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Trump gives Oval Office a makeover, reinstalls Churchill bust

Trump gives Oval Office a makeover, reinstalls Churchill bust

US President Donald Trump has given a makeover to the Oval Office withing hours of moving in to the White House as he reinstalled a bust of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and introduced some other changes.The bust was removed to outside the Treaty Room in the private residence of the White House from the Oval Office in 2009 under Trump's predecessor Barack Obama.Trump, however, has retained the bust of Martin Luther King Jr, brought to the Oval Office by Obama.Inside the Oval ..., 7 minutes ago
Trump jitters for Indian equities, 1 hour ago

BSE IPO disclosures incomplete: Investor body

BSE says all requirements complied with.N Sundaresha Subramanian reports. The Midas Touch Investors Association has written to market regulator Securities Exchange Board of India and merchant bankers about the Bombay Stock Exchange's upcoming IPO saying a pending litigation has not been disclosed in the IPO documents. In the letter, the association led by Noida-based Virender Jain has stated that certain important and material facts have been concealed and not-disclosed in the prospectus.
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When Trump thanked Clinton for attending his inauguration

US President Donald Trump has thanked his defeated Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and former president Bill Clinton for attending his inauguration saying he was "honoured" by their presence, and urged the attendees to give them a standing ovation. At a Congressional luncheon held in his honour at the US Capitol soon after his inauguration, Trump said he was honoured by their presence."I'll tell you, there is something that I wanted to say because I was very honoured, very, very honoured ...
 Rediff.com24 minutes ago Donald Trump still can't escape Hillary Clinton  Albuquerque Journal9 hours ago

On Day 1 in office, Trump signs executive order against Obamacare

Within hours of taking the oath, new US President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at “minimising the economic burden” of Obamacare “pending repeal”, to make good on one of his most impassioned campaign promises of dismantling his predecessor’s healthcare law. The one-page executive order was Trump’s first since becoming the 45th president of the US. The order says “It is the policy of my administration to seek the prompt repeal” of ...
 Rediff.com34 minutes ago In first executive order, Trump asks agencies to ease Obamacare  Rediff.com1 hour ago

US President Trump and First Lady dance at the Liberty Ball

After the parade and swearing-in, it was time for the US First President and his First Lady to let loose a bit at the Liberty Ball. The First couple swayed to Frank Sinatra's 'My way' at the ball held at the Walter E Washington Convention Center.Trump will be attending an unusually small number of inaugural galas compared to past presidents. In 2009, Barack and Michelle Obama attended 10 inaugural balls, and in 1997, Bill and Hillary Clinton went to 14 of ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago Dear Mr. President: we're going to fight back (opinion)  CNN9 hours ago President Buhari on 10-day vacation, Osinbajo named acting-president  ForNaija.com9 hours ago Trump's first presidential tweets  Northern Territory News9 hours ago

Proud of rich culture of Tamil Nadu, government committed to state's progress: Modi on jallikattu

A day after the Centre cleared an ordinance on jallikattu, Prime Minister  Modi today said that all efforts were being made to fulfil the cultural aspirations of Tamil people and that the government was fully committed to the progress of Tamil Nadu."We are very proud of the rich culture of Tamil Nadu. All efforts are being made to fulfil the cultural aspirations of Tamil people," tweeted the PM, adding, "Central Government is fully committed to the progress of Tamil Nadu & will always ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago Centre nod to Jallikattu ordinance; protests continue in Tamil Nadu  IANS Live9 hours ago Jallikattu WILL happen! Centre clears ordinance allowing it  Rediff.com11 hours ago Ordinance cleared on Jallikattu  Rediff.com14 hours ago

Bank employees to go on strike on February 7

Bank staff and employees unions have given call to strike work on February 7 to highlight problems faced by them while implementing demonetisation and seeking an effective mechanism of recovery of huge bad loans.C H Venkatachalam, general secretary, All India Bank Employees Association said in a statement: Everyone is appreciating the hard work done by the bank employees, officers and managers in managing the situation in the banks so well after November 8. But, there is reluctance and ...
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Here's what the new US Defense Secretary had to say

The new American Defense Secretary Gen James “Mad Dog” Mattis (Retd) has vowed to strengthen the economic and military ties with allies and “gain full value from every taxpayer dollar spent on defense”. “Every action we take will be designed to ensure our military is ready to fight today and in the future,” Mattis said on Friday in a message to department of defense soon after he was being sworn in as head of the Pentagon by Vice President Mike Pence at the ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago US Senate confirms retired Gen Mattis as defence secretary  Rediff.com5 hours ago Trump signing clears way for defence pick  Special Broadcasting Service9 hours ago

'How important are university rankings?'

Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education. In an online chat with readers every Friday, overseas education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to pick the right course and career abroad. For those who missed the chat on January 20, here's the unedited transcript: Subbu: Hi Mr Chandra, my son has done BE IT in 2016 with higher 2nd Class. He got placed in Campus in a MNC and he now wants to pursue MBA from abroad after 1 ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago

Who initiated note ban? RBI governor evasive

Unhappy PAC asks Urjit Patel to give written answers on note ban.Amit Agnihotri reports. Unsatisfied with Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel's responses to specific queries on demonetisation, Parliament's Public Accounts Committee asked him to furnish written replies to the concerns expressed by members within two weeks and appear before the panel again. Dr Patel, along with RBI Deputy Governor R Gandhi and other senior functionaries, appeared before the PAC for oral evidence on ...
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