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Trump alleges Clinton Foundation donations by Indian Americans as quid pro quo

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Donald Trump has mounted a new offense against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump has mounted a new offense against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has mounted an attack against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton over donations that were made to her family foundation, alleging she received funds from Indian political leaders and institutions to support the U.S.-Indo civil nuclear deal.

Trump’s camp recently released the information in the form of a 35-page booklet, however, the allegations include no new information as the issue has been discussed publicly for a matter of years.

Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has for years refuted the allegations.

In a statement, the Trump campaign said the information provided includes an in-depth summary of the top 50 facts about Clinton’s record, detailed by the Republican candidate during his last major speech in his home state of New York.

Citing a report from the New York Times, Trump alleges that as early as 2008, Clinton received donations ranging from $1 million to $5 million from Indian politician Amar Singh. The donations were made to the Clinton Foundation.

“Singh visited the U.S. in September 2008 to lobby for a deal allowing India to obtain civilian nuclear technology; then-Sen. Clinton assured him Democrats would not block the deal,” the Trump camp said.

It further alleged that in 2008, the Confederation of Indian Industry gave around a half-million to $1 million to the Clinton Foundation. Additionally, the booklet said Indian American Raj Fernando was appointed to the State Department’s International Security Advisory Board by Clinton’s chief of staff Cheryl Mills at her urging.

Fernando, Trump alleged, has donated between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation. Trump alleged Clinton’s foreign policy has cost America thousands of lives and trillions of dollars — and unleashed ISIS across the world.

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Shrina Kurani announces CA congressional campaign

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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.

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

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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.

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Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui killed in Afghanistan

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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.

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