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6-year-old Indian-American golfer shines at Junior Championships

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) Karina Jadhav, a 6-year-old resident of Irvine, Calif., recently finished near the top of the leaderboard in the U.S. Kids Golf California State Invitational and IMG Junior World Championships.

During last month’s two-round state invitational at the Rio Hondo Golf Club in Downey, Calif., Jadhay placed third in the girls 7 and under group with a final score of six over par, just one stroke behind second place Zoe Kung and 12 strokes shy of the winner, Asterisk Talley.

At the world championships, a three-round tournament this month that was held at the Colina Park Golf Course in San Diego, she took fourth in the field of girls age 6 and younger. Her 10-over performance was just eight strokes off the winning pace.

She played challenging rounds of golf for three straight days of 54-hole stroke play and displayed incredible perseverance under the guidance of daddy caddy (Amit Jadhav), her mother, Smeeta Jadhav said.

Jadhav, who trains at the Oak Creek golf course in Irvine daily, is preparing to enter first grade this fall. In order to meet the demands of Karina’s golf training, her mom has quit her job, getting her daughter a golf simulator to use at home to train when she can’t be on the course.

Jadhay already possesses a drive that travels greater than 130 yards, showcased when she took home second-place honors in the driving contest for girls aged 7 to 9. Off the golf course, the youngster enjoys swimming, gymnastics, dancing, piano and art.

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4 Indian Americans die, 2 missing in Hurricane Ida floods

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TRENTON (Diya TV) — At least four Indian Americans are dead and two missing as the massive floods ravaged New York and New Jersey following Hurricane Ida. Authorities say the victims were swept away by flood waters or drowned. Crews are using boats and drones, hoping to find more survivors.

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In a historic moment, three women took oath as judges on India’s Supreme Court

Justices Hima Kohli, BV Nagarathna and Bela M Trivedi, were among the nine new appointees to the highest court of the land. Including these new appointments, the  Supreme Court has had 11 women judges in its history so far.

What a run for India at this year’s Paralympics. The athletes brought home 19 medals, including five gold. The medal count also included eight silver and six bronze.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Modi to visit US in late September to meet Biden

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WASHINGTON DC (Diya TV) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make his first U.S. visit since President Joe Biden took office. Modi is expected to travel to Washington DC and New York in the last week of September, according to top government officials. Modi and Biden have already met virtually on at least three occasions. Most recently at the G-7 summit this past June.

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal of Washington is getting personal in her fight against the new Texas abortion law, which would ban terminating a pregnancy as early as 6 weeks.  The Indian American politician took to twitter to say getting an abortion years ago was not an easy choice, but it was her own choice. Jayapal says preserving this right is important for every woman across the US.

Mia Bonta is declaring victory in her California state Assembly race. She faced off against Indian American Democrat Janani Ramachandran in the District 18 special election.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Census: Indian American population tops 4 million

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SPRINGFIELD, IL (Diya TV) — Illinois Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi is touting the achievements of Indian Americans and their influence after the latest census data showing tremendous growth in the community. There are now more than four million Indian Americans and they’re considered one of the fastest growing ethnic groups.  Krishnamurthi says this is just the beginning and expects the community to contribute even more to the fabric of America.  

Pakistan National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf is trying to walk back his controversial statements he allegedly made to a  British newspaper. The Sunday Times says he warned that the West risks a second 9/11 situation if it doesn’t “immediately recognize” the Taliban. The newspaper is standing by its reporting and says the entire interview was recorded.

A white man accused of running over a Sikh man outside a Colorado liquor store with his car is being charged with a hate crime.  Witnesses say Eric Breemen nearly killed Lakhwant Singh after a dispute. The Sikh Coalition advocacy group mobilized the community and helped push for the hate crime charges. 

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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