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DNC CEO Amy Dacey resigns amid the Wikileaks controversy

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Democratic National Committee CEO Amy Dacey resigned on Tuesday. | Getty

Democratic National Committee CEO Amy Dacey resigned on Tuesday. | Getty

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — A trio of top Democratic National Committee heads have left their posts in the wake of last week’s dump of hacked emails to WikiLeaks, the organization announced Tuesday.

Democratic National Committee CEO Amy Dacey resigned Tuesday, according to POLITICO. Dacey is the first senior aide to depart in the wake of the emails, however, her resignation follows that of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Communications Director Luis Miranda and Chief Financial Officer Brad Marshall are also departing.

Marshall has been heavily scrutinized after a mass hack of DNC emails revealed he had suggested questioning Sen. Bernie Sanders’ religion during his primary wars with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president.

The departures were announced formally by the DNC Tuesday in a memo from new head Donna Brazile.

Other senior aides are expecting the ax to fall on them as well. Brazile also announced a plan for a transition team to prepare for the general election and for a new, permanent DNC chair.

“Tom McMahon, who served as Executive Director under then-Chair Howard Dean, and who led the party’s efforts to develop and operationalize the 50-State Strategy, will lead the transition team,” she wrote.

Brazile, who took over for Wasserman Schultz as interim chair, has been in the office since Monday, charged with the process of rebuilding the organization. Press operations have been largely outsourced to the firm SKDKnickerbocker, longtime consultants for the DNC, according to Democratic officials inside and outside the building.

Dacey’s relationship with Wasserman Schultz had soured long before the emails were revealed, according to POLITICO’s report. It said the chairwoman had cut Dacey out of significant decisions, which led to more turmoil and confusion internally. Regardless, Dacey’s departure now calls into question how day-to-day operations at the DNC will function between now and November’s general election.

Meanwhile, Clinton’s campaign is heavily involved in the committee takeover, POLITICO reports. The nominee’s office moved the entire research department to her Brooklyn headquarters last month, and consolidated all rapid response responsibilities to New York as well. Former SEIU official Brandon Davis has been installed as Clinton’s top official at the DNC.

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Nikki Haley wont run, if Trump runs in 2024

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If Trump Runs In 2024, Haley Says She Will Not | Diya TV News

SOUTH CAROLINA (Diya TV) — Former US Ambassador to the United Nations and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley says she will not make a run for the White House in 2024. But that’s only if Donald Trump decides to enter the Presidential race. Haley continues to be mentioned as a potential candidate for the Oval Office, but the Indian American’s public comments are being interpreted as an early endorsement for former President if Trump chooses to run again.

And more positive news for India’s economy. The International Monetary Fund says it’s projecting a 12 and half percent growth rate for the South Asian nation in 2021. That’s even stronger than what’s expected for China and America’s economy this year.

India is going through a historic tech boom for unicorn start ups. These are the companies valued at more than a billion dollars. In a span of four days, the country saw 6 tech unicorns emerge onto the scene. Startups like Groww, Gutshup, API Holdings, Mohalla Tech, Meesho, and Cred all reached valuations of a billion dollars or more. And that’s attracting some of the world’s largest investors like Softbank and Tiger Global.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Indian American couple dead in apparent murder-suicide

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Indian American Couple Dead In Apparent Murder-suicide | Diya TV News

 North Arlington, NEW JERSEY (Diya TV) — Authorities in New Jersey are investigating a possible murder-suicide, saying Balaji Rudrawar stabbed his wife Aarti to death. Both were found dead in their home with multiple stab wounds. Their young daughter was found unharmed inside. The motive remains unclear. The man’s father told an India-based media outlet his daughter in law was 7 months pregnant.

In Indian waters, a US war ship sailed through India’s Exclusive Economic Zone without asking for permission, a violation of that country’s law. Both countries remain partners in the region. Sources with the Indian Navy say the move was more about sending a message to China.

As Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry wraps up his India trip,  he’s taking to social media and personally thanking some of the leaders of that region including Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and now Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen of Bangladesh, saying all the countries involved are committed to address global warming and climate change. Kerry is raising awareness about this issue heading into a climate conference with world leaders later this month. 

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Muslim advocates sue Facebook over not removing anti-Muslim hate speech

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MENLO PARK, Calif. (Diya TV) — Frustrated with what it sees as a lack of progress, a group called Muslim advocates, along with law firm Gupta Wessler, is suing Facebook, claiming the social media giant does not consistently remove all hate speech, especially language that targets followers of Islam.  The group is calling out top executives like Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, demanding the social network start taking anti-Muslim activity more seriously. A Facebook spokesperson says it regularly uses artificial intelligence to remove posts that violate its policies.

“Hugs are back.” That’s what US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is saying after seeing an increase in Covid-19 vaccinations all across the nation. Murthy says more and more Americans are becoming comfortable getting vaccinated. And by April 19th, all adults will be eligible for the vaccine. The Indian American doctor says this trend is encouraging, but also says there is still lots of work that needs to be done about battling disinformation.

And a big blow to Indian filmmakers.  The Federal government is cutting the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal, which allowed filmmakers to appeal decisions made by the censors, which has the power and authority to ban certain movies for inappropriate content.  Instead, they will now have to go to lawyer up and go straight to court and fight if they disagree.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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