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Indian elections are underway, as voters line up to cast ballots across the nation

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WASHINGTON, DC (Diya TV) —   Indian elections are underway, as voters around the nation are lining up to cast their ballots. The first phase covered 91 seats across 18 states and two union territories. Two voters were killed in election related violence in Andhra Pradesh.

In London, British Police arrested Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange on behalf of the United States from Ecuador’s embassy, where he has been for the last seven years. The US is charging him with helping Chelsea Manning break into classified computers. Ecuador says they allowed the arrest because of Assange’s discourteous behavior.

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is on a US tour to discuss India’s economic agenda, reforms and future plans with American investors.

Students from India are being told by the Indian embassy in Washington to do their due diligence on American universities, after more than 100 Indians enrolled at a fake school set up by the U.S. to expose immigration fraud.

And in the first year of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, that reduced the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, the number of companies paying zero taxes doubled from 30 to 60, including Amazon, Netflix, Chevron, Eli Lilly & John Deere.

Ravi Kapur & Alejandro Quintana contributed to this report.

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India blocks entry of a Palestinian rights group into the U.N.

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter for India’s support in blocking the entry of a Palestinian rights group into the UN.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-India Business Council held day one of the India Ideas Summit, convening government officials from the U.S. and India, as well as business executives and thought leaders from around the globe. Google CEO Sundar Pichai and NASDAQ CEO Adena Friedman won Global Leadership Awards respectively.

And U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke as well, highlighting what he hope to accomplish during his visit to India in a few weeks.

Warriors star forward Kevin Durant announced on Instagram he had successful Achilles tendon surgery in New York surrounded by family and friends. His team will square off against the Raptors tomorrow night for Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Diya TV will be there with pregame and postgame analysis.

And Ravi Kapur and Jonathan Choe will take you inside TD Garden in Boston where St. Louis Blues are looking for their first Stanley Cup and the Boston Bruins are looking to add to their collection.

Ravi Kapur & Alejandro Quintana contributed to this report.

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Trump calls 50% tariffs by India on US motorcycles unacceptable

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — President Trump said though India reduced import tariffs on American motorcycles from 100 percent to 50 percent, it is still too high and not acceptable to him.

The Michigan Board of Education voted to approve new social studies standards, which now include Sikhism for the first  time. The new standards will give more than 1.4 million public school students in Michigan context about the Sikh community.

In a list compiled by the New York Times, Palo Alto Networks CEO Nikesh Arora and j2 Global CEO Vivek Shah are two of the top ten highest paid CEO’s amongst U.S. publicly traded companies.

While Arista Networks CEO Jayshree Ullal, Syntel co-founder Neerja Sethi and Confluent co-founder Neha Narkhede are among the richest self-made women according to Forbes.

And Ravi Kapur and Jonathan Choe will recap an eventful night in Toronto, where the Golden State Warriors held off the Raptors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, after losing their star Kevin Durant to an Achilles injury.

Ravi Kapur & Alejandro Quintana contributed to this report.

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LONDON (Diya TV) — President Trump in remarks made in Britain blamed India & China, among others for world pollution, saying “China, India, Russia, many other nations, they have not very good air, not very good water in the sense of pollution and cleanliness.”

The U.S. State Department said America will have a broader security partnership with India, stating “India plays a vital role in the U.S. vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific.”

Nearly two years after taking to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit stage in India, Ivanka Trump closed out GES 2019 in the Netherlands with Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga to announce a new partnership promoting inclusion, opportunity, & economic empowerment for women.

As part of Pride Month, Indian American neuroscientist Jiwandeep Kohli decided to put together a rainbow turban, which instantly went viral once he shared the image online.

He even got a compliment from former President Obama, who said “You’ve got a lot to be proud of, Jiwandeep. Thanks for everything you do to make this country a little more equal. Turban looks great, by the way. Happy Pride Month, everybody!”

And the St. Louis Blues marched into Boston for the second time in the series and beat the favored Bruins 2-1 to lead the Stanley Cup Final 3 games to 2. They have a chance to win their first franchise championship on Sunday in St. Louis.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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