Connect with us

News

MUST SEE: Desi Auntie regulates on teen armed robber

Published

on

The 17-year-old Thornton is the gun-wielding man pictured in this photo, according to authorities. Photo Courtesy of NBC WRDW

The 17-year-old Thornton is the gun-wielding man pictured in this photo, according to authorities. Photo Courtesy of NBC WRDW

BURKE COUNTY, Ga. (Diya TV) — An armed robber who tried to hold up a convenience store was met with greater force by the store’s clerk. After the young man came after the store clerk with a gun, she returned fired with a hammer, and chased him out the door.

Christian Dakota Thornton, 17, is facing charges of criminal attempt armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during a crime. Thornton is the gun-wielding man displayed in the above photo, according to police. The video shows the store clerk and part-owner, Bhumika Patel, slapping his hands, hitting him over the head with the register drawer and chasing him out of the store with a hammer.

Thornton's mugshot.

Thornton’s mugshot.

“It was an easy, normal day,” Patel said. She was working alone because her husband and business partner was out of town.

She noticed Thornton outside, soliciting deliverymen for spare change, and was immediately suspicious of the juvenile. However, she rang up his soda when he came to the register. Just then, Thornton pulled out a piece — “I opened my register, and he showed me his gun.” Patel said. “He says ‘get me all the money’ or else I’ll shoot you, I said, ‘If you want to shoot it, go ahead and shoot it. Who’s stopping you?'”

As she rung up his Mountain Dew, the registered opened, and Patel seized the opportunity to try and slap the gun out of his hand.

Thornton proceeds to grab the cash tray out the register and Patel grabs it from him and starts to hit him on head, with it.

With no cash, and a beating, Thornton ran away while Patel followed, hammer in hand. Due to his face being uncovered in the CCTV, he was identified and arrested. He will need to look for legal help from someone like these philadelphia criminal lawyers if he is going to get his charges reduced.

You can watch the CCTV video here.

Thornton was arraigned for his charges on Friday, and subsequently was denied bond by a Burke County judge.

News

Shrina Kurani announces CA congressional campaign

Published

on

Shrina Kurani announces CA congressional campaign | Diya TV News

SACRAMENTO (Diya TV) — Indian American Democrat Shrina Kurani is running for Congress in California’s 42nd district and is preparing to take on 15-year Republican incumbent Ken Calvert. Kurani is a mechanical engineer and entrepreneur and says she’s running to create more sustainable jobs in her community and to take on the status quo in Washington DC.

More than 30 interfaith organizations in the U.S. are urging the State Department to sanction India and designate it as a country of “particular concern”. Their resolution claims that the Indian government is promoting policies that lead to the persecution of religious minorities, especially Muslims.
Despite growing concern over rising Covid-19 cases in Japan, the 2021 Tokyo Olympic opening ceremony got underway. India is sending its largest ever contingent to the Olympics with120 athletes competing across 85 events.  The country hopes to win medals for shooting, wrestling, boxing, archery and badminton.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

Continue Reading

News

Nearly 200,000 ‘Documented Dreamers’ appeal to Congress for help

Published

on

Nearly 200,000 'Documented Dreamers' appeal to Congress for help | Diya TV News

WASHINGTON DC (Diya TV) — With no clear path to citizenship and facing deportation, younger Indian Americans who have aged out of their parents’ visas are now appealing to lawmakers for help. The Migration Policy Institute says about 190,000 kids and young adults will be in this situation once they turn 21 years old. Some of them have now formed a coalition saying it’s time to address this ongoing issue.

Electronic signature platform DocuSign appointed Indian American Shanthi Iyer as its new Chief Information Officer. Iyer spent more than 20 years at Cisco and will lead Docusign’s efforts to improve employee productivity and the customer experience.

And Indian start-up SimSim has been acquired by Youtube. The company helps small businesses connect with social media influencers and customers. The exact terms of the deal were not disclosed but insiders say the company was valued at more than $70 million.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

Continue Reading

News

Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui killed in Afghanistan

Published

on

Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui killed in Afghanistan | Diya TV News

KANDAHAR (Diya TV) — Pulitzer Prize-Winning photographer Danish Siddiqui was killed while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. The 38 year old Indian national was Reuters news agency’s chief photographer in India. Siddiqui was credited for capturing some of the most powerful images during the Covid-19 pandemic.

17-year-old Indian-American Samir Banerjee clinched the junior Wimbledon singles tennis title. Celebrating Samir’s achievement, many Indians took to social media to congratulate the youngster.

Jeff Bezos blasted off into space Tuesday on his Blue Origin rocket ship. It was the company’s first flight with people on board.  Bezos is now the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft. The Amazon founder was accompanied by his brother, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands and an 82-year-old aviation pioneer from Texas — the youngest and oldest to ever fly in space.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

Continue Reading

Trending

Diya TV , Inc. © 2017 All Rights Reserved