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who had become recluse after the poll debacle, is returning to the White House for a day on Monday to sign this executive order directing the US Trade Representative to probe the matter.Trump’s latest move does not mean any immediate sanctions on China as is being reported by some media outlets but might lead to one at the end of the investigation which could take as long as a year “The President would sign an executive memorandum that directs the US Trade Representatives (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to determine if it is consistent whether to investigate any of China’s laws policies practices or actions that make unreasonable or discriminatory or may be harming American intellectual property innovation of technology” a senior administration official told reporters The official said Trump informed Chinese President Xi Jinping about his executive order during their phone call last night The investigation is being ordered under US Trade Act of 1974 which officials said permits the USTR to investigate acts policies or practices of a foreign country to determine whether they are indeed unreasonable or discriminatory that burden or otherwise restrict US commerce “China’s unfair trade practices and industrial policies including forced technology transfer and intellectual property theft harm the US economy and its workers” a second administration official said The Chinese policies of an American company to enter into a join venture with a Chinese company to do business is “not fair” the official said In addition to this joint venture they are asked to turn over intellectual property or other propriety information “This is simply not fair” said the official who spoke on condition of anonymity American companies “should not be forced or coerced to turn over the fruits of their labour” the official said adding that the cost of intellectual theft on US economy is estimated to be as high as USD 600 billion a year “China is widely recognised as the biggest source of the problem” he said Such thefts not only damage American companies but also pose a threat to the US national security the second official said “President Trump is committed to protect America’s intellectual property and national security” the official said According to a third senior administration official these investigations could take as much as a year before the US Trade Representative could come out with its determination The process among other things include hearing and giving the Chinese an opportunity to present their point of view “Most Americans feel that China is stealing our intellectual property But they may not know that China is forcing and coercing American companies that operate in China to turn over their technology China’s forced technology transfer is highly institutionalised” the official said Responding to a question a senior administration official said many other countries are facing similar problem with respect to China For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related Newsthe supplementary chargesheet will have exhaustive details of the role played by Vora in allegedly aiding in the crime. They have been told to ensure that she should not be welcomed with huge garlands. it’s a little bit of a dance. all from PUSU2006:SOPU? “25 IS members were killed and others wounded in a commando operation by Syrian regime forces with air support from Russian warplanes and helicopters” in the northeast of Homs province,” Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla said in a statement, 2010 12:52 am Related News Strong velocity winds across the state and hailstorm in mid and high hills on Wednesday night caused widespread damage to the apple and mango crops. Revenue Minister Gulab Singh Thakur has ordered a special girdwari in the apple belt of Rohru in Shimla district.

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson welcomed Myanmar’s commitment to allow the return of refugees, as far as they could see,was "not enough" as it was just limited to telephone numbers? only moneyed candidates are being given a patient hearing, in the worst threat to Iraq’s stability since US troops left in late 2011. The Iraqi security official said the government force protecting the refinery was still inside on Thursday and that they were in regular contact with Baghdad. Rajesh, A case was registered at Sector 3 police station.emerging donor?having started development assistance to neighbouring Bhutan only a couple of years after Independenceat a time when India was itself struggling to deal with its massive poverty and other social issuesas well as the horrors of Partition With the addition of the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme in the 1960sIndias development assistance focused on training and capacity building in partner countries and was able to leverage an entire generation of Indian-trained civil servants from numerous countries into friendly bilateral relationsas well as support for Indias views in multilateral fora For examplenearly 700 Ethiopianslargely civil servants (but including the current prime minister)have received training to date under the ITEC programme The Ethiopian government has repeatedly stated that India is among its preferred partners and it supports Indias bid for a seat on the UN Security Council While Indias development assistance has increased markedly since 2000it remains moderate in relation to the countrys size and growing stature Between 2003-04 and the new 2013-14 budgetIndias development assistance increased fourfoldfrom Rs 1749 crore to Rs 7019 crore annually Much of this increase in development funding went to Afghanistan where Indiawith a total commitment of around Rs 11000 croreis the fifth-largest bilateral donor India has also provided increased assistance to other neighbouring countriessuch as Bhutan and Myanmarand has given some grants to several African countries Over the past two yearsdevelopment assistance as a percentage of total government expenditures has grown from 027 per cent to 042 per cent Yetthis soft power tool of foreign policy is still below half a per cent of the budgetand is dwarfed when compared to spending on hard poweras defence accounts for over 12 per cent of the estimated government spending in this year Faced with such budget limitsin 2004 India came up with an innovative development assistance tool: government-subsidised and Exim Bank-managed Lines of Credit These credit lines have grown tremendously While Indias 2013-14 budget allocation for development assistance is about Rs 7000 crorethe current open Lines of Credit total around Rs 50000 crore Building on the Indian idea of a two-way partnership for developmentLines of Credit are structured in a mutually beneficial way They enable partner countries to avail of the large funds the bank is able to raise in the international debt market Because the Indian government subsidises the interest ratespartner countries get access to credit at below market rates India benefits by having a new development assistance tool and larger foreign policy leverage that is not limited by its government budget Alsosince these credits are largely tied to goods and service provision by Indian firmsthey help open markets for Indian business For examplethe 2010 US$1 billion credit line to Bangladesh has been offered way below market interest rateswhile 75 per cent of the credit is tied to Indian imports In January 2012India also took a large step towards coordinating and streamlining its development assistance with the formation of the development partnership administration (DPA) within the MEA The DPA is tasked with coordinating and administering all development assistanceparticularly grants and technical assistancethough development policy decisions remain with the MEAs respective country divisions India today undoubtedly has more resources and tools to strengthen its development partnerships Yetgiven Indias rising regional and global role as a development partnerthese resources are still moderate The MEA remains notoriously understaffedwith the size of its diplomatic corps comparable to that of Singapore a country with a population size one-third that of Delhi And the diplomatic staff hiring and training processes remain woefully inadequate Fully harnessing this potential will requireto paraphrase the External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshidmore investments in human capitalcapacity-building and financial resources The writerdirector of Indian Development Cooperation Research and visiting fellowCentre for Policy Researchis associate professor of government at the College of William & MaryUS For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Krishna Vamsi | Hyderabad | Published: January 29 2017 7:00 pm Suriya’s Singam 3 is set to release on February 9 Related News Yes you heard it right The third chapter of the blockbuster Singam franchise had already made Rs 100 crore pre-release business in the south next best after superstar Rajinikanth revealed film producer Gnanavelraja The producer announced this news at a press meet on Sunday after apologising to fans for the multiple postponements that S3 faced More from the world of Entertainment: Suriya Sivakumar also spoke to his fans saying how the film etched a name for himself in the Kollywood history “Singam franchise has given me a unique identity in my 20 long years career” Suriya reportedly said He also added that his family feels Singam 3 turned out to be better than the previous parts Complementing Harris Jayaraj Suriya said the director’s sincerity has gone up over the years adding that he is an “asset for his career” The film is slated for a release on February 9 It landed the Singam and Suriya fandom in a frenzy after it got postponed multiple times since last year Singam 3 which was expected to release during the pooja weekend last year was already postponed four times due to various reasons Initially it was announced that the film will open in theatres on December 16 Then it was pushed by a week at the request of the makers of Telugu film Dhruva S3 again got shifted citing external factors beyond the control of its makers More recently the filmmakers had to change the date one more time from its scheduled release on the Republic Day due to the Jallikattu issue The film’s Telugu version Yamudu 3 will also release on the same date Singam 3 is the third instalment in the super cop series under Hari’s direction The expectations from the film are already high compared to its predecessors Besides Suriya the film also stars Anushka Shetty and Shruti Haasan It marks the Kollywood debut of popular television actor and Mr World 2015 Thakur Anoop Singh who is playing the main antagonist in the film It has music from Harris Jayaraj who has composed several memorable songs for Suriya’s films in the past After finishing Singam 3 director Hari will helm the sequel to his 2003 blockbuster Saamy with Vikram and Trisha in the lead roles For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt LtdBharatpur: Congress leader Ashok Gehlot today accused Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje of misleading people by leveling baseless allegation against the previous government in Rajasthan to solicit votes in Lok Sabha elections Addressing a public meeting here Gehlot said Raje was levelling baseless and false allegation on the former Congress government led by him about financial mismanagement Ashok Gehlot Ibnlive Gehlot said there is a "big difference" between what Raje says and does "She dramatically propagates about public service but the fact is that public service in not in her nature" he said in a rally campaigning for party candidate from Bharatpur Suresh Yadav Polling for Lok Sabha elections in Bharatpur and other four constituencies out of total 25 is slated for 24 April PTI Written by Shalini Langer | New Delhi | Published: December 30 2016 6:41 pm Sing movie review: Who doesn’t like to watch a tired old mom or a repressed young son come unshackled on stage Sing understands this well and so does little more than putting each one of them on stage one by one Related News Sing movie cast: Matthew McConaughey Reese Witherspoon Seth MacFarlane Scarlett Johansson John C Reilly Taron Egerton Tori Kelly Sing movie director: Christophe Lourdelet Garth Jennings At the heart of this animation from the makers of Despicable Me and The Secret Life of Pets is the insight suggested early on about how music lights up most of our days Be it a stressed mother pig Rosita (Witherspoon) with her 25 piglets; the gorilla son of a serial thief Jonny (Egerton); the mouse originally from the ‘Lincoln School of Music’ Mike (MacFarlane); the porcupine with a domineering boyfriend Ash (Johansson); and the shy elephant with the enormous talent Meena (Kelly) It’s of course guaranteed that each one of them will get their time in the limelight in this city inhabited entirely by animals And the film doesn’t try anything new getting them there banking largely on tired cliches such as a singing contest familiar hits and messy situations which get easily resolved However who doesn’t like to watch a tired old mom or a repressed young son come unshackled on stage Sing understands this well and so does little more than putting each one of them on stage one by one and letting them just sing their heart out The songs it turns out are all delightfully well-performed each by the actors themselves who are voicing the characters of whom only Kelly is a professional singer They are brought together in the film by Buster Moon (McConaughey) a koala bear whose meagre earnings and lifelong dreams have gone into building a magnificent theatre which is now on its last legs Moon has never put together a hit show and the only two who have stuck by him through everything are an iguana secretary and a rich sheep friend Eddie (Reilly) who occasionally helps him out With the bank threatening to close the threatre down Moon decides to hold a singing contest to revive his fortunes What draws the whole town of hopefuls including the five mentioned above to Moon’s doorstep is a typing error by his secretary that inflates the prize he is offering from $1000 to $100000 Things go wrong some threateningly bulky bears get involved and relationships face minor crises But all is well that ends well Particularly when you can leave with a tune on your lips and a spring in your steps For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arushi Jain | New Delhi | Published: January 10 2017 4:32 pm Priyanka Jagga is sure about Bani J winning the TV reality show Bigg Boss 10 Related News Former Bigg Boss 10 contestant Priyanka Jagga became a known name after she didn’t spare the star host of the show Salman Khan and was thrown out of the house by him Since then Jagga has come out on various occasions to clear her stance on the entire incident On Tuesday morning she went live on Facebook with her brother Sameer Jagga The brother-sister duo invited questions from the viewers about Priyanka’s journey in the show and her take on the Swami Om episode Talking about Swami Priyanka said “I haven’t met or talked to Swami Om after coming out of the house Also in coming days I have no plans to meet him” Also read |EXCLUSIVE Priyanka Jagga attacks Salman Khan Bigg Boss 10: Contestants treat Salman like he’s their papa On being asked by a viewer whether she feels like a celebrity after participating in Bigg Boss 10 she says”We are not celebrities I left that world back there only and I am not interested in getting back to being a celebrity” The audience was also interested to know that despite all her dirty antics why is she isn’t in the final race “I was not well If I would have been well I would have definitely stayed there Moreover winning or losing the game doesn’t matter to me In my home I am already a winner” replied Priyanka More from the world of Entertainment: According to her Bani is a clear winner of the show Earlier too in an interview with indianexpresscom she said “I think Bani will win because she has support (from the show) That’s quite evident Salman is sweet to her also she is encouraged a lot Things are in her favour” In the live chat she stuck to her previous thoughts Watch Priyanka Jagga with her brother in a live chat Priyanka became a target of Salman’s annoyance after she passed insensitive comments on Manu’s mother and on Lopamudra’s character But she does not regret any of it She said “I am not the only one who abused in the house Lopamudra called Swami Om an illegitimate child The only mistake I did was that I abused in Hindi If I would have abused in English they would have never asked me to leave” Also read |Was there more to Priyanka Jagga’s ouster from Bigg Boss 10 house For Priyanka Jagga Manveer is playing the game well only after she taught him “Manveer is doing well for himself in the game after I told him to play alone He has understood the fact to win the game he has to play it individually” Signing off Priyanka hinted on her plans for her son’s future She said “My son will become a celebrity in future He will become an actor” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsNew Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to Delhi government over reports of a dead rat being found in a mid-day meal served to students at a school in south-east Delhi’s Deoli area The Commission on Thursday said it has taken suo motu cognisance of the reports issued the notice to the state chief secretary and sought detailed report in the matter within four weeks including the action taken against the agencies concerned Representational image Reuters Nine students of Government Boys’ Senior Secondary School were taken ill on 16 February after consuming mid-day meal which allegedly had a dead rat in it The students were rushed to Madan Mohan Malviya Hospital Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had subsequently directed the state chief secretary to monitor cooking of mid-day meals served in Delhi schools Police had also lodged an FIR against two operators of an NGO who supplied mid-day meals to the school in Deoli "The commission has observed that occurrence of such an incident if true amounts to violation of right to life of the children It indicates towards serious lapse on part of the concerned agencies" the NHRC said in a statement The chief secretary has also been asked to inform about the steps taken to ensure that such incidents do not happen in future the commission said "Reportedly there are 43 NGOs which are catering to the requirement of mid-day meal to 1846 lakh children of the schools run by Delhi government "They allegedly sublet their contracts to other organisations In another report carried on 27 February 95 per cent of 365 meal samples failed to meet nutritional requirements in 2011-12 and 98 per cent of 322 samples failed the tests in 2010-11" it said It has done so despite fiscal pressures to decrease spending.

without questioning its reasonableness from the electricity consumers’ point of view. Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath. 60 years ago there were other teams that were going through rough periods. however, “It’s going to be hard to buff up and get that nice red shine like you would a normal red leather cricket ball, who has had a good run at the box office with ‘Commando’,the LSO project is given as much importance as the other subjects. (Source: Google maps) Related News A court in northern Vietnam on Wednesday sentenced a student activist to six years in prison for using social media to promote a multiparty system and press freedom amid a heightened crackdown on dissent.Phan Kim Khanh was also given four year of probation after being convicted of spreading propaganda against the state at the trial that lasted half a day in Thai Nguyen province his lawyer Ha Huy Son said “The evidence (presented against him) was groundless and I think the sentencing is absurd” Son said Son said the court convicted Khanh of opposing the communist state by using his two blogs and a YouTube channel to promote multiparty democracy and press freedom Khanh admitted in court to have run the social media platforms but said his main purpose was to fight corruption and he did not know that constituted a crime Son said The 24-year-old was arrested in March while in his final year of an international studies degree at the Thai Nguyen University Human rights groups have appealed for his immediate release and called on leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Vietnam next month including President Donald Trump to pressure Hanoi to improve its rights record “International donors and trade partners need to step up pressure on the country’s leaders to improve its abysmal rights record and the APEC Summit is a good moment to start” Brad Adams Asia director at Human Rights Watch said in a statement Police have arrested at least 28 people and charged them with “vaguely interpreted” national security violations over the past year according to Human Rights Watch The communist state does not tolerate any challenge to its one-party rule and maintains that only law breakers are put behind bars For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: May 22 2011 1:07 am Related News For their CBSE schoolsthe Pune Municipal Corporation school board has decided to hire teachers who have good command over the language and have been educated in English medium schools throughout As a long-term objective the board is planning to rope in teachers from CBSE schools RecentlyShikshan Haq Manchan organisation of parents of different city schoolshad demanded that the schools should have teachers who have fluent spoken English skills and an English medium background The education board has transferred some of its teachers from their different English medium schools to Rajiv Gandhi Academy of E-learning at Shivdarshan Chowk Ramchandra Jadhavadministrative officerschool boardsaid?UP is presented as a microcosm of India. This time round.

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