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Jaish-e-Mohammad Chief deemed global terrorist by UN



Jaiesh-e-Mohammad Global Terrorists

SAN FRANCISCO, (Diya TV) — Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar, who is believed to be the mastermind behind the Pulwama attack, is now being classified by the United Nations Security Council as a global terrorist.

It’s a big victory for India diplomatically, as they received support from the U.S., U.K. & France in this effort that took a decade to achieve. Pakistan, where Azhar lives, announced they will comply with the decision that will lead to travel restrictions & the freezing of his assets.

A homicide investigation is underway in West Chester, Ohio after the bodies of four members of a Sikh family were found dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

The victims were 59 year old Hakiakat Singh Pannag, 62 year old Parmjit Kaur, 58 year old Amarjit Kaur and 39 year old Shalinderjit Kaur. A motive behind the killings is still unclear. Investigators have yet to reveal suspect information.

Donations in excess of $400,000 are headed to 13 year old Indian American teenager Dhriti Narayan of Sunnyvale, California to support her recovery after being hit by a car while walking with her family and other pedestrians. Dhriti is now on life support. Police say the suspect, 34 year old Isaiah Peoples, ran his car into the group deliberately. Peoples is being charged with eight counts of attempted murder. A hate crime investigation by the FBI is also underway.

And the Houston community outdid themselves, celebrating Pratham’s 20th anniversary by raising a record $4.5 million for education programs in India.

Ravi Kapur & Alejandro Quintana contributed to this report.


New Zealand eliminates India in cricket World Cup



New Zealand wins Cricket

MANCHESTER, England (Diya TV) — After a rain delay stopped play between New Zealand and India, when play resumed, the Kiwis held on to win by 18 runs, knocking India out of the Cricket World Cup. It’s on to the championship round for New Zealand.

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided an Indian restaurant in Washington DC, detaining several employees.

Airbnb, the Silicon Valley couchsurfing startup turned hospitality behemoth, says they made a direct economic impact of around $150 million in India in 2018.

Indian Airbnb hosts collectively made almost $28 million and welcomed nearly 800,000 guests last year. 

Chennai-based speech recognition startup, Uniphore Software Systems, raised $38 million as part of its Series C round. They’ve received funding from California venture capital firm March Capital Partners and former Cisco CEO John Chambers. 

And Indo-Australian Priya Serrao was crowned Miss Universe Australia 2019.

The 26-year-old policy advisor from the state of Victoria said she will use her new platform to promote multiculturalism. 

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Trump says tariffs by India are ‘No longer acceptable’



Tariffs no longer acceptable

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — In a tweet, President Trump targeted India once again, saying “India has long had a field day putting Tariffs on American products. No longer acceptable.”

Yet earlier this year, the Trump administration stripped India of a preferential status that exempted billions of dollars worth of products from U.S. levies.

One of the most unique characters ever to run for President has died. Billionaire businessman Ross Perot was 89. Many give his independent campaign in 1992 credit for helping Bill Clinton beat incumbent George H.W. Bush.

A day after Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell got out of the race, another billionaire businessman, Tom Steyer, jumped into the Presidential fray.

India’s OlaCabs recently launched its ride-sharing services in London. And now Ola Electric, their electric vehicle spinoff, just raised a $250 million Series B round at a $1 billion valuation. It plans to bring 10,000 vehicles to the road this year.

And the world will have to wait another day to find out who will play for the Cricket World Cup, after a rain delay stopped play between New Zealand and India.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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US India trade talks resume after G20 summit, in New Delhi



US-India Trade Talks

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — India and the U.S. will resume bilateral trade talks in New Delhi next week. These talks continue the dialog established by Indian Prime Minister Modi and President Trump at the Osaka G20 Summit last week.

Sikh activists launched a petition asking Presidential candidate and California Senator Kamala Harris to apologize for supporting employment discrimination against a Sikh job applicant in 2011 during her tenure as California’s attorney general.

A report by Bloomberg says Boeing turned to Indian-based subcontractors who were paid as little $9 per hour for work on the U.S. planemaker’s beleaguered 737 Max aircraft.

Mahmud Jamal is now a Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, becoming the 4th ever South Asian federal appellate judge in Canada.

A group of South Asian filmmakers including Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap and actors like Anupam Kher and Archie Panjabi are among the 842 people invited to become members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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