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Mary Thomas defeated in Congressional Primary

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Diya TV) — Mary Thomas, a conservative Indian-American congressional hopeful from Florida’s 2nd District, was narrowly defeated in the state’s Aug. 30 primary election.

She finished second in the three-candidate election, just 2.1 percent behind the victor, Neal Dunn. Thomas collected 32,162 votes — or 39.3 percent — to Dunn’s 33,873 votes — or 41.4 percent. Ken Sukhia finished in a distant third with 15,821 votes.

“Mary called and conceded to Dr. Neal Dunn (Aug. 30) and she congratulated him on his victory,” Thomas’ campaign manager Matt Joiner said in a statement. “She thanked her supporters for the hard work they put in. We are never going to stop fighting for conservative causes. That’s all I have to say at this point,” Joiner added.

Thomas, who has already ceased the existence of her campaign website and official Facebook page as of Aug. 31, posted a tweet on the day of the defeat, saying: “Congratulations to our next Congressman Neal Dunn. Together we will work to Make America Great Again. Thank you to my many volunteers.”

Mary Thomas’ defeat could have come as the result of having her campaign sabotaged, according to Senate Conservatives Fund president Ken Cuccinelli. In an email to supporters, Cuccinelli lashed out against the party’s establishment, questioning the wisdom of supporting Neal Dunn, a Florida businessman.

“The GOP establishment loves to talk about how the Republicans need more women and minorities in office to improve the party’s image. But when a young, conservative 38-year-old Indian-American woman seeks office, they move heaven and earth to defeat her,” Cuccinelli wrote.

“If Mary Thomas wins this race, she will be the first Indian-American woman to serve in the United States Congress, but Kevin McCarthy and his allies want to defeat her and elect a liberal, middle-aged white guy. It’s hypocritical and indefensible,” he added.

He further alleged that the “DC establishment doesn’t care about diversity” and that McCarthy and super-PACs linked to House leadership are working to taint Thomas as a liberal.

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Missing Hindu woman found mutilated in Pakistan

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) – The mutilated body of a Hindu woman was found in a field in southeastern Pakistan. Police say 40 year old Daya Bheel was murdered in the latest suspected attack against minorities in the Muslim-majority country. Authorities say they have arrested some suspects but have not determined a motive.

The Khosla family has donated nearly 2 million dollars to the Nudge Institute to help fight poverty. The philanthropists have donated millions of dollars for many other causes.

And disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-fried pleaded not guilty to eight different counts of wire fraud, securities fraud, and conspiracy before a U.S. federal court in the Southern District of New York. U.S. prosecutors allege that under Bankman-Fried’s direction, FTX, once considered one of the largest and most-trusted cryptocurrency exchanges, transferred billions in customer assets to his trading firm, Alameda Research. If convicted of these charges, Bankman-Fried faces up to 115 years in prison.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Christmas crash kills Indian American toddler

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Tragic news out of Nevada. Authorities say an Indian American toddler has died in a devastating Christmas day car crash and his mother is in critical condition fighting for her life. Authorities say the accident happened on a busy Las Vegas boulevard and they were returning home from a trip in California.

Anil Beephan is now the first Indian American Republican ever to be elected to the New York State Assembly in Albany. So far only Indian American Democrats have been elected to the state legislature. Beephan will also become the first minority to represent Dutchess County and at 29 years old, he’s the youngest GOP rep in the state legislature. He’s currently in the tech industry and has also worked as a volunteer firefighter.

Vice President Kamala Harris has named Indian American Rajeev Badyal to a key national advisory group, responsible for strategy and recommendations to improve and maintain space policy. Badyal already works for Amazon, helping launch satellites into orbit. 

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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EXCLUSIVE: Warriors host first-ever Bhangra Night

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) – The Golden State Warriors first-ever Bhangra Night made its debut during the Warriors-Jazz game at the Chase Center in San Francisco. The Warriors say it’s a chance for the team to connect with the Bay Area’s rapidly growing South Asian community and fan base. Only Diya TV was on hand to capture the festivities. This change from the annual Bollywood night was supposed to take place in 2020 but was postponed because of the pandemic.

A federal jury in San Francisco has convicted Sivannarayana Barama of insider trading. Authorities say he used the quarterly financial performance of Palo Alto Networks before that information was released to the public and then traded in that company’s stock while that information was still confidential. Barama worked in IT for several Silicon Valley companies.

U.S. Border Patrol caught more than 4000 Indians illegally crossing the Mexico border in October and November. That’s more than double compared to the same time frame last year. An Indian man recently died climbing a border wall in Texas. The Biden administration is struggling to contain a surge of illegal immigration at the southern border.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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