Just as the Donald Trump administration turned one, the US government was plunged into a historic shutdown – the third in a quarter of a century – after Democrats stalled a spending bill in order to oppose the government’s decision to rescind the Obama-era DACA policy.The DACA protects undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children. But by forcing a US government shutdown, the Democratic Party just doubled down on a bet it has lost badly recently -- that it is willing to stare down Trump on the cornerstone subject of his politics, race. Even at the risk of angering traditional white, “the real”, Americans. The US President, of course, did not waste any time rubbing this in.Not looking good for our great Military or Safety & Security on the very dangerous Southern Border. Dems want a Shutdown in order to help diminish the great success of the Tax Cuts, and what they are doing for our booming economy.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) … [Read more...] about Year one in office: Donald Trump rides economic boom, xenophia wave
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Reeling under slowdown that has gripped the economy, industrialists have reportedly started giving up their business jets, The Economic Times reports.This can be inferred from the declining number of non-scheduled operators (NSOPs) in India. As of September this year, there were 99 NSOPs in India as per Directorate General of Civil Aviation data. This is down from the 130 NSOPs that were operational in the country a little over a year ago.Moneycontrol could not independently verify the report.Close A 13-seater Global 5000, owned by Anil Ambani's Reliance Transport and Travels, has been leased to a global chartered company, according to the report. A source told ET that the aircraft which is currently stationed in Bengaluru, was the same one which was used by Anil Ambani for his business travels. related news Hyderabad rape and murder: Law has done its duty, says police chief VC Sajjanar Allahabad HC dismisses election petition against PM Modi In addition to this, the report … [Read more...] about Slowdown jitters? Industrialists in austerity mode, shun biz jets: Report
At a UPS operating center in midtown Manhattan, two cargo delivery bikes will soon begin rolling out of a driveway in the morning a few hours before the usual delivery trucks begin their routes. The company is part of a new six-month pilot program in New York City that will test how well cargo bikes, with electric “pedal assist” for couriers, can potentially help relieve traffic by replacing some delivery trucks. A similar system is already in use in several other cities around the world: New York can learn from what’s working elsewhere to consider how the pilot could scale up. advertisement advertisement In European cities, UPS typically brings a shipping container from a depot to a spot in the city center early in the morning, and couriers on bikes take loads of deliveries to nearby neighborhoods. Since the cargo bikes can’t carry as much as a truck, the cyclists have to make multiple trips; the system only makes economic sense in congested areas … [Read more...] about What will make cargo bike package delivery succeed in New York?
Watching the setting sun against an amber sky, sipping on a glass of wine while the sea breeze ruffles your hair. This picturesque scene from the sun deck of a cruise liner describes the newest fancy of the aspirational Indian.Even as the broader economic environment remains soft, passenger growth for cruises has grown about 50 percent over the past year, and is expected to grow at roughly the same clip next.This has prompted several global cruise line operators to look at India as a high-growth market.Close “Since we started business in India, the number of guests we have seen has doubled,” says Felix Chan, Vice President & General Manager, Norwegian Cruise Line, Asia. related news Slowdown pinches business travel. But there's a silver lining World's most popular travel destinations of 2019: Only 1 Indian city makes top-10 list 87% female Indian business travellers harassed on business trips: Survey NCL, which operates 17 cruise liners across the globe, … [Read more...] about Indians are hopping on to luxury cruise liners, leaving slowdown blues behind
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrived here on Friday on a two-day visit to review the party's preparations after a new team was appointed for the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.The Congress general secretary arrived at the Chowdhury Charan Singh Airport in the morning and was welcomed by senior party leaders. From the airport, she went to the party headquarters at Mall Avenue.This is Priyanka Gandhi's first visit to Uttar Pradesh after a new team headed by state Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu was given the responsibility of the state.Close Besides taking part in organisational meetings, she will also be reviewing the preparations for the "Bharat Bachao Rally", to be organised in New Delhi on December 14, Lallu said. related news Congress leader's Sita remarks trigger uproar in Lok Sabha, Smriti Irani says Oppn communalising issue Hyderabad rape and murder: Praises and brickbats for Telangana police after accused killed in encounter Better late than never, says … [Read more...] about Priyanka Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh on 2-day visit