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  • India could strike Pakistan with nuclear weapons if threatened, says expert

    03/23/2017 5:58:23 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The Hindustan Times ^ | March 21, 2017 | Yashwant Raj
    There is increasing evidence that India could launch a preemptive first strike against Pakistan if it feared a nuclear attack was imminent, in a marked reversal of its well-known no-first use policy, according to a leading nuclear strategist. But this first strike will not be aimed at urban centres and conventional targets of a retaliatory strike intended to punish and prevent an escalation, but against Islamabad’s nuclear arsenal, to preempt a nuclear attack altogether. “There is increasing evidence that India will not allow Pakistan to go first,” Vipin Narang, a nuclear strategist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said at...
  • Did you know the Beauty and the Beast costumes were crafted in India?

    03/21/2017 6:55:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Elle ^ | 03/21/2017 | BY HASINA KHATIB
    While Disney was creating magic onscreen with their live-action retelling of the Beauty and the Beast tale, Indian artisans were weaving their own form of magic offscreen through Belle’s wardrobe. Sinéad O’Sullivan, assistant costume designer of the movie, will have you know that doing justice to the eighteenth century aesthetic is no small feat. When it came to commissioning exquisite French floral designs for Belle’s costumes, she spread her web wide and of course, caught on to the good artisans of Bhuj, Gujarat. As part of her commitment to the ‘Who made my clothes’ initiative, O’Sullivan shared the story of...
  • Trump nominates Indian-origin Amul Thapar to top judicial post (6th Circuit)

    03/20/2017 11:36:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Tribune ^ | March 21, 2017 | Press Trust of India
    An Indian-American legal luminary has been nominated by US President Donald Trump to a key judicial position on the powerful US court of appeals. Amul Thapar, 47, who in 2007 became the first South Asian Article III judge when he was appointed as a US District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky, is the first Indian-American to be nominated by Trump for a top judicial post yesterday. If confirmed by the Senate, Thapar will be part of the powerful US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, which hears appeals from Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan. Thapar was among the 20...
  • US man charged with hate crime for assaulting, abusing Indian

    03/18/2017 11:30:25 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Saturday, March 18, 2017 | PTI
    Jeffrey Allen Burgess has been accused of harming Ankur Mehta because of his "perceived race, colour and national origin". (Photo courtesy: wtae.com) Less WASHINGTON: An American man has been charged with hate crime for assaulting an Indian-origin man and hurling racial slurs, mistaking him for a Muslim. Jeffrey Allen Burgess, 54, of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, has been accused of intentionally harming a man named Ankur Mehta on November 22 because of his "perceived race, colour and national origin". A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted Burgess of a hate crime charge in connection with the alleged assault at a Red...
  • Clinton Bundler’s Contact With Campaign Chair Skirted Foreign Government Lobbying Laws

    10/26/2016 10:47:15 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 1 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | October 25, 2016 | Lachlan Markay
    Tony Podesta's firm failed to file legally required disclosures after emails with his WH adviser brother A high-dollar lobbyist and fundraiser for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign failed to file legally required disclosures for his advocacy on behalf of a foreign government in discussions with Clinton’s future campaign chairman, according to a political law expert. High-powered Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta emailed his brother John, a top White House adviser who would later chair the Clinton campaign, in January 2015. Tony wondered if John would attend a meeting with the Indian ambassador to the United States. “I’m at Camp David Friday,” John...
  • Attacks on Indians: This government can never keep silent, says Sushma

    03/15/2017 4:11:30 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | PTI
    Attacks on Indians: This government can never keep silent, says Sushma Last updated on: March 15, 2017 15:12 IST The government has conveyed its "deep concern" to the US administration over attacks on Indians there, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday, asserting that the safety of Indian diaspora was a top priority.As Lok Sabha members thumped their benches to welcome her to the House following her absence due to health issues, she highlighted the steps taken by the government following three recent incidents of attacks, including suspected hate crimes, rejecting opposition criticism that it had kept mum."To say that...
  • God's Will and Glory ,your Fruit to take in and bare[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/14/2017 10:25:17 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    You my children have been orchestrated for My will and glory but are you accomplishing my will at this very moment or have you put me on pause for I AM your Redeemer, Lord and God . My yoke is easy there is no striving but a beautiful flowing river of Life and this is the wellspring I call to that abides in you ! My law is Love and My Rudder for your life is intimacy with me . So come even now and walk with Me in the Garden of your Destiny for there is fruit of My...
  • Warning for India: Chinese air force inducts new stealth fighter ahead of schedule

    03/13/2017 5:17:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    India Today ^ | March 10, 2017 | Ananth Krishnan
    China has put into service its fifth-generation J-20 stealth fighter that many experts say will give the PLA Air Force a massive firepower boost, state media reported on Thursday. The fighter was earlier thought to be combat ready only by 2019. But the secretive J-20 stealth fighter - a fifth-generation jet that Chinese analysts claim is on a par with the US F-22 - had entered service, an official military channel reported late on Thursday, Reuters reported. In September, Chinese social media websites showed photos of the J-20 being deployed in southwestern Sichuan province on the Tibetan plateau - not...
  • Hindu groups in US demand apology from CNN for allegedly promoting 'Hinduphobia'

    03/12/2017 5:11:44 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Sunday, March 12, 2017 | PTI
    The protests are against CNN show 'Believer with Reza Aslan'. Washington -- US-based Hindu organisations have demanded an apology from CNN and asked the news channel to stop further airing of a show which they allege promotes xenophobia and 'Hinduphobia'. A series of protests small and big were held across the US on Saturday and more are scheduled against the airing of six-episode series Believer with Reza Aslan by the CNN. As many as 16 top Hindu organisations in the US have come together the umbrella of American Hindus Against Defamation (AHAD) to mount a joint campaign against CNN and...
  • The Massive Success of BJP in Uttar Pradesh Election is a referral to the core Hindutva issues.

    03/12/2017 4:34:32 PM PDT · by Hindu Existence · 30 replies
    Hindu Existence News Bureau ^ | 11/03/2017 | Upananda Brahmachari
    PM Modi wins ‘heart’ of India, gets head start for 2019. But, he has to make real his election promises well and ahead. The Massive Success of BJP in Uttar Pradesh Election is a referral to the core Hindutva issues. Upananda Brahmachari | HENB | Haridwar | March 11, 2017:: The assembly election results of five states in 2017 are announced in a ‘Saffron Saturday’. In two states viz. Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, BJP set a record win to form govt there. In Punjab BJP and its ally Shiromani Akali Dal have badly defeated and Congress will form the Govt....
  • Florida: Indian-American mistaken for Arab in arson attack

    03/11/2017 9:40:50 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Sunday, March 12, 2017 | Express Web Desk, New Delhi
    "Mr. Lloyd made the assumption that the store owners were Arabic when, in fact, they are of Indian descent." In yet another instance of purported hate crime, a 64-year-old man in Florida attempted to set fire to a store owned by an Indian-American thinking they were Muslims, news outlet CNN reported. The accused, Richard Lloyd reportedly told the deputies that he wanted to “run the Arabs out of our country.” St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara told CNN that Lloyd assumed the owners were Arab and what they were doing in the middle-east angered him. “It’s unfortunate that Mr. Lloyd made the assumption that...
  • NASA finds missing spacecraft orbiting around the moon

    03/10/2017 2:49:54 PM PST · by TBP · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 10, 2017 | Margi Murphy,
    NASA has discovered a spaceship that disappeared eight years ago. The space agency spotted an Indian craft orbiting the moon using its massive STEREO-B radar dish. Space is home to plenty of man-made cosmic junk that has broken off during missions and been left to float through the vast abyss. NASA uses its special lunar observer to spot strays and to monitor current missions. It was celebrating after tracking down its own, still-active wayward Lunar Reconnaissance Orbit, which launched in 2009. But finding the discovery of the tiny, 5-foot Indian orbiter, which lost contact in August 2009, is an incredible...
  • US admits attack on Sikh was a hate crime

    03/10/2017 2:39:20 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Friday, March 10, 2017 | PTI
    A Sikh man shot outside his home in Washington state by a partially-masked gunman shouting "go back to your own country" was targeted because of his ethnic origin, authorities have said as they announced a reward of up to $6,000 for anyone providing a lead in the case. US national Deep Rai, 39, was working on his vehicle outside his home in Kent on March 3 when he was approached by a stranger, who first argued with Rai, and then shot him in the arm. "The account provided by the victim suggests that he was targeted because of his ethnic...
  • 'World's Heaviest Woman' Has Surgery in India, Loses 100 KGS

    03/10/2017 11:58:46 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The Star ^ | Friday, 10 March 2017
    Indian doctors said Thursday that an Egyptian who is believed to be the world's heaviest woman had successfully undergone weight-loss surgery after losing over 100 kilograms (220 pounds). Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, who previously weighed around 500 kilos, had not left her house in Egypt in over two decades until arriving in Mumbai last month for bariatric surgery. "We are happy to inform all well-wishers that the medical team of Saifee Hospital has successfully performed the surgery on Eman Ahmed," said a statement.
  • India's Chandrayaan-1 lost since 2009 found orbiting moon [NASA JPL New Technique]

    03/10/2017 6:31:13 AM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    03-10-2017 | Staff
    Considered lost since 2009 when radio contact with it was lost, India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft has been found orbiting the moon. The spacecraft has been found by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. Earlier, JPL's calculations indicated that Chandrayaan-1 was circling some 200 kilometres above the lunar surface, but it was generally considered "lost." Chandrayaan-1 was India's first mission to the moon, was launched successfully on October 22, 2008 from Sriharikota. ISRO says the "satellite made more than 3400 orbits around the moon and the mission was concluded when the communication with the spacecraft was lost on August 29,...
  • Saakar S. Yadav's life mantra: Let others fear you because of strength & speed of your work

    03/09/2017 11:23:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | March 9, 2017
    Saakar S. Yadav’s profile on a professional networking website reads: Learning to fly, technology enthusiast, farmer, investor, politician, teacher et al. Add to this list the description of a hard worker, taskmaster, perfectionist and an early mover. Consider this: Yadav, the MD of Skorydov Systems, replies to emails only between 5 am and 9 am. He is not on any of the popular messaging platforms, prefers to discuss things over the phone rather than emails, reaches his Nariman Point office at 7 am every day and ends his day by noon. Yadav believes in sound organisational systems built on aggressive...
  • Indian-American Seema Verma moves closer to confirmation

    03/09/2017 9:53:15 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 1 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Friday, March 10, 2017 | PTI
    Seema Verma, President Donald Trump's nominee for administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (AP Photo/File) Washington -- Indian-American Seema Verma moved a step closer to being confirmed as the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as a bitterly divided US Senate voted 54-44, mostly on party lines, to end a debate on her nomination. The final confirmation vote on her nomination has been scheduled for Monday evening (March 13). The Senate vote to end the debate came moments after the White House blamed the opposition Democratic lawmakers for blocking the nomination of for the...
  • Trump Only President to Do What He Said He Would, Says Manasvi Mamgai

    03/09/2017 9:05:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    India West ^ | March 10, 2017
    PANAJI — Former Miss India Manasvi Mamgai, who campaigned for U.S. President Donald Trump and performed at his inaugural celebration, says he is the only president who has stuck to his word. "Always, politicians say something else before the elections, and they do something else after their election. Trump is the only president ever... He's doing exactly what he said," Mamgai told IANS on the sidelines of the recently concluded India Beach Fashion Week, where she was a walked for label Karleo. Mamgai, who starred in the Bollywood film "Action Jackson," is the god-daughter of Shalabh Kumar, an Indian-American Republican...
  • MY VOICE IS YOUR TOOL[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/09/2017 9:16:58 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 3-9-17 | Holy Spirit
    Your submission to strict obedience has released angels of favor never heard of or known before, Truly your obedience has lowered a ladder and opened a door , much in the way I did for Jacob I NOW do for you , Remember My Virtue "abides in you ", For truly your walk of Holiness changes others DNA, As the woman with the issue of blood was healed that day, So pay no attention to those that say with them you must go, For Truly My Voice is all you need to KNOW , I" AM your TRUE SHEPHERD "...
  • Now is the time for your walk of Faith[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2017 1:33:37 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    bible, Holy Spirit, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-6-17 | bible, The Joshua Chronicles
    I wait upon the waters for you in the midst of your storm. Now is the time for your walk of Faith . . . Step out of doubt and find your trust knowing I am The finisher of your faith and come to me even now for I have laid a table before you to eat from, for my showbread "declares" life everlasting "IS" yours right now ! "Come" for I AM The Peace for your heart. I have met you with a Yes and Amen now walk in your answer for you have received your request. Matthew 14:22-33...
  • SpiceJet flight diverted due to foul smell from lavatory

    03/05/2017 9:08:46 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 31 replies
    A city-bound SpiceJet flight from Bengaluru was today diverted to Hyderabad due to “extremely pungent” smell in the cockpit emanating from the front lavatory of the aircraft. There were 184 passengers and four infants on board the Boeing 737 plane when the pilot decided to make an unscheduled landing at Hyderabad airport.
  • Trump thinks differently from Obama & we must adapt to that says Foreign Secretary during visit

    03/03/2017 6:37:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    News India Times ^ | March 3, 2017 | Ela Dutt
    A high-level Indian delegation led by India’s Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar received very positive feedback from the Trump administration during three days of meetings with high level U.S. counterparts, on issues of trade, investment and security and defense cooperation, as well as the safety of Indians living and working here. Over the last three administrations the bilateral relationship has only grown Jaishankar noted at a wide-ranging press conference March 3, in Washington, D.C. “At the same time, the Trump administration looks at the world quite differently from its predecessor. We need to absorb that and adapt to it and look...
  • Schumer pulled visa strings for Indian athlete now accused of child sex abuse

    03/03/2017 11:48:31 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 3, 2017 | Brooke Singman
    A snowshoe racer from India whose entry into the U.S. to compete was made possible by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer was being held Friday in a New York jail on a sex charge. The U.S. embassy in New Delhi last month rejected Tanveer Hussain’s application for a visa so he could compete in the World Snowshoe Championship in upstate. Local officials then intervened on Hussain’s behalf, appealing for help to the offices of Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. Their offices reached out to the New Delhi embassy, which allowed Hussain to reapply for a visa and granted that...
  • San Francisco university lays off IT workers, jobs head to India

    03/01/2017 12:05:24 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 14 replies
    Metro ^ | Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | Rory Carroll, Reuters
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The University of California, San Francisco on Tuesday laid off 49 information technology (IT) employees and outsourced their work to a company based in India, ending a year-long process that has brought the public university under fire. The university announced the plan last July as a way to save $30 million over five years. The University of California system, which includes health care and research-focused UCSF, has been struggling to raise revenue and cut expenses. Globalization and outsourcing have become hot-button political issues in the United States, as more employers cut costs by farming out work...
  • 'We condemn Kansas shooting...will tighten immigration rules': Trump

    02/28/2017 7:59:55 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | timesofindia.com
    HIGHLIGHTS o Trump said he condemns hate in all its forms as well as the shooting in Kansas last week. o He was referring to a what s being called a 'hate crime' last week when two Indians were shot and one was killed by a US army veteran. o At the same time, he said tightening immigration rules will 'keep America safe.' NEW DELHI: Even as he condemned last week's shooting of an Indian in Kansas, US President Donald Trump said today that enforcing immigration rules is the only way to keep the country safe. "We condemn hate in...
  • Hillary Clinton Says Donald Trump 'Must Step Up, Speak' After Indian's Shooting In Kansas

    02/27/2017 7:53:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    NDTV ^ | February 28, 2017 | Indroneil B. Biswas and Press Trust of India
    Houston: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called on US President Donald Trump to speak out against the murder of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was killed after 51-year-old Adam Purinton opened fire at two Indians in a Kansas City bar last week. Ms Clinton, who unsuccessfully contested as the Democratic candidate in the US Presidential election against Mr Trump, tweeted:(TWEET-AT-LINK) President Trump is yet to comment on the incident which left Kuchibhotla dead and injured two others. Mr Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer, however, last week said that it was too early to describe the incident as...
  • After Kansas hate crime, Indian students reluctant to study in the US

    02/27/2017 1:46:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Scroll News ^ | February 27, 2017 | Huda Mohammad
    Racial crime in the west has become a reason for anxiety among the Indian students, after a navy veteran was charged with murder for shooting two Indian software engineers at a crowded bar in Olathe, Kansas. The crime triggered anger and concern that the Trump-era US is no longer secure for the Indian masses. The assailant, Adam Purinton is accused of killing Srinivas Kuchibhotla, and wounding Alok Madasani, both who were admitted to work for a global tech company on H-1B visas after completing graduate studies in the United States. Anupam Singh, a master’s student at the Indian Institute of...
  • Politicising hate crime

    02/27/2017 8:19:11 AM PST · by Jyotishi
    The Pioneer, idealmedia.com ^ | Monday, February 27, 2017 | Editorial
    POLITICISING HATE CRIME Wrong to blame Trump for racial killing It is tragic that an Indian engineer was shot dead in the US in what appears to be a racial hate crime. The killer (a Navy veteran) shouted, "Get out of my country", before he shot the victim and injured another Indian. American laws are strong enough to deal with such incidents and one must hope that the murderer will be punished sooner than later. It would be wrong, however, to generalise that hate crimes against Indians, or non-whites, are becoming part of the American DNA. Let us not forget...
  • 'Trump has no comment': WH faces backlash for silence over Ind. techie's death in KS shooting [TR]

    02/26/2017 12:55:25 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 77 replies
    Hindustan Times, Washington ^ | Sunday, February 26, 2017 | Yashwant Raj
    <p>As Srinivas Kuchibhotla's family tries to deal with the young aviation engineer's cold-blooded murder by a hate-driven shooter, questions are being raised about the lack of attention it has received from the White House, especially in comparison to similar circumstances in the past.</p>
  • In Their Animosity Towards the Media, Modi and Trump Think Alike

    02/24/2017 10:34:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 2/23 | Kanishk Tharoor
    In both the United States and in India, it’s striking to see how political leaders are framing the independent media as an anti-national force of opposition. Donald Trump built his entire campaign on demonising the supposedly liberal and elitist media, stoking the passions of his conservative base. He seems set to conduct his presidency the same way. He dismisses reports he dislikes with that now ubiquitous and meaningless phrase (so often tweeted in caps lock): “FAKE NEWS.” And last week he borrowed from the unimaginative phrasebook of all authoritarian leaders in branding the media both his enemy and “the enemy...
  • Branded A Witch, Old Woman Forced To Live Under Tree Outside Village

    02/24/2017 11:34:02 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    An elderly woman was driven out of her village on the allegation of practising witchcraft. Accusing the woman of killing people with black magic, the villagers beat her up by the villagers and also looted her properties. She is now staying under a tree, just outside the village. The incident took place at Ausgram's Sukhadanga in Burdwan district. A local source, however, informed that a Kangaroo court was convened to ascertain the fate of the elderly woman. The court directed the villagers to drive the woman out of the village. However, the Ausgram Police Station said they have not received...
  • Indian Shot Dead In Bar In Kansas, US; Accused Shouted 'Get Out Of My Country'

    02/23/2017 6:54:31 PM PST · by cold start · 40 replies
    NDTV ^ | 24 FEB 2017
    Kansas, US: An engineer from Hyderabad was shot dead and another was injured on Wednesday night after a man at a bar in Kansas in US allegedly opened fire at them, yelling, "get out of my country". The injured techie was rushed to a hospital. Adam Purinton, a 51-year-old Navy veteran, reportedly shot dead Srinivas Kuchibhotla, and injured Alok Madasani at around 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday. The accused has been arrested and charged with murder. Purinton was reportedly drunk and continuously exclaimed racial slurs. When a bar staff told him to stop, he yelled "get out of my country" and...
  • PM Narendra Modi conveys to US India's unease over likely H-1B curbs

    02/21/2017 9:14:26 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 39 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | TNN
    HIGHLIGHTS o The PM referred to the role of skilled Indian talent in enriching the US economy and society o He urged developing a reflective, balanced and far-sighted perspective on movement of skilled professionals o As of now, Indian professionals are granted a large number of visas to stay in US for 6 years NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON: PM Narendra Modi has urged the US to take a "reflective, balanced and far-sighted" perspective on the movement of skilled professionals, indicating India's discomfort with the Trump administration's intent to curb H-1B visas. The PM raised the issue during his interaction with US Congress...
  • The River of Life flows from Grace not works[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/20/2017 2:28:16 PM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 2-17-17 | Jedediah
    My River flows for you my children and not by any works of your hands but it is by my Grace , if nothing else was done by you " Behold I AM complete in my sacrifice for all " ,therefore die to self and just allow Me to be your first fruit in and through all for I AM your very breath and spirit ! Now just abide in Me " The Vine" and allow Me to love on you where you are right now by just releasing your yoke of works to Me for I AM your Glory...
  • The Water, The Spirit and The Blood !

    02/17/2017 8:12:12 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Holy Spirit,Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-17-17 | Bible , jedediah
    Your soreness is a sign of spirit loss , so come drinking my Spirit "For I AM refreshing", and renewal "IS" yours for the taking when you learn to just receive ! So Take on Me through receiving deep within My Blood as your water and My bread as your food for as you truly fast the Earth I shall "restore' all that has been lost and stolen from you for I and The Father work "As One" . "So just agree with Me and all shall be restored to you " as I ( (( Rise Up )) )...
  • US, Indian govts talking on making F-16 in India, confirms Lockheed Martin

    02/16/2017 7:37:32 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Friday, February 17, 2017 | PTI
    American defence major Lockheed Martin today said discussions are currently taking place between the US and Indian governments on the company's plans to set up manufacturing base for F-16 fighter jets in India. "The conversation has progressed to the point that we are deferring at this point to the government-to-government conversation. And that conversation is ongoing," a top company official told reporters at Aero India 2017 air show here. The comments from Randy Howard, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Integrated Fighter, Director, Business Development, came when asked about its move to push ahead with its plan to move production of its F-16...
  • Canada frees Air India bomber, Sikh terrorist who killed 331 people in 1985 attacks

    02/16/2017 1:59:54 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 47 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Agence France-Presse
    The only person convicted in the 1985 Air India bombings that killed 331 people is now free, Canada's parole board said Wednesday. Inderjit Singh Reyat had been ordered to live at a halfway house following his release from prison one year ago, after serving two decades behind bars. That condition has now been lifted and Reyat may return to a normal life, including "living in a private residence," parole board spokesman Patrick Storey said in an email. The onetime Sikh extremist, an immigrant from India, was convicted of making bombs that were stuffed into luggage and planted on two planes...
  • AERO INDIA: Lockheed powers up India F-16 pitch

    02/15/2017 5:43:24 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    FLIGHTGLOBAL.COM ^ | 02/14/2017 | GREG WALDRON
    Lockheed Martin is confident of securing new sales for the F-16, and claims that the type’s economies of scale and broad user base give the Block 70 variant an edge in New Delhi’s requirement for a single-engined fighter. The US firm had a large presence at this year’s Aero India show, which included an F-16 cockpit demonstrator. Abhay Paranjape, executive director of international business development at Lockheed, says that there has been significant engagement between the US and Indian governments on the requirement, which calls for an unspecified number of single-engined fighters to replace legacy types such as the Mikoyan...
  • Solution to Trump’s H1B visa restrictions is to shift from outsourcing towards ‘nearshoring’

    02/14/2017 6:10:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Sociable ^ | February 14, 2017 | Alejandro Vasquez, VP of Business Development at PSL Software in Colombia.
    For decades, H1B visas have been one of the cornerstones of the traditional IT outsourcing business model. In many ways, the possibility of legally sending workers to the US has allowed Indian firms to offer an enticing service: the client gets to work face to face with less expensive engineers that are authorized to temporarily work in the US, yet can also leverage a much larger team of offshore talent that is orchestrated by the on-site, visa-holding resources. The proposition is hard to beat: not only is it inexpensive, but the model can help solve time-zone issues thanks to a...
  • View: Trump's school voucher system answer to India's educational woes?

    02/12/2017 9:08:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The EEconomic Times ^ | February 11, 2017 | Amit Varma
    --snip-- Government schools are guaranteed their funding, and their teachers, who are paid many times what teachers in budget private schools get, are more or less tenured. They have no reason to aim for excellence and try to provide quality education....
  • Company bringing 130 jobs to Ridgeville (Company from India in South Carolina)

    02/11/2017 5:18:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Times and Democrat ^ | February 10, 2017
    COLUMBIA – Sundaram-Clayton Limited (SCL), a leading Indian manufacturer and supplier of aluminum cast products to global automotive original equipment manufacturers, announced Thursday that it will be launching its first U.S. manufacturing operations in Dorchester County. By investing $50 million, the company is expecting to create 130 new jobs over the next five years....
  • Chinese Man Trapped in India Goes Home After 50 Years

    02/11/2017 11:24:31 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    A Chinese man who was trapped in India for more than 50 years has finally been reunited with his family. The BBC had reported how Wang Qi, an army surveyor who says he accidentally crossed into India in 1963, had not been given the necessary documents to leave the country. Following the report, he was visited by Chinese diplomats, who told him efforts were being made to take him back. Mr Wang was met by family members when his flight landed in Beijing. Later, in his home city of Xianyang, crowds met him with banners reading "Welcome home, soldier, it's...
  • ‘President Trump can usher in true Ram Rajya … Americans are smarter than so-called liberal pundits’

    02/07/2017 11:03:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Times of India ^ | February 8, 2017 | Rohit E. David, special correspondent
    Shalabh Kumar, founder of the Republican Hindu Coalition, has been a strong defender of US President Donald Trump’s policies. He spoke to Rohit E. David about the controversy on the travel ban to US for citizens from seven countries, Indian fears over H-1B visas and whether Pakistan should be part of the travel ban list: There has been legal pushback on the travel ban by the Trump administration. Why do you defend this policy? It is a great move to protect the lives of US citizens. Radical Islamic terrorists have declared a war on the civilised world. There are many...
  • Jesus forcast for you[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/06/2017 9:42:32 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-6-17 | Jesus the author of our faith
    You are my children so come spend time with me for now as you enter into worship welcoming in My Spirit of Grace truly Heaven shall open and my angelic army abound around you for you are My holy place as I live in and with you as one abiding together . Allow me to show, yes reveal to you that which are mysteries to others yet make I it known to you for you are my Gideons and we are about to take on a great victory over darkness and this is why my presence in you is expanding...
  • Buddhists Do Not Like Muslims

    02/04/2017 7:37:14 AM PST · by pinochet · 30 replies
    A story that has not received much attention, is the growing hostility towards Muslims by Buddhists in Thailand and Burma. After the killing of 20 Buddhist monks by Muslims, a leading Thai Buddhist monk called for Buddhists to defend themselves against Muslims http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/prominent-buddhist-monk/2497804.html
  • On Earth as it is in Heaven[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/03/2017 9:02:42 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible,The joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-3-17 | Holy Spirit
    My orchestra is about to perform its final symphony for as My kingdom has arrived in you now it is time to place My presence upon you My Bride as I did upon Adam and Eve in the garden for truly now you are more than just a garden for you bear the fruit of My Spirit as My Tree of Life for others and so now through you they shall drink in My Living Waters as the woman at the well. Prepare yourself for now My Presence upon you shall be Heaven on Earth . Matthew 6:10 10 Thy...
  • Apple iPhones will be manufactured in Bengaluru: Here are the details

    02/02/2017 10:48:15 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Friday, February 3, 2017 | TechDesk
    Apple iPhones will be 'Made in India', and Bengaluru is where this will be taking place, according to the government It is now official: Apple is taking the 'Make in India' route with its iPhones, and Bengaluru is where this will be taking place. The government of Karnataka issued a press release "welcoming the move'. Apple's proposal is to commence initial manufacturing operations in Karnataka. The press statement reads, "Apple's representatives led by Ms. Priya Balasubramaniam, VP iPhone operations, Mr. Ali Khanafer (Head, Government Affairs), Mr.Dheeraj Chugh (Director, iphone operations) and Mr. Priyesh Povanna (Country Counsel) met with Ministers and...
  • Looking inward on H1-B

    02/02/2017 1:45:39 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 22 replies
    The Pioneer, Ideal Media ^ | Thursday, February 2, 2017 | Editorial
    LOOKING INWARD ON H1-B Indian IT firms must ramp up salary structures The odd thing about the H1-B reform Bill introduced in the US House of Representatives is the person who introduced it. Zoe Lofgren is the Democratic Party Congresswoman representing California's 19th Congressional District, an area that covers most of the city of San Jose. As any visitor to the city can testify, it is not a white-majority constituency. Indeed, a majority of the population in the area is of Hispanic origin, but almost a quarter of the population is Asian. For the most part, those are Indians particularly...
  • BY MY SPIRIT[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/02/2017 12:36:23 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bible , The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-2-17 | Holy Spirit
    My corpuscles are the youth of your future endeavors in me therefore as you receive communion by My Spirit and declare it in tongues truly I shall overcome the arsenals and attempts of the enemy to thwart My Will in you for you do not work for flesh and blood or a church Made out of Stone nor a shepherd born into sin but it is My Righteousness that saves you in an eternal manner not mankind or a shepherd’s staff and your True charity is to merely do My Will for in these footprints of obedience is where we...
  • BJP's Yogi Adityanath Praises Donald Trump's Immigration Ban, Says India Needs It

    01/30/2017 10:42:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    NDTV ^ | January 31, 2017 | Staff
    Bulandshahr: BJP lawmaker Yogi Adityanath has praised US President Donald Trump's temporary ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries - criticized in the US as well as worldwide - and said such action is needed to check terrorism in India. While campaigning in Uttar Pradesh for polls to be held from February 7, the firebrand leader also focused on his party colleague's claims of a Hindu "exodus" from parts of western Uttar Pradesh and warned that the region could soon "become another Kashmir". Addressing a rally in Bulandshahr on Monday, the saffron-robed lawmaker referred to Mr Trump's immigration order temporarily...