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India’s medal count in Rio set to grow higher

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PV Sindhu ensured India will collect at least one more medal at the Rio Games.

PV Sindhu ensured India will collect at least one more medal at the Rio Games.

RIO DE JANEIRO (Diya TV) — India women’s badminton player PV Sindhu made history Wednesday at the Rio Games, ensuring her country will walk away from the tournament with at least one more Olympic medal after she defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-19, 21-10 to advance to the final.

Using her height and unmatched serving power, Sindhu quickly jumped out to a 3-1 lead during the first game. Okuhara’s strongest efforts to stay in the matched were bested as Sindhu maintained her advantage, a pair of unforced errors reduced her margin to 15-13, however, her unparalleled dedication and discipline saw the first game end a score of 21-19.

The beginning of the second game was nearly a carbon copy of the first —Okuhara managed to pull the score level at 9-9 after Sindhu raced out to another early lead. With the score tied, Okuhara committed a series of errors, and fueled by her poor net judgement, Sindhu seized victory with an 11-point rally. She won the second game 21-11.

Speaking after the match, Sindhu said she’s focused on only one thing: Gold.

“‘I didn’t take it easy at any point. I feel she played a good game, there were many rallies. The final will be my biggest match. Marin is a tough opponent and I will give my best.”

Five-time Olympian Abhinav Bindra watched the game closely, and made a request to Sindhu after her victory via Twitter.

Bindra remains the only Indian athlete to have ever won an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games.

With her victory, Sindhu became the first Indian female badminton player to enter the final of a ladies singles event in the Olympics. She will square off against Spain’s Carolina Marin, who is currently ranked No. 1 in the world.

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Biden & Trump hold separate town halls on debate night

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV)  — It was supposed to be debate night, a second battle between former Vice President Biden and President Trump. But after the President’s COViD-19 diagnosis, an in person battle wasn’t in the cards. The President did not want to do a virtual debate, so both men held separate town halls at the exact same time to try and win over voters with less than three weeks before the election and millions of people already casting their ballots early.

Many of the biggest Desi names in entertainment got together for a virtual ‘South Asian Block Party’ to support the Biden-Harris campaign. In just a couple hours, $250,000 was raised, with a number of the prominent figures sharing their personal stories on why they are supporting the Biden ticket.

Pakistan’s government has banned TikTok, citing complaints alleging the popular video app carried immoral and indecent content.

Simran Sethi, ABC TV’s Executive Vice President of Development and Content Strategy, is putting in place a new set of inclusion standards to ensure the television network accurately reflects society.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Indian American professor missing near Mt. Rainier

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Sam Dubal, an Indian American anthropology professor at the University of Washington, has been missing for days, according to his sister, UC Hastings law professor Veena Dubal. Sam is said to have gone on an overnight hike and backpacking trip near Mount Rainier in Washington state. Park rangers have found his car, but there is still no sign of him. If you hear about his whereabouts, you are asked to call 360-569-6684.

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Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee began a week of confirmation hearings for US Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Judge Barrett praised the legacies of Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia. Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham set the agenda and defended his decision to move Barrett’s nomination forward. Barrett could become the first justice placed on the court right before a Presidential election.

Actress Mindy Kaling took the occasion of being on the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to announce she just gave birth to a baby boy named Spencer in September. It’s the second child for Kaling, who told Colbert her daughter Katherine reconnected her to Hinduism after her birth.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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President Trump & First Lady contract COVID-19

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV)  — The world’s attention is focused on the health of President Trump and the first lady after they disclosed they both have the coronavirus. The President is 74 years old and is considered in a high risk category. White House spokespeople say the President was flown to Walter Reed Medical Center for observation and will be there for a few days out of “an abundance of caution.” Sources close to the situation say the President is experiencing a low-grade fever and that he took an experimental drug cocktail to boost his immune system. The First Lady, Melania Trump, remains at the White House. Trump confidants Hope Hicks, Kellyanne Conway and Bill Stepien also contracted the virus.

Well wishes for the President are coming in from around the globe, with one of the first messages of support coming from Indian Prime Minister Modi.

There are tributes around the U.S. to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 151st birth anniversary. Political leaders sent their well wishes and there was a ceremony at the Indian Embassy in Washington to commemorate the occasion.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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