A US state department representative for religious freedoms globally has expressed concern over the Citizenship Amendment Act and the US embassy in New Delhi has urged its citizens in northeast India to “exercise caution” in view of protests and disturbances in relation to the legislation.But the US government has not endorsed a call issued last week by an autonomous body — the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) — for sanctioning Indian leadership responsible for the legislation, if it was also passed in the Rajya Sabha. It did, and has been signed into a new law.Ignoring the call for sanctions, Sam Brownback, the state department’s ambassador-at-large for religious freedom sought to chide India for the legislation reminding it of its constitutional commitments. “One of #India’s great strengths is its Constitution,” he wrote on Twitter on Friday. “As a fellow democracy, we … [Read more...] about US state dept official expresses concern over new Indian citizenship law
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Samsung on Friday made headlines saying that the company has so far sold 1 million units of its foldable smartphone, Galaxy Fold. This in fact came from Samsung Electronics’ President Young Sohn. Samsung is now saying that it has not sold 1 million Galaxy Fold units as reported by the media. Sohn was quoted as saying, “And I think that the point is, we are selling a million of these products. There is a million people that want to use this product at $2,000,” at TechCrunch’s Disrupt Berlin event. This was naturally assumed as Samsung’s claim of having sold 1 million Galaxy Fold units which is quite a feat considering the device has a $2,000 price tag. It is also double the expectations of Samsung itself who had kept the figures at 500,000 units. According to a report by Yonhap, Samsung has denied such reports saying that the company’s spokesperson may have confused the initial sales target for the Galaxy Fold which … [Read more...] about Samsung refutes claims it has sold 1 million Galaxy Fold units
Samsung Electronics’ President Young Sohn at TechCrunch’s Disrupt Berlin event revealed that the company has sold 1 million Galaxy Fold smartphones globally.“And I think that the point is, we are selling a million of these products. There is a million people that want to use this product at $2,000,” TechCrunch.com quoted Sohn as saying on Thursday. Samsung’s foldable smartphone was first announced early this year at MWC 2019, where it was among a handful of foldable devices.Additionally, Samsung is reportedly already working on its next Galaxy Fold device, and is rumoured to launch it at the MWC in Barcelona by the end of February and may cost around $1,000.This price would be interesting and make the foldable device available to all users. The current Galaxy Fold handset is priced at nearly $2,000, which is not an amount most people are willing to pay and is not accessible to a larger segment of the population. The … [Read more...] about Samsung says it has sold 1 million Galaxy Fold units
BEIJING: China plans to set a lower economic growth target of around 6% in 2020 from this year's 6-6.5%, relying on increased state infrastructure spending to ward off a sharper slowdown, policy sources said. Chinese leaders are trying to support growth to limit job losses that could affect social stability, but are facing pressure to tackle debt risks caused by pump-priming policies. The proposed target, to be unveiled at China's annual parliamentary session in early March 2020, was endorsed by top leaders at the annual closed-door Central Economic Work Conference this month, according to three sources with knowledge of the meeting's outcome. "We aim to keep next year's growth within a reasonable range, or around 6%," said a source who requested anonymity. Top leaders pledged to keep economic policies stable while making them more effective to achieve growth targets in 2020, state media said on Thursday. Next year will be crucial for the ruling Communist Party to fulfill its goal … [Read more...] about China to target around 6% growth in 2020, step up state spending: Sources
The legislation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act may have given some political edge to the BJP in West Bengal but the ruling party at the Centre is unlikely to get any electoral gains in Kerala. Unsurprisingly, this newly enacted law which grants citizenship to non-Muslim illegal immigrants is expected to be the utmost electoral issue in West Bengal, Assam and Kerala that go to the polls in 2021. The BJP may be hoping to wrest power in West Bengal and yearning for a second term in Assam, but in Kerala, the Act will face the first test during the three-tier local body polls next year.Various Muslim organisations and political outfits which are already peeved at the final verdict of the Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid land dispute at Ayodhya are now up in arms against the contentious law which, they say, deliberately discriminates against Muslims. People from Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have come to India till December 31, 2014 from Pakistan, … [Read more...] about Will BJP gain from citizenship law in State?