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PM @NarendraModi, US President Donald Trump Discussed Spirit of H1B Visa

PM Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump Discussed Spirit of H1B Visa Without Using The Word: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, July 20: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday clarified that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump had extensive discussion on the spirit of H1B visa during the former’s visit to the United States. The remarks came as Congress MP Anand Sharma raised the matter in Rajya Sabha asking the government to be sensitive to the concerns of IT professionals.

“Without using the word H1B visa there was extensive discussion on its spirit, between President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Proud to say that the Prime Minister was able to make President Trump agree that Indian skilled professionals are contributing greatly to American economy,” Sushma informed the Rajya Sabha.

Raising the matter in the Upper House, Sharma said that there was no mention of H1B visas or Indian IT professionals in the joint statement after the Prime Minister’s US visit. “I request the government to be sensitive to concerns,” Sharma said.

During Modi’s visit to the US, first after Trump took over the office, the issue of H1B visa did not find mention in the joint statement, the most sought-after by Indian IT professionals. There have been growing concerns in India over the crackdown on H1B visas in the wake of layoffs by the IT sector companies.

आज मिलेगा देश को नया राष्ट्रपत

नई दिल्ली : आज देश को नया राष्ट्रपति मिलेगा। एनडीए की तरफ से रामनाथ कोविंद को उम्मीदवार बनाया गया था तो वहीं, यूपीए की तरफ से मीरा कुमार मैदान में हैं। हालांकि वोटों के गणित को देखते हुए ये तय है कि देश के अगले राष्ट्रपति रामनाथ कोविंद ही होंगे। पहली बार बीजेपी के उम्मीदवार अपने दम पर राष्ट्रपति चुने जाएंगे। रामनाथ कोविंद उत्तर प्रदेश से आने वाले देश के पहले राष्ट्रपति भी होंगे। राष्ट्रपति चुनाव के लिए सोमवार 17 जुलाई को वोट डाले गए थे। वोटों की गिनती आज सुबह 11 बजे शुरू होगी। 32 राज्यों में हुए मतदान की मतपेटियां दो दिन पहले ही संसद भवन में पहुंच चुकी हैं। वोटों की गिनती का इंतज़ाम संसद भवन के उसी 62 नंबर हॉल में किया गया है, जहां 17 जुलाई को वोट डाले गए थे।

सबसे पहले संसद भवन की मतपेटी खोली जाएगी। इसके बाद राज्यों से आई मतपेटियों को अल्फाबेट के आधार पर खोला जाएगा। वोटों की गिनती चार अलग-अलग मेजों पर होगी। आठ चरणों वाली मतगणना प्रकिया के दोपहर तक खत्म होने की उम्मीद है। इसके बाद चुनाव आयोग के रिटर्निंग ऑफिसर नतीजों का औपचारिक ऐलान करेंगे। राष्ट्रपति चुनाव के लिए हुए मतदान में वोट डालने का अधिकार देश के अलग-अलग राज्यों के 4120 विधायकों और 776 सांसदों को था। जिनमें करीब 99 फीसदी ने अपने मताधिकार का इस्तेमाल किया था। इन सभी वोटों की गिनती आज होनी है।

Monsoon showers spark traffic snarls in Delhi-NCR

Monsoon showers spark traffic snarls in Delhi-NCR; office, school goers suffer

Heavy overnight showers in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) brought relief from the sweltering heat on Thursday, but left key roads and residential areas waterlogged, leading to serpentine traffic jams as vehicles moved bumper-to-bumper during peak morning hours.

In Indirapuram, most of the underground drains overflowed, leading to sewage water entering residential apartments and also leaving localities submerged in knee-deep water.

According to the India Meteorological Department, moderate rains will lash NCR for the next two days. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 33 degrees Celsius, with a minimum of 26 degrees Celsius, the Met said.

Office and school goers were struck in massive jams and traffic signals malfunctioned in many areas due to the rains, police and civic officials said. In many places, people complained of cab hailing services hiking prices due to shortage of vehicles on the road.

Traffic jam on a road in Noida after heavy rains on Thursday. (HT photo)Some of the worst affected areas were Noida, Mathura Road, Delhi Gate, Ashram and parts of Ring Road in south Delhi.

Commuters said a traffic jam near AIIMS flyover stretched for 4-5 km due to waterlogging.

“Traffic signals (also) stopped working.This resulted in chaos as well as traffic smarls,” said Ashwini Gupta, a commuter who takes the Mathura Road to work. Gupta said it took him 35 minutes to cover a two-km stretch.

Waterlogging on a road in Noida after heavy rains on Thursday. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)In east Delhi, traffic was also affected on GT Road as large groups of Kanwariyas – Shiv devotees — were passing through the stretch. Several temporary camps for Kawariyas, erected on roadsides, also added to the mess.

Kanwariyas, in an annual ritual, fetch water from the river Ganga in Garg Muktshwar and Haridwar.

Many residents also faced problem dues to surge pricing by app-based taxi services.

“I tried booking a cab from my house in Preet Vihar to Connaught Place. It usually costs Rs 164. However, today it was showing Rs 230 and even then I failed to get the cab,” said Radhika Shukla.

Waterlogging on a road in Noida after heavy rains on Thursday. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)In Ghaziabad, residents woke up to waterlogged localities following the overnight rains.

“Our high rise basement areas…are covered with water. Outside the highrise, we have nearly 1 to 2 feet of water and cars can’t ply. Office goes have suffered since morning when they started to move out,” said Ravindra Saini, a resident of Jaipuria Sunrise.

Traffic slow on Delhi-Noida link road due to waterlogging.
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– Anupam Thapa (@anupamthapa) July 20, 2017″The sewage back flow is recurrent and local conditions are also worsened by the garbage littered on drains by local vendors,” Saini added.

Residents from Amrapali Village, another highrise with nearly 1,000 flats, also complained of the same problem.

Rakesh Kumar, a resident of the apartment building, said the Ghaziabad development authority did not respond to their pleas for cleaning the choked drains.

However, civic officials said they have deployed teams apprehending the problem during heavy rains.

Due to waterlogging in Noida, most of the roads witnessed traffic jams. (Salman Ali/HT Photo)”Our engineers and staff are deployed to resolve the issue since morning. Since there was power cut, the sewage treatment plant operated by municipal corporation did not function and led to sewage issues,” said GDA executive engineer Chakresh Jain.

In Noida too, many areas of the bustling city was waterlogged, causing massive traffic snarls.

The worst affected areas were Botanical Garden, Dalit Prerna Sthal, Sector 15-A, Sector 18, Sector 63, Labour Chowk and Sector 50.

“The problem in Noida will continue till the monsoon ends. It shows the (lack of ) preparation of the Noida authority,” said Sugandha Singh, a resident of sector 50.

The worst affected areas in Noida were Botanical Garden, Dalit Prerna Sthal, Sector 15-A, Sector 18, Sector 63, Labour Chowk and Sector 50. (Salman Ali/HT Photo)At various places in the city, people were forced to take longer, alternate routes to reach their places of work.

“Due to waterlogging, traffic movement slowed down at various places…In peak hours, its our priority that vehicles don’t get stuck,” said traffic inspector Layak Singh.

Gurgaon, however, did not face major issues as it received very little rain. The city woke up to a light drizzle with the minimum temperature recorded at 27 degrees Celsius.

At 9 am, there was no traffic congestion at the major junctions.

“There is no traffic jam today. I travelled from Sector 40 to Udyog Vihar as usual,” said Kesav Mishra, a corporate executive who lives in Sector 40.

At least 20 feared dead after bus falls into gorge near Rampur in #HimachalPradesh

At least 20 people are feared dead in Himachal Pradesh’s Rampur after a private bus rolled down a gorge in the hill state on Thursday morning.

The bus was carrying around 40 passengers and met with the accident around 9:15 am.

The bus was on its way from Reckong Peo in Kinnaur to Solan and met the accident on National Highway 5 near Rampur, around 120 kilometres from the state capital Shimla.

Civic and police administration started the rescue operations and four injured people have been taken to the nearest hospital. The possibility of higher casualties cannot be ruled out as the bus rolled down around 200 metres towards the bank of the Sutlej River.

SSC CGL 2017 Exam Dates Postponed

check new schedule, dates and important notice here at

The  exam date for SSC CGL 2017 has been postponed according to the official notification which has been published by Staff Selection Commission (SSC CGL) 2017. The exam date of the CGL Exam 2017 has been postponed from August 1 to August 5, as per the official notification on  The aspirants must keep a check on the official website for checking the new schedule, dates and important notice. The notification on its website,, SSC stated, “In partial modification to the earlier announced date(s) of the said examination from 1st August, 2017 to 20th August, 2017, the Commission would now be conducting the Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2017 from August 5, 2017 to August 24, 2017.”“There will be no exam on 7th, 13th , 14th and 15th August, 2017.”

#NEET2017 Seat Allotment Results for UP State Quota announced

NEET 2017 Seat Allotment Results for UP State Quota announced, check results on

Uttar Pradesh UP NEET Seat Allotment Results 2017 has been declared at the official website. The 1st round counseling and seat allotment will be able to check the details from the UP-NEET Official portal. The results can be accessed at official website The Directorate General of Medical Education & Training, Uttar Pradesh has conducted the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) Examination in various examination centres across the state The UP Directorate of Medical Education and Training completed the choice filling process from July 9 to July 13, 2017.

Candidates will be able to check the UP NEET Seat Allotment result 2017 and can download UP NEET seat allotment order on July 18 and July 19, 2017. Candidates who have been allotted the seats will be required to pay the requisite admission fee from July 20 to July 22, 2017. The fee payment need to be paid from July 20th to July 22nd, 2017.The second 2nd round seat allotment result will be announced on July 21, 2017.

#AIIMS Second Counselling to commence on August 3, 2017

AIIMS Second Counselling to commence on August 3, 2017: Check eligibility, important documents at

Secondary Certificate/Birth Certificate as a proof of date of Birth, Certificate & Mark-sheet of Secondary Class mentioning DOB/Certificate and Marks Sheet of Senior Secondary Class (12th Class). They would also need to bring the following certificates which include SC/ST Certificate issued by the competent authority (in the format as specified in the prospectus) in English or Hindi language. Sub caste should be clearly mentioned in the certificate.

The OBC certificate will be issued by the competent authority. The OBC Certificate should be valid for Central Government Institutions/Jobs. (OBC candidates belonging to the Creamy Layer shall not be eligible for reserved seats). The OBC certificate must being the format as mentioned in the Prospectus. Orthopedic Physical Disability Certificate issued by a duly constituted and authorized Medical Boards. PH certificate is issued by any other Authority / Hospital will not be entertained.

The 2nd Round of counseling will be for the allotment of vacant seats available after the 1st Round of counseling and for the change of Institute allotted in the 1st round of counseling. The Original Certificates/documents required during 2nd Round of counseling will furnish original Certificates and documents that were produced during the 1st round of Counselling. It has to be noted the candidates have been allotted seats in the 1st round of counselling must bring the certificate of depositing documents during the 2nd round of counselling.

India vs Australia Women’s World Cup 2017 Semi-Final

India vs Australia Women’s World Cup 2017 Semi-Final Preview: IND Eye Place in Final, Face Strong Looking AUS

Indian eves will have their eyes set on finals berth as they face Australia in the second semi-final of Women’s World Cup 2017. India qualified for the semis after an impressive 186-run win over New Zealand in their final Group game. Indian doubt will be confident going into the fixture, but beating Australia will need an immense set of skills. If India manages to turn the tide, it will be their second finals appearance at the World Cup.

The two sides go head to head at the County Ground in Derby. In this tournament, India have won four out four matches played at the venue. So India will have an advantage when it comes to adapting to the conditions. However, Australia comes into the match with six wins out of seven games, and one of those victories came against India at Bristol with the former winning handsomely by eight wickets.

Abducted by Ola Cab Driver, Doctor Rescued After a Shoot-out in #Meerut

New Delhi, July 20: After a 13-day drama, the police managed to rescue a doctor from Meerut, who was abducted from east Delhi’s Preet Vihar area, after a shootout with the kidnappers. Four men have been nabbed in this connection, the police said.

On July 6, Shrikant Gaur, who practies at a hospital in east Delhi, was kidnapped from Preet Vihar while travelling in an Ola cab. The abductors demanded a ransom of Rs 5 crore from his family members, who informed the police about the incident.

Posing as representative of the cab aggregator, the policemen spoke to the kidnappers and told them that they would pay the ransom amount since it was their customer who had been kidnapped. The police managed to track down the location of the accused in Daurala village in Meerut. They also sought the Meerut Police’s assistance in the operation.

On July 16, police were following a vehicle being driven by the kidnappers. However, after their vehicle got punctured, the accused left the vehicle and fled through some fields there, the police said.

The police identified two of the accused as Sushil and his brother Anuj, residents of Dadri village. Two others — Ombir and Gaurav Sharma — were involved in the kidnapping. Sushil is a driver with the cab aggregator firm and he had planned the kidnapping, the police said.