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Sriram Lakshman @slakster Washington, DC ... normally

US Corresp for @the_hindu | B.A Yale, M.S NYU , MPhil (Oxon) | Views, mine.Retweet≠Endorsement. wasn’t always a journalist. been other places done other things.

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Mexico flies 300 Indian migrants to New Delhi in 'unprecedented' mass deportation https://t.co/5aAq4zB7g7
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10/18
2019
In one of his last acts as chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings signed two su… https://t.co/l0oYZJCsrg
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanAn emotional House chamber as members on both sides remember Elijah Cummings. Lot of people wiping their eyes
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanAll in plain sight today: Trump awards major global summit to his own golf resort in Miami; WH chief of staff admit… https://t.co/EzcWH9y48n
Retweeted by Sriram Lakshman“In response, Turkish presidential sources told BBC Turkish: ‘President Erdogan received the letter, thoroughly rej… https://t.co/HUIE8kt79NI think the “ I will call you later” sign off line was really was what threw me off most. https://t.co/jt7Ba199C1Ambassador Shringla reaches out to U.S. lawmakers before next week’s South Asia human rights hearing. My report in… https://t.co/yw9nZvWpYe @slakster Malpass to arrive in India to speak to Indian service probationers at Kevadia (Patel statue) in Gujarat n… https://t.co/8XtwHSk6Qr
Retweeted by Sriram Lakshman#WorldBank President Malpass says he talk to indian govt about challenges in financial sector on his visit. https://t.co/pbqZrdnCMKSimple message he says : choices you make now matter. Well designed structural reforms needed to unlock growth.New approach to measure learning to be launched . Looks at proportion of 10 year olds who can read and understand a story.WB is Promoting rule of law and transparency and debt management in public finances he saysCalls for structural reforms saying monetary and fiscal space used up in many countries.#WorldBank President David Malpass addressing press conférence now: About 1 in 12 people live in extreme poverty https://t.co/6R5ygwn5Vv
10/17
2019
“All roads with you lead to Putin," Pelosi told Trump during the meeting. He then launched into a “nasty diatribe,… https://t.co/45LtyRhaoF
Retweeted by Sriram Lakshman(4) institutional investors taking on riskier positions (5) Robust foreign investor demand for EM bonds have tighte… https://t.co/XNgf00Xl42#IMF October 2019 Global Financial Stability Rpt: (1) Markets expecting rates to be lower for longer (2) vulnerabil… https://t.co/DAKcMc0B7q
10/16
2019
Why should women holding a peaceful protest in Kashmir be detained? Our democracy gives us the right to peaceful as… https://t.co/MZJjPFeHTV
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanIMF cuts global and India growth rates. Hopes India will contain its fiscal deficit and US China trade truce will b… https://t.co/6IbqXQztbT#IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath on Indian economy : “ Appropriate steps have been taken ... there is still a lot… https://t.co/zrFBunzSjmIndia projected to grow at 7.0% in 2020, important for it to keep fiscal deficit in check , IMF chief economist Gi… https://t.co/NFSPCJxu5N- 0.8% : impact of US China trade wars on global growth ( by end 2020) if October and December tariffs had been / w… https://t.co/qPGpzaKJ56#IMF downgrades 2019 global growth to 3.0% (2019), 3.4% (2020). India at 6.1%(2019) and 7.0% (2020). Trade. Broad… https://t.co/ogp54Roxon @AyresAlyssa @tanvi_madan I stand corrected then , at least in the India China case.Re: Modi Xi Chennai summit (and other bilat dynamics): Stating the obvious perhaps, but I don't recall this much sc… https://t.co/Tsq3HoibdG
10/15
2019
Seems like NSA is paraphrasing the theory on terrorism needing the "oxygen of publicity". If no media coverage can… https://t.co/GC9xfduKmB
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanSigns of : 1. a strong opposition 2. bipartisanship 3. Coequal branches of government 4.Strong democratic institut… https://t.co/2R0yRVh94AIf media is quiet about attacks, terrorism will end: Doval cites Thatcher , @vijaita reports. https://t.co/C5uRXSdsPrPleased to have a conversation with Senator @LindseyGrahamSC this morning. Our first order of business was to agree… https://t.co/8v28TvHUxb
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanWhite House Says Trump ‘Strongly Condemns’ Violent Video Attacking Media https://t.co/FkyUJ2ZbYoI love how unfailingly straightahead this Reuters video caption is https://t.co/bDcTGqHO2G
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanAs @The_Hindu takes the radical decision to let readers participate in editorial meetings, Reader's Editor… https://t.co/GFWbPbzMAj
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanMIT economists Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee win Nobel Prize https://t.co/t1f2koSeWU @nytimes and ICYMI : https://t.co/Wlw2MgUcvAAn @nytimes analysis on FB ad spends by Democrat candidates. 1.Except for Sanders & Yang, candidates are mostly rea… https://t.co/kHcPVwSPqE @BjorkmanNeil Sounds as good as my Tamil ! @BjorkmanNeil "Machan"… close enough though, I understood it ! Cruz says in this interview, "India and the U.S. are… https://t.co/AkiXgOutnIMacabre Video of Fake Trump Shooting Media and Critics Is Shown at His Resort https://t.co/tYdvr722m3India will risk losing intelligence sharing with the U.S. if it permits Huawei to participate in its 5G network , T… https://t.co/F9IBQtRRxj
10/14
2019
Pelosi says in many respects press have been enablers for Trump. Says Trump is a “ master of diversion”. Press sho… https://t.co/15WBXhFH98
10/13
2019
Nancy Pelosi says she tells her Republican colleagues : Take back your party. This is not the Grand Old Party that… https://t.co/v2EInF5D0EOn big tech : “There’s no question there’s anticompetitive behaviour,” Pete Buttigieg says. #NewYorkerFestPete Buttigieg speaking to David Remnick : Sometimes there’s been an idea that age = wisdom. Certainly sometimes wi… https://t.co/EcrFFCOzB2 @Nidhi This is great news Nidhi. But the fact that this seems such a big development itself shows how human expect… https://t.co/lOzAESSrSl
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanBreaking now: ALL post paid mobile services to be restored in Kashmir from noon on Monday
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10/12
2019
@EconAndrew Was just going to say “‘did someone say something about church and state?”That day when you get an email from the State Department ( Foreign Press Center) titled “Being a Christian Leader” https://t.co/Z9mcbZln9qImportant news 👇impacting Trump’s changes to “public charge” immigration rule https://t.co/OuFTsRFKRKAll paid. Only 35 States of 193 have paid all dues to @UN as of today.... https://t.co/FKJaWKp0ti
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanSome automobile trivia from Chennai: Xi prefers Made in China Hongqi to a helicopter https://t.co/YrD2c5DGSN @ananthkrishnan @suhasinih @the_hindu Nice. What are you eating ?Tomorrow, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi 🇮🇳 and Chinese President Xi Jinping 🇨🇳 will hold their second informa… https://t.co/2reZIBpfkc
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanIn conversation with @jayantsriram, @ananthkrishnan and I look at the Wuhan to Chennai journey, expectations from t… https://t.co/bwKZILkPcP
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanYikes !! https://t.co/a6XhaCalQ4 @suhrith Yep. And they look right back at you.
10/11
2019
@NarangVipin Oh man ... @hasanminhaj look forward to hearing you speak tomorrow in New York and hope we can set up an interview in the foreseeable future!Also, Lev Pranas and Igor Fruman have been arrested on campaign finance charges https://t.co/xkY6MPJc8W https://t.co/4NxGVz8vNmEU ambassador in the US taking a stance on capital punishment https://t.co/CApczrF7Iv
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanIndia wants to build a national facial recognition system. 80 interested companies have already met with the govern… https://t.co/nqvExQfEkO
Retweeted by Sriram Lakshman @suhrith I was just going to tag you @suhrith but see you got to the article before me. Doesn’t even seem to be a m… https://t.co/59gP5Q4sJ2 @spignal I feel your pain. Especially annoying ( in my experience) is a group called value360india who seem to have… https://t.co/T5w0pFq9BKAnd what about “ turmeric lattes” ? 🤦‍♂️ https://t.co/HKHiPDzjaS
10/10
2019
Asked about the Kurds, President Trump said that the Kurds did not help the US during WWII or in the Normandy invasion/ D-Day
Retweeted by Sriram Lakshman"Regional disputes should be resolved peacefully through dialogue", says Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong, a… https://t.co/lltLfsn9MC
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanNancy Pelosi's response: “Mr. President, you are not above the law. You will be held accountable.” https://t.co/jGCsjuEbTeUnimaginably difficult week for the Sanders family. https://t.co/KQT4okoqX3
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanThe White House is not going to participate in the impeachment inquiry its Counsel, Pat Cipollone, says in this 8 p… https://t.co/FeHy0tph8m
10/9
2019
Please subscribe to @the_hindu online and support quality journalism ! https://t.co/FKzmuvzycJSecretary Pompeo announces visa restrictions on Chinese govt and Communist Party officials for repression https://t.co/zWDQf5DYTX🤔 https://t.co/4bnXrvQIp8From the co-chair of the Senate India Caucus today. HFAC called the restrictions "devastating" yesterday.… https://t.co/jqT50X0aEt👇 https://t.co/3Gi5k7IyKuHmm.. Sen. Bill Cassidy tells me just now that Trump may be rethinking his decision to withdraw from Syria. “I und… https://t.co/4GfdVQ923D
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanWhen we were kids holidaying in Kodaikanal, the adults would invariably point to a certain bungalow outside the tow… https://t.co/kjnrfu07BKBREAKING: The State Department orders US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland, a key player in the Ukraine scandal,… https://t.co/QNqq6Nu6sd
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanRegarding Syria and Turkey, there is some disinformation out there (including from the POTUS himself), so here is s… https://t.co/Mvg3M1p69j
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanIn Kashmir, a Race Against Death, With No Way to Call a Doctor https://t.co/YvkRwbEQdtWonder how (much) this latest Syria announcement will impact Republicans’ attitudes towards the impeachment https://t.co/X0lzKu2nee
10/8
2019
J&K Governor Satyapal Malik has directed that the Home Department’s advisory asking tourists to leave the Kashmir… https://t.co/1wa7tqlJOO
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanWe live in interesting times https://t.co/cxREfXT3UYJust your weekly reminder that the United States still stores almost 50 B-61 nuclear weapons in secure but not impr… https://t.co/kW5gNCxsON
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanTrump threatens to "totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey" if it does anything he considers "off lim… https://t.co/aGye6HXm6oWhere POTUS speaks of his "great and unmatched wisdom" 👇 https://t.co/s2zlIom7HQ“This decision strangely coincided with Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary. The soul of Gandhi’s philosophy lay in… https://t.co/nNm0LeSMUI
10/7
2019
“We don’t normally do media criticism, but it’s important to correct the timeline.” Solid stuff from the Washington… https://t.co/iYA7vOjMxb"Multiple whistleblowers" have emerged 👇 https://t.co/RrWGmQ98ieMy Sunday despatch from the US in @the_hindu: Capping the refugee intake https://t.co/JNAGkChP14Any recommendations for a mic/ video kit for iPhone X/ XS? looking for something that I can use to record (1) press… https://t.co/9IWs7e1D1j
10/6
2019
India may decide to ignore this but it can’t wish the attention away . My guess is it’s here to stay as long as re… https://t.co/Btd7AvaxFS @ramyakannan Thanks Ramya !
10/5
2019
In a first, US lawmakers take a step against India on Kashmir @suhasinih reports from New Delhi @the_hindu https://t.co/ittsxN2S7u @Realitybytes51 But I do my best to be very biased towards facts. To use an example others have used : I won’t giv… https://t.co/RRt71pU66UMore from the “ World’s largest democracy” : Ramchandra Guha, Mani Ratnam, Aparna Sen among 49 booked for sedition… https://t.co/7enrxgAQ2LI’m sure with the stress I’ve given the desk in terms of last minute copies 😅( blame the time diff) they too will r… https://t.co/FoIltejQAB @zaidi_shabeeh Thank youMeasles is back in many countries as you know... https://t.co/n8594q4KLAToday marks a year since I moved (back) to the US and Washington DC to take up this foreign correspondent role. The… https://t.co/uWoQRbQEhCRaveesh Kumar MEA on Turkey raising Kashmir issue at UNGA: We call upon the Turkey govt to get a proper understandi… https://t.co/zP6xoHU81N
Retweeted by Sriram Lakshman"Two of President Trump’s top envoys to Ukraine drafted a statement for the country’s new president in August that… https://t.co/evWnfRMPxH
10/4
2019

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