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Indian American designer Rachel Roy, the most hated woman on the internet?

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920x920(Diya TV) — In pop singer Beyonce’s new HBO visual album special “Lemonade,” the singer calls out a cheating spouse, many speculate to be her husband, hip hop superstar Jay Z, for having an affair with a woman she refers to simply as, “Becky with the good hair.”

Social media users and self-proclaimed members of the Beyhive — a massive group of internet-savvy Beyonce fans — began to speculate that Rachel Roy, a New York-based fashion designer, was the real-life “Becky.”

There is a connection, Roy’s ex-husband, Damon Dash, co-founded Roc-A-Fella Records with Jay Z. Additionally, Roy herself once worked as a fashion designer for Jay Z’s clothing line, Rocawear. She ultimately rose to the position of creative director of the women’s and children’s divisions, where she met Dash.

In 2009, she launched the “Rachel Roy Collection,” an affordable line of sportswear, shoes and accessories. She also designs clothing exclusively for people such as First Lady Michelle Obama; Diane Sawyer; Kate Hudson; Jennifer Garner; Tyra Banks and Kim Kardashian.

Other ardent Beyonce supporters believe that Roy is also the subject of the now-infamous elevator fight between Beyonce’s sister and Jay Z — in May of 2014, her sister, Solange, attacked Jay in an elevator, lunging at him multiple times, and striking him multiple times with her purse. At the conclusion of the video, all three of them, Beyonce, Solange and Jay, exit the elevator together.

However, the social media group might have mistakingly attacked the wrong individual, or couldn’t decide on whom they believed the real criminal was in all of this.

The Beyhive first targeted Food Network celebrity chef Rachel Ray, mistaking her for Rachel Roy. The group barraged Ray’s social media pages, leaving mean epithets, lemon emojis and bumblebee emojis (a symbol of the organization) as comments on her social media posts.

Ray, who seemingly became amused by the ferocious attacks, decided to respond by posting a recipe for lemonade on her Instagram account.

Shake up your Sunday with @ChefDPhillips' lemon shake-up with lemonade lavender ice cubes. #RachaelRay #RachaelRayShow

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FBI: Amity CEO Ridhima Singh, others accused of major healthcare fraud

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — The FBI says, CEO Ridhima Singh of Amity Home Health Care is among the 28 people, that include doctors and nurses, accused in the scheme. Federal prosecutors charged the Bay Area’s largest home health care provider, Amity Home Health Care, with involvement in a kickback scheme that led to $115 million in tainted claims. The complaint said medical professionals received $8 million worth of bribes disguised as payroll, phony medical directorships, reimbursements, entertainment or gifts, in what the Department of Justice said was simply “a cash for patients scheme.”

The man accused of stabbing and killing 62 year old Parmjit Singh in Tracy made his first court appearance. 21 year old Anthony Kreiter-Rhoads of Tracy pleaded not guilty of homicide during his arraignment. Police are still investigating the motive behind the crime.

And Priyanka Chopra & her husband Nick Jonas were named by People Magazine as their pick for ‘Best Dressed of the Year.’

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Tracy Sikh community mourns killing of 64 year old Parmjit Singh

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TRACY, Calif. (Diya TV) — The Sikh community in Tracy, California is mourning the loss of 64-year-old Parmjit Singh, who was on his routine walk through a park when he was stabbed and left for dead. The FBI is investigating, but so far there is no concrete suspect information, just a person of interest. It has not been determined either whether Singh’s death will be classified as a hate crime.

The mayor of Manhattan, Kansas, Usha Reddi announced she is running for the U.S. Senate in 2020 as a Democrat. There is no incumbent challenger for Reddi, but no Democrat has won a Senate seat in Kansas since 1932.

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and professor Jhumpa Lahiri is taking the helm as director of Princeton University’s Program in Creative Writing.

And actor Kumail Nanjiani announced he is joining the cast of the Marvel Studios’ “The Eternals.” Featuring a diverse cast, Nanjiani tweeted “I’m gonna be a super hero in a purple costume!!!!”

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Imran Khan pens Op-ed in New York Times about Kashmir

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NEW YORK (Diya TV) — Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan wrote an editorial for the New York Times to argue his case against India’s recent move to change their constitution to oversee Jammu & Kashmir more closely. The opinion piece is part of Khan’s strategy to internationalize the dispute. So far, the Trump administration is staying out of the matter.

But a few more Democrats in Congress took to Twitter to express their alarm over Kashmir, California Congressman Ted Lieu, Michigan Congressman Andy Levin and Virginia Congressman Don Beyer. Beyer is concerned over the “ongoing communications blackout.” Lieu called for “de-escalation.” And Levin, who spent a year in India while in college, said “the India of Narendra Modi is not the India I fell in love with.”

Meanwhile, some Kashmiris are claiming the Indian army is electrocuting them & beating them with cables and sticks. But the allegations have not been verified and the Indian army called them “baseless and unsubstantiated.”

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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