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International Day of Yoga celebrated across the world as Prime Minister Modi joins 30000 people in New Delhi

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Prime Minister Modi at International Yoga Day

Prime Minister Modi at International Yoga Day

DELHI (Diya TV) — While celebrating International Yoga Day on Tuesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to embrace the practice for better physical and mental health.

Modi oversaw an assembly of 30,000 in Chandigarh’s Capitol Complex performing deep breathing and stretching exercises before joining them. “Just as the mobile phone is now a part of your life, make yoga too a part of your life,” he said to the group.

Participants in the event came from Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana, and included school and college students, youths, elderly, specially challenged, security personnel and yoga activists. Modi and BJP top brass were seen participating in yoga event across the country, Kiren Rijiju in his home state of Itanagar, Amit Shah participated in an event in Faridabad, Rajnath Singh joined yoga enthusiasts in Lucknow while Smriti Irani was present at an event in Bhopal.

The International Yoga Day official website has come up with interactive quizzes, puzzles and help guide on yoga for the occasion while the government has also unveiled postage stamps featuring Surya Namaskar postures.

The celebration and gathering also garnered recognition in other nations around the world. Camps were held in Russia, the UK, Bangladesh and Egypt. In New York, as the NASDAQ was zooming up 69 points on microsecond transactions at 11 am on Monday, outside in front of the stock exchange building on Times Square, thousands of yoga enthusiasts celebrated the International Yoga Day a day early to coincide with the Summer Solstice.

The home of the United Nations joined in the celebration as well. The organization has declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga.

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Indian PM Modi to address the United Nations in September

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Modi UN September

NEW YORK (Diya TV) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) session on September 28th. He is also expected to attend a multitude of high-level summits while in New York. He will also speak at a diaspora event in Houston on September 22nd.

India and the U.S. are “very close” to resolving all their trade-related differences, with Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal planning to meet the U.S. Trade Representative in the next month.

India is the only major Asian economy that’s grown its export share since the start of the tariff wars in 2018. It’s also the one with the fewest trade links to China.

As opioid epidemic spreads globally, the Savera Medical Centre in Edmonton, Canada is perhaps the first clinic to focus on treating South Asians affected by opioids

And in a story but you’ve got to see to believe, there were more than students attending class at IIT Bombay. This cow wanted to in on some of the technical training.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Happy Independence Day

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Independence Day

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Communities around the nation are gathering to take in firework spectacles to commemorate America’s independence this fourth of July. The biggest celebration of them all will take in Washington DC, where with much controversy, U.S. Army tanks and other military hardware will be incorporated at the behest of President Trump.

Protests were held in various parts of India following the lynching of a Muslim man suspected of stealing a motorcycle by a Hindu mob in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand. The beating went on for more than 12 hours, with the crowd forcing him to chant praises to Hindu gods.

Every year, a mysterious disease lingers around the eastern Indian city of Muzaffarpur, killing poor children under the age of 10 seemingly at random. Researchers continue to be baffled by it.

Cable channel Bravo has greenlighted ‘Indian-ish’, which they say will be a comedic docuseries, following families from India who have relocated to America.

And there’s a new wax statue of actress Priyanka Chopra getting attention, styled to match her appearance at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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US calls out China for protecting Masood Azhar

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo strongly criticized China for “shameful hypocrisy toward Muslims,’’

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Shameful hipocracy on Muslims

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo strongly criticized China for “shameful hypocrisy toward Muslims,’’ referencing China’s treatment of Muslims within its borders, while blocking India’s proposal at the UN to sanction Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar over the Pulwama attack.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is making the rounds in Washington meeting political leaders that include Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Harsh Shringla and President Trump. The President tweeted Pichai told him Google is totally committed to the US military, days after he accused the tech giant of helping China and its army. Trump added the meeting went well, and the two discussed everything from political fairness to things Google can do for the U.S.

In San Jose, Dr. Venkat Aachi pleaded guilty to health care fraud and for distributing opioids outside of his medical practice. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and fines in excess of $1,000,000.

A new $20 million charter high school named after cardiologist and philanthropist Dr. Kiran C. Patel will open this August in a Tampa Bay suburb. It will start with 300 students in 9th and 10 and offer a project-based curriculum. Enrollment is being done by lottery.

Ravi Kapur & Alejandro Quintana contributed to this report.

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