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FBI joins investigation of Sikh man shooting as ‘potentially hate-motivated’ crime

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Kent, March 6: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Sunday issued an official statement to help the Kent Police in investigating Saturday’s shooting of a Sikh man as “potentially hate-motivated” crime.

On Saturday a 39-year-old Deep Rai was shot in the arm by a white man who yelled “go back to your own country” before attacking Rai.

Several groups including the British Columbia Peoples Party and the New York-based the Sikh Coalition have demanded the incident be investigated as a hate crime.

Alarmed by the incidence, Indian Ambassador Navtej Sarna has also underlined need to prevent such incidents and protect Indian community. State Dept, on behalf of US Govt has expressed condolences and assured justice and protection of community.

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday spoke to the Victim’s father and updated the country about Singh’s well being. She tweeted: He told me that his son had a bullet injury on his arm. He is out of danger and is recovering in a private hospital.

In less than ten days, it is third such incident against an Indian origin man. Just on Thursday, 43 year old Harnish Patel was found dead outside his residence in South Carolina. On February 22, Srinivas Kuchibhotla an engineer from Hyderabad lost his life in one such incident. He, along with his friend was attacked in Kansas wherein shooter told them to leave their country before the attack.

As for Sunday’s event,  Kent Police have been speaking to witnesses in the area. “We are putting all possible resources toward this investigation,” said police chief Ken Thomas. “To think that this could happen in our community was very surprising and extremely disappointing,” he added, according to CNN.

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North Korea suspends nuclear, ballistic missile testing

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Seoul, April 21: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Saturday announced the immediate suspension of nuclear and long-range missile tests.

“From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles,” Efe quoted Kim as saying.

According to the report, North Korea will also close a nuclear test site in the country’s northern side in a bid to guarantee transparency in suspending nuclear tests.

Having established a nuclear deterrent, North Korea can now turn to overhauling its economy, Kim said.

Pyongyang’s decision comes ahead of Kim’s April 27 summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the demilitarized zone that divides the two countries.

The last bilateral talks between the leaders of North and South Korea took place 11 years ago.

US President Donald Trump, who accepted Kim’s proposal for a meeting after months that saw the two men trade insults and threats, praised the announcement from Pyongyang.

“North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site. This is very good news for North Korea and the World — big progress! Look forward to our Summit,” Trump said in a tweet.

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DJ Avicii dead at 28

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Madrid, April 21: World-renowned Swedish DJ and electronic music producer Avicii was found dead in Muscat, Oman, his agent said on Friday. He was 28.

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” Efe quoted Diana Baron as saying.

“The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time,” Baron said. “No further statements will be given.”

Bergling had struggled with health problems, some caused by excessive drinking and was hospitalized for 11 days in 2012 for treatment of acute pancreatitis.

In early 2016, he announced his temporary retirement from touring, citing a desire to “explore other interests.”

“To me it was something I had to do for my health,” Bergling told The Hollywood Reporter in 2016, adding that he had taken on board “too much negative energy” from the music scene.

Avicii achieved global fame in 2011 with the release of his smash hit “Levels,” which was followed by other chart sensations, such as “Wake Me Up” and “Hey Brother”.

He was known for his collaborations with other artists, including Coldplay, David Guetta, Lenny Kravitz, Robbie Williams and Rita Ora.

In 2014, he teamed up with Carlos Santana, Wyclef Jean and Alexandre Pires on the official FIFA World Cup anthem, “We Will Find a Way”.

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IMF expects India’s role to expand in Indo-Pacific region

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United Nations, April 21: The International Monetary Fund expects India’s role in the Indo-Pacific region’s development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade reforms, Ken Kang, the deputy director in IMF’s Asia Pacific Department said on Friday.

“Given our robust growth forecast where we see India’s growth rising from 7.4 per cent in 2017-18 to 7.8 per cent in 2019, we do expect India’s role in the region to continue to expand,” he said at a news conference in Washington.

“That being said, India does have room to expand its export orientation and to reduce further trade and non-trade barriers,” he added.

“The statutory tariff rate in India is relatively high at about 15 per cent, and higher than those in the rest of the region,” he added. “So there is room to do more on trade reform.”

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