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ISLAMABAD (Diya TV) — Pakistan announced they are downgrading diplomatic relations and suspending trade with India. India’s High Commissioner to Pakistan is being asked to leave Islamabad and Pakistan’s Ambassador to India is leaving New Delhi. It’s the latest challenge to the India-Pakistan relationship, after India changed its constitution to reduce the autonomy given to Jammu and Kashmir. Tight security remains in Indian-controlled Kashmir, with all communications suspended.

The man suspected of beating a New York area Hindu priest is not being charged with a hate crime, despite outcries from many in the Indian community. New York police say there was no evidence to support such a charge. The priest, Harish Chander Puri, suffered major head wounds and was hospitalized, but is now back to work.

California citizens are being asked to join the commission that will draw up the boundaries of the state’s Congressional, State Senate, Assembly and Board of Equalization districts. The deadline to apply for this part-time paid position is August 19th. And state representatives tells us they would like Indian Americans to apply so the board better reflects the makeup of California’s population. More information can be found here: https://shapecaliforniasfuture.auditor.ca.gov

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Democrats target new front runner Warren in Ohio debate

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WESTERVILLE, Ohio (Diya TV)  — In Ohio, Democratic Presidential candidates took to the stage for the fourth time in this 2020 cycle, with the new target of interest being Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has surged in recent polls. Sen. Bernie Sanders, coming off a recent heart attack, looked reinvigorated, especially after it was revealed he received endorsements from progressive Congress members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Talib. Sen. Kamala Harris, in her appeal to voters, referenced her mom’s journey from India to the U.S.

In the first television ad bought in Tennessee’s 2020 U.S. Senate race, Republican candidate Dr. Manny Sethi focused on illegal immigration, using his own family story to explain. A Nashville trauma surgeon in his first bid for office, Sethi says in the ad “let ‘em try to call me a racist,” when his mom Dr. Chander Sethi shared the story of how she and her husband fulfilled all legal requirements to immigrate to the United States.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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U.S. and India continue to debate trade policy

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV)  — As India and the U.S. continue to debate trade policy, India’s Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said India does not have any trade disputes with the U.S., and that there is huge bilateral trade potential.

Democrats are back it in Ohio, debating to see who will represent the party against President Trump in 2020. It’ll mark the first debate since Sen. Bernie Sanders had a heart attack, the first debate for businessman Tom Steyer and the return of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard to the debate stage.

The 2019 Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans is out and it includes seven Indian Americans and one Pakistani American. Among the group are Indian American entrepreneurs Rakesh Gangwal, Jay Chaudhry, Romesh Wadhwani, Ram Shriram, Brian Sheth, Aneel Bhusri, and Vinod Khosla, as well as Pakistani American Shahid Khan.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, are in Pakistan to do some sightseeing, visiting the Pakistan National Monument, and spending time to highlight the UK-Pakistan relationship.

And engineer turned Miss Oregon, Shivali Kadam, is up for Miss America, trying to become the second Indian American to win the coveted pageant.

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MIT professor, Abhijit Banerjee wins Nobel Prize in Economics

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BOSTON (Diya TV)  — Abhijit Banerjee, an economics professor at MIT, won the Nobel Prize in Economics, sharing the honor with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer, “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.”

A bipartisan effort is underway, led by the Sikh Coalition, asking members of Congress to honor the late Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal through a congressional resolution.

Pakistani officials arrested four aides of Hafiz Saeed on terrorism financing charges. Saeed, the suspected mastermind of the 26/11 attack on Mumbai in 2008, is also in custody on the same charges.

Veteran Pixar director and animator Sanjay Patel got the greenlight to create “Ghee Happy” for Netflix, an animated reimagining of Hindu deities as little kids discovering their powers. Patel, you may recall, was nominated for an Oscar a couple of years ago for his animated short, “Sanjay’s Super Team.”

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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