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Ami Bera declared winner in his bid for reelection

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Rep. Ami Bera will keep his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives after a narrow victory over Republican challenger and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones in California’s 7th District.

When the Associated Press called the race Friday afternoon, more than a full week after Election Day, Bera held a lead over Jones of just 6,000 votes, or less than three percentage points.

The win for Bera ends a contentious campaign for both candidates, both of whom were plagued by scandal in the days leading up to the election.

Bera faced intense scrutiny after his father pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally funneling money into his 2010 and 2012 congressional campaigns. In August, a federal judge sentenced the elder Bera to one year and one day in prison for his crimes. The congressman has said he didn’t know about his father’s illegal behavior and in May the U.S. attorney’s office said it found no evidence he was involved.

Over the summer, allegations arose that Jones had sexually harassed a subordinate at the Sheriff’s Department. In a court deposition, a female deputy working for Jones said he made multiple unwanted sexual advances to her more than a decade ago, the Sacramento Bee reported in July. Jones has denied the allegations.

During his campaign, Bera used the allegations and Jones’ tough stance on illegal immigration to compare his opponent to Donald Trump, who has faced claims of sexual harassment from multiple women.

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Eight South Asian candidates run for San Ramon office

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SAN RAMON, California (Diya TV) — We’ll introduce you to the eight candidates of South Asian descent running for San Ramon’s mayor and city council this year. Located in California’s East Bay and renowned for great public schools, San Ramon has seen an explosion in its Indian American population over the last decade. Now community members want to give back and help the city map out its future.

President Trump flew to California to meet with Governor Gavin Newsom and other state officials to discuss the wildfires that have engulfed the state for weeks. Newsom and his team of scientists made it a point to tell Trump climate change is “exacerbating” the wildfires. Toxic air lingers on from California to Washington and new projections indicate the smoke will spread from the Northwest and head to the Midwest.

President Trump announced Indian American Judge Amul Thapar is on shortlist to be named to the Supreme Court if a vacancy happens during his term, joining the likes of Senators Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley and Tom Cotton.

Silicon Valley venture capital fund Sequoia Capital has invested in the most Indian startups that have become unicorns. Sequoia’s Indian arm has invested in eight unicorns, including Byju’s and Unacademy. SoftBank and Steadview Capital are second with seven unicorns each.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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India and China agree on 5-point plan to deescalate

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NEW DELHI (Diya TV) — During a lengthy meeting in Moscow between Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, India and China agreed on a five-point plan to disengage along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), where Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in a nearly five month standoff. The five-point plan is at the direction of Prime Minister Modi and President Jinping to “not allow differences to become disputes.”

As America commemorates the 19th anniversary of 9/11, there was some bipartisanship on display in New York when Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden and Vice President Mike Pence bumped elbows and spoke briefly ahead of a 9/11 memorial ceremony at the site of the World Trade Center attacks.

As wildfires rage on, toxic air stretched from Washington State to California. Local officials encouraged millions to stay at home to avoid breathing in ash falling from the sky and the poor air quality is likely to continue through the weekend.

Bela Bajaria has been named Netflix’s Head of Global TV, a newly created position for the former network TV executive.

The Memphis Grizzlies announced Sonia Raman will join their team as an assistant coach. She spent the last 12 years as the women’s head coach at MIT and will be the first ever Indian-American to coach in the NBA.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Community rallies behind widow of slain Mississippi hotelier

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CLEVELAND, Mississippi (Diya TV) — Last month in Cleveland, Mississippi, hotel owner Yogesh Patel was beaten to death by a guest he had evicted. Police arrested Kentarrus Williams in connection with Patel’s death. But his demise has left his widow, Sonam, in a challenging spot, trying to manage her grief and a hotel in an area she has no family. Now, community members have set up a GoFundMe page and a Facebook page dedicated to raising $60,000 for Sonam and they are halfway to their goal.

The 2020 fire season is setting records — and the numbers are hard to digest. In California, 3 million acres and counting have burned, featuring 6 of the top 20 largest wildfires in state history. At least eight people in California, Oregon and Washington have died from the latest wildfires and Oregon’s governor believes the death and destruction toll will just get worse.

The United States Senate voted unanimously to confirm Diane Gujarati as the newest district judge in the Eastern District of New York. Gujarati is now the first Article III judge of South Asian descent in the state of New York.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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