Washington D.C., Sept.22 - Union Minister of State for Power (Independent Charge) Piyush Goyal has said that with sustainable long-term structural environment in India, the country may see two or three decades of double digit growth.
"The fact is that India is changing its structure. So, we are not looking for short-term solutions for the welfare of the people. We are looking for sustainable long-term structural environment and to bring a framework in which India continues to prosper for years to come. The way India is growing, I would not be surprised to see two and three decades of double digit growth going forward," Goyal told ANI here.
Goyal also reiterated that the Narendra Modi Government will introduce reforms to improve the 'ease of doing business'.
Washington D.C., Sept.22 - Shobhana Bhartia, Chairperson and Editorial Director of the Hindustan Times Group and Indra Nooyi, CEO and Chairman of PepsiCo were felicitated here at the 40th leadership U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) Summit for their 'commitment towards building a more inclusive global economy'.
Meanwhile, Ajaypal Singh Banga (CEO, MasterCard) concluded his term as USIBC Chairman and is replaced by John Chambers (CISCO executive Chairman).
Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, India's Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, and other high-ranking officials from both governments, along with captains of industry from both countries, will be addressing the USIBC to kick off the first U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue. (ANI)
Washington D.C., Sept.22 - Pakistan's former envoy to the United States Husain Haqqani on Monday said Islamabad claims that India is violating ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC), but evidences suggest that "all attempts to penetrate the LoC have originated from the Pakistani side".
"I think the Pakistani side claims that India is violating the ceasefire, but evidences suggest that all attempts to infiltrate the LoC have almost always emanated from the Pakistani side," Haqqani told ANI.
He stressed that Pakistan wants to change the status quo in Kashmir, but as far as India is concerned, she is happy with it.
New York : A London-bound plane about to take off from New York's Kennedy Airport has been grounded after its wing hit a fence.
Authorities say the incident happened at 8:30 a.M. Saturday as Virgin Atlantic Flight 26 was being pushed back from the gate by a tug.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says there were no injuries. Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman says the 276 people on board were bused back to the terminal. Virgin Atlantic says in a statement it is working to get customers on their way as soon as possible. Airline officials apologized for the delay.
A photo posted by a passenger on Twitter shows the plane's right wing tip pushed up against the fence. Flight 26 was scheduled to depart for London at 8:15 a.M.
Washington : President Barack Obama still has confidence in General Lloyd Austin, head of the U.S. military`s Central Command, and his leadership in the fight against Islamic State forces in Syria, the White House said on Thursday.
The U.S. military is coming under pressure because of setbacks in the battle against Islamic State, including a disastrous debut for a force of U.S.-trained Syrian rebels and the fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi to the militant group earlier this year.
The U.S. military also faces an investigation over allegations that intelligence on the war effort was manipulated. Austin on Wednesday said he never asked for intelligence reports to be skewed to present a more positive view of the conflict.
Hawaii, Sept. 17 - U.S. Ambassador to India, Richard Verma, has said that his nation is looking to make significant contributions to India's strategic capabilities, such as the anti-surface warfare capabilities of the Indian Navy's submarine fleet.
"And, I don't need to remind you of the historic agreement to establish a joint working group on aircraft carrier technology. At some point in the next decade India will launch its next generation of aircraft carrier and the United States will have played a direct role in its construction," he added.
Verma expressed his delight over the fact that India engages in more bilateral exercises with the United States than it does with any other country.
Washington, D.C., Sept. 16 - Hungary has started mass arrests of migrants, who are trying to sneak across the country's frontiers after Hungary shot down the main corridor, fortifying its border with 109 miles of razor-wire fencing.
According to The Washington Post, more than 150 refugees were detained after Hungary drew its line in the sand.
The country's get-tough approach to the European refugee crisis created an immediate bottleneck and howls of protest.
Hungary's neighbouring countries, migrants and humanitarian organizations condemned the move, staging spontaneous demonstrations along the newly-erected fence. (ANI)
Washington D.C., Sept 15 - President Barack Obama has some great advice to offer for his daughter Malia Obama and all the students who will be going opting for colleges.
Addressing the students of Des Moines in Iowa, President Obama said that one piece of advice which he gave to her daughter was not to stress too much about having to get into one particular college, and added that there were a lot of good colleges and universities, People reported.
He said that just because it (college or university) was not some name-brand, famous, fancy school, it did not mean that you (students) were not going to get a great education there.
Washington D.C., Sept 11 - President Barack Obama presented the National Medal of Arts to actress Sally Field at the White House and told her "We like you. We really like you."
Field received the award for dignity, empathy and fearlessness of her performances that have touched audiences around the world and for deploying those same rich qualities off screen in her advocacy for women, LGBT rights and public health, US Weekly reports.
The 68-year-old won the Oscar for Best Actress twice in the 80s for her roles in `Norma Rae` and `Places in the Heart.`
The honorees included actress Sally Field, author Stephen King and chef Alice Waters. (ANI)
Washington D.C., Sept 10 - Debra Reiss, heiress to the British clothing empire REISS, has passed away at the age of 34 in Los Angeles.
Talking about Debra's sudden death, a Reiss spokesperson said that this is a personal matter for David Reiss, the founder of the UK based brand and his family and added that it is safe to say that the thoughts of everyone at REISS are with them at this sad time, reports People Magazine.
According to sources, Debra, who was working as the brand director for the British retailer, was pregnant with her second child at the time of her death.
She is survived by her partner Zane Williams and her daughter Scarlett. (ANI)
Washington D. C., Sept 8 - American dentist Walter Palmer, the brutal killer of Cecil the lion, has opened up on his hunting for the first time ever since he has killed the beloved lion.
Claiming that he had no idea that he was stalking a famous animal, Palmer said, "If I had know this lion had a name and was important to the country or a study obviously I wouldn't have taken it," reports TMZ. Com.
Palmer also revealed that he killed the lion with a bow and arrow but has not disclosed the amount he paid for the hunt. (ANI)
Washington D.C. Sept. 7 - United States -backed Iraqi commanders are struggling to retake the city of Ramadi from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), exposing shortcomings in the American strategy to counter the terrorist group.
According to the Washington Post, Iraqi forces have not even surrounded the city 80 miles west of Baghdad, which was the first stated aim of the counter-offensive, said commanders.
Even though the United States is spending 1.6 billion dollars on the training and provision of equipment of Iraqi forces, the slow pace of the operation could dent Washington's image.
A senior Iraqi commander was quoted, as saying that failure to counter the ISIS effectively so far was due to the limited or lack of US-led air strikes. (ANI)
Washington D C, Sept. 4 - Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to announce that Britain will accept thousands of Syrian refuges as a major migrant crisis engulfs Europe, according to reports.
According to The Washington Post, the announcement by Cameron comes amid growing calls for his government to show greater moral leadership in countering the refugee crisis.
There have been increasing calls for the UK to take in more refugees after the pictures of a dead three-year-old boy was shown being taken away by an army soldier from a beach in Turkey.
Cameron pledged said that Britain would fulfill its "moral responsibilities", and that "as a father", he was deeply moved by the image of the dead child. (ANI)
Washington (D. C)., Sept 3 - To promote the importance of inner beauty, female students of Trinity Academy in Wichita, Kansas, came up with the idea to cover the mirrors with paper and write inspiring message over it.
Bible verses, like "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of jewelry or fine clothes," that promote inner beauty were written over the mirror by the students, reports Seventeen. com.
Washington : Over 45,000 people have signed up to listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to Indian-Americans in Silicon Valley on September 27, organisers have said.
"The final list of the 18,500 people who will get a chance to hear Prime Minister Modi speak live at the SAP Arena in San Jose on September 27 is yet to be decided," Indo-American Community of West Coast said in a statement yesterday.
For this, in coming days organisers would put all the 45,000 names for a computerised draw of lots, which would ensure the 18,500 strong audience at the SAP Arena in San Jose has representations from every section and segment of the society, state, age groups and gender.
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