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U.S. President Barack Obama will attend the seventh Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University.

U.S. President Barack Obama will attend the seventh Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University.

PALO ALTO, Calif. (Diya TV) — President Barack Obama will arrive in the Bay Area on Thursday for his participation in the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University.

Now in its seventh year, the summit is held annually and gathers government leaders, entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors for a three-day series of speeches and various programs. This is the second year the U.S. has played host to the event, and the first time since the 2010 inaugural year.

The subsequent summits have been held in Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Morocco and Kenya.

The summit will be attended by more than 1,500 global delegates on the campus of Stanford, and will include special events designed to highlight entrepreneurship and innovation in the city of Detroit.

This year, the U.S. have invited more than 700 entrepreneurs from 170 countries and territories and 300 investors to participate in the event. Additionally, more than 400 journalists are scheduled to attend the event, organizers said. Obama will arrive on Air Force One Thursday afternoon and spend the night in the San Jose area before his address on Friday morning.

Also scheduled to appear and make speeches are Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.

Business leaders scheduled to address the Bay Area crowd include Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

While the summit is closed to the public, portions of it are being live-streamed here.

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Indian Ambassador, Shringla speaks to U.S. Congress about Kashmir

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV)  — Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Harsh Shringla met with members of Congress at a private roundtable briefing, hosted by Southern California Congressman Brad Sherman. Sherman, who has been a supporter of India, took to Twitter recently to share his concerns about Kashmir and said serious questions about Kashmir were asked at the briefing.

President Trump is being urged to fix the H1-B visa process and do away with country-specific limits, with the latest effort for reform being spearheaded by 60 U.S. business school deans and CEO’s.

In an earthquake, seconds matter. So on the anniversary of the deadly 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake that rocked Northern California, state officials announced the launch of America’s first statewide earthquake early warning system.

Tabla Maestro Zakir Hussain will be coming to Boston next month to perform at the Berklee India Exchange, where he will also be conferred with an honorary doctorate by the esteemed music school. A Zakir Hussain Scholarship at Berklee is also being established.

And we have incredible video of three kids from India rescuing their dog from a snake that’s equal parts courageous and nuts.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Federal Court rules Trump must turn over tax returns | Diya TV News

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NEW YORK (Diya TV) — A federal judge ruled President Trump must turn over eight years of his personal and corporate tax returns to Manhattan prosecutors, striking down the President’s argument that a sitting president cannot be criminally investigated. The ruling was quickly appealed and this case could end up in the Supreme Court to answer the constitutional question of whether presidents can be charged with a crime.

Meanwhile, the President celebrated a victory by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, as a federal appellate court upheld most of the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality. It also ruled the FCC cannot preempt state net neutrality laws, meaning the rules of the road in states like California remain in place.

The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee announced their Asia-Pacific and Non-Proliferation Subcommittee will be holding a hearing asking State Department officials and human rights activists to chime in on Human Rights in Kashmir, the Tamils of Sri Lanka, Muslims in Assam and the human rights situation in Pakistan, which includes the Sindh Province.

Lockheed Martin announced they will build F-16 wings exclusively in India, helping in integrating Indian industry into the $165 billion fighter aircraft market.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Tech CEO Pradyumna Samal convicted of large scale H1B fraud

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SEATTLE (Diya TV) — Tech CEO Pradyumna Samal was convicted of large scale H1B fraud. The CEO of two companies that supplied workers to companies like Microsoft and Amazon plead guilty to using fake documents to get H1-B visas. The Indian national Samal was sentenced to seven years in prison for what federal authorities say “was the largest and most sophisticated H-1B visa fraud scheme we have prosecuted in Western Washington.” 

Inder Singh, a Los Angeles-based Indian American community leader, has died. He was 86 years old. Singh was involved in the inception of a number of Indian American non-profit organizations in the effort to build a stronger relationship between the U.S. and India. Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Harsh Shringla said on Twitter that Singh’s contributions have been “significant and his leadership will be greatly missed.”

Indiaspora launched ChaloGive.org, their first online giving campaign that runs October 2nd to the 8th. The goal is to increase levels of giving by the Indian diaspora, inspired in part by the success of Giving Tuesday in the U.S. and Daan Utsav in India.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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