California Democrats concur to hold-up health care employee minimum wage boost to assistance balance budgetplan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Democrats in California have agreed to delay a minimum wage increase for about 426,000 health care workers to help balance the state’s budget.The agreement between Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders is part of a larger plan to close an estimated $46.8 billion shortfall — the second year in a row the…

India increases defense ties with Bangladesh to endedupbeing counterweight to China

India and Bangladesh bolster ties as New Delhi tries to become a regional power.ByASHOK SHARMA Associated PressNEW DELHI — India and Bangladesh on Saturday moved to bolster their defense relationship and signed agreements for expanding cooperation in maritime security, ocean economy, space, and telecommunication sectors, as New Delhi tries to present itself as a regional…

Environment modification makes India’s monsoons unpredictable. Can farmers still discover a method to succeed?

BENGALURU, India — Each year from June to September, a heavy band of rain makes its way from India’s southwest coast to its northeastern borders, quenching farmers’ thirsty fields. India’s monsoon season is arguably the single most important weather phenomenon for the country, and a good monsoon can noticeably boost the nation’s economy and the…

UnitedStates will slowly resume avocado examinations in conflictive Mexican state, ambassador states

U.S. government inspections of avocados and mangoes in the Mexican state of Michoacan will gradually resumeMEXICO CITY — U.S. government inspections of avocados and mangoes in the Mexican state of Michoacan will gradually resume, U.S. Ambassador Ken Salazar announced Friday, a week after they were suspended over an assault on inspectors.The U.S. Agriculture Department inspectors…