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California Democrats storm Silicon Valley, look to the Fall

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1222327_1280x720San Jose, Calif. (Diya TV) — Democrats from all over California ascended upon San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center last weekend for the party’s state convention. Though all members of the same group, this year’s edition pitted vocal supporters of Hillary Clinton against those of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

The split of support between the two candidates was showcased during the three-day convention, which this year played host to north of 3,000 attendees. Division within the party became apparent after an overwhelming majority of Sanders’ supporters said they had no interest in voting for Clinton, and would not participate in this year’s general election should he not receive the Democratic nomination.

“I would have a very hard time voting for corruption,” Nadia Nouri, a Sanders supporter from San Jose, said about the prospect of voting for Clinton in November.

Even more extreme, Ruth Hull, a delegate from Orange County, said she is thinking about writing in her own candidate for president in the event Clinton wins the party’s nomination: Edward Snowden. Yes, the NSA whistleblower who released classified information and whom is currently residing in exile in Russia, Edward Snowden.

“You can’t have the insiders ordering the rest of the Democrats how to vote,” Hull said.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris

California Attorney General Kamala Harris

The Sanders contingency was represented in full force at the convention, and some of them checked their manners at the door, according to Smith, the Clinton supporter. Carrying two pro-Clinton signs, one of which read, “I’ve been waiting since 1789” for a female president. That one particularly struck a chord with the Sanders crowd, which led them to be “rude and insulting,” Smith said. “It makes me wonder what kind of Democrats these people are,” she added.

In the lead up to the keynote speech by Vice President Joe Biden Saturday afternoon, candidates in contention for the Senate seat being vacated by Senator Barbara Boxer —Rep. Loretta Sanchez and California Attorney General Kamala Harris— delivered their appeals to delegates back-to-back. Harris, who ultimately won the delegate’s nomination, ended her speech with a standing ovation.

Opponents for the Bay Area's 17 congressional district seat, incumbent Mike Honda and Ro Khanna

Opponents for the Bay Area’s 17 congressional district seat, incumbent Mike Honda and Ro Khanna

During his speech, Biden spoke emotionally about the passing of his late son, Beau. His words were interrupted when a heckler claimed the tumor which killed Beau was caused by a cellphone — “Thank you, but that’s alright. It’s okay…my son Beau would have loved that part…Let’s not act like Republicans,” Biden responded in turn.

Those who support Rep. Mike Honda were in full force as well, distributing literature which portrayed his Democratic opponent, 39-year-old Ro Khanna, as a puppet for corporate interests. The two are facing off for the second time in as many elections for the seat in the Bay Area’s 17th congressional district. Honda’s camp claimed they had no role in the distribution, and he ultimately won the delegates endorsement for re-election, despite the ongoing ethics investigation against him.

Ravi Kapur, Deepti Dawar and Jeff Knapp contributed to this report.

 

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India becomes 5th largest economy, overtakes UK, France

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AHMEDABAD, India (Diya TV)  — India is now the world’s fifth largest economy, overtaking the UK and France in 2019, according to a report by American non-partisan think tank World Population Review. The report says India’s economic liberalization starting in the early 1990s was key to this growth. Though the report also indicates India’s real GDP growth is expected to weaken for the third straight year from 7.5 percent to 5 percent.

Billionaire entrepreneur and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be on stage at the ninth Democratic Debate in Las Vegas, qualifying for the first time after polls indicate his star is rising amongst potential Democratic primary voters after spending more than $300 million in political advertising. Diya TV will be in Las Vegas with full coverage from what will certainly be an eventful night.

Lakshmi Sridaran, who has been the interim executive director for non-profit civil rights group, SAALT, South Asian Americans Leading Together, will take on that role moving forward. SAALT also announced Simran Noor will serve as their new Board Chair.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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150,000 people expected for ‘Namaste Trump’ in Gujarat

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AHMEDABAD, India (Diya TV)  — President Trump & the first lady will get a massive welcome on his visit to Gujarat next week, where 150,000 people are expected to attend ‘Namaste Trump.’ It’s expected to be an even grander event than ‘Howdy Modi’ in Houston, where 50,000 people greeted Prime Minister Modi. A delegation of business leaders from the U.S. are also headed to India for a series of events in New Delhi.

The 17th annual India Conference at Harvard brought more than 1000 people to the Kennedy School of Government and Harvard’s Business School including a long list of luminaries in business, politics and entertainment. And only on Diya TV, we have exclusive conversations with Indian unicorn CEOs Ankiti Bose of Zilingo and Ritesh Agarwal of OYO.

Roseville Police in California say a taxi driver, Rajbir Singh, saved an elderly passenger in his cab from giving a scammer $25,000. The 92 year old told Singh she was about to withdraw the money to settle a debt with the IRS. It sounded like a scam to Singh, who asked the woman to reconsider, even detouring to a police station to help convince her not to withdraw her money. Eventually, she decided not to proceed. Roseville Police say Singh should be honored with a “great citizen award.”

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Indian Amb. Sandhu greets USIBC in Washington

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV)  — New Indian ambassador to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu held court with business leaders involved with the U.S.-India Business Council and gave a preview of what to expect when President Trump meets with Prime Minister Modi later this month in India.

The annual Harvard India Conference takes place this weekend and Diya TV is a proud media partner for this event that will host a slew of well known Indian tycoons, political figures and folks working on social change.

With this large student-run India-focused conference taking place this weekend, the host city of Cambridge, Massachusetts became the second town in America to pass a resolution asking India to repeal the recently enacted Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and stop the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC).

And with the college baseball season about to start, we will take you back to what some say is the greatest performance in college baseball history. Indian American student athlete Kumar Rocker at just 19 years old, pitched a 19 strikeout no hitter to save Vanderbilt’s season on their way to winning the 2019 College World Series. Rocker is now a sophomore and is considered one of baseball’s top pitching prospects.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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