Howdy, Modi: PM talks of $5 trillion economy, low-cost data, GST


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Houston, Sep 23 (IANS): Describing the changing scenario of the Indian economy and the targets set by the government at the 'Howdy, Modi!' event here on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke of cheap data prices in the country, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the target of $5 trillion economy.

He also said that in the last five years, the country's GDP growth has in an unprecedented manner averaged around 7.5 per cent.

Addressing the 50,000 strong Indian-American community at the NRG Stadium here with US President Donald Trump in the audience, Modi said: "Data is the new gold... The focus of Industry 4.0 is totally on data. It is India where data prices are the cheapest in the world and 1 GB data is available for 25-30 cents."

 

"Low-cost data is becoming the new identity of digital India, and is also redefining governance in the country," he said.

On the easing of the taxation system in India, the Prime Minister said that previously the web of taxes used to create obstacles for businesses in the country, but with the implementation of GST, the government has simplified the tax system.

He further noted that tax refunds have also become swifter and people receive refunds within 24 hours now, compared to 2-3 weeks previously.

"This time on August 31, in one day nearly 50 lakh people e-filed their income tax returns," Modi added.

He also talked about the inflation rate and growth and said that the country has entered a phase in which it is witnessing low inflation and low fiscal deficit along with high economic growth.

Describing India as one of the best FDI destinations, he said: "During 2014-2019, FDI inflow nearly doubled. The government recently eased FDI norms in single brand retail and also approved 100 per cent FDI investment in coal mining and contract manufacturing."

The Prime Minister also mentioned that CEOs of the energy majors he met in the US were happy about the recent announcement of cut in corporate tax in India.

"Energy sector CEOs are very happy and enthusiastic. There feedback is that corporate tax cut has sent a positive message to the global business leaders along with domestic businesses. This decision will make India more competitive globally," he said.

Emphasising that India has decided to become a $5 trillion economy, the Prime Minister said the country's journey towards a $5 trillion economy and the "strong" economic growth of the US under the leadership of President Trump would add new wings to the possibilities and hopes of growth and prosperity.

He further hoped that his upcoming meetings with the American President would lead to "positive results".

"I will have talks with President Trump in the next 2-3 days. I hope in these meetings too there will be positive results," he said.

Praising the US President, Modi said: "President Trump calls me a tough negotiator, but he himself has mastered the 'art of the deal' and I am learning a lot from him."

Trump, while addressing the audience before Modi, said that the US is on its way to increase exports to India.

"We are working to expand American exports to India, one of the fastest growing markets...We are committed to ensure that Indian people have access to the finest goods in the world, products stamped with the beautiful phrase 'Made in the USA'," he said.

He further said: "Yesterday we were thrilled to hear about Indian company Petronet's pledge to purchase up to 5 million tonne of LNG per year from the US, which will lead to billions of dollars of LNG exports to India in the coming years."

Trump also noted that over the last one year, crude oil exports to India grew over 400 per cent.

He also said that Indian companies are investing in the US in an unprecedented manner and the US welcomed it.

PM Modi targets Pak over terror, J&K with Trump listening 

Houston, Sep 23 (IANS): With US President Donald Trump listening keenly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India had bid "farewell" to Article 370 that went against people-centric development in Jammu and Kashmir and attacked Pakistan for making hatred towards India the hub of its governance and for fostering terrorism.

Ahead of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's meeting with President Trump likely on Monday, Modi said that India's neighbour is the breeding ground of terrorism, from 9/11 attacks in the US and the 26/11 Mumbai attacks and the entire world is aware about the source of the terror.

"What India has done (revoking Article 370), there are some people who have trouble over it, they are themselves unable to even take care of their own country," he said, targeting Pakistan that has been attacking India over revocation of special status to Kashmir.

"They have made hatred towards India the centerpiece of their governance. They want 'ashanti' (disturbance). 'Woh atank to paltey hain, postey hain' (they are the breeding ground of terror), the whole world knows them, 9/11 or 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

"The time has come for a definite fight against terrorism. I want to state with emphasis that in this fight President Trump is with us strongly in the fight against terrorism, and he has shown his determination to fight against terrorism," PM Modi said, and asked the audience to stand up and give a standing ovation to the US President.

The entire audience of 50,000 stood up and applauded in unison.

Raising the issue of the revocation of Article 370, with Pakistan set to raise it in the UN General Assembly, Modi said that for the past 70 years it was proving to be a hamper to development.

"For 70 years, it was proving a big challenge that India has given a farewell to. It kept people away from the benefits of development, and from equality, and it was being used by separatists. And the Constitution that is for the rest of India is now also for Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. All the discrimination that women, children and Dalits were facing, has been ended."

Modi said the legislation for the purpose was passed with two-thirds majority in both houses of Parliament, including the upper house where his government did not have majority, and the proceedings were telecast.

He asked the entire cheering audience to give a standing ovation to the Parliament for its move. "I want all of you to give a standing ovation for this," he said and the 50,000 crowd of Indian-Americans stood up, cheering and chanting "Modi, Modi", as the US President and a host of US Congressmen watched.

The standing ovation was also a move to bring home to the US President and the Congressmen the wide support that the revocation of special status in Kashmir enjoys.

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America's greatest friend PM Modi, doing excellent job in India: Trump 

Houston, Sep 23 (IANS) President Donald Trump on Sunday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "America's greatest, most devoted, and loyal friend" and backed him in his governance, saying that PM Modi is "doing a truly excellent job in India and for all the Indian people".

President Trump in his speech, after PM Modi welcomed him to speak, calling him "my friend, a friend of India, the great American President Donald Trump, also appealed to the four-million strong Indian American community to vote for him, saying he was the best US president for strengthening India-US ties.

"PM Modi and I have come to Houston to celebrate everything that binds the US and India, our shared dreams and bright future," he said at the Howdy Modi event, and addressing the Indian American vote bank, he said: "Also I come to offer my profound gratitude to the nearly four million Indian Americans."

Praising the Indian diaspora's contribution, he said "they enrich our culture, uphold our values, uplift our communities, you are truly proud to be American, and we are truly proud to have you as American," he said, adding that his administration is working to make things easier for them.

Appealing for their votes, he said: "If we are elected, India will have a true and great friend in the White House, and I can tell you that you have never had a better friend as president than President Donald Trump."

"That I can tell you. The PM knows that," he said, indicating PM Modi, who in his speech had said "Abki bar Trump sarkar", in a tacit backing for Trump for re-election.

He said that the relations between India and the US are stronger than ever before. "The ties between our two nations are grounded in our common values and our shared commitment to democracy."

"Under PM Modi's leadership the world is witnessing a strong, driving and thriving republic of India," he said.

"And PM Modi is doing a truly excellent job in India and for all of the Indian people,a he said, adding that it was "an immense privilege to be with him today at this most profoundly historic event".

"Both India and the US also understand that to keep our communities safe we must protect our borders," he said, adding that through screening and vetting of applications, "those who threatened our security are denied" entry. "Border security is vital to the US and border security is vital to India, we understand that."

On the close bilateral bonds, he said: "We are strengthening our cherished bonds with India and proving our power of democracy and the unlimited potential of free people. Together we will continue to deepen the ties between our nations. The US and India will make our nations stronger, our people wealthier, our dreams bigger and our future brighter than ever before.

Ending his speech, he said: "I want to especially thank a great man, a great leader, a leader of India, PM Modi, my friend. God bless you all, God bless India, and God bless America."

'Abki bar Trump Sarkar': PM Modi heaps praise on friend Trump

Houston, Sep 22 (IANS): "Abki bar, Trump sarkar". Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made a tacit backing for US President Donald Trump who is seeking re-election, and said his presence on the stage with him signaled the close partnership between the two nations.

"This morning we have a very special person with us, he needs no introduction. His name is familiar to every person on the planet. His name comes up in almost every conversation on global politics, his every word is followed by tens of millions," said Modi, with President Trump listening and smiling.

"He was a household name and very popular even before he went to occupy the highest office in this great country,"

"From CEO, to commander-in-chief, from board rooms to the Oval Office, from studios to the global stage, from politics to the economy and security, he has left a deep and lasting impact everywhere. Today he is here with us, and it is my honour and privilege to welcome him here in this magnificent stadium and magnificent gathering.

"And I can say I had a chance to meet him often and everytime I found the friendliness, warmth and energy of the President of the USA, Donald Trump. This is extraordinary, this is unprecedented... Friends, as I told you we have met a few times and every time he has been the same warm, friendly accessible, energetic and full of wit.

"I admire him, for something more, his sense of leadership, a passion for America, a concern for every American, a belief in the American future, and a strong resolve to make America great again.

"And he has already made the American economy strong again. He has achieved much for the US and for the world. Friends, we in India have connected well with America.

"The words of President Trump, 'Ab Ki Baar Trump Sarkar', rang loud and clear," said PM Modi, pausing strategically, after saying "Abki Baar Trump Sarkar".

He said the US President's presence on the stage was a testimony to the strong friendship between their two countries.

"This morning in Houston, you can hear the heartbeat of this great partnership in the celebration of the two largest democracies. You can feel the strength and depth of the human bonds, between our two great nations.

"People are at the heart of the relations, from Houston to Hyderabad, from Boston to Bengaluru, from Chicago to Shimla, from Los Angele to Ludhiana, from New Jersey to New Delhi, hundreds of millions are glued to their TV, even though it is rather late on a Sunday night in India.

"Millions around the world in different time zones are with us today, they are witnessing history in the making.

"Mr President, you had introduced me to your family in 2017, and today I have the honour to introduce you to my family," Modi said to loud cheers.

"Over a billion Indians and people of Indian heritage around the globe, ladies and gentlemen I present to you my friend, a friend of India, a great American President Mr Donald Trump."

Thank you Houston for such amazing affection, says PM Modi

Houston , Sep 22 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday thanked Houston for its "amazing" welcome and affection for the 'Howdy, Modi!' event organised at the NRG stadium here where over 50,000 gathered to greet him and US President Donald Trump.

"Thank you Houston for such amazing affection! #HowdyModi," PMO tweeted.

The PMO also posted a video when the Prime Minister arrived at the dias before an estimated 50,000 strong crowd of Indian-Americans at the NRG stadium for the 'Howdy, Modi!' event in a rare gesture that signifies the close bond between India and the US.

The event being held at the NRG Football Stadium, one of the largest in the US, has been organised by the Texas India Forum (TIF), a non-profit organisation.

Modi is in Houston on the second of his seven-day visit to the US.

Festival-like atmosphere at NRG stadium for 'Howdy Modi' event in Houston

Houston, Sep 22 (IANS): A festival-like atmosphere pervaded the NRG stadium as thousands of members of the Indian diaspora gathered for the 'Howdy, Modi!' event on Sunday to greet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and listen to his address.

Indian men and women dressed in colourful traditional attire hailing from different parts of India, including Punjab, Maharashtra and Gujarat, were gathering for the three-hour event, which will also see US President Donald Trump share the stage with Modi in a special gesture.

The beating of drums, cheering and shouts of "Modi, Modi" went up from among the crowd. Around 50,000 members of the Indian diaspora are expected to attend the 'Howdy, Modi!' event, for which tickets were sold out many weeks ago.

The event being held at the NRG Football Stadium, one of the largest in the US, has been organised by the Texas India Forum (TIF), a non-profit organisation.

"The energy in the stadium is palpable as the crowd awaits Prime Minister Modi's address," TIF tweeted ahead of the event that has the theme 'Shared Dreams Brighter Futures'.

It said the Indian-American community has turned out in full force for the event. "Community members have travelled from across the country to be a part of this historic event," it said.

Pranav Desai, 'Howdy, Modi!' organiser and founder of the Voice of Specially Abled People, said that thousands of volunteers are working for the event. "Proud of our PM's commitment for making our country great again," he said.

Many young Indian-Americans have painted Indian and US flags on their faces.

The Indian-American community has been busy preparing for the three-hour show that will see artistes present Indian classical and folk songs and dances, among other numbers.

More than a 1,000 Gujaratis from Houston are preparing for a mega 'dandiya', a traditional Gujarati dance, to welcome the Prime Minister for the event.

TIF spokesperson Gitesh Desai said that Indian-Americans from across the US are attending the 'historical event'.

"Some 50,0000 attendees from the Indian-American communities and people from the 48 states are attending the show. It is going to be a historical event, the largest such event held for a democratically elected head of state. No such programme has been held in the US in the past. Senators, Congressmen, Mayors and US President Donald Trump are going to attend ther event," said Gitesh Desai.

Several cultural programmes are on the anvil for the show, which has a theme 'Woven', signifying how the Indian-American community has become part of America, he said.

He added that more than 100 buses are being provided to ferry the participants.

Massive billboards have come up near the NRG Stadium and across Houston with messages of welcome for Modi, who arrived here on Saturday for a week-long visit to the US.

A car rally was also organised in Houston on Friday, ahead of the 'Howdy, Modi!' event.

Will be a great day in Texas to be with friend Modi: Trump  

As he prepared to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the mega 'Howdy, Modi!' event here on Sunday, US President Donald Trump tweeted that he would be in Houston to be with his friend Modi.

"Will be in Houston to be with my friend. Will be a great day in Texas!", Trump tweeted.

Trump will join Modi on the dais before an estimated 50,000 strong crowd of Indian-Americans at the NRG stadium for the 'Howdy, Modi!' event in a rare gesture that signifies the close bond between India and the US.

Modi arrived in Houston on Saturday, the first stop in his week-long trip to the US that will also see him address the United Nations General Assembly.

On Saturday, Modi held a roundtable with 16 Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of oil producing companies in Houston, the hub of oil and gas in the US, which saw both sides further strengthen their cooperation in energy security.

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  • ad, mangaluru

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Begging money from Overseas for development is the new Indian Norm? What happened to self-reliance?

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    From where the figure of 7.5% GDP was arrived....!!!!!!????? In India he speaks about Make in India which has never happened...even the statue of Sardar Patel's was sourced from China.....!!!!! Now in US he speaks about importing products from US which were written Made in USA.....!!!!!???? For 5 trillion economy he wants US support...!!!!!???? Has he gone there to beg from US....!!!!????

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  • Arun, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    No Modi is try to become USA President that's why is started election campaign.

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  • LAN.........,, Belman / Washington, DC.

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Arun,

    There are 4 million Indian-Americans including me...who are Voter's of USA....to become US president you need about 60 Million Votes...make your own math Sir....difficult but not impossible...

    US President should be US Citizen by birth so Modiji cannot become US President...rest all position including US Vice-President, Governor, Senator or Congressmen ....naturalized citizens can contest and win...

    Quite recently we had 2 Indian origin Governors out of 50.. Governors in US are elected directly by people in US...not appointed by Union Cabinet...

    Hope this answers your questions Sir ...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    1.76 lakh crores withdrawn from RBI has to be deducted from 5 trillion...

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  • Prasad, Hubli

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    It's surplus amount taken..fearing some one fled country with booty..as happened during congress rule.

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  • Babu, KAIKAMBA

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Great job Modi ji, Hope all USA settled NRI uncles will come and live with their familes in india

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  • Dr MICHAEL GONSALVES, BANGALORE

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Enchina pathera..?

    All uncle will have to spend their will have to spend retirement time in Railway station or in Bus stands ..? its better let them choose one more whites & get settled there.

    Dear Uncle s do not listen to Babu. Mulu dala ijji. Mata kali kali

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    In response to 'Howdy' he goes on ranting in different languages, finally in English 'Everything is fine' . Some NRI should have told him Howdy isn't a question, it's just Texan way of greeting 'Hello' or ' How do you do'

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    How many ZEROs in trillion ???

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  • Moshu, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    What is the use of all these showoff and waste of money when people of the home country comes under financial crisis.

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi/udupi

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Definetly US people will praise him, because of modis senseless economic reforms US remitters will get double return in India (comon unbrained modi followers dont understand this). Modis finance minister do not know what is the use for economy in bank merger. Modis followers do not. Understand why modi govt doing bank mergers. No howdy followers understand why RBI gave cr to govt. Only glitering slogans of modi will not help India to prosper..

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  • Prasad, Hubli

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Can you able to inform us what type of evil possesed by modiji..?? You people are totally afraid of a strong leader...as you cannot able to aoply agenda of khilafat so easily.

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  • Nitin, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Modi is not a leader he is a joke like trump
    That is why birds of the same feather flock together

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  • Shamsuddin, Dubai

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    All dramas...our poor ppl are suffering because of flood rampage in North Karnataka, and yeddi looking up, down, left, and right for any hope of central funds but no money coming..because ppl concerned are in howdy and holiday mood.

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  • Prasad, Hubli

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    More than 60% poor's are present from the days of congress. For that reason Garibi Hatao slogan given. Did poor vanished during congress regime..??

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  • Preethi, Mulki

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Thank God no rains in Hubli unlike in Belgaum where many huts and cows washed away...but fekuji is in howdu Modi mood

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  • Prasad, Hubli

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Preeti..Not only in Hubli..all over in the world will face challenges in coming years. Weather situation changed a lot. Every year we expect more of devastation during monsoon. When and where rainy water rush no one awares. People who are safe are luckiest. In Houston-Texas also flooding happen. Due to flooding we can't curtail important tour in the interest of nation. Many world leaders arrived already in america. Do you want modiji stay back and help victims of flooding..?

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  • Arvind, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    forget about the past, think and move forward with the present

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  • gm, Mlur

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Now we are more poor ji.

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  • Narendra Kumar, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    All that glitters is not gold. Indian economy and citizens are in need of jobs and to eat and feed their dependents. It's a man made disastrour here in India. All fekhugiri nothing else! Truth will come out one day can't be burried for long. Indian Americans must come back and work in India under Modi and then the reality of Hody Modi would be out in the open.

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  • Prasad, Hubli

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Sensex earlier rise by 1920 pts...today morning crossed 1200 pts...by evening reach 1500 pts. Chances are more cross 40000 in coming days. It's due to modiji's visit to america and positive news pour-in from america. If foreign investors start to invest once again...sensex chances are more will cross 50000. All are preceeding in right direction. Now onwards it will be boom period in india.

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  • Dsouza, Udupi/mudarangadi

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    It is not we need to increase production. We need to increase demand, once you go through indian Based production companies todays situation , you will definetly understand do we really need to invite foreign companies to India to increase our GDP ? . Do you know why job cuts, shutdown of large scale industries, half capacity is on halt. Indian population do not have jobs, income decreased, so buying capacity decreased, so no demands for production..

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  • Prasad, Hubli

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    More than 200 multi national american companies are shifting from china to india. Already trade war is going in between china and USA.
    For investors now India is safest country having strong government.

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  • Karthik, Konaje/Navi Mumbai

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Less than 01.5% of our population invests in this gambling called stock market.

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  • Prasad, Hubli

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Singapore is heading for a recession. The trade war is hurting.
    Germany economy slips backs into negative growth.
    Eurozone crises France's economy takes a hit as key industries see growth plummet.
    Britain facing most prolonged investment slump in 17 years.
    China's slowdown deepens industrial output growth falls to 17-1/2%.

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Next Potato Pappu will start dance show at .....Bangkok!

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  • Prasad, Hubli

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    U.K's Thomas Cook turn to bankruptcy. More than 22000 job cut.
    Around one lakh tourists stranded in UK. We are aiming for US Dollar Five Trillion economy.

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  • C SHETTY, MANGALORE

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Regardless of we like Modi or not, but one has to stand for his PM or President when he represents our country abroad. It looks like many in this forum would like to hate Modi even at the cost of Respect to our Country. I am a true fan of Modi.... but would have stood strong for even Manmohan Singh or even Rahul Gandhi if he represented our country abroad.

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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    C. Shetty, if evil is portrayed as hero by the help of its chelas by lobbying in another country, then should we have to support such falsehood?

    Falsehood is falsehood, one can't support it when we know the actual reality. It's all propaganda by its blind bhakt who resides in USA and fooling others to spread their decisive ideology further more to say the world they are Saints.

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  • Vishu, Udupi

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    ಹೌದ್ರೀ….. ಹೌದ್ರೀ …. ಹೌದು !

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    If you translate in English it's "Howdy modi" .....is it right? 😀

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  • Vishu, Udupi

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Not exactly Howdy Modi :) Kannada word almost sounds like "Howdy”

    But the meaning is : YES YES YES.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    The sense of isolation, disillusionment, helplessness, is seen in a bankrupt Pakistan.... It's PM Imran Khan, has been given a private jet, by Crown Prince Salman, of Saudi Arabia, to travel to the USA ... Likewise our own Congress and opposition parties, are shell shocked, after the Howdy Modi blitz, unleashed in Houston.... These frustrated souls, have now, totally lost their minds, identities, self respect....... in a self inflicted, coma, grasping for their last breath !!!!!!!!!!

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Congi leaders' Nervousness is clearly visible , when Indian PM was being treated like a superstar in USA, two pale looking, nervous ,disappointed ,frustrated leaders went to Tihar jail to meet their partner.. Abb kya ho gaa kaalia...?

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    It was not a football match ..it was not a rock star program..it was a program where 50,000 strong crowd gathered to celebrate one political leader's success..and he is Not American...but an Indian..Narendra Damodadr Das Modi....First time in America's History, whole World witnessed some extra ordinary event..Jai Hind..

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  • Shamsuddin, Dubai

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Most of 50000 ppl are gujjubhais and most US and UK gujjubhais are bajapas...
    Tomorrow if Thalaiva Rajnikanth goes there and does filmi show, he will get all US Tamil support which will be more than 50000...

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    There are few haters for Modi, does that make difference to anybody ???
    Our PM is hugely honoured in US, instead of feeling proud, some anti nationals, spitting venom here ....

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  • Vishal Kumar, mangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Don't forget that Modi was banned from setting foot on US soil.Ban was revoked only because he became PM of India.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Atlanta

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    I wonder why Modi opposed Aadhar Card, GST & FDI before 2014 ...

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  • Ganesh, MANGALORE

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    While you are wondering all that, you should also wonder why Congress is now opposing GST.

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  • Vidisha, Mumbai

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Maybe the Congress had a better way of presenting the GST which would be people friendly.

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    jossey, u should ask why congress opposed development and keep on doing same..............

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  • vikky, kudla

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    kya jalrahaa hai bhai dekhlo comments pura jalrahaa hai

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  • LAN.........,, Belman / Washington, DC.

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    We have lots of 'Paki Sympathizers' in this forum....interesting...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Mamu, they are all waiting for the Samjauta Express to resume its services ....

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  • LM, Houston

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    I have never seen such a great honor for Indian PM in the USA. US President came to meet him from Washington DC to Houston which is very rare. Everything was very peaceful, well organized even though there were some protests against Modi which was also peaceful. All went on well.

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Trump election canvasing from Indian money. My God Trump only blasted his achievement and our PM clapping, only solace was when Trump said we will finish Islamic radical terrorism that time the crowd erupted with USA USA USA.............

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  • Ganesh, MANGALORE

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    It looks like you did not listen to Trump's speech attentively as he mentioned Modi several times.

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    It looks you too didn't notice US Lawmaker praised Mahatma Gandhi & Nehru for their vision of secular India.

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  • Ganesh, MANGALORE

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Has no connection to your first comment and my response to it.

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  • NN, NN

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Howdy means: Avo Avo, Kaise ho Kaise ho, Baito Baito, kuch paani chayiye? Trump would say howdy buddy?

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    US population in 1947 was 140 million. And US was a permanent member of the UN Sec Council - with Veto power.

    India's population in 2019 is almost touching 1,400 million.

    Is India a permanent member of the UN Sec Council - with Veto power?

    No.

    Will Trump support it if India expressed an interest?

    No.

    So how is Trump a "friend"?

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  • Prasad, Hubli

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    It's what fault of congress presenting India as third world country with no capabality of it's own. During congress regime due to internal problems riots are on rise. Now it's automatically decreased. It's none other America who formed UN with less number of countries by taking decision of there own. Once during world war even UN dissolved. Again it is started. Not only India..there are many countries are waiting to have permanent seat in U.N..none other than Japan, Germany, France, Saudi Arabia and more. Once it is informed to re-establish UN with new entrants and start it once again. Wait and watch how India emerge as a global leader. Already modiji established a good relationships most of all countries around the world. A tea-boy raise to such great height nothing but a phenomenon. After all need first blessings from god. People not only in India but worldwide become crazy about modiji. There are some factors in india to look after to improve our economy and to create more employment and many more things. Modiji wants to look not only in india but worldwide as there are threat from all end. He somewhat overcome the same. Everything now moving smoothly. Just watch how did modiji taken trump around yesterday in between public same like lion who listened and follow instructions from master.
    Now please stop spitting venom now and than..it wont bear any fruit.

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  • Ganesh Shetty, MANGALURU

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    I thought you are highlighting Indias population problem. According to me breeding countries wether India or others should not be given entry in to UN unless they change course and reduce their population.

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  • Tea Boy, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Trump doesn't need Modi's EVMs to win elections. He has Russian social media to win elections. Only chor can understand chor's language.

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  • Dinesh Kumar, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Tumara yeh jalan, tad tadpadana hame accha laga, thanda pani peelo thanda

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Even a Tea boy has his day! The one who was denied US Visa is invited to the US to campaign for the President!
    We can understand the heat & pain of the scalding burns to certain anti-nationals!!

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    That is because you guys have no brain to think why he was denied the US visa. If a member of some other party, you guys would have hooted 'murderer, murderer'

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  • gm, Mlur

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    What is the cost of entry ticket of the show?

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  • netizen, Mangaluru

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Scratching on each other's back. Last night's whole talk from both the side in "...owdy Modi" consists full of lies.

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  • ad, managluru

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    The clowning of America. The empty show of song and dance, two heads praising each other and 50000 watching without any purpose. All the noise so silly.

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  • Santa, Padubidri

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Appreciate good things. America is supporting us on Article 370. You can be enemy of Modi ,but dont be enemy of India.Hope and pray God will give good physical and mental health.

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  • Dossee, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    We are proud of our PM and his fans bhakts will always be his well wishers and think positively and do positively and everything around them will also be positive. And The Greatest Person like our PM will always think good about humanity and in friendly relationships with top nation is the benefit of the Nations. Here friendship is important not selffishness. Our PM has tought us this positive attitude. Love always wins heart. I respect you Captain of Great India. Jai Hind.

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  • Harish Hegde, Mangalore/Aramco

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    We are sure this Howdy Modi geathering is been paid by BJP, it is similarly to paid media of BJP in India. All Indian American are welcome to come and cheer on fake talks, for sure it is all preplanned.

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  • ad, mangaluru

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Trump and Modi are two sides of the same coin.

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  • Prasad, Surathkal

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    This is not acceptable. Modi should not campaign for Trump directly or indirectly. This is against our foreign policy. That meeting was only to more collabaration with PIOs and NRIs should not be used for meddling in US polictics.
    As such Trump does not understand political decency and Modi got trapped into that

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  • Dan M, Dubai / Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Very smart pm who knows who is trump!!!

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  • SmR, Karkala

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    US natural gas company Tellurian and India's largest LNG importer Petronet LNG Ltd (PLL) have signed an MoU under which the latter and its affiliates will import up to 5 million tonnes of LNG from America.

    On June 26, 2005, then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi announced that GSPC had discovered India's largest gas reserves in the KG basin. He claimed that the gas reserves were 20 trillion cubic feet worth 2,20,000 crores at that time. This was more than the total gas produced in all of India at that time. He announced that GSPC would spend 1,500 crores and begin commercial production of this gas in 2007.

    Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Ltd (GSPC) is a public sector undertaking in the state of Gujarat, incorporated in 1979. GSPC has been engaged in activities in the oil and gas industry. GSPC was awarded a block in the Krishna Godavari river basin for drilling in 2002. It subsequently entered into a production sharing contract with the then Central government in February 2003.

    What is even worse is this - as of 2016, GSPC has not started commercial production of gas from its KG Basin block. Astonishingly, it has borrowed 19,716 crores until March 31, 2015, from more than 15 public sector and private sector banks together. Its profits have dropped to a mere 23 crores in 2015. The company has written off nearly 3,000 crores as exploration costs. The company had interest dues of 1,800 crores in 2015 alone to the banks. To put this in context, Kingfisher Airlines is alleged to owe the banks 9,000 crores. GSPC's loans are more than twice that of Kingfisher. Similar to Kingfisher Airlines, GSPC's grand plans have also gone kaput. When Kingfisher and its promoter are rightfully vilified, why are GSPC and its protagonists not questioned?

    1. Where did the nearly 20,000 crores of deposits of Indians in banks borrowed by GSPC vanish?
    2. If India has made largest discovery of gas who has stolen our natural resources?
    3. Will BJP and Modi answer to the nation?
    JH

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  • gm, Mlur

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    When there are blind bhakths no need to answer any questions.

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  • Arthur, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    This is more of an election rally for Trump to garner Indian votes. Modi travelled all the way to US to attend Trump rally! Lol

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  • Saira, mangaluru

    Sun, Sep 22 2019

    Standing ovation to Karnataka BJP President for " Pumpwell Flyover" the historic monument of Mangaluru..

    Tak Tak...

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  • Tea Boy, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 22 2019

    Modi is in US to do election campaign for Trump.

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  • Ganesh, MANGALORE

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    You should have also gone there, you could have sold tea in the stadium!

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  • Janet Crasto, Dubai

    Sun, Sep 22 2019

    Please come back and clean up our economy which is in a very bad shape. Your speeches (which will be forgotten tomorrow)and tours wont fill the stomachs of the poor people in India. We need jobs which are relevant for the youth. Just working for few industrialists wont help.

    What fun you made on Mr. Manmohan Singh, on the amount he spent on his visits to other countries. Now what are you doing? Have you forgotten your own speech.

    Going abroad or meeting Trump, wont solve India's problem. Look into the internal matters of the farmers, education, unemployment........

    Now coming back, will be busy in elections.....

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  • Rion, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 22 2019

    1.4 lakh crores?? Who gave him permission to spend this much money there!!???

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 22 2019

    CBI inquiry will be done after 10 years

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    why u r saying after 10 year????
    Any specific reason????

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 22 2019

    ದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ರಿಸ್ತರನ್ನು ಕೊಂದು ಅವರ ರಕ್ತ ಕುಡಿದು ಹಿಂದುತ್ವ ಹಿಂದುತ್ವ ಹೇಳುವ ಮೋದಿ
    ಕ್ರಿಸ್ತರ ದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾಕೆ ಭಿಕ್ಷೆ ಬೇಡಲು ಹೋದದ್ದೇ ?
    ದೇಶದ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿ ಹೇಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ತಿಳಿಯುವ ಬದಲು ದೇಶ ಸುತ್ತುತ್ತಾರೆ,
    ಅಮೆರಿಕಾದ್ದಲ್ಲಿ ಕುಳಿತವರು ಎಂದೂ ಭಾರತ ದೇಶಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂದು ನೆಲೆಸುವುದಿಲ್ಲ ಅಲ್ಲಿಯವರಿಗೆ ಮೋದಿ ಒಂದು ವಿದುಷಾಕೆ ಅಷ್ಟೇ .ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಕರೆದು ಸಂತೋಷ ಪಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಹೌದ ಮೋದಿ ?

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady

    Sun, Sep 22 2019

    We have not yet forgotten the atrocities of British on us....

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  • Suman, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Ninange ninna nijavada hesaru helalu hedarike yake?

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    ನಾನು ಫೇಕು ಅಲ್ಲ ಹೆಸರು, ಇತಿಹಾಸ , ಶಾಲೆ, ಶಾಲಾ, ಕಾಲೇಜಿನ ಮಾರ್ಕ್ ಕಾರ್ಡ್, ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಲು,
    ಸುಮನ್ ಮಂಗಳೂರು

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  • Hussain, Kaup

    Sun, Sep 22 2019

    Omg
    Watching live
    and first time in america crowd is in this kind...

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  • Arthur, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    WrestleMania draws a bigger crowd than this

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  • Manohar, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 22 2019

    Its a matter of some concern. Are these people make fun of my PM?

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  • Max and Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore, Houston/Dallas, Texas, U.S.A

    Sun, Sep 22 2019

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's well planned visit to Houston, Texas was further beautified by the honorable presence of President Donald Trump who travelled all the way from Washington DC on
    Airforce One to meet his close friend from India. It was a highly organized event in Houston, Texas that made more than quarter of a million Indian Texans happy and proud.

    Majority of the Indians residing in Texas are truly blessed intellectually and socially in every step of the way in their closely dedicated commitments, and the imminent visit of Indian Prime Minister to Texas will further strengthen the ties between the two nations.

    This was a well planned and well timed visit of Mr. Narendra Modi.

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  • Tea Boy, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 22 2019

    No event is big enough to hide Kashmiris pain in captivity.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Sun, Sep 22 2019

    Oh boy !!! Whose pain ?? Pakistanis or ISIS ?? These destructive, medieval, barbaric, evil forces.... whose goal is to destroy our nation, civilization, by a thousand cuts !!!!! Dreams of converting India into an Islamic nation !!! PM Modiji, has destroyed these Jihadists traitors, by repealing Article 370, and declaring Ladakh and Kashmir into a Union territory of India......

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  • Shaam, Mlore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Very well said. I strongly agree

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  • Don, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Are you talking of the pain and suffering of the Kashmiri Pandits, who have been languishing in refugee camps for the last 30 years? Then I agree.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Atlanta

    Sun, Sep 22 2019

    What's the Indian word for 'Howdy' ...

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  • Allan Dcosta, Kinnigoli / Abu Dhabi

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    ROWDY...

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  • Stany Lobo, Kulshekar

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    You can check with our @Atlanta friends!

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  • Tilak, tilak.shetty@gmail.com

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    I hope you have enjoyed the event in u.s

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  • NN, NN

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    The meaning of Howdy is how are you doing. Indian version of Howdy is how are you, how are you, come on come on, sit down sit down.

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  • ad, mangaluru

    Sun, Sep 22 2019

    Having fun when Kashmiris is jail and house arrests and human rights violation.

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    The worst human rights violations in Kashmir had happened in 1990, yet no event or celebration was cancelled.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sun, Sep 22 2019

    Those who are settled in US will not come never come back......This show without knowing the ground reality of India is just a show and not realistic. If we see Mr. Modi's performance in India is a disaster so far, and those guys sitting in US are celebrating for what.....!!!!! God only knows

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  • CA Abdulla, Mangalore/California

    Sun, Sep 22 2019

    Because he is their God! His performance as a prime minister is a disaster. When are they going to realize ? He is winning just with the Hindutva card. There is a lawsuit pending in Texas federal court against him on Kashmir issues.

    https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/India-Prime-Minister-Modi-faces-Houston-federal-14453957.php?utm_campaign=CMS.

    I dont expect any outcome though.

    Andha Bhakts

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady

    Sun, Sep 22 2019

    Does PIA have any direct flight from California....

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  • Anant Kumar, Karwar

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    No..... but I will arrange one for you directly from Hejmady....... LOL

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  • Karthik, Konaje/Navi Mumbai

    Sun, Sep 22 2019

    His commitment is to maintain $ vs ₹ always above 70 and thereby keep NRIs happy. That's why so much celebration and jubilation in Houston.

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 22 2019

    Five years of socializing and merriment is more than enough - please bring business, Indian youth are jobless in more numbers than it was before 2014

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