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WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — More than 20 Chinese and Indian soldiers suffered minor injuries after a confrontation that ended in hand to hand combat along the shared border. Last June, the two countries engaged in their deadliest conflict in more than five decades, leading to several soldiers dying on both sides.

India is the largest producer of COVID-19 vaccinations in the world and is being praised for being the most generous at this critical time. The World Health Organization thanked India for sending out vaccines to Brazil, South Africa, and Morocco. India has already sent out millions of doses to Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.

If you’re not an American, President Biden is banning all travel from South Africa to help contain the spread of the new COVID-19 variant. Biden is also reimposing an entry ban on nearly all non-US travelers who have been in Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and 26 other countries in Europe.

Effective immediately, California Governor Gavin Newsom ended the state’s regional stay at home order, saying the COVID-19 numbers are starting to look better. That means many businesses and restaurants can reopen for outdoor dining and other services. But the pandemic has taken a toll on Newsom’s popularity and he now faces a potential recall by voters.

Most counties will return to the colored tied system that assigns local risk levels based on case numbers and rates of positive test results for coronavirus infections.

Tesla, who plans to enter India this year, is entertaining pitches from Indian states looking for the electric vehicle maker to set up shop. Gujarat, known for its strong automobile manufacturing, Tumkur and Bengaluru are all in the mix.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Sikh community center in Seattle area burglarized & vandalized

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FEDERAL WAY (Diya TV) — Authorities including the FBI in Washington State are looking for the vandal who trashed a Sikh community center and it’s being investigated as a possible hate crime. Police say surveillance video shows a man breaking into the Khalsa Gurmat Center in Federal Way.  The main prayer area was destroyed and several tv’s and computers were also stolen.

The US will reopen in November to air travelers from 33 countries including China, India, Brazil and most of Europe who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, easing tough pandemic-related restrictions that started early last year.  The U.S. restrictions have barred travelers from most of the world including tens of thousands of foreign nationals with relatives or business links in the United States.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is denying he made a secret deal to ban fact checking President Trump on the social media platform to avoid government regulations. A new biography on venture capitalist Peter Thiel says Zuckerberg worked with Trump’s son in law Jared Kushner on this quid pro quo.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Modi to face protests on visit to DC, NY

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NEW DELHI (Diya TV) — India’s Ministry of External Affairs called out Pakistan backed groups threatening to give Prime Minister Narendra Modi “sleepless nights” during his visit to the U.S. next week. The group Sikhs for Justice has planned protests from Washington to New York as the PM visits the U.S. for the first time under the Biden administration.

18 year old Nidhi Rana and 21 year old  Ayush Rana were together when their car began floating toward a spot where the water flows underground toward the river. A massive search was soon launched for the pair and continued for several days.

Vibhav Mittal is now the first Indian American judge on the Superior Court of  Orange County California.  During his ten years as a federal prosecutor, Judge Mittal tried 13 criminal trials to verdict.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Hudson: 55 Kashmiri & Khalistani groups operate in the US

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WASHINGTON DC (Diya TV) — The Hudson Institute assembled experts to evaluate fifty-five Kashmiri and Khalistani groups operating within the US. The institute is now recommending a deep dive into the possibility that these groups received funding, support and military training from Pakistan along with terrorist groups in India.

Top American lawmakers paid tributes as they remembered Sikh American Balbir Singh Sodhi,  who was the first victim of a hate crime following the 9/11 terror attacks.  He was murdered outside the Arizona gas station he owned, by a man who said he wanted to “go out and shoot some towel-heads. ”

Compass Digital Acquisition filed for a $200 million IPO. The technology-focused SPAC is targeting software and services companies. Compass is led by Chairman and CEO Abid Neemuchwala, former CEO of IT services firm Wipro.

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