Uncategorized, World
The confusion surrounding the metro rail link to Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) finally seems to have been cleared with the Centre agreeing to fund the project costing Rs.6,000 crore. The cost would be shared on a 50:50 basis by the Union and the State governments. Minister for Bengaluru Development K.J. George and Union Minister of State for Aviation Jayant Sinha discussed at a meeting on Friday various routes that could connect the city and the KIA. Mr. George told reporters that nine such alternative routes have been identified by RITES Ltd., an engineering consultancy company. After finalising a route, a proposal seeking the Centre’s funding would be submitted to the Union Aviation Ministry. The route would be finalised after consultations with all stakeholders, he sai
Transport Research Arena TRA 2018

Transport Research Arena TRA 2018

Business & Corporate, Logistics, World
Transport Research Arena - TRA 2018 in Vienna is now open for abstract submission until March 21 2017 TRA 2018 is an arena for researchers, scientists and engineers, companies and public authorities active in the field of transport. It welcomes policy makers and stakeholders framing research and transport policy. The TRA 2018 programme includes a range of different session formats that will offer ample opportunity to share information on recent findings and to discuss the aforementioned challenges and opportunities. In scientific and technical sessions, a broad spectrum of research and innovation activities will be discussed, ranging from basic research findings over application-oriented engineering and socio-economic aspects to policies and standards. Key focus areas in TRA-2018 ...
Donald Trump blasts Clinton after probe of FBI launched

Donald Trump blasts Clinton after probe of FBI launched

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President-elect Donald Trump has turned his fire on beaten rival Hillary Clinton, after an investigation was launched into the action taken by the FBI during the election campaign. The FBI and justice department face questions over their handling of her use of a private email server. FBI director James Comey's decision to reopen an investigation 11 days before the election shook up the race. Mr Trump tweeted that Mrs Clinton was "guilty as hell". The president-elect continues to fire out tweets on a range of subjects just a week before his inauguration. In the latest batch his anger over alleged compromising material held on him by Russia shows no sign of abating, again calling it "fake news" and "phony allegations" put together by "my political opponents and a failed spy afra...
Trump finally announced his plan to avoid business conflicts. It’s a sham.

Trump finally announced his plan to avoid business conflicts. It’s a sham.

Business & Corporate, Uncategorized, World
Donald Trump held his first press conference Wednesday to directly answer the question of what he plans to do to inoculate himself from his many conflicts of interest. His answer: pretty much nothing. Trump’s plan, as his lawyer Sheri Dillon outlined, is to put his businesses in a trust managed by his two adult sons, Eric and Donald Jr., and the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg. “I could actually run my business and run government at the same time. I don't like the way that looks,” Trump said. “But I would be able to do that if I wanted to.” An ethics adviser at the Trump Organization, who is yet to be hired, will have to approve new “deals.” Trump promised to donate the profits from foreign bookings at his hotels to the federal Treasury. And he will limit