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Canadian Indian man found guilty of murdering wife and mother of his 3 children to be with former lover.

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Jagtar Gill and her husband Bhupinderpal Gill. He was convicted of first degree murder in her death. (Courtesy of Jagtar Gill's family)

Jagtar Gill and her husband Bhupinderpal Gill. He was convicted of first degree murder in her death. (Courtesy of Jagtar Gill’s family)

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — An Ottawa jury has found former lovers Bhupinderpal Gill and Gurpreet Ronald guilty of killing Gill’s longtime wife.

Jagtar Gill, a 43-year-old mother of three, was found stabbed and bludgeoned to death in Jan. 2014 — her 17th wedding anniversary — in the Ontario home she shared with her family.

After a highly publicized Superior Court trial, both Gill and Ronald were found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday. Jagtar’s parents broke down crying as the verdict was read, while the rest of the courtroom cheered loudly in celebration. Neither Gill or Ronald showed emotion while the verdict was being read, both declined their right to make open statements in court after the trial had concluded.

Both will receive automatic life sentences with no chance of seeking parole for at least 25 years.

Over the course of the nine-week trial, the Crown argued that Ronald and Gill “were in love and dreamed of being together” when the duo plotted and carried out the murder. The OC Transpo drivers each entered not guilty pleas for the first-degree murder charges. They were tried together but had separate lawyers.

On July 15, Justice Julianne Parfett told the jury: “Don’t use sympathy, prejudice or fear to come to a decision.”

The jury of seven men and five women could have found the two accused guilty or not guilty of first-degree murder. It could not find them guilty of a lesser charge.

Gill’s lawyer said he will appeal the verdict, saying it shocked and devastated his client. Ronald’s lawyer said his client is very emotional and extremely disappointed in the verdict.

On Wednesday Jagtar’s niece, Ramandeep Chahal, read a victim impact on behalf of her grandparents, Jagtar’s parents.

“Jagtar’s children have been robbed of a mother’s love,” she read. “There is no closure, as we often hear. There is no moving on. There’s nothing, and we mean absolutely nothing, that makes you feel better. They say time heals all wounds but we have to disagree. The only thing time has done for our family is to move the tragic loss of Jagtar further away. It hasn’t made it better.

“Your short life enriched the lives of so many people. You will never be forgotten. Loved forever.”

After the statement was read, and court had been recessed, the front row, which was assembled of Jagtar’s friends and family, all joined in a Sikh prayer. Family members now say they plan to honor Jagtar’s wishes and have her ashes spread in India.

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Indiaspora releases 2021 government leaders list featuring over 200 members of Indian diaspora

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Indiaspora Releases 2021 Government Leaders List | Diya TV News

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Nonprofit Indiaspora released their list recognizing more than 200 members of the Indian diaspora who are leaders in their countries’ governments. The leaders span the globe, with more than 60 holding Cabinet-level positions.

More than 32 million people of Indian origin live outside of India, the largest diaspora population in the world.

After entertaining pitches from a number of Indian states, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa declared Tesla will set up its Indian production in his state. An electric vehicle pioneer, analysts forecast India could generate 5% of Tesla’s revenue in the next 5 years.

The late Indian American scientist Narinder Singh Kapany, the father of fiber optics, received a posthumous Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest award. Singh died last year at the age of 94.

An Indian physicist’s revolutionary Black Hole research is turning 50 years old. C.V. Vishveshwara died in 2017, but his work lives on and continues to be honored. The Indian Association for General Relativity and Gravitation and The International Centre for Theoretical Sciences held an event in India to discuss the implications of Vishveshwara’s breakthrough. And now colleagues in his field around the world continue to be astounded at his research. Building off the work of Albert Einstein, Vishveshwara found that Black Holes had a structure, and if you banged on it, would vibrate like a bell. He first published this finding in the science journal “Nature.”

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Search continues for 12 yr old Arunay Pruthi lost at sea.

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FREMONT, Calif. (Diya TV)  — It’s been a month since 12 year old Arunay Pruthi disappeared off the California coast. And while his family and their Fremont neighbors are devastated by his apparent loss, they continue to hold out hope they will find out what happened to the 7th grader. Pruthi was caught by dangerous surf at Cowell Ranch State Beach in Half Moon Bay and his father said he just drifted away. Despite hundreds of volunteers scouring the area, Pruthi hasn’t been seen since. There is a $50,000 reward for information leading to his discovery.

31 year old Ashwani Jain announced he’s running to become Maryland’s next governor. The Democrat recently ran unsuccessfully for Montgomery, Maryland City Council. He’s also a former Obama administration official.

Sean Desai made history, as he was named the Chicago Bears new defensive coordinator, making him the first Indian American ever to receive a coordinator job in the NFL. The 37 year old served as an assistant coach for several years before this promotion. Desai started his coaching career at Temple University, where he also received a doctorate in educational administration.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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UN: Avoid Pakistani airlines over fake pilot licence scandal

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SANTA CLARA (Diya TV) — The United Nations is telling its staff and partner agencies to avoid flying on all Pakistani airlines as the country continues to deal with a fake pilot license scandal. The warning means UN staff in Pakistan will be unable to fly internationally or domestically with these airlines, creating a travel nightmare.

The National Football League’s San Francisco 49ers is increasing its stake in soccer club Leeds United to 37 percent. And Indian American Paraag Marathe has been tapped to become Vice Chairman of the English Premier League team. Marathe will lead day to day operations and be more involved in the decision making process. The executive is still the 49ers Vice President of Football Operations, essentially the right hand man to owner Jed York.

As more foreign companies turn their backs on the United States, China and India are taking advantage. Direct investment in the US by overseas companies plummeted 49 percent last year according to a recent study. China’s grew by four percent to $163 billion. In India, foreign direct investment skyrocketed 13 percent last year to $57 billion. Policies allowing more foreign companies like Ikea and Uniqlo to open stores and increasing the country’s manufacturing base are some of the reasons for this growth.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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