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Trump: Any immigration plan without border wall ‘waste of time’

US President Donald Trump holds a meeting at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's National Targeting Centre in Sterling, Virginia,  February 2, 2018. pc:ht

Any congressional immigration plan that does not provide for his long-promised wall along the US-Mexico border ‘is a total waste of time,’ US President Donald Trump said on Monday as two top senators planned to unveil a bipartisan compromise plan.

“Any deal on DACA that does not include STRONG border security and the Continue reading

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Corporate America Asks Arun Jaitley To Reduce Tax Policy Uncertainties

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Ahead of the Union Budget, corporate America has urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for further reduction in tax uncertainty for multinational companies and institutional investors, a step which it said would help attract more foreign direct investments to India.

“A significant positive step toward improving the investment climate would be to further reduce tax uncertainty for multinational companies and institutional investors in India,” Nisha Desai Biswal, the president of the Continue reading

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Energy drinks are more dangerous for the heart than coffee

Beware! Teenagers and adults who consume energy drinks may suffer from rapid heartbeat, nausea and seizures, warns a recent study.

According to the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, over half of the youth and young adults who consume an energy drink, have reported experiencing an adverse health event, including rapid heartbeat, nausea, and in rare cases, seizures.

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Currently, Canadian legislation is meant to prohibit energy drinks from being marketed to children. Energy drinks are not recommended for use by people participating in Continue reading

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‘TWO­ PLUS­ TWO’ TALKS BETWEEN INDIA AND US TO BEGIN IN APRIL

The first so-called twoplus-two dialogue between India and the US will be held in April, and Pakistan, Afghanistan, an alternative to China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) plan, and arms purchases will be on the agenda, officials in Washington and New Delhi said.

According to the officials, none of whom wished to be identified, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman will meet for a day with their counterparts in the US, secretary of state Rex Tillerson and defence secretary James Mattis on April 18 or April 19.

Washington is expected to confirm the date this week.

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Barack Obama is the most admired man for the 10th year in a row

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump, a prickly purveyor of poll numbers, is not going to like this one bit — Americans have voted his predecessor Barack Obama as the most admired man for the 10th year in a row, according to Gallup.

Trump trailed Obama, and they were followed by Pope Francis, evangelist Bill Graham, John McCain, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and vice president Mike Pence, among others.

In a further slight to Trump, his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton continues to be voted the most admired woman, 10 years running, in the same Continue reading

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Deadliest terror attack in New York City since 9/11

WASHINGTON: An Uzbek man, inspired by the Islamic State, ploughed a pickup truck through a bike path in Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring at least a dozen in the deadliest terror attack in New York City since 9/11. Continue reading

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