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  • SPEAK LIFE ![Charismatic Caucus]

    11/30/2016 7:18:04 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-30-16 | Holy Spirit, Bible
    A word for the prophets of doom and gloom, Your day is coming soon, You see my spirit does "NOT" deliver fear, For I AM Salvation the Cross makes this clear! So instead speak life to these bones, For My eternal army is coming home, Continue to spread my love and Word, For there is no death in My Kingdom it is never heard, But a Life of Freedom and Hope ! My perpetual fire is what you stoke, So take up the coals of My testimony, Spread them wide for all to taste and see, I AM The True...
  • Innovation India & Trump Nation (Millions are enthusiastic about his presidency)

    12/06/2016 9:01:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Business World ^ | December 7, 2016 | Naseem Javed
    Innovation at best is like a water sprinkler on a nice healthy plant, making it grow and blossom; however, sprinkling without the plant is just like watering sand. Nothing happens. Currently, all over the world and with some 100 plus major innovation themed events yearly, complete with great photo opportunities for the local and national leaderships, most nations have little to show for these super expensive efforts. It seems that we talk a lot about innovation and find ourselves stuck in the suffocation of great ideas. And, suddenly the Trump nation erupts on a high note! Innovative excellence is the...
  • India-Israel science and innovation pact

    12/06/2016 6:49:25 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/12/16
    Science Minister Ofer Akunis signed a new agreement on cooperation in the fields of science and innovation with India while on a visit there. The agreement calls for each of the two countries to budget a million dollars in 2017 for mutual research projects. There will also be joint initiatives...
  • Will Trump administration stop Lockheed from building F-16s in India?

    12/06/2016 3:59:12 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | DECEMBER 5, 2016 | STEVE KASKOVICH
    Earlier this year, Lockheed Martin offered to shift manufacturing of F-16 fighter jets from Fort Worth to India if it wins a big contract to build hundreds of planes for the country. Now some are wondering whether the Trump administration will allow such a deal to proceed. “What will be the U.S. policy posture now that the new president-elect is in the mix?” one high-level official at an American defense firm in India told The Washington Post, speaking on the condition of anonymity. “Is he going to continue the policy of engaging in India on co-production and co-development? All of...
  • Trump's New Defence Secretary Was Obama's Go-To Man to Keep Pakistani Generals Happy

    12/04/2016 8:26:38 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    The Wire, thewire.in ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Devirupa Mitra
    <p>In the aftermath of the Raymond Davis and bin Laden affairs, General James Mattis was key in maintaining ties with top Pakistani military leadership.</p> <p>New Delhi: The next US secretary of defence was the Obama administration's main man to keep a line open and bring ties with the top Pakistani military leadership back on an even keel in the dark days following the arrest of a CIA contractor and the killing of Osama bin Laden.</p>
  • Narendra Modi Holds Strong Lead in TIME’s Person of the Year Reader’s Poll [WTH?]

    12/01/2016 9:47:35 AM PST · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    TIME Magazine ^ | Nov. 29, 2016 | Sarah Begley
    The Indian prime minister holds 18% of all "yes" votes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a solid lead in TIME’s Person of the Year Reader’s Poll with 18% of all “yes” votes as of Tuesday evening. [SNIP] Each year, TIME selects the person who has, for better or for worse, impacted the news the most in the past year. The magazine’s editors always make the final Person of the Year selection, but this poll is a way for readers to voice their own opinions on who has made the greatest impact on the world in 2016. For 2016, TIME—in...
  • U.S. Effort to Help India Build Up Navy Hits Snag

    12/01/2016 5:18:22 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 30, 2016 | DANIEL STACEY
    NEW DELHI—When top American naval engineers recently inspected India’s first locally made aircraft carrier they expected to find a near battle-ready ship set to help counter China’s growing sway in the Indian Ocean. Instead, they discovered the carrier wouldn’t be operational for up to a decade and other shortcomings: no small missile system to defend itself, a limited ability to launch sorties and no defined strategy for how to use the ship in combat. The findings alarmed U.S. officials ​hoping to enlist India as a bulwark against China, people close to the meeting said. “China’s navy will be the biggest...
  • India and China in a Trexit world

    11/30/2016 12:52:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Live Mint ^ | November 30, 2016 | Rohit Prasad
    India’s foreign policy has been forged in the crucible of its geopolitical challenges. It is surrounded by failing states, including Pakistan and Bangladesh, and hemmed by an emergent superpower, China, with whom it shares a troubled history. One has referred in this column of China’s growing proximity to Pakistan, best exemplified by the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Even though the threats posed to India include the passage of the CPEC through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), the location of the corridor, and the internal conflicts in Pakistan between hardliners on Kashmir and votaries of economic development, suggest that the danger may be...
  • India Supreme Court orders all movie theaters to play national anthem

    11/30/2016 9:32:03 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    news4jax ^ | 11/30/2016 | JAMES GRIFFITHS , CNN
    Movie theaters across India must play the national anthem before every film, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The anthem -- "Jana Gana Mana" -- will be accompanied by an image of the Indian flag. "All present in the (cinema) hall are obliged to stand up to show respect to the national anthem," Justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy wrote. The ruling is in response to a petition filed by Narayan Chouksey, a retired engineer in Bhopal, who asked the court to "specify what would be constituting disrespect and abuse of the national anthem." ... While the national anthem is already...
  • (This just in) Sheila Dikshit joins Aakrosh rally

    11/30/2016 6:31:46 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 60 replies
    Times of India ^ | 29 Nov 2016 | TNN
    KANPUR: Former Delhi chief minister and Congress' chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming UP elections, Sheila Dikshit, joined the Aakroash rally taken out by the party against problems caused to people due to demonetization, in the city on Monday. The rally was taken out from Ghantaghar and after passing through Naughada and Maniram Bagai, it concluded at Moojganj.
  • Report: India Inks $1.4 Billion deal with Israel

    11/29/2016 6:11:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    United With Israel ^ | 30/11/16 | Barney Breen-Portnoy
    (Yossi Zeliger/Flash90) Israeli drone Report: India Inks $1.4 Billion Deal for Acquisition of Israeli Radar Systems and Drones Print Email 4 Comments Nov 27, 2016 Related: Drones Indian Air Force Israel Aerospace Industries Israel-India relations Share Tweet Email Next year will mark the 25th anniversary of the 1992 establishment of full diplomatic relations between Israel and India. By: Barney Breen-Portnoy/The Algemeiner India signed a $1.4 billion contract with Israel Aerospace Industries earlier this month for the acquisition of two airborne early warning and control radar systems and ten unmanned aerial vehicles, Air&Cosmos International reported this week. The deal was said...
  • Second Indian American Picked for Important Role in Donald Trump Administration

    11/29/2016 1:08:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    India West ^ | November 29, 2016 | Arul Louis, IANS
    NEW YORK – President-elect Donald Trump selected a second Indian American, Seema Verma, Nov. 28 for a high-level position in his administration, assigning her "to the dream team that will transform our healthcare system," a major campaign promise. Verma, who has worked closely on healthcare with Vice President-elect Mark Pence in Indiana, is to be the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, overseeing government health insurance programs....
  • India Took 35 Years to Make Its First Tank (And It Was a Total Disaster)

    11/28/2016 11:40:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    National Interest ^ | November 27, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    In the mid-1970s, India began development on a totally new, advanced main battle tank that would satisfy the needs of the country’s Armored Corps. An impressive combination of firepower, armor protection and mobility, the tank was to be India’s first indigenously produced tank—and one of the best in the world. The service date for the tank, known as Arjun, was confidently set for 1985. Instead, the Arjun suffered a tortuously long development period spanning two centuries. The final result, introduced into the army twenty-six years later than originally planned, is a mess of a tank that not even the Indian...
  • NIA arrests 3 al-Qaida suspects; police say they were planning to attack PM Narendra Modi

    11/28/2016 9:17:18 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 1 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Monday, November 28, 2016 | PTI
    HIGHLIGHTS o NIA has arrested three suspected Al-Qaeda operatives. o Police said they had allegedly planned to attack 22 top leaders of country including PM Modi. o Explosive materials were also seized from them. MADURAI: In raids in several places in the city, three suspected al-Qaida operatives were on Monday arrested by the National Investigation Agency. Police said the three allegedly planned to attack 22 top leaders of the country including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They were allegedly involved in threatening embassies of various countries in India, they said. Those arrested were identified as M Khareem, Asif Sultan Mohammed and...
  • India Spent 33 Years Developing This Fighter Jet And It’s Still Abysmal

    11/28/2016 7:00:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 27, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    The Indian government is proposing to export its Tejas light combat aircraft — developed by Hindustran Aeronautics Limited — to other Asian states. New Delhi hopes that the indigenously developed fighter’s relatively simple design and potentially low maintenance costs will be a selling point for the jet. But India’s prospects for selling the “new” fighter are highly dubious.
  • Huge 700ft high Hindu temple in India will be the world's tallest religious building [tr]

    11/28/2016 6:40:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 28, 2016 | Jennifer Newton
    Work is underway to build the world's tallest religious building in India that will come complete with a theme park. Construction is taking place in Uttar Pradesh to build a 700ft high Hindu temple, which will be called Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir.
  • Trump calls for mass deportations. This Indian state is already weeding out undocumented Muslims.

    11/27/2016 8:55:18 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, November 27, 2016 | Rama Lakshmi
    HATIMURIA, India -- Eight years ago, a dozen families showed up at this quiet farming village, saying floodwaters had washed away their homes. They spoke with a different accent, and the villagers wondered if they might be illegal Muslim immigrants who had crossed the porous border from neighboring Bangladesh. Illegal immigration has been a contentious,issue in this northeastern state of Assam for more than three decades. Yet "we pitied them and gave them refuge," said Lavanya Bisaya, the 56-year-old mother of the village headman. But as the newcomers' numbers swelled to 200 families, tensions began to mount, until finally villagers...
  • India sets up Muslim registry to deport 20 million illegals

    11/27/2016 8:35:02 PM PST · by nwrep · 66 replies
    Daiy Caller ^ | November 27, 2016 | Saagar Enjeti
    Indian officials are registering all illegal Muslim Bangladeshi residents in the state of Assam in an apparent bid to reduce the Muslim population. “The Hindu rate of population growth is declining. But the Muslim rate is rising. Most of the Muslims here are from Bangladesh. If this continues, the Assamese Hindus will become a minority soon — we will lose our language, our culture, our identity,” Assam’s finance minister told The Washington Post. The registration and deportation effort is known as “detect-delete-deport.” Indian officials are now concerned that Bangladeshi Islamic terrorist organizations, like the Islamic State, can infiltrate India by...
  • India’s Stealth Fighter will be Superior to China’s J-20 and Russia’s PAK FA T-5O

    11/26/2016 6:20:28 AM PST · by yinandyang · 9 replies
    China Topix ^ | Nov 20, 201 | Arthur Dominic Villasanta
    India's new fifth generation stealth fighter will be superior in key aspects to Russia's PAK FA T-50 from which it's derived, and will also have the added advantage of being able to fire the newest iteration of the fearsome BrahMos cruise missile, the BrahMos NG. And as the PAK FA is already superior to China's Chengdu J-20 low observable fighter, this means the Indian stealth jet will also be superior to the J-20. Indian media reports said India's as yet unnamed stealth fighter will include a total of 43 improvements over the PAK FA T-50, making it superior in many...
  • Ford to become first US automaker to import cars from India

    11/25/2016 2:49:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    India TV News ^ | November 25, 2016
    Despite the fact that Ford Motors is under fire from President-elect Donald Trump for importing cars from Mexico, the company will soon become the first US automaker to import vehicles from India. According to a report in CNN Money, the company has said that EcoSport compact crossover, introduced for the US market at the Los Angeles auto show, will be shipped to US from India starting 2018. The report says that the EcoSport, Ford’s smallest SUV, has been built at its assembly plant in Chennai for more than 100 markets around the world since 2013. About 15 per cent of...
  • In India's Punjab, Haley relatives cheer appointment as UN envoy

    11/24/2016 9:44:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 24, 2016 | Manoj Kumar
    Nikki Haley may have been born in the United States but her extended family back in India is thrilled that the South Carolina governor has been named by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump as ambassador to the United Nations. Haley's parents hail from rural Punjab, in northwestern India. They moved to Amritsar - home to the Golden Temple that is the most holy place of the Sikh religion - before emigrating to North America in the early 1960s. Haley, 44, was born Nimrata Randhawa in Bamberg, South Carolina - she was called "Nikki" as a child and took the family name...
  • Jaguar fighter gets 20-year lease of life with DARIN-III avionics

    11/23/2016 9:46:46 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Business Standard ^ | 23 Nov 16 | | Ajai Shukla
    The Indian Air Force (IAF) took a vital step on Wednesday towards boosting its dwindling fleet of combat aircraft. As MiG-21s and MiG-27s retire, forcing the IAF to close down squadrons, a new avionics upgrade for the nuclear-capable Jaguar strike fighter will let it fly for another two decades. This is Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd’s (HAL’s) new DARIN-III (Darin Three) “navigation-attack" system that allows the Jaguar to do pinpoint bombing. The DARIN-III allows a pilot to feed in the co-ordinates of targets deep inside enemy territory. Once airborne, the computer’s inertial navigation system directs the pilot to the target, telling him...
  • October Article: The Corrupt Clinton Foundation You've Never Heard Of

    11/21/2016 5:28:31 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-02-2016 | Richard Pollock
    Three months after leaving the White House in 2001, former President Bill Clinton arrived in India to cheering throngs to help those who had just lost a million homes in the aftermath of a massive earthquake that killed 20,000 and injured 166,000. In classic Clinton style, he solemnly promised that his new nonprofit — called the American India Foundation (AIF) — would rebuild 100 villages. Rajat Gupta, his millionaire co-chairman, pledged $1 billion for the victims. It never happened. Years later, AIF’s annual reports were reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation and show only seven villages were partially rebuilt...
  • A GREAT SHAKING but A Beautiful OUTCOME[charismatic caucus]

    11/21/2016 1:20:45 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Holy Spirit, bible
    Do you see my children I am shaking all that can be shaken in order to bring forth Holiness for as My Word "Be holy as I am holy" is an eternal Truth and this is what shall remain standing only those things that are eternal for all else will fail and is failing before your eyes even now ! Do not be caught up in the landslide for as we are one I shall lift you high above the turmoil and you shall not look back as you cast your eyes upon Me your Savior and King of kings...
  • Patna-Indore Express train accident: Over 115 killed and more than 200 injured

    11/20/2016 7:34:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    firstpost.com ^ | 11/20/2016
    Officials said that prima facie the cause of the accident could be due to track fracture. Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha told reporters at the spot that it seems the cause of the accident is rail fracture. Member (Engineering) of the Railway Board will find out the cause of the mishap and action will be taken against those responsible, he said. With several passengers feared trapped, rescue personnel employed cold cutters to break open the compartments as gas cutters produced excessive heat and suffocation hampering their efforts. A number of trapped passengers were rescued. Teams of army doctors,...
  • "Brace For Economic Disruption" SocGen Sees "Sharp Rise In Gold" As India Plans Cap On Cash Holdings

    11/20/2016 7:10:20 AM PST · by blam · 56 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenNovember 19, 2016 India's 'de-monetization' scheme has caused chaos across the nation, and while SocGen says the government's plan may have some short-term success in curbing so-called 'black-money', investors should "brace for economic disruption" as Bloomberg reports the Indian government is considering a cap on cash holdings for individuals. As SocGen concludes, "people will now be more inclined to park their black income in gold rather than in currency." The daily images of utter chaos in India that has brought the conutry's economy to a standstill since they unleashed their war on cash... Are perhaps about to get worse,...
  • Industry bodies suggest ways to deal with cash crunch (India)

    11/19/2016 8:14:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Hindu ^ | November 14, 2016 | The Hindu
    Old notes will be accepted at government hospitals, petrol stations and toll booths for 10 more days. A day after Prime Minister Narendra chaired a meeting to review the demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes and its impact, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das on Monday announced that the now defunct currency would be accepted at government hospitals, petrol stations and toll booths till November 24. The Prime Minister’s meeting came amid continuing chaos and growing public anger across the country over limited cash availability following the surprise demonetisation of the two higher value notes. On Sunday, the cash...
  • Pakistan Navy repulses Indian sneak submarine

    11/18/2016 7:39:55 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Daily Times ^ | 19-Nov-16
    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy on Friday said it had prevented Indian Navy submarine from entering Pakistani territorial waters on Monday, November 14. “In order to divert attention from the indigenous freedom movement in Indian Occupied Kashmir, India has persistently embarked upon a series of provocative actions against Pakistan,” a press statement issued by Pakistan Navy said. “The Indian Navy, in order to fulfill its nefarious designs, was deploying submarines. The Pakistan Navy, alert and using its extreme skill, prevented Indian submarine from entering Pakistani waters,” it said. “The unsuspecting submarine was detected and localised south of Pakistani coast on Nov 14,”...
  • F-16 fighters sold by US to Pakistan are nuclear-enabled: Scientist

    11/18/2016 7:33:39 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Saturday, November 19, 2016 | Padma Rao Sundarji
    It is only a matter of time before Pakistan can launch short-range missiles to counter conventional attacksNew Delhi - A study of Google satellite images and information from other intelligence sources by US nuclear scientists Hans Kristensen and Robert Norris released earlier this week contains startling revelations: contrary to the conditions laid down by the US when it sold Pakistan F-16 fighters, the US jets, along with the Pak air force's French Mirages, are now nuclear-enabled.Speaking exclusively to DNA, Hans Kristensen, co-author of the 'Nuclear Notebook on Pakistani Nuclear Forces' released November 16 acknowledged that despite the study, US strategic...
  • India Dispatches Foreign Secretary to Open Channels with Trump Team

    11/18/2016 3:55:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | November 18, 2016
    Previous Ambassador to the US and now the Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar is travelling to the US on what the Indian Foreign Office says is a "routine trip". But the obvious purpose of his visit will be to link up with acquaintances on Trump’s transition team. New Delhi (Sputnik) – Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar is on a undeclared mission to open up communications channels with the Trump transition team. “I can confirm that Foreign Secretary is in US for routine visit,” Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup told the media. Foreign Secretary will try to fix an early...
  • Why Donald Trump is America's "first Asian President", and that's just terrific

    11/18/2016 3:39:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | November 18, 2016 | Nirpal Dhaliwal
    Some on the British Right see Donald Trump's election victory – following a campaign steeped in an appeal to white nativism – as heralding a transatlantic Anglo-Saxon resurgence. But, if anything, it indicates that America's destiny, and thus the world's, will continue to grow entwined with Asia's – and, in Trump's own estimation, with India's in particular. “Abki baar, Trump sarkaar!” (“This time, Trump government!”), the candidate announced in Hindi in his televised Diwali greeting to Indian-Americans, borrowing from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's own campaign slogan. He also gave a fifteen-minute address before thousands at a Hindu-American rally, in...
  • India seeks Israel’s help in containing terrorism from Pakistan

    11/18/2016 10:08:53 AM PST · by zlando · 6 replies
    Europe-Israel News ^ | November 18, 2016 | Europe Israel News
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought Israel’s help in containing terrorism and extremism from Pakistan even as he vowed to expand defence and security ties during his meeting with the President of Israel Reuven Rivlin. “President Rivlin and I deeply value our strong and growing partnership to secure our societies. Our people are constantly threatened by forces of terrorism and extremism. We recognise that terrorism is a global challenge, knows no boundaries and has extensive links with other forms of organised crime. Regrettably, one of the countries of its origin and spread is in India’s neighbourhood,” Modi said here...
  • Indian Economy Grinds To A Halt After Cash-Ban: "Faith In System Shaken"

    11/18/2016 7:15:08 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 46 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | Nov 17, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Amid scenes of panic across India, following PM Modi's shock decision to withdraw high-value bills in the middle of the sowing and wedding season, Reuters reports the move, aimed at cracking down on the shadow economy, has brought India's cash economy to a virtual standstill. With over 90% of all transactions done in cash, money flows in and out of the black-and-white system... until now, as Devangshu Datta exclaims, "The system works because everybody believes that those pieces of paper will be accepted by everybody else... This move has shaken that trust." Farmers have been left stranded as traders have...
  • For Make in India fighter plan, will create factory designed for future Indian combat plane: Boeing

    11/17/2016 5:51:17 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Economic Times ^ | Nov 17, 2016 | Manu Pubby
    ST LOUIS: Proposing the setting up of a new, futuristic factory for an upcoming Make in India fighter program, Boeing has said that it is in talks with multiple Indian stakeholders to gear it for the production of the indigenous advanced medium combat aircraft (AMCA). Detailing its plan for the Make in India contest – India wants to produce 100-200 fighters domestically with technology transfer to meet deficiencies in the fleet – Boeing has said that it is in talks with several Indian companies to select a partner but the final decision would depend on the government’s strategic partnership model....
  • The War On Cash Goes Nuclear In India, Australia and Across The World

    11/17/2016 5:35:17 AM PST · by blam · 32 replies
    TMO ^ | 11-17-2016 | Jeff_Berwick
    Jeff Berwick November 17, 2016 We are living in a world where paper fiat money is becoming a novelty. In Australia, Citibank has just become the first to declare that it no longer will accept notes or coins. Only digital transactions. This follows on the heels of India banning large cash denominations. The cash-oriented changes of these two countries are especially troubling in light of the eventual plans to phase out large denomination euro notes and the US 100 dollar bill by 2018. Just as the Economist predicted nearly 30 years ago, the world is going cashless. A few days...
  • Scenes Of Panic In India As Gold Price Skyrockets After Currency Ban

    11/16/2016 11:18:58 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 19 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | Nov 16, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Chaos in the Wake of the Ban Here is a link to Part 1, about what happened in the first two days after India’s government made Rs 500 (~$7.50) and Rs 1,000 (~$15) banknotes illegal. They can now only be converted to Rs 100 (~$1.50) or lower denomination notes, at bank branches or post offices. Banks were closed the first day after the decision. What follows is the crux of what has happened over the subsequent four days.
  • Why India Can’t Hide Its Love For Israel Anymore

    11/15/2016 6:24:32 AM PST · by cold start · 9 replies
    indiatimes ^ | 14 November 2016 | Moinuddin Ahmad
    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin With Indian President Pranab MukherjeeIndia loves Israel; there is not even an iota of doubt about it. Arguably, there were several pretensions and preventions earlier, but now India and Israel are out in open to change their relationship status from ‘it’s complicated’ to ‘engaged’, and perhaps for some, even ‘married’. PM's Modi & NetanyahuWith the arrival of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at Mumbai airport for a six-day visit, both Tel Aviv and Delhi will send a strong message across the world about their bilateral relations. This, for the advocates of Indo-Israeli relations, is happening quite slowly,...
  • Israeli president arrives in India for state visit with 'important ally'

    11/15/2016 5:52:32 AM PST · by cold start · 2 replies
    i24news ^ | 14 November 2016
    Rivlin will meet with Indian PM, other high level officials in bid to strengthen ties President Reuven Rivlin and First Lady Nechama Rivlin landed Monday morning in India for a state visit at the invitation of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee. During his visit, the official nature of which will begin Tuesday, Rivlin will hold meetings with high level officials, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in attempt to strengthen ties with the Asian country. Upon arriving in New Delhi, Rivlin was given flowers and was welcomed by government representatives. Moments before leaving Israel for the visit, Rivlin said: “I am...
  • Pakistan says seven soldiers killed by Indian shelling

    11/14/2016 9:01:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    swissinfo.ch ^ | Nov 14, 2016 - 13:04
    Pakistan's military media wing, ISPR, said in a statement the seven soldiers were killed in the Bhimber sector on the "Line of Control" de facto border in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. A spokesman for India's army said its soldiers had responded to Pakistani firing on Sunday night. "There was a brief ceasefire violation initiated by Pakistani in Noushera sector which was effectively retaliated last night," the spokesman told Reuters, declining to comment on any Indian casualties. He also said there was ongoing firing between the two countries' forces on Monday along another part of the frontier.
  • Indian Americans voted for Trump in significant numbers

    11/11/2016 7:22:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Hindu ^ | November 11, 2016 | Varghese K. George
    Indian Americans are mostly Democrats in the U.S according to quantitative analyses but a large number of them voted for Republican Donald Trump in this election, anecdotal evidence suggests. And one of the main reasons that many cite for doing so is Huma Abedin, former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s close aide, who happens to be a Muslim. Some others voted hoping that Mr. Trump will cut taxes. Indian American leaders in the Democratic Party - candidates and major donors – have sought to create a larger Asian minority coalition in support of Ms. Clinton with Pakistani activists playing a significant...
  • India's ex-Muslims: Shedding traditional Islam for science

    11/11/2016 3:57:42 AM PST · by cold start · 11 replies
    firstpost.com ^ | 10 November 2016 | Tufail Ahmad
    India is witnessing the emergence of a movement of 'ex-Muslims'. Troubled by the involvement of Muslims in suicide bombings in primarily Muslim countries like Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan, helped by the availability of alternative interpretations of Islam on the internet, and driven by a questioning mind, Muslim youths in India are gradually leaving Islam. Such youths — both men and women, and well educated — are typically in their twenties and thirties and describe themselves as ex-Muslims, atheists or cultural Muslims. They network through social media, Facebook and WhatsApp, often use anonymous IDs, and are based in towns across...
  • Donald Trump was helped by the Republican Hindu Coalition; here's how

    11/11/2016 12:33:01 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Business Standard ^ | November 11, 2016 | Bhaswar Kumar
    Donald Trump was helped by the Republican Hindu Coalition; here's how While the RHC provided material support to Trump, India's Hindu Sena group cheered his cause from oceans away Bhaswar Kumar | New Delhi November 11, 2016 Last Updated at 08:34 IST Donald Trump’s surprise victory on Wednesday in the bitterly contested US presidential election might have shocked people the world over, but there were people, aside from those who voted for him, who have found a cause for joy. In particular, Indian right-wing group, the Hindu Sena, celebrated in Delhi as projections trickling in showed Trump leading Clinton in...
  • Trump's Unlikely Indian Fan Club Celebrates Victory

    11/10/2016 9:23:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, November 09, 2016
    A far-right Hindu group which has been one of Donald Trump's most avid overseas cheerleaders began celebrating in New Delhi Wednesday as the Republican pulled off a shock US presidential election victory. Vishnu Gupta, chief of the ultra-nationalist 'Hindu Sena' outfit, said supporters had taken to the streets to bang traditional drums even before Trump claimed victory and would also distribute celebratory sweets. Trump's hardline rhetoric towards Muslims has found favour in some quarters in India, the world's largest democracy which has had its fair share of tensions between the majority Hindu population and its Muslim minority.
  • War on Black Money | Move to Scrap Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 Notes Will Help in Long Run, Says RBI

    11/08/2016 11:42:23 AM PST · by Little Pig · 18 replies
    News18 ^ | 11/08/2016 | News18
    Currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 won’t be valid from midnight, PM Narendra Modi says in an address to the nation. “Currency notes of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 will be just paper with no value,” the PM says. Modi says the citizens’ money will be safe as they can deposit the notes in the bank before December 30, 2016. “People can deposit notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 in their banks from November 10 till December 30, 2016,” says PM. All other coins and notes to be continued.
  • Why I hope Hillary loses

    11/08/2016 8:19:08 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Tuesday, November 8, 2016 | Rajeev Srinivasan
    'Hillary Clinton is no friend of India,' says Rajeev Srinivasan. 'Not that Trump is necessarily one, but at least he gets the benefit of the doubt.' I could say a couple of things about the US elections nobody would disagree with: First, these are the most nail-biting and most uncertain US elections in our lifetimes; second, whatever the result, we are all sick and tired of the constant stream of abuse by both sides, and so we'll welcome the calm and peace and silence come Wednesday. Beyond that, there's nothing most of us will agree on. The latest polls are...
  • Email Direct from Hillary: Soros mentioned, Ukraine & Yanukovych

    11/07/2016 5:38:53 PM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 16 replies
    Wikileaks, clinton-emails ^ | 2010-09-12 | Hillary Rodham Clinton
    Hillary to Oscar Flores [2010-09-12 02:00] There was also a 'fw' [forward] to 'Pls print 1 copy'. ~~~ As you probably heard from Bill Burns there are elements in Ukraine who keep trying to revert to the bad old days. The SBU (who went after have now gone after soros foundation there and there are new media freedom challenges. I hope you'll be able to meet with Yanukovych during UNGA because it's going to take steady engagement from keeping the worst backsliding from happening. I met w Ukr amb and Lou Debaca yesterday to establish ways we can work with...
  • TRUE WORSHIP(charismatic caucus)

    11/06/2016 8:18:02 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    the joshua chronicles ^ | bible,holy spirit
    I saw the form of The Lord step into our presence and walk among us and a great Peace filled the room then I heard this . . .   The Shulamite(peaceful) Bride is in the Garden and I smell her "Aroma of Delight" and "this is worship" .  I shall reveal the answers to dilemas,the truth(clarity) where there has been revelations,visions and dreams yes,but in this truth shall come My strategy for your breakthroughs.   Song of Solomon 6:2-4Amplified Bible  (The Shulammite Bride) 2  “My beloved has gone down to his garden, To the beds of balsam, To feed his...
  • Will Super Hornets bridge IAF's 200-aircraft gap?

    11/04/2016 9:46:45 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Business Standard, Rediff News ^ | Friday, November 4, 2016 | Ajay Shukla
    Will Super Hornets bridge IAF's 200-aircraft gap? November 04, 2016 15:11 IST Boeing expects the IAF to soon place an inquiry for twin-engine fighter jets to bridge a 200-aircraft gap in its armoury. And the Super Hornet is ready to fly in, reports Ajai Shukla. The Indian Air Force has already approached major global fighter vendors, inviting them to build single-engine, medium fighters in India.Now the spotlight is expanding to encompass heavier, twin-engine fighters as well.On Thursday, November 3, Pratyush Kumar, president, Boeing India revealed that he expected a second inquiry from the IAF, asking international manufactures for interest...
  • Hindu Sena celebrates Donald Trump's victory ahead of US election

    11/04/2016 6:57:53 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 7 replies
    indiatoday ^ | November 4, 2016 | Posted by Bijin Jose
    Ahead of the US elections, New-Delhi based Hindu Sena today celebrated the victory of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Supporters said that they were inspired by Trump's love for India.
  • Republican Hindu Coalition Denounces Hillary's Aide Huma (brands her pro-Terrorist)

    11/03/2016 5:51:26 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 8 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | November 3, 2016 | George Joseph
    The Republican Hindu Coalition, which hosted Donald Trump's desi rally in New Jersey last month, has branded Huma Abedin 'pro-terrorist.' Will Huma cost Hillary the White House? The desi at the heart of Hillary's FBI troubles. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's embattled aide Huma Abedin is again under fire -- not over the e-mails she exchanged with her boss on her estranged husband Antony Weiner's laptop -- but for her heritage. The Republican Hindu Coalition, headed by Chicago businessman Shalabh 'Shalli' Kumar, has taken aim at Abedin, branding her 'pro-terrorist.' A 30-second television ad, beamed on desi channels in the US,...