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that are working directly on the advisory cell that we have here. (Source: REUTERS/Anees Mahyoub) Top News The US military has slashed the number of intelligence advisers directly supporting the Saudi-led coalition’s air war in Yemen, Our advice to them is to let the students themselves decide how much is enough and stop pressuring them about doing more as it hampers their preparation. Top News Delhi Police has made elaborate arrangements to prevent any incident of hooliganism during Holi celebrations in the national capital on Monday.

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Steelers will reply with Mohit Chhillar and Surender Nada’s pair.C. told The New York Times It is a “powerful political and economic instrument” VTB is also known as a player in Russia’s political system VTB’s chairman Andrei Kostin is a Putin ally “On the one hand it’s a bank on the other it’s an instrument of the Kremlin” Sergey Aleksashenko a Russian banking expert with the Brookings Institution who served on VTB’s board of directors in the 1990s told ICIJ “Whatever the Kremlin wants VTB is ready to do” In response to questions from ICIJ and its partners VTB confirmed that it had invested in Twitter through Milner’s firm DST Global VTB said it had “sold its stake in the company with a profit making it a successful transaction for us” VTB called itself a “solely commercial bank” asserting that “we have never had any politically motivated deals” Milner emphasized that VTB is traded on the London Stock exchange and has previously had public investment partnerships in Silicon Valley In an emailed statement a spokesperson for Gazprom Investholding confirmedthat it had provided loans to an offshore company named Kanton Services which records reviewed by ICIJ show was a shareholder in investment vehicles used by DST Global in the Twitter and Facebook deals The spokesperson said that no “Russian officials were involved in these loans” RESPONSE TK FROM KREMLIN Rising Star or years Milner has been known as a businessman with a knack for connecting big investors with a wide range of promising tech companies — and he has earned billions for investors who have joined his deals trusting him to make smart bets with their money Milner 55 was born in Moscow and studied business at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in the 1990s eventually returning home to launch a series of investments that would vault him to the top of Russia’s entrepreneurial elite In 2001 he seized on the dot-com bust to become CEO of the struggling internet firm Mailru Under Milner’s leadership the company grew into Russia’s primary email provider and the country’s most prominent tech firm In 2005 Milner formed tech firm Digital Sky Technologies Three years later he partnered with Usmanov one of Russia’s richest men Usmanov became a major shareholder in DST Global the investment fund Milner established in 2009 Soon Milner set his sights on bigger deals in America Facebook Investments While assessing the Facebook investment in early 2009 Milner befriended Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg His investment in Zuckerberg’s firm later that year launched him to fame in a Silicon Valley still reeling from the financial crisis Milner has said that his strategy of refusing to accept board seats or voting rights at companies in which DST Global invests allows him to put money into competitors without creating conflicts of interest When it came to investing in Facebook Milner told Forbes this strategy “sent a strong message that we are not seeking any influence over Facebook’s operations” Between 2009 and 2011 Milner managed a series of investments in Facebook using both his tech firm Mailru and his investment fund DST Global to buy a growing chunk of the social networking platform Usmanov’s investments in Milner’s ventures made him a key partner in these deals DST Global and Mailru’s stake in Facebook reportedly grew to roughly $7 billion making Milner’s firms Facebook’s second largest group of outside shareholders During Facebook’s record-breaking initial public offering on May 18 2012 the dazzling returns investors made off the social network made headlines Four days after the IPO a DST Global subsidiary sold more than 27 million Facebook shares yielding roughly $1 billion according to SEC filings In an interview Milner confirmed that Kanton Services was an investor in one of the DST Global vehicles that bought shares in Facebook Milner said that his firm subjected Kanton to rigorous screening before taking it on as a partner Even if Kanton received Russian government money Milner said it wouldn’t be possible to know whether that money found its way into Facebook because Kanton could have used other sources of funding for the investment In response to a question from ICIJ and its partners about Kanton Services’ ties to the Facebook deal Gazprom Investholding stated that its loans to Kanton “were provided for general corporate purposes” “Kanton was being backed by Gazprom” said David Zweighaft a New York-based forensic accountant who has worked for the accounting firm Deloitte and as a contractor for the US Department of Justice[24] Zweighaft reviewed key documents at ICIJ’s request A spokesperson for Facebook emphasized that DST Global had no control over the company “It is worth noting that as a passive investor DST themselves had no voting rights or board seat” Facebook said in a statement “The investment was made eight years ago and DST Global has since sold all their holdings in Facebook — their stake ended five years ago when we went public” Kanton Services is a company with several links to Usmanov The leaked records reviewed by ICIJ indicate that all of Kanton’s shares were owned was recently as 2009 by an investment manager named Leon Semenenko who is known as an Usmanov business associate Rollo Head a spokesperson for Usmanov said Usmanov “has been a highly successful investor in Russian and international assets utilizing a combination of his own and borrowed funds” Head said none of Usmanov’s investments in Facebook and JDcom used money borrowed from state institutions As a passive investor in Milner’s deals the spokesman said Usmanov had no control over DST funds or their underlying investments Twitter Deal In addition to its presence in Milner’s Facebook deal Kanton Services also played a role in his investment in Twitter In July 2011 VTB invested at least $191 million in exchange for the vast majority of shares in DST Investments 3 an investment vehicle based in the Isle of Man according to public records in the Isle of Man’s corporate registry That same month Milner used DST Investments 3 to finance nearly half of DST Global’s stake in Twitter Kanton Services was also a shareholder in DST Investments 3 but appears to have contributed little money to the deal Yet records show that several months after Twitter’s IPO in late 2013 VTB transferred the bulk of its shares in DST Investments 3 to Kanton Services A spokesperson for DST Global declined to provide specific information about arrangements Kanton Services may have had with VTB In a statement a spokesperson for Twitter said DST Global is “a well known entity in Silicon Valley” and that the social media firm had reviewed all of its investors Kushner Start-Up Milner’s investments in American firms haven’t been limited to big Silicon Valley ventures In 2015 Milner was one of several high-profile investors in Cadre a New York-based real estate technology firm co-founded by Jared Kushner Donald Trump’s son-in-law and an adviser to the president The company was founded in 2011 by Kushner and his brother Joshua along with another entrepreneur Milner said he invested $850000 of his own money None of the funds came from DST Global he said With major rounds of funding from outside investors Kushner’s business grew in value to a reported $800 million Kushner responded TK Milner said he met Jared Kushner once at a conference and has made no additional investments in Cadre He said his stake in the presidential son-in-law’s company is “no different” from other investments he has made — it’s about business not political connections When he was young he said his father warned him: “Please don’t get involved in politics” “And as I spent most of my life in the Soviet Union” Milner said “it was my principle back then and still now” Click here for full coverage on Paradise Papers For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Beijing | Published: September 30 2017 11:45 pm US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Top News US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged on Saturday that the United State is maintaining direct channels of communications with North Korea even as tensions rise over the North’s nuclear and missile programs and the countries’ leaders spar through bellicose name-calling Tillerson said the US was probing North Korea’s willingness to talk and called for a calming of the situation on the Korean Peninsula adding it was incumbent on the North to halt the missile launches “We have lines of communication to Pyongyang We’re not in a dark situation a blackout” Tillerson told reporters during a visit to China “We have a couple … three channels open to Pyongyang We can talk to them we do talk to them” No elaboration about those channels or the substance of any discussions came from Tillerson who met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and other top officials in Beijing Since President Donald Trump took office in January the US has restored a diplomatic back-channel between the State Department and North Korea’s mission at the United Nations That’s traditionally been a way for the two sides to communicate because they lack formal diplomatic ties The main aim of the initial contacts was to seek the freedom of several American citizens imprisoned in North Korea although US officials have told The Associated Press that there were broader discussions about US-North Korean relations Those contacts however have failed to reduce the deep mistrust between the adversaries and it’s unclear to what extent they have endured the current spike in tensions North Korea has in recent months tested long-range missiles that potentially could reach the US and on September 3 conducted its largest nuclear test explosion to date The standoff has entered a new more dangerous phase since then as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Trump have exchanged personal insults and threats of war “I think the most immediate action that we need is to calm things down” Tillerson said “They’re a little overheated right now And I think we need to calm them down first” He did not directly address the impact of Trump’s own rhetoric “Obviously it would help if North Korea would stop firing off missiles That would calm things down a lot” Tillerson said Trump gave a combative speech recently at the UN General Assembly in which he mocked Kim as “Rocket Man” on a “suicide mission” Trump said that if “forced to defend itself or its allies we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea” Kim responded by saying he would “tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire” Tillerson’s stop in the Chinese capital was helping lay the groundwork for a November state visit by Trump part of a five-nation swing through Asia Trump has pressed for sterner measures against the North by China the North’s chief trading partner and source of aid and diplomatic support Beijing adamantly opposes steps that could bring down Kim’s government but appears increasingly willing to tighten the screws China has agreed to tough new UN penalties that would substantially cut foreign revenue for the isolated North On Thursday Beijing ordered North Korean-owned businesses and ventures with Chinese partners to close by early January days after it said it would cut off gas and limit shipments of refined petroleum products effective January 1 China made no mention of crude oil which makes up the bulk of Chinese energy supplies to North Korea and is not covered by UN sanctions China has banned imports of North Korean coal iron and lead ore and seafood since early September Still Washington hopes China will exert even greater pressure China argues that sanctions alone cannot solve the impasse and has urged Washington to cool its rhetoric and open a dialogue with North Korea But the North is coming closer to having a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike America and says it will only discuss the weapons programs if the US abandons its “hostile policy” toward the North Tillerson affirmed that the US would not recognize North Korea as a nuclear power while saying the Trump administration had no intention of trying to oust Kim This was Tillerson’s second visit to China as America’s top diplomat China is the world’s No 2 economy and chief US rival for influence in Asia and increasingly the world In addition to North Korea the US and China have other security concerns to address They are at odds over Beijing’s military buildup and assertive claims to disputed islands in the South China Sea Trump is also looking to reduce China’s massive trade surplus with the US $347 billion last year and what American companies say are unfair barriers to investment including pressure to hand over their technology In opening remarks at his meeting with Xi Tillerson said relations between the sides continue to “grow and mature on the strength of the relationship between yourself and President Trump” He added: “We look forward to advancing that relationship at the upcoming summit” Trump and Xi met in April at Trump’s estate in Florida Trump’s planned visit next month will come weeks after Xi is expected to receive a new five-year term as leader of the ruling Communist Party The presidents’ upcoming meeting promises to be grander and more choreographed than the informal talks in Florida that were most memorable for Trump’s ordering a missile strike on Syria and then informing Xi about it afterward as they ate chocolate cake For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: February 26 2012 12:57 am Related News The 40th Rose Festival which was kickstarted yesterday at the Zakir Hussain Rose Garden continued with the same enthusiasm on its second day on Sunday Hundreds of tourists and residents of the tricity thronged the Rose Garden to participate in the annual extravaganza The highlight of the days events was the Rose Prince and Rose Princess competition in which more than 800 entries were registered in the age group of 1-3 years in the three categories Ojas Singh was declared the Rose Prince while Navya was declared the Rose Princess in the one to one and a half years category Vardhkay was declared the Rose Prince and Gurjot Kaurthe Rose Princess in the one and a half to two years category In the 2 to 3 years category Suvrat Sabharwal and Nitya were declared the Rose Prince and Rose Princess respectively Other attractions of the day included the kite-flying competition and the photography competition which also attracted huge participation from the across the tricity The main attraction in the kite-flying contest was the longest kite flown by Ujal Shah from Ahmedabad More than 200 kite flyers from the tricity participated in the contest In the photography competitionmore than 50 entries were registeredwhich included photographs of various gardensroundaboutstrees and other places of the tricity Sachin Sharma bagged the first prize in the professional category while Nipun Tantia won the first prize in the amateur category The flower arrangement section as well as the fruit and vegetable carving section also drew many visitors One major attraction for the evening was the Punjabi musical night where popular Punjabi singer Amarinder Singh performed with Rana Ranbirthe comedianat Leisure Valley Sector 10 For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Beijing | Updated: January 24 2017 7:42 am President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington Friday Jan 20 2017 (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Top News People across Asia are poised for a potentially dramatic change in relations with Washington under President Donald Trump after decades with the United States as a major military and economic presence The clues Trump has given about his foreign policy are a break with former President Barack Obama’s “pivot to Asia” which re-emphasized American engagement in the region In one of his first actions in office Trump withdrew the United States from the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership a trade agreement being negotiated by Washington and 11 Pacific Rim countries He has talked about requiring allies Japan and South Korea to pay more for US troops stationed on their soil Watch What Else Is Making News Trump has threatened to raise tariffs on Chinese goods to 45 percent and upended four decades of diplomatic protocol by taking a phone call from President Tsai Ing-wen of self-governing Taiwan which Beijing claims as its own territory “From this moment on it’s going to be America first” Trump said at his inauguration Friday Here’s how people across the Asia-Pacific region think his presidency could affect their lives: INDIA Amol Sharma owner of a pet services startup said Trump’s presidency “might be a boon for India” “It doesn’t seem like Trump’s going to have a great relationship with China And if he is going to fall out with China he would need a backup from a developing emerging power and I think India seems to be his best bet” said Sharma 36 from Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan JAPAN Nurse Hitoshi Shiraishi worries about what Trump’s “America first” policy will mean for cooperation and agreements with Japan and other countries With Trump against the TPP “the relations and other things that were built over time with (President Barack) Obama have all at once reversed course” he said in Tokyo Add long-simmering opposition to the stationing of US troops on the Japanese island of Okinawa and “I’m worried things could get worse” said Shiraishi 30 “It feels like what has been built over time until now could come crumbling down so I’m afraid” SOUTH KOREA “Trump wants to keep China in check and that would escalate conflict which can also affect our country” said student Kim Eun-sol 19 A demand for South Korea to pay more for US forces in the country or pressure to renegotiate a free-trade agreement “would cause a crack in the South Korea-US alliance” said Kim who is from the southern city of Jinju “Trump also has mentioned using the military to deal with North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons” which would add to tension on the Korean Peninsula she said CHINA “Once he won the election he tried to use Taiwan to suppress China That was really despicable” said Ma Rui a retired teacher in Beijing “The key is how China will treat him He is a double-dealer and he tries to boost the economy” by using “Taiwan as a tool to bargain with China” said Ma 82 “I don’t think he will succeed in this regard and China has its own ways to deal with him” Ma doesn’t foresee any big changes in Sino-US relations “China will be able to handle him The relationship won’t go bad because that is not good for the US, They also show that a subsidiary of the Kremlin-controlled energy giant Gazprom heavily funded an offshore company that partnered with DST Global in a large investment in Facebook.

more than invoking party leader Arvind Kejriwal, The touring side piled up 566 for eight declared before dismissing England for 312 and Australian openers David Warner and Chris Rogers added 108 runs on Saturday to leave the hosts 362 runs behind with two days to play at Lord’s.” an officer said. The main objective was to play for an Elite team to give push to my comeback. his dedication is higher than most. 6-4 in the first round.

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