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In the name of Charlie! Every dog in Vikhroli to have a feast

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>On the interveniong night of November 30 and December 1, 160 stray dogs in VIkhroli area are going to have a feast. They will be served rice, dal and chicken by a family that actually serves them food everyday without fail. However, what’s special this time is December 1, marks the birth anniversary of Charlie, one of the pet dog the Singh family lost on November 8. Another pet dog in the family, Blackie, also celebrates his birthday on December 1.Actually, the Singhs, who reside in Vikhroli East, have two special days every year when they go serve the dogs in their vicinity with special food. However, this year, they have decided to even the common public. Daniel Singh, took to the online platforms and announced the feeding of the strays. “We do this every year. This year, we have invited people too to come along with us and this will spread awareness about what we do. There are many who help us as we require 400 kilograms of rice a month, more than 1 kilograms of chicken and other products and it’s a big task for us to get it on a daily basis. But we somehow manage, there are people who do support,” she said.On November 30, they will be in the day feeding some 60 strays and in the night around 100-110. “There are some dogs who don’t ventur out in day time, while some come out only in night so on Charlie’s Birthday, whom we lost on November 8, we will be feeding all the starts with special food, a pulao or biryani like wholesome meal.”Most of the meal is sponsored by the salary of Singh’s brother. Those who want to be there on November 30 can personally visit and feed or even contribute to them.Normally the Singh’s on every Thanksgiving and Christmas feed the dogs with special food, and this year also they are continuing the tradition just that the day has changed. Their home is filled with stray dogs whom they have adopted and all of them stay with the family.

Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017, a testament to ‘strong’ India-US friendship: Ivanka Trump

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 being hosted by India along with the US is a testament to the “strong friendship” between the two countries, US President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump said on Wednesday.Ivanka, 36, is headed to India after Thanksgiving ritual.She is leading a high-powered American delegation of officials, women entrepreneurs and businessmen for the GES in Hyderabad from November 28-30. Ivanka would deliver the keynote address at the three-day summit, which would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.For the first time, in its eight editions, the summit has been themed “Women First and Prosperity for All,” which “demonstrates” the administration’s “commitment to the principle that when women are economically empowered, their communities and countries thrive,” Ivanka said in a preview of her India trip.The summit, to be attended by 1,500 entrepreneurs from 170 countries, would have around 350 participants from the US, a large number of whom are Indian-Americans.Among prominent members of the administration joining her on the trip are US Treasurer Jovita Carranza, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Neomi Rao, USAID administrator Mark Green, and Overseas Private Investment Corporation president and CEO Ray Washburne.Women will represent 52.5% of the entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem supporters at the GES 2017. In fact, more than 10 countries including Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Israel will be represented by an all-women delegation, the State Department said.The entrepreneurs attending the GES also reflect a very young team with nearly 31.5 % of them being either aged 30 or below. The youngest entrepreneur is aged 13 while the oldest one is 84.Ivanka said she ‘very much’ looks forward to her visit.India, she said, is “a great friend and partner” in the US. The goal of the collaboration is to grow the shared economic and security partnership, she said.According to the officials, during her India visit, Ivanka is likely to spend some time on sightseeing, including a possible stop at the Charminar.She will be participating in two panels: The plenary session: “Be the Change — Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership,” on Tuesday evening and on Wednesday morning a breakout session : “We Can Do It! Innovations in Workforce Development and Skills Training.”

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