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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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Trump becomes first U.S. President to be impeached twice

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — The House of Representatives voted 232-197 to impeach President Trump for “incitement of insurrection.” He is the first President to be impeached twice, with 10 Republicans joining Democrats to vote for the removal of the President, whose term ends January 20th. But the Senate will not convene until January 19th to hold a trial for the president.

A full week after the Capitol was stormed by his supporters, President Trump released a video saying he condemned the mob violence that left 5 people dead and threatened the lives of members of Congress. Trump took on a solemn tone and did not address being impeached, nor acknowledge his successor President-Elect Joe Biden.

After months of massive nationwide protests by India’s farmers, the Indian Supreme Court has put three contentious farm laws on hold until further notice. The court said the decision to suspend the laws “may assuage the hurt feelings of the farmers and encourage them to come to the negotiating table with confidence and good faith.” The farmers argue the new laws passed in September would privatize land and undermine their livelihoods by giving more power to corporations.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Impeachment moves ahead despite limited GOP support

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Democrats in the House are moving ahead with the second impeachment of President Trump over accusations Trump incited supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol. Despite tepid Republican support, the vote will be held Wednesday. Vice President Pence said he would not invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump before his final day in office January 20th.

Indian Prime Minister Modi praised the Indian diaspora around the world for all their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Modi says Indians have gone above and beyond with their giving and generosity, especially medical workers on the front lines. He also thanked temples, gurdwaras and other social service agencies for being there for everyone without discrimination.

India authorized two COVID-19 vaccines for use, putting it’s massive manufacturing capacity in the spotlight.  The Serum Institute of India is the world’s largest manufacturer of vaccines by volume. It will likely provide almost all the vaccines in India and ship to many other places around the world later this year.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Rioters face criminal charges, Capitol Police chief resigns

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Federal investigators are looking to bring criminal charges on everyone involved in the insurrection in the U.S. Capitol and they are also looking at the role President Trump had in inviting his supporters to interrupt the certification of President-Elect Joe Biden’s win. 15 criminal cases have already been filed, including one against one man who brought a military semi-automatic rifle and 11 Molotov cocktails. Capitol Police are also under fire for how the building was breached in the first place, leading to the resignation of their police chief. The House & Senate Sergeant at Arms are also being replaced.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are leading the calls for the 25th Amendment to be invoked against President Trump. The 25th Amendment states in part the vice president and a majority of the cabinet can decide that the president is “unable to discharge the powers and duties” of the office.

Several White House officials resigned in the aftermath of violence at the Capitol. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced their resignations, the first to leave President Trump’s Cabinet since the attack. Trump’s former chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, top European and Russian official on the National Security Council Ryan Tully and First Lady Melania Trump’s Chief of Staff Stephanie Grisham have also quit.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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