Connect with us

News

AAPI Victory Fund launches anti-Donald Trump Campaign in Virginia

Published

on

Protestors block entrance to one of Donald Trump's buildings in New York City.

Protestors block entrance to one of Donald Trump’s buildings in New York City.

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — The Asian-American and Pacific Islander Victory Fund have launched a campaign against the candidacy of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in the state of Virginia, alleging that the billionaire real estate mogul continues to make fear-mongering comments against the American Muslim community.

While kicking off its campaign by releasing its first web ad, “Rejecting Hate,” which it said is targeted at voters in Virginia, the Asian-American and Pacific Islanders Victory Fund labeled the 70-year-old Trump as a candidate whose platform is “steeped in bigotry.”

Virginia has emerged as a swing state, and is now heavily leaning towards Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton — whom the AAPI endorsed during primary season.

“Donald Trump has consistently chosen to divide our country with hateful demagoguery that fuels anti-Muslim sentiments across the country,” said Dilawar Syed, AAPI Victory Fund co-founder and vice chair.

“We must fight back against a candidate whose platform is steeped in bigotry and who believes that attacking a diverse and engaged American community will somehow give him the path to the White House. We won’t stand for it, and we won’t let it happen,” he said.

Earlier, during the DNC Shekhar Narasimhan spoke to Diya TV at length and explained the importance of the AAPI vote in this election. “President Obama won our state by a margin of three percent in 2012, a state where Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders represent six percent of the population,” said Shekar Narasimhan, AAPI Victory Fund chair.

“As a Virginia resident and voter, I believe our community can be the margin of victory this November. We can affect this election through outreach and mobilizing voters throughout Virginia,” he said.

Launched in January 2016, the AAPI Victory Fund is the first super political action committee of its kind. It is now mobilizing AAPI voters in key battleground states where growing AAPI populations could be the margin of victory.

With a population of more than 21 million and representing six percent of the country’s population, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fastest-growing and most diverse minority groups in America.

News

Missing Hindu woman found mutilated in Pakistan

Published

on

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.

Continue Reading

News

Christmas crash kills Indian American toddler

Published

on

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.

Continue Reading

News

EXCLUSIVE: Warriors host first-ever Bhangra Night

Published

on

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.

Continue Reading

Trending

Diya TV , Inc. © 2017 All Rights Reserved