One man in rural India - has even built a shrine to worship Trump.
(SOUNDBITE) (Approximate Telugu translation) TRUMP FAN, BUSSA KRISHNA, SAYING: "I carry his picture and before any work I pray to him.
He is like a god to me and that is the reason I established a statue.
Every Friday I fast for Trump's long life." But the big clean up has major repercussions for some poorer communities.
Local residents of an Ahmedabad slum were outraged after a wall was put up around their shanty towns.
(SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) SLUM RESIDENT, NAME NOT GIVEN, SAYING: "When you are spending so much money for the wall, then come and have a peak inside the shanties of us poor people.
You can spend 800,000 to a million rupees for the wall, then also go inside the shanty of a poor person to see how they are living, what conditions they are living in." Along with polluted water, authorities are battling some of the world's filthiest air, that even stains the white marble of the Taj Mahal.
And increasingly aggressive troops of monkeys that have been known to attack visitors.
District authorities have denied local media reports they have relocated some of the more troublesome primates for the visit, and that the unstable bridge will be unable to bear the weight of Trump's armor-plated limousine known as "The Beast."
U.S. President Donald Trump was confronted by a HuffPost reporter during a White House briefing on Thursday, who asked the leader if he regretted "all the lying you've done to the American people." The president did not respond to the allegation, and moved on to another reporter's question.
U.S. President Donald Trump said he would have to look into claims that Senator Kamala Harris, who is the 2020 Democratic vice-presidential nominee as Joe Biden's running mate, may not be eligible to run for office after Newsweek published an opinion article questioning her citizenship.
US President Donald Trump abruptly escorted out of the White House briefing room by a Secret Service agent while he addressing reporters on Monday afternoon. Trump, however, returned minutes later, saying there was a 'shooting' outside the White House. "There was a shooting outside the White House and it seems to be very well under control. I would like to thank the Secret Service for doing their always quick and very effective work. But there was an actual shooting and somebody has been taken to the hospital. I don't know about the condition of the person. Seems like the person was shot at by the Secret Service," he said. Trump said he was escorted to the Oval Office by the agent. He also praised work of of the Secret Service personnel. Law enforcement officials are trying to determine the suspect's motive. The suspect was transferred to a local hospital. District of Columbia fire dept said the man suffered serious or possibly critical injuries. Authorities are investigating whether the individual has a history of mental illness. White House was placed on lockdown following the incident. The shooting reportedly took place near 17th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, just blocks from the White House.
Credit: HT Digital Content Duration: 02:12Published
Nearly 300,000 Americans could be dead from COVID-19 by Dec. 1, University of Washington health experts forecast on Thursday, although they said 70,000 lives could be saved if people were scrupulous about wearing masks. Colette Luke has the latest.
[NFA] New York state's attorney general sued to dissolve the National Rifle Association on Thursday, alleging senior leaders of the non-profit group diverted millions of dollars for personal use. At the same time, the attorney general for Washington, D.C., filed suit against the NRA, alleging the misuse of charitable funds. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Indians in the United States celebrated the foundation laying ceremony of Ayodhya's Ram Temple. Indians gathered outside Capitol Hill in Washington for the celebration. People wore saffron clothes, held saffron flags to celebrate the Bhoomi Pujan. Members of Indian community also chanted 'Jai Shri Ram'. Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed 'bhumi pujan' & laid foundation stone of the new Ram temple. PM Modi also offered prayers at Hanumangarhi and the idols of 'Ram lalla' or child deity. All participants, including PM and priests, wore face masks and observed social distancing norms. Attendance at the event was limited due to outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, UP CM Yogi Adityanath also attended the grand ceremony. Construction of Ram Temple is beginning 9 months after SC verdict. Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust is overseeing temple construction.
Credit: HT Digital Content Duration: 03:05Published
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched a portal for 'Opportunitiesf Make In India in Defence' via video conferencing facility as part of 'Atmanirbharta Week'. The portal will promote the indigenization in defence sector. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat also attended the valedictory session. The event took place in New Delhi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a platform for "Transparent Taxation - Honoring the Honest" via video conferencing in New Delhi on August 12. "This platform has big reforms such as faceless assessment, faceless appeal, and taxpayers charter. Faceless assessment and taxpayers charter come in force from today, whereas faceless appeal service will be available from September 25," Prime Minister Narendra Narendra Modi. Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman was also present in the meeting along with other officials.
From Covid patients dying in Ahmedabad to AAP government sending a proposal to L-G, here are the top updates on coronavirus pandemic. In Gujarat’s Ahmedabad, eight Covid-19 patients were killed in a fire an ICU ward of a hospital. Ambulances and fire engines were rushed to the spot, a probe in the incident was ordered. CPI (M) leader Shyamlal Chakraborty, who was being treated after he tested positive for Covid-19, died on Thursday. The leader had served three terms as transport minister in Bengal. Chongqing Zhifei Biological Products Co. shares surged 80% after China’s drug controller approved clinical trials for Covid vaccine. Zhifei chairman Jiang Rensheng became the fastest growing fortune among the world’s 500 wealthiest people. US top health expert Anthony Fauci expects tens of millions of vaccines for Covid-19 by early 2021. Fauci said there could be a billion vaccine doses by the end of 2021. India’s Covid-19 cases tally nears 2 million cases with recovery rate improving to 67.62%. Watch the full video for more details.
Credit: HT Digital Content Duration: 03:49Published
A massive fire broke out at a COVID care hospital in Gujarat's Ahmedabad on August 06. Around eight people lost their lives, including five men and three women in the fire incident at Shrey Hospital. One paramedic also received burn injuries. Reportedly, the fire occurred due to a short circuit in ICU of the fourth floor of hospital. An inquiry into the matter is underway. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 Lakhs each from Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) to the kin of the deceased. Rs 50,000 to be given to those injured due to the fire. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has announced an ex gratia amount of Rs 4 lakhs each to the families of the eight victims who died in the fire at Shrey Hospital in Ahmedabad. The CMO added that Rs 50,000 would be given to those injured in the incident. Earlier today as per Gujarat Chief Minister's Office, Gujarat Chief Minister has ordered a probe in the incident. "CM Vijay Rupani has ordered a probe in the incident of fire at Shrey Hospital in Ahmedabad. Sangeeta Singh, Additional Chief Secretary (Home Department) will be leading the probe. The CM has ordered for a report within 3 days."
: In the view of current COVID-19 situation in Agra, historical monuments like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Akbar tomb and others to remain closed until further orders as they fall in 'buffer zone' areas. Over 55 new COVID infections were reported in past four days, according to District Magistrate of Agra. Earlier, Union Minister of Tourism and Culture Prahlad Singh Patel announced that all monuments can be reopened with complete precautions from July 6 onwards, amid relaxations in the COVID-19 lockdown.
Agra District Prison is now equipped with panic alarm system for emergencies. A wireless panic alarm system was inaugurated at the District Jail in UP's Agra on July 01. The alarm system was inaugurated by DIG of Jail Administration in Agra Lav Kumar. Every barrack will have a switch of panic alarm system. While speaking to media, the DIG (Jail Administration) of Agra Love Kumar said, "The inmates get into their barracks at night, if some ailing inmate is in need of any help then this wireless panic alarm system will help him." "Every barrack will have a switch. When pressed, it will activate its respective alarm at the main gate of the jail," he added. "The guard at the main gate will inform the guard on duty at the barrack, through wireless. It will reduce our response time in case of medical emergencies," DIG (Jail Administration) further stated.
Drones were being used to spray insecticides on locusts' swarms as they reached Agra on June 30. Administration is on alert and warning has been given in the residential areas. People have been asked to follow guidelines issued by the government on locust attack. Agricultural Department, Assistant Director SN Singh, said, "Since 4 am the work is in progress and around 60% locusts have been killed. 4 drones were also used and now the swarm will move towards Bharatpur and Mathura."