US senator slams Cuba trip by Beyonce, Jay-Z
Washington: US Senator Marco Rubio on Sunday railed against the recent trip to Cuba by pop diva Beyonce and hip-hop star Jay-Z, calling for stricter rules against travel to the communist-run island. "I won't rap it, but I'll say, first of all, I think Jay-Z needs to get informed," Rubio told ABC News's "This Week," saying he wished the performer had met with "people who are being oppressed."
"The travel policies need to be tightened because they are being abused," said Rubio, a rising star in the Republican Party who was born in Cuba.
"These are tourist trips, and what they are doing is providing hard currency and funding so that a tyrannical regime can maintain its grip on the island of Cuba," he said.
Rubio, who is widely seen as a possible 2016 presidential contender, made his remarks as he ran a gauntlet of Sunday talk show appearances to discuss proposals to reform the country's immigration system.
Beyonce and Jay-Z visited historical landmarks in the heart of Old Havana, snapped pictures and spoke with local residents during a visit earlier this month that coincided with their fifth wedding anniversary.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy criticised the Aam Aadmi Party for taking support from the Congress. Swamy said that the AAP has committed suicide by opting for an alliance with the Congress.
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Date 23-02-14 1:43
Tooltip Information:AAP's alliance with Cong. a suicide: BJPVideo by:Description: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy criticised the Aam Aadmi Party for taking support from the Congress. Swamy said that the AAP has committed suicide by opting for an alliance with the Congress.Rating: 3.37Views: 62718
Date 23-09-14 11:38
Tooltip Information:South Asia Newsline - 23 September 2014Video by:Description: Jubilant supporters of presidential designate, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai took to the streets of Afghanistan as soon as the news came out about the agreement that would allow him to be the next president. Residents of capital Kabul said the new national government can take the country forward to a better future. The months long uncertainty ended on Sunday after Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah entered into a deal, allowing the Election Commission to announce the results. According to the new arrangment, Ghani will be the President of the country while Abdullah will be holding the office of the Chief Executive Officer, with powers similar to Prime Minister. Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai who was also present at the occasion expressed satisfaction over the deal.Rating: 5Views: 833
Date 15-09-14 1:06
Tooltip Information:Swedish PM Fredrik Reinfeldt to resign after losing to Left oppositionVideo by:Description: Sweden, Sep 15 (ANI): Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt concedes his defeat after opposition center-left alliance, led by the Social Democratic Party, beat the incumbent center-right government in the 2014 parliamentary election. Reinfeldt is to resign on Monday after the defeat. He also told supporters in Stockholm late yesterday that he will also step down as leader of the conservative Moderate Party next year. According to Swedish Parliament website, the final election results are expected to come out on September 20 and the newly elected parliament will convene on September 29.Rating: 4.5Views: 547
Date 13-09-14 2:39
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Tooltip Information:Amit Shah appeals to Haryana to vote for better changeVideo by:Description: Hisar, Sep 30 (ANI): Amit Shah on Tuesday while campaigning in Hisar district of Haryana for the upcoming assembly elections appealed to the people to vote for a better change. He said that for Haryana to develop, it is necessary for BJP to win the assembly polls. Taking a dig at the Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Shah said that Hooda only dances in the durbar of Delhi and doesn't work for the development of Haryana.Rating: 4Views: 11
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Tooltip Information:Market Experts say RBI keeping repo rate unchanged at 8 expected due to inflationVideo by:Description: New Delhi, Sep 30 (ANI): After Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan left repo rate unchanged at 8 per cent, Market Experts on Tuesday said that the decision was expected due to risk of inflation. Rajan has decided to keep the interest rate unchanged and said that 2016 CPI target of 6 is at risk. Akash Jindal said that RBI seems to be giving importance on reduction of inflation as interest rates are not changed. Market Expert Nirav Vakharia also supported the decision over the aforesaid risk. Rajan on uesday issued his fourth bi-monthly credit policy review.Rating: 4Views: 8