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Trump to attend ‘Howdy, Modi!’ in Houston: White House

WASHINGTON: In a significant boost to India-US ties and nod to their growing personal equation, President Donald Trump will be attending Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s diaspora outreach event in Houston next Sunday, called “Howdy, Modi!”, the White House announced Sunday. Trump will not only attend but also address the gathering, people familiar with the hosting of the event said. The two leaders are not expected to hold discussions, either one-on-one or with their delegations, but are likely to meet in New York City on the sidelines of the UN general assembly debates....more More

Special gesture, tweets Modi

NEW DELHI: US President Donald Trump’s confirmation to join the Indian-origin community at the Houston event is a special gesture that signifies the special friendship between India and USA, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. In two tweets, Modi said he was delighted that Donald Trump would join him at the community programme in Houston, Texas on September 22. “The special gesture of President @realDonaldTrump to join us in Houston highlights the strength of the relationship and recognition of the contribution of the Indian community to American society and economy, #HowdyModi,” Modi said, responding to the White House confirming that Trump will attend PM Modi’s Indian diaspora event....more More

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Intra-Afghan negotiations the only solution: Guterres

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UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the spate of attacks, including the bombing in Kabul, saying in a statement that "such indiscriminate attacks can never be justified". "The Secretary-General believes that the only solution to the conflict in Afghanistan is through an inclusive process of intra-Afghan negotiations. He encourages all political leaders to work together during this period leading to presidential elections and stresses the urgency of ensuring security across Afghanistan."...more More

Farooq Abdullah detained under public safety law

SRINAGAR: Former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has been detained under Jammu and Kashmir’s stringent public safety law that gives the administration the right to detain a person without trial for two years. An order by the state government said the former chief minister’s residence will be treated as a temporary jail. Jammu and Kashmir’s public safety law was first brought into force when Farooq Abdullah’s father Sheikh Abdullah was the chief minister. In its initial form, the law empowered authorities to jail a person for two years....more More

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Priyanka Gandhi slams Mantriji for insulting north Indians

NEW DELHI: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi gave a stinging response to Union Minister Santosh Gangwar for his comment on lack of quality among north Indian candidates, saying that the minister cannot use such an excuse to hide the government’s failure. She told Minister of State Santosh Gangwar in no uncertain terms that there have been no jobs in the market and the rest have been taken away by the government, courtesy the economic slowdown. She said the youth is waiting and hoping that the government will do something....more More

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Indian Government unveils Rs 70,000 cr boost to exports, housing

NEW DELHI: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced a set of measures to boost the economy — the third in four weeks — including a Rs 50,000 crore package for exports and the creation of a Rs 20,000 crore fund for real estate projects that is expected help complete around 350,000 flats and houses stuck in various stages of construction. Sitharaman said the government will contribute Rs 10,000 crore in setting up a special window to provide last-mile funding for unfinished housing projects that haven’t turned into non-performing assets (NPAs) and are not facing proceedings at the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT)....more More

Apple iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max launched

CUPERTINO: The Cupertino-headquartered firm today unveiled new smartphones -- iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max -- at its Special Event here in California. The three smartphones, upgrades over the last year’s iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max, will ship with the iOS 13, the latest mobile operating system from Apple, faster and more capable processor and perhaps more importantly, much-improved camera capabilities. Apple iPhone 11 price starts at $699 (Rs 50,244). Apple iPhone 11 Pro starts at $999 while iPhone 11 Pro Max starts at $1,099. Apple iPhone XR price has been reduced to $599 (for the base model)....more More

Kamal Haasan wades into Hindi row with ‘no Shah or Sultan’ jab at Amit Shah

NEW DELHI: Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan trained his guns on home minister Amit Shah on Monday in the row over imposition of Hindi. Shah has faced criticism from leaders across political parties in southern India for pitching Hindi as the unifying language of India. Haasan, the chief of the Makkal Needhi Maiam, said the debate over Hindi could become bigger than the ‘Jallikattu’ protest. Jallikattu is a Tamil bull-taming sport which is held during Pongal. There were massive protests in the state in 2017 after Supreme Court ordered a ban on it....more More

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Unique Cultural Program Set for 'Howdy, Modi!'

HOUSTON: Attendees to “Howdy, Modi!” will be in for a once in a lifetime cultural program at the start of the event on Sunday, September 22 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. They will get to see “Woven: The Indian-American Story”, a 90 minute cultural program that is a celebration of Indian-Americans and their contributions to the cultural, intellectual, and social landscape of the United States. The over 50,000 attendees and those watching at home will experience the vibrant expressions of a people empowered by their identity and driven to enrich the communities around them. The program will start at 10:00 am before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the stadium....more More

No oil supply disruption, says India even as Saudi Arabia halves output

NEW DELHI: Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan has allayed fears of oil supply disruption following a drone attack on Saudi Aramaco - the world’s biggest crude-processing plant set it ablaze in Saudi Arabia and forced the kingdom to cut its oil production by half. “We have reviewed our overall crude oil supplies for the month of September with our oil marketing companies (OMCs). We are confident there would be no supply disruption to India. We are closely monitoring the evolving situation,” Pradhan tweeted....more More

Trump says US is ‘locked and loaded’ to respond to Saudi oil attack

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said Sunday the US is “locked and loaded” to respond to an attack on Saudi oil infrastructure that Washington has blamed on Iran, as Riyadh raced to restart operations at plants hit by drone attacks. It is the first time the president has hinted at a potential American military response to the attack, which slashed Saudi oil production by half and led both the kingdom and the United States to announce they may tap their strategic reserves....more More

Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change

REYKJAVIK: Iceland on Sunday honours the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate. A bronze plaque will be unveiled in a ceremony starting around 1400 GMT to mark Okjokull -- which translates to “Ok glacier” -- in the west of Iceland, in the presence of local researchers and their peers at Rice University in the United States, who initiated the project....more More

Irrfan Khan returns to Mumbai after a ‘successful surgery’

NEW DELHI: Actor Irrfan Khan, who was stationed in London for a long time, was spotted at Mumbai airport on Friday evening but he covered his face as the paparazzi clicked him coming outside the airport. He had a surgery after wrapping up the shoot for Angrezi Medium, a sequel to his surprise hit Hindi Medium, In London and was undergoing treatment before the shoot. A spokesperson for Irrfan said in a statement, “Irrfan had a successful surgery after wrapping Angrezi Medium shoot in London. He was missing home and has come to Mumbai for a few days and recover. We request the media to not speculate and thanking everyone again for the continued support.”...more More

Five U.S. Governors to visit India over next two months

WASHINGTON: The governors of five US states — New Jersey, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware and Indiana — are scheduled to visit India over the next few months to enhance economic ties with the country. They will be leading high-powered trade delegations comprising top businesses from their respective states. The unprecedented move of five American governors visiting India in quick succession is a part of the efforts by the Trump administration and the Modi government to enhance state-to-state relationship....more More

 

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Mario Bellini Honoured With Lifetime Award At Salone del Mobile.Milano

Mario Bellini, a multifaceted and innovative Milanese designer, has been awarded a Special Lifetime Award during the Salone del Mobile.Milano. The life time award to Mario Bellini is celebration for one of Italy’s most versatile and iconic architects and designers.

 

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A man was asked to paint a boat. He brought with him paint and brushes and began to paint the boat a bright red, as the owner asked him. While painting, he noticed that there was a small hole in the hull, and quietly repaired it.When finished painting, he received his money and left.

Countries must up their game to reduce low birth weights, warns UN-backed report

Many countries need to invest more and take greater action to reduce the number of babies born with low birth weights which put their health at risk, urges a United Nations-backed report. Around one-in-seven babies worldwide weighed less than 5.5 pounds, or 2.5 kilogrammes at birth, according to latest data from 2015.

 

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