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WASHINGTON: A Silicon Valley “flying car” start-up, Kitty Hawk, reportedly backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, released a video Monday of its airborne prototype and announced plans for deliveries of a “personal flying machine” this year. “Our mission is to make the dream of personal flight a reality. We believe when everyone has access to personal flight, a new, limitless world of opportunity will open up to them,” said a statement on the website of the Kitty Hawk company, based in Google’s home town of Mountain View, California. “Today we’reRead More
New York: US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley has said there should be no travel ban on the basis of religion, but defended President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from six Muslim-majority countries, saying it is meant to keep the country safe. Haley said she believes that legal immigration is the “fabric” of America, pointing out that she is the “proud daughter” of Indian immigrants. “I’m the proud daughter of Indian immigrants who reminded my brothers, my sister and me everyday how blessed we were to be inRead More
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump is not safe inside the White House and even the Secret Service would not be able to protect him during a terror attack, a former Secret Service agent who had guarded previous presidents have warned. Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino’s statement came a week after the arrest of a man who jumped the White House fence and roamed around the higly-secured property for more than 15 minutes. “The intruder set off multiple alarms, alarms that clearly showed someone breached the property, and he wasRead More
WASHINGTON: Two days before US Attorney Preet Bharara was fired, President Donald Trump tried to call the high-profile New York prosecutor in what a White House official said was an effort to “thank him for his service and to wish him good luck.” But a US law enforcement official said Bharara declined to take the call, placed on Thursday, saying he did not want to talk to the president without the approval of his superiors.Bharara said on Saturday he had been fired after he defied a request to resign. TheRead More
NEW DELHI: Four sailors of the Indian Navy have been removed from the survey ship INS Sandhayak after some of them assaulted an officer on board, in an incident off Paradip along the Odisha coast. According to sources, the sailors were pulled up for insubordination after they failed to carry out orders to pull the survey motor boats onboard. The boats are mounted on the INS Sandhayak when they are not in use. Asked to stand in attention, one of the sailors “deliberately slouched” in an act of defiance, sourcesRead More
Hyderabad: Writing on the wall is clear now as slowdown in hiring by technology majors looks certain. However, industry bigwigs are not explicitly admitting this. Nasscom attributes surging levels of automation and efficiency to hiring slowdown.  The convergence of information, communication and technology (ICT) coupled with surging IoT (Internet of Things) are expected to drive the talent hiring pattern in the days to come. “Just not Trump and the US market, but over all developments are responsible for this,” said CP Gurnani, Nasscom Chairman and also MD&CEO of Mahindra Satyam.Read More
National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has held talks with Israel’s top leadership here as part of preparations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s much- awaited visit, the first by an Indian premier to the Jewish country. Modi is expected to visit Israel by the middle of this year. Doval landed in Israel on Thursday and met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his Jerusalem office. Doval also met his counterpart, Israel’s acting National Security Adviser and Head of the National Security Council, Brig. Gen. (retd) Jacob Nagel. The discussions “revolved around PrimeRead More
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said he would make a massive budget request for one of the “greatest military buildups in American history” on Friday in a feisty, campaign-style speech extolling robust nationalism to eager conservative activists. Trump used remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an organisation that gave him one of his first platforms in his improbable journey to the U.S. presidency, to defend his unabashed “America first” policies.Ahead of a nationally televised speech to Congress on Tuesday, Trump outlined plans for strengthening the U.S. military, already theRead More

Posted On February 23, 2017By telanganaIn Slider, Uncategorized, World

Lahore: Five killed, 20 wounded in bomb blast

A bomb exploded in an upscale market in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore on Thursday, killing at least five people and wounding 21, officials said. Security forces, suspecting the bomber was still alive, cordoned off the market in a residential neighbourhood, home to banks and coffee shops, and people were not being allowed to leave or enter, they said. Initial reports on television channel Geo News said a generator had exploded but sources in the Punjab police and provincial government told Reuters the explosion was caused by a bomb. PakistanRead More
President Donald Trump caused confusion during a Saturday rally in Florida when he said: “You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this?” Trump then mentioned the French cities of Nice and Paris and the Belgian capital, Brussels. The three European cities were all attacked by terrorists over the past two years. Although Trump did not explicitly say it, his remarks were widely perceived in the United States and abroad as suggesting that an attack had occurred Friday night in Sweden. Trump himself attempted toRead More