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Priyanka Chopra to attend White House Correspondents Dinner

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — After much confusion on whether or not Quantico star Priyanka Chopra would be attending this year’s White House Correspondents Dinner, the Indian-American actress confirmed via Twitter she plans to be at the annual event.

Previously, Hollywood news website Deadline had reported Chopra would not be in attendance due to a scheduling conflict.

“The D.C. shindig is just days away, but the guest list for this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner is still in flux. On the dropping-off list is Quantico‘s Priyanka Chopra and The Good Wife‘s Alan Cumming. Both have had to miss out on being USA Today‘s guests at the 90th annual dinner due to production scheduling issues,” Dominic Patten wrote at the time.

At the event, Chopra will be seated next to Kim Kardashian’s sister, Kendall, as well as fellow actors Rosario Dawson, Alan Cumming, Miles Teller and Neve Campbell.

How earlier this morning, Chopra’s manager Anjula Acharia-Bath tweeted this photo of the two on their way to the dinner

The 2016 rendition of the event will be the final of president Barack Obama’s tenure, and will be hosted by comedian Larry Wilmore. It will take place at the Washington Hilton.

Some would call this the biggest night of the year for C-span, barring any ‘Scandal’ like filibusters. If you’d like to watch it online, the Channel begins its coverage at 6PM Eastern. Or you can livestream it on C-Span’s website. And if you happen to miss it, both C-span & CNN will re-air the recording of the event.

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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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