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Top Ramaswamy aide leaves to join Trump campaign
Washington, Nov 30: A top aide to Republican presidential aspirant Vivek Ramaswamy has resigned and joined former president Donald Trump’s campaign, according to a media report which called the departure the latest indicator of Indian-American’s stagnating election campaign. Brian Swensen formally resigned from his role as national political director for the Ramaswamy campaign over the weekend, CNN reported. Swensen has joined the Trump campaign, the news network quoted a source familiar with his departure, as saying. Swensen is expected to be working on the campaign’s political operation in the early-voting states, specifically in Nevada, Trump campaign sources told CNN. Swensen’s departure is the latest indicator of 38-year-old Ramaswamy’s stagnating campaign, which has struggled to gain momentum even as the candidate closely aligns himself with Trump, the front-runner for the 2024 Republican nomination. (PTI)


14 injured in attacks on Pak’s anti-polio teams
Peshawar, Nov 30: At least 14 people, including eight Pakistan Army soldiers and two police personnel, were injured in three different terror attacks on anti-polio teams in the country’s restive northwest region, police said on Thursday. In the first incident, unknown militants fired at the polio vaccination team in the restive Bannu district injuring two policemen on duty. One of the critically injured cops has been shifted to Peshawar Hospital. The militants attacked the anti-polio team during an oral polio drive, which was later postponed due to the incident. In another incident, armed men attacked security forces in Khyber tribal district injuring six soldiers. (PTI)



India-UN Development Fund hailed
United Nations, Nov 30: The India-UN Development Fund (IUNDPF) that has financed 76 projects in 54 countries brings to life New Delhi’s philosophy of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” (The World Is One Family) and shows the power of South-South cooperation, according to Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed. Speaking at the commemoration of the sixth year of the IUNDPF at the UN headquarters on Wednesday, Mohammed said: “India has long been a champion of South-South cooperation and the global pursuit of the SDGs (UN’s Sustainable Development Goals).” It demonstrates “the remarkable achievements that countries in the UN can accomplish when working together with developing nations”, she added. Mohammed said that the IUNDPF has reached “significant milestones making a positive difference in the most vulnerable of our communities” and gave some examples of its achievements. In Haiti, she said, it has installed solar water pumping systems for clean water and improving agricultural irrigation. India’s Permanent Representative Ruchira Kamboj said: “India stands as a pillar of leadership and advocacy for the Global South. In a world of shifting global dynamics, our nation has risen as not just a voice, but as a representative of the hopes and challenges of developing countries emerging as a global beacon of hope and support. (IANS)


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