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Edward Snowden wades into Aadhaar debate, again

Edward Snowden wades into Aadhaar debate, again

"Rarely do former intel chiefs and I agree," Edward Snowden began a tweet, wading, once again, into the huge Aadhaar debate.Snowden, involved in exposing a massive surveillance operation run by an American intelligence agency, said this while sharing an article on Aadhaar authored by a former head of India's external intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing.KC Verma, whose piece Snowden retweeted, wrote about "the stupidities, fallacies, misconceptions, whims and fancies regarding ..., 5 hours ago

Trump imitates Modi, Indian accent when discussing Afghanistan: Report

United States President Donald Trump has been known to affect an Indian accent and imitate Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a leading US daily has reported. Prime Minister Modi, during his visit to the US last year, held talks with President Trump on a number of issues including the situation in war-torn Afghanistan. Modi told Trump in an Oval Office meeting in June: “Never has a country given so much away for so little in return” as the United States in Afghanistan, The ...
 Rediff.com6 hours ago Indians are worse off under Modi  Rediff.com7 hours ago

Protesters opposing 'Padmaavat' disrupt traffic in Navi Mumbai

Vehicular traffic on busy Sion-Panvel highway was briefly disrupted tonight after unidentified persons placed burning tyres on road to protest the forthcoming release of Bollywood film "Padmaavat", police said."Miscreants burnt more than seven tyres before fleeing the spot," Navi Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale said in a message.The traffic was halted for about 20 minutes till the police removed the obstruction, he said.An offence is being registered at Vashi police station and search ...
 Rediff.com6 hours ago

Prime Minister Modi in Davos for WEF

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday arrived in Davos to attend the World Economic Forum annual meet where he would share his vision for India’s future engagements with the international community. Modi, the first Indian prime minister to attend the summit in two decades, would deliver the opening plenary address at the summit on Tuesday. Apart from meeting Swiss President Alain Berset, he would also attend the welcome reception by India and later host a dinner for global CEOs.
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Trump administration plans to open US embassy in Jerusalem by 2019

The Trump administration plans to open the United States embassy in Jerusalem by the end of 2019, a State Department official said on Monday. In December, Trump said that the US recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to the historic city. “The administration will advance its plan to open the US embassy in Jerusalem and will open the embassy before the end of next year,” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said. More ...
 Rediff.com6 hours ago Pence says US embassy in Jerusalem to open by end of 2019  Rediff.com9 hours ago

Senate deal 'to halt US government shutdown'

US lawmakers struck a deal to reopen the federal government three days into a shutdown prompted by an impasse over immigration and border security, the Senate Democratic leader said on Monday. We will vote today to reopen the government, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told the Senate. Schumer said Democrats would continue negotiating with Republicans on a bill to protect young immigrants from ...
 Rediff.com6 hours ago

Pub blaze: Kamala Mills owner Gowani held

The owner of Mumbai’s Kamala Mills compound, Ramesh Gowani, was arrested on Monday in connection with a pub fire, which claimed 14 lives on December 29 last year, police said. Gowani, who was travelling in a car, was intercepted at suburban Chembur by a team of the N M Joshi Marg police station, a senior police official said. “We have arrested Gowani under IPC section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder),” said S Jaykumar, Additional Commissioner of Police (Central ...
 Rediff.com7 hours ago

Justin Trudeau to visit India from Feb 17-23

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit India from February 17 to 23.During his seven-day visit, Trudeau will visit Agra, Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and New Delhi.During the visit, Trudeau and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reaffirm the close friendship between two countries, and discuss ways to create good middle class jobs for Canadians and Indians alike, Trudeaus office said in a statement.Trudeau will also participate in several business roundtables to promote trade and ...
 Rediff.com11 hours ago Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to visit India from February 17-23  Rediff.com7 hours ago

Congress forms screening panels for poll-bound northeastern states

Senior Congress leaders Mukul Wasnik, Oscar Fernandes and Kumari Selja will head the screening committees for poll-bound Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland, respectively, the party said today.The three states are scheduled to go to polls next month."Congress president Rahul Gandhi today approved the screening committees for the poll-bound states of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland," the party's national general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said."Mukul Wasnik will be the chairman of the screening ...
 Rediff.com7 hours ago

Tendulkar gives pep talk to women's team ahead of SA series

Tendulkar told the players to go with a positive frame of mind and advised them not to worry about the conditions there IMAGE:  Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar met members of the Indian women’s cricket team at the MCA BKC in Mumbai on Monday. Photograph: Shirish Shete/PTI Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Monday gave a pep talk to members of the Indian women's cricket team, who will travel to South Africa for a gruelling ODI and T20 series.   Tendulkar spoke to the members of the ...
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