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President Trump is Wheels Up From Historic India Visit

(Washington,Delhi) President Trump is Wheels Up From Historic India Visit
The President and First Lady Melania Trump are now en route back to Washington, D.C., after a productive and awe-inspiring trip to India this week.
The two-day schedule was packed with both working meetings and visits to cultural landmarks such as the Taj Mahal ,Sabarmati Ashram,,RiverFront etc
President Trump received a roaring welcome from over 100,000 people at a rally and huge crowed at 22 Km Long Roadshow hosted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“Melania and I have been awed by the majesty of India and the exceptional kindness and generosity of the Indian people,” President Trump said. “We’ll always remember the magnificent welcome the citizens of your home state showed us upon arrival.”
Earlier today, the President spoke to reporters about his successful visit and the growing power of the U.S.–India partnership. A few highlights:
On India: “I admire your country tremendously. I respect your Prime Minister tremendously . . . I think that India is going to be a tremendous player [now and] over the next period of 50 years and 100 years.”
On economic opportunity: “We just had a meeting . . . I thought it was a great meeting with some of the biggest businessmen in the world that come from India. They’re agreeing to invest billions and billions of dollars.”
On trade: “We also talked about tariffs because as you know, India is probably the highest-tariff nation in the world, meaning charging tariffs to outsiders. And I said we have to stop that. We have to stop it.”
On the Middle East: “We don’t have to act as a police force. We can act as a military force to win—not a military force to just take care of things in that very, very difficult part of the world.”
As part of President Trump’s talks with Prime Minister Modi this week, India is set to buy more than $3 billion of advanced American military equipment for its troops. A stronger India will boost U.S. efforts to defeat terrorism and drug trafficking worldwide.
The President also teased progress toward a major new trade deal, which would come on the heels of a recent Phase 1 agreement with China and the NAFTA-replacing USMCA.
“We think we’re at a point where our relationship is so special with India,” President Trump said alongside Prime Minister Modi. “It has never been as good as it is right now.”

India is Capable to Deal with CAA So No Comment :Trump

(New Delhi)India is Capable to Deal with CAA :Trump
US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he discussed the issue of religious freedom with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his comprehensive talks and that the Indian leader wants people to have this freedom. He Refused to Comment on CAA Saying that India is Capable to Deal with it
He also said that talked about his country’s peace deal with the Taliban with Modi, and said that India will like to see it happen.
Addressing a press conference, Trump described Modi as a “terrific” leader and India as a “tremendous country”.
However, when asked if he discussed the violent incidents here during his visit, he said that he didn’t discuss individual attacks with PM Modi and “that is up to India”.
He also said that India is buying a lot of military hardware from the US.
To a question about reports of Russia trying to influence the US presidential poll, he said intelligence agencies never shared such information with him.

Punjab’s DGP Gupta Takes U Turn on His Remarks on Kartarpur Sahib Devotees

(Chd,Pb)Punjab’s DGP Gupta Takes U Turn on His Remarks on Kartarpur Sahib Shrine Devotees
Punjab Director General of police, Dinkar Gupta, has expressed shock and outrage over his remarks made at the Indian Express Ideas Exchange event on February 20, being misunderstood or being willfully misconstrued.Earlier Top Cop has said that Sri Kartarpur Sahib has Potential to Turn a Sikh Devotee into a Terrorist within 6 Hrs
In a statement issued here, Gupta said, “I rejoiced at the opening of the Sri Kartarpur Sahib Corridor which has fulfilled the decades-old aspirations of millions of devotees like myself all over the world who profess their faith in Guru Nanak Dev Ji and his divine teachings. Their daily ardas for ‘khulle darshan-deedaar’ of religious shrines that remain in post-Partition Pakistan, was finally answered. It was a matter of even greater happiness that it coincided with the 550th Prakash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji”.
Top Cop also said that, as the DGP of the state, which is faced with continuing battle against violent extremism that continues to be funded and supported from across the border, he cannot over emphasize the need to remain vigilant.
He said,“I only red-flagged the obvious ‘potential’ for misuse by elements notorious for their hostility towards India and their effort to exploit every opportunity, even the most pious one, to disturb peace and communal harmony”
Gupta further said that his remarks at the Indian Express event were strictly pertaining to the security and safety of Punjab and India. There was absolutely no reference to any religion or community in his remarks but simply that some anti-national elements based in hostile neighborhood could misuse and exploit this opportunity and, therefore, “we” need to be vigilant to such potential dangers in the interest of peace and security of the people of the State, who, he said, had already suffered a lot in the past at the hands of terrorism promoted by our hostile neighbour.
Earlier Bikram Singh Majithia of Shiromani Akali Dal Slammed Capt Led Punjab Govt And Top Leaders of Congress asking that out of 51,000 devotees how many sikhs are converted terrorists

“Palais du Gouverneur”Thrown Open During Morning Also :Puducherry

(Puducherry) Dr Kiran Bedi Allows Tourists Visit at 18th Centuary’s Raj Niwas During Morning Also
LG Kiran Bedi made the announcement on Thursday, while addressing a team of French tourists visiting the 18th century building housing office cum residence of the Lt Governor.
She noted that tourists including foreigners visited the Union Territory mostly in the mornings.
Bedi told the tourists after registering their views on the Union Territory that in addition to the time allotted for them to visit the imposing and palatial premises during mid day now the building maintained as a heritage structure would be open to visitors in the mornings also.
Tourists and school children from outside Puducherry make a beeline to Raj Nivas, earlier called “Palais du Gouverneur”, every day to have a glimpse of the historic structure.
According to official records, the foundation of Raj Nivas was laid by the then French Governor Dumas in 1735.

Mr Trump Not 70 But One Lakh Indians May Say Namaste

(Ahmedabad)Mr Trump Not 70 But One Lakh Indians May Say Namaste
US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi togather will be iAhmedabad on February 24 in 22 Km Long Roadshow
In a recent video, Trump said, “7 million (70 lakh)” people will be there on the roadshow route.Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner Vijay Nehra on Wednesday said the number of those expected to be present at the roadshow will be “around one lakh”.
Notably, the total population of Ahmedabad is estimated to be around 70 to 80 lakh.
In a tweet a few days back, Nehra estimated the same figure.
“MaruAmdavad says #NamasteTrump #IndiaRoadShow is getting bigger & bigger. More than 1 lakh participants already confirmed for the 22 km roadshow. Great opportunity for #Ahmedabad to present Indian Culture to the World. Keep following @AmdavadAMC for more details,” he said in a tweet on February 16.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had earlier posted a video on his Twitter account, saying the “world’s oldest democracy would meet the world’s largest democracy on February 24” when Trump would address a large gathering at the cricket stadium along with Modi.

Airtel Paid ₹ 10,K Cr to Telecom Deptt Towards Statutory Dues

(New Delhi) Bharti Airtel Paid ₹ 10,K Cr to Telecom Deptt Towards Statutory Dues
fter Supreme Court rap and the government’s stringent deadline, Bharti Airtel on Monday said it has paid Rs 10,000 crore to the telecom department towards statutory dues.
The company said it will make payment of the balance amount after self assessment exercise.
“The…total amount of Rs 10,000 crore has been paid on behalf of Bharti Airtel, Bharti Hexacom, and Telenor.
The company said it will also submit supporting details at the time of making balance payment.
The telecom department on February 14 began issuing orders asking firms such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea to clear past dues immediately.
The DoT, which faced the ire of the Supreme Court for putting on hold recovery of dues from telecom companies, had started issuing circle or zone-wise demand notices to the firms.
Airtel had previously responded to DoT order by offering to pay Rs 10,000 crore by February 20 and the remaining before March 17. Airtel owes nearly Rs 35,586 crore, including licence fee and spectrum usage charge, to the government.

Face Book Ranked Prez Trump Ist & PM Modi at No 2

(Washington US )Face Book Ranked Prez Trump Ist & PM Modi at No 2
President Donald Trump has said it is a great honour that Facebook has ranked him number one and Prime Minister Narendra Modi number two on their popularity on the social networking site, ahead of his maiden visit to India.
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will pay a state visit to India on February 24 and 25 at the invitation of Prime Minister Modi
Taking to Twitter, Prez claimed to be the number one on Facebook, citing a remark of Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the social media company.
“Great honor, I think? Mark Zuckerberg recently stated that “Donald J. Trump is Number 1 on Facebook. Number 2 is Prime Minister Modi of India.” Actually, I am going to India in two weeks. Looking forward to it!,” Trump tweeted on Saturday.
This is not the first time that the US President has claimed to be the number one and Prime Minister Modi number two on their popularity on Facebook.
Last month in an interview to CNBC TV on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Trump said: “I’m No.1 on Facebook, you know who’s no.2? Modi from India”.
During his visit to India, Trump, in addition to New Delhi, will also visit Ahmedabad to address a joint public meeting with Modi at a newly-built stadium.

Microsoft Top Brass Satya Nadella Visiting India:Clash With Trump

(New Delhi) Microsoft Corp Top Brass Satya Nadella Visiting India
Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Satya Nadella will visit India later this month
While the company confirmed the visit of the top executive, it did not give details about the dates and cities he is likely to visit.
According to sources, Nadella will be on a visit to India from February 24-26.
The visit comes on the heels of the Indian-origin CEO recently voicing concerns over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) – Nadella had last month said what is happening is “sad” and he would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant create the next unicorn in India. His remarks had raised a furore in the political circles.
In a statement issued by Microsoft on January 14, Nadella had said: “Every country will and should define its borders, protect national security and set immigration policy accordingly. And in democracies, that is something that the people and their governments will debate and define within those bounds.”
India is a major market for Microsoft – the tech titan has a significant presence in cities like Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
It is pertinent to mention here that US President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit India on February 24 and 25.
Nadella’s visit comes at a time when the Indian government is taking a strong position on issues like data localisation and tightening the rules for e-commerce companies as well as social media platforms. India has so far resolutely stood its ground on these issues, refusing to bow to the pressure from US companies.
The Personal Data Protection Bill – which outlines norms for handling of personal data including processing by public and private entities – was introduced in the Lok Sabha in December 2019 and has been referred to a Joint Parliamentary Committee.
The proposed legislation mandates processing of ‘critical’ personal data only in India. What constitutes critical data is to be notified by the Centre, it says.
It has also proposed that sensitive personal data – like financial data, health data, sexual orientation, biometric or genetic data, transgender status, religious or political belief/affiliation – can be transferred outside India with explicit consent, but will continue to be stored in India.
Prominent bodies like The US-India Business Council (USIBC) and internet and mobile players’ association IAMAI have flagged concerns on some of the provisions in the Bill, saying that these will impinge on privacy of Indian citizens and create challenges for businesses.
The USIBC has said the Bill contains several new provisions outside the core issue of data privacy that raises serious concerns for the private sector, particularly the inclusion of requirements around non-personal data and social media intermediary liabilities.

Visit of Trump Would be Very Special :PM Modi

(New Delhi)Visit of Trump Would be Very Special :PM Modi
Prime Minister Of India Narendra Modi expressed his pleasure on the upcoming US President Donald J Trump visit to India on 24th and 25th February 2020. In a Series of Tweets PM said that this visit would be a very special one and will go a long way in strengthening the friendly relations of both the countries.

Gopal Baglay Appointed High Commissioner To SriLanka

(New Delhi)Gopal Baglay Appointed High Commissioner To SriLanka
Gopal Baglay (IFS:1992) has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
A per Ministry Of External Affairs , Gopal Baglay is expected to take up the assignment shortly.