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saying: ?I once accompanied him to the office of defence minister Jagjivan Ram in the 1970s. “These recent acts of terror are despicable, a young prince who had gunned down an acquaintance was pardoned by the victim’s father at the last minute, I have always said that I would support the Republican nominee, Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” at a White House event honoring Native American war heroes.“You were here long before any of us were here” Trump said as he honored three Navajo code talkers from World War II And then he added without naming Warren: “We have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago They call her Pocahontas But you know what I like you” In fact Trump deployed that nickname for the Massachusetts senator repeatedly during the 2016 presidential campaign and as president as recently as a Nov 3 tweet Native American leaders have called Trump’s past attacks on Warren offensive and distasteful Some Democrats have called the nickname racist Trump made the comment as he stood near a portrait of President Andrew Jackson which he hung in the Oval Office in January Trump admires the seventh president’s populism But Jackson also is known for signing the Indian Removal Act of 1830 in which the Cherokee Nation was removed from its lands in what is now known as the “trail of tears” The Navajo Nation suggested Trump’s remark Monday was an example of “cultural insensitivity” and resolved to stay out of the “ongoing feud between the senator and President Trump” “All tribal nations still battle insensitive references to our people The prejudice that Native American people face is an unfortunate historical legacy” Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said in a statement He added that the Navajo Nation remains honored by the White House recognition of the code talkers White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders asked about criticism of Trump’s remarks said a racial slur “was certainly not the president’s intent” But the remark is the latest in a long list of remarks Trump has made about people from specific ethnic and racial groups Announcing his longshot campaign for president in 2015 Trump said many Mexican immigrants are rapists He’s sought to ban immigrants from certain Muslim majority nations He’s come under fire for what some said was a too-slow federal response to hurricane damage in Puerto Rico Trump also raised eyebrows for apparently having some fun in October with the name of the US territory _ “Puerrrto Rico” he said _ at an East Room event for Puerto Ricans Those in the Oval Office for Monday’s event gave no visible reaction to Trump’s “Pocahontas” comments But Warren and other Democrats were quick to respond “This was supposed to be an event to honor heroes people who put it all on the line for our country who because of their incredible work saved the lives of countless Americans and our allies” Warren said in an interview on MSNBC “It is deeply unfortunate that the president of the United States cannot even make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes without having to throw out a racial slur” New Mexico Sen Sen Tom Udall vice chairman of the Indian Affairs committee added: “Donald Trump’s latest racist joke _ during Native American Heritage Month no less _ demeaned the contributions that the code talkers and countless other Native American patriots and citizens have made to our great country” The president has long feuded with Warren an outspoken Wall Street critic who leveled blistering attacks on Trump during the campaign Trump seized on questions about Warren’s heritage which surfaced during her 2012 Senate race challenging incumbent Republican Sen Scott Brown During that campaign law school directories from the Association of American Law Schools from 1986 to 1995 surfaced that put Warren on the association’s list of “minority law teachers” when she was teaching at the University of Texas and the University of Pennsylvania Warren said she listed herself with Native American heritage because she hoped to meet people with similar roots In a 2012 interview with The Associated Press Warren said she and her brothers were told of the family’s heritage by their parents the late Don and Pauline Herring Brown pressed Warren to release more information about how she described her heritage to potential employers Warren said she never sought proof of ancestry because she didn’t think it was necessary Sanders said Monday that Warren was the offensive one when “she lied about something specifically to advance her career” For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBrussels | Updated: October 14 2016 12:45 am EU chief Donald Tusk is taking a tough stance ahead of talks on Britain’s departure from the bloc Top News European Union chief Donald Tusk is taking a tough stance ahead of talks on Britain’s departure from the bloc vowing there can be no compromises as London heads toward a “hard Brexit” Tusk said Thursday that the task of European negotiators “will be to protect the interests of the EU as a whole and each of the 27 member states” He insisted that Britain cannot hope to stay in Europe’s single market while restricting the movement of EU migrants saying “there will be no compromises” Tusk who chairs talks among EU leaders said London had chosen “to radically loosen relations with the EU something that goes by the name of ‘hard Brexit’” Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will trigger Britain’s exit negotiations in March For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sukhdeep Kaur | Chandigarh | Published: February 13 2012 3:46 am Related News If the predictions of Punjabs main political parties were to come truethe state is heading for a hung Assembly with both the Opposition Congress and the incumbent alliance getting a majority And each is winning comfortably over 70 seats in the House of 117 Interestinglywhile the Congress is counting on the Dera Sacha Sauda factor to give itself 41 seats in Malwathe SAD-BJP alliance is citing the same factor split in dera votes owing to its various welfare schemes to help its tally go up to 40 The Akalis are hoping that the split will help bridge the difference of few thousand votes in several seatswhich saw close contests during the last elections In the Majha-Doaba belt toothe Congress is giving itself 32while the SAD is pegging its seats at over 30 Our total tally will be close to 70minus or plus three if some seats swing the other way? 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But, you are a blessing straight from heaven. of cricket fans through a documentary,Yamunanagar and Commissioner Municipal Corporation, But still there is a long way to reach a final agreement. political director of the European Union’s External Action Service also took part in the talks. Without the permission from the I &B ministry they’ve been publicly commenting on the internal workings of the CBFC. Lekin poster main kuch missing tha ?6-0 6-2 in the opening round of USD 731000 grass court? Saving this beautiful animal from extinction should be paramount and we hope this track will inspire people to help Save The Tigers.

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But if my family needs me back home to work on the farm then I may have to give up athletics. it is up to the new leader whether to follow Mansour’s policies or reassess their relations with Pakistan.Akhundzada also has to decide if the Taliban will continue with Mansour’s anti-Islamic State policy and maintain its alignment with Al-Qaeda the report added What happens to peace process US President Barack Obama’s hopes of initiating talks between the Taliban and theAshraf Ghani government might take a hit if the new Taliban chief follows Mansour’s hardline policies According to Reuters Akhundzada is likely to pursue aggressive attacks throughout the summer intensifying the pressure on Obama to reconsider his plan to withdraw US military troops and special forces "Prospects for the Afghan peace process remain poor The Taliban leadership including the new commander Mullah Akhundzada believe military victory is only a matter of time" said Bruce Riedel a Brookings Institution expert and former CIA officer who headed Obama’s first Afghanistan policy review told Reuters "We would hope that the new Taliban leader would seize the opportunity" State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner told reporters at his daily news conference on Wednesday "He (Akhundzada) does have an opportunity in front of him to choose peace and to work towards a negotiated solution We hope that he makes that choice now I’m not going to predict who we might target in thenational security interest of the US" Toner said in response to a question Meanwhile US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter hoped that better sense would prevail on the new Taliban leadership headed by Akhundzada "We’ll have to see what new Taliban leadership concludes Obviously the conclusion that they should draw is that they can not win" Carter told reporters travelling with him at Newport in Rhode Island Carter said that the Afghan Security Forces aided by the US are going to be stronger than them "Therefore the alternative to coming across and making peace with the government is their certain defeat on the battlefield That’s the environment in which we intend to put them in" Carter said He added the plan to reduce the overall footprint of US forces in Afghanistan remains unchanged Last year Obama had announced he would keep 9800 US military personnel in Afghanistan through most of 2016 and US troops would be drawn down to 5500 by 2017 Obama has made extracting the United States from its 15-year war in Afghanistan a top priority With inputs from agencies Raebareli: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had a piece of advice for superstar Amitabh Bachchan telling him not to "advertise for the donkeys of Gujarat" Amitabh Bachchan Reuters Without taking any name he referred to the advertisement in which Bachchan the brand ambassador of Gujarat Tourism is seen inviting tourists to visit the Wild Ass Sanctuary located in Little Rann of Kutch in the state "Ek gadhe ka vigyapan aata hai Main iss sadi ke sabse bade mahanayak se kahunga ke ab aap Gujarat ke gadhon ka prachar mat kariye (There’s an ad on TV which shows donkeys I appeal to the century’s biggest star please stop endorsing the donkeys of Gujarat)" Akhilesh said giving an interesting twist to the no-holds-barred election campaign "What will happen if the donkeys also start getting advertised" the UP CM asked the audience The bitter remarks came at a time when parties are racing to the finish line of the state polls described by many as the semi-final before the 2019 Union election Jammu:Opposition National Conference (NC) led by Omar Abdullah on Sundaystaged a walkout from Jammu and Kashmir Assembly after their adjournment motion condemning twin terror attacks in Jammu was rejected The NC also sought reply from Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed for his remarks that non-state actors were involved in the twin terror attacks in Kathua and Samba districts Police help a man who was injured in the terror attack near Samba in Jammu and Kashmir PTI NC MLA Devendar Singh Rana had moved a resolution in the House seeking a debate in the Assembly over the terror attacks and CM Muftis’ remark BJP MLAs also protested and shouted slogans like ‘Pakistan murdabad’ in the Assembly and demanded befitting reply to Pakistan They were countered by NC members who termed it as "drama" saying that on the one hand BJP members are in the government and on the other side they are seeking action against terror attacks The resolution was rejected by the Speaker resulting in walkout by NC from the House "I had brought a resolution in the House to debate the issue of the twin attacks and contradictory statements by the BJP the government and the security officers Even Chief Minister has blamed non-state actors responsible for the attacks What are these non-state actors We want reply from the Chief Minister to identify the non-state actors" Rana told reporters here outside the Assembly While Chief Minister is blaming non-state actors his Deputy Chief Minister is blaming Pakistan another BJP minister is blaming Army and BSF and Army and Police are giving contradictory statements" Rana said adding we want to seek reply from them what is the factual position "I had brought a resolution in the House to discuss the terror attacks and contradictory statements of the government NC wanted to adjourn the question hour and we wanted to a debate on it but the Speaker rejected" he said Chief Minister should come out and clearly state who were these non-state actors involved in acts of terror in which lives were lost he said adding we condemn it Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh told reporters that Pakistan and ISI are involved in it we blame them Congress member Usman Majid also took a dig on the Chief Minister for blaming non-state actors for terror attacks and said it is clear that Pakistan has sent terrorists and they engineered terror attacks here Why is there need to absolve Pakistan from the responsibility he said BJP member Rajiv Jasrotia said that Pakistan and ISI are directly involved in these terror attacks and we held protest that is our right We want a befitting reply to be given to Pakistan he said Opposition NC and Congress sought a discussion on the terror attacks in the legislative council and later walked out from the House after the Chairman refused to take up the matter immediately NC’s Ajay Sadhotra and Congress member Jugal Kishore brought in two resolutions seeking discussions on the terror attacks and contradictions in the statements of the government and its agencies over the involvement of militants NC and Congress members urged Chairman Amrit Malhotra to adjourn the business of the House and discuss the issue The Chairman however told them that it could be taken up after Question Hour Irked by it the NC and Congress members staged a walkout from the House Later speaking to reporters Ravinder Sharma of Congress said the "situation is grim" "Two attacks have taken place in the last two days and we had brought in resolutions to debate the issue on the floor of the House after adjournment of today’s business" "The Chairman however disallowed it saying that it could be taken up after Question Hour" he said Sharma said they wanted the House to discuss "this grave issue on which the PDP-BJP combine gave contradictory statements starting from the chief minister who blamed non- state actors for the attacks and the Deputy Chief Minister who accused Pakistan and ISI" He accused the chief minister of "emboldening" terrorists by his "pro-militant and pro-separatist statements since the day he took over as state’s chief minister" PTI 34," he said. he must admit it in public, the Pentagon used the cover of classification to obscure its decision to make nuclear inspection results secret. a part of the military with a history of periodic inspection failures and lapses in morale.Overall results of routine inspections at nuclear weapons bases such as a “pass-fail” grade had previously been publicly available They are now off-limits The change goes beyond the standard practice of withholding detailed information on the inspections The stated reason for the change is to prevent adversaries from learning too much about US nuclear weapons vulnerabilities Navy Capt Greg Hicks spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the added layer of secrecy was deemed necessary “We are comfortable with the secrecy” Hicks said Monday adding that it helps ensure that “as long as nuclear weapons exist the US will maintain a safe secure and effective nuclear stockpile” Critics question the lockdown of information “The whole thing smells bad” said Steven Aftergood a government secrecy expert with the Federation of American Scientists “They’re acting like they have something to hide and it’s not national security secrets” “I think the new policy fails to distinguish between protecting valid secrets and shielding incompetence” he added “Clearly nuclear weapons technology secrets should be protected But negligence or misconduct in handling nuclear weapons should not be insulated from public accountability” The decision to conceal results from inspections of how nuclear weapons are operated maintained and guarded follows a secret recommendation generated by in-depth Pentagon reviews of problems with the weapons workers and facilities making up the nation’s nuclear force But the problems that prompted the reviews three years ago weren’t created by releasing inspection results The problems were actual shortcomings in the nuclear force including occasional poor performance security lapses and flawed training driven in part by underspending and weak leadership The overall results of such inspections minus security-sensitive details used to be publicly available They provided the initial basis for Associated Press reporting in 2013-2014 on missteps by the Air Force nuclear missile corps The AP documented security lapses leadership and training failures morale problems and other issues prompting the Pentagon under Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to order an in-depth study by an independent group The review published in November 2014 found deeply rooted problems and recommended remedies still in the works In parallel Hagel ordered what he called an internal review of the nuclear problems Its findings and recommendation are secret Without commenting on the decision to classify inspection grades Hagel said in an email exchange that excessive government secrecy is dangerous “Trust and confidence of the people is the coin of the realm for leaders and nations” Hagel wrote to the AP “That requires an openness even on sensitive issues Certain specifics must always stay classified for national security reasons but should be classified only when absolutely necessary When you close down information channels and stop the flow of information you invite questions distrust and investigations” Of the two reviews conducted in 2014 the secret report is the one that contains the recommendation to further restrict release of inspection results according to several officials including Joseph W Kirschbaum director of defense capabilities and management at the Government Accountability Office the congressional watchdog In effect the Pentagon used the cover of classification to obscure its decision to make nuclear inspection results secret The added layer of secrecy did not come to light until an Air Force personnel office posted on its website on June 14 a notice that the “grade” or overall result of a nuclear inspection could no longer be mentioned in any personnel documents such as enlisted and officer performance reports citations or award nominations The change is even broader however It prohibits any mention of inspection results in any unclassified Defense Department document The new rule started going into effect in phases in March affecting the Navy which operates the ballistic missile submarine segment of the nuclear force and the Air Force which operates land-based nuclear missiles and nuclear bombers The Pentagon made the change by rewriting an “instruction” issued by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s office The revision isn’t publicly available Hicks the Joint Chiefs spokesman said the instruction is not classified but is authorized for “limited” distribution keeping it from release An AP request for a copy was denied Asked why the instruction was revised Hicks said the 2014 Pentagon review recommended that the Air Force “adopt the Navy’s policy” on classification of nuclear inspection results “The elevated security classification” limits the amount of “potentially vulnerable information to adversary forces” he added The Pentagon has never asserted that reporting on nuclear inspection results has compromised nuclear security For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AFP | Baghdad | Published: July 1 2016 1:12 am Top News Iraqi and US-led coalition aircraft decimated the Islamic State group’s forces fleeing the Fallujah area destroying hundreds of vehicles and killing dozens of jihadists officials said today Fallujah a city west of Baghdad was wrested from IS by Iraqi forces on Sunday after more than two years under the group’s control The strikes — which the Iraqi government said took place from Wednesday to Thursday — compounded what was already a major defeat for the jihadists Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news The Pentagon estimated that coalition strikes destroyed some 175 IS vehicles while Iraq’s Joint Operations Command said the country’s forces destroyed 603 Those figures could not be independently confirmed “Over the last two days the Iraqi security forces and the coalition conducted strikes against two large concentrations of (IS) vehicles and fighters” Pentagon spokesman Matthew Allen said Allen said the coalition destroyed an estimated 55 vehicles from a convoy that gathered in areas southwest of Fallujah and a further 120 in an area northwest of the city “We know the Iraqi security forces destroyed more” he said Iraq’s Joint Operations Command said the air force destroyed 96 vehicles and killed “a large group” of fighters from June 29 to 30 while army aviation destroyed 507 and killed “dozens” over the same period While the JOC did not provide precise figures for the number of jihadists killed in Iraqi strikes it said coalition bombing left 349 dead It was not clear how the dead were counted and identified The defence ministry released aerial footage showing dozens of vehicles being targeted and JOC spokesman Yahya Rasool said commandos had also seized large quantities of weapons and ammunition The strikes targeted massive convoys of IS vehicles including pickup trucks minibuses and cars “This is a desperate attempt on the part of the terrorists to flee to their areas in Al-Qaim near the Syrian border and Tharthar” said Anbar Operations Command chief Staff Major General Ismail al-Mahalawi For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Beijing | Published: May 16 2015 3:20 pm Beijing : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang watching a Yoga-Tai Chi joint event at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing on Friday (PTI Photo) Related News China plans to push for global recognition for its ancient martial art Tai Chi following India’s successful efforts to get June 21 designated as the International Yoga Day by the UN Chinese Premier Li Keqiang along with Prime Minister Modi attended the joint presentation of Yoga and Tai Chi performance by nearly 400 mostly Chinese and few Indian youths yesterday at the Temple of Heaven here Li wants to get UN recognition for Tai Chi too officials said China was one of the co-sponsors of the India-backed resolution at the UN to get June 21 declared as the International Yoga Day Share This Article Related Article India has announced plans to organise UN Yoga Day celebrations in a big way all over China The unique joint event yesterday representing the age-old physical and spiritual forms of Indian and Chinese civilisations at the iconic Temple of Heaven here was widely covered by the Chinese media “What brought the practitioners — or rather the two countries — together could be inferred from the leaders’ messages afterward: China and India despite any differences that may exist could join hands in pursuit of health and peace” state-run China Daily said in its report on the event Both Tai Chi and Yoga with their time honoured histories could provide benefits to physical and mental health in modern society Li was quoted as saying The performance displayed both sides’ determination to work together to achieve healthy lives for a combined 25 billion people along with regional stability and lasting global peace he said The message extended the list of areas of common ground highlighted during Modi’s visit to China dwarfing the problems to be settled by the two neighbours such as the border issue the report said K Nagraj Naidu Director of Investments in the External Affairs Ministry who organised the event said 200 trained youths each from Yaga and Tai Chi from different institutions in China were mobilised for the event Naidu who was till recently the Consul General of the Indian Consulate in Chengdu told the media recently that India will organise a big International Yoga Festival coinciding next month to commemorate the first UN Yoga Day at the picturesque Chinese city of Dujiangyan close to Chengdu from June 17-21 Nineteen eminent Indian yoga teachers from all top yoga schools in India would take part in the event For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | London | Published: June 4 2017 3:41 pm FILE PHOTO: Britain’s opposition Labour Party Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell delivers a speech in London Britain May 7 2017 (REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo) Top News Britain’s opposition Labour Party will offer voters in Thursday’s election the prospect of a cut in value-added tax the party’s top finance official John McDonnell was quoted as saying by a newspaper The interview was conducted before Saturday’s van and knife attack in London which has prompted political parties to suspend campaigning ahead of the June 8 vote McDonnell who would be finance minister if Labour pulls off one of the biggest electoral surprises in British history told The Observer newspaper that VAT cuts could be introduced once he has raised income taxes for higher earners “What we are saying is that the concept of fairness is at the heart of everything we do” McDonnell said “When it comes to tax it will always be a fair tax policy And if I can reduce the burden of taxation on middle and low earners I will do it as we grow the economy I will do it” Asked by The Observer for details of his plan McDonnell said: “I think VAT is a real problem for many people When we come out of Europe there is more flexibility on VAT particularly in terms of the lower levels” Labour has promised to wipe out the deficit in Britain’s day-to-day public spending within five years excluding other areas such as investment The Conservatives of Prime Minister Theresa May say they will get rid of the overall budget deficit by the mid-2020s Four opinion polls published on Saturday showed Labour gaining ground on the Conservatives with one giving May’s party a lead of just one percentage point May has said she would not raise VAT if she wins the election but has declined to go as far as her predecessor David Cameron who promised before an election in 2015 not to raise income tax or national insurance contributions either A minister in May’s government appeared to make a new tax promise to voters late on Friday when he said income tax would not rise for higher earners May sought to downplay the comments on Saturday saying there had been no change to her tax plans For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top NewsGujarat, However.

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