06/20/2019

INDIA: Latest News Here

Read the latest stories through PIB tweets as they emerge … no more waiting! Siliconeer – World’s first digital daily for South Asians

06/19/2019

Diamonds Speak Louder Than Words – Bhindi Jewellers

With the firm belief that both a truly personal experience and high-end ambiance need not be mutually exclusive, Bhindi endeavored to create a showroom that exemplified the marriage of these two principles. In 2016, the flagship store in Artesia underwent a major renovation. The once-7,000 square fo

06/20/2019

From El Salvador to Texas, navigating the US asylum maze

Yolanda, who asked that her full name not be given, must navigate an opaque and dystunctional US immigration system to gain entry to the US, and be reunited with her teenage daughter and year-old grandson; the three made the journey from El Salvador together but were separated at the border (Paul Ra

06/20/2019

Fresh, Crunchy, Mithi Pani Puri: Pani Puri Company, Santa Clara

Order fresh pani puri for your party, birthday, wedding or picnic, bulk and wholesale orders accepted.PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A RESTAURANT.Pani Puri Company 3157 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051 Business: (408) 246-1943 • Cell: (408) 309-1382 Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm • Sat-Sun: 8am-12pmWeb: www

06/20/2019

Export of Fish oil, meal a threat to millions in Africa: Greenpeace

Greenpeace said “hundreds of thousands of tonnes of fish are made into meal or oil for export, to the detriment of about 40 million African men and women” (SEYLLOU)Dakar (AFP) – The exporting of tonnes of fish oil and fish meal from Africa to China and Europe poses a serious danger to the diets of m

06/20/2019

Tech firm Slack to make market debut, at $26 reference price

The market arrival of Slack — which markets online tools for information sharing and workflow management — underscroes investor hunger for new companies in spite of some high-profile stumbles (NOAH BERGER)San Francisco (AFP) – Cloud-based software firm Slack Technologies makes its debut on the New

06/20/2019

Germany, Qatar working on ‘inter-Afghan’ talks: UN

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (L) and Stanikzai Sher Mohammad Abbas Abbas, of the Afghan Taliban, during May, 2019 talks in Moscow with leading Afghan politicians — but not the Kabul administration (Nikolay KORZHOV)United Nations (United States) (AFP) – Germany and Qatar are working to organize an “int

06/20/2019

Rishabh Pant replaces Shikhar Dhawan in India World Cup squad

Out of the World Cup — India’s Shikhar Dhawan (Dibyangshu SARKAR)Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Injured India opener Shikhar Dhawan was Wednesday ruled out of the rest of the World Cup, with wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant approved as a replacement.The in-form batsman suffered a fractured fi

06/20/2019

Democrats say little gained as Trump ex-aide Hicks snubs lawmakers

Ex-White House communications director Hope Hicks, once a confidante to President Donald Trump, testified in a closed session of the House Judiciary Committee, but Democrats said she refused to answer questions about her White House tenure (ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS)Washington (AFP) – Hope Hicks, a

06/20/2019

US Congress debates reparations for slave descendants

Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker said House Speaker Mitch McConnell’s statements on slavery reparations showed a “tremendous amount of ignorance.” (Josh Edelson)Washington (AFP) – US lawmakers held a hearing Wednesday on whether to award reparations to the African-American descendants o

06/20/2019

Convicted: the US sex cult leader who attracted the rich and famous

Keith Raniere’s lawyer Marc Agnifilo, seen May 7, 2019 outside court, said his client would be appealing his seven convictions as part of the Nxivm cult case, including sex trafficking, extortion and sexual exploitation of a child (Drew Angerer)New York (AFP) – A US jury on Wednesday convicted a “se

06/20/2019

Xi heads to North Korea to meet Kim ahead of Trump talks

Xi Jinping will be the first Chinese president to visit North Korea in 14 years (Ed JONES)Pyongyang (AFP) – Chinese President Xi Jinping makes a historic trip to Pyongyang on Thursday, rebooting a troubled alliance as he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un face their own challenges with US Presiden

06/20/2019

New York to get one of world’s most ambitious carbon reduction plans

Under a proposed New York state law, most fossil fuel burning thermal plants will need to shut down and vehicles will need to produce zero emissions over the next three decades (Johannes EISELE)New York (AFP) – New York state lawmakers on Wednesday passed one of the world’s most ambitious laws aimed

06/20/2019

Mexico ratifies new trade deal with US, Canada

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, pictured on June 14, 2019, assured Congress he had not agreed to Trump’s demand for a “safe third country agreement” (ALFREDO ESTRELLA)Mexico City (AFP) – Mexico ratified the new North American trade agreement Wednesday, making the country the first to give i

06/20/2019

US stocks rise, dollar falls as Fed signals it could soon cut rates

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell opened the door for a rate cut soon (NICHOLAS KAMM)New York (AFP) – Wall Street stocks advanced and the dollar fell after the Federal Reserve signaled it could soon cut interest rates due to uncertainty over the economic outlook.The gains in the United States w

06/19/2019

Biden under fire for recalling ‘civility’ with racist senators

Democratic US presidential hopeful and former vice president Joe Biden has drawn rebukes from nomination rivals for invoking two segregationist senators as he recalled the “civility” of earlier political eras (ALEX WONG)Washington (AFP) – Joe Biden drew condemnation Wednesday from fellow Democratic

06/19/2019

US says Saudis can do more after UN Khashoggi probe

Brian Hook, the US special representative for Iran, testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East (ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS)Washington (AFP) – A US official said Wednesday that Saudi Arabia should do more to ensure accountability over the death of dissident writer Jamal

06/19/2019

Stock markets hold their breath before Fed update

The Fed meeting outcome is seen as one of the most important pieces of market news this week (SCOTT OLSON)London (AFP) – Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic paused Wednesday after the previous session’s strong rally, as investors awaited a key monetary policy update from the Federal Reserve.

06/19/2019

US-Japan trade deal progress likely in ‘months’: US official

Lighthizer said Japanese authorities ‘understand completely’ the US desire for trade access to Japan (MARK WILSON)Washington (AFP) – Tokyo understands Washington’s desire to negotiate greater access to the Japanese market and efforts to reach a new trade agreement should bear fruit soon, a top US tr

06/19/2019

Fed opens door to rate cut amid growing ‘uncertainties’

James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve’s St Louis regional branch, pictured in May 2019, said he wanted to see the federal funds rate cut by 25 basis points (Isaac LAWRENCE)Washington (AFP) – The Federal Reserve on Wednesday opened the door to an interest rate cut soon, saying uncertainties

06/19/2019

‘Attack squirrel’ found high on meth in US police raid

A squirrel, like this one pictured in Los Angeles, was freed after a police search in Alabama (GABRIEL BOUYS)Washington (AFP) – Police in the US state of Alabama made an unusual seizure this week during a drug raid: a squirrel high on methamphetamine.The apartment’s occupant wanted to make sure his

06/19/2019

Universal says artists owed ‘transparency’ over devastating fire

One-of-a-kind recordings of Louis Armstrong are reported to have been among the thousands of works under the care of Universal Music Group lost in a massive 2008 fire (-)New York (AFP) – The world’s largest music group Universal owes artists “transparency” over revelations that a 2008 fire devoure