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Inspired by James Bond and Spacesuits, this MIT grad wants to revolutionize business attire

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Ministry-of-Supply-headshotNEW DELHI (Diya TV) — For business professionals, frequent travel and unpredictable weather often times make it difficult to decide on attire when packing for trips. Aman Advani, while studying at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, set up a innovative and high-tech line of men’s clothing, inspired by the suits NASA astronauts wear in space.

Ministry of Supply, Advani’s company, seeks to reinvent business wear to include the benefits of athletic gear. Phase change materials have been used in the development of the clothing, which regulates body temperatures.

“As an engineer, you’re taught to tinker, which has always been natural to me. With dress socks, in particular, the solution was simple,” Advani said during a recent interview with Span Magazine.

He said he took his favorite pair of Nike socks and sewed them inside of some of the most frequent clothing items he wore to work. Well, his mother provided the alteration assistance.

“With my mom’s help on the sewing machine, I had an easy route to testing and proving that a simple mash-up was better than the incumbent.”

He serves as the CEO of the brand, and met his co-founders while attending MIT.

“We were introduced to each other since we stood out from the rest of the start-up crowd. There aren’t too many fashion entrepreneurs at MIT. We all saw a near identical picture of a brand that stood for so much more than a mixture of technology and style.”

They drew inspiration from a popular character of the James Bond movie franchise, Advani said.

“We love our name’s story. It represents the “empathetic inventor;” where Q, from the James Bond films, gets Bond ready for anything while always looking sharp.

“As the lines between work, play, and downtime continue to blur, we need essential garments that keep up with our entire day.”

“We’ve set out to achieve that versatility through capable garments that actually fit the human body and are easy to care for and wear, no matter what you choose to do in them,” the company website said.

 

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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 Sikh Community mourns killing of 64 year old Parmjit Singh

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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