Monday, 28 November 2016

Helping India's farmers embrace a cashless economy

NEW DELHI: The government has taken a slew of measures to ensure that cash requirements of farmers are not adversely impacted due to the demonetisationexercise, even as it has urged farmers to join the movement for cashless transactions in the ongoing sowing season.

About 50 farmers did their first cashless transaction at the event and bought seeds and fertilisers in the presence of Union ministers.

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu were present at the event held in Dadri on November 26. On November 27, the Agriculture Minister attended a seminar in Dehradun, while the Railway Minister was present at Palwal.


Wednesday, 23 November 2016

J-K: Army launches massive assault along LoC a day after Pakistan mutilates soldier

The Army has propelled an enormous strike on Pakistan along the Line of Control in Poonch and Rajouri regions, a day after three Indian fighters were killed and the assortment of one of them was ruined in Machil division of Kupwara area in northern Kashmir. The counter-hostile takes after the Army Northern Command promise that "reprisal will be overwhelming for this weak demonstration".

Brigadier, Northern Command, S Gotra said that a counter-hostile, in striking back to Tuesday's snare on the Army watch in Machhil segment of Kashmir, is under way. Safeguard PRO Manish Mehta, as well, said Indian Army posts are reacting firmly and giving a befitting answer.

Pakistan Army has likewise purportedly let go at Indian posts along the LoC in Bhimber Gali, Krishna Ghati and Nowshera areas.

This is the second such occurrence of mutilation of the body of an Indian fighter in a similar division since October 28 when psychological militants had crossed the LoC and killed an Indian Army trooper and ruined his body.

Source:- indianexpress

Monday, 21 November 2016

Donald Trump Meeting Suggests He Is Keeping Up His Business Ties

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump met in the last week in his office at Trump Tower with three Indian business partners who are building a Trump-branded luxury apartment complex south of Mumbai, raising new questions about how he will separate his business dealings from the work of the government once he is in the White House.

A spokeswoman for Mr. Trump described the meeting as a courtesy call by the three Indian real estate executives, who flew from India to congratulate Mr. Trump on his election victory. In a picture posted on Twitter, all four men are smiling and giving a thumbs-up.

“It was not a formal meeting of any kind,” Breanna Butler, a spokeswoman for the Trump Organization, said when asked about the meeting on Saturday.

One of the businessmen, Sagar Chordia, posted photographs on Facebook on Wednesday showing that he also met with Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump. Mr. Trump’s children are helping to run his businesses as they play a part in the presidential transition.

Ms. Butler and Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for Mr. Trump, declined to comment when asked on Saturday if the meeting with the Trump family members included any discussion of Trump businesses in India or expanding that business.