New York sources reported that Pompeo, becoming the Secretary of State, will firm up the hard line leadership in the foreign policy and national security establishment, where those with military experience will dominate. Meanwhile the change at the State Department is unlikely to have any impact on India as the influential national security establishment has signed off on Trump’s elevation of India’s role in South Asia and the Indo-Pacific region and the approaches to those regions in general.
Houston sources added that American has finished first in the Democratic primary in a congressional district in the US state of Texas, but will have to face a fellow party leader in the May 22 runoff to earn the right to take on the Republican candidate. Sri Preston Kulkarni, 39, received 9,466 votes (nearly 32%) while his fellow Democrat Letitia Plummer got 7,230 votes (24.3 per cent) in the Democratic primary in Texas' 22nd congressional district. There were five candidates in the race.
According to sources first option is to invest in any of the India-focused offshore mutual funds or ETFs operating in your home country. These India dedicated mutual fund schemes invest in a diversified basket of Indian companies, usually with the help of research inputs from their Indian subsidiaries or other Indian fund houses. Several Indian fund houses also peddle their offshore funds abroad.
Washington sources have stated that a rare signed photo of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi fetched nearly $42,000 at an auction in US, while more than $53,000 was paid for an extremely rare letter penned by 19th-century German philosopher and communist theorist Karl Marx
According to sources the real estate industry in Dubai has become one of the most lucrative, transparent and secure property markets in the world. Meanwhile the Dubai Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) presented a model of inspiration for Indian authorities to reform their own regulatory framework in 2016.
Washington sources have made a statement that the US city of Chicago is launching a campaign in response to President Donald Trump’s threats to cut off funding for sanctuary cities. Sanctuary city is a broad term applied to jurisdictions with policies in place to limit cooperation or involvement with federal immigration actions.
Washington sources have stated that three quarters of Americans said gun laws should be stricter than they are today, up from 68% in a October 2017 survey following the Las Vegas shooting, Xinhua cited the latest poll as saying that the poll also found widespread bipartisan support for gun control policies, including expanding background check for all gun buyers
Washington sources have stated that President Donald Trump, upset over the issue of high import duty on Harley-Davidson motorcycles in India, has said that Washington was “getting nothing” despite India’s announcement of slashing customs duty on imported motorcycles to 50%. Meanwhile he also imitated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but this time without the Indian accent.
Washington Post sources stated that a Muslim girl was found dead a day after she was assaulted near a mosque in the US state of Virginia and a suspect has been arrested and the victim was identified as 17 year old Nabra Hassanen of Reston and her body was found in a pond.
According to sources as the Supreme Court had stayed criminal action by Telangana and Maharashtra authorities against Priya Prakash Varrier and restrained other states from taking action based on song “Manikya Malaraya Poovi”, the Malayalam actress and film director Omar Lulu expressed happiness.
Sources from New York have stated that a high ranking Bangladeshi diplomat based in New York, accused of forcing his servant to work for up to 18 hours a day without pay, was charged on Monday with labor trafficking and assault. Shahedul Islam, Bangladesh’s Deputy Consul General in New York, faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
According to sources it is now clear that Nirav Modi has changed his status in the Indian documents from resident Indian to Non Resident Indian (NRI). Meanwhile this happened sometime last year. It is not known whether Indian banks, especially the Punjab National Bank, were aware of their borrower's status shifting to a NRI. All along, Modi was classified as Indian promoter of his borrowing companies that were issued the letter of undertakings (LoU).
According to sources op Republican lawmaker has moved amendments to a White House backed immigration bill to improve existing high skilled, merit based immigration laws, a proposal that could benefit technology professionals from countries like India.
According to sources 101 year old athlete Mann Kaur has become the oldest person to Sky Walk around Aucklands famous landmark Sky Tower. Meanwhile the athlete from India had the world at her feet after a record breaking day at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand on Thursday. Earlier it was stated that after having set a new world record on the field, she stepped out 192 meters above Auckland city to become the oldest person to Sky Walk around the city’s famous landmark.
Atlanta sources have reported that an Indian American student is among those injured in a shooting in a Florida school where at least 17 students and teachers were killed as a heavily-armed 19 year old went on a shooting spree outside and inside his former high school. The shooter was arrested an hour later.