Connect with us

News

Pramila Jayapal: Donald Trump seeks to ‘prey on the fears of ordinary Americans’

Published

on

pj-home-hero-060816

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Pramila Jayapal, a U.S. Representative-elect and the first Indian-American woman to be elected in the House of Representatives, released a statement Friday on the appointments of Jeff Sessions and Steve Bannon by President-elect Donald Trump.

Bannon previously oversaw a website “that publishes views that are clearly racist and reflect calls for a white supremacist agenda that have absolutely no place in our country,” the statement said.

“I denounce President-elect Trump’s appointment of Steve Bannon, and call on him to revoke this appointment,” Jayapal continued.

Immediately following Trump’s election, there have been more than 300 hate crimes reported across the U.S., she said. “By selecting Steve Bannon as chief strategist and now Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, Trump has made it clear that he will continue to prey on the fears of ordinary Americans instead of uniting us as a country, ‘indivisible, with liberty and justice for all’,” the statement added.

Jayapal called Sessions’ leadership abilities into question by citing the fact he was denied appointment for a federal judgeship by the Senate Judiciary Committee, which, at the time, was under the control of his fellow Republicans. Himself once the chairman of the committee, Sessions has opposed immigration reform as well as essential bipartisan proposals to reform the criminal justice system, Jayapal said.

“Appointing him as Attorney General would send a terrifying message to people across the country about the next Administration’s commitment to civil rights, criminal justice reform and constitutional rights,” she added in the statement.

“If Trump intends to be a President for all of the U.S., he must abandon the divisive rhetoric of his campaign and choose appointees who will uphold our constitutional values and the core ideas of inclusion and diversity. If he does not do so, I intend to be ready to stand and fight every step of the way and to build the movement that can stop these disastrous rollbacks to decades of progress,” she said.

News

FTX’s Nishad Singh got $543 million loan

Published

on

More fallout from the FTX cryptocurrency platform collapse. Court documents show its affiliate Alameda Research loaned executives like Sam Bankman Fried $1 billion and more than $500 million to Indian American Nishad Singh, FTX’s top engineer. FTX’s interim CEO says never in his career has he seen such complete failure of corporate controls and a complete absence of trustworthy financial information. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after it was unable to come up with customer funds.

Elizabeth Holmes was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison after her conviction in January for defrauding investors while running the failed blood testing start up Theranos.In her trial, Holmes alleged she was in the midst of a decade-long abusive relationship with her then-boyfriend and Theranos COO Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani. The Indian American was also found guilty for his role in this fraud and will be sentenced later.

Starting next month, India will assume the G20 presidency for a year and chair more than 200 meetings, leading the way for global economic growth. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his country’s leadership here will be inclusive, ambitious, and decisive.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

Continue Reading

News

Arvind Venkat & Tarik Khan win Pennsylvania State seats

Published

on

WASHINGTON D.C. (Diya TV) – Looking back at the midterm elections, Arvind Venkat and Tarik Khan made history as the first South Asian Americans elected to the Pennsylvania State Legislature. Advocacy group Indian American Impact played a major role on the ground, saying it trained and mobilized 200 volunteers to go door-to-door, to engage voters and provide info they needed to elect new leadership.

After 35 years, the Nancy Pelosi era is officially coming to an end. The speaker from San Francisco announced she’s bowing out of leadership, but will retain her House seat. The midterms cost Pelosi’s Democratic party the House and effectively ended her speakership.

Two former Indian American executives at Meta Platforms will launch a new non fungible token start up for creators. Kirthiga Reddy and Saurabh Doshi have raised more than $8 million for their new company called Virtualness. But they are facing headwinds as the FTX cryptocurrency exchange collapse is putting pressure on the entire industry.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

Continue Reading

News

Meet FTX insider Nishad Singh

Published

on

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) – The controversy around failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX continues to captivate the world. Part of the scrutiny is now on the people involved, including Indian American Nishad Singh. According to new reports, this techie was part of FTX’s inner circle, which lived together and ran the cryptocurrency empire from the Bahamas. The software engineer was also reportedly aware that FTX secretly transferred customer funds worth billions of dollars to its sister firm Alameda Research. Currently, no one is facing any criminal charges. Diya TV featured Singh more than a decade ago for running ultra marathons as a 17 year old getting ready for college. 

Former President Donald Trump has officially announced he is running for president in 2024, marking his third bid for the White House. Trump had been hinting at this announcement for months, as the embattled former president faces multiple criminal and civil litigations and as his party is grappling with a worse than expected showing in the midterm elections. 

At the G20 Summit in Bali, world leaders including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Joe Biden are coming together to condemn the rising threat of nuclear weapons as Russia’s war against Ukraine continues to raise tension and anxiety around the world.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

Continue Reading

Trending

Diya TV , Inc. © 2017 All Rights Reserved