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Russian Film Jamboree in India concludes

New Delhi (NM Bureau): Iconic Russian films were on screens here in Indian towns for last four days with the “Russian Film Days” in India inaugurated on Friday with dignitaries, cine-stars and indian fans in attendance. The festival received warm response and film critics in India are in anticipation of more collaboration in Indo-Russian film industry.

The fourth edition of the film festival “Russian Film Days” in India held from 12th to 15th of October in three major cities of India concluded today. The event was part of the cultural events at Russia-India Annual Summit and the meeting of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi held last week. 

 

The inaugural event was marked by the world premiere of the Russian movie “The Last Trial”, a saga depicting a true terror hostage event. 

Expanding its boundaries with the growing popularity, the most successful and prominent films were shown to enthusiastic audience in Delhi but in the city of Pune and the headquarters of Bollywood, the Metropolis of Mumbai. 

The opening ceremony of the film festival was held at Russian Center of Culture and Science here on Friday and was attended by Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay Kudashev among others. 

“Films and other art forms play an important role in bringing countries and its people closer and we look forward to the exchange through films and film fraternity as a means to strengthen the age-old friendship between India and Russia,”  Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay Kudashev said speaking in the inaugural ceremony.

Audience present during the inaugural ceremony of the festival competed with each other to meet and shake hands with “The Last Trial” actresses Annа Churina and Alisa Grebenschikova.

 

Apart from “The Last Trial”, the other leading of Russian box office films screened in three Indian cities included, drama on sport “Ice”, cosmic drama “Spacewalkers”, the first part of a cinema series “Gogol. The beginning”, the comedy “Well, hello there, Oksana Sokolova”, fairytale “The Last Warrior” and animation film “Sheep and Wolves”.

The actor of “Gogol.The Beginning” Artem Tkachenko also was a rage with the audience who competed to shake hands and meet the Russian hero.

 

The organisers of the event have expressed their wish to expand the Indo-Russian film engagement. The first festival “Russian Film Days” was first held in India in 2015. The organising of the event was mentioned in the joint statement of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the Prime-Minister of India Narendra Modi during the BRICS summit a year before. 

Pro Khalistan Rally

Despite Indian protest, Britain defends cessationist rally in London

New Delhi (NM Bureau):  While Sikh community members today held demonstrations in front of the British embassy in Delhi to protest the pro-Khalistan rally to be held in August 12, Britain today said people have right to protest. The statement of the British embassy has come even after India officially protested the holding of the rally in London.  

Sikhs for Justice, a human rights advocacy group has announced that it will hold the “London Declaration” on an independence referendum for the Indian state of Punjab at Trafalgar Square this Sunday. British High Commission in New Delhi said on Friday that people in Britain have the right to protest provided they stay within the limits of the law.

Pakus

Pak new types of nuclear weapons worries US

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Pakistan is up in making new types of nuclear weapon have become a worry for America's intelligence chief warned on Tuesday, which includes short-range tactical ones that bring more risks to the region.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats' remarks came days after a group of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists struck the Sunjuwan Military Camp in Jammu on Saturday that has killed 7 people including 6 soldiers.

“Pakistan is developing new types of nuclear weapons, including short-range tactical weapons,” Coats told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing on worldwide threats organised by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Pakistan continues to produce nuclear weapons and develop new types of nuclear weapons, including short-range tactical weapons, sea-based cruise missiles, air-launched cruise missiles, and longer-range ballistic missiles, he warned. “These new types of nuclear weapons will introduce new risks for escalation of dynamics and security in the region,” Coats said, reflecting on the risks involved in developing such types of nuclear weapons.

Coats said North Korea will be among the most volatile and confrontational weapons of mass destruction (WMD) threats to the US over the next year.

North Korea’s history of exporting ballistic missile technology to several countries, including Iran and Syria, and its assistance during Syria’s construction of a nuclear reactor — destroyed in 2007 — illustrates its willingness to proliferate dangerous technologies.

In 2017 North Korea, for the second straight year, conducted a large number of ballistic missile tests, including its first Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) tests. Pyongyang is committed to developing a long-range, nuclear-armed missile that is capable of posing a direct threat to the United States. It also conducted its sixth and highest yield nuclear test to date.

“We assess that North Korea has a longstanding Biological Weapons (BW) capability and biotechnology infrastructure that could support a BW programme. We also assess that North Korea has a Chemical Weapons (CW) programme and probably could employ these agents by modifying conventional munitions or with unconventional, targeted methods,” he said.

Coats said state efforts to modernise, develop, or acquire WMD, their delivery systems, or their underlying technologies constitute a major threat to the security of the United States, its deployed troops, and its allies. Both state and non-state actors have already demonstrated the use of chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria.

Biological and chemical materials and technologies — almost always dual-use — move easily in the globalised economy, as do personnel with the scientific expertise to design and use them for legitimate and illegitimate purposes. Information about the latest discoveries in the life sciences also diffuses rapidly around the globe, widening the accessibility of knowledge and tools for beneficial purposes and for potentially nefarious applications.

(With agency inputs)

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Trump

500 CR IN 30 DAYS. TRUMP THAT!

The iconic Trump brand that debuted in the city of Gurugram with the launch of ‘“Trump Towers Delhi NCR”, a residential development, at the prime Golf Course Extension Road of Gurugram (India's National Capital Region) has received an overwhelming response. The project was announced in mid- January 2018 and has already clocked INR 500 crore worth bookings in little under a month of launch. The project has sold over two residences a day since launch with an average ticket price of INR 7.5 crore. This velocity of absorption has not been witnessed in NCR luxury realty market in the last 2-3 years.  The project is being jointly developed by M3M India and Tribeca Developers. This project marks the first entry of the iconic Trump Tower brand into the Delhi-NCR and the fourth Trump Tower in India, a country with the most number of Trump branded properties outside of North America.  

Samir Jasuja, CEO of PropEquity, acknowledged the success saying. “Trump Towers Delhi NCR has stormed the luxury realty market. Clocking sales of over 2 apartments every day for the last 30 odd days – that too in the Rs. 6 Cr+ luxury market which is known to average about 8 apartments in a month – is a true testament of the product & value proposition on offer.”
 
Kapil Malhotra, who recently booked a residence at Trump Towers Delhi NCR echoed the sentiments saying, “There is enormous demand for this project – many of my friends have enquired about this project. The prestige of owning a Trump residence is unparalled and no other project in this city can match up to this.”
Trump Towers Delhi NCR will be characterized by iconic twin towers rising over 600 feet that will be amongst the tallest towers in the region.  The striking all glass façade is a signature Trump style with sleek lines and an imposing form.  Design is at the core of the residences with every room featuring expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, flooding each residence with natural light and providing spectacular views of the city, adjoining 9-hole golf course and the Aravalis Range. Each residence has a private elevator which opens into the awe-inspiring private entry, offering owners the ultimate privacy.  A third of the residences boast over 22 feet high double-height living rooms, giving them a duplex penthouse feel, despite being simplexes.  
 
Rima Khosla, co-founder of Arena Multimedia and proud owner of a luxury residence at Trump Towers Delhi NCR said, “We were well aware of the Trump brand and its significance globally. It is great for the city to get its own Trump Towers and we could not pass up the chance to be amongst the few who will call it home. The price range hit a sweet spot and we decided to book. We now look forward to welcoming Donald Trump Jr to our city!”
 
Donald Trump Jr., Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization, is set to arrive in Delhi in late February to celebrate the success of Trump Towers Delhi-NCR, the newest and largest Trump project to date in India.
 
The developers shared the following details about the sales achieved till date:
• The vast majority of buyers are from business families of Delhi NCR with many families purchasing multiple residences, top CEOs of multi-national companies and even NRIs
• Almost all the buyers cited self-use as the purpose of purchase 
• Inaugural offer and launch prices set to rise soon
 
Trump Us

US govt to shut 2nd time in a month

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After the Senate adjourned with no vote on a measure to extend federal funding beyond the 12:00 am deadline, results US government today to shut at midnight.

The upper chamber of Congress struggled to overcome roadblocks to passing a government funding bill and budget plan when a conservative senator objected to a swift vote, and leadership opted to close up shop and then reopen at 12:01 am(0501 GMT).

The closure could ultimately be short-lived, as the Senate was expected to schedule a vote on the measure at 1:00 am and, if it passes, send it to the House of Representatives and then on to President Donald Trump's desk for his signature as early astomorrow.

(with agency inputs)