SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) – The defense ministers of the United States, Australia and Japan agreed to boost military cooperation in the face of China’s growing ambitions. The U.S. is also pledging more than 800-million dollars to the region to intensify its diplomatic presence. Vice President Kamala Harris traveled last week to Japan and South Korea and said the United States would act without fear or hesitation throughout Asia, including the Taiwan Strait which China considers its property.

In Houston, Telugu Association of North America board director Dr Kodali Nagendra Srinivas lost his wife and two daughters in a car accident. Officials say they were returning home when a van crashed into their vehicle.

Indian American business executive Raghavendra Rau is joining Adeia’s board of directors. The company helps businesses with intellectual property licensing. Rau is also a former interim President and CEO of TiVo.  

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.