Indian-Americans all set to welcome Modi for “Howdy, Modi” event

Indian-Americans in Houston are all set to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the mega “Howdy, Modi” event tomorrow, to be attended by 50,000 audience, the largest gathering ever for an elected foreign leader visiting the US, other than the Pope.
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India, US can contribute to building more peaceful, stable world: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who left on a week-long visit to the United States yesterday, expressed confidence that his visit would present India as a vibrant land of opportunities, a reliable partner and a global leader. Continue Reading

US corporate sector hails India’s move to slash income tax rate for firms

The US’ corporate sector has lauded the Indian government for substantially slashing the income tax rate to 25.17 per cent, saying the move will reverse the economic slowdown and allow global companies a “good option” for growing their manufacturing base in the country.
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Government issues ordinance to ban e-cigarettes

The government today issued an ordinance to ban e-cigarettes, making the production, import, export, transport, sale or advertisements of such ”alternative” smoking devices a cognizable offence attracting jail term and fine. Continue Reading

Acewin Agriteck to raise Rs 300 crores

The company will take the Asset-Light-Model route to expand its footprint in US, Canada, and Asian market. The company has already initiated to trade aquaculture products in overseas markets, said a press release. Continue Reading

Indigo planes with Pratt & Whitney-engines face issues

However, a senior DGCA official rebutted the allegations saying “some engines, which reported vibrations were within the limits prescribed by the US and European aviation safety regulators and they have been released for operations after boroscopic inspection.” Continue Reading

Rishi Kapoor returns to India after cancer treatment

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor is back home after undergoing a medical treatment for cancer in the US. The actor, who was in New York since late last year, returned to India this morning.

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Tough, but good: Trump says after talking to Modi

US President Donald Trump today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan to work towards reducing tensions in the region over Kashmir, describing the situation as ‘tough’. Continue Reading

US astronaut addresses city students on S&T

The US Consulate General in Chennai, in association with the Tamilnadu Science and Technology Centre (TNSTC), organised a virtual lecture by US astronaut for undergraduate and high school students in the fields of science and technology here Monday. Continue Reading

Sundar Pichai announces Google’s $1 bn good neighbour plan

Google has pledged to commit more than $1 billion to help address the severe housing crisis in the region that includes its headquarters and Silicon Valley. Chief executive Sundar Pichai announced the initiative, saying the Internet colossus wants to be ‘a good neighbour’ in the area bursting with technology companies. Continue Reading