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Trump Named Robert Blair to Promote Global Communication

(Washington)Trump Named Robert Blair to Promote Global Communication
President Donald J. Trump has named Robert Blair of Virginia as the Special Representative for International Telecommunications Policy.
In this capacity, Mr. Blair will lead the strategic prioritization of United States efforts to promote a secure and reliable global communications system.
He will coordinate interagency efforts and serve as a liaison to industry, non-governmental, and international stakeholders to promote the development, deployment, and operation of the next-generation telecommunications infrastructure that will provide the security, data privacy, and stability required for a fully interconnected world.
In this new capacity, Mr. Blair will support the Administration’s 5G efforts led by the Assistant to the President for Economy Policy, Larry Kudlow.
Mr. Blair will continue to serve as Assistant to the President and the Senior Advisor to the Chief of Staff. Before joining the White House, Mr. Blair was the Associate Director for Defense Programs at the Office of Management and Budget.

Two Rowdies To Address 50K Indo Americans in”Howdi Modi” at Houston

[Washington]Two Rowdies To Address 50K Indo Americans in”Howdi Modi” at Houston
Leaders Of Two Largest Democracies To Address 50K Indo Americans
at Houston’s mega “Howdy, Modi!” event on September 22
This is for the first time in recent history that the leaders of the two largest democracies Donald J Trump and Narendra Modi would be addressing a joint rally anywhere in the world.
More than 50,000 Indian-Americans from across the US have registered for the September 22 mega “Howdy, Modi! Shared Dreams, Bright Futures” event to be held at the sprawling NRG Stadium in Houston.
“Howdy”, short for ‘How do you do?’, is a friendly greeting commonly used in southwestern United States.
This would be the third meeting between the two leaders this year. The previous two were on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in June in Japan and in France in July on the sidelines of the G7 Summit.
In October 2016, Trump, then as Republican presidential nominee, had addressed a strong crowd of some 5,000 Indian-Americans in New Jersey, a few weeks away from his historic win in the November 2016 elections.
So far, Trump is the only presidential candidate to address the Indian-Americans solely during an election year. In his address, Trump had said that if elected, he would be the best friend of India in the White House.
The Houston event will be Modi’s third major address to the Indian-American community after he became the prime minister in 2014 and the first after his re-election in May.
The previous two were at the Madison Square Garden in New York in 2014 and the Silicon Valley in 2016. Both the events were attended by more than 20,000 people.
The “Howdy, Modi!” event is being organised by non-profit Texas India Forum, a recently-formed representative body of hundreds of Indian American organisations in Texas and other parts of the US.

Indo-American Judge Mehta Jolts White House : Trump A/C Firm

[Washington] Indo-American Judge Mehta Jolts White House : Trump A/C Firm Hand Over Records to Congress :Indo-American Judge To Trump A/C Firm
As per CNN Reports Judge Amit Mehta told the accounting firm that it will need to turn over Trump’s accounting records from before he was president to the Democratic-controlled House Oversight Committee,
The Trump administration recently issued a blanket denial of all Democrats’ subpoena requests, saying the information they seek is politically motivated. Democrats, on the other hand, say the administration’s actions amount to an unprecedented attempt to block Congress from its constitutionally mandated oversight.
Mehta noted that in the past 50 years, Congress had twice investigated a sitting president for alleged criminal activity before starting impeachment proceedings Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal, and Bill Clinton during the Whitewater scandal.
Mehta’s opinion, coming not even a week after a hearing in the case, will kickstart a race to appeals courts.
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Trump Selects Bimal Patel for Treasury Department

[Washington] Donald J Trump Selects Bimal Patel for Treasury Department
Indian-American from Georgia, Patel, has been nominated to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions. Currently, he serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for the Financial Stability Oversight Council.
Patel earned his B.A. from Stanford University, M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.
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अमेरिका के राष्ट्रपति डोनाल्ड ट्रंप ने “प्रवासियों”को जानवर कहा

[वाशिंगटन]अमेरिका के राष्ट्रपति डोनाल्ड ट्रंप ने “प्रवासियों”को जानवर कहा
अमेरिका के राष्ट्रपति डोनाल्ड ट्रंप ने सीमा पर दीवार बनाने और कानून प्रवर्तन के बारे में चर्चा के बीच विवादास्पद बयान देते हुए आज कुछ प्रवासियों की तुलना ‘‘ जानवर ’’ से की।
ट्रंप ने कैलिफोर्निया से व्हाइट हाउस आए रिपब्लिकन सांसदों को कहा , ‘‘ हमारे देश में लोग आ रहे हैं या आने की कोशिश कर रहे हैं। हम लोगों को देश से बाहर ले जा रहे हैं। आप यकीन नहीं करेंगे कि ये लोग कितने बुरे हैं , ये आदमी नहीं बल्कि जानवर हैं। ’’
कॉलोराडो से कांग्रेस के सदस्य जेरेड पोलिस ने कहा , ‘‘ प्रवासी इंसान हैं ना कि जानवर , अपराधी , ड्रग डीलर और बलात्कारी। वे इंसान हैं। ’’
कैलिफोर्निया के गवर्नर जैरी ब्राउन ने कहा , ‘‘ ट्रंप प्रवासियों के बारे में , अपराध के बारे में और कैलिफोर्निया के कानूनों के बारे में झूठ बोल रहे हैं। ’’

Prez Trump Salutes and Toast 46 Governors Of USA

[Washington]Prez Trump Salutes and Toast Governors Of USA
In This ball of governors Donald J Trump said
Great governors of the United States. have done an amazing job. Such an easy job you have. (Laughter.) So easy. But you have done a fantastic job, and your families and wives and — well, everybody is here. I mean, I’ve seen daughters come tonight. I’ve seen wives. I’ve seen — all I know is, everybody is lovely, and we’re going to have a wonderful evening.”
He added “And tomorrow, we’re going to meet, and we’re going to discuss things, like perhaps healthcare will come up. Perhaps. (Laughter.) And I think we’ve made a lot of progress on that. And we’re going to have a speech on Tuesday night, and we’re going to be speaking very specifically about a very complicated subject. Everybody is different, every state is different, and different requirements, but I think we have something that’s going to really be excellent”
Criticising his Predecessors he said “as most of you know, the Obamacare has had tremendous problems. I won’t say in front of the Democrats, I’ll just say it to the Republicans — (laughter) — it doesn’t work. But we’re going to have it fixed, and we’re going to repeal and replace. And I think you’re going to see something very, very special”.

(A toast is offered.)

US Prez Trump Reiterates His Stand for Merit-Based Immigration

[Washington,DC] US Prez Trump Reiterates His Stand for Merit-Based Immigration in his first State of the Union address
US President Donald Trump today used his first State of the Union address to push for a merit- based immigration system that admits skilled people, a proposal that could benefit technology professionals from countries like India.
n his nearly 80-minute long speech, Trump tried to shed his polarising image that has thwarted his ability to pass bipartisan legislations, calling upon Democrats to join him to work together for the benefit of Americans.
Trump proposed four pillars of immigration reform that include a pathway to citizenship for almost
1.8 million illegal immigrants — known as ‘Dreamers’ — who were brought in the US by their parents at a young age, border security, ending the visa lottery programme and limiting family-based migration.
The State of the Union address is a traditional annual speech of the US president to a joint session of Congress where he gives an account of the situation in the country.
Democrats, many of whom brought ‘Dreamers’ as guests to the president s speech, booed and hissed when the president mentioned his plans to slash the number of people who immigrate to the US through family connections a practice Trump has decried as “chain migration”.
The second pillar includes building a wall on the Southern border with Mexico.
Trump said the third pillar ends the visa lottery — a programme that randomly hands out green cards without any regard for skill, merit, or the safety of Americans.
Immigrants from any one country may not receive more than seven per cent of diversity visas issued annually through lottery.
Given that there are hundreds and thousands of Indian IT professionals waiting in queue to get their green cards because of the current country quota, the relocation of diversity visa numbers to green cards is expected to hugely benefit them.
Immigrants from 18 countries are not eligible for diversity visa because they sent more than 50,000 immigrants to the US over the previous five years combined.
The countries are Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, South Korea, the UK and Vietnam.
The fourth and final pillar protects the nuclear family by ending chain migration, he said, ruing that under the current broken system, a single immigrant can bring in virtually unlimited numbers of distant relatives.
Trump said in recent weeks, two terrorist attacks in New York were made possible by the visa lottery and chain migration.
In the age of terrorism, these programmes present risks we can no longer afford.

Elimination Of Visa Lottery May Paveway For Indian Skills

[Washington DC] Elimination Of Visa Lottery May Paveway For Indian Skills, at least Ruling Republicans thinks So
Prez Trump Eliminates Visa Lottery System .This Elimination may Accommodate more Indian Skills
As per White House Present Visa Lottery system selects individuals at random to come to the United States without consideration of skills, merit or public safety.This riddled with fraud and abuse and does not serve the national interest.It has been a showcase of National Threat also
No doubt President Donald J Trump is speaking to make America hopeful again.So He s trying to take America out from old sick and unsafe System of Lottery Visa
Elimination lottery and reallocation the visas to skilled visitors may certainely enhance chances for Indian Skills Because The USA Need Skill+Merits+Public Safety

Apple To Repatriate $ Billions in Overseas Cash:Trump Effect

[Washington DC]Apple To Repatriate $ Billions in Overseas Cash:Trump Effect
On the heels of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s passage into law, CNBC reports that Apple will contribute $350 billion back to the U.S. economy.
Apple to pay about $38 billion in taxes for the horde of cash it plans to bring back to the United States. This implies it will repatriate virtually all of its $250 billion in overseas cash,” Anita Balakrishnan of CNBC writes. “Apple also said it will spend over $30 billion in capital expenditures over the next five years.”

President Trump Says ,He Is Not RACIST

[Washington,DC] President Trump Says ,He Is Not RACIST
A row broke out last week over Trump’s alleged use of the word “shithole” to describe African nations.
Trump has also cleared another controversy by denied having told a leading US daily that he shared a “good relationship” with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, asserting that he was “falsely” quoted in the “fake news” story.
Trump reportedly used the word to describe African countries during an Oval Office meeting on Thursday with a bipartisan group of six senators on immigration reform.
People briefed on the conversation also say that during the meeting the president also questioned the need to admit more Haitians to the US.
Trump told reporters in Florida ,when entering Trump International Golf Course for a dinner with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy., I Am Not Racist
Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who attended the lawmakers’ meeting, said that “shithole” was the “exact word used by the President, not just once but repeatedly”.
“He said these hate filled things and he said them repeatedly,” Durbin said.
On Friday, the African Union expressed “dismay and outrage” at the reports and demanded that Trump apologise.
At least four Democratic lawmakers said that they were boycotting the State of the Union Address of the president to protest against his alleged remarks.
However, one of the Republican Senators who attended the meeting today claimed that Trump never used that word.
Trump has himself denied having used that word but has admitted using “tough” language in the meeting