Outside of North America, US President Donald Trump’s real estate firm has the maximum investment in India.
The world now knows that Donald Trump is the president of USA, but very few know that he’s a real estate tycoon and is behind some of the most hi-profile building structures in the world.
Donald trump has always been an admirer of India, and had long back spotted the potential in the Indian real estate sector.
His company is involved in several luxury residential and office projects in India (in partnership with local partners) in several cities in India, including Gurgaon, Mumbai, Pune and Kolkata.
Among his ongoing projects include a 75 storey luxury residential project called ‘Trump Towers’ (in partnership with Lodha Group) in Lower Parel in Mumbai, a luxury residential project and an office project with M3M India and IREO, respectively, in Gurgaon, a luxury housing project with Panchshil Realty in Pune (completed) and a yet to be launched project in Kolkata.
The Indian partners will pay Trump an undisclosed sum in royalty (depending on the sales figure) for licensed use of Trump’s brand name in the projects.
The projects had already garnered interest among Indian investors because of Trump’s brand name, and now with Trump being the US president, investors are going to show more interest in his projects.
Putin says BuzzFeed news on Trump is fake, asks why would he need prostitutes in Moscow?
Russian president Vladimir Putin says a sensational dossier on Trump, published by BuzzFeed recently, which included allegations that Russia had compromising information on Donald Trump is an “obvious fake” and “nonsense”.
— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) January 11, 2017
A livid Putin further added that those behind such sensational claims are “worse than prostitutes”.
“Trump has been with the most beautiful women in the world, so why would he need prostitutes in Moscow? Trump organized beauty contests. I find it hard to believe that he rushed to some hotel to meet girls of loose morals, although ours are undoubtedly the best in the world,” Putin.
Showing his sense of humour, Putin said that Russian spies “don’t chase every American billionaire.” Putin also emphasized that he doesn’t know Trump personally.
Donald Trump Wins on a day when US was counting votes (and India was counting notes)
While people in US were counting their votes (US presidential elections), those in India were counting their notes (after the Indian government banned 500 and 1000 Rs notes). While India took the step towards fighting black money, America rewarded ‘tax evasion’ as they voted Donald Trump to power.
And going by the reaction worldwide, including India, to Donald Trump’s victory, the message is “America, you’re FIRED”!
Here are some tweets from our celebrities…Surprisingly, Priyanka Chopra, who spends a lot of time in the US nowadays, hasn’t tweeted anything about the victory yet (perhaps, she’s not sure if its a good thing or a bad thing).
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) November 9, 2016
— Shirish Kunder (@ShirishKunder) November 9, 2016
What is most surprising is the entire government system is red now! Trump won’t have many hurdles to pass to do anything he wants! 😬😳😐😧😩
— Sunny Leone (@SunnyLeone) November 9, 2016
A leader like Trump connects with our meanness He tells us don’t feel guilty there are many as vicious as you are . We love him for it .
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) November 9, 2016
Hindu Republicans invite Bollywood stars, request Indian-Americans to vote for Donald Trump
This is another example where the decision of some of the Bollywood stars to perform in the United States could back-fire on them, probably because they’re just looking at the ‘moolah’ and not the ‘politics’ involved.
A group of Hindu Republicans (right wing Hindus) were campaigning for Donald Trump and wanted the Indian-American community to help Donald trump get into the White House.
Bollywood celebrities, including Shahid Kapoor, Prabhu Deva, and Malaika Arora Khan, were invited for a charity event (in New Jersey), where the guest of honor was Donald Trump himself.
Although the event is termed as a charity event for helping victims of terror around the world, it was a platform to reach out to Indian American supporters for Trump’s presidential bid.
Indians are the second-largest immigrant group in the US and the country’s wealthiest ethnic group, according to US Census data.
But what about Donald Trump’s hard-line stance on immigration. Shalabh Kumar says that Trump’s anti-immigration stance is on “illegal immigration that deals with drugs or terrorism,” and not the ones that come from India.