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Indian Ambassador to the U.S., Arun Singh, meets with Democratic lawmakers at Democratic National Convention to emphasise bilateral ties

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  • Arun K. Singh, met up with the top Democratic lawmakers on July 26 to establish the importance of bilateral ties with India
  • Singh also met with Senator Patrick Leahy, who is also the Ranking Member of Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Appropriation Committee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs
  • Singh addressed the event and emphasised the importance of the role the Indian-American community plays in strengthening the ties between the two countries

India’s Ambassador to the US Arun K. Singh, met the top Democratic lawmakers on July 26, to establish the importance of bilateral ties with India. The reception called “Chai and Chaat”, took place during the Republic National Convention, Philadelphia, and included lawmakers of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

The reception was organized for Singh by top Indian-American community leaders who were attending the RNC. With the elections approaching fast, the timing of the meeting may also shed light on the importance the U.S. Democrats, its lawmakers, and Clinton’s campaign was placed on strengthening the relationship with India, reported PTI.

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Singh addressed the event and emphasised the importance of the role the Indian-American community plays to reinforce the ties between the two countries. He also addressed a second event, “South Asians for Hillary”, and made similar remarks. The Ambassador also attended a diplomatic reception by the American Jewish Committee and addressed it briefly.

Singh met with important figures such as the Democratic Leader, Nancy Pelosi. He also met with Senator Patrick Leahy, who is also the Ranking Member of Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Appropriation Committee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs.

PTI reported that the Clinton administration also highlighted the importance it would place on India-U.S. ties when the chair of Clinton’s campaign and former counsellor to current POTUS Obama, John Podesta, met with the Indian Ambassador.

Arun Singh at "Chai and Chaat" reception with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Image source: Indian Embassy
Arun Singh at “Chai and Chaat” reception with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Image source: Indian Embassy

Singh also interacted with high-ranking Democratic lawmakers Frank Pallone, Nita Lowey and Joe Crowley, who is also the vice-chair of the Democratic Caucus and has previously co-chaired the House India Caucus.

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Ami Bera, the only Indian-American lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives, is also reported to have had a meeting with Singh. The reception was also attended by Senator Corry Booker, Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guards, mentioned PTI.

The Ambassador also met Vermont State Representative Kesha Ram, who is running for state lieutenant governor. 

Other attendees included notable politically inclined Indian-Americans Priya Dayananda, Shekhar Narasimhan, Anurag Verma, Sunil Puri, Mahinder Tak, Mini Timmaraju and Deepak Raj.

– prepared by Varsha Gupta of NewsGram. Twitter: @VarshaGupta94

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Nokia Launches Two Smartphones with Notched Display in India

The device features a 5.9-inch IPS LCD display with an aspect ratio of 19:9

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Two Nokia smartphones with notched display now in India. Flickr

HMD Global, that sells Nokia smartphones, on Tuesday launched Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus smartphones with smart Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities in India.

Nokia 6.1 Plus costs Rs 15,999 while the price of Nokia 5.1 Plus will be announced in September.

Both Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus are online exclusive and will be available on Flipkart and the company’s own platform Nokia.com/Phones.

“Since the beginning of our journey, we’ve focused on delivering an experience that you would expect from a Nokia phone — design and craftsmanship that stands out, technology that helps you get more out of your day, and our focus on pure, secure, up-to-date Android,” Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, told reporters here.

“Today, we are building further on our promise by offering two new smartphones Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus and offering the latest innovations such as an all-screen design with the quality you can only expect from a Nokia smartphone,” he added.

Nokia 6.1 Plus is the first smartphone under the Nokia brand to come with a display notch.

Powered by the latest chipsets and joining the Android One family, both phones deliver a great performance, as well as smart AI imaging features, you would expect from a premium smartphone, the company claimed.

Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage and MicroSD support.

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The device comes with Android Oreo 8.1 OS. (IANS)

The phone is powered by a 3,060 mAh battery which supports Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

Its primary camera has a 16MP and a secondary 5MP sensor.

It is an Android One smartphone, which means it will the latest Android version and regular security updates.

The device comes with Android Oreo 8.1 OS.

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Nokia 5.1 Plus comes with a glass body, dual-lens camera, and a notched display as well.

The device features a 5.9-inch IPS LCD display with an aspect ratio of 19:9.

It is powered by a Mediatek Helio P60 chip and comes equipped with either 3GB or 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. The device is powered by a 3,060mAh battery.

Its dual-lens camera set-up on the back includes a 13MP + 5MP lens. (IANS)