India, Pak to Join China-dominated SCO Today; No Plans of Modi-Sharif Meet

India, Pak to Join China-dominated SCO Today; No Plans of Modi-Sharif Meet
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New Delhi: India will be admitted as a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at a summit of the regional grouping Thursday in Kazakhstan, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present.
The President of the Government is expected to hold a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping as part of the summit in the Kazakh capital of Astana.
Pakistan will also be admitted as a full member of the SCO with India at the summit in Astana.
“The indications are the last step in the whole process, according to the Memorandum of Obligations, which is the confirmation (of the members) by the heads of member states of the existing SCO, will take place in Astana” GV Srinivas Deputy Secretary Of the Eurasia division in MEA, told PTI Mercredi.Srinivas said there could be some bilateral meetings between India and the heads of member states.
However, there is no scheduled meeting between Modi and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif.
In addition to China, there is also the possibility of a meeting between India and Kazakhstan, the largest supplier of uranium to India. When asked if Modi-Xi will meet in the framework of the SCO summit, MEA spokesman Gopal Baglay said: “There is a possibility, but the schedule is being developed and our missions are coordinated locally.”
At the meeting of Modi and Sharif, he said: “The Foreign Minister (Sushma Swaraj) has already said that there was no request from them, nor a proposal of this kind from us. There is no change in that state.”
Srinivas said that India had been an observer country in the SCO since 2005 and had applied for full membership in 2014.
Founded in 2001, the SCO currently has six members – China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan – and is based in the Chinese capital of Beijing. During Modi’s visit to St. Petersburg earlier this month, Russian President Vladimir Poutine had sent India for his admission as a full member of the SCO.
Emphasizing the benefits of joining the regional grouping, Srinivas said that one aspect relates to the economy, connectivity, and trade, while another part focuses on terrorism, including protection of classified information. He said that 38 different documents were signed by India to be part of the body.
In calling for the top of SCO 2015 to refer to the Belt and Road Forum (BRF), a Chinese initiative opposed by India, the official said that the appearance was not part of the 38 documents signed by India Become a member of the grouping.
The Project A Strap of a Road (OBOR) on the Road and Belt Forum is to connect China to Europe, Asia, and Africa. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is also part of the project.
India opposes CPEC passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (POK).
India also hopes to benefit from the Tashkent-based regional anti-terrorist structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (rats).
“There is little opportunity for India to stay out of that exercise.We hope that when it comes to rats we can benefit from this collaboration against our counterterrorism.They (rats) are a series of activities, including joint activities The fight against terrorism exercises, the maintenance of a database of terrorists and undesirable elements, etc., “said Srinivas.

RBI-government rift out in open: Panel refuses to cut rates, chief economist hits out

RBI-government rift out in open: Panel refuses to cut rates, chief economist hits out
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NEW doli / MUMBAI: Just a day after TOI delivered a report detailing the government’s disaster on the rigidity of the Reserve Bank of interest rate differences have been extended to the opening with the main economic advisor Arvind Subramanian react To the decision of the Monetary Policy Committee Wednesday morning Consider rate + by using the unusual measure of issuing a statement in favor of rate reduction.
The first public indication of the tension between the central bank and the Ministry of Finance came during the press conference of the governor of the RBI, where Urjit Patel revealed that MPC members had denied a request for a meeting by the Ministry of Finance. “The meeting did not take place. All members of the MPC have rejected the request of the Ministry of Finance for a meeting,” Patel said, in response to a question about whether the compromise with the affected government independence panel.
On Wednesday afternoon, Subramanian has published what he calls a “plausible alternative macroeconomic assessment,” which ended by saying, “Lately, current and potential economic conditions have rarely justified a substantial easing of monetary policy,” which means lower rates of interest.
+ In its Tuesday TOI report said that “an influential sector in the Government believes that the RBI was indifferent to its concern about the persistence of high-interest rates and reluctant to take advantage of that offered by a comfortable tax situation room and the inflation “.
Subramanian said: “Not only general inflation was well below target and well in advance, but core inflation has also plummeted.” He emphasized the wide divergence between the MPC inflation outlook and the actual level of inflation, which lies within the comfort zone of the RBI from 2 to 6%. “Mistakes in inflation projections were systematically important and one-sided in overestimating inflation,” he added.
He drew attention to the economic crisis since last July, which has been reflected in recent data, including the slowdown in demand for personal loans.
During the MPC meeting, Ravindra H Dholakia, a professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, has emerged as a dissident, while the other five members voted to consider rates. Even in the first meetings of the commission, Dholakia became more cautious in comparison with other members. The comments will be published on June 21, when RBI publishes the minutes of the MPC meeting. “The vote strongly suggests that it was taken from waiting and observing approach. The diversity of opinions contained in the MPC constitution has meant that we voted was not unanimous,” Patel said.
A deviation marked unanimously was observed that the previous decisions of the MPC. Dholakia is one of three government panelists, the others are Chetan Ghate, a professor at the Indian Institute of Statistics and Pami Dua, director of the Delhi School of Economics (DSE). Although the government has urged RBI to attract attention, MPC has refused to move, not only to maintain rates, but also to respect its neutral position. The RBI also seems to have opted not to exceed inflation figures, saying that moderation in inflation, excluding food and fuel, “may be transient because of its sub-backs membership in a situation of rising growth Rural wages and high consumer demand “.
Subramanian argued that “real interest rates are tight and rising, at a time of low inflation and slowing growth … appreciation of the real exchange rate makes the real conditions of monetary policy even stronger.”

‘I Expect Loyalty,’ Trump Told Comey, According To Written Testimony

'I Expect Loyalty,' Trump Told Comey, According To Written Testimony
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WASHINGTON: FBI Director James Comey said President Donald Trump told him at the White House: “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty” in his private conversation at the White House dinner in January, according to written comments Comey offer an acute view of his testimony Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

In seven noteworthy pages of prepared testimony, Comey describes a loyalty-obsessed president and publicly sketched his name amid an FBI investigation of his associates and the growing discomfort of the FBI’s director with the nature of the petitions being presented to him by his talks Private partnerships.

Since Comey’s departure last month, the president denied that he asked an FBI loyalty director during a Justice Department investigation into possible coordination between Trump Associates and Russian agents. Written Supportive Comments Comey Another Trump Claim – The FBI Director has repeatedly assured the President that he was not personally under investigation.

But in general, the testimony of Comey Trump presents as CEO that made the director of the FBI deeply uncomfortable in nine separate private talks, from his first meeting in early January Trump before being sworn in his position. In this conversation, Comey warned the president-elect of a folder that was circulating with baseless accusations against him and his advisers.

The details described by Comey are likely to further fuel the debate over the fact that the president may have tried to obstruct justice by pushing the FBI director over the sensitive investigation.
Robert Costa, the station explores how testimony from Sen. James B. Comey, a former FBI director, June 8 could have a lasting impact on President Trump’s tenure. (Video: Bastien Inzaurralde / Photo: Matt McClain / The Washington Post)

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., Who heads the Senate probe over Russia’s possible cooperation with Trump’s partners, said he was not alarmed by the Comey account.

“I do not think it is a mistake to ask the faithful to anybody in administration,” Burr said. “I do not think I read, there was no crime.”

Comey wrote with almost novelistic details in his interactions with the president, who describes a call on January 27, around lunchtime, inviting him to dinner.

“It was not clear from the conversation that the other was going to be at dinner, although he assumed there would be others,” Comey said. “It turned out to be just the two of us, sitting at a small oval table in the middle of the green room.” Two naval administrators were waiting for us, just entering the room to serve food and drinks. ”

The president began the conversation, Comey wrote, asking him if he wanted to stay as director of the FBI, “which struck me as strange because he had already told me twice in previous conversations that he expected me to stay again, and I was sure he wanted to.

The president responded, according to Comey, many people wanted to work and “he would understand if he wanted to retire.”

Comey’s instinct, he wrote, was stage and conversation “meant that dinner was at least in part, an effort that I ask of my work and creates a kind of employer relationship.” I was very concerned, given the state traditionally Independent of the FBI in the executive branch “.

The Senate Intelligence Committee on June 7 issued a written statement that former FBI Director James B. Comey read when he appears before the Senate on June 8. This is what you need to know. (Video: Bastien Inzaurralde / Photo: Matt McClain / The Washington Post)

The President made loyalty request.

“I do not move, speak or change facial expression in any way during the awkward silence that followed,” Comey wrote. “I just looked in silence.” The conversation continued but returned to the subject near the end of our dinner. ”

When he turns to the subject of fidelity, Comey said he replied, “You will always get honesty from me.”

Comey said that once before Trump’s inauguration, and again at dinner in January, he assured the president that he was not personally under investigation. He also told the president that he had shared this information with the leaders of Congress.

In his letter pulling Comey, Trump wrote that three times Comey had assured that it was not investigated. After the shooting, the defenders have publicly questioned Comey

Bodies, Wreckage Of Myanmar Military Plane Found In Sea

Bodies, Wreckage Of Myanmar Military Plane Found In Sea
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Yangon, Myanmar: Myanmar military said Thursday it found the remains of a plane in the Andaman Sea, which disappeared with 120 people aboard, with several bodies.

A naval research boat that ran the waves found the body of a man, a woman and a child and luggage, safety vests and the tires are suspected to be from the plane wheel.

“We found the plane and some bodies this morning around 8:25 am (0155 GMT),” a spokesman for the military intelligence team told AFP.

The commander’s office confirmed that the remains had been found on the Launglon coast in southern Myanmar Thursday morning.

Nine warships and three air force planes had been deployed in a desperate search for the plane, which disappeared Wednesday afternoon during the flight from the southern city of Myeik to Yangon the commercial heart of Myanmar.

There were conflicting reports on the number of people on board, but in the latest update, the military said the plane carried a total of 122 people.

More than half of the passengers were from military families, including 15 children and 35 soldiers and 14 crew members, the army chief’s office said in a statement.

Some travel for medical examinations or to go to school in Yangon.

The search and rescue efforts continued Thursday morning as the passenger parents prepared for the worst.

Wai Lin Aung said his mother was on the flight after visiting his sister, who is married to a soldier based in Myeik.

“The whole family is very sad and we are waiting for news,” he told AFP.

It is the monsoon season in Myanmar, but there was no storm alert in the area at that time.

The commander’s office said the plane loses contact with air traffic control at 13.35 (07:05 GMT) Wednesday, about half an hour after takeoff.

The Myanmar army captain of the four turboprop engines Shaanxi Y-8 as Lieutenant Colonel Chan Nyein, who said he had more than 3000 hours of designated flight experience.

The plane was purchased in March 2016 and had a total of 809 flight hours.

The remains were found in the Andaman Sea, north of the last known location of Flight 370 from Malaysia Airlines.

The plane disappeared in March 2014 on the way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board, but no remains were found.

Myanmar’s military fleet has seen a recent history of aviation accidents.

A group of five people was killed when an Air Force plane broke quickly after taking off from the capital Naypyidaw in February last year.

Three army officers also died in June when their Mi-2 helicopter crashed on a hill and exploded in the southern center of Bago.

Treat Madhya Pradesh farmers’ protest with urgency; a contagion could deepen the crisis

Treat Madhya Pradesh farmers' protest with urgency; a contagion could deepen the crisis
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The current food crisis is the result of our inability to solve the problems related to agriculture that occur every time the monsoon fails – where we choose to forget gravity once a correction occurs in the weather conditions. With almost 60 to 70 percent of kharif production dependent on rainfall, it is not surprising that farmers face challenges when the monsoon is below normal.

The problems of agriculture are numerous and begin from the time of planting to delivery to the market. These include the availability of high-quality seeds, inputs such as water and fertilizer, pre-harvest and post-harvest finance levels, freight logistics, and finally the marketing where they are sold to consumers. The fact that agriculture is disorganized means that there are several levels of intermediaries that can range to 6-8 depending on crop and location. Gaps in all parts of the value chain tend to be exacerbated when farmers’ incomes are affected without declining. This is well known, but it hit the headlines when there are debates about exceptions to the loan.

The development of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh highlight these problems. Loan waivers are the latest controversy on the farm, especially during the upcoming elections where it was a major win point. This was followed in Maharashtra and will continue to expand to other states as well. The problem is double disclaimers. The first is that if it is not invoked, the whole community suffers, creating social problems, including farmers’ suicides. Moreover, eliminating loans, creating a moral hazard in those dealing with your debt are penalized and encouraged not to repay the loans in the future. Banks have always been against such schemes, for this reason, because the probability of non-performing assets (NPA) increase as farmers choose to faint payments. At present, with a high level of NPA, banks are not able to forgive such loans, but the question raised is whether corporate borrowing can be adjusted, why non-farm loans in which the reasons are more convincing . The route should be the government such provisions should be made in the budget. This becomes an enigma for states because agriculture is a state issue and it is unlikely that the central finance the cost of the Union budget. States have a problem in their hands because of the fiscal responsibility and budget management rules in 2003 (FRBMA) that limit the level of deficit or tax debt they can undertake. The ratio is set at 3 percent of gross domestic product (GSDP) and, therefore, if states are working close to this number, they will not extend this benefit. This is the puzzle that explains part of the controversy that arose in Maharashtra, where farmers require such exceptions. The other problem that is very relevant again in relation to farmers’ incomes. It was noted that agricultural prices tend to be unstable when increased and decreased depending on supplies. While higher prices are useful when accident prices cause distress when income decreases.

Why Old-Timey Jobs Are Hot Again

Why Old-Timey Jobs Are Hot Again
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Walk in parts of Brooklyn, Portland and Pittsburgh, and find elegant cocktails, barbers and occasional butchers, with young college graduates. To facilitate the segment of today’s urban economy, jobs were once again reckoned the state of semi-annual joblessness in occupations of glamor, says sociologist Richard Ocejo.

In his new book, “Masters of Art: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy,” M. Ocejo examines the forces driving the revival of professions as a butcher and waiter among the young urban middle class. A similar dynamic works with a handful of other jobs, including craft beer, the bookbinder, furniture maker and fishmonger.

The Department of Labor states that between 2014 and 2024, the number of waiters and hairdressers in the United States will increase by 10 percent. 100, while butchers will see an increase of 5 percent. 100, compared to a 7% job growth for professions in the same period. The average salary for these jobs was less than $ 30,000 per year in 2016.

Millennia are drawn to these professions, in part as a reaction to “the ephemeral of the digital age,” says Ocejo, a professor of sociology at John Jay University of Criminal Justice and the City University of New York Graduate Center.

Like many of today’s most publicized jobs in areas such as information technology and financial services, these trades “are based on the use of hands, with real tools and materials, to provide a specific product Tangible, “he said.

To attract young people with college degrees and other options in the job market, jobs usually have an element of performance, according to M. Ocejo. In most of the Masters of Craft races, workers interact closely with clients, often in a public context, where their skills and knowledge can be admired. Therefore, it is unlikely that certain manual positions like the electrician and the plumber, experiencing the same “revaluation,” he said.

Unlike real estate gentrification, where the arrival of wealthier people moves low-income residents into a neighborhood urbanites do not usually move workers into more established companies in the same industry, said M. Ocejo.
Whole animal fashion of a butcher does not grow the local boucherier said, as it is likely “closed long ago, when the Italians moved.” And it does not harm halal butchers in any neighborhood. These shops serve a different clientele.

“They have created a niche that did not exist before, and operate in parallel but very, very separate ways” with preexisting companies, said M. Ocejo.

But aesthetics play a key role in the ideal of craftsmanship: waiters with leagues and handlebar mustaches tattooed butchers carving an unusual cut of meat-Mr. Ocejo said that jobs tend to attract people from similar cultural backgrounds, creating a barrier to others.

“It’s very difficult, if you come from a working class or a minority to get one of these jobs, which would give you higher salaries, opportunities for contacts and a more interesting job,” he said. “It’s a challenge for these companies to be more inclusive and not just hire people like themselves or part of their social network.”

War Machine movie review: In which Brad Pitt plays an idiot to explosive success

War Machine movie review: In which Brad Pitt plays an idiot to explosive success
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But there is more than just the efficiency these characters play. That’s what he did with them. They are given a purpose. They put on a mission – keep in mind, it’s a mission they are completely ill-equipped to deal with – but in their empty little heads, brimming with delights of magnitude, they are experts.

I will never forget – despite my misty casually recall abilities – Burn after reading the film, especially the silly smile, Pitt turns on his face before receiving a shot, or Lieutenant Aldo Raine Bastardos without glory and his impeccably inept approach Italian (Goar -lah-mee). And although it can rightly be argued that the pikey rapture is not an obstacle – as turns out to be quite the plot demon at the end – that Pitt acts as one in the film should be classified for the League of Extraordinary Gentle-idiots.

In the war machine, the new political satire of director David Michod, who is also in the process of broadcasting the best film of Netflix, Pitt plays General Stanley McMahon, four stars, based on general Stanley McChrystal. It is, like the characters I mentioned earlier, an absolute caring. But not in the traditional sense.

As these characters, general McMahon idiosyncrasies – an exaggerated accent, and the most memorable commandment course (you’ve read well) of Captain Jack Sparrow Johnny Depp. But under the outer Memo, which is, like Chad Burn after reading, Aldo the Apache Damn bastards, a man completely out of his element, controlled – behind his back – by larger (and much smarter) organisations.

McMahon sent to Afghanistan at the end of the war – which, according to most, advertising was a complete nightmare – to the end. The whole operation has the appearance of an elaborate crisis management exercise, with experts in communication, professional relationship with the media, and not, as would have been the case, a large-scale reconstruction of a nation destroyed by drugs and the violence. Imagine if Salman Khan after the revolving door failures he was involved in, instead of hiring professionals and launched his organisation Being Human, was simply sending his Shera trusted body protector to hit someone silently so stupid as to be a challenge.

PM Modi inaugurates Dhola-Sadiya in Assam: All you need to know about India’s longest bridge

PM Modi inaugurates Dhola-Sadiya in Assam: All you need to know about India’s longest bridge
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated India’s longest period, the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge 9.15 km across the Lohit River, after the further east of Assam May 26

The bridge is 3.55 km more than the maritime link of Bandra-Worli in Mumbai. The opening of the bridge is one of the highlights of the Modi program during its visit to Assam to attend the first anniversary of the Bharatiya Janata state government.

A lot is one of three rivers – the others are Dibang and Siang – which meet to form the Brahmaputra downstream of the bridge site, which connects the town of Dhola and Sadiya city 540 km east of the main city of Assam, Guwahati.

The bridge, designed to facilitate the movement of tanks, should help the troop movements on the border with China in the Walloon-Kibithu sector in southern Arunachal Pradesh. The sector had fallen to Tawang in the north-west of the Chinese during the War of 1962.

The project, worth Rs 950 million rupees, began in 2011. This will reduce travel time for people of all river Lohit bank for at least eight hours.

But Dhola-Sadiya is not the only bridge in the northeast that goes into the log books.

It is also expected to be inaugurated in 2018, Bogibeel, the fourth most east of the Brahmaputra bridge. The bridge near the city of Dibrugarh, 4.94 km long, will be the longest road lane bridge in India.

Like Dhola-Sadiya, Bogibeel will also be of great strategic importance, as it will allow the movements faster troops through the Brahmaputra, in addition to providing a direct link between the people on the opposing banks should take a detour of 500 Km to Through the existing bridge at Kalia Bhomora aval.Bogibeel connects Dibrugarh on the south bank of the Brahmaputra and Silapathar on the north coast.

Tejas Express 1st Mumbai-Goa trip: Passengers steal headphones, damage screens

Tejas Express 1st Mumbai-Goa trip: Passengers steal headphones, damage screens
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Although the first Texas Tejas Express, the high-speed train from Mumbai to Goa, began with much fanfare, the train returned to fewer helmets, damaging information and entertainment screens and waste strewn all over.

It was reported that the train Monday at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and returned to Goa Tuesday.

Although railroad officials have anticipated this sort of thing, the extent of the damage left them shocked. They now plan to appeal to passengers to avoid damage to the train.

Capable of operating at a speed of 200 km / h. Texas Express has several unique features, such as automatic doors, 9-inch entertainment screens for each seat, coffee and tea vending machines, vacuum bio-sanitation, Odourless and secure gateway.

At least 12 high-quality headphones intended for information and entertainment displays are missing, railroad sources said. Some screens have been scratched.

A passenger, who was travelling on the train on the second day, said that the train had not been properly cleaned. The food was not as good as the opening race, “he said.

A trip from Mumbai to the Karmali seat of the auto-chair on the train costs $ 1 190, while chair-seat management-Rs 2590

A trip from Mumbai to Ratnagiri in the costs of Rs835 wheelchair safety seat, while the executive office costs Rs 1785.

The train will run on the Mumbai-Goa route five days a week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the non-monsoon period. The train will depart Bombay at 5 am and join Goa at 13:30. The train will start at 14:30 and will join Goa Mumbai at 11 pm.

During the monsoon season – between 10 and 31 October – it will be operating three times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Delhiwale: Mrs Sood from Albany returns to Paharganj

Delhiwale: Mrs Sood from Albany returns to Paharganj
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The woman stops suddenly, she sees a balcony and seems lost in her thoughts. Then move your head and walk.

We found Asha Sood a hot afternoon in the main bazaar of Paharganj. “I’m looking for 3631, Ramnath Patwa,” he said. It was his childhood home.

Entering a shaded path, Mrs Sood said, “Nothing has changed, nothing … Main Bazaar always seems the same … I came here after sixty years … fewer bakeries.”

When carrying two bags, it translates profitably.

“I could not wait for the cold weather,” he said. “I must go back to Albany.”

Ms Sood is a US citizen. Visiting Delhi. His parents were from Punjab. His father worked with the railways in Quetta (modern Pakistan) and had to move to Delhi after the partition. He spent the first years of his life in Paharganj.

“These are the streets of my childhood,” Mrs Sood. “Mother lived in my salwar kurtas but sometimes so she allowed me to wear long skirts.” Once she bought me an orange Lehenga, I went to see the Dussehra procession.

Upon arriving at Che Tooti Chowk, Mrs Sood said: “There was a vegetable market here … I also remember Ram Prasad Halwai who made the caramel in ghee desi … I have to show you the road that goes directly to Bangla Sahib Gurudwara) “.

Ms Sood stops at various places to ask the merchants the way of the street where she once lived. “Our house consists of a single room on the first floor of a building … was originally a factory for the manufacture of silver rings.When we arrived in Delhi, a camp was assigned to outside the train station of New Delhi The first priority for refugees was to find a house.human resources between us looking for houses abandoned by Muslims who went to Pakistan.but the father said that the government was going to arrange for our accommodation.was the mother who came out.were times People sometimes die in these houses.Mother finally found a room in Ramnath Patwa. ”

Leaving otherwise, Mrs Sood met a ruined building; It has a sloping roof. “My God, he’s still standing!”