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Narendra Modi ranked 9th in Forbes World’s Most Powerful People List

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — India Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ranked No. 9 among the world’s most powerful people, according to Forbes, where Russian President Vladimir Putin was ranked No. 1 for the fourth consecutive year.

It was the eighth annual ranking of the world’s 74 most power people from Forbes. The only other Indians to make it to the list were Reliance Industries chairman and Managing Director, Mukesh Ambani, ranked 38, and Microsoft’s chief executive Satya Nadella, who was ranked No. 51.

“Modi has raised his profile as a global leader in recent years during official visits with Barack Obama and Xi Jinping. He has also emerged as a key figure in the international effort to tackle climate change, as planetary warming will deeply affect millions of his country’s rural and most vulnerable citizens,” Forbes said.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump fell in at No. 2, a dramatic improvement from his 2015 standing of No. 72, the first time he appeared on the list. The leap is the most unprecedented the list has ever seen, Forbes said.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is ranked third, followed by Chinese politician Xi Jinping; while Pope Francis, current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, takes the current position.

The list also has Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Barack Obama, Apple CEO Tim Cook, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Among the new entries on the list are US vice-president-elect Mike Pence, Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman, Saudi Arabia Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The list is curated using several different metrics — the number of people over whom a person has power, their financial resources, whether they have influence in more than one sphere, and how they use their power to change the world.

“There are nearly 7.4 billion humans on planet Earth, but these 74 men and women make the world turn. Forbes’ annual ranking of the World’s Most Powerful People identifies one person out of every 100 million whose actions mean the most,” Forbes 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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