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Process is on to offer Ka-band services without auction: Is it a backdoor deal?

Lalit Shastri A few weeks ago an innocuous notice appeared on the ISRO/Department of Space Website. The notice referred to an application dated 1 July 2016 filed by one Jupiter Satellite India Limited for securing an Indian orbital slot at 104 degrees East longitude to provide Ka-band services for broadband beams covering the Indian mainland

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World Competitiveness Rankings: Most competitive countries jostle for top positions, India slides down 4 places

Newsroom24x7 Staff For the first time this year the report also ranks countries’ digital competitiveness Lausanne, Switzerland: While the world’s most competitive countries continue to jostle for the top positions in the 2017 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, China improved by seven places to rank 18th, the USA got pushed out of the top three and

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CIA Factbook: Afghanistan is world’s largest producer of opium and the US is largest consumer of cocaine

Newsroom24x7 Network Afghanistan is world’s largest producer of opium while the United States of America is the world’s largest consumer of cocaine and a major consumer of ecstasy and Mexican methamphetamine, besides the US is also a money-laundering center. This information is derived from the American Central Intelligence Agency’s most popular publication — The World Factbook. Presenting

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“Bashar al-Assad should not be a part of a peaceful and stable Syria in future”

Newsroom24x7 Network   Lucca, Italy: Speaking on arms control and international security, Rex W. Tillerson, the US Secretary of State, today said here that many nations look to the Geneva process to resolve the Syrian conflict in a way that produces stability and gives Syria and the Syrian people the opportunity to determine their own

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Donald Trump elected 45th President of USA

Lalit Shastri Donald Trump tonight drove home victorious. He reset the map of the US electoral college and wrote the script of his stunning victory. Hillary Clinton, who under-performed in States like Michigan, Wisconsin and Pensylvania, called up Trump to concede defeat even before the result was announced. Speakibg tonight, Donald Trump said it is

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Surgical strikes by India: US tells India and Pakistan to increase communication to deal with terrorist groups and avoid steps that escalate tensions

Newsroom24x7 Staff We all know that terrorism, in many ways, knows no border. We continue to urge actions to combat and delegitimize terrorist groups like LeT and the Haqqani Network, Jaish-e-Mohammad. So this is something that we’re obviously keenly focused on. Washington DC: On the post-Uri surgical strikes by the Indian Army leading to the

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Recession in the United States?

Newsroom24x7 Desk New York City:  For an incisive perspective on 1.What is the impact of lower oil prices on investment spending for the global economy? 2.Growth expectations for China? 3.The Fitch perspective on monetary policy in advanced economies outside the U.S.? Listen: Recession in the United States? (9 minute podcast) James McCormack, Global Head of

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Modi begins US visit on a grand note

Newsroom24x7 Staff Washington DC: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Washington DC on Monday afternoon, began his US visit on a grand note by attending a ceremony for the return of idols to India. Today morning, Modi held a bilateral meeting with US President Barack Obama. The meeting between the two leaders signifies the

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TPP will increase exports of Made in America products

Newsroom24x7 Staff 0Washington DC: The U.S. International Trade Commission report finds that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) will increase exports of the world-class, Made-in-America products and services offered by American companies, and improve the Gross Domestic Product of USA. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, in a statement on the release of the U.S. International

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India-US Maritime Security Dialogue begins with assessment of security in Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi:  Exchange of perspectives on maritime security development in the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region were discussed at the inaugural India – US Maritime Security Dialogue held here on 16 May. The dialogue covered issues of mutual interest, including exchange of perspectives on maritime security development in the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean

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Obama admn outlines new restrictions for gun rules

Newsroom24x7 Desk Washington DC : Barack Obama, the President of United states of America, is all set to roll out new gun control moves today, as his administration has already charted out a series of guidelines, including adding new restrictions and finding out mechanism of combating mindless shootings in the country. Focusing on curbing inappropriate

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Saudi Arabia gives 48-hour evacuation deadline to Iranian diplomats

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi : A row over execution of a top Shia Muslim cleric has built up to the levels of deadline evacuation for the offices of top Iranian diplomats residing in the country of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has given Iranian diplomats 48 hours to leave the country, amid a row over the

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Germany probes new case of US spying

Newsroom24x7 Desk Germany : German authorities have launched a probe into allegations of a new case of suspected spying linked to the US National Security Agency, as revealed to German media in a newsweekly report, which authenticates the spying activities. The report comes after the conclusion of a spying allegation – an investigation into alleged

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Modi arrives in US with multiple agendas

Newsroom24x7 Desk New York : Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in United States of America, and made an entry into the visitor book of country heads, in the column titled ‘Second visit’ as this is his secnd US tour since attaining Prime Minister’s position in government of India. PM  was received at the JFK International Airport

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