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Indian parents killed in car crash in New York

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Chanda and Surwade Gavai.

Chanda and Surwade Gavai.

NEW YORK (Diya TV) – An Indian man from Long Island and his parents who were visiting from India were killed on Monday evening after their car collided head-on with a truck. The driver of the truck was also killed. The man’s wife survived, however, she was critically injured in the accident, their 11-month-old baby also survived the incident. Trucks can be dangerous vehicles to others out on the roads so it’s sensible to be cautious around them. However, the chance of an accident occurring can never be fully eradicated. If you are involved in an accident with a truck in the Albuquerque area, you may wish to discuss a potential claim with Truck Accident Lawyers in New Mexico.

Suffolk police said Chandan Gavai, 38, was driving the 2014 Nissan Altima that collided with the truck. His father, Kamalnayan Gavai, 74, and mother, Archana Gavai, 60, died after the crash. The truck driver was killed on impact.

Gavai was in the U.S. on a work visa, he was employed as a professional with an IT firm. His wife, Surwade, and their aforementioned child, remain in critical condition at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, NBC News reported. She was transferred to another hospital, and while her condition remains critical, a family friend told Newsday that she is “responding to treatment.”

Gavai was a graduate of the University of Mumbai, and worked as a senior programmer and analyst at Broadbridge Financial Services in New York, according to his LinkedIn profile. His wife is an alumni of the University of Pune.

The family were on their journey home from watching July 4 fireworks shows, when they collided with the truck driver, who police said was speeding and had a blood alcohol level that was twice the legal limit. If you have gotten into an accident with a truck that was through no fault of your own then you may want to consider looking into legal representation from someone like this Dallas Truck Accident Attorney to see if you could get compensation. In this case, the truck driver was drunk. This is why accidents like this happen. There are many drivers out there that don’t have a second thought for anyone on the roads, apart from themselves. Reasons like these are why commercial truck drivers and fleet management companies are putting tougher penalties and a number of measures into place for truck drivers in order to keep them safe on the road. Check out this review to find out more on how incorporating en electronic logging devices within your vehicle can make all the difference for your safety and others around you. If you are would like to keep yourself and other drivers safe on the road, you may be interested in this nys defensive driving school that may be able to help.

Witnesses said they saw the truck driving erratically when the driver lost control of his vehicle and slammed into Gavai’s Nissan.

The driver of the truck, a 25-year-old man, was killed on impact. An autopsy later revealed his blood alcohol level to be 0.16.

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Indian American news anchor Uma Pemmaraju passes away at 64

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Groundbreaking Indian American news anchor and journalist Uma Pemmaraju has passed away at the age of 64. She was one of the original members on air at FOX News when the network first launched. She also spent time at Bloomberg covering business. Pemmaraju was a familiar face in local news markets like Boston where she anchored one of the highest rated news shows and won several Emmy awards. Her cause of death is not being reported at this time.

In New York, author Salman Rushdie was attacked on stage as he prepared to give a lecture at Chautauqua Institution. Witnesses say his attacker began punching or stabbing Rushdie. His condition is unknown at this time. The 75 year old’s book, “The Satanic Verses” has been banned in Iran since 1988 as many Muslims consider it blasphemous. Iran has put a 3 million dollar bounty on his head.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the nation should move away from restrictive measures such as quarantines and social distancing and focus on reducing severe disease from Covid-19. The agency no longer recommends staying at least 6 feet away from other people to reduce the risk of exposure — a shift from guidance that had been in place since the early days of the pandemic.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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US and India to hold military drills near the China-India border

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WASHINGTON DC (Diya TV) — The U.S. and India are preparing for mountain top drills near the Chinese border. It’s a move that’s sure to attract the attention of leaders in Beijing and comes during heightened tension between all the countries, especially after China recently launched missiles over Taiwan in a show of force. Last year’s joint high altitude exercise between the U.S. and India was in Alaska.

A top Pakistani militant who had a $3 million U.S. bounty on his head has been killed along with three others in Afghanistan. Abdul Wali, also known as Omar Khalid Khurasani, was killed in an explosion Sunday while traveling by car.

Diya TV was this year’s media sponsor at the Indiana India Business Council annual gala. This non-profit remains focused on generating economic growth, and strengthening ties between both countries. 

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Afghan man arrested over murders of four South Asian men in New Mexic

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Diya TV) — The Islamic community is breathing a sigh of relief after one of their own is now under arrest for the murders of four Muslim men. 51 year old Mohamed Syed is denying any involvement in the slayings and will face a judge later this week. Three of the victims are from Pakistan while the other is from Afghanistan. Authorities say Syed knew all the men but the exact motive is unclear at this time. Some outlets are reporting this could be fueled over issues in the Sunni and Shia Muslim community. 

Global outrage continues after the suicide of 30 year old Mandeep Kaur, who left India for New York, searching for a better life. Police say she ended her life after releasing a heart wrenching video, narrating details of torture at the hands of her husband who she claims abused her because she couldn’t have a son. Kaur leaves behind two young daughters. Her family in Indian is now trying to take custody of the children. 

Women’s tennis champ Serena Williams says she is preparing to wind down her stellar career. She has 23 grand slam championships. Williams implied she’s trying to play at the US Open and make it her final tournament later this month.  

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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