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Bobby Jindal on Trump: ‘He’s better than Hillary’

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Bobby Jindal said Trump is ‘better than Hillary’ Clinton, if nothing else.

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who was once one of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s most vocal opponents, stood by his comments during a speech in Long Island this month, but reiterated that he’d vote for Trump anyway because, “he’s better than Hillary” Clinton.

Making an appearance at a Hofstra University forum as part of the college’s lead-in to hosting the first presidential debate on Sept. 26, Jindal was asked if he’d changed his views on Trump since last year, when he called him a “madman” and “unstable narcissist.”

“I don’t usually use that kind of language about anyone, in public or private life, but I felt that strongly about it,” Jindal said. “My views haven’t changed overnight. I didn’t wake up today to tell you that I think Donald Trump’s the best thing since sliced bread. I’m not here to tell you that I think he’s a conservative reformer. I’m not here to tell you that I know what all of his positions and policies are.

“I do think that he’s better than Hillary,” Jindal continued, referring to Trump’s Democratic opponent.

The student who had asked him the question had said he was an undecided voter between Clinton and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate. But though Jindal said he believed Johnson should have a chance to debate at Hofstra, he said he saw the election as a “binary choice.”

While explaining the logic for his choice, Jindal adopted the same rhetoric several high-profile national Republican figures have said in recent months as they weighed concerns about their party’s nominee with the prospect of a Clinton presidency. Trump, said Jindal, was more likely to nominate conservative Supreme Court justices, repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act and be stronger on national security.

However, he continued, “I’d much rather be voting for somebody. That’s a much better position to be in. I always tell people it’s much better to not have to go vote against somebody.

“I think there’s going to be millions of voters this year very unhappy with their choices,” Jindal said.

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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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