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Diane Gujarati nominated to federal bench by President Obama

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama nominated Diane Gujarati to serve on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

“I am pleased to nominate Diane Gujarati to serve on the United States District Court bench,” said President Obama. “I am confident she will serve the American people with distinction.”

Diane Gujarati has been Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York since 2012, she has also served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division since 1999. Prior to her tenure as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, from 2008 to 2012, she served as Deputy Chief and then Chief of the White Plains Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

From 2006 to 2008, she was Deputy Chief of the Appeals Unit in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.  Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Gujarati was an associate in the New York office of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP from 1996 to 1999.

She began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable John M. Walker, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1995 to 1996.  Gujarati received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1995 and her B.A. summa cum laude from Barnard College of Columbia University in 1990.

“We applaud the Obama Administration’s consistent effort to promote the diversity of our judiciary by nominating the exceedingly qualified Diane Gujarati,” South Asian Bar Association president Vichal Kumar said after the announcement. “We are pleased that another deserving South Asian has been recognized and we urge the Senate to quickly confirm her nomination.”

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4 Indian Americans die, 2 missing in Hurricane Ida floods

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TRENTON (Diya TV) — At least four Indian Americans are dead and two missing as the massive floods ravaged New York and New Jersey following Hurricane Ida. Authorities say the victims were swept away by flood waters or drowned. Crews are using boats and drones, hoping to find more survivors.

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In a historic moment, three women took oath as judges on India’s Supreme Court

Justices Hima Kohli, BV Nagarathna and Bela M Trivedi, were among the nine new appointees to the highest court of the land. Including these new appointments, the  Supreme Court has had 11 women judges in its history so far.

What a run for India at this year’s Paralympics. The athletes brought home 19 medals, including five gold. The medal count also included eight silver and six bronze.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Modi to visit US in late September to meet Biden

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WASHINGTON DC (Diya TV) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make his first U.S. visit since President Joe Biden took office. Modi is expected to travel to Washington DC and New York in the last week of September, according to top government officials. Modi and Biden have already met virtually on at least three occasions. Most recently at the G-7 summit this past June.

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal of Washington is getting personal in her fight against the new Texas abortion law, which would ban terminating a pregnancy as early as 6 weeks.  The Indian American politician took to twitter to say getting an abortion years ago was not an easy choice, but it was her own choice. Jayapal says preserving this right is important for every woman across the US.

Mia Bonta is declaring victory in her California state Assembly race. She faced off against Indian American Democrat Janani Ramachandran in the District 18 special election.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Census: Indian American population tops 4 million

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SPRINGFIELD, IL (Diya TV) — Illinois Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi is touting the achievements of Indian Americans and their influence after the latest census data showing tremendous growth in the community. There are now more than four million Indian Americans and they’re considered one of the fastest growing ethnic groups.  Krishnamurthi says this is just the beginning and expects the community to contribute even more to the fabric of America.  

Pakistan National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf is trying to walk back his controversial statements he allegedly made to a  British newspaper. The Sunday Times says he warned that the West risks a second 9/11 situation if it doesn’t “immediately recognize” the Taliban. The newspaper is standing by its reporting and says the entire interview was recorded.

A white man accused of running over a Sikh man outside a Colorado liquor store with his car is being charged with a hate crime.  Witnesses say Eric Breemen nearly killed Lakhwant Singh after a dispute. The Sikh Coalition advocacy group mobilized the community and helped push for the hate crime charges. 

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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