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Indian-Americans asked to participate in programs abroad

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Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, Consul General of Indian Consulate in Chicago, made an appeal to Indian-Americans, asking for their support of India national programs which are development-centric during a gathering on the eve of Republic Day.

He spoke from the heart, citing the same words used by President Pranab Mukherjee’s Republic Day Address to the Nation.

“The Republic Day is celebrated on January 26th, as the Constitution came into force and India formally became a Republic on this day in 1950. He stated that these celebrations glorify the lofty ideals of Justice, Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity, which are cherished by both India and the US”, said Dr. Sayeed.

Addressing a capacity crowd during Republic Day celebrations, Sayeed called upon Indian-Americans to approach the initiatives with a proactive effort to assist the government of India. Flagship programs such as, “Make in India,” “Skills India,” “Swatch Bharat Abhiyan,” “Digital India,” “Startup India,” and “Green India,” would advance India’s growth abroad significantly with support, Sayeed said.

He stressed “concrete action on your part, rather than mere rhetoric, is the pressing need of the hour,” to those in attendance.


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KASHMIR, India (Diya TV)  — New military clashes between Pakistan and India along the Kashmir border left several casualties on both sides. The Pakistani army confirmed the killing of two of its soldiers along the Line of Control (LoC) that divides Kashmir. The Indian military confirmed the death of one of its officers and a civilian. Both sides allege the conflict was started by the other.

Raag Singhal, an Indian American circuit court judge in Broward County, Florida, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate and will officially become a U.S. District Court judge in South Florida. It’s a lifetime appointment for Singhal, who will act as a trial judge in federal criminal and civil cases.

FCC chairman Ajit Pai announced Dr. Monisha Ghosh will become the FCC’s Chief Technology Officer, the first woman to serve in that role. Ghosh joins the FCC from the National Science Foundation where she was a program director and the University of Chicago, where she was a research professor.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Historic Sikh temple in Pakistan vandalized, destruction threatened

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NANKANA SAHIB, Pakistan (Diya TV)  — Communal tensions are high in Pakistan’s Punjab state after a fiery Muslim mob hurled stones and threatened to destroy the historic Sikh Temple Nankana Sahib Gurdwara, birthplace of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. Pakistani officials say the situation is under control, and a large police presence is on site. But the men behind the demonstration say their goal is to eradicate Sikhs from the area.

On the order of President Trump, the American military killed Iran’s top military commander, Qassem Soleimani, in a missile strike at Baghdad airport. It’s a dramatic move by the Trump Administration who has been threatening action against Iran for their efforts to impede American operations in the Middle East. Iran’s President Rouhani said in reaction ‘we will take revenge’ and their foreign minister said “America’s action without any doubt is an act of state terrorism.” Democrats are up in arms at the move by Trump without Congressional approval. Trump responded by saying “We took action last night to stop a war. We did not take action to start a war.”

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India’s new army chief reserves right to ‘preemptively strike’

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NEW DELHI (Diya TV)  — The war of words over Kashmir heated up when India’s new Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane said India reserves the right to “preemptively strike” at sources of terror along the Line of Control. Pakistan rejected the statement, saying they would thwart any Indian move.

The only Latino in the Democratic field, Julian Castro, is dropping out of the Presidential race suffering from poor support and a lack of funds to continue in earnest.

Manu Asthana begins the New Year as PJM Interconnection’s President and CEO, a nearly 100 year old power infrastructure business that serves 65 million Americans. But his hiring is not without criticism from consumer watchdogs over Asthana’s previous role as President of Direct Energy Home, accusing him of mismanagement. PJM defended their new hire saying those charges are “misleading” and “unfair.”

Pakistan announced their first batch of fighter jets manufactured with China is ready, celebrating with a group of Pakistani and Chinese officials on hand. The two nations also have a deal for commercial aircraft as well.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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