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Outgoing US Envoy Receives A Rare Reception At Blair House

Outgoing Indian Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla was felicitated with a rare reception at the Blair House. Also, he called on US President Donald Trump in the White House to thank him for his support.

Harsh Vardhan Shringla combing to New Delhi

MrShringla has been promoted as the next foreign secretary of India on December 23. He will succeed Vijay Gokhale whose two-year terms would be completed on January 28. MrShringla will join the new post the next day.

Mr. Shringla’s US tenure

The “Captain of India-US relationship” is how Ambassador Alice Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia described MrShringla. Ms Well said that Mr. Shringla would be instrumental in taking the India-US relations to their potential.

Reception of Mr. Shringla

US Chief of Protocol Can Henderson host the rare reception in the honor of MrShringla. This kind of reception is given to outgoing envoys of selected countries and India became one of those countries.

Harsh Vardhan Shringla thanked US President Trump for his “steadfast support” while meeting the president at his White House office. MrShringla … Read the rest

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Mamata Banerjee Will Meet PM Modi In Kolkata Today

PM Narendra Modi is likely to share stage with the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during his two-day visit to Kolkata. He’s in Kolkata for inaugurations and celebrations.

PM in Kolkata

PM Modi will first inaugurate the four recently refurbished heritage buildings of Kolkata – Currency Building, Belvedere House, Metcalfe House and a Victoria Memorial Hall. The event is scheduled for today at 5:30 pm at the Old Currency building.

At 7 pm, the PM would attend the celebrations of 150 years of the Kolkata Port Trust on the banks of river Hooghly. Ms. Banerjee has been invited for the function. At the function, Modi will felicitate two 100-year old Kolkata Port Trust pensioners – Nagina Bhagat (105) and Naresh Chandra Chakraborty (100). Also, he will give Rs. 501 crores to meet the deficit pension fund of retired and existing employees of the Kolkata Port Trust that is the oldest operational port trust in India.

In the evening, Modi could take a naval boat from Kolkata to Belur to visit the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission.

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Trump Offers Talks For Peace with Iran

US President Donald Trump said that all American soldiers were safe during the Iranian missile strikes on US bases in Iraq. Also, the damage to military equipment was minimal. He further said that the outcome of the strike was that Tehran didn’t want war or escalation of the conflict.

Trump on Iranian attack on US bases

He said on Wednesday that Iran appeared to be standing down that was a good thing for all parties concerned and a very good thing for the world. He further said that US has military and smart equipment but America didn’t want to use the equipment. He was flanked by Vice President Mike Pence, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and military officers at the time of speaking to the press.

Trump suggested new talks with Iran

He urged the world to quit the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and work on a new deal. US has already left that deal in 2018. He said that it was that deal that was in the center of the Iran-US conflict but Iran rejected the offer of new talks.

Iran on the

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Violence Reported From Bengal And Chennai Amid Nationwide Strike By CITU

The 24-hour nationwide strike resulted in disruption of rail and road traffic in several states including Bengal, Odisha and Tamil Nadu. It was claimed that approximately 25 crore workers from ten trade unions would make the Bharat Bandh on January 8 successful.

Bengal Bandh

Several Left supporters held a “Rail Roko Protest” in the North 24 Parganas district to support the strike. The railway police also found crude oil bombs on the tracks. Violence was also reported from Jadavpur and Behala. The Left also accused the Mamata government of double-speaking on strike. Chief Mamata Banerjee said that it won’t support the strike.

Rahul Gandhi supported the strike

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi supported the striking workers with his tweet. He said that he saluted the 25 crore workers that were standing united against and oppressive economic policies of the central government.

Maharashtra Bandh

The Udbhav Thackeray Maharashtra government supported the strike. Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana wrote an editorial saying that six months had been passed since the formation of the central government but nothing was done to improve the labor condition in India.

Chennai Bandh

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PM Modi Calls Mukesh Ambani, Ratan Tata And Others To Revive Economy

In the run-up to budget 2020-21, PM Narendra Modi met the top industrialists of the country to brainstorm ideas to strengthen the GDP that has plummeted to the lowest levels in the six-years.

PM meets industrialists

PM Modi called Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani, Tata patriarch Ratan Tata, Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra, telecom boss Sunil Bharti Mittal, Gautam Adani and others to hiss office to discuss the economic condition of the country and find ways to boost the economy that has dropped to 4.5% according to the latest GDP data of July-September quarter. Also, the slump in the manufacturing sector and consumption played a crucial role in slowdown.

Measures taken to check slowdown

• Corporate tax slashed to 22% from 30% in September

• The tax rate for new manufacturing units was also slashed to 15%

• Bank recapitalization

• Merger of 10 public sector banks into 4

• Support for auto industry

• Plans for infrastructure projects

• Tax benefits for startups

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Amit Shah Gave Instruction For Joint CP Level Enquiry Of JNU Attack

The Union Home Minister Amit Shah asked Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to investigate the JNU violence and take necessary action. The home ministry tweeted from that the minister had already ordered an inquiry by a Joint CP level officer.

JNU violence

Eye witnesses told that the violence started around 6:30 pm when around 50 masked goons forcibly entered the campus and started throwing bricks at buildings. They damaged furniture with hammers and beat up students and staff with sticks.

JNU students’ union president Aishe Ghosh was hit on her head. She was admitted to AIIMS for treatment. She said that she was singled out by the goons and one of them hit her hard on her head. A tweet from JNUSU read that the goons had the blessings of the police and the university administration.

The JNUSU blamed ABVP for the attack. ABVP is the student wing of the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party. The tweet read that those were unknown ABVP goons and they had covered their faces to avoid recognition. But not all were students of JNU.

ABVP blamed left-wing student unions for

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