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Potential Conflicts of Interest facing Donald Trump, the Businessman President

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Trump Tower Mumbai is one of five Trump Organization projects in India, a country where connections between developers and officials are common.

Trump Tower Mumbai is one of five Trump Organization projects in India, a country where connections between developers and officials are common.

NEW YORK (Diya TV) — President-elect Donald Trump has business interests in at least 20 countries, in addition to the multitude of real estate and hotel holdings he has in the United States, according to a recent analysis of his financial disclosure report.

The globe is dotted with potential conflicts of interest for the billionaire real estate mogul, most of his business focuses on the developing world, including outposts in nations like India, Indonesia and Uruguay, according to a New York Times analysis of his presidential campaign financial disclosures.

However, the true reach of his financial portfolio remains unknown, since he has refused to release his tax returns and has not made public a list of his lenders.

In an interview with the Times last week, Trump bragged about the global reach of his business, and the abilities of his family members to keep it running smoothly while he’s in office.“I’ve built a very great company and it’s a big company and it’s all over the world,” Trump said, adding later: “I don’t care about my company. It doesn’t matter. My kids run it.”

In a written statement, his spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, said Trump and his family were committed to addressing any issues related to his financial holdings. “Vetting of various structures and immediate transfer of the business remains a top priority for both President-elect Trump, his adult children and his executives,” she said.

However, the review conducted revealed the exact opposite.

In Brazil, for example, the beachfront Trump Hotel Rio de Janeiro — one of Trump’s many branding deals, in which he does not have an equity stake — is part of a broad investigation by a federal prosecutor who is examining whether illicit commissions and bribes resulted in apparent favoritism by two pension funds that invested in the project.

Several of Trump’s real estate ventures in India — the same nation that he has the most projects happening in outside of North America — are being constructed by companies with family ties to India’s most important political party. This makes it more likely that Indian government officials will do special favors benefiting Trump’s projects, including pressuring state-owned banks to extend favorable loans.

Builders must obtain as many as 60 permissions and building permits from government officials, including bureaucrats “whose main goal in life is to attract rent,” said Saurabh Mukherjea, the chief executive of institutional equities at Ambit Capital, a leading investment bank in India.

One of Mr. Trump’s projects, Trump Towers Pune, is in fact under investigation by local authorities after another builder alleged that one of its permits was fraudulent.

Information from the New York Times contributed to this report.

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Harvard to host 17th annual India Conference this February

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Diya TV) — For the 17th year in a row, the graduate students at Harvard University will host an India Conference. It will take place during the weekend of February 15-16, 2020. Two days of exciting discussions through panels, mixers and networking will fill the halls of the Harvard Business School and Kennedy School of Government.

The theme for this year’s conference is Foresight 20/20 – a look at what to expect from India in 2020 and beyond. As one of the largest student led conferences in the USA, the Harvard India conference attracts the biggest headliners from every field – from politics, business, entertainment & the arts. And this year is no different.

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India Conference at Harvard

With more than 100 speakers and 1000 attendees, the conference promises to have something for everyone. This year’s biggest draw from the entertainment genre is veteran Bollywood actor and self proclaimed ambassador to India, Anupam Kher. Kher has a long standing list of accolades within the film industry. In addition to his acting roles, he has been a producer, director and teacher at his own acting school. Most recently he played the role of Dr. Vijay Kapur on NBC’s primetime drama ‘New Amsterdam‘.

Some other notable speakers this year include founder of the India Today Group, Aroon Purie, Indian Olympic athelete Dutee Chand, comedian and actor, Vir Das, partner at Softbanks’ Vision Fund Lydia Jett & politician and India’s ruling party (BJP)’s sherpa to the G20, Suresh Prabhu.

The harsh winter in Harvard doesn’t seem slow down or dull these brilliant minds in any way. The India Conference at Harvard continues to retain its standing as the conference of choice for deliberating issues ranging from technology, media, politics and eduction to creating solutions for India’s path towards global leadership. The event features brainstorming sessions and sincere discussions on the very real and large scale problems that are uniquely Indian.

Diya TV is a media sponsor to the event and will be on-site covering conference. To receive a 20% discount use code RDAY20 here and to know more about the conference or speakers, head to the IndiaConference.com

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Indian Ambassador, Shringla speaks to U.S. Congress about Kashmir

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV)  — Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Harsh Shringla met with members of Congress at a private roundtable briefing, hosted by Southern California Congressman Brad Sherman. Sherman, who has been a supporter of India, took to Twitter recently to share his concerns about Kashmir and said serious questions about Kashmir were asked at the briefing.

President Trump is being urged to fix the H1-B visa process and do away with country-specific limits, with the latest effort for reform being spearheaded by 60 U.S. business school deans and CEO’s.

In an earthquake, seconds matter. So on the anniversary of the deadly 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake that rocked Northern California, state officials announced the launch of America’s first statewide earthquake early warning system.

Tabla Maestro Zakir Hussain will be coming to Boston next month to perform at the Berklee India Exchange, where he will also be conferred with an honorary doctorate by the esteemed music school. A Zakir Hussain Scholarship at Berklee is also being established.

And we have incredible video of three kids from India rescuing their dog from a snake that’s equal parts courageous and nuts.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Federal Court rules Trump must turn over tax returns | Diya TV News

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NEW YORK (Diya TV) — A federal judge ruled President Trump must turn over eight years of his personal and corporate tax returns to Manhattan prosecutors, striking down the President’s argument that a sitting president cannot be criminally investigated. The ruling was quickly appealed and this case could end up in the Supreme Court to answer the constitutional question of whether presidents can be charged with a crime.

Meanwhile, the President celebrated a victory by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, as a federal appellate court upheld most of the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality. It also ruled the FCC cannot preempt state net neutrality laws, meaning the rules of the road in states like California remain in place.

The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee announced their Asia-Pacific and Non-Proliferation Subcommittee will be holding a hearing asking State Department officials and human rights activists to chime in on Human Rights in Kashmir, the Tamils of Sri Lanka, Muslims in Assam and the human rights situation in Pakistan, which includes the Sindh Province. best college college essay samples https://jewishstudies.washington.edu/anytype/cheap-scholarship-essay-writer-site-for-phd/52/ https://campingunlimited.org/dissertation/argumentative-essay-ideas-evidence/26/ go https://ramapoforchildren.org/youth/professional-term-paper-writer-site-for-university/47/ crestor prescription discount card go https://tffa.org/businessplan/space-exploration-advantages-disadvantages-essay/70/ go site essay on quotes about life farmacia online italia cialis dose https://approachusa.org/reflective/best-present-ever-essay-writer/25/ amnesty usa death penalty deterrence essay source link https://smartfin.org/science/cialistpassword-index/12/ levitra seven lakes comprar viagra precisa de receita medica causes of corruption in india essay 400 words toefl report versus essay viagra and ischemic heart disease https://thejeffreyfoundation.org/newsletter/letra-de-paperback-writer/17/ https://footcaregroup.org/perpill/cialis-super-active-wikipedia-deutsch/35/ effexor xr adderall drug interactions trezadone bystolic things fall apart religion essay https://eagfwc.org/men/cheap-viagra-adelaide/100/ dissertation examples history of art get link hoe lang van te voren moet je viagra innemen https://cpchawaii.edu/lptf/papers.php?rewriter=creative-writing-through-pictures lasix hearing loss side effect

Lockheed Martin announced they will build F-16 wings exclusively in India, helping in integrating Indian industry into the $165 billion fighter aircraft market.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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